Timing chain out 2012 chevy equinox

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Asked by Coalboss May 16, 2017 at 10:12 AM

Question type: General

Timing chain went out while driving. Now need to
replace whole motor, anyone else have had to do
this? Out of warranty. Son bought car used. 63000
miles on car

155 Answers

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Have you researched this? It is a common problem with these engines. The chain guides fall apart so the timing chain jumps time. I don't see where this is an interference engine to have caused damage. What makes you think you need to replace the engine?

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Have done research and I found both ways sometimes the timing chain that needed to be replaced only and other times the engine needed to be replaced. Have had about two different dealerships and they both told me the same thing . Took out the valves and did some other damage as so they are telling me . with the timing belt going do not know if it makes a difference for how fast my wife was driving it she was going down the interstate at 75 miles an hour if that's got a difference of what it does when it breaks . Thank you for your response. also I'm working with GM and the guy at the shop is also working with GM to see what they can do.

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Sounds like what you say if it took out the valves, engine needs replacing. Hopefully they can do something for you since it has only 63,000 miles on it.

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2012 has been using to much oil been reporting now for 2 yrs. I found out my timing chains r gone. This thing is only 6 yrs old! Gm is just dismissing it. The oil consumption . And timing chain. I'm pissed off! It's the equinox lt.

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Ya mine is just as bad. I have the 12. Using to much oil and now my timing chains. Come on , only 6 yrs old. And it's costing me a fortune. Gm just pushed it away. Did u get anywhere? Ty

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Did not get anywhere with GM. $5400 for a new motor. After the motor was put in, recieved a letter stating this year vehicle may use excessive oil and should get it checked. Called GM and told them it was a little to late for that, customer service said ok, is there anything else we can do for you. Not much help.

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Also go to the GM website and go under recalls and put your Vin number in and see what comes up. I did that and with the customer service rep at first, and nothing came up until after the fact. Once I kept calling, then they sent me a letter saying that was included

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My 2012 Chevy Equinox has been using a lot of oil as well & the timing chain just went 12/28/17 I’ve had nothing but issues & more issues with my Equinox. Whenever there is an issue the dealership couldn’t find it. Of course it’s out of warranty. I contacted an attorney. If anyone would like to contact me in reference to this please do. I can give you my attorney’s info if it will help anyone out. Thanks & take care. Desiree desireeforbes@rocketmail.com

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My 2012 Equinox has been sitting at dealer for 2 1/2 weeks. The timing chain broke and took out my Cylinder head and the estimate to fix both is $4100. I waited two weeks for GM Customer Care to tell me there is nothing they can do. Not even 6 years old and only 5 months past warranty date. Seems fishy with all the problems I have been reading about on the internet with others experiencing the same type of difficulties.

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I have a 2011 Chevrolet Equinox. Excessive oil consumption and the timing chain broke and damaged my engine. Customer care wanted us to pay $400-$500 to get it diagnosed. Then said we are past our warranty. This is a known issue with the 2011-2012. I am beyond pissed off. Not sure wether to put another engine, repair it or sell it as is.

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We have a 2012 Equinox we bought new. We had the same high oil consumption issue, here is resource to take to your dealership: https://gm.oemdtc.com/7458/16118-special- coverage-adjustment-excessive-engine-oil-consumption-2012-chevrolet-equinox-gmc- terrain This special adjustment coverage boosts to 7.6 years/120,000 miles for the issue. Ours had to have piston/rings replaced. Shortly after we had same issue, and turned out a ring had cracked so dealership had to do another complete rebuild. 4 months later and we are currently dealing with a timing chain issue, apparently it jumped one spot out of time, $850.00 dealership bill. We are currently working with GM Customer care to get this figured out. Good luck. Stay firm and be the squeaky wheel with these guys.

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Unfortunately GM told me I do not fall under that category, they told me my car was not under that recall. timing chain went out, took out the Pistons and all that. needed a new engine. week after new motor put in, GM sent me a letter telling me I should get the car checked for excessive oil consumption. told him that was a little too late, since the engine was already toast. he said there was nothing they could do about it.

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I just found out my 2011 chevy equinox engine needs to be replaced. I have 64,000 miles on it. I am trying to find out what is the best way to deal with this issue. They (the dealer) told me it will cost 6200.00 to fix. I will never ever buy another Chevy ever. I do not know what I am going to do.

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Unfortunately GM knows about this problem and not doing a thing about it!

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We have 2 Equinox vehicles; 2013 was a new vehicle, the timing chain broke after 150k Miles. Both have use excessive oil usage and thankfully traded the 2012 back in. Guess we traded it in just in time. The 2013 Equinox? May just have to voluntarily surrender this vehicle since GM is not backing up their vehicles.

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Wow scared now after reading these reviews.I am thankful I bought a extended warrenty.2012 timing chain with a cam shaft sensor.They are paying for the damage.Scared now to keep the vehicle due to another problem.Mine has 71,000 miles.I am pretty upset.Only had vehicle 6 months

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For those that had the timing chain/ engine repaired or replaced. What did the dealership charge? I am in Ontario, Canada. Thanks!

