Then the dealership told me the cheapest repair was to replace the engine, and that corporate would not cover my fix because they could not do an oil consumption test now that the engine won't run. Estimate for seals and timing belt. I have no way of paying for these repairs and my car payment. If you are too, come take it to them with me! Chevy has done the oil consumption and supposedly fixed the promblem, but afte my last oil change the service oil light keeps coming on. We were also never made aware of the excessive oil consumption issue until we did our own research and found the service bulletin online.
Then, you monitor the oil level. Had it checked out numerous times since with no success in fixing the stalling. When I started the car after stopping for gas, it idled very roughly. My oil changes have been up to date as I never go over the suggested mileage provided by the Mechanics. The failure mileage was 65,000. Technician may find coolant or oil in a spark plug tube. The dealer also found that the oil was diluted by gas, and replaced the high presuure fuel pump.
I have 62000 miles on my 2012 Equinox 2. I was shocked a brand new vehicle with only 19,000 needing a new engine. This kit is essential to restore the smooth operation of your engine. Turned around drive 3 blocks back into my driveway. I will talk him down on labor costs. Ghagi1997 answered about a year ago We have 2 Equinox vehicles; 2013 was a new vehicle, the timing chain broke after 150k Miles. Did some research and found out that Chevy knows about the pcv freezing problem and sent out a extended service bulletin.
I knew at that moment he was going to suspect irresponsible ownership, which would be logical. Diagnosis, engine codes P228D, P0132, P0172 and timing chain broke. I also had stated that they were replacing these engines, and more recently Chevy was only replacing rings under warranty to save money on these thousands of equinox's they would have to recall. I stopped taking my car in because they aren't going to do anything to help fix my problem. We had the rough idling for a couple of years, and were always told that it was a normal sound. And I most certainly should not have to pay for repairs on a vehicle that was poorly made. Dealer added necessary oil and will monitor dipstick every 2000 km to determine if there is an oil consumption problem with the engine.
I was never told of any oil consumption problems. Ever since I purchase this vehicle it was stalling ramdomly. I mean as soon as the warranty expired I took it in for the same problem then they said they engine was gone. My email address is kendrickdsmith2 yahoo. We have really enjoyed the Equinox. I did extensive research and found thousands of people with same year and model Equinox as mine to be having same problems as mine at same mileage.
We had the oil consumption issue fixed under warranty, but we still have to add oil between oil changes when the car starts to chug. I noticed it was burning loads of oil at around 25,000 miles. Month and a half ago was rolling up to stop light and it started sputtering then died while cars lined up behind me at a green light feeling totally embarrassed. I will never buy another Chevy again. The dealer who sold me the car asked me to have it towed to their mechanic on Friday. I traded the car in because I didnt trust it any longer. They stopped covering it a year before my 2016.
It was about summer time of 2018 that a friend of mine was asking me if my care was burning through oil. Talk about money pit and nickel and diming you to death. I would like to join any lawsuit filed concerning this. Dealer screwed up repair 1st time but never admitted it engine made knocking noises after 1st repair which got worse over time. Car is 5 years old 74k miles on it. The vehicle was repaired however the failure recurred. This is the second time in 1 year this has happened, the first time I paid for the repairs out of my pocket.
What can be done with issue? When I back-up my suv still squeaks. I had no warning that the engine was overeating or using oil. I havw been stranded on the side of the road over 5 times with children because of this vehicle. Maybe if Chevy would have addressed these issues instead of ignoring them it may have not affected so many people. Replaced exhaust manifold and it is finally fixed. The fact that the warranty time had expired when the vehicle broke down since we bought it we are the first and only owners of this vehicle , is irrelevant since the mileage is still under 100,000 miles. Share your unsafe story with them! If your 2010-2011 Equinox is less than 10 years old and under 120,000 miles they will replace it plus a bunch of other things.