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Oil Consumption On Chevy Equinoxes

cj_herringcj_herring Posts: 5
edited February 2015 in Chevrolet

Just how much oil do you guys add in between oil changes on the Equinox? I average 2 Quarts between oil changes and I always change my oil around the 30% life mark. Why do these engines use that much oil? I'm around 70,000 miles now and am the original owner.

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  • ray80ray80 Posts: 1,655

    I would guess you have the 4 Cyl version, there has been issues with that engine and oil consumption. I am not up on the last fixs for it though. I believe the current 'acceptable' rate is a quart every 2000 miles (like it or not). If yours is using more (and it sounds like it is) it might be time for dealer to do oil comsumption test and go from there.

  • thecardoc3thecardoc3 Posts: 5,089

    The oil consumption problems are usually caused by the rings sticking in the piston ring lands. This is usually caused by deposits from the engine oil that accumulate in the ring grooves and is one of the reasons that GM always specified the 6094M or 4718M specifications that have been superseded by the dexos spec. The sad part is top techs made it a point to try and get consumers to be aware of this and yet at every turn there was someone else saying that it wasn't necessary to use an oil approved for the O.E. spec.

  • Just curious how long your Equinox has been consuming oil at that rate? We bought our 2014 LTZ 4 cylinder new the middle of June and so far we have just under 5000 miles on it and shows 38% oil life remaining. So far it shows full on the dipstick. I'm hoping for the best.
  • ray80ray80 Posts: 1,655
    wproct said:

    Just curious how long your Equinox has been consuming oil at that rate? We bought our 2014 LTZ 4 cylinder new the middle of June and so far we have just under 5000 miles on it and shows 38% oil life remaining. So far it shows full on the dipstick. I'm hoping for the best.

    I believe the troublesome 4 cyls were the 2010 and 2011 versions, I haven't seen much of anything on the newer ones

  • I own a 2012 Equinox, I bought it new. The first year was awesome, but this past year, I have noticed that my oil changes are not lasting to the next oil change and I am having to add almost 2 Q of oil and my maintenance says it still has 72%. as i just got an oil change My engine does not idle smooth and it almost sounds like there is a tapping sound in the motor? Why does a new vehicle such as this Equinox have so much motor problems? Is any one else having this problem?
  • ray80ray80 Posts: 1,655

    I own a 2012 Equinox, I bought it new. The first year was awesome, but this past year, I have noticed that my oil changes are not lasting to the next oil change and I am having to add almost 2 Q of oil and my maintenance says it still has 72%. as i just got an oil change My engine does not idle smooth and it almost sounds like there is a tapping sound in the motor? Why does a new vehicle such as this Equinox have so much motor problems? Is any one else having this problem?

    I have seen this over and over again with the oil life monitor. While its a good thing and allows for driving well beyond the magic 3000 mile change number that used to be used, the OLM does NOT check oil level . Owners still have to check that and add oil as needed in between changes and not let level get so low as to do damage to engine.

  • thecardoc3thecardoc3 Posts: 5,089
    Oil life monitors also do not work if the engine is serviced with a product that does not meet the vehicles specs. The oil itself isn't tested by the monitor in order to determine the change interval, the monitor scores each trip by the factors that cause oil to degrade and counts down the oil life with that information. Before GM's spec became dexos it was the 6094M or 4718M IN ADDITION TO the API SM GF4 and API SN GF5. There was so much pressure to accept "an equivalent" except what was really equivalent was both misunderstood if not ignored in most cases. The dexos spec was designated as the replacement for the 6094M and 4718M specs which were obsoleted making dexos backwards applicable all the way to 2004.
  • I have 65,000 miles on my 2011 4 cylinder LT2 and I've had zero measurable oil use. I run my oil to zero % remaining life every time and it's still at the full mark at that time. Oil consumption in these modern engines is NOT normal. Clearly some of you have issues.
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,252
    tdw1954 said:

    I have 65,000 miles on my 2011 4 cylinder LT2 and I've had zero measurable oil use. I run my oil to zero % remaining life every time and it's still at the full mark at that time. Oil consumption in these modern engines is NOT normal. Clearly some of you have issues.

    Have you already brought this to the attention of your dealer, tdw1954? Let us know if there's anything we can look into on our end regarding this matter. We're available via private message if you'd like to discuss this further.

