2016 Chevrolet Equinox SUV AWD
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Rollover Risk: 17.4%
Problems with oil leaking on rear seal. No notice given until light came on that said stop engine now. Upon inspection all oil was gone. My mechanic said this is an unfortunate issue with this engine because the pressure release hole is so small that any dirt can block it and but a lot of pressure on the back seal until it bursts and leaks out oil. This could have blown my engine and it only has 67000 miles. Definitely a manufacturers defect.
The contact owns a 2016 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated while driving 32 MPH, the contact was veering off the highway exit ramp and noticed in the rear-view mirror that there was black smoke coming from the rear of the vehicle. The contact got off the exit ramp and became aware that the check engine warning light was illuminated. The contact activated the hazard light and drove to the residence. Upon inspection, the contact became aware that the engine oil was extremely low. The contact had the vehicle towed to an independent mechanic to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that the rear main seal had blown out and that the engine needed to be repaired or replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 86,000.
The contact owns a 2016 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated that while her daughter was driving 45 MPH, the vehicle started making abnormal sounds and then stalled. The warning message “Low Engine Pressure” was displayed. The contact’s daughter was able to veer to the side of the road. The vehicle was towed to the contact’s residence. The contact’s husband, a Ford mechanic diagnosed that the PCM valve had frozen, built-up pressure in the engine, and blew out the pressure which ruptured the rear main seal. The dealer was notified of the failure and informed the contact’s husband that it was a known failure. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 116,000.
Drove to work 1/26/22 and heard my engine knocking. During my 10 minute commute there were no warnings, messages or any active dashboard light(s), especially none regarding the engine or oil pressure . Once I parked, my engine seized and began leaking/smoking. The engine needs replaced due to excessive oil consumption and a faulty oil pressure warning.
Our car was parked outside for the weekend and we were planning to return home. It was around 14°F outside and starting to snow. Approximately 10 minutes into the trip home, the 2016 Chevy Equinox started to make some faint abnormal sounds. Shortly after the instrument cluster displayed a Stabilitrak Warning. I presumed an issue with the traction control and continued to drive. Shortly after the Equinox went into a failsafe/power limiting mode. We (my wife and young daughters were with me) were within a few miles of a gas station so we decided to try to drive there to not be in the cold weather. Before reaching a gas station, the car stalled and needed to be towed to a service shop. The car was diagnosed with a blown rear main seal causing catastrophic engine failure. It was determined the PCV valve froze causing excess crankcase pressure, blowing the rear main seal. The Equinox had 89,277 miles on it at the time. "Tow" costs: $149.18 Engine Replacement Cost: $6504.30 At no point did any oil related (level, pressure) indicator appear.
I was driving on the highway in the rain and my windshield wiper stopped in the middle of my windshield.
Wipers just stopped working in the middle of driving during a rainstorm. Visibility while driving was severely diminished in an unexpected manner.
The air bag light keeps coming on intermittently as I’m driving saying service airbag but when you check the code nothing specific comes up. I’ve had mechanics look at the car and for them to guess it will cost me Thousands. And I noticed my truck is also hesitating to drive and almost feels like it’s going to shut down as I’m driving with a constant check engine light the light came on about a day after the service air bag light
The contact owns a 2016 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated that his vehicle had been involved in two accidents and that the airbags failed to deploy as needed in both accidents. In the first accident, the contact stated that while driving at a low rate of speed, a tree had fallen right in front of his vehicle. The contact was not able to stop the vehicle in time which caused him to run over the tree. The contact stated that the airbags did not deploy. The contact did not suffer any injuries and a police report was not filed. The contact had the vehicle towed to the dealer where they repaired the damage to the vehicle. The second failure occurred while the contact was at a stoplight and another vehicle on the opposite side of traffic had hit his vehicle's driver side at a high rate of speed. The air bags again did not deploy upon impact. The contact and his wife were both taken to the hospital where he was treated for whiplash to his neck and arms. After months of chronic pain, the contact also had back surgery. The contact's wife was treated for injuries to her left knee and stomach, as well as whiplash to her neck. A police report was filed at the scene. The vehicle was towed to an independent body shop for repair. The manufacturer had yet to be notified of the failure. The vehicle had been repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 1,000.
The contact owns a 2016 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated that while his wife was driving 65 MPH, the windshield wipers failed to operate during a rainstorm without warning. His wife pulled off to the shoulder of the road and waited for the storm to subside before she resumed driving. Once the contact's wife made it home, the contact inspected the vehicle and stated that an abnormal, clicking noise was coming from the windshield wiper motor. The dealer nor the manufacturer had yet to be notified of the failure. The vehicle had yet to be repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 110,000.
2016 Chevy equinox Engine has to be rebuilt due to a faulty 2.4 GM motor with excessive oil consumption which led to timing chain breaking which caused other internal damage to engine! Known issue for this vehicle
Both windshield wipers stopped working at the same. Can still here motor wiper working when selected but no wiper movement at all.
The front windshield wipers quit working while I was driving home from work during rush hour on the freeway. It was during a very heavy rainstorm and left me with no visibility in heavy traffic. There was no warning signal or system notification. They just stopped working.
I went to pick up my child from school and when we were leaving my check engine light came on and my car stalled out. I got it started and drove about 20 feet and it stalled again. Got it started again and drove another 20 feet, stalled again. I made it to the stoplight at the school and it stalled again. I had to stop for gas and as I was leaving from the gas pump it stalled in front of an oncoming car. I made it to the stop light and it stalled at the light. I managed to make it home. I just had an oil change on 07/23/2021. I'm regular with maintenance and at the dealership but the reason I file a complaint is because I'm finding out this is an issue Chevrolet has known about for awhile. And people are talking about how its an expensive fix that is short term before returning. Plus, it can't its not safe stalling on the road. I have around 66000 miles on it. I mainly drive locally. I hasn't been inspect yet. I called and I'm waiting to hear from the dealership as I type. I had to wait almost 2 weeks to get in for the oil change. The only thing I've notice was the check engine light before it stalls. I have had issue with air conditioning going in and out and it does accelerate that well but neither does my 2008 Equinox. You can reach me at (cell) [XXX] or (home) [XXX]. INFORMATION Redacted PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).
I filed an complaint about my Equinox stalling when it stops. I had the oil changed on 07/16/2021 not 07/23/2021(I went in on a separate matter on that date.) But I'm still worried about the car stalling so many times. Because it can be a danger with stalling out on the road and at stoplights.
My 2016 Chevrolet Equinox caught on fire about 10 minutes after my accident. I rear ended a pickup truck going about 5-10 miles an hour. Although nobody was hurt, I don't think SUVs should catch on fire. I'm unaware if this problem is frequent in 2016 Chevrolet Equinox, but there wasn't any warning of the sudden fire that appeared from the engine, i.e. sirens, sounds from within the car. I'm unaware if Chevrolet, law enforcement or the insurance company has inspected the vehicle after the accident?
While on the freeway, I was caught in “stop-and-go” traffic. I had previously (about 2 days) noticed that there was a very minuscule delay in between the time from when I pressed on the accelerator to when the car would speed up, but was less than 1 second, so didn’t think it was a big deal. During the traffic incident, all of the sudden, when I pressed on the accelerator to go from a mostly stopped position to advance forward, my Equinox completely stalled. It was like someone turned the car off, but still had the lights and stereo on. I had to put my car in park, turn the car totally off, and restart it, and place it into drive, in order for it to advance forward. The next time I had to slow down for traffic, I slowed almost to a stop, put my foot on the accelerator, and the car stalled again. Keep in mind, my car wasn’t completely stopped at any of these times, so the cars behind me were caught off guard when I had to suddenly stop, put my car in park, turn it off, and then back on again, in order to move forward. This is dangerous during rush hour, on the most congested freeway in my state (which is where I live and was located). I was almost rear-ended multiple times. This occurred around 20 times before I could pull to the side. I called Chevrolet and they directed me the nearest dealership. The problem was continuous until I arrived. The issue was: Intake Camshaft Solenoid Control Circuit - Solenoid Internal Failure and they replaced Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid (part #12679099). My car had 46,661 miles, and under warranty, but it appears to be a common problem. There were ZERO warning/dash lights that warned me that something was wrong, and when the car died, I only knew because I would push the accelerator and it wouldn’t move. The dealership confirmed the issue, and I have the receipt from the replacement (covered under warranty), as well as a video of it occurring. There are MANY forums that discuss this issue with 2016 Equinox models.
While driving on the interstate through a heavy rain storm, with the windshield wipers on 'high', they suddenly stopped working. The view through the windshield was instantly obscured. I barely was able to pull into the left hand breakdown lane and out of the traffic lane, by rolling the driver side window down and looking out the side window. If I had been traveling in one of the middle lanes and had to navigate through traffic in the other lanes, I am not sure I would have been able to get out of the travel lanes without a crash. If I had been on I10 instead of I95, there would have been no breakdown lane to move to due to construction and lane closures. There was no warning prior to the failure. When I finally got home I found the plastic ball joint linkage had popped apart. The car has 66,240 miles on it.
As I exit off of any freeway or go down any incline I tap the brakes to take the car down slowly and it cannot seem to grab the brakes? It shimmies as it’s going down although I’m trying to keep steering wheel completely straight. Chevy dealer has check this problem twice it is never the brakes but they cannot tell me what the problem is. Meanwhile I’m driving an unsafe vehicle. Also it has previous owner damage when I bought the car they stated the car has never been in an accident.
The contact owns a 2016 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated while driving 30 MPH, the vehicle made an abnormal sound and then stalled. Several unknown warning lights were illuminated. The vehicle was towed to the residence and then to an independent mechanic. The vehicle was not yet diagnosed nor repaired and remained at the independent mechanic. The contact stated that the vehicle had the timing chain replaced at 50,000 miles and was relating the failure to a faulty timing chain. The dealer was made aware of the failure and informed the contact that there was no warranty coverage on the vehicle. Additionally, the VIN was not under recall. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 99,000. The VIN was unavailable.
My Equinox was knocking. It had very little oil in the engine and no oil light ever came on. And in between oil changes it uses more than usual oil.
Was driving on the highway and the wipers stopped working putting myself at risk of accident.
THE ROOF OF MY 2016 CHEVROLET EQUINOX THE CLEAR COAT HAS STARTED TO BUBBLE AND LIFT IN BLOTCHES. THIS CAR IS THE TITANIUM COLOR (DARK GREY METALLIC) I'VE TAKEN VERY GOOD CARE OF MY CAR. THIS IS MY FIRST GM VEHICLE THAT I'VE EVER PURCHASED NEW. MY CAR IS UNDER COVER IN A CAR PORT. THE VIN# INDICATES IT WAS BUILT IN CANADA. I BELIEVE GM IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PAINT DETERIORATING ON A 5 YEAR OLD CARIN EXCELLENT CONDITION.
TRAVELING ON HWY 61 SOUTH DURING HEAVY RAIN WHEN WINDSHIELD WIPERS STOPPED WORKING OUT OF THE BLUE. HAD TO BRAKE AND MOVE TO INSIDE LANE SHOULDER. WIPERS APPEARED TO HAVE OVER TRAVELED ALL THE WAY TO THE DRIVER SIDE EDGE OF WINDSHIELD. HAD TO TAKE IT IN TO LOCAL DEALERSHIP.
I WAS DRIVING ON THE INTERSTATE AT ABOUT 65 MILES PER HOUR. IT WAS POURING DOWN RAIN AND THERE WERE SEMI TRUCKS IN FRONT OF ME AND TO THE LEFT OF ME SPRAYING WATER. THERE WAS ALSO A SEMI BEHIND ME. MY WINDSHIELD WIPERS LITERALLY STOPPED WORKING. AFTER A NANOSECOND OF PANIC, I TURNED MY FLASHERS ON AND PULLED OFF TO THE SIDE. I COULDN'T SEE ANYTHING. AFTER CONSIDERING FOR A FEW SECONDS, I DECIDED IT WAS NOT SAFE WHERE I WAS, SO I SLOWLY AND CAREFULLY DROVE SEVERAL MILES ON THE SHOULDER TO MAKE MY WAY TO THE NEXT EXIT. I THEN PULLED INTO A BUSINESS LOT. MY WIPERS WERE STOPPED ON MY WINDSHIELD.....THE LEFT ONE WAS PARTIALLY OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE WINDSHIELD. I PICKED IT UP AND PLACED IT BACK TOWARD THE CENTER OF WINDSHIELD. BACK INSIDE THE CAR, I TRIED TO TURN THE WIPERS ON AGAIN. I COULD HEAR MECHANICAL NOISE THAT SOUND LIKE THEY SHOULD WORK, BUT THEY DID NOT MOVE. THE CAR IS NOW AT A DEALER FOR SERVICE.
YESTERDAY, I WAS TRAVELING ON I-95 AT 75MPH WHEN MY WIPERS SUDDENLY STOPPED WORKING IN THE POURING DOWN RAIN. I COULDN'T SEE FIVE FEET IN FRONT OF ME AND WAS TERRIFIED. I PULLED OVER AT THE NEAREST EXIT, TRIED TURNING THE CAR OFF AND ON AND ALSO TRIED STARTING THE WIPERS BY HAND BUT TO NO AVAIL. I HAD NO CHOICE BUT CONTINUE MY TRIP WITH LITTLE VISIBILITY AS SEMI-TRUCKS PASSED ME SPLASHING EVEN MORE WATER ON MY WINDSHIELD. I READ THAT THIS WAS A RECALL ON 2013 MODELS, BUT APPARENTLY, IT IS ON OTHER MODELS AS WELL.
