Only use oil with dexos in it as recommended. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The repairs will be made at no charge to the customer. I wanted to take this truck on the road but cant not due it using excessive oil. We were advised to bring it back in august for an oil consumption test. Having the car for only 2 yrs and few months is really devastating, and I still owe money on it!!!!!! The vehicle only has 105,654 miles on it and had oil.
It came on out of nowhere with only 78k miles on the car. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 81,000. They checked the oil level to find no oil on the dipstick so they added oil and checked the level again and found metal shavings in the oil. Also made a ticking noise when pressing on the accelerator at about 20-25 mph. Show full review Vehicle Overview Chevrolet's five-seat Equinox crossover is available with either a 2.
I took my truck in for a oil consumption test and they stated every thing was ok, but its not. The contact pulled the vehicle over and had it towed to an independent mechanic. All trim levels are available with front- or all-wheel drive. Complaint Number: 11001294 Incident Date: September 4, 2014 Date Added to File: June 26, 2017 Description of the Complaint: Replace engine at 54,204 miles and had 11 oil changes. Being the vehicle is still under there 100000 mile warranty I thought it should be fixed now questions asked but said it was covered in would think that would be a safety issue giving vehicle could break down on a busy highway and run the risk of someone getting hurt Complaint Number: 10875991 Incident Date: June 16, 2016 Date Added to File: June 22, 2016 Description of the Complaint: My equinox has stalled several times while at low speeds. Oct 29 bringing disabled daughter to school when car stalled in middle of road.
Complaint Number: 11171829 Incident Date: January 21, 2019 Date Added to File: January 24, 2019 Description of the Complaint: To whom it may concern, I am emailing you regarding my 2012 chevy equinox and a rear main seal issue. If driving on highway or busy intersection, could have been a major safety concern. Started equinox up, low engine oil light was no longer on. Each year the actual time of the equinox… The time period that you are referring to is called the summer solstice. The shop was able to locate a used engine with 25,000 miles on it and used that to replace my faulty engine.
I have only 67,000 miles on my car. I found it easier to twist off the old oil filter by reaching in from above through the engine bay. Letter was sent to me last month stating I may be due reimbursement but after I dropped of all paperwork at dealership where car was bought last month, I checked last week and they can't find paperwork and nobody has called back to tell me what to do next. It is much better to have a little less than enough oil in an engine rather than too much. The failure mileage was 85,500. It burns a large amount of gas and oil, I have to refill the oil up at least once a week. The tools and other items needed to complete this oil change include a , , a 15mm socket with ratcheting wrench or a 15mm wrench, a used oil catch container an automotive funnel, a new oil filter and 6 quarts of new oil.
There was oil on the frame and the underside of the floorboard that can be seen from underneath the vehicle. I definitely think and the service advisor agreed that the reason that my emissions system is running inefficiently, is because my engine was burning so much oil. The vehicle was then towed to burke motor group 227 bayberry dr, cape may court house, nj where it was diagnosed that the engine assembly needed to be replaced. I to have the infamous missing dip stick, I hate the dealers did this it is rape. By that time the car wouldn't even start.
It stalls at least 2 to 3 times trying to back out of garage to move it 10 feet. Neither of us were ever aware of any campaigns or service bulletin concerning our issues until my vehicle died one day. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the engine had no oil. There was not a drop of oil on the dipstick. The contact had the vehicle towed to defouw chevrolet 320 sagamore pkwy s, lafayette, in 47905, 765 449-2800. Car will go low on oil to the point the engine bangs with no low oil indication. I continued to take my car to the dealer for oil changes and still oil was missing.
Dip your pinky finger in some new oil and lubricate the rubber o-ring on the new oil filter. I'm still upset to have thought I was purchasing a dependable vehicle only to have to fork over that much money for a fix. As a result of the frozen pcv, my wife was nearly killed. The car was inspected by mechanics at the dealership who reported that the timing belt had failed, which caused irreparable damage to the engine. According to him the engine is not made properly because if condensation builds up it has no way to be released and it blows the engine. Don't turn a blind eye to a potential problem.
This kept happening for two days then went away. Complaint Number: 11071652 Incident Date: January 30, 2018 Date Added to File: February 7, 2018 Description of the Complaint: Excessive oil consumption recall for new pistons and rings received one month after purchase. I put 2 quarts of oil in the car and it started back up, however it barely made it 4 miles back to the house before the oil was gone and the undercarriage of my vehicle was smoking from the oil coming out. Chevrolet does not recommend a specific service interval for the Equinox's power steering fluid; instead, they recommend having the system inspected if the fluid level is low which could indicate a leak. Complaint Number: 10596987 Incident Date: June 8, 2014 Date Added to File: June 9, 2014 Description of the Complaint: As a was driving into parking lot, my engine shut off while driving.