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#1366 of 2350 Re: 2010 Chevy Equinox Oil Consumption [audionutty]
May 30, 2012 (8:00 pm)
I took my 2010 Chevrolet Equinox to the dealership where I bought it because of oil consumption issues and GM replaced the engine. On the invoice, it referred to an internal memo noting that the rings were put in wrong from the factory. So, if you are having oil consumption issues, do not let some ignorant know it all on this site tell you that you do not know what you are talking about! Do not listen to those who claim you must not have changed the oil often enough. The truth is that GM knows there are issues with some of the engines from the factory.
#1367 of 2350 2010 Equinox LT Chatters
Jun 08, 2012 (4:32 am)
I own a 2010 Equinox and it ran fine until around 50+K. It developed a chattering noise so I took it back to the dealer and they changed the timing chain tensioner. They returned the car and said everything was fixed. When I drove it the chatter was still there so they replaced the balancer on the timing chain shaft ( or something like that). They gave me back the car and the chatter remained. I took it back to them and drove around with the Shop Manager and mechanic and they heard the chatter but couldn't tell me what it was so they took the car back and said they would fix it. I just got the car back yesterday and the SR said they found the AC Compressor was torqued properly. Guess what, the chatter is still there, no change. Guess I will call the SR again and see what he says.
#1368 of 2350 Re: 2010 Equinox LT Chatters [foster904]
Jun 08, 2012 (4:47 am)
Check the oil level. Vehicle ticks when oil is low
#1369 of 2350 Re: 2010 Chevy Equinox Oil Consumption [tcseal]
Jun 08, 2012 (5:12 am)
Could you provide more information regarding the "internal memo nothing that the rings were put in wrong"? A lot people, including myself, have this oil consumption problem and we need some concrete evidence to talk to the dealer.
#1370 of 2350 4th TIME A CHARM?
Jun 12, 2012 (10:02 am)
I took my Equinox into the dealer this morning for the 4th time...yesterday morning I rode around with the shop foreman while he listened to the chatter. He was going to get a couple of mechanics to look at it and see if they could figure it out. The guys at Enterprise are getting to know me on a first name basis I do have to say that the dealership has been very accommodating but I really need a repaired car.
#1371 of 2350 Re: Engine Issues and concerns 2010 - 2011 4Cyl Nox [dgjauregui]
Jun 19, 2012 (8:52 pm)
Been a while since I was here. Car now at 68k. Same problems with noise and rattle and idle as all along. Finally got ac and headliner fixed. Today it finally overheated. Spent another couple of wasted hours and missed work dealing with tow truck, dealer and rental cars. No news yet as to issue, but imagine it will be engine oil issues based on things read here. Hate this vehicle and nothing but problems for 2.5 years.
Looking tonight online at used Fords and plan to go back to different manufacturer ASAP. This is my first and last Chevy.
#1372 of 2350 Re: 2010 Equinox 1LT SAGA [58mga]
Jun 19, 2012 (8:57 pm)
I feel your pain. My engine seems to have given out today after no one has ever been able to diagnose and fix my problems from the early beginnings in 2010. Out of warranty here, too, of course. Waiting to hear from dealer tomorrow, but thinking I will have scraps to sell as well.
#1373 of 2350 Re: Engine Issues and concerns 2010 - 2011 4Cyl Nox [dgjauregui]
Jun 20, 2012 (5:26 am)
My 2010 Equinox with the 2.4 Ecotech engine was fine for the first 70k miles. Since then it's been all down hill. It started pinging about six months ago and since then I've had a belt and idler pulley replaced and a new fuel pump. Now this week I took in in for what I thought was a computer upgrade to remove the spark knock, and now they tell me it needs a new timing chain. I'm now at 78k miles and like you ready to trade for a Ford. I thought GM had improved quality, but the Ecotech engine is not an improvement!
#1374 of 2350 Re: Engine Issues and concerns 2010 - 2011 4Cyl Nox [rvm819]
Jun 20, 2012 (5:54 pm)
I got a call from the service agent this morning. Nothing came up in my diagnostic and the tech drove it for almost 15 minutes and nothing happened. I was told it was a "very happy car".
Funny, it's not happy when I drive it! Yesterday it was so unhappy, I sat on the side of the road with the engine shut down to idle (by the car) cause it was overheating.
Hate my Chevy.
#1375 of 2350 Re: Engine Issues and concerns 2010 - 2011 4Cyl Nox [dgjauregui]
Jun 21, 2012 (5:21 am)
Perhaps you need to take a copy of a few pages of this forum to educate your dealer on similiar Engine issues with 2010 Equinox, their personal dealer experience may not have dealt with the issue before. JMHO