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$5400 for new crate motor

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Ive got a story! Bought a 2011 Equinox with approx 140k on it. Drove fine for a week then the timing chain issue happened. Took it in, repaired it. Have had oil consumption issues since day one. Timing chain has streched out for the second time within two years and within 0k miles....So I am faced again with repairing for another $2500

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You can call GMC, they have something where the dealers will cover certain damages done to your vehicle if you can prove it has an oil consumption issue. Call GMC customer service they can help you.

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Tried that, they basically told me tuff luck. They were a joke to deal with.

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I miss my Ford Ranger that had 323,000 miles in it, I had an accident bought a brand new 2011 Equinox Always kept up the service ,put 189,000 miles on it, The dealership serviced this vehicle last month, I have been complaining about excess oil consumption for some time. I never researched this topic. Tuesday started up Betty Blue. My wife said what's that sound, now I hear the sound of the cash register at the Dealership, over $6,500 with Labor to have a rebuilt Engine installed with 3 yr/ 100,000 mile warranty. Now the Dealership called and said We need to pay for the shipping to have the Engine Delivered. Nickle and Dime us to the max. We are currently trying to sell and buy a different home, so we can't have another payment. I have known there was a problem for some time. We had the rough idling for a couple of years, and were always told that it was a normal sound. Integrity and Honesty should be part of a business model. Will not buy a Chevy again, I don't care how good their new commercials are looking. Ok , done venting

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Coalboss... I'm having same issues, but not one can find out the problem. All that is posted today, I'm having issues with. 65,000 miles and its a headache. I've paid lots of money this passed month and the car is still doing the same thang. I had an 03 code which was cam selnoid replaced, misfired, found rock in rotor,need master cylinder and booster. It idol up high and go low, feel like the transmission is slipping. I've been to all these shops and no one knows what the problem is on my 2011 Equinox. I'm so dang sad. I don't know what else to do but get out of it..

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I’ve bought new 2010 Chevy equinox and maintained it. Had the first problem with fuel leaking into to oil. That was fixed under warranty. Now at 148000 miles I have loss of power and was just told would need timing chain as it has stretched. The oil consumption started along with the problems. When this all started I then read the forums and GM knows about the problems but I have not seen a fix yet. Not sure it’s worth fixing or even buying another GM or Chevy vehicle in the future. Frustrating that with so many cars with the same problem that GM would just make it right to keep customers.

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All the reviews that are oil and timing chain issue's the company knows about the issues They need a recall on these vehicles.

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I have a 2010 Equinox. I have had so many issues with this car. It has been making a rattle sound almost like a Diesel engine. My husband told me when he changed my oil that it was a quart low but there isn’t a leak. I took it to my mechanic today because the check engine light came on with a knock sensor code. He told me it was the chain that needed to be replaced. He did some research and found a special coverage adjustment issued by GM. 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. The problem is mine has 150,000 and the dealerships I talked to told me I would have to come out of pocket for the repairs. The crazy thing is this “recall” is not made public. You have to find it yourself and it is usually too late! Google search-special coverage adjustment 12313C. All the info is there. I will never buy another Chevy again. In the past 2 years I have spent over $2000 in repairs that were not regular maintenance...which I do also!

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Corporate won’t help out at all 2011 Chevy equinox 80k miles and with timing chain fell apart engine is totaled now buying new engine for 6k not happy with GM no warning or aware of replace timing chain at a certain mileage happened out of nowhere! 2018

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Also now out of warranty

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I got the 2011 Terrain as a certified used for the fuel economy and because it was relatively new. (<30,000 miles when I bought it.) I was in college at the time and the reported fuel economy more than made up for the difference in payment from my last vehicle. I soon realized that the fuel economy wasn't what they reported. With perfect driving, maximizing the miles per gallon, I could get it up to an average of 29-30mpg on the highway. With any level of normal driving it quickly dropped to 24-26mpg, if not lower. But this was still about double what my last vehicle got, so ok I do most of my own basic maintenance, and I don't use cheap products. For oil changes, I use full synthetic with a extra guard filter and change the oil between 3,500-5000 miles, depending on my schedule. If I ever hit 5,000 miles, and don't have time, that's when I take it in to whatever quick lube shop will get it done the soonest afternoon I have available, usually to Wal-mart and I get groceries while I wait. I haven't had any major problems with my vehicles since I started consistently taking care of them myself, about 10 years now. My timing guides broke at only 79,000 miles! I was at just over 5,000 miles since my last oil change and have the paperwork to prove it since I have been particularly busy lately. The dealership told me that there was practically no oil left in my engine. 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. It's going to cost me $7,000 to get my vehicle fixed, which I must have to commute to work 30 miles away. I don't have $7,000 and I may lose my job if I can't find the money or a way to finance it by the time they get it fixed this week. This is unacceptable. I'm pissed. If you are too, come take it to them with me! I created a facebook group which you can find here below. Please come tell your story and then take post a link on twitter @GMC with the hashtag #GreataMericanCompanyNoLonger https://www.facebook.com/groups/174877126561662/ And repost that link to their twitter feed and on their facebook page every day that you are paying for their lemon of an engine. All stories posted will be offered to any legal team willing to take up this suit as well.

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Checking oil consumption. Stretched timing chain, $1500 to replace. Hope engine is ok GM gave me 10% of repair. $150.

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I found a lawyer to take my case. GM keeps saying there's nothing wrong with my car. This lawyer is out of Dallas. I'm in Lubbock, so if anyone need information let me know. I got a letter from his office when I first purchase the car. He said the car or check equinox was a lemon and if I needed help to call and I did a month ago. I turned in all my repair receipts and I don't have to pay anything. GM wouldn't help.

