Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
345210017151Delayed drive engagement on af335. vehicle may exhibit a delayed engagement into drive at any temperature. *sc10/25/2005
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL - CRUISE CONTROL
34523452A10016535Cruise control is intermittently inoperative. *tt09/20/2005

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
09/17/201277743
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet equinox. the contact stated that while driving 35 mph, the accelerator pedal was depressed as the vehicle stalled without warning. the vehicle was able to be restarted however, the vehicle was unresponsive to acceleration attempts. the vehicle was towed to the dealer who inspected the failure and advised the contact that the accelerator pedal position sensor failed. the vehicle was scheduled for repairs at the dealer. the manufacturer was not notified. the failure mileage was 77,743.
09/17/201277743
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet equinox. the contact stated that while driving 35 mph, the accelerator pedal was depressed as the vehicle stalled without warning. the vehicle was able to be restarted however, the vehicle was unresponsive to acceleration attempts. the vehicle was towed to the dealer who inspected the failure and advised the contact that the accelerator pedal position sensor failed. the vehicle was scheduled for repairs at the dealer. the manufacturer was not notified. the failure mileage was 77,743. kmj
09/17/201277743
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet equinox. the contact stated that while driving 35 mph, the accelerator pedal was depressed as the vehicle stalled without warning. the vehicle was able to be restarted however, the vehicle was unresponsive to acceleration attempts. the vehicle was towed to the dealer who inspected the failure and advised the contact that the accelerator pedal position sensor failed. the vehicle was scheduled for repairs at the dealer. the manufacturer was not notified. the failure mileage was 77,743. kmj
09/17/201277750
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet equinox. the contact stated while driving 35 mph the accelerator pedal was depress but the vehicle stall. the vehicle was turned off and on but the accelerator pedal would not allow the vehicle to move. the vehicle was towed to the dealer who inspected the failure and stated the accelerator pedal position sensor failed. the vehicle will be repaired at the dealer. the manufacturer was not notified. the failure mileage was 77,743. mw
05/21/201273047
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet equinox. the contact stated that the vehicle was parked with the engine off and the keys out of the ignition when the vehicle rolled backward. the driver side door was damaged as it crashed into the side of a parked vehicle. the vehicle came to a stop and was towed to an auto repair shop by the contact's insurance company. the contact was injured and was taken to the hospital. the police were not notified of the incident. the vehicle was then taken to the dealer who advised the contact that they could not repair the vehicle per the manufacturer. the manufacturer was contacted and stated that in order for them to repair the vehicle, the contact would have to withdraw his claim. the contact was unsure of the outcome of the vehicle. the failure mileage was 73,047. kmj
05/21/201273047
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet equinox. the contact stated the vehicle was park with the engine off and the keys was in his pocket. the vehicle rolled back but the driver side door was damaged as it got caught on the side of a parked vehicle. this was the only way of stopping the vehicle after the door crashed into the other vehicle. the vehicle was towed to an auto repair shop by the insurance company. the contact was injured and was taken to the hospital. the police was not notified. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated they cannot repair the vehicle per the manufacturer. the manufacturer was notified who stated in order for them to repair the vehicle he would have to withdraw his claims. the contact stated he does not know what is going on with the vehicle. the failure mileage was 73,047. mw
10/14/201189012
 10-14-11 problems with abs light, followed by tc light coming on, followed by the car slowing or jumping forward when brakes applied, difficulty stopping. lost control of the car. slowed to make a turn on a 2 way road, car traveled over double yellows, off road, into a pull out area before stopping. luckily i was traveling at a very slow speed & there were no on coming vehicles. by stopping and turning off engine, lights would go out but come back on after about a mile. car would stall or jump forward, braking difficult. new brakes installed, problems contiuned. 10-26-11 took car back & had both front wheel bearings & sensors replaced. problems continue. 11-18-2011 car taken to chevy mech. & tested. they decided i needed the lf jumper harness & speed sensor replaced. 4 weeks ago: slight grinding sound from front wheels while turning. check engline & tc lights came on, stalling & braking problems. took car in for 100,000 service, drove 30 miles to my home. car ran perfectly. later the same day car ran fine for 2 miles, then abs & tc lights came on, began to lug down & stall, surge forward, stall. car stalling continually. towed car. mechanic is unable to determine what is wrong. tomorrow he will tow the car to the chevy dealer for evaluation. question for chevrolet and nhtsa~~my car is a 2005. i have researched this problem & realize that this is an on going problem with the equinox, a safety problem to myself, my family & other chevy owners & motorists. why haven't these vehicles been recalled, why has cheverlot been allowed to continue selling the equinox with this life threatening brake and t/c problem? scary. not only am i out money for trying to fix this problem but now i find out that apparently there is no fix to the problem! i own a vehicle i no longer feel safe driving, i have no idea when the car will decide to shift, stall, brake or not brake.
