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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-31-2017, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
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2012 Equinox engine problem

2012 Equinox 2.4l 4 cyl. AWD 133K miles-

I know this subject has been beat to death but just want to put in my two cents( which will be all I have left after the equinox is done with me).
But first I would like to say the 2012 Equinox is a fine vehicle and a pleasure to drive except for the engine. Bought used and then started noticing oil disappearing( yeah most of you know the story). Took to dealer, oil consumption test done, dealer says normal use. No help from the dealer at all. Consumption got worse, went from 2 quarts to 4 quarts between oil changes. In the meantime had to replace catalytic converter and a cracked exhaust manifold and now have a check engine light indicating O2 sensor problem, gas mileage dropping too. After researching, these problems seem to be caused by the oil use issue. Engine probably needs new rings and pistons($2500 at the dealer) but other internal damage may be present so cost may be even more. I found on the internet that GM had extended warranty for this issue but only up to 7 yrs or 120K miles. So, I am out of luck and dealer did not mention this as this started while still under 120K miles. Consulted a honest mechanic friend and he says it would be cheaper to replace the engine. He quoted $1800 for engine and labor, turn key job, with a one year warranty on everything. I trust him. Only choice is to replace engine or get rid of the car. So, trying not to be long winded and boring this vehicle will cost me a lot. I wish GM would do something. I am filing a complaint with them and see if I get any kind of response. Very disappointed as it is a nice car but will be my last GM.

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Sorry, but I am curious as to how you can be a member here on this forum since 2015 and not know about the TSB and extended engine warranty since then? ?

You say you bought it used. . how many miles on it then? Was it a GM certified used vehicle?

Also. . . if your purchasing dealer was no help why did you not go to another dealer or call GM Customer Service? Hard to believe they did not even offer an oil consumption test to verify your claims.

Yes, this has been beat to death and I have to wonder how much of this sort of thing is sometimes an owner being complacent and not following through.

A member since 2015 and you were not aware of the TSB and did not print it out and take it to a dealer to get some coverage?

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The oxygen sensor.... thats most likely related to age/mileage.

For example-- on my Traverse I changed out all 4 oxygen sensors at 100,000.
They were working fine... but no need to get lazy sensors causing issues with the cats etc.

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Sorry, but I am curious as to how you can be a member here on this forum since 2015 and not know about the TSB and extended engine warranty since then? ?

You say you bought it used. . how many miles on it then? Was it a GM certified used vehicle?

Also. . . if your purchasing dealer was no help why did you not go to another dealer or call GM Customer Service? Hard to believe they did not even offer an oil consumption test to verify your claims.

Yes, this has been beat to death and I have to wonder how much of this sort of thing is sometimes an owner being complacent and not following through.

A member since 2015 and you were not aware of the TSB and did not print it out and take it to a dealer to get some coverage?
Here is your answer:

http://www.equinoxforum.net/index.ph...5202#msg145202

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Yes. . I read all that when I l@@ked at his profile yesterday . . . . Ergo. . . the rhetorical questions of how he could not know about the 2.4L issues, TSBs, etc.

And . . it doesn't answer anything IMO. . . . other than he didn't do much research either before buying or after when the oil use was noticed. I see no questions about it in his past posts.

Try typing " Oil Consumption " in the SEARCH Box and see how many threads and posts he could have found going back years even in 2015 when he purchased his vehicle.

Some that come here apparently like to be spoon fed everything they wish to know and do little to no research themselves.

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Yes. . I read all that when I l@@ked at his profile yesterday . . . . Ergo. . . the rhetorical questions of how he could not know about the 2.4L issues, TSBs, etc.

And . . it doesn't answer anything IMO. . . . other than he didn't do much research either before buying or after when the oil use was noticed. I see no questions about it in his past posts.

Try typing " Oil Consumption " in the SEARCH Box and see how many threads and posts he could have found going back years even in 2015 when he purchased his vehicle.

Some that come here apparently like to be spoon fed everything they wish to know and do little to no research themselves.
I'm agreeing with you.
Didn't know you checked that out already but I figured others should know.
He was told about the extended warranties etc. and didn't follow up on them.

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all the car manufacturers are having major issues.
It seems that GM and Mazda are the only two that are owning up to them.
Not sure about Ford.
Honda says 1 qt in 1,000 miles is normal.
Nissan, Toyota, and Subaru had to be sued.

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all the car manufacturers are having major issues.
It seems that GM and Mazda are the only two that are owning up to them.
Not sure about Ford.
Honda says 1 qt in 1,000 miles is normal.
Nissan, Toyota, and Subaru had to be sued.
Yes, good points. Ford does have problems especially with the 1.5L and maybe 1.6L EcoBoost engines. Hoping GM doesn't run into the same with the new turbo Equinox engines.

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The oxygen sensor.... thats most likely related to age/mileage.

For example-- on my Traverse I changed out all 4 oxygen sensors at 100,000.
They were working fine... but no need to get lazy sensors causing issues with the cats etc.
No need to be nasty. But I guess that is the way of the world nowadays. Have a nice day

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No need to be nasty. But I guess that is the way of the world nowadays. Have a nice day

what the heck? no need to be nasty?
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