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Chevrolet Equinox, SUV
#1843 of 2371 Re: low oil [ray80]
Feb 22, 2013 (3:31 pm)
This oil consumption garbage has to stop...modern engines should use NO OIL, between changes, nothing, nutta...zip...Honda's dont, Toyotas dont, Fords dont, so why does GM get away with this...
40 years as a mechanic, seen it all, and believe me, GM is hiding substantial issues with these 4 cylinder engines...leaks aside, a modern CAFE compliant engine MUST NOT consume oil, or it will fail emissions regulation standards. My wife drives a 2011 4 cyl Equinox, it codes out regularly, usually with P0011 codes....it gets 3,000 mile oil changes and filters every time, and the oil still discolors after 100 miles...this tells me the bypass leakage on these engines is excessive, the gas dilution is catastrophic and once the cooling system starts to leak into the engine (look for white goop inside the oil cap or on the dipstick) the end of that engine is very close. GM hides behind these so called "oil consumption tests"...truth is, it looks like GM should have been allowed to fail...like its engines seem to be doing.
#1844 of 2371 Re: low oil [aussieinva]
Feb 25, 2013 (12:45 pm)
Hiding information from the very people who bailed them out...
still nothing GM sarah.... but I am not holding my breath!
#1845 of 2371 Re: 2010 Equinox [sueven]
Feb 26, 2013 (2:33 am)
I too have a 2011 Equinox that is beginning to develop some of the problems described in the forum. Count me in on the Class Action; this is ridiculous and should be criminal!
#1846 of 2371 Re: 2010 Equinox [btc2]
Feb 26, 2013 (5:27 am)
I have made flyers that I keep in my car - every time I see a NOX i stick one in the windsield alerting the owner of the possible problems being that GM is not being honest to these owners and coming clean about all the problems.
I will continue to place these flyers as long as I have to pay for this piece of JUNK!
#1847 of 2371 Re: 2010 Equinox [btc2]
Feb 26, 2013 (7:58 am)
Are you working with your dealership at all on the difficulties you're starting to experience with your Equinox?
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#1848 of 2371 Engine Problems - 2010 Equinox
Feb 27, 2013 (6:13 am)
I'm adding another voice to the masses here.
I bought my 2010 Chevy Equinox 3 years ago brand new. It has 113,000 KM on it. At about 50,000KM it refused to accelerate on the highway. The timing chain was replaced. At 80,000KM it would shake when stopped at red lights. We brought it in to the dealership, and they told us there was no oil left in the car - and to check our oil levels more often, even though it was not due for a change yet. I found that fair enough, so I was put on their oil consumption monitoring program. Then, the car stalled during driving, when I was putting on the brakes. That freaked me out. What kind of a three year old car (with two years of payments left!) just cuts out on you like that? So I took it in, and again all that happened was an oil change and some software updates. Then, on my way home from work one day, it stalled again - multiple times. Five stalls before I can make the one extra block to my house. Took it back to the dealership, and they changed the fuel pump. That was supposed to solve all my problems. But guess what's happened since then? You got it - two more occurances of engine stall while driving (both while braking). I have a file open with GM Customer Care, and the car at this moment is sitting in the dealership. I've just had it with driving this thing, as I'm sure many of you have as well. It is unreliable and if it stalls in the wrong moment, potentially dangerous. I could NOT imagine driving with children in this vehicle. I don't drive it on any long trips because I don't want to be stranded away from home (and trips was the reason I bought an SUV). I shouldn't feel this way about a car that cost me $40,000. I shouldn't be scared to drive my own car. If they can't find the problem, if they can't fix it for GOOD, then give me some options GM - let's be reasonable and talk about a potential trade-in, maybe a new engine. SOMETHING. That is what I'm waiting for before I decide to never buy or recommend GM ever again.
To General Motors: There's no such thing as a free lunch - you saved some money by cutting corners on the production line; you have to spend it now to fix the problems you have caused for good people buying your product.
#1849 of 2371 Re: Engine Problems - 2010 Equinox [kcarisse]
Feb 27, 2013 (7:03 am)
so many of us fel your pain.....
Keep fighting - this should not be your problem!
#1850 of 2371 Re: Engine Problems - 2010 Equinox [kcarisse]
Feb 27, 2013 (8:23 am)
yes, we have all been thru a similar ordeal. I have had my new engine since November and my nox is quieter, getting better fuel economy and going thru just a normal amount of oil - that said it was 2+ years of taking it in to deal with various issues. Don't give up - get a great dealership to go to bat for you )this is crucial!). If you don't like the one you are dealing with, find another. My car was in numerous times, I never paid a dime for rentals and everything was covered under the powertrain warranty. Some items GM pushed back on but my dealership fought hard. In the end, we came out ahead, but we had to go to the mat, and it was stressful. We also got a $200 prepaid Visa from GM for our time and trouble - as well as the new engine. Small potatoes for the time and energy we expended, but now I am happy with my 'nox. Good luck to you all, the oil consumption test is the final step in the process, so although it is a pain - go ahead and do it.
#1851 of 2371 Re: Engine Problems - 2010 Equinox [thelma61]
Feb 27, 2013 (12:19 pm)
wow 200.00 - seems generous for GM.....
that probably does not even cover the cost of the extra oil you needed to add or to make up for the lousy gas mileage!!!
What a shame......
#1852 of 2371 2010 Chevy Equinox Motor Now Alternator Issues
Feb 28, 2013 (3:45 am)
I bought my 2010 Chevy Equinox in March of 2010. It has 38,000 ,miles on it. 2 weeks ago it quit would not start so I had it towed. I was told there was no oil and I needed a new motor. Then both front sway bars were cracked or broken. I was going to take those to get fixed yesterday and the car wouldn't start again so I had it towed again and now it's the alternator. Both times the car has started at 7 am, I drive a block turn it off and it dies. Is it worth even fixing the problem or just trade it in on a non Chevy vehicle. I assumed a 2010 would last longer then 3 years.
I'm afraid if I fix this what other problems will start happening. Could the dealership that put in the new motor done something to the battery or alternator?