Chevrolet Equinox Problem Trends and Complaints

Based on 12 problem areas, owners have reported the following issues with this vehicle that range in severity ratings from low to high.

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Not reliable

Model Year:

2020

Manufacturer:

Chevrolet

Model:

Equinox

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

3rd time would not start. When attempting to start the starting motor Engages and runs for about 15 seconds but does not start. This is the 3rd time in 5000 miles this happened. Onstar no help and no engine code problem is shown. 2 times at dealership saying don’t know

Review submitted by:Jack

Pros:Good looking car

Cons:Not dependable and Chevrolet no help.

Quality lacking on the new Equinox.

Model Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Chevrolet

Model:

Equinox

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

The Equinox has nice styling and a sporty but uncomfortable interior. The fuel tank is much too small. All the materials used in the interior seem to be of low quality. Cheap carpet and a sagging headliner are two things that come to mind. The rear seat is not adjustable

Review submitted by:Danny

Pros:NIcely styled, good value

Cons:Uncomfortable interior, small fuel tank

Bluetooth is junk

Model Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Chevrolet

Model:

Equinox

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

The Bluetooth is not very functional and the driver assist broke after one month and the dealership does not know how to fix either one

Review submitted by:Daniel

Pros:comfortable

Cons:bluetooth, driver assist, power

Not worth buying

Model Year:

2020

Manufacturer:

Chevrolet

Model:

Equinox

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

The 1.6 turbo is way to under powered. Gas mileage isn't anywhere near what is said to get. Feels like a car with 200K miles on it with only 500 miles. Wouldn't ever get again

Review submitted by:Bob

Pros:Nothing now that I own

Cons:Under powered, poor gas mileage compared to others

Worst SUV ever

Model Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Chevrolet

Model:

Equinox

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

The vehicle is a great gas saver but not a reliable suv I have had issues with it since I purchased it. the check engine lights and esc and tracking controls lights come on when you trying to accelerate From a low speed sometimes and jerks .I took the car

Review submitted by:Lisa

Pros:Gas saver

Cons:Acceleration,Check engine lights ,fumes

Nice car except for uncomfortable seats

Model Year:

2020

Manufacturer:

Chevrolet

Model:

Equinox

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Very uncomfortable seats! The seats are rock hard and have awful lumber supports that dig into your lower back. I cannot get comfortable no matter I try. Its stylish and drives well but if you want to have constant back pain while driving then this car is for you.

Review submitted by:Jules

Pros:Drives well, stylish exterior

Cons:Hard lumbar support

Dont like it at all

Model Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Chevrolet

Model:

Equinox

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

I owned a 2016, equinox and it was under a lease, i should have kept it, i loved that vehicle, but I went and gave it back and purchased a 2019, well it was the worst mistake of my life, I hate this new one, it doesn't have it own

Review submitted by:ljexpress

Pros:A/W drive, Bluetooth, gas milieage

Cons:all else but what is listed above.

Disappointed in 2019 model

Model Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Chevrolet

Model:

Equinox

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Major disappointment with the drivers seat. Cannot remain in the seat for more than 30-45 minutes without getting back/hip pain. The lumbar hits me In the upper buttock area rather than at the lumbar region. The start/stop function is not optional and cannot be "turned off". So far it has

Review submitted by:Sue

Pros:appearance

Cons:comfort

Traded it in within a year

Model Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Chevrolet

Model:

Equinox

Complaint Resolution:

Yes, by the dealer

I hadn't owned a GM vehicle since the early 90's and now I remember why. I bought the top of the line Equinox in July 2018. After the first 4 or 5 months it developed an annoying vibration at speeds about 30 mph, felt like driving on a bumpy road

Review submitted by:Ken

Pros:Nice styling, good engine performance

Cons:Bad ride quality, dealer would not/could not fix

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