really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 2
Average Mileage:
84,855 miles

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problem #307

Sep 042020


  • 139,165 miles
Catalytic converter issue, high pressure fuel pump, car shakes, balking while on idle or stop on red light, heavy chain rolling noise. Spent more than $3K so far but still comes with different problems every now and then. Engine light is always on and bunch of different codes show up while checking. Cruise control doesn¿T work. Wiper blades don¿T clear properly. Problem list can go on and on. Car shuts off by itself and it happened so many times. Engine power was reduced by itself and couldn¿T go more than 20 miles/hour on a highway with family inside the car.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #306

Jun 132020


  • 135,000 miles
My vehicle is dying when stopping and running rough when cold started. It jerks and turns off at a stop, but turns on immediately after. It used to occasionally happen, now it's every time I stop.

- Wood Dale, IL, USA

problem #305

Jul 132020


  • 98,870 miles
My 2011 Chevy Equinox ran out of oil in between regular oil changes due to the oil consumption issue with the incorrect sized piston rings. This escalated quickly and destroyed my timing chain which destroyed my engine.

- Goshen, IN, USA

problem #304

May 202018


  • miles
I have to continuously put quarts of oil in to make sure it doesn¿T run dry. It's been a constant issue with mechanics I¿ve taken it to at the dealership saying they¿ve seen every Equinox they worked on have a problem with the engines burning through oil.

- Terre Haute, IN, USA

problem #303

Jun 012020


  • 84,000 miles
My Equinox suffers from the oil consumption defect which causes the vehicle to consume oil at an usually high rate. Although several features of the vehicles¿ engines contribute to the oil consumption defect, the primary cause is faulty piston rings. This is a common problem with these vehicles and their was even a lawsuit that was recently settled. I however do not qualify for the free repair because I purchased the vehicle later May 16, 2019. I believe this problem should be a recall since GM is aware of the faulty engineering that went into the manufacturing of this vehicle.

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #302

May 132020


  • miles
It keeps cutting off and the oil keeps going empty some say recall 11195A mite be the promblem but I dont know jus got the car and when I start it up the peddle gets stuck and starts rite back up in motion and soon as you back up and soon as you turn out it cuts off on the high way and on city street and turing

- Riverrouge, MI, USA

problem #301

Sep 152019


  • miles
Oil consumption high, metal particles in oil, cv axel joint bad

- Menifee, CA, USA

problem #300

Apr 072020


  • 156,000 miles
This car is internally burning excessive amounts of oil in between oil changes. I have no external oil leaks. I am added at minimum 5 quarts between oil changes, other parts are begining to foul because of this issues, the oil light does not even come on to let me know if it low on oil. I am a windowed woman and this is not right. This needs to be fixed. I do what I am suppose to do and take very good care of this car, however this is out of my control and apparently is a huge issues. Wish I would have known this, I would never have purchased it to begin with. Chevy needs to make this right!

- Etters, PA, USA

problem #299

Aug 012019


  • 125,000 miles
Oil consumption

- Bethany, OK, USA

problem #298

Feb 122020


  • 1,233,240 miles
Burns oil excessively, 1 quart per 10 days. No leaks. Costly repairs, and maintenance

- Livonia, MI, USA

problem #297

Mar 082020


  • 110,000 miles
While driving the car just shut off in middle of road without warning. It would not restart and had to push it off the street as to not get hit.

- East Canton, OH, USA

problem #296

Feb 282020


  • 150,000 miles
It started making a loud noise like a diesel engine and it will just cut off for no reason. I keep up all my maintenance it has low mileage. It was in motion when it cut off and I almost hit an 18 wheeler.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #295

Mar 142018


  • 3,996 miles
I had the oil consumption test done at thomas Chevrolet in media, Pennsylvania due to oil being low. Followed up every 1,000 miles and the oil was always 1/2 qt or more low. On December 3, 2018, I had my oil changed and they said there was no issues with the oil. The mileage was 71,392. I brought it back for an oil changed on March 14, 2019 with the mileage being 73,996, which is only 2,604 miles later. The service advisor told me that my engine was destroyed. The timing chain broke and destroyed my engine! how does an oil consumption issue go from you have and issue with your car burning oil to no there are no issues with oil consumption"??? I could have broken down on a highway with this issue! they told me there was nothing they could do but replace the engine for $8,000 but no guarantees! I couldn¿T afford to pay $8,000 so I had my car towed to my house where it has been sitting ever since. How can gmget away with this" even the generalmanager told me that GM know about this issue and won¿T fix it!