IN EARLY NOVEMBER OF 2020 MY CHEVROLET EQUINOX ENGINE FAILED DUE TO EXCESSIVE OIL CONSUMPTION AND BURNING OIL. MY LOW OIL LIGHT NEVER WENT ON AND WE DID REGULAR OIL CHANGES WHICH STILL DIDNT MATTER. WE WERE PUTTING OIL IN IT EVERY FEW DAYS UNTIL FINALLY IT WOULDNT START ANYMORE. I HAD IT THEN TOWED TO THE CHEVROLET DEALERSHIP TO HAVE IT FIXED AS IT IS MY ONLY MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION.THEY CORRECTED THE PROBLEM BUT REFUSE TO TAKE ACCOUNTABILITY FOR THE EXCESSIVE OIL CONSUMPTION RESULTING IN A BILL OF OVER $2,200. THEY NEVER FIXED THE LOW OIL LIGHT, AND WE HAVE FOUND THAT NOW EVEN THOUGH IT HAD BEEN FIXED IT IS STILL USING OIL EXCESSIVELY SO I AM CONSTANTLY CHECKING IT. I CONTACTED CHEVROLET TO DISPUTE THE MATTER BUT THEY REFUSE TO PAY FOR THE DAMAGE BECAUSE IT IS OUT OF WARRANTY. I TOLD THEM THAT I BELIEVE IT TO BE A MANUFACTURING DEFECT AS I HAVE RESEARCHED THAT MANY CHEVY EQUINOXES HAVE HAD SIMILAR ISSUES RESULTING IN ENGINE DAMAGE, YET THEY STILL HAVE REFUSED TO LOOK INTO IT AND SAID TO FILE A COMPLAINT WITH YOU HENCE THIS EMAIL. I AM SEEKING A RECALL ON THE 2016 EQUINOX REGARDING EXCESSIVE OIL CONSUMPTION AND DEFECTIVE LOW OIL LIGHT. THIS IS A SAFETY HAZARD AND COULD CAUSE AN ENGINE TO DIE ON A HIGHWAY AND POSSIBLY CAUSE AN ACCIDENT. I WOULD APPRECIATE THIS BEING LOOKED INTO AND BE KEPT INFORMED ON ITS STATUS. THANK YOU
MY CAR STARTED ON ITS OWN WHILE I WAS STANDING OUTSIDE TALKING TO MY PARENTS ON THANKSGIVING DAY OF LAST YEAR. MY KEYS AND MY CELL PHONE BOTH WERE IN THE CAR AT THE TIME, SO I AM CERTAIN THAT THERE WAS NO WAY THAT I MAY HAVE ACCIDENTALLY STARTED MY CAR MYSELF AND AM CONFUSED AS TO WHY IT CRANKED ON ITS OWN. I AM WONDERING IF MY MYCHEVY APP WAS HACKED OR MALFUNCTIONED ON MY PHONE OR IF THERE IS AN ELECTRICAL PROBLEM WITH MY CAR. IT HAS NOT HAPPENED AGAIN BUT I AM VERY CONCERNED ABOUT IT. CAN YOU PLEASE CHECK INTO THIS FOR ME?
TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2016 CHEVROLET EQUINOX. THE CONTACT STATED THAT UPON INSPECTION AN OIL LEAK WAS DISCOVERED UNDER THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO JEFF WYLER CHEVROLET LOCATED AT 2237 W. 1ST ST, SPRINGFIELD, OH 45504, WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE ENGINE PCV AND REAR MAIN SEAL WAS FAULTY AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 81,000.
DRIVING IN THE RAIN HOME FROM NEAR BY TOWN AND WINDSHIELD WIPERS WERE ON THEY MADE A STRANGE NOISE AND SUDDENLY STOP WORKING. HAD TO PULL OVER COULD NOT SEE. VERY SCARY. THANK GOODNESS I WAS NOT ON HIGHWAY LIKE THE DAY BEFORE. IT COULD OF CAUSED A ACCIDENT
WHILE DRIVING ON HIGHWAY DURING A STORM MY WIPERS STOPPED WORKING, THEY STOPPED RIGHT IN THE CENTER OF MY WINDSHIELD, MY HEART STOPPED AS I HAD MY KIDS WITH ME. I HAD TO PULL OVER!!!! CALL FOR HELP. THIS VEHICLE NEEDS TO BE RECALLED
THE WIPERS WERE WORKING PERFECTLY FINE. WE WERE TRAVELING DOWN THE HIGHWAY AT 70 MILES AN HOUR AND DURING A POURING RAIN STORM AND THEY IMMEDIATELY STOPPED WORKING. THEY ACTUALLY VIOLENTLY JERKED OUT OF POSITION TO WHERE ONE WIPER WAS ACTUALLY HANGING OFF THE WINDSHIELD BY ABOUT A FOOT. THEY ARE NOT OPERATING NOW
THERE HAVE BEEN RECALLS WITH CHEVROLET EQUINOX'S WIPER COMPONENTS IN RECENT YEARS DUE TO THE WIPER BALL JOINT BUSHINGS CORRODING. AS I WAS DRIVING WITH MY YOUNG SON IN THE MIDDLE OF A TERRIBLE STORM, MY WIPERS STOPPED WORKING PUTTING US IN DANGER ON A HIGHWAY WITH CARS TRAVELING AROUND US IN SPEEDS IN EXCESS OF 70 MPH. I TOOK MY EQUINOX TO THE LOCAL SHOP AND WAS TOLD IT WOULD BE ~$500 TO FIX BECAUSE CHEVY DOESN'T ALLOW FOR THE BUSHINGS TO BE PURCHASED. YOU HAVE TO REPLACE THE ENTIRE LINKAGE. THERE ARE SO MANY COMPLAINTS ONLINE ABOUT THIS AND IT IS UNFAIR FOR MY CAR TO NOT BE APART OF THIS RECALL WHEN IT IS THE SAME EXACT ISSUE THAT OTHERS WERE EXPERIENCING IN THE RECALL. THIS IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND CHEVY NEEDS TO STEP UP AND FIX THIS FOR ALL CARS IN THE 2010-2016 RANGE, NOT JUST SOME. PLEASE HELP!!!!
A PORTION OF THE WINDSHIELD WIPER LINKAGE BROKE. THIS IS THE SECOND TIME THAT THIS PIECE HAS BROKEN WITHIN TWO YEARS. ONCE WAS IN A THUNDERSTORM WITH WIPERS ON HIGH. THIS TIME IT WAS IN SNOW BUT THE WINDOW WAS ALREADY CLEARED OFF BY HAND. THERE'S A LOUD POP AND THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS DO NOT WORK. THANKFULLY THIS HAPPENED IN THE DRIVEWAY BUT DOES CAUSE PROBLEMS TRYING TO GET TO A REPAIR SHOP.THIS IS ESPECIALLY TROUBLESOME IN THE WINTER WHEN YOU HAVE ROAD SPRAY.
WHILE DRIVING VEHICLE STARTED MAKING A TERRIBLE METAL SOUND. I DIDN'T THINK IT COULD BE MY VEHICLE, AS IT IS FAIRLY NEW. I STOPPED AT A STORE AND IT WOULDN'T RESTART. HAD TO TOW IT TO A SHOP. TIMING CHAIN BROKE. WHEN BREAKING IT BENT PARKS OF THE ENGINE.
EQUINOX SMELLS LIKE BURNING OIL AND NOW IT'S BEGUN TO STALL AT RANDOM TIMES USUALLY WHILE BACKING UP OR FOWARD AT LOW SPEEDS OR STOPPED. HAD THIS VEHICLE 6 MONTHS AND HAVEN'T EVEN PUT 4,000 MILES ON IT. ODOMETER SHOWS 36,645 MILES.
STEADY OIL LEAK THAT CONTINUES WHEN THE VEHICLE IS PARKED. POOLS OF OIL FORM UNDERNEATH THE VEHICLE WHEN IT IS STATIONARY. OIL MAY ALSO BE LEAKING WHILE IN MOTION. MECHANIC THINKS THAT IT IS THE REAR MAIN SEAL. THE LEAK WAS FIRST ADDRESSED AT 51,000 MILES, WITHOUT SUCCESS.
WIPER LINKAGE HAS FAILED AND PCV VALVE FROZE AND CAUSED REAR MAIN SEAL FAILURE
WE BOUGHT THIS 2016 EQUINOX ABOUT A MONTH AGO. IT HAS USED 2.5 GUARTS OF OIL IN LESS THAN 4 THOUSAND MILES. I HAVE SEEN ON INTERNET SITES THAT THERE ARE A TON OF COMPLAINTS ON THIS PROBLEM
MONDAY, ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON AND WAS A STEADY LIGHT. DROVE APPROX. 60 MILES (TO/FROM WORK). 2 DAYS LATER (MONDAY) TOOK VEHICLE TO DEALERSHIP WHERE VEHICLE CUT-OFF IN FRONT OF DEALERSHIP WHILE GOING STRAIGHT AFTER PULLING OUT OF A PARKING SPOT (ALL LIGHTS WERE STILL ON; HIT GAS AND REALIZED IT WAS OFF). RESTARTED VEHICLE, HIT GAS AND IT CUT OFF AGAIN. RESTARTED AND PULLED INTO GARAGE AND WAS TOLD TO LEAVE CAR RUNNING IN DEALERSHIP. PERSON WHO MOVED VEHICLE SAID IT CUT-OFF 4 MORE TIMES WHILE GOING APPROX. 20FT.
THE CAR STALLS AFTER BEING STARTED AND TRYING TO GO. PUT HOME DIAGNOSTIC COMPUTER ON THE VEHICLE AND IT POINTS TO THE CAMSHAFT POSITION ACTUATOR SOLENOID VALVE FAILING. THIS IS A KNOWN PROBLEM WITH THE EQUINOX AND THERE SHOULD BE A RECALL FOR IT.
DRIVING ON A DARK ROAD DURING A STORM AND THEY JUST STOP.
CLEAR COAT ON VEHICLES TOP IS PEELING. MY CHEVY HAS BEEN TAKEN CARE OF VERY WELL. I BELIEVE THAT, THIS VEHICLE WAS BUILT IN CANADA AND THAT FACTORY CUT CORNERS ON APPLING THE CORRECT AMOUNT OF CLEAR COATING TO THE PRIMARY COLOR.
WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR FAILURE- COMPLETE FAILURE MIDDLE OF RAIN STORM
DRIVER REPORTS CAR STALLS WHEN APPLYING GAS PEDAL, CAR HAS SMELL OF GAS. THIS STALLING HAPPENS AT LOW AND HIGHWAY SPEEDS.
WHILE I WAS DRIVING THROUGH THE MOUNTAINS IN THE RAIN, THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS STOPPED WORKING. I ATTEMPTED TO TURN THEM BACK ON, BUT THEY WOULD NOT MOVE, BUT A SOUND COULD BE HEARD LIKE THEY WERE MOVING.
I WAS DRIVING MY VEHICLE ON THE NEW YORK STATE THRUWAY IN A RAIN STORM WHEN MY WIPERS JUST STOPPED WORKING. I HAD TO PULL OVER TO THE SHOULDER OF THE THRUWAY AND WAIT IT OUT UNTIL THE RAIN STOPPED. MY FATHER IN LAW (RETIRED AUTOMOTIVE TEACHER) DIAGNOSED THE PROBLEM TO BE A BALL JOINT ON THE WIPER TRANSMISSION HAD COME APART DISCONNECTING THE WIPER TRANSMISSION FROM THE WIPER MOTOR. HE REPLACED THE WIPER MOTOR ASSEMBLY WITH A NEW UNIT FROM CHEVROLET PARTS DEPARTMENT WHICH WAS MODIFIED TO INCLUDE A DEFLECTOR TO KEEP THE ELEMENTS AWAY FROM THE WIPER TRANSMISSION BALL JOINTS. I LEARNED GM HAD A RECALL ON THE 2013 MODEL YEAR EQUINOX FOR THE SAME ISSUE BUT NEVER EXTENDED IT TO THE 2016 MODEL YEAR DESPITE SEVERAL COMPLAINTS FROM OWNERS.
CURRENT MILES: 66,190. CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON AND RIGHT AFTER CAR BEGAN STALLING AT READ LIGHT. I HAD TO GET ON THE FREEWAY TO GET BACK HOME AND CAR LOST POWER. SO, NEXT DAY I WENT TO GET A DIAGNOSIS. WAS TOLD THE CAMSHAFT TIME POSITION INTAKE AND EXHAUST VALVES NEEDED REPLACED. WAS TOLD OIL LEVELS WERE PERFECTLY FINE AND AN OIL CHANGE WAS NOT NEEDED. WAS TOLD ISSUE IS A COMMON PROBLEM WITH CHEVY EQUINOX'S FROM A CERTIFIED MECHANIC, BUT THERE HASN'T BEEN A RECALL ISSUED FOR THE PROBLEM. ALSO WAS TOLD BY THE CERTIFIED MECHANIC THAT THIS PART/COMPONENT SHOULD LAST THE LIFE TIME OF THE ENGINE AND USUALLY NEEDS REPLACED AFTER 100K OR MORE MILES. SO I GOOGLED TO SEE HOW COMMON THE PROBLEM WAS, AND SURE ENOUGH MANY EQUINOX OWNER HAD THE SAME ISSUE FROM DIFFERENT YEARS/MODELS. PEOPLE LIVES AND FAMILIES ARE AT RISK.
CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ON. KILLS WHEN PUT IN REVERSE. HARD TO ACCELERATE. OIL WAS CHANGED TWO WEEKS AGO BUT THAT DID NOT HELP. FOUND CODE P0010 FOR THE INTAKE CAMSHAFT SOLENOID PERFORMANCE. TESTED THE INTAKE SOLENOID AND IT HAD 1.4K OHMS. SHOULD BE BETWEEN 8-13OHMS. REPLACED THE INTAKE AND EXHAUST CAMSHAFT ACTUATOR SOLENOIDS.
