Oil Pump Problems in popular cars

Oil Pump problem is a common vehicle problem that happens to most car brands and models. The following is a sample list of Oil Pump problems reported in most popular vehicles.

car   Oil Pump problem of Chevrolet Cavalier

Consumer has a 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier. The contact stated that while driving 60 mph, the vehicle stalled and no warning lamp illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a local shop, who diagnosed that the timing chain guide bolts broke. As a result, the cylinder head, oil pump, and transmission were damaged. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and did not offer any assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 80,000. It was Jun. 22, 2012 when this oil pump issue happened.

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car   Oil Pump problem of Chevrolet Suburban

The vehicle having this issue was a 2008 Chevrolet Suburban. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 3GNFK16328_. New car purchased in 2008. Multiple issues with car consuming excess oil and losing engine power. 27,000 miles had to replace all amf lifters in engine 29,000 miles had to replace throttle body assembly system 31,000 miles had to install new oil pump, gasket and seal 32,000 miles had to replace oil gasket 37,000 miles oil intake system plugs burning oil and oil on intake valve. Had to clean engine and installl 8 valve seals. This oil pump problem happened on Tuesday, November 23, 2010.

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car   Oil Pump problem of Chrysler Sebring

The vehicle involved is a 2002 Chrysler Sebring. The contact stated that the engine seized as soon as the vehicle was started. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where it was discovered that the oil pump failed. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was 48,000. The VIN was not available. This problem occurred on Sunday, Mar. 1, 2009.

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car   Oil Pump problem of Chrysler Town & Country

The vehicle was a 2005 Chrysler town and country. Chrysler 2005 town and country--car shaking that car seats would shake, making horrible engine noise, dealership refused to repair, three sets of breaks, oil pump failure, overall sensor failure, no light warnings, given warranty because of all the problems, but refused to repair final engine failure (rod blown), all regular maintenance was maintained by owner--three break downs. This issue happened on 01/19/2011.

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car   Oil Pump problem of Dodge Caravan

The VIN of this vehicle is 1D4GP25B96_. My 2006 Dodge Caravan was bought brand new from the dealer. After 80000 miles it develop a very bad leak. I took it to mechanic number 1 who told me that the crank shaft has a manufacturing problem - to much end play has occurred and was grinding on some of the components in the engine including the oil pump. I thought he was saying that to make more money so I told him to replace the oil pump which he did. Two weeks later the problem started again. I took the van to mechanic number 2. Who told me the same problem. The crank shaft has a major problem in the 2006 Dodge Caravans. The oil drips so much and gets blown on the exhaust and burns - that might catch fire so left it with mechanic number 2. To repair this problem according to the 1st and 2nd mechanics the whole bottom part of the engine has to be replaced and perhaps the engine block as well. Since this is a major problem with the Dodge Caravan 2006 I think it will be fair for the manufacturer to take responsibility. This problem occurred on Tuesday, Jun. 11, 2013.

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car   Oil Pump problem of Dodge Charger

Consumer has a 2007 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that while driving 60 mph, the check engine warning light illuminated as the engine stalled. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where they stated that the oil pump needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 190,000. The VIN was unavailable. It was Fri., Jul. 19, 2013 when this oil pump issue happened.

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car   Oil Pump problem of Ford Edge

The car was a 2012 Ford Edge. Driving from columbus, ohio to louisville, ky I was stuck in slow moving traffic due to an accident on interstate 71 at exit 14. While creeping along, my Edge low oil pressure indicator light came on and the engine cut off leaving the vehicle without power - battery accessories; such as the radio still worked. Best I can describe is similar to the oil pump 'burped'. I pulled into the emergency lane, placed the car in park, restarted the car, allowed to idle for a minute or so and pulled back into traffic. My concern is that the engine power shut down leaving me without power steering or accelerator power. Had this happened at a higher speed, I think it would have been worse. I have driven the car for 3 days since this incident and no issues. I plan to take the vehicle to the dealer this week to see if indicator light memory can be reviewed. The failure date was 04/18/14.

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car   Oil Pump problem of Ford F-250

The vehicle involved is a 2005 Ford F-250 sd. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1FTSW21P35_. Crank, not start. High pressure oil system leak. Pump fitting leaking and ipr damaged. Removed and replaced hp oil pump, quick connect and ipr. Cost $1380. 29 after only 705 miles, more repairs needed, of course not covered by warranty again. Why isn't something being done to force Ford to pay for repairs to this junk they put together? work done by legacy Ford. It was December 28, 2011 when this oil pump issue occurred.

