Last post on Dec 03, 2013 at 1:46 PM
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Chevrolet Suburban, Oil, SUV
#71 of 80 Re: Suburban Oil Consumption [haye1869]
Sep 17, 2013 (6:27 pm)
Glad to hear! Well, if you'd like for us to reach out to your dealership as well to get a few more details or start a case for you within our system please let us know. Otherwise, please let us all know how the appointment goes next week.
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#72 of 80 Re: Suburban Oil Consumption [Stever@Edmunds]
Oct 23, 2013 (3:28 pm)
Honda has agreed to settle a class action for the same issue with their V6's with variable cylinder management.
As part of the settlement, Honda will extend the powertrain warranty on these models for eight years (from time of purchase or lease) with no mileage limitation, and it will also reimburse customers who had to pay out-of-pocket expenses for related repairs such as spark plugs, pistons or, in some cases, apparently, an entirely new engine. (Of course, the repairs had to be related to certain trouble codes.) Lawyers will get no more than $800,000 from Honda and the guy who originally started the case, Vince Eagen, will get $1,000 for his "time and effort."
I've battled 2 different dealerships with this issue for 4 years with my 07 Suburban and got every excuse in the book but no solutions.
#73 of 80 Re: Suburban Oil Consumption [jasongal]
Oct 24, 2013 (6:11 am)
so has anyone started a lawsuit against GM yet for this issue?
#74 of 80 Re: Suburban Oil Consumption [wwinn]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Oct 24, 2013 (9:34 am)
Probably, but you don't read about small claims cases very much and if a lawyer is involved, usually a settlement includes a gag order. And sometimes it just takes a call from a consumer protection agency or lawyer to get a recurring problem fixed and you don't often hear about those situations either.
#75 of 80 2008 Suburban For Sale!
Oct 30, 2013 (8:49 am)
I have never had a vehicle consume as much oil as my 2008 Suburban started doing this summer. At first I blamed the quick oil change location assuming they did not put enough oil in at that time. I almost blew my truck up at approx 4000 miles after that change. My employer at that time had an in house mechanic that changed it and it seemed to be fine when I checked it regularly for awhile afterwards. Then this past weekend (approx 3000 miles after oil change) I could tell it was knocking so I checked the oil and it was severely low and had to add more oil until I could get it changed today. Oil change/rotation today; clean tomorrow; for sale sign on it the next day. Sad thing is, I love my truck! After researching this issue it seems no one can provide a recommendation to solve it. Not even Chevrolet/GM.
#76 of 80 Oil Consumption 2005 Suburban FIX
Nov 02, 2013 (1:45 pm)
Ok guys this may work for you-- I had the same issues with oil consumption on my 2005 5.3 a couple years ago. Two quarts every oil change if not more was the norm. They all recommended a consumption test too. I looked for the PVC to replace it Guess what??? didn't have one. Well that didn't make any sense to season guy like me (or did it) Long story short, I had 155,000 on her then--- now she has 189,000 and NO OIL CONSUMPTION. Look and follow where your PVC tube from the top cover of the engine to the valve cover. Take your drivers side valve cover off. It takes only a few minutes. You will find inside there is a sheet metal covered area that houses some type of a oil filtering system where the tube entered the valve cover"it's clogged" the ole girl needs to breath. I placed it in my cleaner and even used carburetor cleaner. That my friends could be your problem too. The dip sticks stays on the full till my next change. tofelkjgmail.com
#77 of 80 Re: Suburban Oil Consumption [Stever@Edmunds]
Nov 02, 2013 (1:52 pm)
Read my Nov 4, 2013 post on oil consumption on the 5.3 it may help your readers. # 10 socket and a little elbow grease keeps the ole lawyers out of the shop. Read on my friend----)
#78 of 80 Re: Suburban Oil Consumption [ktofel]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Nov 02, 2013 (6:38 pm)
Read my Nov 4, 2013 post
Hm, you posted this on November 2, 2013.
So we get to wait two days? Is this a lawyer's trick or what? DST falling back must really be messing with my clock.
(yeah, I get that you mean post #76. Not everyone has the tools or aptitude to wrench though).
#79 of 80 Re: Suburban Oil Consumption [Stever@Edmunds]
Nov 04, 2013 (8:36 am)
OMG This must be the week for comics; honest mistake my friend.
#80 of 80 Re: Suburban Oil Consumption [gmcustsvc]
Dec 03, 2013 (1:46 pm)
I was also informed by my Chevy dealer that I have the oil consumption issue. I would like to know if GM is doing anything to assist customers financially with this issue. My dealer told me the only way to permanently fix this is to either rebuild the engine ($5700) or replace the engine ($6500). As this is a known issue, I feel GM should cover most of the cost of this issue. Please reply with what steps I should take to get a proper response from GM.