2016 CHEVROLET EQUINOX, 87,000 MILES HIGHWAY MILES. WHILE DRIVING IN THE POURING RAIN THIS MORNING THE WIPERS COMPLETELY STOPPED. HAD TO IMMEDIATELY PULL OVER SINCE I COULD NOT DRIVE IN THE RAIN WITHOUT THEM. THE MOTOR WAS STILL RUINING BUT THE WIPERS WERE NOT MOVING. CALLED ONSTAR TO ASK FOR THEM TO RUN A DIAGNOSTIC. THE CORPORATE RESPONSE WAS THE WIPER SYSTEM WAS NOT CONSIDERED AN ESSENTIAL FUNCTION EVEN THO IT SHOULD BE IN SITUATIONS LIKE THIS. HAD TO GET IT TOWED TO THE SHOP SINCE WE ARE IN A DOWNPOUR RIGHT NOW AND IT COULD NOT BE DRIVEN THERE. THE SHOP SAID THE MOTOR WAS FINE, IT WAS THE WIPER TRANSMISSION THAT IS COMPLETELY BURNT OUT/SHOT! THIS CAR IS 4 YEARS OLD THE WIPER TRANSMISSION SHOULD NOT BE COMPLETELY SHOT/BURNT OUT.
CAR STALLS WHEN STOPPED AT RED LIGHT
DURING PERIOD OF HEAVY RAIN, WIPERS STOPPED WORKING WHILE DRIVING APPROX 60MPH CAUSING SEVERE VISIBILITY ISSUES. HAD TO PULL CAR TO SIDE OF ROAD WAITING FOR RAIN TO STOP BEFORE PROCEEDING. ISSUE CAUSED BY FAULTY WIPER TRANSMISSION ASSEMBLY. VEHICLE HAS APPROX 74000 MILES. *TR
MY 2016 CHEVY EQUINOX RANDOMLY STALLS WHILE DRIVING, AT ANY RANDOM TIME. NO LIGHTS OR WARNINGS GO OFF TO LET ME KNOW THAT THIS IS GOING TO HAPPEN, IT JUST STOPS. EVERYTHING TURNS OFF, THE STEERING WHEEL LOCKS AND ALL POWER SHUTS OFF. YOU HAVE TO STOP AND THROW IT IN PARK AND RESTART IT. IT USUALLY DOES RESTART RIGHT AWAY BUT THIS IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. MOST OF THE TIME IT HAPPENS WHEN YOU TRY TO MOVE FROM A COMPLETE STOP OR SLOW DOWN, BUT IT HAS HAPPENED A FEW TIMES WHILE IN DRIVE. VEHICLE STALLS WHEN IN MOTION AND WHEN STOPPED. VEHICLE STALLED ON RESIDENTIAL ROADS. I BELIEVE THE PROBLEM COULD BE THE PISTON RINGS OR CRANK SENSOR. *TR
WINDSHIELD WIPERS STOPPED WORKING WHILE DRIVING IN THE RAIN. CLIMATE CONTROL SWITCH IS FAULTY. *TR
I PURCHASED A PRE CERTIFIED VEHICLE ON 3/22/19 AND STARTED HAVING PROBLEMS 12 DAYS FROM PURCHASE DATE. THE PROBLEMS THAT HAVE OCCURRED ARE: LOUD CRANK LIKE NOISE COMING FROM RIGHT FRONT PASSENGER SIDE, VIBRATION AT HIGH SPEEDS AND VEHICLE PULLS TO THE LEFT DURING ACCELERATION AND BRAKING. CHEVY HAS REPLACED THE RIGHT FRONT CALIPER TWICE, SAID MY TIRES WERE DEFECTED SO I PURCHASED 4 BRAND NEW ONES, PERFORMED 3 ROAD FORCE BALANCES AND 2 ALIGNMENTS ON NEW TIRES, REPLACED PROPELLER SHAFT AND REPLACED HIGH PRESSURE POWER STEERING HOSE. MY VEHICLE IS STILL NOT FIXED AFTER ALL THE REPAIRS.
THE CHROME PLATING ON THE INSIDE DOOR HANDLES ARE LIFTING FROM THE PLASTIC. THE CHROME PLATING IS SHARP LIKE A SHEET METAL MATERIAL AND SLICED OPEN MY HUSBAND'S MIDDLE FINGER WHEN HE WAS OPENING THE DOOR TO EXIT THE VEHICLE. IT SLICED SO DEEP HE REQUIRED MEDICAL ATTENTION. THE CHROME PLATING IS ALSO LIFTING FROM OTHER AREAS ON THE DASH AND INNER DOORS.
TRUCK WAS SPUTTERING WHILE DRIVING AND COULD SMELL OIL & HAD SMOKE COMING FROM BACK. TOOK TO CHEVY DEALER IN JANUARY. DEALER REPLACED MASS AIR FLOW SENSOR & BORED/RESET THROTTLE BODY & RESET IDLE. THEY CLAIMED THERE WASNT A LEAK. TWO WEEKS LATER OIL WAS POURING FROM UNDER MY TRUCK & IT WAS BACK AT THE DEALER WITH PROOF OF A MASSIVE LEAK. THEY KEPT MY TRUCK TIL MARCH 23 AND IT WAS THE PCV PORT HAD TO BE MODIFIED AND BLOWN REAR MAIN SEAL ON THE ENGINE ($1,948). I ONLY HAVE 65,000 MILES ON IT. RESEARCHING 2016 MODEL, I FOUND THE MAIN ISSUES ARE THE PCV PORT & REAR MAIN SEAL AND THE FACT THAT GENERAL MOTORS WAS & IS AWARE OF THE PROBLEM! WHY ISNT SOMETHING BEING DONE?
2016 CHEVROLET EQUINOX. CONSUMER WRITES IN REGARD TO DEFECT WITH LINK BALL SOCKET IN WIPER TRANSMISSIONS. *AS THE CONSUMER STATED THE VEHICLE SHOULD BE REPAIRED AT NO COST TO THE OWNER, BEFORE THE KNOWNFAILURE OCCURS. *JS
LIFTGATE WILL NOT OPEN CODE P0010 AND P0011 ON VEHICLE. PARTS CHANGED AND CODE P0011 STILL SHOWING. CAUSES VEHICLE TO STALL VERY DANGEROUS.THIS CAR IS TOO NEW TO HAVE THIS MANY PROBLEMS. WHEN RESEARCHING ONLINE, A LOT OF PEOPLE WITH SAME ISSUE.
TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2016 CHEVROLET EQUINOX. THE CONTACT STATED THAT DURING COLD WEATHER, THE NUMBER FOUR CYLINDER FROZE WHICH CAUSED A BLOWOUT OF THE REAR MAIN SEAL. THE CONTACT ALSO STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT VARIOUS SPEEDS, THERE WAS AN ABNORMAL SOUND COMING FROM THE ENGINE. THERE WAS NO WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO JIM TRENARY CHEVROLET OF TROY LOCATED AT 200 PROFESSIONAL PKWY, TROY, MO 63379 TO BE DIAGNOSED. THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE PVC FREEZE PLUG NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 61,000.
THE OLDER MODEL EQUINOX HAD AN ISSUE WITH IT'S HIGH PRESSURE FUEL PUMP, SO DID MY NEWER 2016. IT FAILED AND WAS PUSHING FUEL INTO THE ENGINE AT EXTREME LEVELS. THIS CAUSED THE ENGINE TO STOP WORKING PROPERLY AND FAIL. THE GM TECHNICIANS SAID THEY FIXED THE ISSUE RECENTLY, BUT WOULD NOT GO ON. I WAS DRIVING IN A POTENTIAL FIRE STARTER. THE ACTUAL ISSUE HAPPENED WHILE DRIVING AT 35 MPH, THE ENGINE BLEW UP AND LUCKILY DID NOT START A FIRE WITH THE AMOUNT OF GAS THAT WAS IN THE ENGINE.
TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2016 CHEVROLET EQUINOX. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 35 MPH, THE VEHICLE LOST MOTIVE POWER, BRAKING AND THE STEERING FUNCTIONALITY FOR APPROXIMATELY THREE SECONDS WITHOUT WARNING. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE STILL IDLED DURING THE FAILURE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE FAILURE WAS INTERMITTENT. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER OR AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC TO BE DIAGNOSED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. NEITHER THE DEALER NOR THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 47,000.
THE WIPER ASSEMBLY IS FAULTY. THE RINGS THAT ATTACH THE WIPERS TO THE MOTOR ASSEMBLY HAS BROKEN 3 TIMES. CONTACTED A GM DEALER AND THEY NO LONGER REPAIR THE RINGS BUT HAVE RESORTED TO A WHOLE NEW ASSEMBLY, BUT IT IS THE SAME ASSEMBLY AS THE ORIGINAL AND WILL MOST LIKELY BREAK AGAIN, JUST NOT AS QUICKLY. I HAVE BEEN IN BAD WEATHER (RAIN,SNOW) SITUATIONS INCLUDING DURING MEDIUM SNOW ON THE HIGHWAY WHEN IT GAVE OUT. I COULD BARELY SEE TO EVEN PULL OF THE HIGHWAY DUE TO THE FALLING SNOW AND FROM SEMIS AND OTHER VEHICLE SPRAY. THIS IS A SAFETY ISSUE THAT SHOULD BE RESOLVED IMMEDIATELY.
TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2016 CHEVROLET EQUINOX. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE STOPPED AT A TRAFFIC LIGHT, THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL WAS DEPRESSED HOWEVER, THE VEHICLE FAILED TO RESPOND. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE ACCELERATOR WAS DEPRESSED TO THE FLOORBOARD FOR THE VEHICLE TO RESPOND. THE SERVICE STABILI TRAC WARNING LIGHT WAS ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO BERGEY'S BUICK GMC (446 HARLEYSVILLE PIKE, SOUDERTON, PA 18964) WHERE THE VEHICLE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH AN UNKNOWN ELECTRICAL WIRING FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED HOWEVER, THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE CONTACT THEN TOOK THE VEHICLE TO FLEMINGTON BUICK GMC CADILLAC (211 US-202, FLEMINGTON, NJ 08822) HOWEVER, THE CONTACT WAS UNAWARE IF A DIAGNOSTIC CHECK WAS PERFORMED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. A CASE WAS FILED. NO ASSISTANCE OFFERED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 36,000.
WHILE DRIVING, AT 55MPH MY CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON WITHOUT WARNING AND THE DASH SHOWED "SERVICE STABILITRAK" AND THE VEHICLE SUDDENLY REDUCED SPEED TO AROUND 30MPH BEFORE I COULD APPLY THE GAS. I IMMEDIATELY TOO THE VEHICLE TO MONRO MUFFLER AND BRAKE FOR SERVICE. WHEN I ARRIVED, I WAS INFORMED THAT THE VEHICLE HAD NO OIL. I PERFORMED REGULAR OIL CHANGES ON THIS VEHICLE. THERE WAS NO INDICATION ABOUT LOW OIL PRESSURE, THE VEHICLE DID NOT OVERHEAT. THE ENGINE NOW NEEDS TO BE REPLACED.
RECEIVED LETTER "SOME VEHICLES MAY HAVE A CONDITION WHERE A LINK BALL SOCKET IN THE WIPER TRANSMISSION MAY SEPARATE. IF THIS WERE TO OCCUR THE DRIVER WOULD EXPERIENCE A SUDDEN LOSS OF WIPER FUNCTION"
WE RECEIVED A LETTER FROM GM SAYING THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS COULD FAIL, HOWEVER THEY AREN'T FIXING THE ISSUE UNLESS THEY ACTUALLY FAIL. HOW IS THIS A SAFE SITUATION? THEY HAVE A KNOW ISSUE BUT WON'T FIX IT UNLESS I'M DRIVING DOWN THE HIGHWAY IN A STORM AND MY WIPERS FAIL? IS THIS REALLY ACCEPTABLE? ATTACHING A COPY OF THE LETTER.
WHEN AT A STOP LIGHT. PRESS THE GAS, CAR SPUTTERS AND STALLS OUT. I HAVE HAD THIS ISSUES HAPPEN TO ME 6 TIMES.
WHILE DRIVING MY EQUINOX IN THE RAIN THROUGH TOWN, THE WIPERS STOPPED WORKING. I WAS ABLE TO SAFELY PULL OFF THE ROAD AND PUSH THEM DOWN WITHOUT ANY RESISTANCE. THE WIPER MOTOR WAS STILL RUNNING BUT THE WIPER BLADES DID NOT MOVE. I CONTACTED MY LOCAL CHEVY DEALER AND TOLD THEM WHAT HAPPENED. THEY GAVE ME AN APPOINTMENT AND SAID THEIR WAS A RECALL TO REPLACE WIPER TRANSMISSION ARM AND IT WAS COVERED UNDER THE EXTENDED WARRANTY. THIS IS THE SECOND TRANSMISSION ARM TO BE REPLACED ON THIS VEHICLE.
THE TIMING BELT ON MY ENGINE WENT OUT RESULTING IN MY VEHICLE DYING WHENEVER MY CAR IDLED LOW. IF I DIDN?T CONSTANTLY GIVE IT SOME GAS, THE CAR WOULD SHUT OFF. THIS WOULD HAPPEN AT RED LIGHTS AND STOP SIGN WHERE I COULDN?T GIVE THE CAR GAS, SO I?D END UP STOPPING IN THE MIDDLE OF AN INTERSECTION WITH INCOMING TRAFFIC. I HAD TO GET MY CAR REPAIRED AND TWO DIFFERENT MECHANICS (ONE AT A CHEVY DEALERSHIP) SAID THAT TIMING BELTS ARE AN ISSUE WITH CHEVY EQUINOX. THIS WAS THE VERY FIRST REPAIR I NEEDED DONE ON MY CAR AND AT ONLY 77,000 MILES. THE MECHANIC AT THE DEALERSHIP SAID I?D MOST LIKELY ONLY GET ANOTHER 50,000 MILES OUT OF THE ENGINE. THAT WOULD BE SHORT OF 130,000 MILES. I THINK IF TIMING BELTS ARE SUCH AND ISSUE WITH THIS MODEL OF VEHICLE THEN THERE SHOULD BE A RECALL ON THEM.
TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2016 CHEVROLET EQUINOX. WHILE DRIVING AT 15 MPH, THE VEHICLE HESITATED WITH NO WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. AFTER ARRIVING HOME, THE CONTACT INSPECTED THE VEHICLE AND BECAME AWARE OF AN OIL LEAK UNDERNEATH THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC TO BE DIAGNOSED. THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE FAILURE WAS DUE TO A CLOGGED PCV VALVE. THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE ENGINE NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 104,000.
INITIALLY THE REAR MAIN SEAL WAS LEAKING OR BROKEN; ALL THE OIL DRAINED FROM THE VEHICLE. AFTER SPENDING $992.60 I WAS ADVISED THAT THE TIMING CHANGE AND GUIDES NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. I'VE HAD THE VVT CELANIDE REPLACED AS WELL AS THE CRANK AND CAM SHAFT SENSORS; THE VVT GEARS AND AN OIL PUMP REBUILD...$2017.60 LATER, MY TRUCK DROVE FOR APPROXIMATELY 3 MILES WHERE IT DIED ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. I HAVE NOT DRIVEN MY CAR (ASIDE FROM THE 3 MILES) IN NEARLY 2 MONTHS. NOW I'M BEING TOLD THEY THINK IT MAY BE ELECTRICAL. MY TRUCK HAS LESS THAN 100,000 MILES ON IT. I'VE HEARD FROM NUMEROUS GOGGLE SEARCHES THAT GM IS AWARE OF THE ISSUES WITH THIS MOTOR/VEHICLE AND HAS DONE NOTHING TO REMEDY THE PROBLEM. I AM A SINGLE MOTHER OF 4; I BOUGHT THIS TRUCK BRAND NEW TO SAFELY TRANSPORT MY CHILDREN HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE. THIS CAR JUST CUT OFF IN THE DEAD OF WINTER COMING OFF THE HIGHWAY...IT LITERALLY STOPPED IN MID ACCELERATION. HOW LONG BEFORE SOME ONE IS SERIOUSLY INJURED OR KILLED?
TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2016 CHEVROLET EQUINOX. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT VARIOUS SPEED THE CHECK ENGINE WARNING ILLUMINATED WITH AN ABNORMAL SOUND COMING FROM THE ENGINE. THE VEHICLE WAS DRIVEN HOME WHERE IT STALLED. THE CONTACT WAS UNABLE TO RESTART THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THERE WAS OIL UNDERNEATH THE VEHICLE ON THE GROUND HOWEVER, THERE WAS NO SIGN OF A VISIBLE LEAK. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO (STILLWATER MOTORS CHEVROLET & BUICK 5900 STILLWATER BLVD N, STILLWATER, MN 55082 (651) 439-4333) WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE INTAKE MANIFOLD AND PCV VALVE NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE BUT NO FURTHER ASSISTANCE WAS PROVIDED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 68,000.
WINDSHIELD WIPERS IN FRONT STOPPED WORKING WHILE DRIVING IN WET WEATHER
PCV VALVE FROZE CAUSING REAR MAIN SEAL LEAK. CAR BEGAN TO LEAK EXCESSIVE OIL.
EXCESSIVE OIL CONSUMPTION WITHOUT ANY WARNING LIGHTS DROVE CAR WITH NO OIL IN ENGINE
MY COMPLAINT & SAFETY CONCERN RELATES TO THE DEEP WINDOW TINTING THAT IS ALLOWED IN MANY OF THE SOUTHERN STATES AND IT'S IMPACT ON ACCIDENTS -- PEDESTRIAN, BICYCLISTS, AND OTHER MOTORISTS (MOTORCYCLES INCLUDED). THE AMOUNT OF ALLOWABLE TINTING HAS TO IMPACT PEOPLE'S SAFETY -- ESPECIALLY AT NIGHT, DURING RAINSTORMS, FOG, ETC. WITH MORE MOTORISTS ON THE ROADS, I SHOULD THINK IT'S TIME TO REVISIT THE TINTING LAWS. THANK YOU!
ON DECEMBER 10TH, 2019, AS I WAS DRIVING HOME FROM WORK ON INTERSTATE 694 IN ARDEN HILLS MN, THE ENGINE STARTED MAKING A GRINDING NOISE, AND THEN EVENTUALLY STALLED. NO WARNING LIGHTS INDICATING A PROBLEM EVER CAME ON. I HAD IT TOWED TO THE NEAREST CHEVROLET DEALERSSHIP, AND 2 DAYS LATER WAS INFORMED BY THEM THAT THE ENGINE HAD RUN OUT OF OIL, AND I WOULD NEED A NEW ENGINE THAT WOULD COST ME $8500. AFTER DOING SOME RESEARCH ON THE INTERNET, I DISCOVERED THAT EXCESSIVE OIL CONSUMPTION IS A KNOWN ISSUE WITH THIS MOTOR, THE 2.4L ECOTEC. THERE ARE MANY COMPLAINTS ABOUT THIS ON THE INTERNET. A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST GM RESULTED IN A $42 MILLION JUDGEMENT AGAINST GM, BUT IT ONLY COVERED MODEL YEARS 2010-2013. A 2ND CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT HAS BEEN FILED AGAINST GM TO COVER MODEL YEARS 2014-2017, THIS LAWSUIT IS STILL WORKING IT'S WAY THROUGH THE COURTS. GM HAS REFUSED TO REPAIR MY VEHICLE AT THEIR EXPENSE, EVEN THOUGH THIS IS A WIDELY KNOWN PROBLEM WITH THIS ENGINE. INFORMATION ON THESE LAWSUITS CAN BE FOUND AT WWW.CLASSACTION.ORG, AND WWW.CARCOMPLAINTS.COM. I AM ASKING THAT GM REPAIR MY VEHICLE AT THEIR EXPENSE, NOTHING MORE, NOTHING LESS.
VEHICLE WAS PARKED,STARTED FINE BACKED UP OUT OF SPACE. WHEN PULLING FORWARD THE WARNING BUSSER CAME ON AND DISPLAY READ STABIL TRACK. PULLED TO SIDE OF ROAD AND TURNED OFF ENGINE AFTER 2MIN. I RESTARTED ENGINE, THE WARNING STAYED ON. DROVE ABOUT 3 MILES TO DEALERSHIP,WAS TOLD TO DRIVE IT AS APPT NOT AVAILBLE TILL TUES. ENGINE SLOWED DOWN COULD ONLY GET TO 35MPH. AFTER ANOTHER 5MILES IT STARTED WORKING SO WE WERE ABLE TO GET HOME. I HAVE DONE ALL REQUIRED MATENIACE HAVE 69,000 MILES ON IT, NOW. IF THIS IS A MAJOR PROBLEM WHEN I REACH THIS MILAGE, WHAT IS MY RECOURSE?
WIPERS SUDDENLY STOP WORKING WHEN DRIVING
THE TRANSFER CASE FAILED WHILE THE SUV WAS IN MOTION ON A CITY STREET WITHIN A WEEK AFTER AN OIL CHANGE / TRANSMISSION FLUID FLUSH & FILL SERVICE AT THE DEALERSHIP. I CALLED THE DEALERSHIP TO ASK ABOUT THE PART AND IT IS ON BACK ORDER SO, THIS SEEMS TO BE A COMMON ISSUE WITH THIS VEHICLE.
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.
WHILE DRIVING EARLY IN THE MORNING TO WORK IT WAS DARK OUTSIDE AS TIME HAS NOT CHANGED YET ABOUT 45 DEGREES. I DROPPED MY DAUGHTER TO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ABOUT 10 MINUTES PRIOR AND IT WAS RAINING THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS STOPPED WORKING WHEN I TURNED THE CORNER ONTO TWO WAY HIGHWAY AND ACCELERATED ABOUT 25-30 MPH. THE WINDSHIELD WAS NOT VISIBLE AND I WAS UNABLE TO GET OFF OF ROAD FOR ABOUT TWO MINUTES, NEARLY CAUSED HEAD ON COLLISION AND SIDE SWIPED CARS. I HAD TO DRIVE AND STOP OR PULL OVER IN A MEDIAN TO CLEAR WINDSHIELD AND EVEN HANG OUT DRIVER WINDOW TO PULL THE WIPERS IN ORDER TO GET TO A SECURE PLACE. CHEVROLET DEALERSHIP STATED WINDSHIELD WIPER TRANSMISSION, LATER CALLED TO SEE IF IT WOULD BE COVERED AND HE TOLD THEM IT WAS FASTENER OR BALL JOINT TO KEEP IN PLACE CORRODED AND IT WOULD NOT BE COVERED. THE COST IS ABOUT $565 TO BE REPLACED. THEN THE CHEVY SERVICE REP STATED THEY DONT HAVE THE PART TO BE REPLACED, WOULD TAKE ABOUT A COUPLE OF DAYS BECAUSE OF GM ISSUES WITH STRIKE. AS WELL AS CHEVY DOESN'T HAVE ANY LOANER CARS WHILE MY EQUINOX STAYED AT THE DEALER. IT WAS ALSO RAIN EXPECTED AGAIN DURING THE DAY. TRULY UNACCEPTABLE WHEN THERE HAVE BEEN PRECIOUS ISSUES WITH WINDSHIELD WIPERS.
ON 10/7/19 WHILE DRIVING MY 2016 CHEVY EQUINOX HOME FROM WORK ON THE HIGHWAY, IT BEGAN TO RAIN TORRENTIALLY. I TURNED MY WINDSHIELD WIPERS ON HIGH. SUDDENLY THE LEFT DRIVERS SIDE WIPER FLUNG TO THE LEFT RIGHT OFF OF THE WINDOW HANGING BY THE DRIVERS SIDE WINDOW AND MIRROR. I WAS LEFT WITH JUST ONE WIPER IN NEAR DARKNESS AND POURING RAIN 10 MILES FROM HOME. IT WAS PRETTY SCARY. ONCE HOME, MY HUSBAND AN ELECTRICIAN LOOKED AND ADVISED ME THAT ONE OF THE PLASTIC CONNECTORS ON THE WIPER TRANSMISSION JUST CAME APART. HE FEELS IT WAS POORLY ENGINEERED. NEEDLESS TO SAY, IT CREATED A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. IT MY SAFETY IN JEOPARDY AS WELL AS THE PEOPLE AROUND ME. NOTE: I ONLY HAVE A LITTLE OVER 50,000 MILES ON THE VEHICLE.
PASSENGER AIR BAG ALARM GOES OFF WHEN SEAT IS EMPTY AND OCCASIONALLY THE PASSENGER AIR BAG TURNS OFF WHILE AN ADULT PASSENGER IS IN THE SEAT DUE TO A FAULTY CONNECTOR. THIS HAPPENS SPORADICALLY DURING ALL TYPES OF DRIVING, IDLING OR WHILE PARKED. THE CONCERN THAT DURING AN IMPACT THE FAULTY CONNECTOR WILL CAUSE THE PASSENGER SIDE AIRBAG TO NOT DEPLOY WHILE A PASSENGER IS IN THE SEAT IS HIGHLY WORRY SOME AND EVEN THOUGH CHEVY IS AWARE OF THE CONDITION, THEY WON'T RECALL OR FIX THE ISSUE. TIMING CHAIN FAILURE CAN CAUSE SUDDEN UNEXPECTED ENGINE SHUTOFF WHILE DRIVING CAUSING A LOSS OF CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE AND SUDDEN STALLING DURING ACCELERATION AND DECELERATION LEADING TO POSSIBLE COLLISIONS AS THE ENGINE SHUTS OFF WITH NO WARNING. CHEVY IS AWARE OF THE TIMING CHAIN ISSUES IN THEIR 2.4L ENGINES AND YET HASN'T ISSUED A RECALL EVEN THOUGH CATROPHIC ENGINE DAMAGE AND PROBABLY LOSS OF LIFE DUE TO LOSS OF CONTROL COLLISIONS. ENGINE SHUTOFF DUE TO CHAIN STRETCH OR FAILURE CAN OCCUR AS ANY TIME DURING DRIVING OR ENGINE RUNNING CONDITIONS.
TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2016 CHEVROLET EQUINOX. WHILE DRIVING 45 MPH, THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS BECAME INOPERABLE. THERE WERE NO WARNING INDICATORS ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT CALLED HANK GRAFF CHEVROLET (800 N STATE RD, DAVISON, MI 48423, (810) 412-0547), BUT THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 134,000.
WHILE DRIVING THE VEHICLE, IT WILL RANDOMLY TURN OFF. I WILL THEN HAVE TO PLACE THE VEHICLE IN PARK, TURN OFF THE VEHICLE, AND RESTART IT IN ORDER TO BEGIN DRIVING AGAIN. THIS HAPPENED WHILE TURNING.
DRIVING DOWN THE HIGHWAY IN THE RAIN AND THE WINDSHIELD WIPER STOPPED WORKING. YOU CAN HEAR THE WIPER MOTOR RUNNING, BUT THE WIPERS DO NOT MOVE
ENGINE BURNS OIL... SUV ACTUALLY SHUT OFF ON ME WHILE DRIVING AND WHEN I TOOK IT TO THE SHOP, IT WAS FOUND TO HAVE NO OIL. LUCKILY IT SHUT OFF WHEN I WAS BY MYSELF WITHOUT MY FAMILY WHILE AT A RED LIGHT AND NOT WHEN I WAS DRIVING. THIS IS A KNOWN GM ISSUE WITH OLDER EQUINOX'S AND NOTHING HAS BEEN CORRECTED. SOMEONE IS GOING TO GET SERIOUSLY INJURED OR KILLED BC OF THIS ISSUE! IT IS WELL DOCUMENTED THAT A LOT OF OTHER EQUINOX OWNERS ARE DEALING WITH THE SAME ISSUE THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN CORRECTED! GM HAS FAILED THEIR CUSTOMERS AND IS ACTING NEGLIGENT!
