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Service Brakes Problems of Chevrolet Equinox - part 1

Chevrolet Equinox owners have reported 109 problems related to service brakes (under the service brakes category).

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2015 Chevrolet Equinox 1
Failure Date: 12/13/2017

This and all other gm vehicles have faulty anti lock brakes that do not function correct on snow or ice. What should be a normal stop in a normal distance turns into the brakes going into anti lock if even one wheel looses traction. This extends stopping distance by about 5 times what it would be without anti lock brakes. Yesterday again I almost hit another vehicle when I when through an intersection. I was not going that fast and what should have been an easy stop the brakes went into anti lock and the car looses about 90% of it's stopping ability. I am not the only one to know gm car brakes become useless on snow and ice. Their is no reason anti lock brake even need to function at speeds of say under 30 mph and should function at a different pulse rate in temperatures under 32 degrees.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Equinox 2
Failure Date: 12/12/2017

This car has had many problems & recalls by gm. In 2017 I have replaced the high pressure fuel pump x 2, catalytic converter, transmission, svc traction, abs stability track, serpentine belt tensioner, strut mounts, lower control arm bushings, l & r rear trail arm bushings, throttle body. The car is burning oil excessively and I am keeping records of this as there is a recall/lawsuit pending on this issue currently. I purchased an extended warranty so much of these items were repaired under that except labor and taxes which still is excessive amount of repairs and money I spent on a 6 year old car. I called gm customer care and they couldn't care less. I am very disappointed.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox 3
Failure Date: 09/23/2017

Backing down a steep driveway with my foot on the brake working fine the first several seconds then the brake pedal went down to the floor and car rolled across a busy street jumping the curb and hitting a telephone pole and fence. No person or vehicle nor my vehicle was hit fortunately. A police report was filed. The rental company brought me a newer Equinox and the day after while backing out of parking space in hotel garage applying brakes the brake went to floor hitting wall as I put gear to neutral and then into park but it had already hit the wall.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Equinox 4
Failure Date: 07/04/2017

Brake pedal kicks back when slowing down to break at slower speeds. Abs seems to not be working properly when driving at slower speed (5-10mph) and break pedal does not go down/press down when breaking. Breaks squeal when starting to drive.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox 5
Failure Date: 07/01/2017

Once vehicle reaches 25 mph the stability control turns off and simultaneously the abs turns off and awd turns off ass well.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2013 Chevrolet Equinox 6
Failure Date: 05/05/2017

Tl- the contact owns a 2013 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated while being operated t various speeds the collision avoidance system independently applied while no vehicle or object in the path of the sensor. The collision warning indicator illuminated the tire pressure warning indicator did not display the correct tire. The vehicle was taken to mchugh Chrysler Dodge Jeep ram located 3420 maple Ave, zanesville, OH where the failure could not be diagnosed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage approximately 80,000. Kh.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Equinox 7
Failure Date: 04/25/2017

Abs engages at low speeds, makes brake pedal very difficult to depress and difficult to stop vehicle. (this occurs regardless of turning/going straight, and happens randomly when the brake pedal is pressed and/or when it's released, and sometimes when I'm not touching the brake pedal at all. ) this occurs daily, and after some time, the abs and traction control warning lights will come on in the dashboard. Once the warning lights activate, the problem goes away. Serviced in 4/2017 at certified garage, and wheel hub assembly was replaced. The problem persists. Online auto forum research shows many early model Equinox owners experiencing the same exact issue, going all the way back to 2011. Https://chevroletforum. Com/forum/equinox-23/2006-chevy-equinox-lt-abs-traction-control-light-problems-41758/ the majority of the complaints list a pigtail wire harness as the solution. Chevrolet has no recalls that I've found - but clearly there are a number of Equinox owners experiencing the same issues, with no response from Chevrolet. I've been fortunate enough that this hasn't caused an accident yet. . . But I believe this issue should be examined before something destructive or tragic occurs. I will continue to attempt to have the issue diagnosed at certified ase garages.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Equinox 8
Failure Date: 04/15/2017