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Our 2011 chevy equinox died on us at a stop sign about a month ago. I got it started again, and it died going 15 MPH in city traffic. I was able to get it going again, and took it directly to our local dealership. They diagnosed it with a bad timing sensor. We got it back, and seemed to run fine. 2 weeks later we couldn't get the vehicle started in our driveway and had to get it towed to the same dealer. Now the engine is destroyed and needs replaced due to all the valves being bent. I referenced this forum and all the special coverage adjustments I found on line, and asked why nothing else was checked due to the high volume of issues with timing chain / oil blow by and ring issues. They said all that had checked out on my engine. I was very vocal / upset with the dealer, and the best they offered was 45% off a Chevy reman engine. This will still cost me $4,400 out of pocket on a 7 yr old car with 102K miles. They did offer a 3 yr 100K mile warranty for the replacement engine at no cost, but this is still a slap in the face. I'm forced to have this fixed as my trade in value is now $1K if the vehicle isn't repaired. Totally unacceptable.

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I have a 2010 Equinox with 80,000 miles on it. Replace cam, intake, and trottle sensors. Cause that what computer was reading. Didn't work took to shop now I need to replace my timing. Going to cost about 1,500 dollars. I will talk him down on labor costs. But I am so disapointed in this car. Will repair and trade it off for something else.

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30 states are going to GM tomorrow with a class action lawsuit start. Let me know if your interested I can get you the info

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I would like info about the lawsuit.

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I would like info about the lawsuit also.

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I would like to know about the lawsuit as well. Harryprovorsejr@yahoo.com My 2011 Equinox lt was recommended to have the timing chain replaced today while having new brakes and rotors put all around and I forgot the name of the brackets connected to the struts, none the less, $520 is not horrible, but another $600 is not in my budget right now to replace the timing chain. The mechanic pointed out to a similar 2011 equinox and said "that has less miles than yours and he ended up replacing the engine because of the same issue". He's been a straight shooter with me the last decade, never runs up extra nonsense during repairs and charges a decent hourly rate, so I have trust that he wasn't looking for extra work.

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I would like information on the lawsuit!

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You all need to contact the The Lemon Attorney out of Dallas. The is wrong for us to purchase cars and have all these issues and GM knew the cars were Lemon. The extra warranty is a waste of money. Yes, I'm still dealing with car issues and I think is the same as everyone else.

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If any of you are on social media. Facebook has a group out there called Terrain- Equinox oil consumption recall. There are lawyers on ther that you send your information too. On August 28th, they were going to GM with filings in thirty states. All I sent them was year of car, vin number and small description of the issue, also state vehicle was purchased in

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Here the info I recieved

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GM didn't help me with anything. They keep saying there's nothing wrong with car. I got a lawyer. This is really stressful. The rotors, oil consumption, car sounds like truck. Stop on brakes and the steer wheel shakes. This is after I fix the brakes and Cam selnoid (sp) over $1800 and still the same problem. Turn air conditioner on and u can really hear the sound of truck. Its really sad General Motors are not recalling ALL the equinox when they know there's a problem.

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Please send me the information, I’m having the same issues as everyone else

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GuruvQQV2 and Monique please send ur email information and I will email the information to you

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Please send me info on the lawsuit. I've already posted to this forum above, and also reached out and provided details to the class action web page (link towards top of this forum). If this is a new suit, please send me the details to: tongon555@gmail.com THANK YOU!!

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I have posted before just cost me $6100 (CD) for the timing chain and all the other parts it took out when failing! BS that this is a known issue. I had no choice but to repair it as we were offered $1200 for it broke. The lawsuit is only in the states? I am in Canada.

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I just had this same problem with my 2012 Eqinox. 62,500 miles. I bought new. Always had services on time. Had to have engine replaced. GM wouldn't help with any cost. Said car was too old!

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Coalboos, I would like the information on the lawsuit. I paid $7800 for the repair on my car. hconnie629@aol.com Thank you.

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I have a 2012 Equpionx with 125,500 miles and after hearing a funny noise was told I also need a timing chain replaced. I am in NJ and was quoted $1,700 to fix it. I am debating if it's worth it or should I just trade it in to get a new one so I dont any issues. I would appreciate some info on the lawsuit. My email is sbakes2325@gmail.com.

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Sara I am having this same issue and also am debating on what to do with the vehicle... Let me know what you find out as well. My email is abennett195@yahoo.com I also would like more info on this lawsuit to see what we can do to help!!

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I am having the same issue with my 2012 Chevy Equinox. Told today that it jumped time and were checking exactly what damage was caused. So beyond fed up. Can not believe how many time this happened or something similar with nothing being done by Chevy.