10/14/201189012
 10-14-11 problems with abs light, followed by tc light coming on, followed by the car slowing or jumping forward when brakes applied, difficulty stopping. lost control of the car. slowed to make a turn on a 2 way road, car traveled over double yellows, off road, into a pull out area before stopping. luckily i was traveling at a very slow speed & there were no on coming vehicles. by stopping and turning off engine, lights would go out but come back on after about a mile. car would stall or jump forward, braking difficult. new brakes installed, problems contiuned. 10-26-11 took car back & had both front wheel bearings & sensors replaced. problems continue. 11-18-2011 car taken to chevy mech. & tested. they decided i needed the lf jumper harness & speed sensor replaced. 4 weeks ago: slight grinding sound from front wheels while turning. check engline & tc lights came on, stalling & braking problems. took car in for 100,000 service, drove 30 miles to my home. car ran perfectly. later the same day car ran fine for 2 miles, then abs & tc lights came on, began to lug down & stall, surge forward, stall. car stalling continually. towed car. mechanic is unable to determine what is wrong. tomorrow he will tow the car to the chevy dealer for evaluation. question for chevrolet and nhtsa~~my car is a 2005. i have researched this problem & realize that this is an on going problem with the equinox, a safety problem to myself, my family & other chevy owners & motorists. why haven't these vehicles been recalled, why has cheverlot been allowed to continue selling the equinox with this life threatening brake and t/c problem? scary. not only am i out money for trying to fix this problem but now i find out that apparently there is no fix to the problem! i own a vehicle i no longer feel safe driving, i have no idea when the car will decide to shift, stall, brake or not brake.
05/21/201273047
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet equinox. the contact stated the vehicle was park with the engine off and the keys was in his pocket. the vehicle rolled back but the driver side door was damaged as it got caught on the side of a parked vehicle. this was the only way of stopping the vehicle after the door crashed into the other vehicle. the vehicle was towed to an auto repair shop by the insurance company. the contact was injured and was taken to the hospital. the police was not notified. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated they cannot repair the vehicle per the manufacturer. the manufacturer was notified who stated in order for them to repair the vehicle he would have to withdraw his claims. the contact stated he does not know what is going on with the vehicle. the failure mileage was 73,047. mw
10/14/201189012
 10-14-11 problems with abs light, followed by tc light coming on, followed by the car slowing or jumping forward when brakes applied, difficulty stopping. lost control of the car. slowed to make a turn on a 2 way road, car traveled over double yellows, off road, into a pull out area before stopping. luckily i was traveling at a very slow speed & there were no on coming vehicles. by stopping and turning off engine, lights would go out but come back on after about a mile. car would stall or jump forward, braking difficult. new brakes installed, problems contiuned. 10-26-11 took car back & had both front wheel bearings & sensors replaced. problems continue. 11-18-2011 car taken to chevy mech. & tested. they decided i needed the lf jumper harness & speed sensor replaced. 4 weeks ago: slight grinding sound from front wheels while turning. check engline & tc lights came on, stalling & braking problems. took car in for 100,000 service, drove 30 miles to my home. car ran perfectly. later the same day car ran fine for 2 miles, then abs & tc lights came on, began to lug down & stall, surge forward, stall. car stalling continually. towed car. mechanic is unable to determine what is wrong. tomorrow he will tow the car to the chevy dealer for evaluation. question for chevrolet and nhtsa~~my car is a 2005. i have researched this problem & realize that this is an on going problem with the equinox, a safety problem to myself, my family & other chevy owners & motorists. why haven't these vehicles been recalled, why has cheverlot been allowed to continue selling the equinox with this life threatening brake and t/c problem? scary. not only am i out money for trying to fix this problem but now i find out that apparently there is no fix to the problem! i own a vehicle i no longer feel safe driving, i have no idea when the car will decide to shift, stall, brake or not brake.
