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Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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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2016 Chevrolet Equinox brakes problems

brakes problem

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2016 Chevrolet Equinox Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 232017


  • miles


Backing down a steep driveway with my foot on the brake working fine the first several seconds then the brake pedal went down to the floor and car rolled across a busy street jumping the curb and hitting a telephone pole and fence. No person or vehicle nor my vehicle was hit fortunately. A police report was filed. The rental company brought me a newer Equinox and the day after while backing out of parking space in hotel garage applying brakes the brake went to floor hitting wall as I put gear to neutral and then into park but it had already hit the wall.

- Hinesville, GA, USA

problem #1

Oct 012016


  • 15,000 miles
On October 1, my mother (passenger) and I were involved in a roll back accident at my apartment complex. I put the vehicle in park and exited the vehicle. I remained outside of the vehicle for 1-2 minutes. I returned to the driver's side, opened the door, and proceeded to enter the cabin. Upon opening the driver's door, the vehicle began to roll back, even though the car was in park. I was caught between the vehicle door, with half of my body/extremities (the right side) in the cabin, and my left extremities outside of the vehicle. I was dragged 10-15 feet. My mother was in the front passenger seat with her with safety belt. The vehicle hit an embankment (with a 6-7 foot drop) that leads to a gazebo that covers our mailing center. The rear of the vehicle crashed into the wooden fencing and the roof and columns of the gazebo. The front end was stuck in the embankment; the rear end crashed into the roof, but was suspended above a 6-7 foot drop. Police and firemen assessed the situation, and suspected that the incident may have happened as a result of a malfunctioning transmission and/or break system. No fault was determined in the incident.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

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