2016 CHEVROLET EQUINOX VIN: 2GNALCEK9G6256816

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Condition
Run & Drive
Damage
Collision
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Make

CHEVROLET

Manufacturer Name

GENERAL MOTORS LLC

Model

Equinox

Model Year

2016

Plant City

CAMI

Series

LT

Vehicle Type

MULTIPURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLE (MPV)

Plant Country

CANADA

Plant Company Name

GMNA

Plant State

ONTARIO

Body Class

Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV)/Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV)

Doors

4

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating From

Class 1C: 4,001 - 5,000 lb (1,814 - 2,268 kg)

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Drive Type

FWD/Front-Wheel Drive

Brake System Type

Hydraulic

Engine Number of Cylinders

4

Displacement (CC)

2400.0

Displacement (CI)

146.45698582735

Displacement (L)

2.4

Engine Model

LEA - E85 MAX, Aluminum.

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Valve Train Design

Dual Overhead Cam (DOHC)

Fuel Delivery / Fuel Injection Type

Stoichiometric Gasoline Direct Injection (SGDI)

Engine Manufacturer

GM

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Curtain Air Bag Locations

All Rows

Front Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Side Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Type

Direct

Bus Floor Configuration Type

Not Applicable

Bus Type

Not Applicable

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

2016 CHEVROLET EQUINOX Crash Test Score

4

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Overall Side Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Seat
Rear Seat

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Risk:
19.1%

2016 CHEVROLET EQUINOX Safety Features

Advanced Safety Features

Rearview Video Systems Standard

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Not Available
Head Restraint Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Advanced Belt Feature Standard
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Seat Belt Reminder System Driver, Front Passenger

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Curtain Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Pelvis/Torso Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Not Available
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Yes

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Rear Seat
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN 2GNALCEK9G6256816

Components: POWER TRAIN

April 26, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11421690
Consumer Location: HOUSTON, TX
VIN: 2GNALDEK6G6****

Summary of Complaint

While on the freeway, I was caught in “stop-and-go” traffic. I had previously (about 2 days) noticed that there was a very minuscule delay in between the time from when I pressed on the accelerator to when the car would speed up, but was less than 1 second, so didn’t think it was a big deal. During the traffic incident, all of the sudden, when I pressed on the accelerator to go from a mostly stopped position to advance forward, my Equinox completely stalled. It was like someone turned the car off, but still had the lights and stereo on. I had to put my car in park, turn the car totally off, and restart it, and place it into drive, in order for it to advance forward. The next time I had to slow down for traffic, I slowed almost to a stop, put my foot on the accelerator, and the car stalled again. Keep in mind, my car wasn’t completely stopped at any of these times, so the cars behind me were caught off guard when I had to suddenly stop, put my car in park, turn it off, and then back on again, in order to move forward. This is dangerous during rush hour, on the most congested freeway in my state (which is where I live and was located). I was almost rear-ended multiple times. This occurred around 20 times before I could pull to the side. I called Chevrolet and they directed me the nearest dealership. The problem was continuous until I arrived. The issue was: Intake Camshaft Solenoid Control Circuit - Solenoid Internal Failure and they replaced Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid (part #12679099). My car had 46,661 miles, and under warranty, but it appears to be a common problem. There were ZERO warning/dash lights that warned me that something was wrong, and when the car died, I only knew because I would push the accelerator and it wouldn’t move. The dealership confirmed the issue, and I have the receipt from the replacement (covered under warranty), as well as a video of it occurring. There are MANY forums that discuss this issue with 2016 Equinox models.

Components: VISIBILITY/WIPER

June 13, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11420854
Consumer Location: GREEN COVE SPRINGS, FL
VIN: 2GNFLFEK2G6****

Summary of Complaint

While driving on the interstate through a heavy rain storm, with the windshield wipers on 'high', they suddenly stopped working. The view through the windshield was instantly obscured. I barely was able to pull into the left hand breakdown lane and out of the traffic lane, by rolling the driver side window down and looking out the side window. If I had been traveling in one of the middle lanes and had to navigate through traffic in the other lanes, I am not sure I would have been able to get out of the travel lanes without a crash. If I had been on I10 instead of I95, there would have been no breakdown lane to move to due to construction and lane closures. There was no warning prior to the failure. When I finally got home I found the plastic ball joint linkage had popped apart. The car has 66,240 miles on it.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

May 02, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11420116
Consumer Location: LOS ANGELES, CA
VIN: 2GNALDEKXG6****

Summary of Complaint

As I exit off of any freeway or go down any incline I tap the brakes to take the car down slowly and it cannot seem to grab the brakes? It shimmies as it’s going down although I’m trying to keep steering wheel completely straight. Chevy dealer has check this problem twice it is never the brakes but they cannot tell me what the problem is. Meanwhile I’m driving an unsafe vehicle. Also it has previous owner damage when I bought the car they stated the car has never been in an accident.

