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Chevrolet Equinox owners have reported 68 problems related to service brakes (under the service brakes category).

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Equinox 1
Failure Date: 08/28/2014

My 2005 Equinox, I have only 80k miles on it,- key will not start ignition normal. Gets stuck and have to shake key forward for about 20+ minutes before it finally turns on. And when the car is on and running at any speed, the key will just come out of ignition. Map lights leak water when it rains. Car smells like mold. Fuel gage always says empty and I get less than 16 mpg. Got in a car accident Apr 2014, seat belt did not lock when I was rear-ended, my face almost hit the radio (intial reason for my call to gm-chevy line posted on their website today, looking for an answer as to why my ignition won't work properly and found out about faulty ignitions on my car) gm stated, after giving them my VIN that my car is not included in the recall!!! what's really going on??!! after being accused of "blaming gm for my car problems", I asked for a supervisor and was hung up on. No joke. She also stated nhtsb was at fault. I'm sure they record all the calls. I ended up just calling the dealership and they scheduled my car for diagnostics for tue, 9/2/14. But they also told me that my vehicle is not included in the recall. Well. . . . . I'll pull my key out to show them how easily the key just comes out at any position, and then when the tech tries to start my car and can't, and is stuck in their garage, will my car be added then gm?? ?!!! I have so many issues I could go on and I see that so many others have reported numerous times and this is what is done to us? now I'm angry and afraid.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox 2
Failure Date: 08/20/2014

Coming off of exit 50 on sunrise hwy in long island n. Y. A cross street light turned red and the traffic was stopping so I applied the brakes on my car, the brake peddle went to the floor while trying to stop. I had the car towed to the dealership for repair. The car has 51823 miles on it.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Equinox 3
Failure Date: 08/03/2014

While driving at various speeds, we experience severe resistance in the brake pedal, pedal would pulsate and then braking system would make a noise, but you could not stop unless you stood on the pedal with all you body weight. Then the abs and traction control light would illuminate stating that the systems were disengaged and the braking system would work normally. Unfortunately, every time you start the car you experience the same thing, until the system disengages you cannot stop quickly. This happens at any speed. The dealership seems to have no solution to this problem.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Equinox 4
Failure Date: 08/01/2014

The abs and t/c lights come on after driving. If the car has been turned off, and you turn the car back on, the lights will not come on while driving around or under 10mph, but the symptoms are that the brakes will grind and be very hard to push, very dangerous when braking behind somebody waiting to pull out of a driveway into a busy intersection. After accelerating to 20mph or faster, the brake issue might go away, but the abs/traction control lights will coem on. The problem is known for the 2006 chev Equinox to be an issue with the pigtail wiring harness. . Read more...

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2013 Chevrolet Equinox 5
Failure Date: 07/22/2014

1st occurrence - 7-22-14 -traveling on the 8 west at approximately 65 mph the "collision avoidance" system activated, the red light on the dash activated and it deactivated the cruise control, there was not a car within 200 yards. 2nd occurrence - 7-25-14 - traveling east bound on aero dr. At a speed of 40 mph, with no cars within 100 yards, the collision avoidance system activated, the red light on the dash came on and it felt as though the brakes were activated. 3rd occurrence - 7-28-14 - going to work at 6:00 am traveling north bound on mission village dr. At approximately 35 mph, collision avoidance activated, red light on the dash & braking, no cars were in sight at that time.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Equinox 6
Failure Date: 07/07/2014

On 7-7-14, while driving home from the doctors' office, the vehicle slowed down. It was like I was driving on a washboard and was very hard to steer. When I pulled off the road and was backing up to park, it was as though I had no power steering. I turned the ignition switch off for a few seconds, and when I restarted the vehicle, I pressed on the brake pedal and attempted to move the shift lever, it would not move until I pressed the brake pedal as hard as I could. Then the vehicle responded normally. This problem has occurred on several occasions. In June 2014, we took the vehicle to the dealership in an effort to correct the problem. They readjusted the brake pedal switch. I had no problem until 7-7-14 . We took the vehicle back to the dealership and they quoted us a cost of over $600. 00 to replace the traction control module because they told us that it was unrelated to the first incident. However, the vehicle was doing the same exact thing as the first time we took it in. After reading other complaints identical to mine, I'm not very comfortable with what I'm being told regarding this problem. I'm the primary driver of this vehicle, since my husband suffered a stroke on 2-18-2013. Too bad you buy a vehicle and do not feel safe driving it. I hope no one is injured or killed before something is done to correct this problem.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Equinox 7
Failure Date: 07/07/2014