    Amber N.
    GM Customer Care
  • I have a 2011 Equinox w/ the 2.4L Ecotec LEA engine code. Vehicle date of manufacture was 1/2011. It is a known issue that this engine in Equinox's made before 3/2011 are prone to oil consumption, which I am now seeing and have brought it to the attention of my dealership.Engine is consuming 0.5QTS per 1000 miles and dealership is now doing the recommended GM's oil consumption test (4 visits at 1K miles intervals) which I am doing now. 1st 1K visit showed 0.5QTS low. Service Manager says it is not a problem. How can it not be......at that rate, I will run out of engine oil between normal oil changes!! Car just turned 85K miles. Among the many engine issues that come w/ this engine, the high pressure fuel pump will dilute the oil causing excessive piston ring wear. See http://sandyblogs.com/techlink/?p=2204 for a great discussion and recommended fixes for this problem and others. I am fearing that this will not go well w/ the dealership as I sense they already are taking a stance of it not being an issue!
  • ray80ray80 Posts: 1,655
    caskab said:

    I have a 2011 Equinox w/ the 2.4L Ecotec LEA engine code. Vehicle date of manufacture was 1/2011. It is a known issue that this engine in Equinox's made before 3/2011 are prone to oil consumption, which I am now seeing and have brought it to the attention of my dealership.Engine is consuming 0.5QTS per 1000 miles and dealership is now doing the recommended GM's oil consumption test (4 visits at 1K miles intervals) which I am doing now. 1st 1K visit showed 0.5QTS low. Service Manager says it is not a problem. How can it not be......at that rate, I will run out of engine oil between normal oil changes!! Car just turned 85K miles. Among the many engine issues that come w/ this engine, the high pressure fuel pump will dilute the oil causing excessive piston ring wear. See http://sandyblogs.com/techlink/?p=2204 for a great discussion and recommended fixes for this problem and others. I am fearing that this will not go well w/ the dealership as I sense they already are taking a stance of it not being an issue!

    Hhmm .5 quarts every 1K miles would be in current acceptable range ( quart every 2K). As with any vehicle its the owners responsibility to check (or get checked) oil and other fluid levels once in a while and fill as needed.

  • cmhj2000cmhj2000 Se, Pa.Posts: 381
    ray80 said:

    caskab said:

    I have a 2011 Equinox w/ the 2.4L Ecotec LEA engine code. Vehicle date of manufacture was 1/2011. It is a known issue that this engine in Equinox's made before 3/2011 are prone to oil consumption, which I am now seeing and have brought it to the attention of my dealership.Engine is consuming 0.5QTS per 1000 miles and dealership is now doing the recommended GM's oil consumption test (4 visits at 1K miles intervals) which I am doing now. 1st 1K visit showed 0.5QTS low. Service Manager says it is not a problem. How can it not be......at that rate, I will run out of engine oil between normal oil changes!! Car just turned 85K miles. Among the many engine issues that come w/ this engine, the high pressure fuel pump will dilute the oil causing excessive piston ring wear. See http://sandyblogs.com/techlink/?p=2204 for a great discussion and recommended fixes for this problem and others. I am fearing that this will not go well w/ the dealership as I sense they already are taking a stance of it not being an issue!

    Hhmm .5 quarts every 1K miles would be in current acceptable range ( quart every 2K). As with any vehicle its the owners responsibility to check (or get checked) oil and other fluid levels once in a while and fill as needed.

    Yup but some of these people think maintenance is something not needed!!!!!

  • thecardoc3thecardoc3 Posts: 5,089
    cmhj2000 said:

    ray80 said:



    Hhmm .5 quarts every 1K miles would be in current acceptable range ( quart every 2K). As with any vehicle its the owners responsibility to check (or get checked) oil and other fluid levels once in a while and fill as needed.

    Yup but some of these people think maintenance is something not needed!!!!!

    The question that needs to be asked is why do they think this way. Losing one quart of oil in a thousand miles isn't a big deal and the fact that replacing that lost oil also replenishes the additives in the oil there is some significant benefit. From there even if a car is using a quart in five hundred miles the cost of oil that is consumed isn't anywhere near the cost to repair the engine. The last part of this is that if consumers made sure that the right products that really meet the manufacturers specifications were used, the vast majority of the reports of excessive oil consumption would have been prevented.