Components: ENGINE

May 29, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11419239
Consumer Location: GALLIPOLIS, OH
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

The contact owns a 2016 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated while driving 30 MPH, the vehicle made an abnormal sound and then stalled. Several unknown warning lights were illuminated. The vehicle was towed to the residence and then to an independent mechanic. The vehicle was not yet diagnosed nor repaired and remained at the independent mechanic. The contact stated that the vehicle had the timing chain replaced at 50,000 miles and was relating the failure to a faulty timing chain. The dealer was made aware of the failure and informed the contact that there was no warranty coverage on the vehicle. Additionally, the VIN was not under recall. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 99,000. The VIN was unavailable.

Components: ENGINE

November 10, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11418843
Consumer Location: BELMONT, NY
VIN: 2GNFLFEK2G6****

Summary of Complaint

My Equinox was knocking. It had very little oil in the engine and no oil light ever came on. And in between oil changes it uses more than usual oil.

Components: VISIBILITY/WIPER

May 28, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11418925
Consumer Location: BELMAR, NJ
VIN: 2GNALCEKXG1****

Summary of Complaint

Was driving on the highway and the wipers stopped working putting myself at risk of accident.

Components: STRUCTURE

May 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11416059
Consumer Location: BROOMFIELD, CO
VIN: 2GNFLEEK4G6****

Summary of Complaint

THE ROOF OF MY 2016 CHEVROLET EQUINOX THE CLEAR COAT HAS STARTED TO BUBBLE AND LIFT IN BLOTCHES. THIS CAR IS THE TITANIUM COLOR (DARK GREY METALLIC) I'VE TAKEN VERY GOOD CARE OF MY CAR. THIS IS MY FIRST GM VEHICLE THAT I'VE EVER PURCHASED NEW. MY CAR IS UNDER COVER IN A CAR PORT. THE VIN# INDICATES IT WAS BUILT IN CANADA. I BELIEVE GM IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PAINT DETERIORATING ON A 5 YEAR OLD CARIN EXCELLENT CONDITION.

Components: VISIBILITY/WIPER

May 04, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11415207
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 1GNALDEK7GZ****

Summary of Complaint

TRAVELING ON HWY 61 SOUTH DURING HEAVY RAIN WHEN WINDSHIELD WIPERS STOPPED WORKING OUT OF THE BLUE. HAD TO BRAKE AND MOVE TO INSIDE LANE SHOULDER. WIPERS APPEARED TO HAVE OVER TRAVELED ALL THE WAY TO THE DRIVER SIDE EDGE OF WINDSHIELD. HAD TO TAKE IT IN TO LOCAL DEALERSHIP.

Components: VISIBILITY/WIPER

April 29, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11414699
Consumer Location: GREENFIELD, IN
VIN: 2GNALDEK5G6****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING ON THE INTERSTATE AT ABOUT 65 MILES PER HOUR. IT WAS POURING DOWN RAIN AND THERE WERE SEMI TRUCKS IN FRONT OF ME AND TO THE LEFT OF ME SPRAYING WATER. THERE WAS ALSO A SEMI BEHIND ME. MY WINDSHIELD WIPERS LITERALLY STOPPED WORKING. AFTER A NANOSECOND OF PANIC, I TURNED MY FLASHERS ON AND PULLED OFF TO THE SIDE. I COULDN'T SEE ANYTHING. AFTER CONSIDERING FOR A FEW SECONDS, I DECIDED IT WAS NOT SAFE WHERE I WAS, SO I SLOWLY AND CAREFULLY DROVE SEVERAL MILES ON THE SHOULDER TO MAKE MY WAY TO THE NEXT EXIT. I THEN PULLED INTO A BUSINESS LOT. MY WIPERS WERE STOPPED ON MY WINDSHIELD.....THE LEFT ONE WAS PARTIALLY OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE WINDSHIELD. I PICKED IT UP AND PLACED IT BACK TOWARD THE CENTER OF WINDSHIELD. BACK INSIDE THE CAR, I TRIED TO TURN THE WIPERS ON AGAIN. I COULD HEAR MECHANICAL NOISE THAT SOUND LIKE THEY SHOULD WORK, BUT THEY DID NOT MOVE. THE CAR IS NOW AT A DEALER FOR SERVICE.

Components: VISIBILITY/WIPER

April 19, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11412981
Consumer Location: AYNOR, SC
VIN: 2GNALDEK2G6****

Summary of Complaint

YESTERDAY, I WAS TRAVELING ON I-95 AT 75MPH WHEN MY WIPERS SUDDENLY STOPPED WORKING IN THE POURING DOWN RAIN. I COULDN'T SEE FIVE FEET IN FRONT OF ME AND WAS TERRIFIED. I PULLED OVER AT THE NEAREST EXIT, TRIED TURNING THE CAR OFF AND ON AND ALSO TRIED STARTING THE WIPERS BY HAND BUT TO NO AVAIL. I HAD NO CHOICE BUT CONTINUE MY TRIP WITH LITTLE VISIBILITY AS SEMI-TRUCKS PASSED ME SPLASHING EVEN MORE WATER ON MY WINDSHIELD. I READ THAT THIS WAS A RECALL ON 2013 MODELS, BUT APPARENTLY, IT IS ON OTHER MODELS AS WELL.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ENGINE