10/14/201189012
 10-14-11 problems with abs light, followed by tc light coming on, followed by the car slowing or jumping forward when brakes applied, difficulty stopping. lost control of the car. slowed to make a turn on a 2 way road, car traveled over double yellows, off road, into a pull out area before stopping. luckily i was traveling at a very slow speed & there were no on coming vehicles. by stopping and turning off engine, lights would go out but come back on after about a mile. car would stall or jump forward, braking difficult. new brakes installed, problems contiuned. 10-26-11 took car back & had both front wheel bearings & sensors replaced. problems continue. 11-18-2011 car taken to chevy mech. & tested. they decided i needed the lf jumper harness & speed sensor replaced. 4 weeks ago: slight grinding sound from front wheels while turning. check engline & tc lights came on, stalling & braking problems. took car in for 100,000 service, drove 30 miles to my home. car ran perfectly. later the same day car ran fine for 2 miles, then abs & tc lights came on, began to lug down & stall, surge forward, stall. car stalling continually. towed car. mechanic is unable to determine what is wrong. tomorrow he will tow the car to the chevy dealer for evaluation. question for chevrolet and nhtsa~~my car is a 2005. i have researched this problem & realize that this is an on going problem with the equinox, a safety problem to myself, my family & other chevy owners & motorists. why haven't these vehicles been recalled, why has cheverlot been allowed to continue selling the equinox with this life threatening brake and t/c problem? scary. not only am i out money for trying to fix this problem but now i find out that apparently there is no fix to the problem! i own a vehicle i no longer feel safe driving, i have no idea when the car will decide to shift, stall, brake or not brake.
10/14/201189012
 10-14-11 problems with abs light, followed by tc light coming on, followed by the car slowing or jumping forward when brakes applied, difficulty stopping. lost control of the car. slowed to make a turn on a 2 way road, car traveled over double yellows, off road, into a pull out area before stopping. luckily i was traveling at a very slow speed & there were no on coming vehicles. by stopping and turning off engine, lights would go out but come back on after about a mile. car would stall or jump forward, braking difficult. new brakes installed, problems contiuned. 10-26-11 took car back & had both front wheel bearings & sensors replaced. problems continue. 11-18-2011 car taken to chevy mech. & tested. they decided i needed the lf jumper harness & speed sensor replaced. 4 weeks ago: slight grinding sound from front wheels while turning. check engline & tc lights came on, stalling & braking problems. took car in for 100,000 service, drove 30 miles to my home. car ran perfectly. later the same day car ran fine for 2 miles, then abs & tc lights came on, began to lug down & stall, surge forward, stall. car stalling continually. towed car. mechanic is unable to determine what is wrong. tomorrow he will tow the car to the chevy dealer for evaluation. question for chevrolet and nhtsa~~my car is a 2005. i have researched this problem & realize that this is an on going problem with the equinox, a safety problem to myself, my family & other chevy owners & motorists. why haven't these vehicles been recalled, why has cheverlot been allowed to continue selling the equinox with this life threatening brake and t/c problem? scary. not only am i out money for trying to fix this problem but now i find out that apparently there is no fix to the problem! i own a vehicle i no longer feel safe driving, i have no idea when the car will decide to shift, stall, brake or not brake.
