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Engine Replacement

rialmomrialmom Posts: 2

I have a 2008 Saturn Outlook I bought new in August 2008. In 2011, I had the transmission problems and the headlamp problems. I had the water pump replaced in September of this year and on Thanksgiving Day my low oil pressure, stop engine message started flashing. My car has 87,500 miles on it. The next day I was told the engine was locked up and it would cost $7,300 to fix it and I was two months out of warranty. I spoke with GM and Saturn on Monday and was told they would speak to the Chevrolet delearship my car was taken to and get back with me. . GM said they would help with the cost of the repair if I could produce the last 4 oil changes that were done on my car. They were in the glove box and GM covered half the cost. While I am extremely thankful they covered the cost this still leaves me with a vehicle that I wonder what will happen next after reading many of the posts on here. The people at the dealership have been wonderful and have helped me in whatever way they can.

I have seen on here another post that sounded exactly like mine with all the problems and the engine failing at 87,000. I would like to know how many other owners of the Saturn Outlook, GMC Acadia, Buick Enclave and Chevrolet Traverse have had this problem. I feel like if there are a lot of people out there with this problem there maybe a bigger problem.

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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 45,650

    GM's LY7 V-6 engine is used in a wide variety of GM cars so I suspect that your unfortunate experience wasn't typical. Total engine failure is pretty rare in any modern automobile, but it does happen on occasion. Exactly what occurred could only be determined by the person who took your engine apart (if they even bothered to find out).

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  • rialmomrialmom Posts: 2

    Would oil sending unit failure cause the engine to lock up?

  • bpeeblesbpeebles Posts: 4,085

    @rialmom said: Would oil sending unit failure cause the engine to lock up?

    Not by itself. The sending-unit only MEASURES the oil-pressure. It does not alter the oil-pressure.

    As an analogy - A broken thermometer does not CAUSE the temperature to change.... it only tells you the wrong temperature readings.

  • dkoen2000dkoen2000 Posts: 1

    I’m the original owner of a 2007 GMC Acadia. On 04/2012 @ 87,000 miles the engines was replaced. Then on 04/2014 the car went into the shop again. I was told it needed a new engine and that the 36 month/100,000 mile warranty as stated on GM's web site for replacement engines DOES NOT apply to me Can someone please HELP clarify and/or resolve this?

  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,154

    @dkoen2000 said: I’m the original owner of a 2007 GMC Acadia. On 04/2012 @ 87,000 miles the engines was replaced. Then on 04/2014 the car went into the shop again. I was told it needed a new engine and that the 36 month/100,000 mile warranty as stated on GM's web site for replacement engines DOES NOT apply to me Can someone please HELP clarify and/or resolve this?

    Hello dkoen2000,

    We're sorry that you are facing another possible engine repair. I've received your private message and will be responding shortly. Talk to you soon.

    Amber N.

    GM Customer Care

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