TAKATA RECALL MY WIPERS JUST STOPPED WORKING IN THE MIDDLE OF POURING RAIN YOU CAN HEAR THE MOTOR WORKING BUT WIPERS JUST STOPPED DRIVING IN THE CITY BRINGING THE KIDS HOME FROM SCHOOL CITY STREET TRAVELING 25-29 MPH CHECKED TO FUSE IT WAS SOK WE HAD TO PULL OVER AND WAIT THEN GET A UBER IT WAS SCARY!!!!
WINDSHIELD WIPERS SUDDENLY STOPED WORKING. I CAN HEAR THE MOTOR RUNNING, BUT THE WIPERS DON'T MOVE.
DRIVING ON THE NJ TURNPIKE JANUARY 22 2019 FREEZING COLD OUT DAY 15' AND MY CAR JUST DIES. I CAME TO A ROLLING STOP ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. TRIED STARTING CAR AND NOTHING, THEN I HEAR A GRINDING NOISE AS I TURN THE KEY, GET OUT AND OPEN THE HOOD. I TURN KEY AGAIN AND I HEAR THIS GRINDING NOISE AGAIN. NO WARNING LIGHTS NO INDICATORS NOTHING. CALL AAA BUT THEY CAN'T PICK ME UP ON THE TURNPIKE NEEDS TO BE A SEPARATE TOW TRUCK COMPANY. AFTER 45 MINUTES FREEZING IN THE CAR THE TOW TRUCK GUY SHOWS UP. TAKES A LOOK AT THE TRUCK CHECK OIL AND SAYS I HAVE NO OIL. TURNED KEY AND DASH DID NOT SHOW ANY OIL LIGHTS LIT. LOOKED AT THE BACK OF THE TRUCK AND THERE WAS OIL ALL OVER IT SEE PICS. HAD TO GET TOWED TO YARD THEN CALLED AAA TO TAKE ME TO ELKINS CHEVY. ELKIN'S CHEVY LOOKED AT IT AND SAID THE PCV VALVE FROZE CAUSING THE REAR MAIN SEAL TO BREAK CAUSING ENGINE TO LOSE ALL OIL AND CEASE UP WITH POSSIBLE PIECES IN THE TRANSMISSION. NO WARNING LIGHTS OR SENSORS LIT UP AT ALL STILL. DEALER SAID I WAS OUT OF WARRANTY 88,575 MILES SO I WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR FIXING. NEW ENGINE $6,000 USED $4,500 PLUS WHAT EVER OTHER DAMAGE TO THE TRANSMISSION, PVC AND CASE. ESTIMATED 7,000 TO 9000. TO FIX THE TRUCK WAS ONLY 2 YEARS OLD AND ALWAYS GOT SERVICED OIL CHANGES ECT. I BOUGHT ANOTHER EQUINOX 2019 AND WHILE TRANSFERRING MY STUFF FROM 1 TRUCK TO ANOTHER SERVICE GUY SAID THIS A COMMON THING WITH THIS ECOTEC ENGINE AND CHEVY IS AWARE. I WENT HOME AND GOOGLE WHAT HAPPENED AND SURE ENOUGH THEY HAVE A CLASS ACTION SUITE AGAINST THEM. THEY SAID IT SHOULD ONLY BE ON THE OLDER MODELS AND IT IS FIXED ON NEWER YEARS. I COULD ENTER MY VIN TO SEE IF MY TRUCK WAS PART OF THE RECALL WHICH IT WAS NOT. I CALLED CHEVY, ESCALLATION AND MANAGERS THEY SAID SINCE I SOLD\TRADED THE TRUCK IN FOR A NEW ONE THERE WAS NOTHING THEY COULD DO.
I HIT A HOLE AND MY PASSENGER FRONT TIRE AND RIM WERE DAMAGED AND I COULD NOT MOVE CAR, HAD CAR TOWED. THE DEALERSHIP CLAIMED THE ONLY DAMAGE WAS TO THE WHEEL, RIM AND NEEDED AN ALIGNMENT. TWO DAYS LATER FRONT DRIVERS SIDE MAKING A LOUD NOISE, SHAKING WHEN DRIVING AND NOTICED IT WAS LEAKING A FLUID. RETURNED TO DEALERSHIP, RESUBMITTED TO INSURANCE COMPANY. INSURANCE WOULD NOT PAY STAYED WEAR AND TEAR. THEY FOUND PLAY IN FRONT LINKS. NEED TO REPLACE BOTH FRONT STABILIZER LINKS , LEFT FRONT AXLE SEAL LEAKING, REPLACED AXLE SEAL AND AXLE. MY CAR HAD 29000 MILES AND REGULAR MAINTENANCE AND TIRE ROTATION. NOT UNDERSTANDING WHY THIS IS WEAR AND TEAR ESPECIALLY 1 WEEK AFTER BUMPER TO BUMPER EXPIRED AND CAR WAS IN FOR SERVICE AND CHECK TWO WEEKS PRIOR. EITHER CHEVY OR INSURANCE COMPANY IS A FRAUD!!! CAN PROVIDE PICTURES AND DOCUMENTATION.
WHILE DRIVING IN POURING RAIN THE WIPERS QUIT WORKING. THEY QUIT ABRUPTLY WHILE ON LEFT OF WINDSHIELD AND ON FULL POWER. COULD NOT SEE TO DRIVE ON 4 LANE DIVIDED HIGHWAY. WAS ABLE TO SLOWLY DRIVE TO A WIDE BERM AND STOP. TURNED WIPERS OFF AND ON , THEY WOULD NOT WORK. HAD TO WAIT ON ROADSIDE FOR RAIN TO PASS. I KNOW THERE WAS A RECALL ON 2012 AND 2014 MODELS , BUT NOT YET ON THE 2016.
THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS SUDDENLY STOPPED WORKING IN THE MIDDLE OF A STORM WHILE DRIVING.
DATE OF PURCHASE OF THE VEHICLE 06/25/2019 0/7/13/2019 I MADE A RIGHT TURN DRIVING AND A.C AND STEREO TURNED OFF. 07/15/2019 I WAS PARKED AND THE CAR WAS TURNED OFF I GOT IN THE CAR AND STARTED THE VEHICLE PUT IT ON REVERSE THEN DRIVE AND THE CAR TURNED OFF. I RESTARTED THE CAR WITH THE KEY AND IT TURNED BACK ON. 07/16/2019 IN THE EVENING, ENGINE LIGHT WHEN ON 07/16/2019 IN THE EVENING OIL CHANGE LIGHT WHEN ON 07/16/2019 IN THE AM I CALLED MOSS DEALER CHEVY IN MORENO VALLEY, CA AND SPOKE WITH DON HE SCHEDULED AN APPOINTMENT TO TAKE THE VEHICLE IN TO GET CHECKED. APPT SET UP FOR 07/19/2019 AT 8AM AT MOSS CHEVY IN MORENO VALLEY, CA 07/17/2019 IN THE AM I CALLED DON AT MOSS CHEVY IN IN MORENO VALLEY TO NOTIFY HIM THAT MY ENGINE LIGHT AND OIL CHANGE LIGHT WENT ON.
RADIO SCREEN GOES ON AND OFF BY ITS SELF AND BACK UP CAMERA WON'T COME ON IN REVERSE AND CAR STARTS ON IT OWN WITH DOORS LOCK AND NO KEYS IN IT DON'T HAVE SELF START BUTTON ON KEY
TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2016 CHEVROLET EQUINOX. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 70 MPH IN POURING RAIN, THE FRONT WINDSHIELD WIPERS SUDDENLY STOPPED WORKING. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. NEMINCHT CHEVROLET (1550 CASSAT AVENUE, JACKSONVILLE, FL) AND THE MANUFACTURER WERE NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 57,000.
THE VEHICLE WAS IN MOTION. THIS HAS HAPPENED SEVERAL TIMES IN THE PAST. THIS HAPPENED ON A VERY HOT AND SUNNY SUMMER DAY. THE WINDOWS WERE ROLLED DOWN AND THE A/C WAS OFF. THE RADIO STARTED TO LOOP A SONG THAT WAS PLAYING. I WAS UNABLE TO MUTE IT, TURN IT DOWN, AND TURN IT OFF. THE INFOTAINMENT BUTTONS WERE DOING NOTHING. I TURNED ON THE A/C AND THE INTERIOR COOLED DOWN. THE RADIO FUNCTIONED AS NORMAL ONCE IT WAS COLD. THIS HAS HAPPENED IN THE PAST AS WELL. ONE TIME, IT WAS DURING WINTER AND THE HEAT WAS ON. THE RADIO MALFUNCTIONED. THE HEAT WAS TURNED OFF. AFTER A FEW MINUTES, IT WENT BACK TO NORMAL.
I WAS DRIVING IN VERY HEAVY RAIN ON THE HIGHWAY DURING A TIME WHERE THERE WAS LOW VISIBILITY AND MY WINDSHIELD WIPERS STOPPED WORKING. I HAD 3 CHILDREN IN THE CAR WITH ME (2 WERE IN A CAR SEATS). ONCE I WAS ABLE TO GET OVER TO THE SHOULDER I CALLED ONSTAR/ CHEVY ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE AND THEY INFORMED ME THAT THE ONLY WAY THEY COULD ASSIST WAS TO TOW MY CAR TO A DEALERSHIP WHICH IN REALITY WASN'T POSSIBLE BECAUSE THE 3 KIDS AND I WERE NOT GOING TO FIT IN THE TRUCK WITH THE TOW TRUCK DRIVER. SO THE KIDS AND I WAITED IN THE CAR ON THE SHOULDER OF THE HIGHWAY DURING HEAVY TRAFFIC UNTIL THE RAIN STOPPED SO THAT I COULD DRIVE MY CAR TO A SAFER PLACE..
CAR DIED WHILE IN REVERSE, CAR PLACED IN PARK THEN TURNED OFF. THEN TURNED BACK ON PLACED IN DRIVE THEN CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON. WHILE DRIVING THE CAR IT JUST SHUTS OFF. THE RPM GOES TO ZERO AND SHUTS OFF.
WHILE DRIVING DURING A HEAVY RAIN FALL, MY WIPERS JUST STOPPED WORKING. I HAD TO PULL OVER AND WAIT ABOUT 20 MINUTES FOR THE RAIN TO CLEAR SO I COULD DRIVE HOME. VERY UNSAFE. CHEVY NEEDS TO PUT A RECALL OUT FOR THIS AND FIX IT.
WIPERS STOPPED WORKING IN HEAVY DOWN POURS ALMOST CAUSED A SERIOUS ACCIDENT ON THE INTERSTATE.
TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2016 CHEVROLET EQUINOX. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 60 MPH IN A RAIN STORM, THE FRONT WINDSHIELD WIPERS STOPPED OPERATING. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE WIPER MOTOR FAILED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED AND THE FAILURE WAS REMEDIED. THE LOCAL DEALER (WILLIAMS CHEVROLET, 2 AUTOMOTIVE BLVD, ELKTON, MD) WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE, BUT NO ASSISTANCE WAS OFFERED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 62,000.
TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2016 CHEVROLET EQUINOX. WHILE DRIVING 25 MPH, THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS WERE SET TO HIGH, BUT WOULD NOT OPERATE. THERE WERE NO WARNING INDICATORS ILLUMINATED. THE LOCAL DEALER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED AND PROVIDED CASE NUMBER: 09-5253790500. THE CONTACT WAS REFERRED TO THE LOCAL DEALER. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 47,916.
TAKATA RECALL, AIR BAG DID NOT DEPLOY OR INFLATE IN FRONT COLLISION.
DRIVING 75 MPH IN POURING RAIN AND WINDSHIELD WIPERS JUST STOPPED. MADE IT TO SIDE OF ROAD BUT HAD TO BE TOWED HOME DUE TO WIPERS STOPPING
PVC TUBE FROZE CAUSE REAR SEAL TO BREAK CAUSING ENGINE TO LOSE ALL OIL. LUCKILY I WAS PARKED AND NOTICED THE OIL. NO WARNING LIGHTS OR SENSORS LIT UP. WHEN TALKING TO DEALER AND OTHERS MANY EQUINOX THIS YEAR HAVE HAD THIS ISSUE, EVEN THO GENERAL MOTORS IS AWARE OF THE ISSUE IT WAS STILL MY RESPONSIBILITY TO PAY 1800.00 TO FIX IT
I WAS TRAVELING IN INCLEMENT WEATHER (RAINSTORM) AND SUDDENLY THE WINDSHIELD WIPER LINKAGE FAILED, CAUSING FAILURE OF THE DRIVERS SIDE WIPER. I WAS TRAVELING AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS (55+ MPH) AT THE TIME ON I 270 IN COLUMBUS, OH. INSTANTLY LOST VISIBILITY AND LUCKILY WAS ABLE TO NAVIGATE TO THE BERM WITHOUT BEING INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT. TRAFFIC WAS HEAVY AT THE TIME. THIS IS THE SECOND CHEVROLET EQUINOX THAT I EXPERIENCED THIS SAME ISSUE WITH, THE PRIOR VEHICLE WAS A 2013 EQUINOX. THIS ALSO HAPPENED TO TWO OF MY CO-WORKERS WHO DRIVE CHEVY EQUINOXES.
THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS FOR OUR COMPANY VEHICLE (2016 CHEVROLET EQUINOX) HAD PARTIALLY FAILED ONE DAY PRIOR TO BOTH WINDSHIELD WIPERS FAILING. YOU CANNOT USE THEM AT ALL, EVEN WHEN TRYING TO RUN THEM, NOTHING HAPPENS. NO OTHER PREVIOUS ISSUE HAS OCCURRED TO CAUSE THE WIPERS FROM FAILING.
