Chevrolet Equinox owners have reported 29 problems related to headlights (under the exterior lighting 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.
The headlights in my vehicle shut on by themselves while car is parked and I have been having a difficult time shutting them off after driving and arriving to my destination. I also noticed smoke coming from my steering wheel.
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The headlights on this vehicle are terrible. I understand that they are halogen. I have previously owned a 2011 & 2014 Equinox and did not experience this problem. It is dangerous driving at night on country roads. I am forced to continuously drive with the bright headlights on.
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Our 2007 chevy Equinox had condensation in the headlights, which they were replaced when we bought the vehicle from the dealership may 20, 2014. In October 2015, condensation began building up again in the driver's side lens. We replaced a bulb in November and in February, ended up replacing the entire component due to condensation gathering in the headlight, to the cost of over $400! this is obviously a design flaw for this vehicle.
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I purchased my 2008 Equinox in March 2010; there was slight moisture building up in both headlight assemblies; now major moisture. After replacing both headlights and multiple bulbs, the entire left side went out in July 2014. I took to a dealership and gm part was replaced for $350 (had work discount). My right side is building up with moisture and will eventually have to be replaced once my headlight goes out. This is a known gm issue; however, gm does not seem to want to accept responsibility for a poorly manufactured headlight assembly in the Equinox.
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The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Equinox. While driving various speeds, the headlights intermittently failed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was unavailable. The approximate failure mileage was 124,000.
Passenger air bags did not work, doesn't even acknowledge a passenger. Light is always on to service airbags. Also my stabil control lights come on then go off. A couple months or even longer, they come on again. I have had them checked out. The passenger air bags sensor was replace at a cost of $900. 00 andstabil control lights repair was $350 and continue to have problems . Also both my headlights are full of moisture and I continue to have to replace the bulbs, after replacesing one bulb that night was pulled over by the police , bulb burned out again. I talked to the dealer no recalls on any of the problems and I know a lot of people with GMC products having the same problems.
Went to start my car and the key would not turn. I jiggled it for a long time and it finally turned but the headlights wont work now. I looked on line and saw a few other have this issue. I cannot drive at night now.
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Over a year and a half ago I had the engine light come on in my 2008 Equinox. Took it into the chevy dealer and the diagnostic tool said timing chain/engine position. Here I am today, did not do the $1,600 recommended repair and the car is still driving fine and no issues. The engine light has been reset multiple times only to keep coming back. I also have both headlights filled with moisture and it affects the brightness of the lights at night. Finally, I have had multiple times when the stabilitrac light comes on and then by day end it will be off.
Passenger air bags don't work, doesn't even acknowledge a passenger. Light is always on to service airbags. Also my stabil control lights come on then go off. A couple months or even longer, they come on again. I have had them checked out. Find nothing. Also both my headlights are full of moisture and I continue to have to replace the bulbs which are a pain to get to. I had a blazer that did the same thing with the headlights and taillights.
Have owned my 2008 Equinox since July 2008. . . . Stitching on the webbing on back seat belt has completely separated at the buckle. Cannot be used at all front drivers side headlight cover holds water and bulbs have to replaced a few times a year due to this.
Condensation water in headlights sometimes very bad,,,,,.
The driver's door of my 2008 Equinox has started not locking or unlocking with the remote. The window will not go down, the interior lights will not come on or go off when the door is opened or closed, & the radio will not shut off when the door is opened. I have also changed headlights 3 times in the 3 years that I have owned the car. Now the tags lights are burnt out also. Seems like an electrical problem to me.
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Equinox. While driving various speeds, the right turn signal mechanism would illuminate continuously when activated. The dealer was unable to determine the cause of the failure. In addition, the driver side power window failed to operate. The contact also mentioned that the driver side headlight bulb was replaced six times. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The VIN and failure mileage were unavailable.
Passenger side air bag does not work when there's a child or person under 110 lbs in the seat. Headlights fill up with water.
As I was driving the dash lights and the touch screen radio lights go out. This has happened on numerors occasions. Have talked with other Equinox owners and the have same problem. Dealer can not find any problems. Major concern is that all the lighting systems to include headlights will go out during night driving.