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My 2012 Equinox has been sitting at dealer for 2 1/2 weeks. The timing chain broke and now the engine needs to be replaced. The estimate to fix is over $6000. I waited two weeks for GM Customer Care to tell me there is nothing they can do. I would more info on this lawsuit. My email address is kendrickdsmith2@yahoo.com

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My 2013 Equinox ( I purchased October of 2012) Cut off yesterday at a stop sign and had to be towed to the dealership where I purchased it and did do the last oil change. Today I was told $8700 for a new engine mount. The Service rep went on to say that There was no oil on the dip stick which indicated it was at least 2 quarts low. The crank case had no oil in it therefore my timing belt broke and caused the other damage. I had 300-500 remaining miles until my next oil change and 4% oil life remaining I was taking the vehicle to have the oil changed in 4 days. My car never gave any indication that I was low on oil pressure nor have I had any indication that there were any mechanical issues. John my service rep went on to say that my vehicle wouldn't tell me when it was low on oil it only checks Oil Pressure he went on to say they could not find any oil leaks. I asked how this could happen since they had done the last oil change and I wasn't over due. John also stated that at my last oil change the technician indicated that the vehicle hadn't lost any oil. So in the time from one oil change to another with out any rough engine sounds or oil leaks or any indicator lights showing any engine problem this is what happens. I am beside myself with frustration I do have an extended warranty not through the dealership but the Service Rep is saying even though he hasn't called he knows it will not be covered when they are told about the low oil. He continues to tell me that it was the lack of oil volume that caused this not lack of Oil pressure therefore I would not of received an indicator light. I'm sorry but the amount of oil which equals the volume would then create the amount of pressure???? So not only do I have the same problem as many have mentioned but they are trying to place the blame on incorrect vehicle maintenance which means my warranty will not cover the repairs. On top of it all I still owe a few thousand dollars. I have no way of paying for these repairs and my car payment. I didnot even realize that this was a known issue I now know why they are trying to place blame on me. I don't even know what to do I was going to call GM but this seems like a waste of time. I guess I will go through the motions and also see if Virginia has any suits against GM.

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@iamcrabtree what was the outcome of your issue. Seeing as though you and I are in the same area with the same exact situation, is it worth to fix the vehicle especially when I am so close to paying the vehicle off?

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$7800 GM wouldn't cover any of the cost. GM knows there is an issue and will not do a recall. I did receive a new warranty. Big deal.

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I just had a problem with my engine locking up on my 2012 equinox which only has 66,500 miles on it. The dealer said the timing guide broke causing the timing chain to jump which lead to breaking the valves on the engine. I have an extended warranty but do I qualify for this lawsuit as well ?

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Same issues, 2012 Chevy equinox with 44,000 miles, timing chain shot, they want 7800 to replace engine. Ridiculous. Please provide info on class action law suit, stevierayscott1998@yahoo.com. Car has been at dealership for almost 2 weeks.

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Same issue here folks. 132K on the car. For the most part "dealer kept". 1 quart of oil every 2 weeks & now the chain jump a tooth (miraculously the thing still runs). 12K on the loan remains. I'm 43. I have owned nothing but GM cars my entire life w/ for the most part good experienecs. But in this case, this ends it. Just bought the wife a NEW CVR. Honda from now on!!

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I don’t want to regurgitate the same words already used. My 2012 GMC Terrain had been losing oil, then loud ticking began, and finally, the engine went. Mechanic says engine needs to be replaced for a cost of $7K. Not going to happen. But what do you do with an undriveable piece of junk?!?

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I would like info on the lawsuit please ajakbraun@gmail.com Thank you!

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I would also like any information about the lawsuit please! lbcalderin@gmail.com

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i also bought the 2012 equinox. loved it? About 80,000 i noticed I was low on oil all the time ? I hadnt heard anything about this oil issue. I did stall out at a light one time but didnt know why. Last week now at 120,000 miles. Driving 60 or so miles per hour on the hwy my car died? I thought i must be out of gas ? NO MY ENGINE BLEW??? what ??? The dealer pretended they didnt really know why and why would i want them to do the work to find out because that would cost me more money???? what??? so now i have NO CAR. They acted like they were telling me i needed brakes? My 6 year old car just died? thye didnt say anything about the oil issue??? BAD PEOPLE They want $8,700 to give me a new oil burning engine again??? I am so sick and so mad and i want to sue them for anything i can

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Oh yes please i would like any info for lawsuit too

I would like info on the lawsuit as well. asdillon29@gmail.com

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2012 equinox here. Just took in to shop yesterday but from what tech is telling me I am having the same issue. Please send info on suit. joel.meraz85@yahoo.com thanks.

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I would like in on the law suit. I have a 2011 Equinox. Steveschnuck@gmail.com

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Would like info on lawsuit. Toddgarr@hotmail.com

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Well we bit the bullet and paid $6200! For the timing chain and the repairs it caused. Chev would not own up to it. It would have been a flower pot otherwise. So frustrated! Is the lawsuit only in the US? I am in Canada. Would love information about the lawsuit.

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Forgot to add my email for the lawsuit information. bettyjo28@msn.com

Please send me info on the lawsuit. georgefoss@hotmail.com

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Please send the lawsuit email to Mr as well. KRSmith521@gmail.com

Please send the lawsuit information to me as well. kayleepearson4@gmail.com

Please send the lawsuit information to as well. tsilva5437@hotmail.com

Please send the lawsuit information to me as well. bigfishpat@gmail.com

Please send me the lawsuit information as well. ve.grier@yahoo.com

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Please send lawsuit info to me ebred66@gmail.com. Thank you so much for letting everyone know about this . Eric B.

