Headlights Problems of Chevrolet Equinox



Chevrolet Equinox owners have reported 20 problems related to headlights (under the exterior lighting category).

car image   Headlights problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Equinox 1
Failure Date: 07/07/2014

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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car image   Headlights problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Equinox 2
Failure Date: 11/29/2013

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.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Equinox 3
Failure Date: 11/13/2013

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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car image   Headlights problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Equinox 4
Failure Date: 11/01/2013

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.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Equinox 5
Failure Date: 08/01/2013

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.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Equinox 6
Failure Date: 05/09/2013

Condensation water in headlights sometimes very bad,,,,,.


car image   Headlights problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Equinox 7
Failure Date: 04/29/2013

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.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Equinox 8
Failure Date: 12/07/2012

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.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2013 Chevrolet Equinox 9
Failure Date: 08/08/2012

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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car image   Headlights problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Equinox 10
Failure Date: 07/10/2012

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.


 
car image   Headlights problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Equinox 11
Failure Date: 02/19/2012

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.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Equinox 12
Failure Date: 05/17/2011

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.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Equinox 13
Failure Date: 06/01/2010

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.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Equinox 14
Failure Date: 05/17/2010

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.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Equinox 15
Failure Date: 05/10/2010

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.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Equinox 16
Failure Date: 09/14/2009

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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car image   Headlights problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Equinox 17
Failure Date: 06/29/2009

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.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Equinox 18
Failure Date: 06/07/2009

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.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Equinox 19
Failure Date: 05/13/2007

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.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Equinox 20
Failure Date: 11/06/2004

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.


Other Common Exterior Lighting related problems of Chevrolet Equinox

Problem Category Number of Problems
Headlights problems
20
Exterior Lighting problems
15
Tail Light Switch problems
2
Brake Light problems
1
Turn Signal Switch problems
1