Q: Shuddering and hesitation on a 2015 Chevy Equinox

asked by on

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?

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.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Shuddering and hesitation on a 2015 Chevy Equinox

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

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: I have a 2015 chevy impala, my key is stuck in ignition, car will not turn over but key goes forward and back, steering wheel is n

Hi there. When the key is stuck in the ignition cylinder, it can be caused by debris inside the cylinder, the key being slightly twisted or the cylinder being damaged itself. It is also possible that a different safety system,...

Q: At highway speeds, car loses power

I would check the fuel pressure (for being low) before doing anything else. If it is, check the fuel pressure regulator. (A clogged catalytic convertor would be a constant problem, not intermittent as you describe.) A professional mechanic, like one...

Q: Hesitates to accelerate I've tried seafoam either I didn't know what I was doing or it just didn't work.

Hesitation to accelerate can be due to spark, air, or fuel. With you vehicle being close to 10 years old, it is a good idea to do a few maintenance procedures. If you suspect the spark plugs need to be...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...