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#653 of 707 H3 3.5L Head/ Valve Concern
Aug 04, 2012 (2:46 pm)
I just purchased a 2006 H3 with 70000 miles. It experiences a rough idle. Post purchase, I find out about the valve seat issue. The direct question; is GM warranteeing the valve seat and/ or head replacement on this 3.5L Engine?
I did locate the following and my VIN# falls in to the list.
#PIP3935D: Misfire At Idle Due To Leaking Intake Valves - Supplement To 07-06-01-011 - keywords 2.8L 3.5L compression controls cylinder driveability DTC engine excessive head high L52 LK5 leakage leakdown low - (Mar 18, 2008)
Subject: Misfire at Idle due to Leaking Intake Valves - Supplement to 07-06-01-011
Models: 2004-2005 Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon
2006 Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon
and Last 6 of VIN Less than 287698
2006 Hummer H3
and Last 6 of VIN Less than 287591
#654 of 707 Re: H3 3.5L Head/ Valve Concern [jeassey]
Aug 04, 2012 (4:33 pm)
If we can check into this further for you, jeassey, please send us your name, contact information, and the last 8 digits of your VIN at socialmediagm.com
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#655 of 707 2005 Canyon 3.5L Head/Value Concern
Aug 06, 2012 (7:13 pm)
i have a 2005 GMC Canyon , experiencing rough idling. just found out that they have value seat issues. it's coming up with a misfire code. my last 6 Vin numbers are less than 287698. Is GM warranteeing the value seat/head replacement on this 3.5L engine?
#656 of 707 Lost Chevy loyalty
Aug 14, 2012 (1:16 pm)
I own a 2006 Colorado Crew Cab. After all the problems ( several brake pedal switches, A/C problems , rear brake lamps , cam shaft sensors, and now check engine lights w/ misfires). I surrender my Chevy loyalty to " Nissan of America".
I just gave my local chevy dealer the last check I will ever write for repairs to a Chevy vehicle.
It just cost me $567.80, for a check engine light and A/C problem, that returned the next morning, and be told to have it towed , we'll check it again.
After going again I was told its mass air sensor , that we wont have till tomorrow, but you can drive it till then.
Hopefully its not the know issue with the valve intake leak, which they don't even mention. I just want to get it running so I can trade it in for a Nissan Titan.
I have bought maybe 9 or 10 new Chevies over the years, this Colorado will be my last.
Good Bye GM , I can see your on your way out. Please just close up , don't screw millions more before you close your doors. All of your engineers should be fired anyway, they are useless!
#657 of 707 Re: Lost Chevy loyalty [plumber2]
Aug 14, 2012 (1:36 pm)
Thats what I did with my 05 crew cab! I got it running and ran, ran, ran! I didn`t even look back! No more chevys for me and I bought many over the years! Ford escape fan myself. Good luck with your new nissan. I`m sure your going to like the dependablity.
#658 of 707 Re: Lost Chevy loyalty [plumber2]
Aug 14, 2012 (7:29 pm)
I understand you're working on the truck right now to trade it; if we can be of any assistance at this time please let us know. I'm sorry to hear that you are moving on from Chevrolet, and still want to wish you many safe miles ahead.
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#659 of 707 Re: Lost Chevy loyalty [jimmyged]
Aug 16, 2012 (10:24 pm)
Yeah, its ashame what happened to GM, they just don't get it.
I have a 05 Sante Fe i bought because of a very bad experience with a Venture. In the 7 years I have it , only put on tires and a set of brakes , in 60,000 miles. Never a problem. Now I gave the vehicle to my daughter , she still drives it no problems. My wife liked the Nissan Rogue, we have that 2 years now , never a problem , and just had it serviced , oil change , check all fluids , rotate tires and 32 point check. Bill was $21.19.
Had trouble with a Lumina, s-10, APV, Venture , and Colorado.
Why would I ever consider GM again!
Good luck with your Ford.
#660 of 707 Re: H3 3.5L Head/ Valve Concern [gmcustsvcsarah]
Aug 17, 2012 (5:55 am)
The response from GM is appreciated, the communications via e mail and phone calls has reassured me that any known mechanical issues with my vehicle will be addressed. Lets face it, occasional problems in manufacturing and design of any product is inevitable. How a company responds and resolves these issues is the true measure of commitment to a long term customer relationship.
#661 of 707 Re: 2006 GMC CAYNON MOTOR TROUBLE [hitchhikin]
Aug 17, 2012 (11:34 am)
The only way i found to fix my 2006 colorado was to sell it.
It work so great no more check engines and expensives problems I'm so happy now.
#662 of 707 Re: H3 3.5L Head/ Valve Concern [jeassey]
Aug 17, 2012 (11:36 am)
good luck !!