05/05/201278000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet equinox. the contact was driving 15 mph when the vehicle accelerated abnormally and the vehicle crashed into an embankment. the vehicle continued to accelerate slightly as the contact depressed the brakes. the contact was finally able to stop the vehicle. the front fender of the vehicle was damaged and the radiator was busted and leaking. in addition, the transmission was shifting extremely rough. no one was injured and the vehicle was driven to the contact's residence. the manufacturer was notified of the failure who stated that they would further investigate the issue and contact him at a later date. the failure mileage was 78,000. kmj
05/05/201278000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet equinox. the contact was driving 15 mph when the vehicle accelerated abnormally and the vehicle crashed into an embankment. the vehicle continued to accelerate slightly as the contact depressed the brakes. the contact was finally able to stop the vehicle. the front fender of the vehicle was damaged and the radiator was busted and leaking. in addition, the transmission was shifting extremely rough. no one was injured and the vehicle was driven to the contact's residence. the manufacturer was notified of the failure who stated that they would further investigate the issue and contact him at a later date. the failure mileage was 78,000. kmj
05/05/201278000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet equinox. the contact was driving 15 mph when the vehicle accelerated abnormally and the vehicle crashed into an embankment. the vehicle continued to accelerate slightly as the contact depressed the brakes. the contact was finally able to stop the vehicle. the front fender of the vehicle was damaged and the radiator was busted and leaking. in addition, the transmission was shifting extremely rough. no one was injured and the vehicle was driven to the contact's residence. the manufacturer was notified of the failure who stated that they would further investigate the issue and contact him at a later date. the failure mileage was 78,000. kmj
05/05/201278000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet equinox. the contact was driving 15 mph when the vehicle accelerated abnormally and the vehicle crashed into an embankment. the vehicle continued to accelerate slightly as the contact depressed the brakes. the contact was finally able to stop the vehicle. the front fender of the vehicle was damaged and the radiator was busted and leaking. in addition, the transmission was shifting extremely rough. no one was injured and the vehicle was driven to the contact's residence. the manufacturer was notified of the failure who stated that they would further investigate the issue and contact him at a later date. the failure mileage was 78,000. kmj
05/05/201278000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet equinox. the contact stated while driving 15 mph there was sudden acceleration and the vehicle crashed in to an-embankment. the vehicle continued a small way as he depresses the brake and the vehicle stop. there was damages to the front fender, a leaking radiator and the transmission was shifting very rough. no one was injured and the vehicle was driven home. the insurance company was notified who will tow the vehicle to an auto shop for repairs. the dealer was no longer in business. the manufacturer was notified who stated they will research the problem and give him a return call. the failure mileage was 78,000. mw
04/01/2004703/28/2004
 Various dates ranging from april of 2004 until sept of 2005. lack of power/ no forward acceleration. happens intermittently - but always when it is wet or raining. often happens while car is in motion. just recently i was traveling 50+ miles an hour attempting to merge onto a high way & then there was complete lack of acceleration. the dash board lights up but the car does not stall. i have had this car back to gmac for service 7 times for the same symptoms. this is a very large safety issue & i think it should be recognized. *nm
03/26/2005850112/29/2004
 The consumer pulled into the parking space and the vehicle accelerated on its own and hit a pole. the vehicle was racing and was placed in neutral. a complaint was filed with gmc. they have denied any liability. *ak *bf *nm *sc *jb
03/26/20051
 Suspected defective throttle linkage on 2005 chevrolet equanox.*mr while turning into a parking space the vehicle accelerated suddenly which caused it to crash into a sign. the consumer contacted the manufacturer but they refused to provide any assistance. *nm
03/01/20041
 Chevrolet equinox 2005, pressed accelerator car lunged backward. *bf the consumer hit a back wall and the vehicle had considerable damage to the point it was declared totaled.*jb
