Special Coverage Adjustment – Excessive Engine Oil Consumption – 2010 Chevrolet Equinox & GMC Terrain

NHTSA ID Number: 10118904

Manufacturer Communication Number: GCUS-9-4003

 

Summary

14159D – Special Coverage. Some vehicles, equipped with a 2.4L engine, may exhibit excessive engine oil consumption (less than 2,000 miles per quart of engine oil), due to piston ring wear. If this condition is present, the oil can light may illuminate on the instrument panel or one of the following messages may appear in the Driver Information Center: “Engine Oil Low – Add Oil” or “Oil Pressure Low – Stop Engine”. If this condition occurs in the stated terms, dealers will replace pistons and piston rings.

 

Parts

Piston Kit 1 19303450
Gasket Kit, Cylinder Head 1 12637166
Gasket Kit, Camshaft Cover 1 12609291
Seal, Chain Package, Timing 1 12635447
Chain Assembly, W/Pmp And Balr Shf 1 12635427
Tensioner Asm – W/Pmp & Balr Shf Chain 1 12649233
Gasket, Engine Front Cover 1 24435052
Seal, Fuel Pump Housing (Oring) 1 12602379
Pipe Asm, Fuel Feed Inter 1 12608374
Seal, Cr/Shf Front Oil 1 12584041
Bolt Asm, Hx Hd W/Con Spr Washer 1 11589123
Bolt, Cm/Shf Posn Actr 2 11588844
Filter, Oil 1 12605566
Oil, Engine, AC Delco DEXOS1 5W30 5 19293000
Screw Schraube (Connecting Rod) 8 90537293
Sealant, RTV 2 88864346
Guide, Balr Chain 1 90537336
Coolant, Engine, Dexcool Antifreeze 1 12346290

2 Affected Products

Vehicles

MAKE MODEL YEAR
CHEVROLET EQUINOX 2010
GMC TERRAIN 2010


Bulletin No.: 14159D
Date: April 2017

https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls?nhtsaId=10118904

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/tsbs/2017/MC-10118904-9999.pdf

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14159C
March 2016

https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls?nhtsaId=10090323

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/tsbs/2016/SB-10090323-2280.pdf

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14159A
January 2015

https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls?nhtsaId=10079543

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/tsbs/2015/SB-10079543-0335.pdf

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https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls?nhtsaId=10057259

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/tsbs/2015/SB-10057259-1717.pdf

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https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/tsbs/2015/CSC-10057259-7822.pdf

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14159
August 2014

https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls?nhtsaId=10093741

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/tsbs/2014/SB-10093741-0335.pdf

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https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls?nhtsaId=10056356

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/tsbs/2014/SB-10056356-6490.pdf

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https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/tsbs/2014/CSC-10056356-1933.pdf

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7 thoughts on “Special Coverage Adjustment – Excessive Engine Oil Consumption – 2010 Chevrolet Equinox & GMC Terrain

  1. I had a similar experience. Took my Terrain in for a fuel pump recall at Bob King GMC in Wilmington, NC. I told the GMC service advisor about the oil consumption and asked if they could tell me anything or check into it. They offered no help. A year goes by with more excessive oil consumption. Finally I had to have the bottom end rebuilt. $2,500. I was 13,000 miles over the limit. Not sure I’ll trust GMC again.

  2. I have been going to the dealer every 1000 miles for oil consumption tests for 3 1/2 years. My car burns excessive oil inconsistently, so they keep telling me GM won’t pay for the fix. My engine has been noisy since 2012. I have had my transmission fixed twice under warranty and my timing chain fixed. I had transmission issues last month they said was due to my oil being excessively low. 30 days later my transmission went out while driving on a highway. I have been told the transmission needs to be replaced at my expense. Then I’ll need to come back in 1000 miles for another oil consumption test if I want that issue repaired. Will never purchase another GM vehicle.

  3. MY timing chain went out on vacation and the dealership that fixed it said it was covered by GM, no cost.
    Then I find out there is an oil consumption problem causing the problem. My local dealer is not helpful at all so I went to another dealer nearby and they are far more helpful. I asked about the catalytic converter and they said it has the same 10year 120000 mile warranty on the problem. Original service manager just sat and looked at me when I mentioned the converter is catching all the extra oil and then burning it in the converter. With time and not correcting the oil problem the catalytic converter will also go out.
    GM has more problems than they can afford at the present time.

    1. Did they fix your problem, usually it is the pistons and rings, which is covered by extended warranty, I’m actually having the same issue and running the supposed oil consumption test…where did you went?

  4. It’s to bad they can’t make an special exception, considering my first car experience is the worst! I bought a 2010 Chevrolet equinox around 89,000 Miles. I immediately had some recalls on the vehicle and they wanted me to pay for some other things to get to the recall problem. The repair cost was around $2000 I took it somewhere else and got it fix for 600 and went back to the Chevy Dahmer dealer for them to fix the recall . Now Chevy won’t help me out to fix the oil consumption and it’s causing exhaust issues, because I’m passed 120,000. It’s another recall issue. The car is costing way to much, now I have to pay 5,000 for them to get it fix.

    1. I am going through the same issue now. I have to get a new engine due to the excessive oil consumption, and I only am passed the 120,000 by 4k. I spoke with the GM service center and they triedto get relief for me by speaking to the Chevy rep at a dealership called Beck Chevrolet in Starke, Fl, but they did not provide relief and GM will not provide any relief. When I go to the dealership for my auto maintenance they did not tell me about this issue, or inform me that I need to check the oil more frequently. I am very disappointed in GM.

      1. Same here. Just found out this problem after googling engine I’ll problems. Also had it serviced at a GM dealer with no notification. Just changed oil 3 weeks ago and already somwhere in the 60 percent oil life range.

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