November 07, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11406656
Consumer Location: GRANTSBURG, WI
VIN: 2GNFLFEK1G6****

Summary of Complaint

IN EARLY NOVEMBER OF 2020 MY CHEVROLET EQUINOX ENGINE FAILED DUE TO EXCESSIVE OIL CONSUMPTION AND BURNING OIL. MY LOW OIL LIGHT NEVER WENT ON AND WE DID REGULAR OIL CHANGES WHICH STILL DIDNT MATTER. WE WERE PUTTING OIL IN IT EVERY FEW DAYS UNTIL FINALLY IT WOULDNT START ANYMORE. I HAD IT THEN TOWED TO THE CHEVROLET DEALERSHIP TO HAVE IT FIXED AS IT IS MY ONLY MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION.THEY CORRECTED THE PROBLEM BUT REFUSE TO TAKE ACCOUNTABILITY FOR THE EXCESSIVE OIL CONSUMPTION RESULTING IN A BILL OF OVER $2,200. THEY NEVER FIXED THE LOW OIL LIGHT, AND WE HAVE FOUND THAT NOW EVEN THOUGH IT HAD BEEN FIXED IT IS STILL USING OIL EXCESSIVELY SO I AM CONSTANTLY CHECKING IT. I CONTACTED CHEVROLET TO DISPUTE THE MATTER BUT THEY REFUSE TO PAY FOR THE DAMAGE BECAUSE IT IS OUT OF WARRANTY. I TOLD THEM THAT I BELIEVE IT TO BE A MANUFACTURING DEFECT AS I HAVE RESEARCHED THAT MANY CHEVY EQUINOXES HAVE HAD SIMILAR ISSUES RESULTING IN ENGINE DAMAGE, YET THEY STILL HAVE REFUSED TO LOOK INTO IT AND SAID TO FILE A COMPLAINT WITH YOU HENCE THIS EMAIL. I AM SEEKING A RECALL ON THE 2016 EQUINOX REGARDING EXCESSIVE OIL CONSUMPTION AND DEFECTIVE LOW OIL LIGHT. THIS IS A SAFETY HAZARD AND COULD CAUSE AN ENGINE TO DIE ON A HIGHWAY AND POSSIBLY CAUSE AN ACCIDENT. I WOULD APPRECIATE THIS BEING LOOKED INTO AND BE KEPT INFORMED ON ITS STATUS. THANK YOU

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

November 26, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11405786
Consumer Location: SCOTTSVILLE, KY
VIN: 2GNALCEK3G1****

Summary of Complaint

MY CAR STARTED ON ITS OWN WHILE I WAS STANDING OUTSIDE TALKING TO MY PARENTS ON THANKSGIVING DAY OF LAST YEAR. MY KEYS AND MY CELL PHONE BOTH WERE IN THE CAR AT THE TIME, SO I AM CERTAIN THAT THERE WAS NO WAY THAT I MAY HAVE ACCIDENTALLY STARTED MY CAR MYSELF AND AM CONFUSED AS TO WHY IT CRANKED ON ITS OWN. I AM WONDERING IF MY MYCHEVY APP WAS HACKED OR MALFUNCTIONED ON MY PHONE OR IF THERE IS AN ELECTRICAL PROBLEM WITH MY CAR. IT HAS NOT HAPPENED AGAIN BUT I AM VERY CONCERNED ABOUT IT. CAN YOU PLEASE CHECK INTO THIS FOR ME?

Components: ENGINE

February 01, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11404642
Consumer Location: LOS ANGELES, CA
VIN: 2GNALCEK6G6****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2016 CHEVROLET EQUINOX. THE CONTACT STATED THAT UPON INSPECTION AN OIL LEAK WAS DISCOVERED UNDER THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO JEFF WYLER CHEVROLET LOCATED AT 2237 W. 1ST ST, SPRINGFIELD, OH 45504, WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE ENGINE PCV AND REAR MAIN SEAL WAS FAULTY AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 81,000.

Components: VISIBILITY/WIPER

March 18, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11403777
Consumer Location: LEXINGTON, OH
VIN: 2GNFLGEK9G6****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVING IN THE RAIN HOME FROM NEAR BY TOWN AND WINDSHIELD WIPERS WERE ON THEY MADE A STRANGE NOISE AND SUDDENLY STOP WORKING. HAD TO PULL OVER COULD NOT SEE. VERY SCARY. THANK GOODNESS I WAS NOT ON HIGHWAY LIKE THE DAY BEFORE. IT COULD OF CAUSED A ACCIDENT

Components: VISIBILITY/WIPER

March 14, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11402963
Consumer Location: INDEPENDENCE, MO
VIN: 2GNALCEK0G6****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING ON HIGHWAY DURING A STORM MY WIPERS STOPPED WORKING, THEY STOPPED RIGHT IN THE CENTER OF MY WINDSHIELD, MY HEART STOPPED AS I HAD MY KIDS WITH ME. I HAD TO PULL OVER!!!! CALL FOR HELP. THIS VEHICLE NEEDS TO BE RECALLED

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