We have been dealing with our 2014 Equinox throwing a "Stabilitrack/Engine Power Reduced" error and then losing power. We've had it at the dealer and they have said it's a peddle sensor issue and replaced it. It's been running fine and then out of the blue it did it again. This time the dealer is saying it's the peddle sensor AND says it now has a "Fuel Rich" error...saying that we have fuel in the oil... Where the **** did this come from? Does anyone know if this is a common issue...and what would cause it ?
I have never heard of a peddle sensor. Perhaps a pedal sensor?
If you have the 2.4L 4-cylinder, the high pressure fuel pump is probably failing and causing fuel to enter the engine crankcase. This will destroy the engine rather quickly. Check the engine oil via the dipstick. The fuel dilutes the oil, raising the oil level, and it will smell like gasoline.
A family member had a 2013 Equinox 2LT with the 2.4L engine. The high pressure fuel pump failed at 38 months, but with only 33,xxx miles on it. GM did not consider the high pressure fuel pump part of the power train warranty, so they had to pay over $500 for the repair (GM paid for the tow to the dealership). I dealt with the dealership, as I waited for the tow for them.
GM extended the warranty on the high pressure fuel pump on the 2.4L engines prior to the 2013 models (back to 2010). The dealer told me that the pump design had changed for 2013. I later checked the GM part numbers, and they were the same for the 2013 and prior year engines.
My family members were so upset with the poor quality of the Equionox (purchased new and never damaged or wrecked), they traded it for a 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT and love it. They said they will NEVER buy another Equinox due to GM’s poor quality.