The Chevrolet Equinox was remodeled for its 2018 release and although it is a little smaller it promises better gas efficiency. As a solid family car that is affordable and durable, it has been a popular choice for many. It is not all smooth sailing though, as many customers have found complaints with the 2018 Equinox including check engine light problems and issues with the car jerking.
If you have a fault with your 2018 Chevrolet Equinox and thedealer is not being cooperativeCalifornia Lemon Law Center can help you get a refund.
Complaints logged with the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox include faults with the check engine light, vehicles jerking, and problems with reduced the service Stabilitrak.
This car appears to have issues upon acceleration with the RPMs running to 3000 and beginning to jerk. This jerking and shaking can be light but the problem should be brought up to the dealer early becomes it can increasingly get worse.
Check Engine Light Illuminated
Drivers have reported issues with the check engine light appearing on this model of car, seemingly for no reason. Both dealers and the manufacturers themselves have struggled to find the root cause of this fault which is very frustrating for buyers. Some customers have found that there are water and gas leaks due to a loose gas cap that causes the fault lights to appear but many are left with a car that they now expect to be a lemon.
Reduced Engine Power Traction Control Illuminated
Like many engine power faults, the issue with reduced power on the Chevy Equinox is linked to the drive-by wire set up. You may see error messages about ‘traction power reduced’ or ‘engine power reduced’. A loose or corroded ground strap could be the cause of the issue and if this is so your dealer should be able to resolve the concern. However, for many the problem persists can be due to purchasing a lemon.
Service Stabilitrak Illuminated
The StabiliTrak® will automatically come on when a lack of traction is detected but customers have reported a fault with this issue on the 2018, and 2017 Equinox models. Failure of the StabiliTrak® to initialize means can be a serious safety concern, especially is bad weather and should be brought up with the dealer immediately.
The above complaints about the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox are also apparent on other models including the 2015, 2016, and 2017.
The NHTSA has issued 4 recalls for the 2018 Chevy Equinox which includes:
- Glass not fully tempered
- Fuel pump flange weld may fracture
- Driveshaft fractured and separated
- Insufficient coating on rear brake caliper pistons
Expert Legal Advice from California Lemon Law Center
If you have a fault with your 2018 Chevy Equinox and your dealer cannot fix the issue, then you may have a lemon car. California Lemon Law Center can support you with all aspects of lemon law and will work to get you fully compensated.