  • cmhj2000cmhj2000 Se, Pa.Posts: 381
    edited June 2015

    cmhj2000 said:

    ray80 said:



    Hhmm .5 quarts every 1K miles would be in current acceptable range ( quart every 2K). As with any vehicle its the owners responsibility to check (or get checked) oil and other fluid levels once in a while and fill as needed.

    Yup but some of these people think maintenance is something not needed!!!!!

    The question that needs to be asked is why do they think this way. Losing one quart of oil in a thousand miles isn't a big deal and the fact that replacing that lost oil also replenishes the additives in the oil there is some significant benefit. From there even if a car is using a quart in five hundred miles the cost of oil that is consumed isn't anywhere near the cost to repair the engine. The last part of this is that if consumers made sure that the right products that really meet the manufacturers specifications were used, the vast majority of the reports of excessive oil consumption would have been prevented.

    IMO part of it is pure lazyness and they bought the low maintenance marketing hype.

    People just want to jump in the darn vehicle and drive off. Put in gas and drive off again. My equinox uses very little oil yet I check it every 500-1000 miles depending on how it's being driven, weather etc are factored in too. If it needs a 1/4 qt or whatever, it gets topped off and I do NOT wait until the OLM goes to zero or even 35%!!!.

    Granted the 2010 and 11 models did have issues. But IMO if the cheap skates would change oil, use a good oil and check fluid levels once a month, they'd have a lot less belly aching to do and enjoy life more.
  • I have a 2012 Chevy Equinox with 50k miles. When I had around 40k (late jan 2015) I took it to the dealer because I would hear a knocking sound right before I would be due for my oil change. this happened twice. so when I let the advisor at the dealer know he said it sounded like an "engine problem" and gave me a loaner for a couple days. They ended up saying it was the timing chain and replaced it, and did a courtesy oil change (all under warranty). so now we are a few months later and the sound is back. I immediately took the car back and the advisor tells me it could be the timing chain again. well he calls me after they have it 2 days and asks me if I ever check the oil. I've never had to check the oil in my car in between changes. I told him I had never been told I needed to do that. so he said that this car burns oil. so I reminded him of what transpired in January. I asked if they checked the oil level then (especially since I told them the sound went away after oil changes) he was talking in circles because he knows I wasn't buying what he was telling me. but they put me on an oil consumption study. I've been researching and there are so many complaints about this, what can us consumers do to force GM to address this issue? I haven't had to worry about oil levels since I was driving a 1989 Chevy Cavalier!
  • cmhj2000cmhj2000 Se, Pa.Posts: 381
    Still dont get the idea that some think routine maintenance is not needed. GEZ
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,252

    I have a 2012 Chevy Equinox with 50k miles. When I had around 40k (late jan 2015) I took it to the dealer because I would hear a knocking sound right before I would be due for my oil change. this happened twice. so when I let the advisor at the dealer know he said it sounded like an "engine problem" and gave me a loaner for a couple days. They ended up saying it was the timing chain and replaced it, and did a courtesy oil change (all under warranty). so now we are a few months later and the sound is back. I immediately took the car back and the advisor tells me it could be the timing chain again. well he calls me after they have it 2 days and asks me if I ever check the oil. I've never had to check the oil in my car in between changes. I told him I had never been told I needed to do that. so he said that this car burns oil. so I reminded him of what transpired in January. I asked if they checked the oil level then (especially since I told them the sound went away after oil changes) he was talking in circles because he knows I wasn't buying what he was telling me. but they put me on an oil consumption study. I've been researching and there are so many complaints about this, what can us consumers do to force GM to address this issue? I haven't had to worry about oil levels since I was driving a 1989 Chevy Cavalier!

    Hi Cmarshall1,

    We apologize for this, and would be more than happy to look into this further for you. Please feel free to send us an e-mail to our [email protected] along with your VIN, current mileage, contact information and preferred dealership. Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