Traction control antilock brakes self apply often even in heavy traffic.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Equinox 9
Failure Date: 01/26/2017

My car cranks without turning the ignition over and I replace the battery because my car kept quitting but it still has trouble cranking. My heater core also went out after only having it for a few mths.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox 10
Failure Date: 10/01/2016

On October 1, my mother (passenger) and I were involved in a roll back accident at my apartment complex. I put the vehicle in park and exited the vehicle. I remained outside of the vehicle for 1-2 minutes. I returned to the driver's side, opened the door, and proceeded to enter the cabin. Upon opening the driver's door, the vehicle began to roll back, even though the car was in park. I was caught between the vehicle door, with half of my body/extremities (the right side) in the cabin, and my left extremities outside of the vehicle. I was dragged 10-15 feet. My mother was in the front passenger seat with her with safety belt. The vehicle hit an embankment (with a 6-7 foot drop) that leads to a gazebo that covers our mailing center. The rear of the vehicle crashed into the wooden fencing and the roof and columns of the gazebo. The front end was stuck in the embankment; the rear end crashed into the roof, but was suspended above a 6-7 foot drop. Police and firemen assessed the situation, and suspected that the incident may have happened as a result of a malfunctioning transmission and/or break system. No fault was determined in the incident.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox 11
Failure Date: 07/28/2016

I had exited i75 and was driving on a 35mph county road when the incident occurred. I was driving at a slow speed in anticipation of stopping at a red light at a major intersection. Stepped on the brakes on my 2010 chevy Equinox and the pedal went all the way down, but car was still rolling. No warning sign from the computer in the car. I'm sure there are others out there with the same complaint. Major driver/road safety issue!!.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Equinox 12
Failure Date: 07/15/2016

My wife and I have a 2006 chevy Equinox a few months ago the abs and traction control light repeatedly started coming on causing the brake pedal to pulsate. I took it to a mechanic they replaced all of the hub bearings seeing the codes we pulled those the lock ring was bad. Did no good scan the vehicle again different codes came out. This is a very dangerous problem that I see many people are having with the Equinox there needs to be a recall. I plan on contacting my attorney tomorrow to see if there's anything he can do about it I'm already $1,000 and repair over a problem that should have been recalled.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox 13
Failure Date: 07/12/2016

I'm writing to inform you of a possible safety issue with a 2016 Chevrolet Equinox rented from enterprise in huntington station, new york. The vehicle had only 12,022 miles on the odometer. After picking up the vehicle, I was driving home on the long island expressway at approximately 20-30 mph in stop and go traffic. As traffic slowed down ahead of me I applied the brakes. I was immediately shocked with disbelief that my vehicle slightly impacted with the vehicle ahead of me instead of stopping 5 or 10 feet before that vehicle. The brakes did not seem to respond or function effectively compared to all vehicles I've owned or rented for over 50 years. Convinced that there must be an underlying issue with the brakes I brought the vehicle to a local pep boys. Their inspection revealed "brake fluid reservoir more than half empty" (see 2 page attachment). I'm not sure if there was a slow leak in the line or if the brake fluid had not been filled sufficiently. From my 50 years of driving experience I don't ever recall a new car requiring the addition of brake fluid after only 12,022 mile of usage. I am however firmly convinced that this unfortunate accident would never have happened if the rental vehicle had contained the appropriate amount of brake fluid. I felt obligated to report this possible safety issue to you so you can investigate if there have been other reported instances of brake fluid loss resulting in ineffectual braking and subsequent accidents.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Equinox 14
Failure Date: 07/03/2016

I bought this car used in 2026 I have not had it a year yet and after the first month it has been in for repairs, the wheels sounds like they are coming off at times, it sounds like something is dragging underneath, brakes scrubs even with my placing new one on, sometime it feel like transmission is going out, it pulls hard at time. Even tho this car is old can I still take it in for recall problems. I was not told about any recalls when I bought this car, I paid $3500 and I feel I have almost paid this much in repairs,all of this happens when car is in motion. On highway​, streets and it pops sometime when making turns.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox 15
Failure Date: 03/03/2016

