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Check Engine Light On problems of the 2011 Chevrolet Equinox

Six problems related to check engine light on have been reported for the 2011 Chevrolet Equinox.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 1
Failure Date: 09/14/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph on a ramp, the contact accelerated to enter a highway and the vehicle started to hesitate and shake. The contact steered the vehicle off the road and turned the vehicle off. When the contact restarted the vehicle and the check engine light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The diagnosis was that the intake cam shaft needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 65,724. Cs.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 2
Failure Date: 02/05/2014

Started accelerating & when I got to 55 mph the vehicle started losing power rapidly & service stabilitrak light along with reduce engine power came up on the dash. I went from 55 mph to 20 mph within seconds. I was able to pull onto the side of the road. I tried to merge back onto the highway but was unable to go faster then 16 mph. I quickly pulled back over & parked the car. Shut the car off & waited about 1 min & turned the car back on. The stabilitrak & the reduce engine power cleared off my dash but the check engine light stayed on. I then was able to merge back into traffic & pick up the 65 mph speed. I continued to work & had no other issues until I pulled into my work parking lot. Thats when the stabilitrak & reduce engine power came back on & I lost power again. I parked the car & called the dealrshp. They told me to bring the vehicle in. It didnt duplicate the issue the whole way to dealrshp. The next day they called me to let me know they replaced a sensor & updated the computer with software. I drove the vehicle & it seemd fine. Week later had the same issue. Got about 5 mins into my trip & was on the interstate going 60 & all of a sudden the service stabilitrak & the reduce engine power light came back on & the vehicle dropped my speed of 60 to around 17 mph quickly. Thankful that no one was close behind me when this happened. I got off an exit & pulled into a parking lot. Called the dealrshp. This time they sent a flat bed out to get vehicle. They called & said it was a throttle body issue & that it needs replaced. They told me it isnt covered under the pt warranty. I'm seeing a number of people with this same issue & wondering why this isnt a recall? it's very unsafe especially cause you dont know when its going to happen. If your doing 65-70 mph on a highway & there are cars close to you & the vehicle decides to do this, you are in big trouble.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 3
Failure Date: 11/13/2013

Check engine light came on, had autozone run on computer, came back code p0011, found recall on code in 2011(11195a), car is doing same thing as recall stated, I called gm and they said it was not part of recall, I explained problem and they would not tell if part was under warranty, all they said was take to dealer. Gm told me so ES vins were recalled, but not all, couldn't tell me why this one was not recalled even though it is doing same thing.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 4
Failure Date: 08/10/2011

The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled and the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the repairs were unknown. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 6,000 and the current mileage was 48,000.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 5
Failure Date: 05/03/2011

2011 Chevrolet Equinox. Consumer writes in regards to defective vehicle operation and safety the consumer stated the vehicle was returned to the dealer three times, due to it running rough, loss of power, an overwhelming smell of gasoline, a sticky accelerator pedal and the check engine light illuminating. The dealer replaced the high pressure fuel pump, fuel rail pressure sensor and an attempted repair of the pcm and the reprogramming of the tac. The dealer has been unable to resolve the defects.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 6
Failure Date: 03/11/2011

My engine light came on and then the car lost power. It did start back up again, but the engine light remained on until I got home. I was not on a busy street when this happened. This happened on a Friday. I had it to the dealer on Monday. The dealer did try to find the problem, but the engine light was off and nothing was discovered.