Throwing Stabilitrack and Loss of Engine Power codes; burning excessive amounts of oil, with no apparent leak; running poorly, poor gas mileage.
Vehicle still burning oil and rough idle, even after replacement of throttle body assembly at 452.00. Odd behavior in ECO mode and with Traction Control enabled.
Issues with oil consumption (1qt every 800 miles). At first they tried a new valve cover, which didnt work.
They then replaced the engine to fix oil consumption, which has been great.
Uses excessive oil use. Had oil change and recall notice. was told a cap was loose. time before it was excessive oil use. told me it was fuel injection pump. I use 3-4 quarts of oil between oil changes.
oil consumption test. found out car using 1 qt. oil every 2000 mi. consumption with in guide lines of manufacture.
Timing chain making noise
Recall on this years timing chain
TSB for pinging. The ECM was reprogrammed for the pinging. That was a success.
Taken in for oil change, complained about excessive noise from engine. Was found to be timing chain, required replacement.
Cam position sensor light kept coming on, probably related to previous timing chain change.
Tensioner for balance shaft and water pump found to have internal damage causing chain slap. Replaced the tentioner for balance shaft. Parts replaced gasket,tensioner, and oil
Reprogrammed ECM per recall 12312 oil life monitor update This was a recall letter and we noticed horrible engine sound. Replaced fuel pump because it was leaking into crank case. Replaced timing chain guides that fell out into oil pan upon removal. Also replaced timing chain and balance chain.
Extremely loud engine noise/stalling oil smells of gas. Replaced all pistons and rings. Also coolant,pipe, 3 gaskets
De-carbonize engine Had to replace head and related valve train parts
Gas tank cannot fill up . I was told that there was a service bulletin and repair, but these parts are not available n Canasa, nothing to be done here. Amazingly, the problem is now not as noticable since I got it back
GM recall to reprogram the computer
Timing chain issue causing excessive oil use.
Replaced failed exh cam position sensor. MIL on startup was indication along with very rough idle, confirmed code with OnStar.
Replaced spark plugs, multiple codes still showing and check engine light on, small knocking noise still present but usually only when turning. Seems like its a belt.
Timing chain failure, Balancer chain failure. new pistons, rings. and top end rebuild do to the timing chain breaking. Fuel pump failure.
Replaced exhaust manifold
Drive chain was worn, had to be replaced. Shop replaced it free of charge, said that Chevy was covering it, even though out of warranty.
Had problems with transmission smoothness while decelerating (20-30MPH range). Chevrolet released a new transmission calibration at the end of September 2009 to correct this. Took vehicle to the dealer to have it flashed under warranty.
Check engine light came on, diagnosed problem with cam solenoid. Not covered under power train warranty. Also has intermittent loud knocks when starting. They could not find code but there is still something wrong. Was told early build 2.4
Still making bad noises when starting. Very loud rattle. Selling car as we are sure the motor will fail soon.
Some gasket or part would cause the car to shut down when at a stop light or idling.
Heater not blowing hot air
Recall, Timing Chain and Tensioner,Fuel Pump and related parts. CEL was on sporadically before, not on since, unclear if related.
Check engine light came on. Took it in and they said it was a knock sensor. They said it was operating properly so they reset it and said to return if it comes on again. It has since.
CEL was on . Dealer scanned DTCS and found 3 codes. P0013, P0324, P0326.. Exhaust Cam position Solenoid High Resistance. 13.20 ohms spec is 8-12 ohms. Removed and replaced Exhaust Cam Position Actuator Solenoid. Fault caused other codes.
Rough idle, surging while in drive after longer drives. Felt like engine was about to die. Dealer blamed crushed oil filter, but had been rough since new.
Rattle in engine. Timing chains replaced. ECM would not talk to car after multiple attempts to reprogram. ECM from 2010 model was the only one that worked. Replaced with a "2010" ECM. 2011-2013 wouldn't work. Engine burning oil faster than normal with no warning lights or other indicators. Engine replacement is likely. Currently going through GM-required 1,000 mile oil test before final judgement is given.
Check engine light appeared. Dealer replaced timing belt and water pump under warranty
A chain that drives the water pump failed. Replaced chains, water pump, thermostat. Car was very noisy prior to the chain breaking.
as failed to start twice for a few hours. Codes: P0014 Exhaust (B), Camshaft Position, Timing over-advanced (Bank 1), P0324 Knock control system malfunction, U0109 Lost communication with fuel pump control module. Ordered crank position and cam sensors.
CEL on - Crank, no start. Codes P16F3 and U0109 from On-Star.
Replaced Fuel Pump Control Module $145. + labor = $465.
Dealer must use a dealer computer to flash the new control module to the car ECU.
Replaced leaking high pressure fuel pump. Replaced engine timing chains, and chain guides.
Car was out of oil within the interval. None showing on dipstick. GM initially offered to pay 25 percent. Dealer went to bat for me. My cost for a new engine ended up being $550.
Replaced ignition switch. Problem caused service stabilitrak light to come on and cylinder misfire - car difficult to drive before problem
They had to clean out the key ignition because it would stick and not turn over at times to start the car.
High pressure fuel pump on engine and timing crank shaft replacement and repair.