ON MARCH 15, 2019 MY RADIATOR CRACKED/BUSTED AND THE ENGINE OVERHEATED. THE MECHANIC HAD TO REPLACE THE RADIATOR AND HE SAID THAT SHOULDN'T HAPPEN TO A 3 YEAR OLD CAR (54,358 MILES). HE SAID MAYBE THE GAUGE STEEL IS THINNER THAN IT USED TO BE. THE ENGINE OVERHEATED (RADIATOR CRACKED) WHILE I WAS DRIVING - BUT WHEN I GOT HOME AFTER DROPPING OFF THE CAR AT THE MECHANIC I NOTICED LEAKING FLUID ALL OVER THE GARAGE FLOOR (FROM BEFORE I DROVE IT).
DRIVING DOWN FREEWAY. CAR STOPPED WORKING NO WARNING LIGHT OR WARNING. BARLEY GOT IT OFF THE ROAD AND OUT OF TRAFFICE. ENDS UP IT THE REAR MANTLE FOLD WHICH IN TURN MADE THE ENGINE STOP WORKING. VEHICLES NEEDS WHOLE NEW ENGINE.
PVC TUBE FROZE CAUSE REAR SEAL TO BREAK CAUSING ENGINE TO BREAK. HAPPENED WHILE DRIVING CAR MADE A NOOSE AND STOPPED WORKING. NO WARNING LIGHTS OR SENSORS LIT UP. HAPPENED ON A BUSY FREEWAY. WHEN TALKING TO DEALER AND OTHERS MANY EQUINOX THIS YEAR HAVE HAD THIS ISSUE
TL* 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.
I WAS DRIVING DOWN A HIGHWAY AT 65 MILES PER HOUR MY ENGINE STARTED TO FLUTTER WHEN NOTICING THAT I PULLED OVER RIGHT AWAY AND MY ENGINE SHUT OFF. I HAD TO HAVE MY VEHICLE TOWED TO THE DEALERSHIP AFTER THE DEALERSHIP TOOK A LOOK AT IT THEY REALIZED IT WAS A PCV CLOG FROM CONDENSATION GETTING IN TO THE PCV VALVE. I HAVE 72000 MILES ON MY VEHICLE SO THERE IS NO MORE DRIVE TRAIN WARRANTY I BOUGHT THE EXTENDED WARRANTY HOWEVER THEY WILL NOT COVER IT BECAUSE THEY DO NOT COVER CLOGS. UPON RESEARCHING THIS I FOUND OUT THAT CHEVY HAD A LOT OF THESE AND ACTUALLY EXTENDED WARRANTIES ON VEHICLES FROM 2010 TO 2014 FOR THE SAME ISSUE. THEY HAVE NEVER SAID ANYTHING ABOUT FIXING THE ISSUE IN THE ARTICLES I HAVE READ. UPON HEARING THIS INFORMATION FROM THE DEALERSHIP I CONTACTED ANOTHER DEALERSHIP WHICH THAT THEY HAD 6 VEHICLES IN THEIR FOR THIS SAME EXACT THING THEY TOLD ME THAT IT'S A KNOWN ISSUE ESPECIALLY WHEN IT GETS COLD. CHEVROLET WILL NOT COVER THIS KNOWING IT IS A PROBLEM. ATTACHED IS THE SERVICE BULLETIN WHERE IT LIST THE MODELS AND WHERE CHEVY HAD EXTENDED THE WARRANTY FOR THOSE MAKE AND MODELS.
WINDSHIELD WIPERS ABRUPTLY BECAME INOPERABLE THROUGH NO FAULT OF MY OWN. NOTHING STUCK IT/THEM, THERE WAS NO ACCIDENT, ETC. ONE MINUTE THEY WERE WORKING AND THE NEXT THE MINUTE COMPLETELY STOPPED MOVING AND HAVEN'T WORKED SINCE. SOUNDS SIMILAR TO CURRENT INVESTIGATION/COMPLAINT OPENED IN 11/2018.
DROVE CAR 10 MILES, THEN TOOK A LEFT TURN AND EVERYTHING SHUT OFF AND WHEEL LOCKED. NO POWER OR ANY WARNING SIGNS OF A BREAK DOWN. RESTARTED CAR AND WAS ABLE TO DRIVE AGAIN. TOOK IN FOR A CHECK UP AND THEY WERE NOT ABLE TO 'RECREATE THE INSTANCE'.
TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2016 CHEVROLET EQUINOX. WHEN THE CONTACT ATTEMPTED TO OPEN THE DRIVER'S DOOR, HE HEARD A LOUD NOISE AND THE REAR WINDOW EXPLODED AND GLASS SHATTERED. PINE BELT CHEVROLET (1088 NJ-88, LAKEWOOD TOWNSHIP, NJ 08701, (732) 523-0826) WAS NOTIFIED. THE DEALER STATED THAT BECAUSE THE FAILURE HAD NOT HAPPENED IN A COUPLE OF YEARS, THERE WAS NO WAY THAT THE CONTACT WOULD BE ABLE TO PROVE THAT THIS WAS A FAILURE. THE DEALER STATED THAT A ROCK MAY HAVE CAUSED THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 22,000. *TR *TT VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED.*JB
TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2016 CHEVROLET EQUINOX. WHILE DRIVING VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE INSTRUMENT PANEL WENT BLACK. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO MOSS BROS. AUTO GROUP (12625 AUTO MALL DRIVE, MORENO VALLEY, CALIFORNIA 92555, (951) 485-3500) TO BE DIAGNOSED, BUT THE FAILURE COULD NOT BE DUPLICATED. AFTERWARDS, THE POWER STEERING SEIZED AND THE VEHICLE STALLED WITHOUT WARNING. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT RESTART WHEN PROMPTED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO TOM BELL CHEVROLET (800 ALABAMA STREET, REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA 92374, (909) 283-0690) WHERE IT WAS DETERMINED THAT THE VEHICLE EXHIBITED "LOW VOLTAGE". THE BATTERY WAS REPLACED IN 2016. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES WERE ERASED; THEREFORE, THE DEALER COULD NOT DUPLICATE THE "LOW VOLTAGE" FAILURE READING. ADDITIONALLY, AN ALARM SOUNDED, THE SEAT BELT WARNING INDICATOR ILLUMINATED, AND THE INSTRUMENT PANEL GAUGE READINGS WERE INCONCLUSIVE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURES AND PROVIDED CASE NUMBER: 8-4836904116. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 10,155.
DRIVING SOUTHBOUND GOING 65 MPH ON HIGHWAY. 5X4 BUCK STRUCK HEAD-ON WITH EQUINOX AND NO AIR BAGS DEPLOYED. MY 18 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER WAS RESTRAINED BY HER SEATBELT, HOWEVER, WITH THE SPEEDS AND IMPACT THERE WAS FAILURE OF THE AIRBAG SYSTEM TO DEPLOY.
NO AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT ALTHOUGH HEAD ON COLLISION INTO 2 PARKED CARS
I WAS IN A CAR ACCIDENT WHERE THE OTHER DRIVER RAN A STOP SIGN AND I RAN INTO THE SIDE OF HIS CAR HEAD ON, I WAS GOING BETWEEN 35-40MILES PER HOUR. I WAS DRIVING IN A NEIGHBORHOOD, MY AIRBAGS NEVER DEPLOYED, THE CAR CENTER CONSOLE STATED THAT THE AIRBAG MALFUNCTION. I BOUGHT THIS CAR BRAND NEW IN LITTLETON COLORADO.
MY SON WAS IN AN ACCIDENT OCT 26, 2018 @ APPROXIMATELY 7:30 PM.. HE WAS TURNING LEFT ON HIGHWAY RT. 50 IN MT. STORM, WV WITH SIGNAL LIGHT ON TO PULL INTO A PARKING LOT. A TRUCK DRIVING AT A HIGH RATE OF SPEED FROM BEHIND ATTEMPTED TO PASS HIM ON THE LEFT EVEN THOUGH MY SON WAS ALREADY TURNING LEFT. THE TRUCK HIT DIRECTLY ON HIS FRONT LEFT TIRE BY A VEHICLE DRIVING AT A HIGH RATE OF SPEED. THE FRAME WAS DAMAGED AND WE ARE UNSURE OF ADDITIONAL DAMAGES UNTIL THE INSURANCE ADJUSTER INSPECTS IT. THE SIDE AIRBAG DID NOT DEPLOY RESULTING IN MY SON HITTING THE SIDE WINDOW AND DIAGNOSED WITH CERVICAL SPRAIN. DRIVER WAS DRINKING AND ADMITTED TO DRIVING 65-70 MPH. POLICE REPORT WAS FILED AND FIREFIGHTERS ARRIVED.
CAR IDLES ROUGHLY WHEN AT STOP SIGN, STOP LIGHT, WHILE IN REVERSE OR IN STOPPED TRAFFIC. CAR WILL CUT OFF WHILE IDLING ROUGHLY AT A STOP UNLESS IT IS PUT IN NEUTRAL. DIAGNOSTIC TEST REVEALED CODE P0010 CAM ACTUATOR SOLENOID/INTAKE.
THE CHECK AIR BAG LIGHT COMES ON.
AFTER IGNITION STARTED AND PLACED IN REVERSE THE CAR WOULD THEN SHUT OFF WHILE IN REVERES. IT WOULD ALSO SHUT OFF WHILE IN DRIVE. BUT ONLY WHILE FIRST TAKING OFF. EVERY TIME IT HAPPENED I WAS ON REGULAR ROADS AND IN PARKING LOTS. FUEL TANK FULL
FOR THE PAST 12 MONTHS STARTING IN JULY 2017, I'VE HAD TO BRING IT BACK 5 TIMES (LAST WEEK WAS #5) TO THE DEALER DUE TO FLOODING INSIDE THE FRONT PASSENGER SIDE. TWICE I WAS TOLD IT WAS THE BODY JOINT SEAL (BULLETIN PI1090A), TWICE I WAS TOLD MY SUNROOF DRAINS WERE CLOGGED AND ONCE WAS BECAUSE THE MECHANIC DIDN'T ALIGN MY SUNROOF BACK CORRECTLY.
TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2016 CHEVROLET EQUINOX. WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS STARTED, THE PASSENGER SIDE AIR BAG WARNING INDICATOR ILLUMINATED, WHICH WAS A SAFETY CONCERN. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER (WESELOH CHEVROLET, 5335 PASEO DEL NORTE, CARLSBAD, CA 92008) WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE AIR BAG SENSOR FAILED AND NEEDED REPLACEMENT. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED AND OFFERED NO ASSISTANCE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 65,000. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE.
I WAS DRIVING ON THE INTERSTATE, IN THE POURING DOWN RAIN. THEN MY WINDSHIELD WIPERS QUIT WORKING. THEY WERE MAKING A SOUND, BUT WOULD NOT MOVE. I COULD HAVE WRECKED AND GOTTEN HURT. I HAVE ONLY HAD THIS VEHICLE FOR ONE MONTH, WHEN THIS HAPPENED. IT ONLY HAD 80,000 MILES ON IT. THERE IS APPARENTLY A RECALL ON THIS FOR SPECIFIC CHEVERLOT EQUINOXES MADE IN 2015, WHICH IF THIS VEHICLE IS A 2016, WOULD HAVE BEEN MADE IN THAT TIME FRAME. WILL YOU PLEASE HELP ME?
MY CAR SMELLS LIKE BURNING WIRES. MY AC TURNS FROM COLD TO HOT WITHOUT EVEN TOUCHING ANY BUTTONS. MY PHONE CHARGER IN THE MIDDLE COUNCIL DOESN'T WORK. I ONLY HAVE 53000 MILES ON THIS CAR.
WIPERS JUST STOPPED WORKING DURING RAIN STORM. INTERNET SHOWS 1000'S OF THE SAME ISSUE GOING BACK TO 2010 AT LEAST. WIPER MODULE IS WHAT THEY CALL IT.$325.00 PER CAR TO FIX. ?? BUSHINGS THAT HOLD ARM BREAK. WHY IF THIS MANY PEOPLE FOR THIS MANY YEARS HAVE THIS PROBLEM DOES CHEVROLET NOT CHANGE THE PART.OR BUY BETTER PARTS. THIS IS A SCAM TO MAKE MONEY IN THE SERVICE DEPARTMENT. WE WERE TOLD BY THE SERVICE DEPT. YOU SHOULD NEVER RUN YOUR WIPERS ON HIGH OR IT WILL BREAK AGAIN ?????WHAT THE ??? THIS IS MY FIRST AND LAST CHEVY I WILL EVER BUY...I DO NOT LIKE BEING SCAMMED AND WILL NEVER BE BY GM AGAIN !!!!
WHILE TRAVELLING DOWN HIGHWAY I HEARD A CLICK AND THE HEADLIGHTS AND HEATER TURNED OFF BY THEMSELVES. WAS UNABLE TO TURN THEM ON. THANK GOD I WAS ON A STRAIGHT STRIP AND NOT A CURVE. CONTACTED ON STAR. FIGURED OUT THAT THE HIGH BEAMS COULD BE ACTIVATED BY HOLDING THE HIGH BEAM SWITCH TOWARD ME WHILE DRIVING. DROVE HOME DRIVING WITH ONE HAND AND HOLDING HIGH BEAM SWITCH WITH OTHER. WHEN I RETURNED HOME I TURNED THE CAR OFF. I WONDERED IF THE CAR WOULD START SO I TURNED IT OVER AND THE HEADLIGHTS AND HEATER CAME BACK ON.
I DROVE THE VEHICLE ONTO A 7" RAMP TO CHANGE THE OIL. WHEN I STARTED TO BACK OFF THE RAMPS, THE REAR WINDOW SHATTERED.
