Brake Light On Problems of Chevrolet Equinox

Chevrolet Equinox owners have reported 12 problems related to brake light on (under the service brakes category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Chevrolet Equinox based on all problems reported for the Equinox.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox 1
Failure Date: 07/01/2016

Brake warning light came on while I was driving. I went directly to chevy dealer. They found that the brake fluid reservoir was empty as the rubber seal into the break master cylinder had failed. The dealer had to replace the master cylinder and the booster and flush the brake system at a cost of $1,210. 92. I discovered that this exact same problem had lead to recalls in 2010 of Toyota avalons and highlanders. Also Nissan in 2009 recalled sentras for same reason. My chevy service manager confirmed that my brake system failure was the same cause. I have contacted Chevrolet headquarters and they refuse to discuss the matter with me and refuse to give me any information on their experience of this brake system failure. Can you help me?why is there no gm recall ?.

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car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Equinox 2
Failure Date: 04/06/2015

Complete brake system failure. Brake light alarm came on followed by stability control system alarm. Failure in master cylinder and brake booster allowed brake fluid to drain from system. Car was diagnosed and repaired at a Chevrolet dealership. I needed to have both the master cylinder and booster replaced.

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car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Equinox 3
Failure Date: 11/29/2014

Airbag light, tpms, stability light, headlight and taillights go out alot. Called chevy place aout recalls and was told mine is not recalled but problems with my car are same as recall. They fixed gas line recall, took it to where I bought it 2 or 3 times but never got fixed. My speedometer also been out since getting car brake lights always coming on as well, other problems as well. Doesnt seem chevy makes a good vehicle.

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car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Equinox 4
Failure Date: 01/24/2014

I have had all kind of trouble out of this vehicle. First it was the wheel bearings. Change one an not long after have to change another. Have changed about 4. Three on one wheel an one on the other. And now have to change another that I can tell. Then it started with brakes recently. They would stick. Had brakes replaced that didn't fix the problem. Brake lights came on vehicle. Then went off haven't came on since but brakes have stuck more than one time. Very dangerous. Now to get with the air in the vehicle that I have seen several complain about. While car is sitting still the vehicle will stay warm an warm air blowing out. Where it has been cold when driving the car the temp would go down on vehicle making the air blow out cool an I about freeze to death driving. Windows fog up fast. Need a recall if so many people are have the same issue/issues. Can cause major problems if not addressed or fixed. I don't let me kids ride in the car with me anymore cause of this.

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car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox 5
Failure Date: 01/23/2014

Brake master cylinder rear seal failed and fluid completely filled the brake booster causing the brakes to apply. The brakes would not release causing the vehicle to stop in the traffic lane without any warning (brake lights) to the vehicles behind almost causing a rear end collision.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Equinox 6
Failure Date: 01/02/2014

I was parked in my garage and started my Equinox, as a put my foot on the brake to put in reverse the stabilitrak light came on a couple of minutes later the parking brake light came on, not it's on all the time and it has a message to check the stabilitrak and brake system. I went online to check if I could find a solution to it and found numerous cases on gm models. There's gotta be a recall for this!! I don't want to be driving and my brakes go out on me, I have a toddler in the car with me all the time!! here are a few of the forums I found with similar problems. . Read more...

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car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Equinox 7
Failure Date: 06/03/2013

The key can be removed from the ignition while the car is running, the headlights only work on highbeam, the brake lights do not work except for the small one in the middle. The car will continue to try to start even after the key is removed. The car currently runs hot so the fan runs constantly and runs the battery down. I have parked the car and wont drive because of the safety issue.

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car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Equinox 8
Failure Date: 07/19/2012