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car   Oil Pump problem of GMC Yukon

The vehicle involved was a 2004 GMC Yukon. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 1GKEC13Z94_. My car began to have a build up of slugs and began loosing oil pressure and coolant and needed oil added and coolant frequently. Oil pressure flatlined in January of 2012 and it was taken to my mechanic. The slugs was cleaned and a new oil pump was placed because of the build up of slugs. I was advised to change the oil frequently to clean the slug out but it continued to build up and the mystery of loosing coolant oil pressure has bottomed out two more times and I found a article on the internet that a number of GMC vehicles including mine were built with defective cylinder heads due to cracks over time which allows coolant to leak into engine and mix with the oil which builds up slug. I want to know why a recall does not exist for this. This has cost me several thousands of dollars. . . . I need GMC to man up to the problem and fix it. . . . It was 01/02/2012 when this oil pump issue happened.

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car   Oil Pump problem of GMC Sierra

The vehicle is a 2001 GMC Sierra. There is excessive engine noise, that the dealership has said is engine lifters. According to the dealership gm has diagnosed the problem as an oil pump issue. They say that sufficient oil is not pumped to the engine, so there is a lack of lubrication. The result is a typical "lifter sticking" noise. The dealer says that gm has not issued any sort of a recall yet! in fact they say there is not an adverse effect or damaged being caused to the engine. I find this hard to believe as proper lubrication is crucial to motor longevity. I believe this is a recall issue, and the long gm waits to diagnose and recall this problem, damage to this vehicle will only worsen. If all allowed to go long enough, I would think gm would be looking at having to replace motor blocks, rather than installing an oil pump that can handle the task of getting oil to the crank case. ****dimsii ivoq entry posted after 12-12-02 cut over to artemis****761983.

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car   Oil Pump problem of Acura RL

The vehicle having this issue was a 2006 Acura Rl. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was JH4KB16506_. Car suddenly died at 2500 miles, was towed to dealer, engine oil pump not installed properly at factory, took over 7 weeks for new car/replacement car to arrive, rental car fees not reimbursed despite reassurances from manufacturer and dealer. This issue happened on Thursday, Mar. 23, 2006.

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car   Oil Pump problem of Honda Pilot

2013 Honda Pilot touring 4wd purchased on 2/2. Brand new, only 5 miles. After 3 days of owning, my wife was driving to work in it, and the check engine light started flashing and the engine ran very rough. She pulled over, turned the car off and restarted it after a min or 2 of waiting and it ran normal. She then continued her drive to work without issue. A few days after that, I had the same issue. After about a week, I determined that after a cold start, if you went up to around 2800-3000 rpm, then engine would run very rough and check engine would flash until you shut the car down. Since I could replicate the issue, I called for a service appointment. Before we were able to get to the service appointment, the the check emissions system light also triggered. On Monday 2/18, we took the vehicle in for service and got a loaner accord. On Monday, the call from the dealer was, nothing is wrong. I asked if they did it after a cold start since my wife said that when dropping the car off. Uh, no, so they kept the car. Tuesday morning they said there was an issue. They told me that the oil pump in the vehicle was turning out too much oil pressure which was triggering some sensors in the vcm system. This was causing it to not work properly. They said they would order a replacement oil pump and I'd be on my way. Later on Wednesday, they called back to say they were on backorder and I'd have to wait a few more days. On Thursday, they called back to say they won't have a replacement oil pump until April. The Honda factory rep said to order a new shortblock as a replacement as it has an installed oil pump. The failure date was Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013.

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car   Oil Pump problem of Honda CR-V

The vehicle involved is a 2004 Honda Cr-v. While driving at 45 mph vehicle stalled. This caused a loss of steering and brakes. Vehicle was taken to the dealership, and mechanic determined to replace the oil pump. This problem occurred on May. 14, 2004.