Passenger side tire/wheel brake locked up. Not able to drive in any gear. Appeared to be brakes locked up. Possible fire danger. Wheel got so hot it melted off the plastic hub cap cover. Smelled of burning plastic/brake. Trying to get safety eval by gm delaership this week. This is a very dangerous vehicle. Nhtsa: request your review to recommend immediate recall; found same problem across the internet this morning. Help. . . .

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Equinox 8
Failure Date: 06/20/2014

The abs and traction control warning lights came on and stayed on. The brake pedal vibrated at each stop.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Equinox 9
Failure Date: 06/07/2014

This is my second time reporting a complaint about our 2005 Equinox. The abs and tc, traction control lights are coming on and our anti lock brake system is engaging in and out, and then disingaging totally leaving us with no anti lock brakes. We had new brakes and rotors put on in oct of 2013, plus a battery. My husband has a PA. State inspection mechanics license. So he went to the garage to check the brakes along with another state inspection mechanic. They took the wheels off and the front hubs for the abs are bad this vehicle only has 34,790 miles on it to date. Plus this will be the 5th set of front brakes and rotors that have to be replaced again. . And now, the abs system, or hubs. What ever is found when it gets taken apart. " nice " here we go again !!!.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Equinox 10
Failure Date: 05/30/2014

Power steering control module burned out in car as well as electric brake control module.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Equinox 11
Failure Date: 05/23/2014

The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated that while traveling 15 mph, the traction control light illuminated and immediately after the shocks and the brakes engaged independently. The contact mentioned that the vehicle decelerated and the steering wheel became difficult to maneuver. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure recurred only once. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 86,000 and the current mileage was 86,000. Updated 8/19/cn.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2013 Chevrolet Equinox 12
Failure Date: 03/04/2014

March 2013 radio control went off/ radio display screen froze for few hours. I was unable to turn on/off radio and stayed on the same volume. Turned off the car to reset and it did not go away. Taking it to the dealer for follow up. Stability control feature goes on for no reason when pressing brakes they make a loud squeeky noise.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Equinox 13
Failure Date: 03/01/2014

The abs and traction control dash lights come on. Turning off the engine and restarting it occasionally fixes the problem. After a few weeks the lights become persistent and shutting off and restarting the engine no longer fixes the problem. Sometimes when driving around 10-15 mph, the brakes are extremely difficult to push and stopping the car becomes a frightening experience. I had my mechanic replace the entire abs hub assembly and that fixed the problem for about a month. The problem has now returned and is worse than before.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Equinox 14
Failure Date: 02/17/2014

I bought my car from a gm dealership in hanford, CA after just I took my used 2006 Equinox home and went out the start it that night it would not start key kept getting stuck, also a very rough idle, ignition switch issue I would have to fight with it from time to time did leave me stranded I called the dealership they had be bring it in the looked at and did nothing took it back again and they cleaned the throttle body? but did not look at the ignition issue because they advisor said there was no due bill for it also 3 months later my abs and trac control light was on I took it to a different service shop in visalia CA and they found that I needed a rear hub and senor also a alignment paid almost 400. 00,and still did not fix the issue they were helpful and told me that there tons of issue with my make and model regarding this make and model to take it to the place I got it to see if they can help me, it was horrible to drive spoke with a sales manager I told them about the ignition issue and abs & trac control light, they got it in there shop to check it out and gave me a rental to use to get back and forth to work, called to pick up they had a 600. 00 dollars bill for me!!! and still did not fix the ignition !!! it did it the problem in front of the sales manager and he said OH wow I refuse to pay that amount I just paid 300. 00 he told me when another manager comes back we can make a deal, I feel that I was sold a car that is unsafe for me and my family!! I can drive and go down a rough road or my leg hit the keys and my keys will fall out of the ignition and the car is still operating !!! and they will not fix it its just unbelievable!!!.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Equinox 15
Failure Date: 02/10/2014

