fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
50 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most common solutions:

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problem #1

Jul 182018

Equinox LX 1.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50 miles

Brakes on the 2018 Equinox are too sensitive, when applied they cause occupants to lunge forward.We thought they would wear in but after several thousands of miles they are still the same.

We talked to dealership, McDaniels and Service Manager about this but they said it's like the other Equinox. Called GM customer care and Corporate office but they didn't care to follow up.Technician said yes they have to be careful driving them when servicing because of brakes.

There is no freeplay and they aggressively engage with the very slightest touch. It is not good to touch brakes to disengage the cruise control because it jerks the car immediately. It seems there is a manufacturing standard for brakes.but the dealership and GM ignore any question and cannot provide technical detail or whether if it is within standard or not.

It seems petty to complain about brakes working "too good" but it really is a problem and hurts my wife's neck when braking. If you only drive the Equinox you could get used to it and adjust. The problem is we have a couple other GM vehicles and in the others there is freeplay on the brake pedal and the brakes do not grab immediately like the Equinox. Even my C6 Corvette and a newer Silverado whose brakes work well but they never grab with the slightest touch.. Switching between vehicles causes a safety problem. When going to the Equinox it is easy to cause severe lunging. The bigger problem is going to another vehicle where you then you try to lightly touch the brakes and nothing happens, this delay could cause an accident.

It seems there should be a standard for brakes and this could cause an accident. This is an important issue and I don't see why GM is ignoring it..

- Rob M., Richwood, OH, US