I have to replace one of the tire hubs on my car because the stabilizability track is messed up. Costing me over $650. The lights came on one day to get it serviced. That is the only reason I knew something was wrong.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2015 Chevrolet Equinox 16
Failure Date: 02/27/2016

False alarms have occurred 5 times from the forward crash alert system. The display flashes and sound several high-pitched beeps. Also one can feel slight braking and when using cruse control it disengages. Has occurred at 70 mpg on highway (twice) and at 35 on city street (3 times) while no vehicles were in range to show a green or red vehicle on dash.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Equinox 17
Failure Date: 01/19/2016

My chevy Equinox has been in two different shops including Chevrolet numerous times. I have spent plenty of money. But, still have a problem with abs & traction control lights periodically coming on and with the uncertainty that my brakes are going to work properly every time I attempt to drive. I don't understand with the number of complaints on this exact problem why is there no recall? it is very unsafe. Chevy has been guessing and just changing different parts that didn't need changed. They even talked to corporate office and said they didn't know what it was for sure. Please tell me how that is possible? when it apparently isn't a isolated incident. They acted like they never heard of this problem. This site is evidence its a problem! I was told by person/persons at both shops it was safe to drive. Are they driving the same car I'm driving? because it is definitely not safe to drive. Brakes lock up randomly or grind as car continues to move forward several feet even once brakes are applied. It matches description of other complaints along with the pulsation. I have probably ten different invoices but it won't let me load all of them and the problem still remains.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2015 Chevrolet Equinox 18
Failure Date: 11/07/2015

Traveling with cruise control set to 40 mph on a 2 lane road the collision alert went off, beeping and the brakes were applied hard enough to feel the stutter of the anti lock system. This was the second time, the first time no cruise was being used. I had to apply the brake pedal to gain control again. Car is currently at chevy dealer being checked. There was no threat or cars in front of me. I am now scared to drive with the safety features turned on.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2015 Chevrolet Equinox 19
Failure Date: 10/09/2015

My wife was driving our 2015 chevy Equinoxs down a 4 lane highway in town when all of a sudden the anti collision warning light came on and bells went off and the front brakes locked up for no reason we bought the car 2 months ago and it has 7,000 miles on it the car is currently at the chevy dealers here in town bei8ng looked at.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Equinox 20
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.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Equinox 21
Failure Date: 09/25/2015

2997 chevy Equinox - the car was in motion around 60mph, while driving the brakes activate by themselves and the abs, stability track lights come on. The vehicle stalled in the interstate several times. The car would not move when I accelerate. It seems at if all the brakes are active and not allowing the car to move. After almost getting clipped by a semi I had to think fast. I read the manual and found the abs fuses. In order to move the car I have to remove the abs motor fuse and the abs system fuse. This bypasses the system and the car is able to move. I have taken to a mechanic and they replaced dealer parts abs module and abs modulator "motor". I paid $1800 for the repair. Car has same issue as I drove a way from shop. When it stalled after repair I removed the fuses again and drove it back to the shop for repair again. Shop says these parts replaced are dealer parts and they will replace again with new parts. Called the Chevrolet dealership on this and they mention that there is no issue/recall with this at the time. The car has $80k miles and has been at the shop for two weeks still under diagnostics to try to determine the cause. Frustrated!.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox 22
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.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox 23
Failure Date: 08/01/2015

The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated that the vehicle experienced a loss of power, the vehicle would not shift into gear while being operated, and the abs warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the transmission, abs sensor, and motor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired however the check engine warning indicator illuminated. The dealer was not contacted. The manufacturer was contacted however no further assistance was offered. The failure mileage was approximately 115,656.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2015 Chevrolet Equinox 24
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 25
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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