Faulty radiator thermostat
fuel pump started to pump gas into the oil, the dealer replaced the fuel pump.This car has the 2.4 litre four cylinder engine. The fuel pump that was replaced earlier this month also failed.
Only 2-1/2 quarts of oil left in pan after oil change, dealer says its normal. Too bad it takes 5 quarts.
High pressure direct injection fuel pump failure. Fuel pump was replaced with updated unit.
knock sensor replaced, still knocks
replaced high pressur fuel pump
Timing chain noisy. Fixed under warranty. Error knock sensor light came on.
Fuel tank sensor for emission control and low gas indicator replaced.
Oil consumption test concluded and solution was to replace engine with 2013 engine 3000 miles on engine no loss of oil!
Car was stalling after start up. Smelled gas. Leaking seal on the high pressure fuel pump resulted in gas in the oil and a rich fuel mixture. Replaced fuel pump and a small, very expensive, one time use fuel line.
Exhaust manifold was cracked
Reprogrammed transmission control module to improve shift quality.
Timing chain replaced due to chain stretch. Covered in a TSB.
Had to replace crankshaft front oil seal due to oil leak.
Excessive oil consumption. A TSB recommended new pistons, new timing chain & guides plus new high-pressure fuel pump so all of those components were replaced.
Motor replaced due to bad cylinders
Dipstick indicated oil was down by 1.5 litres.
Dealer added necessary oil and will monitor dipstick
every 2000 km to determine if there is an oil consumption problem with the engine. Update: lost half a litre in 5000 km, well within GM specs.
zebra striping in the engine. No oil in the engine.
Engine was replaced. No charge, under warranty.
The motor was not the issue. Once it had been replaced, the intermittent problem still existed, so they dumped and reloaded software into the control module (during the same dealer visit) and it has been functioning as intended ever since.
High Pressure Fuel Pump leaking fuel into crankcase; TSB exists so HPFP replaced under warranty & oil changed.
Rough idle and oil consumption (1 qt/1000 miles).
Had car in for 60,000 mile service. Shortly after, it started sounding like an 18 wheeler when pressing on the gas. Timing chain replaced; rattle still there - now being blamed on belt tensioner.
Previous repair unsuccessful. Dealership started throwing parts at it; drive belt replaced, fuel pump replaced, finally entire engine was replaced. Traded vehicle in while it was in shop; no longer my problem.
Engine temp indicator did not work and dealer replaced thermostat, everything is fine after repair.
An exhaust valve failed.. The dealer replaced under warranty
The plastic guide that keeps tension on the timing chain broke, so the vehicle was slipping out of time.
Engine burned all of the oil in less than 4000 miles, causing engine wear/damage. Dealer replaced pistons, rings, cam shaft, timing chain, tensioners, HP fuel pump, and more.
Rough Idle due to inadequate fuel supply. Fuel Pump replaced.
Getting engine "knock" aka pinging. TSB performed to reflash ECU. No more engine knock
TSB indicates oil consumption is due to "zebra striping" scoring of cylinder walls which is a design problem on this engine. Engine replaced entirely.
Error codes being set for bad throttle body. Replaced Throttle body.
Water pump and balance shaft chain Runs very rough at startup, no codes yet. Didn't used to do that
Has been smelling like exhaust for a while and they could never find the problem. While doing another repair, they found the exhaust manifold was cracked. Replaced exhaust manifold and it is finally fixed.
Car smelled like exhaust all the time. Took it in right before powertrain warranty expired. It was a cracked exhaust manifold leaking exhaust. Replaced manifold and fixed the problem.
Got a check engine light; Computer scan said it was failed intake and exhaust solenoid actuator. Replaced both and codes cleared. Unfortunately the electrical connector broke on removal so I had to order replacement pigtail
Dash light came on, with rattling sound under the car. After one trip to the dealer it is still not fixed.
Rattle fixed. Heat shield. Light never came back on.
Check engine light came on while dealer testing radio replacement. Diagnosed as fuel pump problem.
Vehicle stalled while turning into driveway. Took to dealer, was told the engine had no oil and metal shavings in crankcase, but no sign of leak. Engine replaced under warranty.
Exhaust manifold cracked and needed to be replaced.
The timing chain and water pump were replaced. There was a letter sent around July 2013 stating that this could be an issue for my Equinox and to be on the look out for it. I brought it in at the earliest symptom, before any check engine light appeared.
Engine running rough, if never stalling. Probably excessive oil consumption. They top the oil off and want me to drive 1k miles before they check again. CEL comes on as I leave the dealership. They scan and shut it off. Engine light comes on a few days later. I scan it with my code reader, P0014, exhaust camshaft position sensor. Bring the car back. Now the end of the month, need inspection. Drop the car off, they replace the sensor. The next morning, the light comes on again, same issue. Now I am stuck, have to get the "R" inspection sticker until fixed.
Check engine at 1k miles. Running rough again and excessive oil used. They determine they can get away with replacing piston and rings. You can't replace the cylinder sleeve or service the block in this engine so you know this fix isn't going to last.
Less than 300 miles, CEL comes on. In 7 miles to dealer, everything goes to hell. Very rough, stalling, barely limp to dealer. They tear down engine, a balance shaft bearing had been destroyed and most likely pieces all inside the engine. Replaced engine.