hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,097 miles

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problem #10

Jun 062019


  • 125,000 miles
When driving down the road, the dashboard lights go off, the radio goes off and reads 'lost communication with telematics control module'. during this time, the car is still running in motion, the dashboard lights come back on, but the gauges are at 0. the radio turns off completely, the heating/air shuts off, the signal lights don't work, and my headlights start to flicker going on and off. This is very dangerous when driving at night. After minutes, everything comes back on, but likely goes out again. I've started to experience this in every trip to and from. Also, I recently had an oil change and they found metal shavings in the oil. This could eventually clog my motor if not handled properly, and first have to find out what metal pieces are rubbing. Last but not least, my tire pressure monitoring system does not properly read the actual tire pressure. I just don't know where to start.

- Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #9

Apr 052019


  • 87,243 miles
Tire pressure monitor system is reading incorrectly. It's saying my tire pressure is 18 when it is

- Jackson, MO, USA

problem #8

Nov 102018


  • 102,000 miles
The vehicle burns oil and the gas pedal occasionally stops working while driving and the steering wheel locks. I was driving on a street downtown in a city and the gas pedal stopped working in the middle of the street and the steering wheel would not turn. I had to restart the car to get it to work again.

- Rockford, IL, USA

problem #7

Apr 252012


  • miles
I purchased the car in April of 2012 and started experiencing issues with the vehicle within the first 10,000 miles. The car would stall and shut off while in motion either after a short idle while at a stop sign or red light, or even while parking both in drive and reverse. The car will shake aggressively while in motion and lurch forward both while stationary and in motion. The tire pressure could never stay balanced and would constantly inform me of leaking even after replacing the tire multiple times. The windshield wipers randomly shut off while in motion during storms leaving me completely blind. The dealer informed me that there was a recall for the 2013 Equinox windshield wipers but would not extend the recall to my 2012 Equinox with the same issue. The car consumes oil at a faster than normal rate and has required frequent oil changes and filter and has never displayed an engine or oil light to inform me of the issues. The car shuts off while in motion and stationary quite frequently. The car struggled to start one day and after my third attempt finally turned over but only at half power and while attempting to drive back home, the engine collapsed and quit on me. I had the car towed and upon inspection by a Chevrolet dealer and was informed that the engine had completely failed and there was metal pieces in the oil. The car is not working currently as it hasn't been for most of it's life as I continue to make payments on an overpriced piece of metal that can't safely Transport my family.

- Old Saybrook, CT, USA

problem #6

Feb 072018


  • 82,000 miles
I purchased a 2012 GM Equinox on Sept. 6, 2017 Sept 9 my check engine light came on and vehicle was low on oil ' we added oil Sept 13 I had a tire claim due to tires being 'dry rotted' per dealership. Oct 19 car started driving funny, stalling ' stopped in middle of road with my 18 month old son and my 8 year old disabled daughter. Had to call someone to come. When checked vehicle had almost no oil in it again. Oct 29 ' bringing disabled daughter to school when car stalled in middle of road. Checked and there was almost no oil in it. We have had to add oil to vehicle at least once a week since just to make sure I didn't break down taking my daughter to school. We did this every Monday just as preventative maintenance because obviously there was a problem with the motor. Feb 6 ' even after keeping oil in vehicle weekly my car wouldn't start this morning. Checked oil etc. It finally started up later that day and I went to get my step daughters. When we got ready to leave and tried to crank car it made a loud whiny kind of sound and it smelled like wires or something burning. Steering locked up and it wouldn't turn over again and I couldn't remove key from ignition. The vehicle wouldn't crank back. Called someone to come. They checked battery, fuses, etc. I ended up having to leave my car where it was overnight believing it was an ignition problem. Feb 7 ' mechanic was called to check car. Rear main sealed was busted, timing chain had broken and severely damaged entire motor. Entire engine was completely shot and had numerous broken pieces! I was told there was no warranty on this and dealership couldn't do anything about it. I decided to do some research. There are literally hundreds of complaints with details very similar to my own and end results the same as my own.

- St Francisville, LA, USA

problem #5

Dec 192016


  • 33,000 miles
Tire pressure( every week need air pressure),power steering( light on say check), cod#P0010 (ing light on) ing off alone...

- Perth Amboy, NJ, USA

problem #4

Oct 292016


  • 69,758 miles
Tire inflator monitor is still acting up won't keep accurate reading or hold information for longer than a few hours, vehicle is stationary!!!

- Pittsfield, MA, USA

problem #3

Sep 122016


  • miles
Continue issues with the tire sensors and false readings. I have had the vehicle to shop at least 2 X a month for this and still same issue. I see that in 2011 this as an issue with the vehicle, but I my vehicle was built July 2012. Light comes on at 30lbs and everytime there is no issue with any of the tires. I believe that this is an issue that needs address

- Canton, OH, USA

problem #2

May 212014

Equinox 4-cyl

  • 24,000 miles
Driving back from el paso I felt a small vibration 1/4 of the way on a trip back from el paso to phx. The vibration became stronger the farther I went. I checked and the left rear tire was separated. This was the second tire that has separated in a two week period. The previous was replaced by the dealership.

- Phoenix , AZ, USA

problem #1

Aug 142013


  • 27,965 miles
On first visit in August 2012 was told it was a wheel noise and that it would go away.days later noise was back.took it back to dealer service manager rode with me heard noise. Car was kept a day on picking it up was told it was a "moaning noise" and it was due to rubber seal drying and rubbing on metal sleeve right rear hub replaced.noise returned!!!!!car taken back "third time" car kept overnite tech did not hear noise again service manager rode with me did not hear noise was told to bring it back if noise occurs.noise has occurred not feeling "safe"driving this car taking car back noise occurs to often!!!friends and family hears it also they say it sounds like "door" with hinges loose.

- Charlotte, NC, USA