Abs and traction control lights dash board indicators came on and the abs brakes began to pulse suddenly. The pulsing would happen at any time (dry or wet surface and at any speed). When vehicle was turned off and restarted, the abs and traction control dash lights would be off but would light up again in a short while. Took vehicle to firestone. First, one set of hub bearings was replaced. When that didn't solve the problem, the other set of hub bearings were replaced. That didn't solve the problem either, so both sets were replaced again in case of a faulty part. That still didn't solve the problem, so the electrical was rewired. This worked for about 2 weeks but now the lights are lit and the brakes are pulsing again. I have been on an unofficial Chevrolet forum and it seems this is a recurring problem with the Equinox. What is chevy doing to solve this problem and why hasn't a recall been issued?.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Equinox 16
Failure Date: 01/31/2014

The vehicle just started to slow down, it was difficult to steer to get off the road. It felt like the car was locking up. There was a strong burning smell. I was concerned that there would be a fire. The vehicle would not go backward or forward. A tow truck had to be called. The diagnosis was the power brake booster, which they replaced. Two weeks later the car locked up again. Now they are saying the entire braking and stabilizer system has to be replaced.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox 17
Failure Date: 01/01/2014

Just bought and being told it is not covered by any warranty having issues with the defoggers and all the windows are fogging a lot . Tried to crack the windows to vent the out the car no help. Instrument problems. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6).

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Equinox 18
Failure Date: 12/02/2013

I took my car into a power Chevrolet dealership back in September, they said there had been a recall for the coils/spark plugs. They fixed the issue, as my car had been stalling as I accelerated. Now, recently my electric stability traction light came on, along with my engine and "service brakes" light. I had my brakes done back in October at the same time as they replaced the coil. My car is starting to stall and do the same as it was back in October. I am not sure why chevy is not recalling or sending out notices about these issues. It's hazardous. I contacted a lawyer.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2013 Chevrolet Equinox 19
Failure Date: 11/01/2013

Brakes squeal really bad when backing up but dealership says there is nothing wrong with the brakes. Water seems to be leaking into the car on the driver's side.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2013 Chevrolet Equinox 20
Failure Date: 10/16/2013

Brakes squeal really bad when backing up but dealership says there is nothing wrong with the brakes. Water seems to be leaking into the car on the driver's side.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Equinox 21
Failure Date: 10/15/2013

The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated that while driving approximately 20 mph, the brake pedal began to pulsate when pressure was applied. The vehicle failed to decelerate even after the brakes were applied repeatedly. The emergency brake was engaged in order to stop the vehicle. In addition, the traction and abs warning indicators were illuminated intermittently. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic ten times where the front brakes and bearings were replaced but the failure persisted after the repairs were performed. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 85,000. Updated 04/22/lj the consumer stated the vehicle was fixed. Updated 04/24/14.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Equinox 22
Failure Date: 07/29/2013

The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated that while driving 20 mph, the brakes began grinding and pulsating when applied. The abs and traction control warning lamps illuminated simultaneously. The vehicle was not taken for inspection. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 167,000.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2013 Chevrolet Equinox 23
Failure Date: 07/06/2013

The contact owns a 2013 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated that while driving 5 mph, she applied the brakes and heard a loud squealing noise. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnosis and the contact was informed that the noise was the result of moisture. The failure recurred each morning. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure and current mileage was 550.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Equinox 24
Failure Date: 04/20/2013

I was traveling at about 40 mph down a main road, when I tried to stop at a red light. Upon pressing the brake, the whole brake system locked up, and there was resistance. I swerved to avoid the car in front of me, and ran into a mailbox on the side of the road. Prior to this, my car experienced overheating and smoke that blocked my view, and I was told that I had a blown head gasket. I am mentioning this because I see that others had the same issue. Gm needs to fix these problems before someone gets seriously hurt.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Equinox 25
Failure Date: 03/18/2013

I was driving at approx 35 mph approaching a curve in the road. I applied the brakes, the car fishtailed and slid sideways off the road, down an embankment. The car then turned heading in the opposite direction, I hit a mailbox, then a phone pole. The entire time my foot was on the brake but the car was not slowing and continued to accelerate. The car then went back up the embankement, hit another mailbox and continued down the road for a very long distance without slowing while my foot was on the brake. Steering was not responding, the car kept accelerating. I put it in neutral, no help, then finally slammed it in park and put the emergency brake on to stop the car.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2013 Chevrolet Equinox 26
Failure Date: 02/21/2013

