Chevrolet Equinox owners have reported 26 problems related to engine stall (under the engine and engine cooling 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.
Equinox very suddenly started running roughly and making a "knocking" noise from the engine and acted as if engine wanted to stall while idling. Low engine oil light came on, we stopped for oil and added oil. Started Equinox up, low engine oil light was no longer on. Drove the Equinox for approximately ten (10) minutes when it made a horrendous shuddering noise, engine warning light came on stating "stop engine now". We pulled off to side of highway. End result: the engine was blown and needed to be replaced at cost of $8,000. 00, five months after the 5 year warranty expired. Equinox only had 64,000 miles on it and oil had been changed regularly including in late August 2017. Subsequently came to learn that gm has many engine and engine oil related issues with Equinoxes dating back to 2011 at least. Our Equinox had not been subject to any recalls.
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Engine stalled out while driving and almost caused accident. Timing chain slipped and ruined my entire engine, no warnings, no signals or none of any kind. Reading alot of complaints about this same problem and there should of been a recall on this 2. 4l engine from gm a long time ago! maintenance has been maintained and up to date since car was first driven off lot.
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Intermittent vibration felt when engine idling. Then engine would stall when coming to a stop. Happened maybe 6-8 times. Got an oil change (wasn't overdue), and problem stopped.
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Engine stalled out while idling in gear, accelerating from a stop or when deaccelerating to a complete stop. Needed one foot on brake one foot on gas to keep running. Lost all power assist controls in traffic when vehicle stalled.
At times it seems like the transmission doesn't shift properly when starting to accelerate. It's as if it's not sure what gear to go into. Currently I have an engine light on and it stalls frequently. If I slow down or start to accelerate it will stall. I'm afraid I'm going to get rear ended by someone! it also blows out white smoke from the exhaust. I seem to be adding oil more often than I should.
Engine stalls at low rpm. Over the last few months at random times from reverse / backing up the engine would stall. The engine has stalled at red lights when staking off at low rpms, causing people behind me to stop suddenly while I have to put the car in park and start the engine.
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Engine stalls while slowing or after coming to a stop. Restarts once placed into neutral.
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Equinox. While driving 75 mph, the engine reduce power indicator illuminated and the vehicle began to shake violently. The engine stalled, but was able to restart. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the throttle body failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact also stated that the vehicle had been previously repaired due to several recalls. The recall specifics were not provided. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was approximately 96,136.
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The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Equinox. While stopped at a red light, the stability control, traction control, and check engine indicators illuminated while the engine stalled. The vehicle was able to restart. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 90,000.
Vehicle engine stalled while the vehicle was in motion at 35 mph resulting in impaired steering ability, and loss of vehicle control in a road curve. A crash was narrowly avoided. No warning light or operator notification was present prior to the incident. Odb scan codes indicated a p0010 code ¿camshaft position actuator solenoid valve¿. Vehicle stalled while vehicle was in motion on at least 5 other occasions returning vehicle to dealer for service. Service history indicates the intake camshaft solenoid was replaced under warranty in 2011 due to identical failure mode and fault code, the exhaust camshaft solenoid failed with code p0011 and was replaced under warranty in 2015, and the intake camshaft solenoid failed again in 2016 at 34,681 total vehicle miles. Vehicle has been operated in nominal city driving conditions with consistent maintenance of the oil and oil filter per the oem oil life monitor. The third failure of the camshaft solenoid was charged at customer expense. Repeat failure of the camshaft solenoid actuator indicated an unmitigated product design issue resulting in engine stalls without warning while the vehicle is in motion and impaired steering control.
Tl-the contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated that the engine stalled without warning while he drove at 30mph. The vehicle was towed to the contact residence. The contact replaced the battery; however, the failure was not corrected. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 66,000. Li.
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I have had problems with my 2011 Chevrolet Equinox since the day I got it but yesterday was the worst. The engine all of a sudden stalled on the highway and I had to pull off the road. I just had it in the shop last week and had the fuel pump and timing chain replaced. I was able to get my car home only able to drive 40 mph. This morning I was going to try to get it to work to be closer to someone who could check the code out on it but as I was going down the road it completely stalled out and I barely got off the road before the engine cut out all together. I have read numerous forums of customer with the same vehicle having the same problem. This is a safety issue and gm needs to address it. The shop is saying that if it's the fuel throttle body which is what I suspect they will not cover it under warranty. From what I understand there was a bulletin put out on this issue and it was covered for awhile on the powertrain warranty but they pulled the bulletin and no longer cover it. I need help. Gm knows they have issues with this vehicle but they will not do anything about it.
