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GMC Yukon, Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe, Oil, SUV
#45 of 242 Re: 2007 GMC Yukon XL - Normail Oil Usage? [snwire]
Jun 25, 2010 (9:55 am)
According to #01-06-01-011F: Information on Engine Oil Consumption Guidelines (Jan13,2009) - the GM accepted rate of oil consumption for engines in cars and trucks (less than 8500 LB GVW) is one quart per 2000 miles. There are exeptions for non-agressive driving, towing, high RPMs, maintenance....
2 quarts in 600-700 miles, I thought, would be a no-brainer qualification for a drastic fix for my suburban.
Massive if you think about it. If GM sold 500,000 SUVs (a portion of all their business) and each burned 1 quart every 2000 miles, and with a driver having an average of 12,000 miles a year -- my math says we would have 750,000 gallons of oil somewhere we don't want. Throw in my 2008 suburban at 2 quarts every 600-700 miles, which I am trying not to drive, and GM and I would be responsible for over 8 gallons a year (at its current unfixed state).
#46 of 242 Re: 2007 GMC Yukon XL - Normail Oil Usage? [rayfloyd]
Jun 26, 2010 (8:22 am)
I think I am going to go to the dealer this week and try to negotiate on the purchase of a new suburban (not likely to have an oil leak). I may get a deal that works -which would be great, or at least I will then know what the new trade in value (damage to the value) is. Might come in handy later.
#47 of 242 Re: 2007 GMC Yukon XL - Normail Oil Usage? [rayfloyd]
Jun 29, 2010 (9:29 pm)
Scratch that. I want a GL450 - at least the cost is upfront. I think gmoilspill.com is an available domain name...
#48 of 242 Re: 2007 GMC Yukon XL - Normail Oil Usage? [rayfloyd]
Jul 07, 2010 (5:41 pm)
Now that my oil consumption test is over my dealership realizes there is a problem. and it is scheduled to go in next week. hope they are able to fix it because I love my Yukon other than it's oil problem. My Yukons name is Yukon Ron
Jul 14, 2010 (3:47 pm)
Any update on the recall that you mentioned? I am taking mine in tomorrow and don't have the time for the run-around that other people have described.
I will sell the car instead of going through endless oil consumption test bs.
#50 of 242 Re: oil [losingoilfast]
Jul 15, 2010 (4:14 am)
I carried the car back in on Tuesday because once again the oil light came on, also with the check engine light. My last post on this site was on June 21st and the car had 79550 miles on it and I was told to go ahead and add oil, which was 2 quarts, and then the bs about the recall was told to me. On Sunday the 11th the oil light came back on, the car then had 81005 miles on it. Well I had all I could take of this mess so I called there and told just add the oil from a sassy service manager. I got in the car and drove an hour to get to the dealership and told them I was tired of adding oil to go ahead and do the consumption test or whatever they were gonna to. On the way to the dealer my wife noticed when she was scrolling through the info system that in only had 389.1 engine hours on it and the car has 81000 miles and she like that don't make much sense to me. So she called her mother she has a 2007 yukon xl also, with 61000 and her engine hours said 1350. So when I got to the dealer I asked about this also and the service manager, very rudely and arragoantly said I guess you've changed your display out. I'm like why in the world would I want to do that and I wouldn't know how to do it. I told them that if that piece of junk had not been paid for I would leave it sitting in their parking lot. The car has been there for 2 days, I got a call yesterday that the engine light was a valve problem no covered under warranty and would probably be around $500.00 to fix. I told them to fix it because that baby is gonna find a new home when I get it back. This is my wife's car and she loves it, but I'm over it and tired of getting the run around from the dealership, while they wait for the 100000 mile warranty to run out.
#51 of 242 Re: oil [kdl2471]
Jul 15, 2010 (11:51 am)
I would not pay anything for a Valve issue. There is a bulletin on the Valve stems getting nicks in them and that causes the leak. They replaced my heads to try to fix that. I also had the PVC replaced, the Valve covers cleaned out, and new rings and bearings put in. It appears they have now fixed my oil issue.
But I would not pay for them to fix the Valves as that is not likely to fix it anyway. Because you are still under the 100K mile warrenty.
Let us know how things go.
#52 of 242 Changed My Mind on the 2007 Yukon XL
Jul 19, 2010 (3:09 pm)
Wow. I was just about to purchase a 2007 Yukon XL SLT with 38,000 miles on it. After reading all of these posts, I am going to pass . Has anyone narrowed down the mfg. dates of the defective engines? Are there any of the 2007 Yukon XL 's that don't use oil?
As far as a spec. for a vehicle to use oil, what a joke. I have a 2004 Yukon XL with 70,000 miles. I don't change the oil for 7,500 miles, and only check it once, usually when it is getting towards 5,000, never a problem. In fact, my Audi and my Honda Civic don't use oil, at all. My old GMC Envoy never used a drop.
I hope the people on here can get the issue resolved.
#53 of 242 Re: 2007 GMC Yukon XL - Normail Oil Usage? [gmcannoyed]
Jul 23, 2010 (9:21 am)
i too have a 2007 yukon with 66,000 miles and i am having a major problem with the oil usage. i have took the car to the dealer for the so called oil consum. test. however, both times i have found the car over filled with oil after the oil change by at least 1 quart. anyone guess why this may be??? my vechile is using about 1.5 to 2 quarts every oil change. i have talked to gm custmer service several times nothing has been done yet. most of the time upon calling gm i never get a call back. not the kind of service i thought i would get when buying this vechile. i have to say i very upset and would like to know what i can do about this issue?????
#54 of 242 Re: 2007 GMC Yukon XL - Normail Oil Usage? [upset_owner]
Jul 23, 2010 (10:27 am)
I apologize that no one has gotten back with you. Can you email me your case number or VIN so I can look further into the situation? You can get my email by clicking on gmcustsvc. Thank you,
Mariah GM Customer Service