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Tl- the contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet equinoz. The contact stated that the headlights fill with water and it afftects the lighting of the vehicle at night. The contact was told by the dealer and manufacturer that they need to let the vehicle run for 6 hours and it will burn the water out of the headlights. The contact stated the vehicle is driven close to an hour and a half a day to and from work and there is now way to burn out the water. The contact stated everytime it rains or the vehicle is washed the headlights fill with water. The manufacturer said the headlights are not warrantied and there is not fix for the failure. The failure mileage was 27,000 and the current mileage was 31,350. Rl.
The headlights have moisture that does not dry out when run, even for long periods of time. The incident happened during a snow storm. The moisture in the headlight froze letting very little light through. Chevrolet was contacted and the headlights were not under any warranty or recall. This was very dangerous during a snow storm and night.
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact was driving approximately 25 mph with the headlights in activation and suddenly the headlights failed to operate. The contact continued to drive with extreme caution. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who stated there was an accumulation of water within the lens of both headlights. The technician replaced both headlight bulbs and the water was drained from the lens of both headlights. The manufacturer and dealer were made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000.
My headlight always get fogy and building up water inside which it might cause shortage in the electric system or even cause fire in the car, the seal is in good shape. I tried to find what is causing that but I could not find anything. My only guessing is the bulbs are causing heat that makes fog then turns to build up water inside. I checked online and I found there is a lot of people have the same problems. Hopefully chevy have a solution for my issue because it's a safety issue.
Headlight lenses with major moisture issues that will not go away. There is a major amount of complaints for this. Gm tells me that the bumper to bumper warrantly does not include light bulbs. This is not a bulb problem. The headlight assembly lets moisture in, but does not let it out. It gets to the point that the headlight looks like there is a bulb problem at night. The moisture blocks that much light.
My 2008 Equinox headlights are full of water which make the visibility at night very bad. The door locks will only open the locks part of the way and you can't get in the car, and this seems to be affected more when the sun shines on the vehicle. It acts like the locks won't work in the heat. I also have the passenger air bag light coming on anytime someone sits in the passenger seat. I have been told by the dealership that the air bag will not deploy in an accident. This is such a comforting feeling, and I really don't understand why these issues are not recalled by the auto maker. Can anyone help us? there are thousands of these vehicles on the road that are not safe. . . . . . . . .
I have had to replace headlights in this car at least 7 times to date. Since the car was about a year old, there has always been a heavy build-up of condensation inside the headlamp assembly. . . . Which is very poorly designed. The entire assembly from the left side of the car to the right has to be taken off to access the headlamps. Obviously, the assembly design does not seal sufficiently to keep out moisture.
My headlights have been fogged up for months and the dealer is telling me they may be able to help as the SUV has 40,000 miles on it.
On October 19, 2009, I purchased a Chevrolet Equinox 2007. At the time of purchase I noticed condensation in the passenger side front headlight lens and I was told by the salesman at the time that it would "burn off" if I kept the lights on. Since that time both driver and passenger headlights have developed the condensation issue. The condensation does not burn off just keeps accumulating to the point where the headlight bulb would just burn out. In the past six years I have replaced the various bulbs in the headlight assembly nine times and the bulb socket assemblies have been corroded as a result of the constant presence of moisture. Often times I would be driving at night when the bulbs would go out making this a severe safety issue.
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Equinox. While driving 55 mph, the driver side headlight dimmed due to moisture in the light fixture. The dealer recommended that the driver side headlight be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was unknown.
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Continual headlight burning out. Within 30 days of having new bulb installed. Dealer replaced bulb each time at a cost of approx $150 eventually dealer reveals it is a connector causing shortage and will replace at a cost of approx $275.
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact noticed that the front headlight bulbs constantly failed. She took the vehicle to the dealer and they stated that the sealant was loose, which allowed water to enter and blow out the bulb. The estimated cost for repair was $500. A report was filed with the manufacturer and they stated that they would not assist with the repair. The failure mileage was 71,000 and current mileage was 72,000.
I have had my 2007 Equinox sense 2007 and the first few month the left headlight went out and then a few months later it went out again this headlight has went out 5 times and the left headlight has went out about 3 times and each time it goes to westgate chevorlet they can not find anything wrong but they are charging me each time I take it in now. The left headlight is out again so do I need to get a lawyer because I do not think that I should pay for something that keeps happening.
Since we purchased this vehicle at nights on two lane highways we are continually flashed with brights, indicating our brights are turned on but they were not. We took the vehicle into the dealership to have the lights adjusted and were told they are not adjustable.