THE REAR WINDOW EXPLODED ON ITS OWN INTO THOUSANDS OF TINY PIECES, ALTHOUGH IT REMAINED INTACT UNTIL I OPENED AND CLOSED THE CAR DOORS, THEN IT FELL APART INTO THE BACK END OF VEHICLE. I WAS SITTING STATIONARY IN THE CAR WITH ANOTHER PASSENGER IN AN EMPTY PARKING LOT. ENGINE WAS OFF FOR 5 MINUTES. OUTSIDE AIR TEMP 48, INSIDE 65. NO BULLET HOLE, NO ROCK MARK OR ANY OTHER EXTERNAL CAUSE.
BACKING DOWN A STEEP DRIVEWAY WITH MY FOOT ON THE BRAKE WORKING FINE THE FIRST SEVERAL SECONDS THEN THE BRAKE PEDAL WENT DOWN TO THE FLOOR AND CAR ROLLED ACROSS A BUSY STREET JUMPING THE CURB AND HITTING A TELEPHONE POLE AND FENCE. NO PERSON OR VEHICLE NOR MY VEHICLE WAS HIT FORTUNATELY. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THE RENTAL COMPANY BROUGHT ME A NEWER EQUINOX AND THE DAY AFTER WHILE BACKING OUT OF PARKING SPACE IN HOTEL GARAGE APPLYING BRAKES THE BRAKE WENT TO FLOOR HITTING WALL AS I PUT GEAR TO NEUTRAL AND THEN INTO PARK BUT IT HAD ALREADY HIT THE WALL.
ONSTAR BRACKET DOES NOT STAY TIGHT CAUSING A RATTLING IN FRONT OF VEHICLE, WHEN GAS PEDAL IS PRESSED (VEHICLE MOVING)
THE CAR CONSUMES MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF OIL, LIKE THE PREVIOUS MODEL YEARS. NO WARNING IS GIVEN THAT THE VEHICLE RUNS OUT OF OIL CAUSING DAMAGE TO THE PISTONS, TIMING CHAINS AND ENGINE. GM DROPPED THE POWER TRAIN WARRANTY TO 60 K KNOWING THAT THESE VEHICLES HAVE HAD THIS ISSUES SINCE 2011- TO CURRENT. THE FAILURE HAPPENS AT 58-60 K MILES MAKING IT THE CUSTOMER'S RESPONSIBILITY TO PAY FOR THIS ENORMOUS REPAIR. IN TALKING TO THE DEALERSHIP THEY ARE WELL AWARE OF THIS ISSUE YET NO ONE HAS INFORMED THE OWNERS THAT OIL CONSUMPTION ON A BRAND NEW CAR WOULD NEED TO BE MONITORED OR THAT NO ENGINE LIGHT WOULD BE TRIGGERED. LEAVING THE CUSTOMER WITH A CAR WITH LESS OF A POWER-TRAIN WARRANTY AND THE FULL COST OF THE REPAIR. I FILED A COMPLAINT WITH GM AND WAS TOLD THAT SINCE THE CAR WAS OUT OF WARRANTY THAT THEY COULD DO A COST ASSISTANCE BUT WOULD NOT COVER THE REPAIR, BECAUSE MY MILEAGE IS JUST OUTSIDE THE 60K MARK. THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE. MY COWORKER HAS THE SAME VEHICLE AND BECAUSE HIS CAR FAILED AT 58 K IT WAS PAID FOR. GM KNEW WHAT THEY WERE DOING IN LOWERING THE POWER-TRAIN WARRANTY ON THIS CAR. SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE TO PROTECT THE CONSUMER AND GM NEEDS TO REPAIR THESE VEHICLES THEY KNOW ARE DEFECTIVE.
THIS SAFETY PROBLEM COULD CAUSE AN ACCIDENT. I AM 5'4'' AND SIT UPRIGHT WITH THE CORRECT DISTANCE FROM THE STEERING WHEEL AND PEDALS. WHEN DRIVING OR SITTING THE FRONT VIEW TOWARDS THE RIGHT AND SOMEWHAT ALSO WHEN LOOKING LEFT, IS OBSTRUCTED BY THE SIDE MIRRORS. LOOKING TO THE SIDES TOWARDS EACH SIDE'S MIRROR (NOT INTO THE MIRROR BUT TO SEE CROSS TRAFFIC WHEN CROSSING AN INTERSECTION OR TURNING INTO A PARKING SPOT) THE VIEW OF ONCOMING TRAFFIC OR PEDESTRIANS IS IN A BLIND SPOT. THE VIEW IS BLOCKED BY THE SIDE MIRROR AND THE ARM OF THE MIRROR ATTACHING THE MIRROR TO THE CAR. ALSO THE WIDENESS OF THE FRAME OF THE FRONT WINDOW ON EACH SIDE TO ACCOMMODATE THE AIRBAG CONTRIBUTES TO THE BLOCKED VIEWING TOO. THIS HAS LED TO ME NEARLY HITTING SOMEONE CROSSING THE STREET AND NEARLY BEING T-BONED BY A CAR THAT WAS COMPLETELY INVISIBLE COMING FROM THE RIGHT SIDE FOR A FEW SECONDS UNTIL IT PASSED OUT OF THE BLOCKED AREA. I CALLED MY DEALER AND THERE ARE NO ALTERNATE SIDE MIRRORS TO PURCHASE OR ANY CAMERAS THAT THEY KNEW OF FOR THIS FRONT SIDE BLIND SPOT. (THIS IS NOT THE BLIND SPOT THAT CAMERAS ARE USED FOR THE SEE SLIGHTLY BEHIND THE DRIVER.)
TL* 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*LJ UPDATED 10/19/2017*JS
TL* 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.
I PARKED THE CAR ON MY DRIVE WAY I DID NOT TURN IT OFF I RETURN TO THE CAR TO TURN IT OFF IT ROLL BACK I HAD THE DRIVER SIDE DOOR OPEN IT NOCKED ME DOWN AND THE ROLLED OVER MY RIGHT KNEE IT WAS IS IN PARK IT AND MY IT SELF WENT IN TO NEUTRAL THE DRIVES SIDE TIRE WAS ON MY RIGHT KNEE
THE EQUINOX WENT FROM PARK TO REVERSE WHILE RUNNING THEN WENT INTO THE DITCH
WHILE DRIVING THROUGH A RESIDENTIAL AREA AND MAKING A RIGHT HAND TURN, THE STEERING WHEEL LOCKED IN THE RIGHT HAND POSITION. TO AVOID A CRASH, I QUICKLY TURNED THE WHEEL TO THE LEFT. THIS OCCURRED TWO TIMES PRIOR , DURING THE COURSE OF A YEAR OF OWNING THE CAR. WHEN IT OCCURRED THE FIRST TIME, I JUST ASSUMED I SLIPPED ON A PIECE OF ICE THAT WAS LEFT OVER FROM A STORM. HOWEVER, ON THE THIRD TIME, AS I TURNED THE WHEEL TO THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION, MY KEY CHAIN BROKE OFF FROM THE KEY FOB AND THE REMAINDER OF KEYS ON THE KEY CHAIN. (I HAD MULTIPLE KEY RINGS, SHOPPING REWARD FOBS, ETC ON KEYCHAIN). WHAT WAS LEFT WAS A SMALL PORTION OF THE KEY LEFT STUCK INSIDE THE IGNITION. I WAS UNABLE TO TURN THE VEHICLE OFF. IT WAS THEN TOWED TO THE DEALERSHIP (CAR RUNNING) AND I WAS TOLD THAT A SET OF PLYERS HAD TO BE USED TO REMOVE THE KEY FROM THE IGNITION.
MY BACK WINDOW SHATTERED THIS MORNING, AFTER STARTING CAR. CAR WAS SITTING IN GARAGE.
TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2016 CHEVROLET EQUINOX. WHILE DRIVING BETWEEN DUSK OR DAWN, THE HEADLAMP BEAMS WERE TOO DIM TO PROJECT A VISIBLE LIGHT TO SAFELY OPERATE THE VEHICLE. THE DEALER DIAGNOSED THAT THE HEADLAMPS OPERATED AS INTENDED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED AND THE FAILURE RECURRED ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURES. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 6,000. UPDATED 03/29/17LJ *CN
I HAVE LIVED ON SHEADS MOUNTAIN RD FOR 3 YEARS NOW. IN THAT 3 YEARS WE HAVE HAD 9 FLAT TIRES AND ALL OF THEM HAVE HAD ROCKS IN THEM AND MOST OF THEM WE HAVE HAD TO GET NEW TIRES BECAUSE THIS ROAD IS SO BAD AND THEY COULD NOT PLUG OR PATCH THEM.MY HUSBAND WORKS FOR ESCAVATING COMPANY FOR 28 YEARS AND ISINCE WE HAVE LIVED HERE THEY HAVE NEVER GRADED THIS ROAD! I HAVE SENT SO MANY COMPLAINTS AND HAVE EVEN CALLED AND TALKED WITH VDOT AND HAVE NEVER GOTTEN ANYWHERE. I HAVE A BRAND NEW 2016 SUV WITH 13,000 MILES ON IT AND IN THE LAST 3 WEEKS HAVE HAD TO GET 2 BRAND NEW TIRES. I FILED WHAT I THOUGHT WAS A CLAIM ALREADY BUT IT WAS JUST A ROAD COMPLAINT AND GOT A CALL FROM MIKE BAILY AND WHEN I WENT INTO DETAIL ABOUT MY COMPLAINT AND THAT I WAS GETTING A LAWYER AND I WAS TIRED OF THESE ROAD CONDITIONS THE VERY NEXT DAY THEY CAME OUT AND ACTUALLY GRADED THE ROAD INSTEAD OF JUST THROWING STONE DOWN ON ITT LIKE THEY USUALLY DO. THE WASHBOARDS WERE SO BAD YOU LITERALLY HAD TO DRIVE 5 MPH AND STILL YOU ABOUT WENT INTO THE DITCH WHICH IS DANGEROUS IN ITSELF BECAUSE THE DITCH LINE WAS SO DEEP. I AM SUBMITTING A CLAIM FOR BOTH OF MY TIRES AND I HAVE A PICTURE OF ONE OF THEM WITH THE ROCK.
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? *TR
TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2016 CHEVROLET EQUINOX. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE SUNROOF GLASS FRACTURED WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS AT A COMPLETE STOP. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THERE WERE NO INJURIES. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 1,500.
AFTER A MONTH OF OWNERSHIP AND ABOUT 900 MILES MY NEW EQUINOX WITH V6 AND AWD DEVELOPED A HOWLING NOISE WHEN DRIVING ON RURAL ROADS AT ABOUT 30-40 MPH THE HOWLING STAYS WITH THE CAR AND CAN BE HEARD ON HIGHWAYS AT 60 MPH. THE CAR HAS ALSO DEVELOPED A WHINING NOISE BOTH OF WHICH GENERAL MOTORS CLAIM ARE NORMAL NOISES FOR THIS VEHICLE. GM CALLS THIS CONDITION "DRIVELINE ECHO". TO MY KNOWLEDGE THE GMC TERRAIN AN IDENTICAL VEHICLE DOES NOT HAVE THIS PROBLEM. I PERSONALLY HAD A 2013 WITH NO PROBLEMS AND A FRIEND HAD A 2014 WITH NO PROBLEMS. IT APPEARS THE PROBLEM HAS STARTED WITH THE 2015 MODEL YEAR. GM ACKNOWLEDGES THE PROBLEM WHY CAN'T THEY BE MADE TO REPAIR IT? *TR
ON OCTOBER 1, MY MOTHER (PASSENGER) AND I WERE INVOLVED IN A ROLL BACK ACCIDENT AT MY APARTMENT COMPLEX. I PUT THE VEHICLE IN PARK AND EXITED THE VEHICLE. I REMAINED OUTSIDE OF THE VEHICLE FOR 1-2 MINUTES. I RETURNED TO THE DRIVER'S SIDE, OPENED THE DOOR, AND PROCEEDED TO ENTER THE CABIN. UPON OPENING THE DRIVER'S DOOR, THE VEHICLE BEGAN TO ROLL BACK, EVEN THOUGH THE CAR WAS IN PARK. I WAS CAUGHT BETWEEN THE VEHICLE DOOR, WITH HALF OF MY BODY/EXTREMITIES (THE RIGHT SIDE) IN THE CABIN, AND MY LEFT EXTREMITIES OUTSIDE OF THE VEHICLE. I WAS DRAGGED 10-15 FEET. MY MOTHER WAS IN THE FRONT PASSENGER SEAT WITH HER WITH SAFETY BELT. THE VEHICLE HIT AN EMBANKMENT (WITH A 6-7 FOOT DROP) THAT LEADS TO A GAZEBO THAT COVERS OUR MAILING CENTER. THE REAR OF THE VEHICLE CRASHED INTO THE WOODEN FENCING AND THE ROOF AND COLUMNS OF THE GAZEBO. THE FRONT END WAS STUCK IN THE EMBANKMENT; THE REAR END CRASHED INTO THE ROOF, BUT WAS SUSPENDED ABOVE A 6-7 FOOT DROP. POLICE AND FIREMEN ASSESSED THE SITUATION, AND SUSPECTED THAT THE INCIDENT MAY HAVE HAPPENED AS A RESULT OF A MALFUNCTIONING TRANSMISSION AND/OR BREAK SYSTEM. NO FAULT WAS DETERMINED IN THE INCIDENT.
2016 CHEVROLET EQUINOX. CONSUMER WRITES IN REGARDS TO FORWARD COLLISION ALERT SYSTEM WARNING DISPLAY FAILURE TO ILLUMINATE/ DETECT WHEN FOLLOWING TOO CLOSE TO FRONT VEHICLE. *SMD THE CONSUMER STATED THE TAILGATE ALERT ALLOWED HIM TO GET WITHIN LESS THAN TWO CAR LENGTHS BEFORE THE VISUAL WARNING APPEARED. THE DEALER STATED THE SYSTEM WAS PERFORMING AS DESIGNED. *JB
TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2016 CHEVROLET EQUINOX. WHILE DRIVING ON A SUNNY DAY, THE SUNLIGHT CREATED A GLARE ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL THAT MADE IT DIFFICULT TO VIEW THE DISPLAY. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO THE DEALER WHO WAS UNABLE TO REPAIR THE VEHICLE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 4,000.