I was driving north behind a pickup truck ,he was stopped at a traffic light. I applied my brakes and it appeared as if it made me go faster instead of stopping. . I could not stop and I ran into the rear of the pickup truck. My Equinox was totaled. My seat belt activated and held me in place and the air bag activated. My onstar came to my assistance and advised me to stay in place till help arrived and turn on the ignition and put on the emergency light switch . I didn't remember ever turning the ignition switch off . Could this vehicle be another one in the vehicles in the class that has had been identified with the ignition switch problem that causes accidents ? I suffered a contusion of the upper chest area. The other driver went to his doctor for check up .

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Equinox 27
Failure Date: 01/15/2013

Tl-the contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds and then depressing the brakes, the pedal would go straight to the floor board. There were no warning lights illuminated. In order to stop the vehicle the contact would have to apply the emergency brake. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. After test driving the vehicle they were unable to find any failures. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was unknown. The current mileage was approximately 34,214. The VIN was unavailable. Tb.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2012 Chevrolet Equinox 28
Failure Date: 11/01/2012

2012 chverolet Equinox. Consumer states problem with towing the vehicle the consumer stated according to the manual, that in order to tow the vehicle on all four wheels, the number 32 fuse must be removed. However, when it was removed, the 12 volt receptacle was disconnected which rendered the brake buddy non-functional. Updated 11/27/12.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Equinox 29
Failure Date: 10/29/2012

Overall problem: the abs system kept kicking in at low speed stops and the abs/tc light came on it started out as an occasional abs sensation in the brake pedal, which got worse over a matter of a couple weeks. The times when this occurred, the braking was gentle` and gradual, so it was completely inappropriate for the abs to come on and my braking distance was increased. After the first week the abs/tc light came on and the problem occurred more frequently (example: at least twice on my 15 minute commute). After confirming that it was not a problem with my brakes, the dealer decided it was my wheel hub and I paid for that (expensive) replacement. The problem went away for one day, and then returned even more severely and I was concerned about being able to stop safely. After doing some research on Chevroletforum online for others with this issue, we found that it was likely the "pigtail wire harness". This was confirmed by the dealer and replaced on that second trip. . Read more...

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Equinox 30
Failure Date: 10/10/2012

Tried to come to a stop approaching an intersection, abs pulsated at brake pedal. Brakes almost let my coast into the car ahead of me. Symptoms continue to this day after many repairs. Pulled abs fuse to disable abs to keep it from interfering with braking action.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Equinox 31
Failure Date: 09/17/2012

Water seeped in under sun roof, down front driver side roof pillar and then into car behind dashboard then dripped down into computer control device (where obdii unit hooks up) where it shorted out entire electrical system. I was going down a hill into town where speed is 45 mph and my sister in law was in car and we were heading to airport however engine just shut down. Brakes and steering became really much more difficult to control. We coasted to a stop and after 15 mins car started up but with significantly diminished power so I drove into a service station where car stayed for next 2-days. I discovered what shut car down when I started squirting water onto roof at a car wash and water started dripping down onto carpet flooring but first it seeped into computer control unit. I waited out drying of unit and then drove home and applied a lot caulk to sunoof where glass meet metal/rubber. Car exterior roof now looks terrible as caulk dried sort of a brown crud color (car is white) but no more (knock on wood) engine stalling when it rains or I go through a car wash. Makes me very nervous when on road and in rain.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Equinox 32
Failure Date: 08/22/2012

It happen at an intersection. I stopped at a red light. When I went to pull away the brakes were solidly applied without my foot being on the brake pedal. I ut it in park and pumped the brakes. When I tried to start driving again everything was released. It has happened a few times since and after reading online it seems many people are having the same issue.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Equinox 33
Failure Date: 08/20/2012

I was driving and my car would not brake easily the abs kept kicking in for no reason I had almost hit a car infront of me because the brake pedal became so hard it also kicks in at low speeds and when trying to stop the vehicle. The brakes pedal starts pulputations and gets hard and making a noise like the abs has kicked on.