Last post on Dec 09, 2013 at 6:39 AM
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Chevrolet Equinox, Oil, SUV
#91 of 107 Re: 2010 Chevy Equinox useing oil [chuck2794]
Apr 06, 2013 (6:15 am)
Hhmm I believe in the old days a quart every thousand miles might be acceptable (whether we liked it or not), these days it shouldn't be more then a quart every 2 thousand. I think I would suggest opening a case with GM customer service (rep will likely see this and give more info as to how). Different dealer might be good option after this is done if your current dealer isn't cooperative
#92 of 107 Re: 2010 Chevy Equinox useing oil [chuck2794]
Apr 06, 2013 (11:04 am)
I can certainly understand why you would be frustrated. Can you private message me your full name, address, phone number, Vehicle Identification number, approximate mileage on your vehicle, and dealer you visited please so I can look into this for you? My email is socialmediagm.com. Please put "Attn Crystal" in the subject line. I look forward to hearing from you.
Crystal L. GM Customer Care
Apr 06, 2013 (4:13 pm)
I subscribed to this thread a while back, but as of late I've seen some concerning posts of which I've had the same issue. The 2010 Equinox 2LT I purchased new was the first new car I purchased. Just liked the look of it when it was changed in that model year. I have had relatively little issues with it, I did notice that when changing my oil I'd never get as much oil drained as should be in there. Well, guess it makes sense that the oil is burning off, thus the reason I don't.
Recently (one month before my warranty end) I would turn my car off and it would stay on for say 5 seconds. The only saving grace is that I had one year of warranty left. The stabilitrak light came on at the time as well. I took it in and they said they had to replace the high pressure fuel pump, that I heard about in a post above. Friends thought, "wow replacing a fuel pump this early" I didn't think much of it as I was under warranty, but man, what am I going to do in another 25000 miles? Replace it again? For my first oil change I put in Valvoline Synpower Full Synthetic oil.
I purchased this car for 30K+, now I'm wondering if I need to sell it to avoid future issues?
Does GM really have nothing to say about this? Gas leaking into the oil, that can't be good right? (kind of a rhetorical question) Is there anything we can do about this? I'd get in on a class action if one came up.
#94 of 107 Re: Having same problems [brad5879]
Apr 06, 2013 (7:33 pm)
when they had my daughters 2010 equinox for a oil consumption test she had to drive it a thousand miles take it to them 3 different times she could not check oil or add anything. they said how much oil was used then topped it off.looks like they would get their system down. in my daughters case it is their word. she has no idea how much is used.
#95 of 107 Re: me too.. [the3dolla]
Apr 07, 2013 (10:53 am)
I am sorry for any inconvenience. Generally if there is a recall we will alert you via mail. Please let me know if you have any other concerns. I am here and more than happy to help:-)
Crystal L. GM Customer Care
Apr 11, 2013 (6:06 pm)
Just checking to see if you got my pm about 2010 chevy equinox using oil
#97 of 107 Re: gmcustsrv [chuck2794]
Apr 11, 2013 (8:03 pm)
No I did not. Scott
#99 of 107 frequency of oil changes
Apr 23, 2013 (1:29 pm)
I just bought my 2012 LT2 last month, I noticed the "oil change sticker" said it had been almost 3 months since an oil change, and asked why they would sell me a car with an oil change almost due. I was told by salesman that the oil change indicator would tell when one was due. Yet when I met the service tech, he told to ignore the manual instructions and the oil change indicator and get the oil changed every 3000 miles! I want to do what is necessary to keep car in warranty, but do not want to spend unnecessary money changing the oil more than it needs. What is your opinion?
#100 of 107 Re: frequency of oil changes [fgay]
Apr 24, 2013 (3:08 am)
It all depends on your driving style!
The OLM should give you an idea if it's updated. If you were told to ignore the OLM, which I do that might be wise due to issues with too infrequent OCIs on this engine.
While I'm not an advocate of the 3K OCI if using a good oil, oil is cheap compared to chain replacements and everything else that could happen.
FWIW my last OC was at 3,200. The OLM was at 35% before it was recalibrated and this was mostly short trip driving.