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#987 of 1035 New Engine Oil Module Recall - 2010 4cyl
Mar 11, 2013 (5:09 pm)
GM has a newer computor update for the oil change module / idiot gauge. This should help encourage owners to change oil at the appropriate time. I have been changing my oil ever 3500 to 4000 miles at gm dealer since inception. To date my 2010 Nox has 52000 miles with no internal consumption or engine issues. These engines run very hot, old dirty broken down oil will most defintly cause unnessary internal engine wear! a
#988 of 1035 Re: 2010 Nox Issues / Warranty Matters [2011chevygirl]
Mar 12, 2013 (8:14 am)
If you would like for us to document that you are having these concerns and follow up with your dealership on any recent visits, we're happy to do so. Please email us at socialmediagm.com with more details (including your name and contact information, the last 8 digits of your VIN and mileage, and a summary of the situation).
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#989 of 1035 NO OIL/NO WARNINGS
Mar 12, 2013 (5:59 pm)
When I thought i was getting a Reliable vehicle, I was wrong, I was driving with "No" oil in my 2011 Equinox... No warning lights nothing, my husband heard some loud noise coming from the car we check the oil first... hey there is NONE.... NO oil LEAKS in my driveway,I called to ask why this would happen to a year old vehicle the kid told me "we will have to do a oil monitor test come back every 1000 miles to check why this is happening...WE ALL KNOW WHY... THIS VEHICLE HAS A BAD ENGINE.... and GM is now mailing out a letter to do a software update for the oil life monitor system,so that means I have to go for more oil changes cause they dont know how to fix the problem.. Im very sorry I even bought this vehicle, this will be the last CHEVY we buy. I have my appointment to go, now let the bull#$^$ start, Cant wait to here what excuses they tell me.. very upset with this what NEW vehicle runs out of oil..and im always on time w/ the changes...
#990 of 1035 Re: NO OIL/NO WARNINGS [lynn85]
Mar 13, 2013 (4:28 am)
lynn85, There seems to be some confusion about the letter. It does not address the oil consumption problem at all. The oil consumption test will help determine if your engine is one of the bad ones , If yours is one of them it will likely result in new engine to correct problem.
#991 of 1035 Re: NO OIL/NO WARNINGS / 2010 Nox control Module
Mar 13, 2013 (5:55 am)
How many miles do you drive between oil changes and how many miles are on your 4cyl nox. The oil monitor was never intended for using as a fuel gauge. it shows percentage of oil life and readings under 50% are not particulary good for the Engine; oil should be changed at 5000 mile or even less depending on driving habits. I'm surprised GM dose not have a regimented proceedure for changing oil due to owners that are challanged mechanically.
#992 of 1035 Re: NO OIL/NO WARNINGS [lynn85]
Mar 13, 2013 (6:28 am)
We're sorry that you've encountered this situation with your new Equinox. I see that you do have an appointment set to go in - if you would like for us to stay with you through this process, please contact us via email at socialmediagm.com with more details (including your name and contact information, the last 8 digits of your VIN and mileage, and a summary of the situation).
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#993 of 1035 Re: NO OIL/NO WARNINGS [gmcustsvc]
Mar 22, 2013 (2:39 pm)
My 2011 is going in on Monday for the cold start up noise issue. I'll post up next week to fill you guys in on what the deal is. Just for the record, I don't think I need an "oil change" warning light/message that I know of. I change my oil about every 5 or 6 K, and use a top grade synthetic oil and this has always worked for me. I check it regular too.So far, I like my Equinox. We'll see what the future holds. Sort of like the air pressure message, I think I can keep up with that one too. The message to me is just a, well a message. You can go the common since route on that as well.
#994 of 1035 Letter from Lemon Lawyer,
Mar 22, 2013 (3:21 pm)
Hi all, don't know if anyone else in the Philly area has received a letter from Lemon Law. Com This was an unsolicited letter from them, asking me to contact them regarding my Equinox. Apparently they are aware of the chronic problems with the 4 cylinder. I intend on contacting them, as I have had the vehicle stall several times, as well as the horrible start up noise, that doesn't go away. I had it in for service three times, of course they couldn't correct the problem, but they did change the timing belt/chain, saying it was bad. It is a 4 cyclliner. Vehicle still makes the horrible start up noise, and on occasion gets to the point of stalling out, but doesn't.
I too received the software update letter, the same day the lemon lawyer mailed me. I think I will contact these attorneys to see what they can do.
#995 of 1035 Re: NO OIL/NO WARNINGS [zzrcharlie]
Mar 22, 2013 (6:44 pm)
I loved mine too, until at 4000 miles it started breaking down. All my services are done by the dealer and I ALWAYS keep it maintained. Oil changes between 3000 and 5000 miles. And it's common sense.
#996 of 1035 Re: NO OIL/NO WARNINGS [zzrcharlie]
Mar 22, 2013 (8:13 pm)
Fyi... don't change your own oil as you will void your warranty.