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Please send lawsuit info, I have a 2011 Terrain and it's been a nightmare from day one! Driving down a highway and it just shuts off. 3rd time this has happened. This time it's the timing belt. How many people have to be injured or killed before this is taken care of!? I am livid. Time for GM to step up!!!! angheck6@gmail.com

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Unfortunately GM doesn't care about the lives they are putting at risk or the expense they are unfairly placing on so many families. $8000 quoted for repair. And the car was $3000 away from being paid off. No help from GM but the dealership will gladly offer new Traverse with a brand new car loan to go with it. And roll the negative equity from their crappy Equinox into the new note. SMH.

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Could I get some info about that lawsuit too? We just had our second timing chain failure in a year. Last year we got stranded 1000 miles from home. mpkelly@bellsouth.net

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I would like any info on this lawsuit as well to please. Just bought a 2011 and have less than 1000 miles on it. Just made my first payment on it and the dam thing died. karisteenerson@yahoo.com

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Dang!i just bought a 2011 Equinox with 57,000 miles. Maybe i shouldn't of, but i just went to the dealership this morning and they looked up the vin number and it's got special services warranty up until 120,000 miles. It includes the timing chain and other stuff. So i'm gonna get it taken care of before anything happens.

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I have a 2012 Chevy equinox with 2.4 liter ecotec, it's now sitting in a parking lot of a gm dealership please send info on possible lawsuit. jsb4x4dodge@gmail.com I have records on hand and only 89k miles

Basically the same situation here with a 2012 Volt with 44,000 miles. The gas engine on this thing only has a little over 3000 miles on it. It's 6 years old and uses the electric only most of the time so very low miles on the gas side. After 3 weeks at the dealer they told me the timing chain broke and it will be a $6800 repair, which is not covered by warranty and Chevy is unwilling to help out. This is my first and last Chevy.

I would like info on the lawsuit. Javinegli@yahoo.com

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I have a 2012 equinox also I had a timing chain repalced twice in 9 months they said it's the GM motor itself and it needs replaced.

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I'd like info about lawsuit also please. 2011 chevy equinox bought less than a year ago. Still owe $14,000 Email is 69bhodgdon69@gmail.com

Need information on lawsuit please. fred.epplin@conti-na.com

I have a 2012 equinox and today while I was driving to work my dashboard lit up saying engine power reduced. Pulled off to the side of the road and the engine died. Had it towed to the dealership to find out it was leaking oil while driving it this morning. Mind you no oil stains in my driveway and I just had the oil changed 2 weeks ago and was fine. Was also told the timing chain was not keeping time correctly with the engine. Was pretty much told the engine was toast and need an new one. The car just hit 100k. New GM engine 7k. Very irritated that it’s one thing after another. Last time it was the sensor in the engine when it died the first time. Does anyone have info on the lawsuit? If so send it to HSolar21@gmail.com I’ve only had this car since 9/2018!

I would also like info on lawsuit please send to common64@hotmail.com

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Could you please send me the info on the lawsuit also. jlamppa@hotmail.com Thanks

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I like info on the lawsuit I just got a 2010 equinox a d my timing chain is going out and needs replaced but the dealership will not doing anything about it!! Fbowman781@gmail.com

Try another dealer and check your oil now,mine was very low and they tried to say I should have checked it in between oil changes. I paid for parts only and they fixed it

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In May 2013 I purchased a used 2011 Equinox with 30K miles. In Nov 2014 using excessive oil had engine rings, pistons, gaskets and timing chain replaced. $2000 In Jun 2016 I had the transmission rebuilt. $4900 Now in 2019, need AGAIN engine work on rings, pistons, main seal, gasket and timing chain. $1800 This time I have to pay because I no longer have extended warranty. I mean who needs one after you've already had the engine and transmission rebuilt? I guess me.....

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Can you please send me info on lawsuit? Thank you in advance A3denne@gmail.com

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I've got a 2010 equinox sitting at the dealership with the same problem. Please send me information regarding the lawsuit. Joeymdalton91@gmail.com Thank you!

I have a 2014 Traverse with 3.6 VVT engine making a terrible noise. Chevy dealer kept for a week and told me they could not repair it. They would not fix a safety issue concerning airbag deployment either. Car has 89000 miles on it. Apparently the power train warranty is worthless on these vehicles. Would like to know more about class action suit. hdurrett1@yahoo.com

Please send me information for the lawsuit as well cerbgds@gmail.com Thanks

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I would like lawsuit information as well. Just told 8000 to fix or 8000 for a new vehicle. Timing exploded into the engine. Ljenglish0907@gmail.com

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I Would like information on the lawsuit. Replaced timing chain last November and now I am stranded in Virginia with a broken down equinox. Timing chain causing internal engine damage. Email is 1956vespa@gmail.com Thank you in advance

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Have a 2011 Equinox got it used 68,000 miles oil was black even though changed 1000 miles ago, changed it and it was still black gritty and dirty, changed it again in 2000 miles did it 4 times and finally looked decent, now changing every 4000 to 5000 miles, ignoring the oil life thing that says good to10,000 to12,000. These came with top of the line full Synthetic oil and filter, folks just go the cheap route Quick lube, Wally world the engine gets sludged and the chain tensioner fails, I use 10 w 40 that stops oil usage, leakage. Very sure this came from a rental fleet so probly never got an oil change in the first 40 to 50 thousand miles. oil change every 4000 saves you 6 grand for a motor

