2012 Chevrolet EQUINOX Engine Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2012 Chevrolet EQUINOX Engine Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID1443755
 Internal NHTSA #11066077
 ManufacurerGeneral Motors LLC
 Model Year2012
 File date27/12/17
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemEquinox very suddenly started running roughly and making a "knocking" noise from the engine and acted as if engine wanted to stall while idling. Low engine oil light came on, we stopped for oil and added oil. Started equinox up, low engine oil light was no longer on. Drove the equinox for approximately ten (10) minutes when it made a horrendous shuddering noise, engine warning light came on stating "stop engine now". We pulled off to side of highway. End result: the engine was blown and needed to be replaced at cost of $8,000. 00, five months after the 5 year warranty expired. Equinox only had 64,000 miles on it and oil had been changed regularly including in late august 2017. Subsequently came to learn that gm has many engine and engine oil related issues with equinoxes dating back to 2011 at least. Our equinox had not been subject to any recalls.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure64000
Number of Occurences
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateBRECKSVILLE, OH
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?N
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons
No. of fatalities
 Date of purchase01/10/22
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
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Transmission type
 Vehicle speed55
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 Location of tire code
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 Was defective tire repaired?
 Date of manufacture
Type of child seat code
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  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.



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