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#2 of 242 Re: 2007 GMC Yukon XL - Normail Oil Usage? [styxz]
Mar 09, 2010 (7:58 pm)
Another person with the same problem! Your message center tells you that the engine oil is low - add oil, right? I have had my yukon in 4 times for this problem and actually GM knows about it . They have replaced the head gasket, rocker arms, lifters and it is currently as we speak in the dealer for perhaps replace the rings and pistons. I am actually looking for a COMPLETELY NEW ENGINE! I LOVE my truck and am not planning to get rid of it, but even though I have an outstanding relationship with the service manager, I feel very disappointed and feel like the engine has been "molested" if you will enough! It just turned 36K and this seems to happen every 2K. My guy said that after the lifter repair they usually don't have any more problems and that my vehicle has gone the farthest with this. He said that it is a BIG problem with the Chevy Suburban and the engines were "shared" at the plant on this one particular day of production. The Chevy dealer across the street is getting created motors and replacing them left and right.
Mine used 1 1/2 quarts every 2K. 1 quart is normal, yes, but why then does the warning message come on? I hope you don't have to go as far as I have.....I really do LOVE my truck.....
#3 of 242 Re: 2007 GMC Yukon XL - Normail Oil Usage? [styxz]
Mar 22, 2010 (2:14 pm)
I am here to tell you that you are not the only one with the oil consumption issue. I have a 2007 Yukon XL with 68K on it. At about 38 K I started having oil usage issues. They replaced the PVC valve and also cleaned out the valve covers. This was supposed to fix the issue. But no it did not. Then they replaced the Heads and I then went through another cycle to test the oil usage issue after the 500 mile breakin. Nope still using oil. Then they wanted to do the rings. My service guy does not think that will help. But now I have noticed a whole bunch of metal on the plug magnet end when I change the oil. GM will not approve a new engine but I am in the process of going through my 4th oil consumption test and it is still using over 1 qt every 1000 miles. I am going to let them do the ring job. But if that does not fix it they say will not put a new engine in it. They will look at giving me a deal on a new one and give me a trade in allowance to cover me. (well see if that is a good deal or not.) I also know of a 2007 Avalanch at my dealer that is having the same issue. My service guy tells me that if there is oil blow by in the rings that it should be filing out plugs. Well mine and the other one does not do that either.
I was told by GM (Heather) that they could not guarentee that replacing the engine would fix my issue and that the techs where looking for a solution. My guess is they do not want to spend the money. SAD SAD SAD. I have had GMs my whole life and now they wont take care of me. 100K power train warranty???? Don't make me laugh. What a joke.
Unhappy with this situation. They should back their product a little more than this. Good luck on your truck but mine is never ending.
#4 of 242 Re: 2007 GMC Yukon XL - Normail Oil Usage? [kutndry]
Mar 22, 2010 (2:20 pm)
Let me know if you get a new engine and how you did it. I have been asking for that for about 2 months now and have not gotten them to agree to it. They tell me that they cannot guarantee a new engine will fix it for me.
I am ticked at them right now and would love any more new info to throw their way to get the new engine. I also love my Yukon XL but this is getting to be to much. Also my performance and MPG is not what it used to be.
#5 of 242 Re: 2007 GMC Yukon XL - Normail Oil Usage? [styxz]
Mar 23, 2010 (1:24 pm)
Just found the same with my XL. Dealer says "normal" to mine as well but a "friend" told me GM is coming out with a buletin end of April early May after the fix and the parts are tracked down. Looks like the lifters and rings are involved with it in the AFM engines. 2007 is the target year. Look for it!
#6 of 242 Re: 2007 GMC Yukon XL - Normail Oil Usage? [4kidsinatruck]
Apr 07, 2010 (5:55 am)
If you see a bulletin from GM about this will you please post it on here. We are getting the same run around at our dealership about this oil problem. I think our dealer is getting tired of seeing us, the last time I went in about this problem they changed the oil and added way to much oil so the light would not come on. All I hear is this is normal. My mother also has an 07 yukon xl and her add oil light has never came on.
#7 of 242 Re: 2007 GMC Yukon XL - Normail Oil Usage? [styxz]
Apr 14, 2010 (3:55 pm)
My experience is very similar to yours.
I have 2007 Yukon XL with oil consumption issue. It started at about 32K miles. I now have 40K.
Dealer has been reluctant to confirm that it has an issue, but has replaced Right Valve cover in February of this year. This did not resolve the issue. The Dealer next step was to change the driver side valve cover now.
Before I had the opportunity to schedule time to replace the left side valve cover on a trip to San Simion, CA my car started to misfire and I got a "Stabilitrack Service Light and solid engine light" on dashboard.
This Monday I took my Yukon back to the dealer. To make a long story short...the dealer is now replacing the rings on my Yukon.
I hope this correct that issue.
#8 of 242 Re: 2007 GMC Yukon XL - Normail Oil Usage? [yukonxlowner1]
Apr 14, 2010 (4:38 pm)
They have just completed a replacement of Pistons, Rings, and Rod Barings. I am not sure if this will work but I will let you know if it does not. Unfortunately my windshield was broken during the being put back in and the bumper was damaged, so I am waiting to get those fixed by the dealer. I will let you know what happens.
Hoping this work.
#9 of 242 Re: 2007 GMC Yukon XL - Normail Oil Usage? [yukonxlowner1]
Apr 15, 2010 (6:59 am)
I am from GM Customer Service. Please let me know if the fix your dealership is currently doing takes care of the problem or not. Thank you,
Mariah GM Customer Service
#10 of 242 Re: 2007 GMC Yukon XL - Normail Oil Usage? [gmcustsvc]
Apr 15, 2010 (10:02 am)
I will not get my vehicle back until Wednesday of next week. I will post the exact work done and I will follow up with results.
Although, I am pleased that "alot of work" is being done to my Yukon to correct this oil consumption issue... I wonder what impact this "engine overhaul" will have on life line of my vehicle?
#11 of 242 Re: 2007 GMC Yukon XL - Normail Oil Usage? [yukonxlowner1]
Apr 16, 2010 (5:28 am)
I am glad that the dealership is trying to fix the situation with the oil consumption. I would think if they are fixing the vehicle for the better that it would prolong the life of the vehicle, and not hinder it. Thank you for getting back to me.
Mariah GM Customer Service