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car   Oil Pump problem of Hyundai Entourage

The car involved was a 2007 Hyundai Entourage. There has been a consistent whine coming from my somewhere within the engine for the last 3 months. Upon researching the cause of the whine we were able to narrow it down to the power steering oil pump. When we went looking for possible known issues, we came across a techinical service bulletin - dated August 2008 - addressing a whine noise in the power steering oil pump. I called the service department where I purchased the vehicle to ask about having the power steering pump checked, based on the TSB - I was informed by the service manager that "he" was the specialist and he would determine what the problem was - but first he would have to do a complete check on the engine (to the tune of about $450) to determine the problem. He then asked the mileage on the vehicle and when I told him, he informed me that since it was over 60k - it was outside of the warranty and I would therefore have to pay all out of pocket. Regardless of the fact that the TSB was dated August 2008 and that the TSB info was never sent to the customers - (was told TSB information was strictly for service technicians and the consumer did not need to know anything about it) since the problem began, my power steering has seize up three times - locking my steering wheel in place. So far, I have been fortunate that at the time I was just pulling into a parking space. But if this should happen while on a sharp curve - the car could very easily not come out of the turn and cause a severe crash. My main complaint - if there is a TSB and regardless of the mileage on the car - the service department should be responsible for correcting the problem. It should not fall to the consumers to be hit with a hefty repair bill because the vehicle is faulty. It was Thursday, Sep. 24, 2009 when this oil pump issue occurred.

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car   Oil Pump problem of Jeep Wrangler

The vehicle involved is a 2005 Jeep Wrangler. The VIN of this vehicle is 1J4FA29S95_. I traced a loud screeching noise to the oil pump drive assembly. As the engine warmed up the noise subsided but continues to occur. On line research shows this to be a common problem for the 05-06 Wranglers due to a design change from 04 to 05 model years where a bushing at the top of the cam position sensor/oil pump drive that seizes due to lack of lubrication and causes the drive gear on the oil pump shaft to self destruct taking with it the camshaft drive gear which causes loss of oil pressure. Dodge issued the e05 Mar 2005 campaign-engine oil pump drive gear/cam replacement. Letters were sent to dealers to replace the drive gears and cams damaged by this problem. The notification applies to the 4. 0 l engine built from oct 20, 2004 to Feb 1, 2005. My local Dodge dealer informed me that my Jeep has an oct 9, 2004 build date and is therefore not eligible for the recall even though the pictures I showed him of the damage to the gears in my engine. The dealer suggested I try customer service. They referred me to NHTSA to seek a resolution. So after investing over $12,000 dollars a month ago to purchase what I expected would be a reliable winter vehicle I instead have a vehicle that sits in my driveway because we are afraid to drive it. It can't be trusted on the road and I can't risk using it and facing a $4,000. 00 engine rebuild if it seizes. I need some help. This oil pump problem happened on December 16, 2013.

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car   Oil Pump problem of Jeep Wrangler

The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1J4FA44S16_. The reporting person's vehicle is a 2006 Jeep Wrangler. The contact started the ignition and a loud noise emitted from the engine compartment. The contact proceeded to drive and eventually the noise stopped however, a few moments later the noise recurred. The vehicle was maneuvered to the side of the road and inspected under the hood area. The contact was a certified mechanic and detected that the oil pump drive assembly was faulty. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 72,681. It was 06/14/12 when this oil pump issue happened.

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car   Oil Pump problem of Kia Motor Sorento

The car involved was a 2008 Kia Motor Sorento. I was driving down the road and the car shut down and the all the panel lights came on. Had to stop on the side of the road to start the car. Oil light came on and took to my mechanic. Replace on oil pump and car will not start. He stated motor was gone . Please help me. Have 30 more payments on this 2008 kia Sorento. God bless nd have a good day. It was 02/19/2014 when this oil pump issue occurred.

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car   Oil Pump problem of Land Rover Discovery

The vehicle is a 2003 Land Rover Discovery. Low oil pressure red light when lowering the speed to stop. In 2003, Land Rover issued an tech alert #ta03 1201 for the oil pump failures due to their manufacturing error with VIN# 3a771801 – 3a808362. Below is the original text from their alert. Why they haven't made the recall yet? it's so dangerous to drive the car with engine can die or burn anytime, and the only solution is to replace the whole engine according to their tech alert. See below: 2003 Discovery series ii oil pump failures vehicles affected Discovery series ii (lt) 3a771801 – 3a808362 situation oil pump failures on 2003 Discovery series ii vehicles may be the result of a manufacturing error. Locating dowel pins may be slightly misaligned permitting assembly of the oil pump to the engine block, but placing stress on the pump housing which can ultimately lead to leakage or failure. Resolution whenever an oil pump failure is encountered on vehicles within the above VIN range the only effective repair currently available is replacement of the complete engine assembly including the front cover/oil pump manufactured to the latest tolerances. Use the following components to affect a repair: • lbb112301 4. 6 engine assembly lev • lbb111461 4. 6 engine assembly non-lev. The failure date was Sat., Apr. 26, 2014.

