Brake Light On Problems of Chevrolet Equinox
Chevrolet Equinox owners have reported 4 problems related to brake light on (under the service brakes category).
#1 - Brake Light On problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Equinox
The vehicle having this issue was a 2011 Chevrolet Equinox. 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. This brake light on issue occurred Thursday, July 19, 2012.
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#2 - Brake Light On problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Equinox
The car is a 2007 Chevrolet Equinox. 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. This brake light on problem happened on Friday, Mar. 2, 2012.
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#3 - Brake Light On problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Equinox
The vehicle involved is a 2005 Chevrolet Equinox. 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. This brake light on problem happened on Nov. 11, 2006.
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#4 - Brake Light On problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Equinox
The car was a 2005 Chevrolet Equinox. 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. This brake light on problem happened on Monday, Jul. 6, 2009.
Other Service Brakes related problems of Chevrolet Equinox:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Service Brakes problems||35|
|Brake Abs Warning Light problems||8|
|Brake Antilock Wheel Speed Sensor problems||4|
|Brake Light On problems||4|
|Brake Sensor problems||4|
|Brake Disc Rotor problems||4|
|Brake Grinding Noise problems||2|
|Anti-lock Brakes Fail problems||2|
|Brake Loud Noise problems||2|
|Brake Disc Pads problems||2|
|Brake Squeaking Noise problems||1|
|Brake Fluid problems||1|
|Brakes Failed problems||1|
|Brake Drum Wheel Cylinder problems||1|
|Brake Popping Noise problems||1|
|Brake Electric Antilock problems||1|