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Service Brakes Problems of Chevrolet Equinox - part 1

Chevrolet Equinox owners have reported 83 problems related to service brakes (under the service brakes category).

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Equinox 1
Failure Date: 09/30/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated that while at a stop with the brake pedal depressed. The brake pedal depressed in excess independently as the engine revved and the vehicle independently accelerated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 177,000. Oo.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox 2
Failure Date: 08/21/2015

On August 21,2015 I was coming home while driving on the road I entered a curve and my steering wheel did not turn with the curve my car continued going straight I had no control of the steering wheel and I tried to brake and the brakes did not stop the car so I went into the ditch wrecking my car it was totaled and I was hurt the car was totaled the Chevrolet dealer told me to bring the car in and they would fix the problem at no charge they had a special warranty fund to cover the cost of repair of the steering problem there had been others with the same problem--needless to say my totally wrecked car could not be brought to the dealer --I was told to call roadside service to tow it in and fix the problem--a recall should be issued on the power steering and the brake system--I could of been killed and at the age of 71 years very thankful that god was with me and saved my life thank you --god bless!!! patricia tucker.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2015 Chevrolet Equinox 3
Failure Date: 06/08/2015

Driving at approximately 35-40 mph with no vehicles in sight, no obstacles, on a clear day, the front collision alert turned on and the vehicle brakes were strongly applied. It was extremely rough and frightening for my daughter and I. There was no explanation for it. Since then, it has happened sporadically, at least 5 more times at any given speed and same conditions as above. I have since turned off the feature (fortunately an option). If someone had been driving behind me any of these times, there could have easily been a rear end collision. I've taken it in to be checked out to no avail. There are no codes, they can't duplicate it, so "there's no issue" according to the service department. I bought the vehicle with 3768 miles, so I don't know how many times it may have occurred before then and I am at 4984. These incidents have all occurred in a 1 month span.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2012 Chevrolet Equinox 4
Failure Date: 05/09/2015

The contact owns a 2012 Chevrolet Equinox. While the vehicle was parked with the door open, the vehicle began to roll backwards. The vehicle knocked the contact down, dragged her down the driveway, and rolled over her right leg. The contact sustained injuries that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but the failure was unable to be determined. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 60,500.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2014 Chevrolet Equinox 5
Failure Date: 04/02/2015

This is an addendum that I posted on 3/3/2015 ( see complete report) regarding the crash alert system activating without reason. A week ago on a clear, sunny day, in the middle of the afternoon, without any obstacles or cars around, the red alert light went on and, instead of the brakes pulsating like in past incidences, the brakes applied themselves almost stopping the car before releasing. If a car had been behind us, there would have been a rear-end collision. I am waiting for a call from a gm representative regarding this matter. They and the dealership were alerted about the past incidences that have occurred. A customer service representative asked me what I would like done. My response was fix the problem before someone gets seriously hurt! or, post a recall, since my vehicle isn't the only one having this problem ( see report on 2/16/2015. ).

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox 6
Failure Date: 02/15/2015

Traction control malfunction and made the car go into low power mode, had to pull over on the highway, restart it many time to go again.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2014 Chevrolet Equinox 7
Failure Date: 09/29/2014

I was driving my 2014 Chevrolet Equinox, purchased approximately 2 1/2 months ago brand new (now with approximately 2500 miles). As I was driving down a very busy road at 50-55 mph, several warning lights came on - abs, stabilitrak warning, service engine - and the car began to lose power. Luckily, I was able to get the car off the road. Eventually, the lights went off and the car began to drive "normal". However, had this occurred on the interstate or if I hadn't been able to pull off the road, I feel the situation could have been much worse.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Equinox 8
Failure Date: 09/05/2014

Was on my way to work driving about 25mph at approximately 100 ft from a stop light I lightly tapped my brake. Immediately my anti lock brake came on and the vehicle was still moving at the same speed. I press the brake all the way down to the floor and the car would not stop the brake completely disabled . As I got within about 30 ft of the red light the car stopped and the brake was engaged. It was a dry day the road was smooth there is no reason the anti lock brake should come on. Today 9/9/14 I picked up my daughter from school . As I proceeded to exit the school going about 10mph the antilock brake came on disabling the brake. I press the break all the way down to the floor the vehicle would not stop. I put the car in neutral and it rolled and came to a stop. It's very dry and there is no reason why the anti lock brake should come on. I called general motors and was told that this car never had any recalls and that my car was out of warranty therefore it's my responsibility to have it repaired. I told the rep that I will report it because this is a serious safety issue.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Equinox 9
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.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox 10
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.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Equinox 11
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 12
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...

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2013 Chevrolet Equinox 13
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 14
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 15
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 16
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 17
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 18
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 19
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 2012 Chevrolet Equinox 20
Failure Date: 05/21/2014

As I was slowing down getting ready to come to a stop at about 10/15 mph, I pressed my brakes and they felt hard. I could not press down so I continued to try, when they vibrated and could not stop, I crashed into the person at the red light in front of me.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2013 Chevrolet Equinox 21
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 22
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 2014 Chevrolet Equinox 23
Failure Date: 02/19/2014

Collision alert system flashes red and the Equinox brakes grab on and off, sometimes once and sometimes several times for no apparent reason - distance from other vehicles ahead is more than adequate, speed is moderate, no approaching cars. It seem that the system taps the brakes and then releases . This has happened 5 to 6 times even when no vehicles are in front and the driving conditions are normal - roads clear and dry, some overcast, no cars approaching from the other lane. The dealer is at a loss as to what is causing this.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Equinox 24
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 25
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?.