10/01/2004977107/30/2004
 Vehicle suddenly accelerated in reverse while backing the vehicle into the car porch. this caused the vehicle to run into the car porch wall. vehicle was towed to the dealer for inspection. *ak the consumer was unable to stop the vehicle. the vehicle was totaled by the insurance company. *tc
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL - ACCELERATOR PEDAL
03/29/2006159621001/22/2005
 Dt*: the contact stated there were numerous problems with the vehicle. first, the engine would intermittently not crank. the dealer replaced the battery however, this did not correct the problem. second, while depressing the brake pedal the vehicle intermittently did not slow down. the brake pedal was pumped several times to get the brakes to activate correctly. third, the transmission revved high and intermittently did not change gears correctly while driving. fourth, the abs lamp illuminated intermittently. the vehicle was taken to the dealer and the abs lamp was reset. lastly, the front passenger window was rolled down and would not rise back up. the dealer replaced the window regulator and the window was repaired. the vehicle was repeatedly taken to the dealer and addressed the problems that could be duplicated and made appropriate repairs. hard start/hesitation and almost stalling. also, determined speed sensor was causing reduced power. *ak
02/10/200624000103/01/2005
 Dt*: the contact stated while driving at various speeds with the accelerator pedal depressed, the accelerator pedal did not return to the normal raised position but remained depressed. this happened several times intermittently and the accelerator pedal felt as though it was stuck to the floor. the vehicle was taken to the dealership for inspection; however, the problem could not be duplicated. updated 4/17/2006 - *nm
06/21/20057000112/22/2004
 Dt: uncontrolled acceleration, while passing another vehicle on the highway. in order to stop the accelerator vehicle had to be shut down. owner was driving at 50 mph, and was trying to get to 65 mph in order pass another vehicle. when the vehicle was at 75 mph owner had to stop vehicle. the vehicle was at an undesired speed in the left lane. the owner still had control of the vehicle at this point. owner called cheverolet to have vehicle checked. *ak
10/01/20049392
 While backing out from the car port vehicle accelerated in reverse. vehicle went down an incline and was totaled. consumer stated the dealer told him that transmission had an adaptive learning transmission.*ak
09/29/20044800207/27/2004
 Twice, while attempting to pass other vehicles, the engine stopped running when the accelerator was firmly pushed to the floor. both times i was able to steer to the side of the road without colliding with anything. evidently, chevrolet is aware of the possiblility of this happening, because the owner's manual discusses how to reset the systems when this happens. it appears to be a problem with the all wheel drive system.*ak
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL - CRUISE CONTROL
12/06/20055
 2005 chevrolet equinox safety issue with the steering. consumer states that the steering failed completely. dealer blamed the failure on ice in the wheel well. then the trouble light illuminated and the issue has not yet been fixed properly. *kb the consumer stated the vehicle had to be towed because it wouldn't start. the dealer cleaned the connector, however the computer did not pick up any diagnostic history, even though the trouble light had been coming on quite consistently. on feb 25, 2006 the consumer once again lost steering, but regained it and continued to drive. at that time they replaced the ignition switch. the trouble light continued to come on and once again the vehicle would not start. the dealer discovered that by pushing on the fuse box, the vehicle would start and steer. on 2 separate occasions, the consumer became stranded, the doors wouldn't unlock and the vehicle wouldn't start, but the horn worked. the consumer let the vehicle sit overnight and when she came back, the vehicle still would not automatically unlock, she opened the door manually and pounded on the fuse box, and the vehicle started up. the second time the consumer became stuck, pounding on the fuse box did not work and the vehicle didn't start, even though the battery was fine. the vehicle was towed to the dealer, and for the second time, the ignition switch was replaced. as soon as the consumer left the dealer the trouble light illuminated again. the consumer stated the steering continues to go out a couple of times. the consumer also stated the resume button for the cruise control doesn't always work properly. *jb