    Patsy G
    GM Customer Care
  • cmhj2000 routine maintenance is bringing my car into get serviced in a timely manner. I am absolutely diligent in getting oil changes, rotations, etc. what is hilarious is that ANYONE should expect to buy a brand new car and need to add oil to it in between oil changes. this not my first rodeo. I've owned several new cars. and this is the first car that I've ever had a problem with oil burning. how is THAT normal and ok??? seems to me that this is a huge complaint. everyone cant be wrong.
    secondly, I'm NO mechanic. when I brought my car to the dealership with my concerns they are paid to investigate and figure out the issue. I was not informed my car was low on oil. I was told it was my timing chain (which clearly was a mis-diagnosis). the sound is back and my consumption test is just under the 2k mark. And as of yesterday, the oil is still full. sounds to me like they are grasping at straws. there is a problem with this model and its time GM admits it. I will be on them like a tick because if 20k miles down the road they tell me my catalytic converter is bad or any other issue related to low and/or burning oil we they will have a big fight on their hands.
  • sprute1sprute1 Posts: 1
    I have a 2011 2.4 Chevy Equinox LTZ with 57K miles. It has been using about 2 qts of oil every 1000 miles. The dealership Michaels Chevrolet in Issaquah, WA replaced actuators when the engine light would not go off about a month ago. This morning I took it back to the dealership after there was no oil showing on the dip stick again. The oil light or check engine light never indicates an issue. The dealership wants to perform an engine oil usage test and bring it back on Wednesday and they will check it for leaks. The dealership has performed all of the maintenance since we bought the car new in June of 2011. I have had a GM case created. I have had 10 different GM cars all except the Olds Silhouette made it to 130-150K miles without any issues. This is a bad engine and I am curious with the number of issues if anyone is aware of a class action lawsuit? GM is fixing the 2010s but not the 2011s.
  • I got a recall on my 2011 Equinox for the excessive oil use... The stipulation is seven years or less than 120,000 miles...I currently have 128,000 miles on mine and my husband called the dealership and they more or less let him know we're screwed. Anybody else in this situation?
  • I have a 2012 that ive had for about 8 months. Check engine light came on and the dealership said it was the timing chain but also brought up the low oil issue. They are replacing the chain and putting me on the oil consumption study. They never mentioned low oil at my last oil change so im not sure if it was an issue then. They appear to be willing to fix it if the study shows it but im scared they are going to tell me its normal.

    I respect everyones opinion on needing to do routine maintenance but this isnt 1985. There is absolutely no reason anyone should have to routinely get under the hood to check the oil level if you are getting oil changes in the regular time frame. Modern cars should not require someone to regularly get dirty to make sure the engine is doing something it is supposed to do. If it was normal they would put an oil level monitor in the car. It tells me I have a low tire or when it may be icy for gosh sakes. If checking the oil level was a normal part of maintenance it would be part of the car alteady. Dont try to tell me im lazy or dont maintain my car because I dont think i should need to check my dipstick whenever I get gas.

    I am hopeful my dealer will do the right thing but im not optimistic. I bought this car because i owned an older one that treated me very well. I anticipated the same reliability with the newer model but it looks like i was wrong
  • thecardoc3thecardoc3 Posts: 5,089
    mike4nu said:


    I respect everyones opinion on needing to do routine maintenance but this isnt 1985. There is absolutely no reason anyone should have to routinely get under the hood to check the oil level if you are getting oil changes in the regular time frame. Modern cars should not require someone to regularly get dirty to make sure the engine is doing something it is supposed to do. If it was normal they would put an oil level monitor in the car. It tells me I have a low tire or when it may be icy for gosh sakes. If checking the oil level was a normal part of maintenance it would be part of the car alteady. Dont try to tell me im lazy or dont maintain my car because I dont think i should need to check my dipstick whenever I get gas.

    Enjoy needing to have your car repaired, just don't try and blame someone else for it.
  • steverstever Posts: 52,462
    I think @mike4nu gets it. Lots of us don't really enjoy having to mess with that stuff and would rather have the car monitor itself. If I did all the recommended maintenance on all the junk in my house, I wouldn't have time to cook breakfast every morning. Flush the water heater once a year and then mop up the mess. Change the furnace filters every three months. Lube the door locks and back up my computer every week. Yeah, right.

    Oh yeah, to do it right at the gas station, you have to wait for the oil to settle 15 minutes now, right? Or do it first thing in the morning as you are juggling you coffee heading out the door while you are running late.
  • thecardoc3thecardoc3 Posts: 5,089
    edited December 2015
    stever said:

    I think @mike4nu gets it. Lots of us don't really enjoy having to mess with that stuff and would rather have the car monitor itself.

    Do I need to link to the thread where people complain about "that" light coming on when their car does need a quart of oil added?
    stever said:


    Oh yeah, to do it right at the gas station, you have to wait for the oil to settle 15 minutes now, right? Or do it first thing in the morning as you are juggling you coffee heading out the door while you are running late.

