fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,839 miles

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problem #7

Oct 202022


  • miles
My vehicle went into "limp mode" in a dangerous intersection due to the garbage design of the PCV. The "valve" is simply a hole that gets clogged by cold climates, and it allows the oil pressure to build up in the crankcase and then without warning, oh boy, my engine had a catastrophic failure and needs to be replaced. Blown rear main seal. There are multiple lawsuits against GM for this. They can't continue to get away with knowing about this flaw and not fix it. I only put 37,000 miles on this car (108K total). Changed the oil myself religiously. I came in, and they told me there was no oil on the dipstick despite the fact that I had just changed the oil 2 days prior.

- Stow, OH, USA

problem #6

Sep 032020


  • miles
Driver reports car stalls when applying gas pedal, car has smell of gas. This stalling happens at low and highway speeds.

- Hayward, CA, USA

problem #5

Sep 232019


  • 83,000 miles
I bought my car brand new from the dealership and it's been causing issues from day one. At first, it was the bluetooth, then it was my windshield wiper, then my camshaft, and now my ca feels like the transmission is going out. I have done all the repairs with the dealership, however my last service made me not trust them no more. They claimed to have replaced the camshaft, but my car still drives the same way and even worse now.

- Lascassas, TN, USA

problem #4

Jan 232019


  • 34,000 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to accelerate. While driving 45 mph, the vehicle decelerated to 20 mph and the check engine indicator illuminated. The contact was able to restart the engine and the vehicle regained normal function. The contact drove the vehicle to buff whelan Chevrolet (40445 van dyke avenue, sterling heights, mi 48313, (877-237-3928) where it was diagnosed that the accelerator electronic indicator failed. The vehicle was repaired. The VIN was not available. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 34,000.

- Shelby Township, MI, USA

problem #3

Jul 112016

Equinox 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2016 Chevrolet Equinox. When the accelerator pedal was applied, the vehicle did not accelerate. While at a stop, the vehicle independently surged. In addition, when the electronic seat function was deactivated, the seats continued to move. The vehicle was taken to the dealer more than four times, but they were unable to replicate and diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failures and provided additional diagnostic testing. The failure mileage was not available. Updated 06/21/17 updated 10/19/2017

- Sylvester, GA, USA

problem #2

Apr 022017


  • 14,000 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Chevrolet Equinox. While driving approximately 50 mph, the accelerator pedal became stuck to the floorboard and the vehicle accelerated to 80 mph without warning. The contact placed the gear shifter into neutral and depressed the brake pedal, but the vehicle continued to accelerate at 80 mph. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 14,000.

- Hopedale, MA, USA

problem #1

Jan 042017

Equinox 4-cyl

  • 875 miles
Unintended acceleration!! while driving on the freeway at 70 mph without the cruise the vehicle suddenly was under full acceleration. My wife immediately asked "what is happening". my first reaction was to apply the brake which caused the acceleration to cease. I then called onstar to report the problem and they responded that my tire pressures are ok and no codes were detected. I took it to the dealership where I purchased it and they checked for codes, drove it, inspected and could not find a problem. I called customer service and was basically told there was nothing they could do because there was "no trouble found". this car had less than 900 miles when this problem occurred. I am a former final assembly electronics test engineer for delphi and know how software problems can be difficult to diagnose. I know what I experienced and for GM to ignore this safety problem because a service tech did not recover a trouble code or be able to repeat the problem in a 45 mile test drive simply infuriates me. What would happen if the vehicle decided to accelerate while waiting for a light to change at a busy intersection?

- Flint, MI, USA