A journal of healing

Serious car issues

We are having a serious issue with my husband’s 2018 Equinox. The car has less than 7000 miles on it. This has happened three times and I have been there for two of them. He will go to brake and the car will not stop. It will slow down, but the engine will race and will over power the brakes. The car will roll forward and he cannot stop it.

The first time it happened when I was in the car, we were at a complete stop in line to cross over a toll bridge. He went to move up and the car started to race and he could not stop it. I sat and watched as he tapped the guy ahead of us, badly damaging the license plate. It crumpled because he hit their trailer hitch. Better that than the hood of the car.

The last time was yesterday as we were coming home. He was slowing down to pull into the driveway. We had spent the day driving all over. As we turned to go into the driveway he said, “Look, it is doing it again.” The engine RPM indicator was pegged at 5 and you could hear the engine racing. He calmly put the car in neutral, which allowed the brakes to grab and then the engine stopped racing.

We have taken the car to Hoselton Chevrolet Dealer, where we bought the car. They had the car for two days and said they could not find anything. They said they called Chevrolet to ask them and reported that there was no record of any issues or problems with other vehicles. They fed the diagnostics to them, I hope. They said nothing was wrong. This was over two weeks ago.

Yet, this week Joe got another recall. I do not know what this recall is for but the car is going back.

I am writing this in the attempt to publish this and see if anyone else has ever had this issue and to document it. I am then going on a campaign to get this fixed.

It is terrifying to sit and watch the car take control. This is why the car is now called Christine.

Comments on: "Serious car issues" (1)

  1. Ugh. I haven’t heard of any problems like that with the Chevy Equinox. Your dealer needs to find a solution before you get hurt, or else needs to give you a different car.


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