    The answer is, if you check your oil before the first start up once in a while, and then you check it hot right after shut down, then you would have the answer for your car. What is correct for one vehicle isn't necessarily correct for the next one. My Escape, I can check it hot or cold and it does not make a significant difference and that is actually true for "most" cars, but not all of them.

    As far as whether Mike actually gets it or not, no he doesn't get it, and any suggestion that he or anyone else sharing a similar attitude are the ones that are correct is never going to help them. Cars are machines, not appliances and machines demand attention, care and service from the operator.

  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 20,225
    mike4nu said:

    I have a 2012 that ive had for about 8 months. Check engine light came on and the dealership said it was the timing chain but also brought up the low oil issue. They are replacing the chain and putting me on the oil consumption study. They never mentioned low oil at my last oil change so im not sure if it was an issue then. They appear to be willing to fix it if the study shows it but im scared they are going to tell me its normal.

    I respect everyones opinion on needing to do routine maintenance but this isnt 1985. There is absolutely no reason anyone should have to routinely get under the hood to check the oil level if you are getting oil changes in the regular time frame. Modern cars should not require someone to regularly get dirty to make sure the engine is doing something it is supposed to do. If it was normal they would put an oil level monitor in the car. It tells me I have a low tire or when it may be icy for gosh sakes. If checking the oil level was a normal part of maintenance it would be part of the car alteady. Dont try to tell me im lazy or dont maintain my car because I dont think i should need to check my dipstick whenever I get gas.

    I am hopeful my dealer will do the right thing but im not optimistic. I bought this car because i owned an older one that treated me very well. I anticipated the same reliability with the newer model but it looks like i was wrong

    This isn't a perfect world ad some cars by nature will use a bit of oil within normal bounds.

    You used the word "should" a lot. If I know one of my cars is using a bit of oil, I'll check it once in awhile and I don't mean every time I buy gas. Maybe once every couple of weeks. I don't see why this is a big deal? Checking my oil takes maybe a minute and I don't get dirty.


  • jeremy0711jeremy0711 Posts: 2
    edited January 2016

    cmhj2000 said:

    ray80 said:



    Hhmm .5 quarts every 1K miles would be in current acceptable range ( quart every 2K). As with any vehicle its the owners responsibility to check (or get checked) oil and other fluid levels once in a while and fill as needed.

    Yup but some of these people think maintenance is something not needed!!!!!

    The question that needs to be asked is why do they think this way. Losing one quart of oil in a thousand miles isn't a big deal and the fact that replacing that lost oil also replenishes the additives in the oil there is some significant benefit. From there even if a car is using a quart in five hundred miles the cost of oil that is consumed isn't anywhere near the cost to repair the engine. The last part of this is that if consumers made sure that the right products that really meet the manufacturers specifications were used, the vast majority of the reports of excessive oil consumption would have been prevented.

    Wow, this guy is an [non-permissible content removed] in the system! He must be a dealership owner or a mechanic racking in the paycheck fixing these out of pockets costs for a supposedly quality product. The bankruptcy dealership clearly knows this is an issue when I talk to them about it. This car wasn't sold thinking it would consume oil. They clearly wouldn't have changed parts in the later cars to prevent this if it wasn't an issue. The dealerships oil doesn't prevent these problems either. No one in their right mind would send their daughter off to college in a car with this issue unless she was going to be a mechanic and then so would be avoiding this kind of car. How is it that I rebuild a 45 year old engine with basic parts and it doesn't consume oil. No engine operating correctly should consume oil of any nature like the Equinoxes do. A half a quart maybe but not completely off the dipstick as in two quarts per oil change. I will have to admit that I have seen a quart low in my 05 F150 in between oil changes and in my parents 00 F150. I am very hesitant on the term quality in our car manufacturers today.
    I am not a mechanic but I am not scared to fix a car. I have rebuilt several cars and I am 39. I do not need a mechanic or dealership trying to lie about something that clearly is a dealership product recall. I can't believe someone out there like this guy saying crap like this.

    These cars clearly have issues....fuel pump pressures, timing guides, oil consumption.... Which department did they cheap out on here to save a few bucks? I am generally a Ford guy and my wife asked me why I am okay with a Chevy. I am questioning myself today about this.
  • steverstever Posts: 52,462
    Let's not make it personal please.
  • cmhj2000cmhj2000 Se, Pa.Posts: 381
    edited January 2016
    Ya boy, gez
  • thecardoc3thecardoc3 Posts: 5,089
    edited January 2016


    Wow, this guy is an [non-permissible content removed] in the system! He must be a dealership owner or a mechanic racking in the paycheck fixing these out of pockets costs for a supposedly quality product.

