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Yet another 2010 Equinox burning oil and stalling!

Old August 21st, 2018, 6:06 AM
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I was reading everyoneís post about oil disappearing. Well I own a 2006 with 160000 miles on it. Bought it at 110000 and Iím not leaking oil nor smell it out the exhaust so after reading this I now see its burning oil. I have known plenty of cars with more miles on them and do not use a drop of oil. I have always bought older cars because theyíre easier to fix so I thought I would surprise my wife with a newer car to fit her and now Iím regretting it. I have other cars with twice the amount of miles on them and do not use any oil and after reading all these post I can see that I will never buy one of these cars again because I like knowing that my oil is going to be in my car in between oil changes. So becides putting oil in more then any other car Iíve ever owned itís a nice car. I wanted to write this post to say that this oil disappearing goes beyond 2010.
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Old August 21st, 2018, 6:43 AM
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I was reading everyoneís post about oil disappearing. Well I own a 2006 with 160000 miles on it. Bought it at 110000 and Iím not leaking oil nor smell it out the exhaust so after reading this I now see its burning oil. I have known plenty of cars with more miles on them and do not use a drop of oil. I have always bought older cars because theyíre easier to fix so I thought I would surprise my wife with a newer car to fit her and now Iím regretting it. I have other cars with twice the amount of miles on them and do not use any oil and after reading all these post I can see that I will never buy one of these cars again because I like knowing that my oil is going to be in my car in between oil changes. So becides putting oil in more then any other car Iíve ever owned itís a nice car. I wanted to write this post to say that this oil disappearing goes beyond 2010.
Yours is an isolated incident. The older 2005-2009 models use a completely different powertrain that does not normally burn oil. The 3.4L V6 is exponentially more reliable than the 2.4L used in 2010-2017 models. If yours is burning oil, your engine has other problems (look for clogged PCV valve - must remove front valve cover).

FWIW our 2007 Equinox currently has about 188,000 miles on it and doesn't consume any oil between changes.
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Old December 2nd, 2018, 11:43 AM
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We can certainly understand your frustrations with your Equinox, Chevy 4 Life. Although I'm unable to provide technical advice, I would like to contact your dealer to discuss your concerns further with them. Feel free to send us a private message with your full contact information, VIN, current mileage, and dealership name if our help is needed. We look forward to hearing from you!

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hello I am also experiencing the same issues as the others on this webpage. My equinox has been burning oil and losing power but won't even start now. It's not paid off and probably out of warranty. What options might I have to get help with this? Whose house should I tow it to because I cannot even use it and it's apparently junk as with the many others on this forum .I to will be buying a Toyota. Chevy is junk this is my last email purchase.
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Old December 28th, 2018, 11:17 AM
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Hello Louis, I need any help you can give. I just purchase a 2010 Equinox, and it's burning so much oil, how can I get out of this SUV, or get it fixed asap?
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Old December 28th, 2018, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Johnathon Baker View Post
hello I am also experiencing the same issues as the others on this webpage. My equinox has been burning oil and losing power but won't even start now. It's not paid off and probably out of warranty. What options might I have to get help with this? Whose house should I tow it to because I cannot even use it and it's apparently junk as with the many others on this forum .I to will be buying a Toyota. Chevy is junk this is my last email purchase.
Hey I literally just got off the phone with the dealer and gm. If they can prove the oil consumption then they will repair vehicle through gm. 18002221020 is the number I called and was able to get through they have tried to make it right with me so far we aren't out of the storm yet though. I to will be trading for something else if they don't try to set things straight. I've been without a car since Thanksgiving.
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Hey I literally just got off the phone with the dealer and gm. If they can prove the oil consumption then they will repair vehicle through gm. 18002221020 is the number I called and was able to get through they have tried to make it right with me so far we aren't out of the storm yet though. I to will be trading for something else if they don't try to set things straight. I've been without a car since Thanksgiving.
Thank you and good luck, we both need it.
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Old May 18th, 2019, 1:07 AM
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I am telling everyone I can, now that mine is fixed!!!

i have a 2012 Chevy equinox and mine did the same thing. Started jerking, stabilitrak light comes on, then engine light and then the reduced engine power light comes on. I would turn it off and wait about 10 min and restart it and the stabilitrak light would go off and the engine light would go off in about 12-24hrs.

Runs horrible, sounds horrible when you crank it and once the engine would warm up it would begin to jerk when I would idle. It got so bad that I couldnít go through drive throughs and when sitting at a redlight I would have to keep my foot on the gas to keep it over a certain amount of RPMs.

I took it to the mechanic they checked the codes and said it was my cam shaft position sensor which I had replaced. That helped for a while, Then every time it would get close to needing an oil change the jerking would start and get worse. I would have the oil changed and it immediately went away for a couple of months and then it would start up again. Iím a travel nurse and I put a lot of miles on mine so I was changing my oil every 3000 miles because of the issue. It got to the point where an oil change wouldnít help it.

It ended up in an amazing mechanics shop off and on for about 3 months and after 2000 bucks(solenoids, timing chain, etc) replaced, it never got fixed. The mechanic said itís brining oil at an alarming rate so quick that they thought I had a leak but I didnít. They couldnít figure out where the oil was going and he finally threw his hands up and gave up and told me my best bet was to go trade it in but that wasnít an option for me. I was at the end of my rope and begin to cry out to God and I prayed and prayed and cried and demanded a fix.

I ended up posting online about my dilemma and asked a friend where her parents took their car to and she told me. So I immediately took my car and the guy had it 15 min and called me out to the shop area and said maíam, I know what is wrong with your car and it will take me about 30 min to fix and we donít even need to order any new parts. He pointed to a valve that was located in the front of the engine and it was completely clogged up with oil sludge. He said all he to do was clean the entire length of the valve out and it would fix it and it DID!!!! He said the clogged oil was what was causing the car to jerk and burn oil at such an alarming rate.

Iím sure there is a more accurate way to describe what was going on and how and why it fixed it and if you need me to find out the exact name of the clogged valve let me know! I will find out!!! I have not had one single problem out of this car since. I pray it helps you. Let me know if I can help!!!



Originally Posted by Johnathon Baker View Post
hello I am also experiencing the same issues as the others on this webpage. My equinox has been burning oil and losing power but won't even start now. It's not paid off and probably out of warranty. What options might I have to get help with this? Whose house should I tow it to because I cannot even use it and it's apparently junk as with the many others on this forum .I to will be buying a Toyota. Chevy is junk this is my last email purchase.
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Old May 22nd, 2019, 3:46 PM
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maybe a pcv valve?
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