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#677 of 712 2005 GMC INTAKE VALVE LEAK
Feb 05, 2013 (1:00 pm)
I bought my truck in 2009 at 60k mi from a Chevrolet dealer and in 2010 had it with a different dealer for a recall. Nobody ever mentioned the worn seal/leak problem. I'm the second owner and obviously never got an extended warranty letter - now in 2013 the truck is at 148k miles and I have the dreaded leakage and rough idling.
Of course, GMC - who should have issued a recall for this - Refuses covering the necessary and expensive work. Has anyone gotten this issue covered by GMC/Chevy once the warranty (7 yrs, 100k) had passed? I'm so mad!!!!!!!!! I would have gladly tested the car for any issues earlier, had i known about it. This is consumer fraud!
Feb 10, 2013 (1:01 am)
I bought a 2006 3 months ago in great showroom condition with 70k miles loved the truck. after a month of driving it the check engine light came on for random miss fire. took it to my personal mecanic who told me it was due to the head problem.. not a big deal a 3-5 day fix but since it was covered under warrenty to take it to the dealer..well one month later and $1200 for a rental car I did the best thing... traded it for honda. The dealer kept it for 2and 1/2 weeks and finally told me it was fixed I drove it home 2 miles away as soon as it warmed up the check engine light came back on. Took it back they kept it a day told me it was fixed. picked it up it did the same thing again. Took it back to them and they kept it a week and said was my coil, and I owed them $300 for it. Raise cain so they told me it was on them. drove it home and it did it again.. so i took it to my mecanic and ran the code and it pulled 6 new codes again... took back to dealer and they told me it was a concidence and that they where not at fault...keep in mind i drove the truck all of 6 miles in a month. They then said their master mecanic would have to look at it, but i may have to pay...the timing was messed up, the random miss fire still in there, and the computer messed up... I will never buy a chevy again... I grew up driving chevys my first car was a camaro, but now all they care about is how much money they can get out of you.. I guess the dealership figured I was a sucker. however being in the military has taught me a thing or two, and knowing to fix somthing I mess up was part of it. I will stick with a car company who cares about their customers.
#679 of 712 Re: 06 colorado [scmustang04]
Feb 10, 2013 (8:20 am)
My truck is in the shop now - engine was leaking passed the valve and needs a new head. GMC is telling me that they are not willing to pay a dime since this could be due to the general wear and tear - yeah right. I'm certain that the truck never had full power and had the leak when I bought it on 2009. GMC also found that the timing chain needs to be replaced - it's too tight. How's that possible, it's a chain?!
I just hope they are able to fix it. Your story and the multiple check engine lights is just unacceptable - combined mechanic and manufacturing incompetency.
#680 of 712 Re: 06 colorado [scmustang04]
Feb 10, 2013 (10:40 am)
If the dealer you've been working with is one of our GM dealerships and you would like for us to check into this further, please don't hesitate to email us at socialmediagm.com (include your name, contact information, the last 8 digits of your VIN and mileage, and a summary of the situation).
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#681 of 712 Re: 06 colorado [untersberg]
Feb 10, 2013 (7:51 pm)
wow that sounds like the run around the dealer gave me. I hope they are able to fix it as well. What upsets me was my had none of the problems except for the head issue when I took it in. And I really doubt its normal wear and tear.
#682 of 712 Re: 06 colorado [gmcustsvc]
Feb 10, 2013 (7:55 pm)
Sara, I do no know that there is anything that can be done I had to trade it in because I could not afford another $1000 for a rental car. However the dealer was west chevy in alcoa,tn. I have proof that it did not have the issues before. My personal mecanic is ASC certified, as well as has a shop that is reputable. I just despise how the dealer was so shady. and the truck had 73040 miles
#683 of 712 Re: 06 colorado [scmustang04]
Feb 11, 2013 (1:00 pm)
New to forum. I have a 2005 Canyon,new head installed at 103,000 miles,I had to pay half for it. Same rough idle came back about 5000 miles later. Dealer said it was a $250 cam sensor. Same idle returned and just kept driving since I could not afford another trip to the dealer.Now have 196000 + miles. Really dont think it is a leaking valve seat issue cause it has not lost power of fuel mileage. Thinking its probrably dirty injectors.
#684 of 712 06 colorado
Feb 27, 2013 (12:05 pm)
I have a 2006 colorado that I brought brand new. It has 50,000 miles on it and is piece of junk. Already had to leave it with the dealer for a week due to a factory recall. I have had to replace the tye rods, the power window switch and now it is in the shop having a evap valve replaced and the windshield wiper motor replaced ( another 700 dollars). I knew I should have gotten a Ford.
#685 of 712 Re: 06 colorado [jame7]
Feb 27, 2013 (12:53 pm)
We're sorry that you've had to have some work done on your Colorado over the time you've owned it. Do you have any current concerns with the vehicle?
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#686 of 712 Re: 06 colorado [gmcustsvc]
Mar 13, 2013 (2:51 pm)
Man oh man....I wish I'd known about this site BEFORE I bought my Colorado. I'm from Canada, AND a female and I will NEVER buy another GM. I knew I should have stuck with a Ford. I have had NOTHING but grief with this truck, I think I've replaced every light on the darn thing, it sux 4 litres of oil between the 5000 km oil changes and I dunno if they do this in the states, but every time I took the truck in for warranty work, they charged me $200 deductible! OMG...now if that isn't a money grab, I dunno what is.....hmmmm....I googled 'colorado using oil' and it gave me this site. I got some good ideas that I'm going to take over to my brothers when he uses his machine to check the codes. I just shake my head.....give me a 1970-80 vehicle any day....all this tech crap is just a money grab! Good luck to you all and thanks for all the tidbits of info...much appreciated.