We purchased our 2009 Outlook in 2010 to accommodate our growing family. Approx. 1 year after purchase, the car had to be placed into service to replace the timing belt, the crank shaft and the crank shaft bearing. Being only one two years old, I thought it was crazy that this level of service would need to be done. Nevertheless, we moved forward, keeping the car and not really having any problems until recently - other than the shifting and acceleration (I will never understand this transmission). However, the c/e light is now on, and GM has no idea why. The motor makes a rattling, propeller like sound upon starting and now the smell of gasoline is thick when idling. I am guessing its the converter causing a rich mix but really have no clue. I have taken it to GM, as well as other independent muffler shops but no one is willing to take on this project. This car was not designed for a weekend mechanic. Just to change the front light bulb (yes, we have had to do this as well) requires the removing of either the front tire and wheel wells, or the front end. GM really outdid themselves with this one. Other than the issues above this has been an ok car and I don't want to trade-in or sell. Any chance anyone else has had this same type of problem?
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