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#1389 of 2371 Re: 2010 Chevy Equinox Oil Consumption [tcseal]
Jul 02, 2012 (8:55 am)
I have a 2010 4 cycl Equinox and at first my wife loved it . Now with 24m mile on it it stays in the shop. My latest problem is oil comsumption . I also think it was from when it had a fuel leak that went into the crank case. I am using over 1.5 quarts per 2000 miles. Dealer said they hadn't hear of this but I know they have. Can anyone tell me if there is any chevy bulletin out there that I can show them. Also car makes a treible noise if you go ver any bumps.
Jul 02, 2012 (9:36 am)
I too would like any and all bulletins issued by chevy concerning the oil consumption. My repair guy is doing the oil consumption test now on my 4 cylinder 2010 nox and so far has burned 1 quart per 1000. miles. He also claims there is no bulletin. Hard to believe as this looks like a stantard complaint. In addition, some one posted that they have recieved a Class action suit notification concerning the 2010-2011 nox. Would that person or anyone esle forward information?
#1391 of 2371 Re: Oil Consumption [kzk8brown]
Jul 02, 2012 (11:08 am)
I had to have an oil consumption test done as well. I was burning/using 1 quart every 1000 miles as well. Several times I took car in for oil change and there was no oil on dipstick! and that was only after 5000 miles. Dealer told me it's standard that it burns that much oil in between oil changes. I don't think so!
#1392 of 2371 Re: Engine Issues and concerns 2010 - 2011 4Cyl Nox [dgjauregui]
Jul 02, 2012 (3:00 pm)
I had the same issue. My 2010 equinox has 47000 miles on it and it had a rattling noise coming from the engine. We made the appointment to have it looked at but it overheated on the interstate before we were able to get it to the dealership. Once the engine was looked over, it was determined that it was a blown head gasket. So far this car has had a faulty airbag, a recall on the washer fluid heater, and now a blown head gasket.
#1394 of 2371 Re: Oil Consumption [garypriceomaha]
Jul 03, 2012 (9:57 am)
I really don't know what's going on with the oil in my Nox. First change, free by dealer, oil was full before drained. Second oil change, by local mechanic, also full before drained. Two thousand miles later, I'm down 2 quarts, so I take it back to local mechanic, who adds two quarts. I take it to dealer who runs a consumption test and finds no problems and changes the oil again and asks me to drive for 1000 miles and bring it back if the oil is down. He also shows me on the GM computer, where it states that 1 quart every 2000 mi is acceptable. So I've driven over 1000 miles and my oil is full. Both the dealer and local mechanic use the same grade dino oil, but when the dealer fills it, there's no burning. Weird!!
#1395 of 2371 Re: Oil Consumption [rocketent]
Jul 03, 2012 (12:01 pm)
Next time when the dealer changes oil, take a measurement immediately before driving off the dealership. I suspect (no prove) that they overfilled the engine to compensate possible loss.
#1396 of 2371 Re: buzzing noise in the speaker [dcinohio]
Jul 03, 2012 (6:15 pm)
Latest update on the static/buzzing noise in the speaker...once we fixed the insulation this resolved the issue. I admit I was a skeptic but it was worth trying since nothing else worked. Thank you Kynox!!!
#1397 of 2371 Re: buzzing noise in the speaker [dcinohio]
Jul 04, 2012 (4:15 am)
Glad it worked. I have had no further trouble with the speaker.
#1398 of 2371 Re: No more Chevy for me...... [nohappyequinox]
Jul 04, 2012 (9:00 am)
I have a 2010 equinox and the one major issue I had was my trans went out at 42k miles. Granted I am EXTREMELY hard on my car...I put roughly 35-40k on a car a year (I bought this car in April of 2011 with 10k miles on it, I now have 53k as of today). Previous to my nox I owned a 2002 Chevy Blazer and let me tell you that truck was a CHAMP. I don't have the oil consumption issues I mainly see complaints about, though I do have the speaker rattling issue I've seen posts about. Every vehicle has its issues....the Toyota with the sticking gas pedal, the Dodge with the transfer case problems, Chryslers tend to have electrical issues, Ford is just plain all around terrible; every brand has its quirks. Chevy is a solid brand. I'm sorry you're having so many problems. If your nox is really a lemon, try a Traverse