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GMC Yukon, Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe, Oil, SUV
#114 of 242 Re: 2008 Suburban- drinking oil
Sep 17, 2011 (6:18 pm)
I have a problem with 2008 Suburban. The low pressure oil light went on with no warnings. Took it to my mechanic. He said under warranty go back to dealer. Dealer replaced a ring. again, low pressure light went on. Husband added 3 quarts of oil 5000 miles. dealer said acceptable usage. I sent chevy an email. dealer changed oil which I paid. came back 1200 miles. The morning of the appointment I had my husband check the oil it was down 3 notches. When the dealer checked the same day they said it was down a 1/4 of a quart. Who do you believe?????? I am not imaging the oil pressure light coming on. This is annoying. My 2003 Suburban was a complete lemon. I had to pay for numerous repairs and now this problem. They just replaced the 2008 transmission. I feel like I'm getting yanked. 3 times low oil pressure. I want Chevy to step up and own this problem. We have 3 chevy and this one will be my last if they make good on this problem.
#115 of 242 Re: 2008 Suburban- drinking oil [skiracer]
Sep 19, 2011 (10:37 am)
Has your dealer done an oil consumption test? If not, I would recommend asking them to do so. Feel free to email me your complete contact information, VIN, current mileage, and involved dealer. I look forward to your response.
GM Customer Service
#116 of 242 Re: 2008 Suburban- drinking oil [skiracer]
Sep 19, 2011 (10:00 pm)
Experiencing similar with 2007 Yukon xl. Now. 40,000 miles later and 4 different warranty related fixes, still consuming oil. I've heard similar from dealer that 1qt/2000 miles is normal, but this was not the case with my previous xl, suburban and tahoe.
#117 of 242 Re: 2008 Suburban- drinking oil [bobg76]
Sep 21, 2011 (9:22 am)
The accepted rate of oil consumption for engines used in the vehicles referenced is 0.946 liter (1 qt) in 3200 km (2000 mi). Important: This rate only applies to personal use vehicles, under warranty, that are driven in a non-aggressive manner and maintained in accordance with the appropriate maintenance schedule, with less than 58,000 km (36,000 mi), or driven at legal speeds in an unloaded (for trucks) condition. Important: This rate does not apply to vehicles that are driven in an aggressive manner, at high RPM, high speeds, or in a loaded condition (for trucks). Oil consumption for vehicles driven under these conditions will be more.
Please email me with any other questions comments or concerns.
GM Customer Service
#118 of 242 Re: Fed up with GM for not addressing the Oil/Engine Issue as a RECALL [unsettledowner]
Sep 27, 2011 (7:43 pm)
I am sorry to hear about the problems everyone is having. We purchased our 2007 Yukon and just started having the same issues with the low oil light going on. There is around 50K miles, which seems to be a common thread with the issues or so it seems. We never had problems with our 2003 Yukon XL, so as everyone else stated, we purchased another Yukon. We have our Yukon at the dealer and they are performing an oil consumption test. After reading all of the posts it appears that we are just beginning to jump through the hoops like everyone else in this 3 ring GMC circus (the three rings G, M and C). Very disappointing and disturbing to me. I am wondering how things have turned out for you and any of the others experiencing these same issues? I am hoping and praying things have gotten resolved for you and the rest. Also hoping there is light at the end of the tunnel that doesn't turn out to be a train!
#119 of 242 Re: 2008 Suburban- drinking oil [gmcustsvc]
Sep 28, 2011 (4:10 am)
Thanks for the information. I have seen and heard different numbers on acceptable oil comsumption from GM. With that being said, I thing the part about towing and non-agressive driving is a very big shame against GM, GMC, and Chevy. I think You and the Executive Management of these companies need to look at your commercials for SUV and Trucks. In the commercials they are pulling very heavy loads, driving very agressively, and in general doing things that most will not do with their truck or SUV. Then to have what you put out on this site that says if you drive agressively or under loaded conditions it does not apply. I think you may want to have more fine print added to the commercial. Example would be "If you do this to your vehicle your oil consumption issues will not be covered." Or "Driving under these condition will void part of your warranty." Think about it. I am a 20+ year purchaser of GM products. What you just said above makes me wonder if it is time to switch to a new brand.
Sincerly, Former Loyal GM buyer now looking at other brands because of the above information and your commercials that conflict with each other.
#120 of 242 Re: Fed up with GM for not addressing the Oil/Engine Issue as a RECALL [yuck_on_inwi]
Sep 29, 2011 (5:41 pm)
Same issue - 2007 GMC Yukon XL. Purchased from dealer with 45,000 miles. First month, oil light comes on, not a drop left. Fill it up - same thing happens. In my case, the dealer analyzed the problem, gave me a loaner for 3 weeks, and apparently fixed the problem. Per GM warranty direction, they replaced all lifters and valve covers and gaskets. Now over 100k miles, and haven't burned a drop of oil between regular oil changes. Disappointed with the engine, but completely satisfied with how the dealer handled the situation.
#121 of 242 Re: Fed up with GM for not addressing the Oil/Engine Issue as a RECALL [gump0519]
Oct 05, 2011 (6:56 am)
Sorry to hear of the problems you had experienced with your vehicle. Glad to hear you are no longer experiencing any issues and are happy with the way the dealership handled the situation.
Caron, GM Customer Service
#123 of 242 Re: 2007 GMC Yukon XL - Normail Oil Usage? [notnormal]
Oct 06, 2011 (12:25 pm)
Can you please send me your case number? Have you had an oil consumption test performed at the dealer?
"The accepted rate of oil consumption for engines used in the vehicles referenced is 0.946 liter (1 qt) in 3200 km (2000 mi)."
" Important: This rate only applies to personal use vehicles, under warranty, that are driven in a non-aggressive manner and maintained in accordance with the appropriate maintenance schedule, with less than 58,000 km (36,000 mi), or driven at legal speeds in an unloaded (for trucks) condition."
The rate the oil is consumed at must be monitored by a GM dealer. I hope this helps. I look forward to your response.
GM Customer Service