This vehicle uses about 1 quart of oil per 1000 miles. With no warning from manufacturer or dealer and the recommended oil change at every 4 to 5 thousand miles, the oil level is gone by the time the oil change is due. This repeated action causes the cam position sensor to sludge up and become faulty. This in turn causes the motor to stall. There have been many complaints of the engine stalling on the highway. Mine has stalled many times in city traffic. Due to my driving skills I have avoided any accidents. It is only a matter of time before there are deaths attributed to this issue. Although the manufacturer has been aware of this problem since 2007, it has not even gone as far as installing a low oil level sensor to help prevent this from happening.
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated while driving various speeds the engine stalled and the warning indicator illuminated prior to the malfunction. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer for diagnosis. The technician stated that the timing chain fractured which caused internal damage to the engine. The vehicle was in the process of being repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 77,367.
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Equinox. While driving at various speeds, the engine stalled. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 97,000.
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Took my car in for service because the car was shaking, and rattling while driving, loss of engine power. Eventually the engine stalled and stalled several times upon restarting the engine. The service team said they needed to replace an O2 sensor. Since then the car is still stalling and riding rough but does not happen as often. Service department keeps telling me they are not able to ?reproduce the problem?. So far the car has stalled on me 4 times in less than a week after being the in shop twice for the same problem. A car with less than 45,000 miles should not be doing this !! this poses a danger to the public and my family if it stalls and I am unable to get the car off the road in time to avoid an accident.
The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated that the engine stalled while driving 70 mph. The dealer replaced the camshaft position sensor and the electronic control module; however, the contact was concerned that the failure might recur. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was not available.
The engine stalled during operating, this is a brand new car just around 24,000 miles.
While waiting on red light with foot on the brake the car started stalling, loosing rpm and engine stopped. I started it again and released the brake and pushed the gas slowly to get thru the intersection and the car began loosing rpm again and almost stalled again put me and my baby in very dangerous situation in the middle of the intersection. There is obviously some serious problems with the chevy Equinox engine and gm has to take this matter seriously before somebody gets killed on the road or cause chain accident because engine stalls.
2010 Chevrolet Equinox. Consumer writes in regards to engine stall.
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact was driving 55 mph when a noise was a heard from the engine and the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the dealer confirmed that the interior engine walls were scarred. The manufacturer was contacted and the vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 46,954 and the current mileage was 48,900.
Engine has stalled multiple times upon acceleration. Very concern for our safety!.
Engine stalling problems, vehicle towed car had recall for problem. Rpm`s go up and down at idle still still hesitates every once and awhile has engine knock at start up dealer cant reproduce, been thru one gm buy back on chevy malibu with steering problems,and engine knock. This was a four cyl. And the Equinox is a 4 cyl. To. Think the engines r the same in both cars . Seems to me like gm has big problems with this engine design.
When accelerating to pull onto highway, engine stalls with no response from accelerator pedal and sometimes engine completely shuts off and you have to restart the vehicle. This is an intermittent problem that happens often. My vehicle has been to the dealer several times for this issue but the dealership has yet to find the problem. I have also contacted Chevrolet customer support about this problem and told them of my concerns of having an accident because of this issue. I have researched this problem on the internet and found owners of 2010-12 Chevrolet Equinoxs all over the united states are having the same problem.
Tl- the contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated every time he started the vehicle, the check engine lamp illuminated and the engine would stall. The contact mentioned that in order to turn the vehicle back on he had to depress the gas pedal several times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who was unable to diagnosed the failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 60,000. The current mileage was 87,500. Rvk.
- the contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Equinox. While driving at 55 mph on an incline the engine lost power. The contact was able to restart the vehicle immediately. The check engine occasionally illuminated before the engine stalled. The dealer informed the contact that this problem was due to a cracked spark plug which was caused by rain entering the vehicle through the windshield and coming into contact with the spark plugs. The spark plugs were replaced, and a shield was sealed to prevent water from coming into contact with spark plugs. The contact stated approximately 3 months later she experienced the same problem. The dealer removed and replaced the spark plug, the wire and the coil. A month later the vehicle experienced the same problem. The dealer informed the contact that a cracked spark plug was the reason for this occurrence. The vehicle currently had 33,000 miles.
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|Engine And Engine Cooling problems||
|Engine Burning Oil problems||
|Car Stall problems||
|Check Engine Light On problems||
|Engine Cooling System problems||
|Crankcase (pcv) problems||
|Gas Recirculation Valve (egr Valve) problems||
|Engine Stall problems||
|Manifold/header/muffler/tail Pipe problems||
|Engine Belts And Pulleys problems||