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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,585 miles

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This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2015 Chevrolet Equinox miscellaneous problems

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2015 Chevrolet Equinox Owner Comments

problem #5

Nov 282014


  • 6,000 miles


On 11/28/2014 I was driving South on I-49 to shreveport, la during a light rain. Driving our 2015 Equinox lt at 65 mph in cruise control and eco drive with about 6,000 miles on the vehicle. On level ground with no vehicles in front for miles our fontal crash alert system came on with the warning noise and a strong application of the braking system. It felt as the engine quit and we coasted a short distance to the side of the roadway. I thought we were stranded but upon application of the throttle the engine responded. The speed limit if 70 mph and usually carries many 18 wheelers. Had there been one behind us a serious collision may have occurred. On December 8 2014 we took the vehicle to our local dealer for inspection. They provided another car and inspected ours for a day and a half finding no problems. The reported even a mechanic taking the car to his home that night with no problems. He lives some distance from the dealer. As we picked up our car the service manager was running some records into their computer concerning their inspection. We asked for copies and was advised by the manager they would be sent to us in the mail. As of March 24, 2016 we have not received any response from the dealer or that manager. Upon checking the government files I now find other cases of this situation with the fca.

- Texarkana, AR, USA

problem #4

Feb 152015


  • miles
After driving vehicle for approximately 10 - 30 minutes or more the vehicle emits a toxic type of odor/vapor that polluting inside of the cabin. The air quality in the vehicle needs to be checked while driving. If the weather is cold, there is a delay. It is unclear if there is a specific engine component that is creating the sickening vapor or if the toxicity is from the chemicals used to prevent corrosion/mold on the engine, inside the evaporator case, evaporator, heater core, blowers, & the air duct system. Or the chemicals used to treat the interior upholstery. None the less, the combination of the chemicals is sickening while traveling inside the vehicle with or without the ac or heat on. Initially it was believed this was an isolated situation. In the process of attempted diagnosis; several Chevrolet vehicles have been rented and the exact same problem exist.

- Millington, TN, USA

problem #3

May 192015


  • 4,500 miles
The car was in park & I was sitting in it on the top of my driveway. I was about to open the door when it started to roll backwards while still in park. It started to pick up speed & did not stop until it hit a tree. I was so shocked by what was happening & the fact that I live on the river even though nearly 900 feet away all I could think of was it was going to roll straight in the river. I jumped out of the car & severely injured myself with a concussion, cracked ribs & a broken nose. The car was in park & started to roll while still in park. When it finally came to stop by hitting a tree it was still in park. My mechanic believes it is a problem with the transmission. General Motors sent someone out twice & at this point we are in limbo. The car is not driveable - if we have it repaired my insurance does not feel it is a safe car to drive with out knowing the reason it rolled back. GM has not been helpful or very forthcoming. I have many pictures but was having a problem uploading them. If you need to see them I can mail them if I still can not upload them.

- Dublin, OH, USA

problem #2

Nov 072015


  • 2,000 miles
Traveling with cruise control set to 40 mph on a 2 lane road the collision alert went off, beeping and the brakes were applied hard enough to feel the stutter of the anti lock system. This was the second time, the first time no cruise was being used. I had to apply the brake pedal to gain control again. Car is currently at Chevy dealer being checked. There was no threat or cars in front of me. I am now scared to drive with the safety features turned on.

- Chesaning, MI, USA

problem #1

Jul 302015


  • 427 miles
The instrument panel cluster lens allows for an excessive glare that not only prevents the driver from being able to adequately read the settings of the analog gauges, but is also a nuisance and a distraction allowing the glare from the lens/covers to blind the driver's vision, in addition to the glare that comes from the gear shift lever.

- Dayton, OH, USA

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