Q: Shuddering and hesitation on a 2015 Chevy Equinox

asked by on May 15, 2016

I've got a 2015 Chevy Equinox with 36,000 miles. My wife was at the stop light in the car and it felt like it is going to shut off. She felt shuddering and hesitation. It's been two weeks and it hasn't done it again. Any ideas?

Car is hesitating and bucking Inspection $79.99 - $89.99 Get a Quote

You’d want to pray that there was a little water in the gas and it made it do that. It’s such a new vehicle. If it ever happens again, definitely take it in under warranty to see what they say about it. Because any mechanic with the dealer-level scan tool can look at all the recorded data and live in mode 6 data to see if there had been any problems. Let’s say the number 1 cylinder was misfiring and it was shaking like that. It would have a code and it would indicate that there was a cylinder one misfire. It would show you how many times it misfired, too. Cars have pretty complicated computers on them that will help you analyze the problem. You’d want to pray that it was a little bit of bad gas or something. Alternatively, you could get an opinion from a professional at YourMechanic. If it happens again, they can come to your location to inspect your car’s hesitating issue and let you know if it is anything serious.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

What others are asking

How do I extend the sun visor?

If excess sunlight is coming through the center of the windshield, you can extend the sun visor to help block it. Here’s how: 1. Unfold the sun visor towards the floor. 2. Unlatch the sun visor from the hook on...

Car jerks forward slightly everytime I hit 19 mph

Hello, and thank you for writing in. The misfire needs to be the focus of our attention. If you had moisture on the spark plugs and white smoke, then there is some kind of coolant leak. This fouling on the...

Battery drain

It sounds like your alternator may not be charging quite as effectively as it should be. The drop in amperage at idle is not necessarily unheard of but could be the beginning of it starting to fail. The voltage when...

I recently had a new stereo installed in my mirage, and now the airbag light is on. How do i reset it or get it to go out.

The Air Bag Light would set a code in the computer and should be checked by the dealer since you are still under factory warranty unless the stereo installer damaged the wiring or something to do with the airbag. I...

Door stuck closed

Hi, if the door isn't permanently locked, the latching or handle mechanism is most likely broken somewhere. To save on costs, car manufacturers tend to use plastic pieces in conjunction with metal for these assemblies, and over time the plastic...

What kinda oil does my 2017 camaro ss take

Chevy recommends a 5W30 weight. Synthetic oil would be the way to go as the supercharger adds a lot of stress to the engine. It should take 9-10 quarts for a complete fill. Double check the "specifications and capacities" section...

Service Stabilitrak light came on

The only way to see what the problem is to scan the computers on your car. Stabilitrak is tied in with the ABS system and provides braking to specific wheels when the vehicle is losing control. This system can reduce...

Lights come up on the dash all the time

These systems do work in tandem with each other but are two separate systems that would both need to be checked for problems. Contact YourMechanic to test and diagnose both lights coming on to see if from a common condition...

Applying brakes at stop lights and the vehicle slides.

Hello. If the brakes are staying applied and the wheels are locked but the vehicle begins to slide it is because of the slickness of the roadway. There is not going to be any way to prevent this unless you...

Related articles

The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're a Gardener or Landscape Architect
Gardeners Gardeners and landscape architects need to haul around quite a bit of gear. As a gardener, chances are you will need to transport a variety of mowing equipment, along with smaller implements. You may also need to move shrubs,...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You’re an Athletic Coach
If If you are an athletic coach, you need a used vehicle with tons of room to transport gear. Once in awhile, you may have to take a player or two along with you as well. What this means is...
How Long Does a Cylinder Head Temperature Sensor Last?
The The engine’s performance is largely based on temperature measurements performed by the engine control module (ECM), also known as the vehicle’s computer. As the temperature of the engine increases, the resistance decreases which means the voltage drops. The computer...