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UPDATE At 92000 I heard a short rattle at start up that went away, removed the top cover ( U Tube videos) the chain was loose but the guides were good, Got a new tensioner and put it in BUT the chain slipped as I did (probably need a hook tool to keep tension on the left guide) I had to take off the bottom cover (u tube again) so put in a new chain (the old chain was the same length so probably would have been fine) it was good because there was sludge that needed to be cleaned out, think the oil usage is due to stuck rings due to crude and sludge. Folks talk about getting a different make but frankly if you don't change your oil and filter on these modern engines with VVT you will have problems

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Our 2010 Equinox has been sitting for 2 months now because it is draining oil faster than I can burn through a tank of gas. It stalled out in the city a few times before I could get it to the mechanic. It needs new timing chains which was a $1500 quote. They can replace the timing chains BUT the oil is a completely separate issue with the pistons. Therefore we are being told we need a brand new engine. NOPE! Of course our warranty just ran over last year. Has anyone heard back about this lawsuit action through email? Should we scrap the SUV and cut our losses? I would like more information if someone is monitoring this feed. Chelsea - clnbuczynski17@hotmail.com

My 2011 Chevy Malibu with 2.4 Ecotec just broke a timing chain guide. 67,000 miles. Was getting the P0016 and P0017 Crank / cam correlation codes. Man am I ticked!! I bought this car with 18,000 miles always changed oil. GM will do nothing!! I have owned a 2001 Saturn L200 that broke a timing chain with 106,000 miles and crashed the head. GM would do NOTHING!! I had a Cutlass Supreme and Cutlass Sierra in the 90's. Both of these cars had the outer harmonic balancer ring just come un-glued and fall off! GM did nothing. This IS the last straw for me , I am now focused on HONDA who actually cares about RELIABILITY!!!!!

Please send lawsuit info. Having same issues as everyone else. Firefightermurphy@yahoo.com

Thank God I found this forum! 2012 Equinox 58,xxx miles, still under warranty. Had this car almost 3 years.. check engine light on, code pulls cam shaft sensor... changed sensors... light still on... 2nd opinion informed me of the issues with the timing chain and engine burning through oil...Called Chevy corporate, they are escalating my case to a senior member, just so I can make an appointment to have the vehicle diagnosed... smh Can’t get my car inspected because the check engine light is on... Smh... joined the Facebook group! we shall see what happens

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Please send me info about the class action lawsuit. My email is trevorsampson@hotmail.com. 2011 Chevy traverse with p0008 code so I’m thinking I’m in the same boat as the rest of you with the timing chain issue. I can’t beli how many people are having the same problem. This is criminal what Chevy is doing to families who trust them enough to spend their hard earned money on these vehicles with a well known defect in the engines.

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please send information about the lawsuit. deekny67@yahoo.com my elderly neighbors 2012 Chevy Equinox with 98k just died and was told engine seized. Mechanic basically said 8K to fix so they are handing it in to him for 600.00 and now they have no vehicle.

Hopefully someone is still responding here. Please send me the lawsuit info. Having ALL the same problems with my 2012 Equinox. Still can’t fathom how GM says burning a quart of oil every 4K miles is within reason. Now this timing belt thing. Mike.bray.pdx@gmail.com

Please send me the lawsuit info as well, I have a 2012 Equinox with 68,000, using a quart every 1500 miles, and had a timing chain error pop up today. Thanks! krlknutson@yahoo.com

Please send me info of lawsuit as well. Amorajoy@gmail.com. 2011 equinox same problem. So disappointing

I would like information on the lawsuit. My email is Lisa_redwanc@yahoo.com

I have a 2011 Chevy Equinox with only 74,000 miles and was burning oil, did the oil consumption test for months and was told I would most likely quality for the repair, and then all of a sudden I did t have an issue with oil consumption. Then check engine light came on, took it to the dealer and they told me my engine was shot, timing chain was broken and there was metal all throughout my engine. They told me it would cost me $8,000.00 to replace the engine. GM knows there’s an issue and won’t fix this problem. I’m beyond frustrated! Who do I contact for the lawsuit? Tef2@comcast.net

I'd like to get some lawsuit information as well. My email is: dandcedney@gmail.com I have a 2012 and it's constantly stalling on me. I haven't had it checked yet, but plan on it next week on one of my days off. Scared of what they'll find.

I would like information on lawsuit... I have the same issue 2014 timing chain broke and need to replace the engine... The crazy thing is that it's under warranty and GM is blaming me because I didn't change the oil as frequently as they think... The cost to replace the engine with labor is 7,800... They new this was a problem... I want to be involved in a lawsuit... jeremyrlilly@gmail.com with any info

boyyee44@gmail.com - please forward any information pertaining to said lawsuit. 2012 chevy equinox, excessive oil consumption, timing chain jumped, broke a couple rockers and bent a couple valves, chewed up a couple spark plugs, further internal damage expected upon further investigation. Vehicle had regular oil change and was well maintained before issues started. Buyers of this vehicle should be ready, willing, and able to replace timing assembly before 60,000 miles just to be safe.

I would appreciate at least half of my 1,500 bill paid back for this also with my equinox also for this same problem. 2012 bought it with 25,000 miles on it. It is at 85,000 now when the problem happened! My email is 00goobburton@gmail.com.

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I am having the same issue. I had the tensioners changed once, and now it's at the shop for the same reason. Excessive oil use is a problem as well. I have to get an oil change once it hits 50% or the car will be out of oil.