- Ridley Park, PA, USA

problem #294

Nov 122019


  • 140,000 miles
I started having issues after a couple months of buying my vehicle. My RPM would sputter and I would always check my oil and it would be a quart low. This went on for months and I continued to drain money into my vehicle with buying oil. I replaced seals thinking it was a oil leak and it wasn¿T it. My engine finally was just shot so now I¿M out of a car and owe money on it still and don¿T have the money to repair my vehicle. I am very upset with this model of vehicle bc I did research on it and a lot of compliants on this car burning oil. Crazy that no one is doing anything to fix the issue. I guess Chevy is crap now and just want to loose customers. I won¿T be buying a Chevy again and will not recommend

- Unionville, TN, USA

problem #293

Dec 172019


  • 93,000 miles
I was driving home from work on hwy 35 outside of dresser, wi and the car dash lights suddenly lit up and the car made a loud rattle and smelled like burning oil. There was no warning. I was 2 miles from home so I came straight home. We checked the oil and added 3 quarts of oil before taking it aproximately 2 miles to our mechanic. They checked the engine and confirmed the rattle was deep in the motor and the motor had blown. After inspection, they found that a small port in the intake manifold was clogged. This caused a pressure build up and the rear seal to blow. We were also then told they had been seeing a lot of this problem in Chevy Equinox models. We had to replace the motor for a total cost of $5750.51.

- Osceola, WI, USA

problem #292

Dec 292019


  • 115,000 miles
Twice in one year the timing chain guides broke causing motor damage and the car to stall while driving on a major highway almost causing a major accident both times.

- Port Richey, FL, USA

problem #291

Dec 092019


  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Equinox. While driving at low speeds, the brake pedal was applied; however, the vehicle stalled and the check engine warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who stated that the fuel pump, camshaft, and battery needed to be replaced. The local dealer and manufacturer were not contacted. The failure mileage was 80,000. The VIN was not available.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #290

Jul 092019


  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Equinox. Upon purchasing the vehicle, the contact stated that it burned excessive oil without warning. The contact received an unknown recall notice regarding the oil consumption and took the vehicle to joe holland Chevrolet & imports (210 maccorkle ave sw, South charleston, wv 25303). The contact was informed that the vehicle was previously repaired per the recall by the previous owner. Due to the oil failure, the head gasket blew out in the engine. The independent dealer that sold the contact the vehicle agreed to replace the engine for $3,000. After the engine was replaced, the failure continued without warning. The manufacturer was not notified of the failures. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 150,000.

- Dunbar, WV, USA

problem #289

Dec 162019


  • 106,000 miles
Car shuts off on its own, I recently took it to get it diagnosed and didn¿T show anything was wrong with the vehicle. No engine light is on, nothing seems out of the ordinary, just that its starting to shut off on its own out of no where and looses power. I will be at a stop light and I would accelerate but as I accelerate the car shuts off. Also, its happed on the freeway during traffic times, when its heavy in traffic and requires me to stop for a while and then accelerate it either looses power or shuts off.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #288

Nov 262019


  • 125,000 miles
At red light, my car cut out. Wouldn't turn over. Had it towed and my mechanic said it was timing chains, which affected engine. Checked 8 of 16 valves that were bent, along w/8 rocker arms cracked and torn off. $4000 to fix this issue, money I do not have. Mechanic said GM knows about these issues and refuses to do a recall on this issue that has been going on for ten plus years.

- Orland Hills, IL, USA

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