I'M WRITING TO INFORM YOU OF A POSSIBLE SAFETY ISSUE WITH A 2016 CHEVROLET EQUINOX RENTED FROM ENTERPRISE IN HUNTINGTON STATION, NEW YORK. THE VEHICLE HAD ONLY 12,022 MILES ON THE ODOMETER. AFTER PICKING UP THE VEHICLE, I WAS DRIVING HOME ON THE LONG ISLAND EXPRESSWAY AT APPROXIMATELY 20-30 MPH IN STOP AND GO TRAFFIC. AS TRAFFIC SLOWED DOWN AHEAD OF ME I APPLIED THE BRAKES. I WAS IMMEDIATELY SHOCKED WITH DISBELIEF THAT MY VEHICLE SLIGHTLY IMPACTED WITH THE VEHICLE AHEAD OF ME INSTEAD OF STOPPING 5 OR 10 FEET BEFORE THAT VEHICLE. THE BRAKES DID NOT SEEM TO RESPOND OR FUNCTION EFFECTIVELY COMPARED TO ALL VEHICLES I'VE OWNED OR RENTED FOR OVER 50 YEARS. CONVINCED THAT THERE MUST BE AN UNDERLYING ISSUE WITH THE BRAKES I BROUGHT THE VEHICLE TO A LOCAL PEP BOYS. THEIR INSPECTION REVEALED "BRAKE FLUID RESERVOIR MORE THAN HALF EMPTY" (SEE 2 PAGE ATTACHMENT). I'M NOT SURE IF THERE WAS A SLOW LEAK IN THE LINE OR IF THE BRAKE FLUID HAD NOT BEEN FILLED SUFFICIENTLY. FROM MY 50 YEARS OF DRIVING EXPERIENCE I DON'T EVER RECALL A NEW CAR REQUIRING THE ADDITION OF BRAKE FLUID AFTER ONLY 12,022 MILE OF USAGE. I AM HOWEVER FIRMLY CONVINCED THAT THIS UNFORTUNATE ACCIDENT WOULD NEVER HAVE HAPPENED IF THE RENTAL VEHICLE HAD CONTAINED THE APPROPRIATE AMOUNT OF BRAKE FLUID. I FELT OBLIGATED TO REPORT THIS POSSIBLE SAFETY ISSUE TO YOU SO YOU CAN INVESTIGATE IF THERE HAVE BEEN OTHER REPORTED INSTANCES OF BRAKE FLUID LOSS RESULTING IN INEFFECTUAL BRAKING AND SUBSEQUENT ACCIDENTS. *TR
TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2016 CHEVROLET EQUINOX. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE LOWER PART OF THE WINDSHIELD WAS DISTORTED AND DISTRACTED THE DRIVER. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER, BUT WAS NOT DIAGNOSED NOR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 5,000. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE.
CAR STARTED SMELLING HORRIBLE ANYTIME IT WAS RUNNING, WOULD MAKE ME AND MY KIDS PHYSICALLY SICK BREATHING THE AIR COMING INSIDE THE VEHICLE.MY DAUGHTER HAD PNEUMONIA 4 MONTHS AGO, AND MY HUSBAND HAD A SEVERE CASE OF PNEUMONIA 2 WEEKS AGO. NOT TO MENTION ALL THE RESPIRATORY RELATED PROBLEMS IN THE LAST YEAR THE ENTIRE FAMILY HAS BEEN HAVING. CHEVY WOULD NOT LOOK AT MY CAR, I CALLED MULTIPLKE TIMES TELLING THEM MY CAR IS SO FOUL SMELLING I CANT DRIVE IT ANYMORE AND ITS NOT A DEAD ANMIAL BECAUSE WE SEARCHED EVERY COMPARTMENT THERE IS....AND THEY SAID ITS A DEAD MOUSE OR ANIMAL AND THAT WARRANTY DOESNT COVER THAT SO ITS NOT THERE PROBLEM..AFTER OVER A WEEK OF ME CALLING AND HAVING MY HUSBAND (A CERTIFIED MECHANIC) CALLING THEM NON STOP, THEY AGREED TO LOOK AT IT..ITS NOT AN ANIMAL IT IS JUST ALOT OF MOLD THAT IS GROWING ALL OVER THE CARS HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING CONDENSER SYSTEM! AND ALL THIS TIME ITS JUST BEEN FLOWING MOLD BACTERIA INTO MY VENTS! ITS SUMMER I USE A/C EVERYDAY IF I AM DRIVING.... WE'VE JUST BEEN BREATHING IT IN FOR WHO KNOWS HOW LONG...I BOUGHT THIS CAR 9 MONTHS AGO BRAND NEW AND NOW AFTER ONLY 16,000 MILES ITS A BREEDING GROUND FOR MOLD INSIDE MY HVAC UNIT? I WONT BE ABLE TO GET RID OF THAT SMELL, AND WHAT ABOUT MY SEATS OR CLOTHING OR DAMAGE THAT HAS ALREADY BEEN DONE FROM THIS MOLD AND BACTERIA? THEY SAID GM WILL GIVE ME A RENTAL FOR 5 DAYS.....BUT PARTS WILL TAKE UP TO 4 TO EVEN COME IN BEFORE THEY WILL EVEN START FIXING THE "ISSUE". MY DAUGHTER IS 2 YEARS OLD AND HAD PNEMONIA 2 TIMES ALREADY.
WHILE DRIVING AT NIGHT, MOVING SLOWLY IN A TRAFFIC JAM ON A FREEWAY, THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER TOTALLY WENT OUT. THE RADIO CONTINUED TO WORK, BUT THE SPEEDOMETER WAS NOT FUNCTIONING. I CONTINUED TO DRIVE ABOUT 20 MILES WITH THE CLUSTER AND SPEEDOMETER NOT WORKING. AFTER ARRIVING AT MY DESTINATION AND TURNING OFF THE ENGINE FOR ABOUT 20 MINUTES, I RESTARTED IT AND SAW THAT THE CLUSTER WAS VERY DIM AND THE SPEEDOMETER WAS ONLY BARELY READABLE. AS I DROVE IT, THE BRIGHTNESS SLOWLY INCREASED. THE NEXT MORNING, THE SPEEDOMETER AND THE REST OF THE CLUSTER SEEMED TO BE NORMAL. I TOOK THE CAR TO THE DEALER FOR REPAIRS, THEY WERE UNABLE TO FIND THE PROBLEM SINCE THE CAR WAS WORKING NORMALLY AT THAT TIME.
PLEASE REFERENCE NHSTA COMPLAINT NUMBER 10862571,10865740 SEE ATTACHED DOCUMENT THAT WAS SENT TO G.M. THIS VEHICLE MADE MY FAMILY SICK. I HAD TO PICKET DEALERSHIP WHERE I BOUGHT CAR, BECAUSE G.M HEAD QUARTERS CLOSED THE CASE AND LEFT ME WITH THIS TOXIC VEHICLE. A LOT HAS HAPPENED IN MY QUEST TO HAVE THE CAR REPLACED. A GM DEALERSHIP WHERE I DID NOT BUY CAR FROM, BOUGHT ME OUT OF MY LEASE AND GOT ME INTO A NEW VEHICLE. I PHYSICALLY PICKETED DEALERSHIP I BOUGHT CAR FROM AND OTHERS TO GET MY POINT ACROSS. I STILL HAVE CONTAMINATED CLOTHING AND THE DEALERSHIP IS STUCK WITH THIS VEHICLE NOW, AND I STILL HAVE HEALTH CONCERNS ABOUT MY FAMILY. I HAVE CALLED THE EPA, AND OTHER AGENCIES AND NONE OF THEM CAN HELP. THIS VEHICLE SHOULD NEVER GET INTO ANOTHER INDIVIDUALS POSSESSION. I HAVE ATTACHED SOME PICTURES AND FILES.
THIS VEHICLE MADE MY FAMILY SICK. I HAD TO PICKET DEALERSHIP WHERE I BOUGHT CAR, BECAUSE G.M HEAD QUARTERS CLOSED THE CASE AND LEFT ME WITH THIS TOXIC VEHICLE. A LOT HAS HAPPENED IN MY QUEST TO HAVE THE CAR REPLACED. A GM DEALERSHIP WHERE I DID NOT BUY CAR FROM BOUGHT ME OUT OF MY LEASE AND GOT ME INTO A NEW VEHICLE. I PHYSICALLY PICKETED DEALERSHIP I BOUGHT CAR FROM AND OTHER GM DEALERSHIPS TO GET MY POINT ACROSS. I STILL HAVE CONTAMINATED CLOTHING AND THE DEALERSHIP IS STUCK WITH THIS VEHICLE NOW, AND I STILL HAVE HEALTH CONCERNS ABOUT MY FAMILY. I HAVE CALLED THE EPA, AND OTHER AGENCIES AND NONE OF THEM CAN HELP. THIS VEHICLE SHOULD NEVER GET INTO ANOTHER INDIVIDUALS POSSESSION. I HAVE ATTACHED SOME PICTURES AND FILES. THIS IS MY SECOND COMPLAINT. ORIGINAL NHSTA COMPLAINT NUMBER IS 10862571 EXHAUST FUMES SEEPED INTO VEHICLE FROM EXHAUST LEAK AND CONTAMINATED INTERIOR OF VEHICLE MAKING MY WIFE AND CHILD SICK.DEALERSHIP REPLACED EXHAUST SYSTEM BUT CAR WAS STILL CONTAMINATED. PLEASE CONTACT ME AT GMCARGOTMYFAMILYSICK@GMAIL.COM
2016 CHEVROLET EQUINOX, MICHELIN LATITUDE TOUR 17" P225/65R17 100T LEFT REAR TIRE HAD A MAJOR BLOWOUT ON THE EXTERIOR SIDEWALL AFTER BEING DRIVEN LESS THAN 500 MILES -- TOTAL. ALL TIRES WERE BRAND NEW, PROPERLY INFLATED AND MAINTAINED. NO NAIL OR OBVIOUS PUNCTURE POINT WAS FOUND. VEHICLE WAS BEING DRIVEN 55 MPH ON AN INTERSTATE IN CLEAR WEATHER. TEMPERATURE WAS ABOUT 70 DEGREES. BLOWOUT OCCURRED DURING 10-MINUTE DRIVE OVER SMOOTH, PAVED ROAD. IMMEDIATELY BEFORE BLOWOUT, WARNING LIGHT APPEARED ON DASH ABOUT LOW TIRE PRESSURE. DEALERSHIP REPLACED FOR FREE.
EXHAUST FUMES LEAKING INTO DRIVER CABIN, HORRIBLE TOXIC ODOR, FAMILY GOT SICK FROM BEING INSIDE OF VEHICLE. STATIONARY, OR IN MOTION. TOXIC ODORS AND SAME HEALTH EFFECTS WHEN NOT RUNNING. ODER ON CLOTHING, HAIR, SKIN. IMMEDIATE ADVERSE HEALTH SYMPTOMS ASSOCIATED WITH BEING IN VEHICLE ARE HEADACHE, CHEMICAL TASTE IN MOUTH, SORE THROAT. I NOTICED CONDITION 1/22/2016 BUT IT WAS PRESENT PRIOR TO THIS AS I DO NOT USE VEHICLE OFTEN. MY WIFE AND YOUNGEST DAUGHTER HAD MOST EXPOSURE AND IT BUILT UP OVER TIME, FOR THEY WERE DESENSITIZED TO THE ODOR. AFTER A FEW DAYS OF NOT USING VEHICLE MY WIFE DID SMELL THE TOXIC ODOR. AN EXHAUST LEAK WAS THE CAUSE AND VERIFIED BY DEALER. AFTER REPAIRS WERE MADE VEHICLE STILL HAS HORRIFIC ODOR AND THE SAME ADVERSE HEALTH EFFECTS WERE EXPERIENCED. OTHER PEOPLE WHO WERE EXPOSED TO VEHICLE ALSO EXPERIENCED SAME HEALTH SYMPTOMS.
TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2016 CHEVROLET EQUINOX. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT 70 MPH WITH THE CRUISE CONTROL ENGAGED, THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL WAS DEPRESSED AND THE VEHICLE STALLED WITHOUT WARNING. THE CONTACT WAS ABLE TO RESTART THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS DIAGNOSED BY AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC BUT THE CAUSE OF FAILURE WAS UNABLE TO BE DETERMINED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 2,200. UPDATED 03/15/16*LJ THE CONSUMER STATED THE VEHICLE WAS INSPECTED AND THE DEALER STATED THERE WAS NOTHING WRONG. UPDATED 03/30/16.*JB
FRONT PASSENGER SEAT AIRBAG SENSOR WILL NOT ACTIVATE SAFETY SYSTEM WHEN I, AS A 120 LB ADULT,PLACE A MEDICALLY NECESSARY CUSHION (TO ALLEVIATE BACK AND HIP PAIN) BETWEEN MYSELF AND THE SEAT, THUS CANCELLING OUT THE BENEFITS OF THIS SAFETY SYSTEM WHEN THE VEHICLE IS IN MOTION. I AM AT RISK WHEN RIDING IN THIS GENERAL MOTORS VEHICLE. PLEASE REQUIRE GM TO RECALL AND CORRECT THIS DEFECT SOONEST AND ASSOCIATE MY COMPLAINT WITH ALL OTHER SIMILAR COMPLAINTS ON FILE WITH YOUR AGENCY.
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2016 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain vehicles manufactured October 16, 2015. The certification labels may have incorrect tire/rim size and cold tire pressure information. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, "Tire Selection and Rims."
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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