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2010 Equinox here. Bought used at 120,000 km. Previous owner replaced timing chain at 60,000 km. Now the care is 135,000 km and the timing chain is again stretched and needs replacement. Seems like its going to be a $4,000 (CAD) cost every 60,000 km or so. If there is any info about this lawsuit please post here. Hopefully it carries weight all the way North.

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My 2013 Equinox stalled at a stop sign yesterday, was able to get it home but then it completely died in the driveway, acted like it wanted to start but wouldn't turn over. Had to get it towed to a dealership who said that that timing belt jumped took a tine with it and completely wreaked the engine so now that needs to be replaced at the tune of $6500. I still owe $5,000 on the car. I am at a loss and looks like 2013 wasn't included in the recent class action settlement. I am basically screwed and will never buy Chevy or GMC ever again.

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Please send me info of lawsuit as well. tshirtnjeans71@yahoo.com. 2011 Equinox same problems as all the other posts. Still owe 10k. New timing chain and tensioners. Cam sensors twice now. I now look forward to the oil burning.

Someone please send me the information on the lawsuit. Ashakiff3girls@icloud.com my 2012 equinox timing just went left us stranded

Please send me the info timing chain went out on sew 2012 Equinox with the 3.o motor a couple months ago with 118k,Earlsdvr@gmail.com Thanks Earl

Please send info regarding an attorney to eeyoreblues@comcast.net I have 2011 equinox that needs a new engine due to timing chain.

Please send me lawsuit info also. I've had the timing chain repaired 4x, tensioner once and now in the shop for balancer chain. All in less than a year. Dealership keeps telling me not related to each other. It started 1 1/2 year ago with oil leaking everywhere taking out alternator and serpentine belt. Then camshafts, valves etc. 2014 equinox. Jamiesue972@hotmail.com

2012 in dealership now 3000 to 8000 if it needs new motor. Please send me info for lawsuit at pursertroy@gmail .com. Thanks. Good. Luck. To all of us

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2011 equinox, had timing chain and all other work done 2 1/2 months ago . Now same problem , Had the car for almost 2 yrs. Still paying off the loan. am a senior citizen. Don't need this.. Please send info for lawsuit.

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Please send me info on lawsuit egt.gtt@gmail.com

Please send information about lawsuit l have 2010 replace trammison an all brakes an drums now oil an timing chain

My 2013 Equinox timing chain just went out on me. Dealership told me it will be $2000 to fix. Says he sees this happening with vehicles 100K miles and over. It's not worth fixing to me when it only has a $3K trade-in value. Going to stay away from GM from now on. Sad, I purchased it new off the lot only 6 years ago and only have put 70K miles on it.

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Is anyone getting info for the lawyer? I have had to replace the shift solenoid the timing chain, and now my 2011 Equinox needs a new motor. Love the car, hate the mechanical parts.

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have 2012 equinox six cylinder. at a stop light, engine just stopped running and could not start. had it taken to chevy dealership and was told engine is seized. lucky me, i took out a chevy protection plan that is a platinum and silver coverage. re manufactured gm engine cost was over 4500 dollars and would cost at least eight grand to fix my vehicle. so it may have cost me 1800 bucks for the chevy protection plan coverage for two years, but it is paying for everything to fix my equinox. other wise. i would be like everyone else that has the same engine problem. and of all things. i am a retired gm employee that trusted the company that i worked for, for a quality vehicle.

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I would like more information on lawsuit my email is mmedrano79@icloud.com. Currently own a 2012 Chevy equinox and timing chain is bad

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I would like to more information on the lawsuit my email is kstecklein09@gmail.com. I too own and 2012 and my JUST happened yesterday!

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I would like more information on the lawsuit my email is mdelp@zoominternet.net. i have a 2011 Equinox with 134,000 mile on it and it needs a new motor :(

I have a 2010 traverse and it only has 68,xxx miles on it and I was told by chevy that my car would need a new chain and would cost me about 4k and my 3rd party warranty COVERS the timing chain replacement BUT of course, my husband does my oil changes and stuff needed usually but since this had to do with my engine and was a more serious deal, I took it to Chevy. So it won't cover Now I'm lost and need help to cover my car that we just got 2years ago, used, because of our financial situation.

Can you please send me the info on lawsuit. 2012 Terrain timing chain broke causing engine damage. Car won’t run - engine replacement needed. Email: Jennifer@cvtravel.com

Many of the same issues here...sick over already spending $2000 on my 2012 Equinox over the past year; now its back in the shop again with more engine problems. Please send information about the lawsuit to gaelicmcmom@gmail.com

Can someone please send me the lawsuit information tks0899@aol.com. Thanks

Would like info on law suit. 2014 equinox needs new motor because timing chain broke and messed up piston and rods. Send to crankbait522@yahoo.com.

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at traffic light and engine just stopped running. had it owed to house and then to dealership to have it taken care of. best thing, had it in my mind to purchase chevy platinum and silver coverage for 1800 for two years of coverage. will lucky me that i did. only had 58000 on vehicle and all oil changes and mantinace was done by dealership. was questioned by chevy coverage and requested all paperwork on what was done by dealership. well they could not find anything to quibble about and replace the engine and also catalitic converter. 9000 plus for engine and 1800 for conveter. worse thing about this is. i am a gm retiree with 30 years service and to have this happen to me, is an embassment for the stupidity of gms engineers that built this engine. they should of kept buicks 3800 engine. oldsmobile i had is still going at over 200,000 miles gave it to my son to use. real shame of what our companies are selling to the american public.