    It's my pleasure to let you know that you are wrong on all counts.


    The bankruptcy dealership clearly knows this is an issue when I talk to them about it. This car wasn't sold thinking it would consume oil.

    No car is sold with the design intent of making them use oil excessively. However, poorly maintained ones suffer abnormal failures and the majority of the reports that you see are the direct result of not maintaining the cars correctly. Now people can and will blame anyone they want to for that, but that is where the blame really lies, not with any of the vehicle manufacturers. This thread is specifically about GM, but there are plenty of other manufacturers who are dealing with similar issues.



    They clearly wouldn't have changed parts in the later cars to prevent this if it wasn't an issue. The dealerships oil doesn't prevent these problems either. No one in their right mind would send their daughter off to college in a car with this issue unless she was going to be a mechanic and then so would be avoiding this kind of car. How is it that I rebuild a 45 year old engine with basic parts and it doesn't consume oil.

    Well one possibility could be that it doesn't run, but neither your claim nor that possible reason can be confirmed within the restraints of this forum. Seriously though, if you managed to build an engine that isn't using "an excessive" amount of oil that's nice. Let's see how it is doing when you have put 60K, 70K, or more on it. None of these cars suffering failures did so right off the showroom floor. It took time and mileage for these issues to develop. Meanwhile lets look at some of the variables that people might not think to account for. How many miles have you put on this car? How many miles are you driving it each year? What oil are you using in it? There are a lot more questions that can be asked but these are enough to get started.

    No engine operating correctly should consume oil of any nature like the Equinoxes do. A half a quart maybe but not completely off the dipstick as in two quarts per oil change. I will have to admit that I have seen a quart low in my 05 F150 in between oil changes and in my parents 00 F150. I am very hesitant on the term quality in our car manufacturers today.

    All engines consume oil, they have to or there would be no lubrication of the pistons, the piston rings, and the valve guides and valve stems. Now how much oil actually get's consumed can vary and as long as it does NOT cause a drivability issue, in other words result in a fouled plug(s) and a misfire, it actually won't hurt anything. That's a fact and all of the whining and complaining isn't going to change it.



    I am not a mechanic but I am not scared to fix a car. I have rebuilt several cars and I am 39. I do not need a mechanic or dealership trying to lie about something that clearly is a dealership product recall. I can't believe someone out there like this guy saying crap like this.

    It does take a lot of nerve to tell people the truth when they don't want to hear it. So you say that you rebuilt several cars, but you are not a mechanic. That suggests that you have the natural talent that you could have been a good mechanic/technician, but by your own admission you have no real training or experience beyond that. That explains why you would make a statement like " The dealerships oil doesn't prevent these problems either." If you knew anything about what the real failure is and why it is occurring on SOME engines, then you would know that products that actually met the specs prevented the failures that the majority of the reports are based on. There is a difference between "the dealers oil" and products that meet the manufacturers specifications. I've covered this dozens of times here in these forums. Feel free to do some research and learn about this instead of what you have done here.

    These cars clearly have issues....fuel pump pressures, timing guides, oil consumption.... Which department did they cheap out on here to save a few bucks? I am generally a Ford guy and my wife asked me why I am okay with a Chevy. I am questioning myself today about this.

    If they dropped the ball anywhere it was in educating the consumer how to properly service the cars and they allowed room for people to use products that failed to meet the specifications. That stopped with the dexos licensing requirement. Now there is no excuse for someone to use products that don't actually meet the manufacturers specs.
  • clarkttclarktt Posts: 2
    edited July 2016
    the problem with the 2.4 litre engine and oil consumption is not what some [non-permissible content removed] said about maintaining your vehicle.It is a recall from gmc because of the top piston ring failure,and the fuel pump inside the motor compartment.the fuel pump is blowing gas pass your rings and getting into the oil.I just took my terrain,2010 in for repair.it is a recall from gm.the longer you wait the more damage you do to your motor because after 2000 miles after a oil change,now your oil is 50% oil and 50% gas.You will spin a bearing,or tie up your motor.Gm knows about this and has offered a recall.

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