On 7/19/12 at 2:30 pm, I was driving south bound on California interstate I-15, lane s-2 at 60 mph. The traffic was flowing freely, one vehicle was to my rear in lane s-3. Their was no road debris in any lanes. I heard a loud "pop" sound, next a loud "bang" sound under my car. I also saw the emergency brake light flash on an off on the instrument panel. I slowed down, moved to lane s-3, lightly stepped on the brake pedal and the brakes appeared to operate normally. There were no other information lights on or flashing on the instrument panel. The "check engine" light was not on. I drove the vehicle to my residence and parked in the driveway. I placed the transmission lever into park, shut the engine off and stepped on the emergency brake pedal. At this time the pedal went completly to the floor without the usual resistance when applying the emergency brake. I exited the car and saw what appeared to be a wire hanging loose in two peices. I had the car towed to the Chevrolet dealer, they inspected the vehdicle and said I hit something on the road and it cut the emergency brake cable, punched a hole in the floor and it was not warranty. My insurance company inspected the car, found no "witness marks", which would indicate a foreign object impacting any part of the car. If so, the insurance inspector said would indicate I hit something prior to the foreign object breaking the cable and damaging the floor. My insurance is coverinvg this but may choose to subrogate against Chevrolet. I contacted a friend I know at Chevrolet and was told the company has numerous product reports of unexplained emergency brake cable fraying and failure not cauded by road hazards or debris hitting the vehicle. This should be a part recall.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Equinox 9
Failure Date: 03/02/2012

I was coming upon a stop sign, it was snowing outside so I was driving quite cautiously. As I came to the stop sign I slid a bit and then the SUV lost all traction and the brake light, abs light, service stability control, and service traction control lights all came on. I then pulled over to the side of the road restarted the SUV and all lights came back on and I had no antilock brakes, stability control, or traction the rest of the way home. It was terrible. I have never felt like I had no control of a vehicle like that before. I parked it in the garage at home and the next day started it again. All lights went off and it was fine until snowfall today. The same thing happened when my husband was driving it. We have tried starting it again but the lights have not yet went out. I will be bringing this to the dealership first thing Monday morning with hopes it doesn't cost me too much to get it fix. I fear for others that will have this same problem. I have always bought Chevrolets but this has definitely made me think twice about buying yet another vehicle from them. I would definitely consider this an incident that should have been recalled. I have researched it online and many people have had this same problem.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Equinox 10
Failure Date: 07/06/2009

When trying to stop the brake goes to the floor. When you step on it again the brakes are fine. There is no noise or grinding coming from them, and no brake light lit. This has happened 3x in last 2 weeks. Made an appt today with mechanic for Thursday. Just now the abs light and traction control light lit up.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Equinox 11
Failure Date: 01/07/2008

1. 6 months after purchased third taillight shorted out didn't know had no brake lights. Took to dealer 7 times after wiring harness, third taillight replaced because spoiler cracked, hatch unable to open. Dealer moved hatch hinges and spoiler kept cracking. Still having third taillight no brake light problem is with wiring faulty. Taillights all leak causing wiring short in fuses. Other issue is first break service abs sensor stayed on break pedal pulsated for 2 yrs 2 dealers 1 mechanic replaced abs sensor 3x didn't fix ended up paying for new front wheel hub also caused 3 accidents could not stop because of it. Mileage is 68700 rec 1 recall for heater. Where are rest?.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Equinox 12
Failure Date: 11/11/2006

We purchased a 2005 chevy Equinox in September of 2005. Through our research, this was one of the only vehicles that would accommodate 2 rear facing child seats with safe operation. The Equinox now has approximately 16, 000 miles on it. On 11 November 2006, my wife and our 14 month old twin daughters were on their way to visit her friend. I receive a phone call from my wife. She is frantically screaming to me that something is wrong with the Equinox. She explains that when she applies the brakes at speeds above 45 -50 mph, she is experiencing a violent shaking of the vehicle's front end and the steering wheel, and feels that she would not be able to stop the vehicle in an emergency situation. I advise her to decrease her speed and continue to her friends house and that I will return home and take our Subaru to meet her. We switch vehicles. Once on the highway, I accelerate to approximately 65-70 mph and notice traffic backing up due to police activity down the road. I apply the brakes slightly and the Equinox begins to shake violently to the point that it feels as though the front wheels are pulling in opposite directions, and I am having a difficult time keeping the vehicle between the marked lanes. The steering wheel is also shaking and I have to grip it tightly to hold on. I don't recall having experienced a steering wheel shake this violently. After decreasing to about 50 mph, the shaking subsided to the point that the vehicle was controllable within the lanes. This occurred several more times during the ride home, so I sustained a speed that was safe for myself and the other motorists. A trip that would take a little over an hour took about 2 hours to complete with minimal traffic. Being that this occurred over a weekend, we have not been able to get the chevy to the dealership or a repair station to have it checked. After having the chevy checked I will notify your administration of the outcome.

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