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I would like info reguarding the lawsuit. Please send to aimee77renee@gmail.com I have a 2011 Equinox that was going through a lot of oil... the timing chain went out a few days ago. Reading about all of these people having the same problems makes me want to throw up... I had no idea. I am super upset.

I would like information about the lawsuit as my daughters 2011 Equinox just had the timing chains replaced as well as the fuel pump and cam sensors. Please send info to wildcard40girl@gmail.com Thanks

Please send info on law suite to gavrocks@bellsouth.net All of the above has happen to my daughter's 2012 Equinox

I have a 2012 Chevy Equinox with 140k on it and I bought this car just over 2 years ago(08/17). Every month I had to change the oil because the oil was burning so much that when I put in 5 quarts of oil withing 30 days I couldn't fill up a tea cup with the oil remaining in the engine. Well 1 day I drive to drop off the old ball and chain to work (.5 miles) and then I drive back home and park not knowing that will be the last time the car ever turns on(11/19). I had to have it towed to the mechanic only for the mechanic to tell me that the car has no compression and won't start. He wouldn't give me an estimate on the repairs and just simply said just have it taken to the junkyard for parts........

Could someone please send me the info on this lawsuit. Pjscanzani@gmail.com. My wife’s 2012 equinox timing chain stretched and skipped. They told me it was due to years of poor maintenance... I do oil changes regularly. And have been working with my mechanic about it burning oil. Had no clue about the warranty and now it’s too late. Dealer wants $8415 for an engine. That’s more then the car is worth. They refuse to put a new chain in but haven’t verified that the engine is junk. Still have a loan can’t afford to put an new engine in. Idk what to do.

Same issues. 2013 Equinox. Oil consumption and broken timing chain. Can you please email me the lawsuit info? jakefetch1@gmail.com

Having issues need the law firms info. My email is CHINKSON@JUNO.COM Thanks Carl

Has anyone on the thread received financial help from GM as of December 2019? Same P0008 failure on my wife's Equinox Sport with the 3.6L. Already paid for a new rack and pinion this year. Both are well documented issues. Rosedale Chevrolet in MN quoted $3500 for the timing chain replacement. Contacted by their sales department later the same day with a $3500 trade in value. Please send any class action lawsuit information to tatruen@gmail.com. Thanks, Tim

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Please send me the law suit I am having same issue I have equinox 16 with same problem deeqali1992@gmail.com

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Please send me info on lawsuit ! Last Friday car shut down and dealer said was timing chain.2600 dollars in damage! Felicia.evia@yahoo.com

Did anyone get any info for the lawsuit? I got something back in the summer stating I’d hear again in November but nothing has ever been said since.

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I am very pleased with the Ruddell Dealership out of Port Angeles Wa. When I first presented our Oil Consumption issues here a couple of years ago, the dealership we bought the car from brand new-Koenig Chevrolet and Subaru- also from Port Angeles had been lying to us for over two years about the oil consumption by stating that was normal...At some point I am sure with our initial complaints and piles of others locally, they lost their Chevrolet franchise and only sell Subaru's now...Ruddell was the GMC dealership and acquired all the local Chevy warranties. Ours included. They did what the MOCO instructed with this issue, which ultimately resulted in three complete engine tear downs to point of failure, two rebuilds (pistons and rings etc) and at our expense a timing chain and two sensors. Well, the problem was never remedied. Not the dealerships fault that Chevy put out a complete fail motor, but there was some frustration on all of our parts to get this done. Well, the original problem was noted by us when the car still had 66k on it and now, over 4 years later of dealing with this, the car has 90+k on it and has never stopped consuming oil. I had resigned myself to topping the oil off so to avoid my wife being stranded again in a distant city. Well, took it in for scheduled oil change and it was almost dry again. Dealership stepped up big time. Service Rep who has been with us the whole time, took the bull by the horns. They tore the engine down and found a bent rod, cracked spark plug and a bad ring. The dealership made some calls and we were approved for a brand new engine. Yes, a brand new engine, no cost to us...well, there are some other components that are not covered they recommended change why they have it out ($180.00). I can not explain the change of fortune on this for us other than we were on the dealership religiously from the start, we were on with GM's Customer Satisfaction constantly and I did a lot of research, which led me to the service memorandum which granted excessive oil consumption issues a greater warranty (122000 or 7 yrs). I am hoping the "New Motor" will not suffer the same issues...My advice to you ecotec Chevy- GM owners with this issue, get to know your dealerships service people, if they dick you around, call the MOCO immediately. Do not wait. stay with it. Don't accept no. We also have always had our oil changed at the dealership so there was no question on us using the wrong oil or other "Warranty cancelling concerns". And if you are just getting in to this problem, demand your dealership start an oil consumption test, it starts the process of the warranty. Good luck.

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2013 with 120,000 miles heavy oil consumption but no issues with the timing chain to date. Please send me lawsuit information bettshvac@bellsouth.net

Please send me info about the lawsuit Same problems mentioned above E-mail Laaboudi@verizon.net Thx

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