really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,341 miles

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problem #3

Mar 112014

Equinox 6-cyl

  • 61,000 miles
I had passed out while driving to work due to low blood sugar. The front of my vehicle crashed into a structure at approximately 55/60 mph. None of my airbags ever deployed. I was transported to the hospital.

- Bonner Springs, KS, USA

problem #2

May 032010

Equinox 6-cyl

  • 13,000 miles
Periodically with an adult in the passenger seat the right airbag "off" light will illuminate. The passenger can move and bounce around on the seat without turning the light to "on". this problem has been reported to the dealership on several occasions and each time they have found no problem. The last time was May 25, 2012 after I had taken the auto by the dealership while the "off" light was on and there was an adult in the passenger seat. The "off" light was confirmed by the service manager, but the technicians found no problem with the system. The only suggestion received was a *.pdf document from GM describing what to do when this occurs as follows: 1. turn vehicle off 2. remove any additional material from the seat..... 3. place the seatback in the fully upright position 4. have the person sit upright in the seat, centered on the seat cushion, with legs comfortably extended 5. restart the vehicle and have the person remain in this position for two or three minutes after the on indicator is lit. Not only are the preceding instruction enormous and difficult to perform when in a normal driving scenario, it would seem that the necessity of performing these reset operations indicates a system fault that needs to be resolved, particularly if the air bag is indeed off when the indicator says it is "off". also, the very fact that GM has deemed it necessary to issue these instructions indicate that the problem is known by GM. That being the case it is a safety hazard that needs to be fixed.

- Richmond, TX, USA

problem #1

Feb 212011

Equinox 6-cyl

  • 15,000 miles
Two months after repair of vehicle, granddaughter reported that car veered to right and she could not control the car. She hit a pole and the car suffered severe damage and none of the air bags deployed. She suffered a concussion and bruises. Pictures of interior and exterior are available.

- Anaheim, CA, USA