hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,483 miles

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problem #6

Dec 032018


  • 83 miles
The steering pump has gone out, and the flashing engine light just came on. The car is misfiring. There needs to be a recall on this model and year. More people are having these same issues!

- Kennewick, WA, USA

problem #5

Aug 282017


  • 81,040 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Equinox. While the vehicle was parked, fuel leaked down from the top of the fuel tank without warning. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The approximate failure mileage was 81,040.

- Trenton, OH, USA

problem #4

Dec 012016


  • 145,000 miles
Fuel line of vehicle is leaking fuel somewhere near the fuel pump or fuel tank. Fuel will drip from under the vehicle and accumulate. Vehicle constantly smells of fuel and takes a long time to start as a result of the fuel line having no initial pressure. Constant fuel leak poses a danger to our home and other vehicles on the road not to mention our personal safety.

- Harriman, TN, USA

problem #3

Oct 262015


  • 67,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Equinox. After refueling the vehicle, the odor of fuel was present inside and outside the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the fuel pump was leaking fuel and would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 67,000.

- Buxton, ME, USA

problem #2

May 282014


  • miles
Went to get gasoline put $40 in tank started up car the engine light came on and the fuel gauge showed empty (did not move) went directly to my mechanic he checked it out and stated it was a fuel sensor in the fuel tank.....cost for this is at least $400 or more to fix my engine light remains on and I have to check my mileage right now to make sure I fill up with gas since the gage no longer works I can not afford this to happen this car is a 2009 I take very good care of it and did not expect such an expense so soon!!!!! is there any type of recall on this problem on the 2009 Chevrolet Equinox still paying on this and I am not very happy right now!!! please let me know if there is anything to correct this problem other than taking this out of my pocket thank you

- St Louis, MO, USA

problem #1

Sep 012012


  • 93,774 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated that the vehicle emitted a strong fuel odor. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnose that the fuel pump was leaking fuel due to defective material. The manufacturer advised that the vehicle was no included in NHTSA campaign id number: 12V459000 (fuel system, gasoline: Delivery: Fuel pump). The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 93,774.

- Las Cruses , MD, USA