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car   Oil Pump problem of Land Rover Discovery Ii

The car was a 2003 Land Rover Discovery Ii. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Land Rover Discovery Ii is SALTY16473_. My engine started making a knocking sound and then a sound similar to metal scratching metal. I had a master mechanic look at the engine and had several part replaced 1500. 00 worth to be exact and still the sound occurs. I contacted Land Rover and because my vehicle is used and over the warranty there was nothing they could do but suggest a new engine. I have researched and it appears this is a known issue and has been acknowledge by Land Rover that the Land Rover discovery 2003 the oil pump was faulty, however have denied any kind of solution to the problem to multiple customers other than suggesting a new engine. I don't understand as a consumer we can be expected to be held responsible for repairs on a vehicle which the manufacture knowing and willingly manufacture the a vehicle with faulty equipment. Although I understand there is no safety risk to this faulty equipment its still wrong to produce a technical with faulty equipment. I am other customers are hoping by contacting the NHTSA something will be done. This oil pump issue occurred Apr. 1, 2013.

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car   Oil Pump problem of Lexus RX300

The vehicle is a 1999 Lexus Rx300. Lexus 1999 RX 300 had oil sludge in 2000 and I was originally charged by Lexus pembroke pines then about 1 year later reimbursed as a customer convience. My Lexus now has thrown a rod at 88,000 which I feel and can get expert mechanics to verify that this is the after effect of the oil gel. The only thing that was done was a oil cleaning and gasket change. The internal parts oil pump, rods,crankshaft were not dismantled and thoroughly cleaned removing any left over remnants of oil gunk which after time would restrict oil flow to the working parts. Lexus denies all liability and I feel this falls under the class action suit and I need protection which I cannot afford. Your assistance and further help in pointing out cases in complete engine breakdown will help me get Lexus to open there eyes and hopefully help others. This oil pump problem happened on November 25, 2006.

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car   Oil Pump problem of Mazda Tribute

The car was a 2002 Mazda Tribute. Within months of buying the SUV we had it back to crystal auto mall, green brook, NJ the problem. . . The steering wheel came loose, it would shift around as you drove down the road! this was a quick repair. Starting on sept 18,2002 we took it in to the dealer for the oil pressure light coming on, they replaced the oil sender unit, total $69. 52, which was covered by warranty. On oct 14 back for the same problem, they kept it until oct 17, replacing all kinds of parts, oil pump, oil gasket for a total of $924. 65, again covered by warranty. My husband was driving it home from this round of repairs and the same problem lit itself up again! he was almost home appox. 30 miles from the dealer, he called on his cell phone said he was coming right back, this time they had it from oct 18 to oct 31, 2002. What a surprise when I heard they replaced the entire motor for a total of $4,511. 17, again under warranty. Strange thing was that they would not extend the warranty on the new motor beyond the original guarantee for the truck. Now you tell me is this right? that's not the end of it, on June 21, 2003, we brought it in for a noise coming from the front end they kept it over the weekend until June 23 and told us it needs breaks and rotors and wheel alignment which of course is not under warranty!!! only 24000 miles on this SUV and nothing but headaches. The failure date was Sunday, June 15, 2003.

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car   Oil Pump problem of Mazda RX8

My 2004 Mazda Rx8 was purchased in October of 2003. Since the time of purchase, the engine has made loud knocking noises on acceleration and other unacceptable noises when in idle. The check engine light has come on numerous times, and on checking the car on at least 5 occasions, the Mazda service department has made only minor repairs or done nothing at all. This problem has worsened over time and recently the car stalled at a busy highway intersection and would not restart for 20 minutes - this was a highly dangerous situation not only for my daughter who was driving and stranded in the car with vehicles speeding by and barely missing hitting her, but for those vehicles approaching from behind. Mazda suddenly determined that the problem is the oil pump - specifically "code p209 post catalyst fuel pump trim too lean. " this code has come up on the diagnostic previously, without repair. The car is now just over 50,000 miles and therefore, Mazda refuses to honor the warranty - despite the on-going nature of this problem. I believe Mazda has acted fraudulently in this manner. They have been aware of the problem since near the time of the purchase date, found nothing wrong with the car, and when out of warranty, suddenly accurately diagnose the problem and refuse to pay. In addition, I was informed by Mazda that the fuel pump which is needed to repair the problem is on backorder with the manufacturer and unavailable. I have to wonder if the demand is exceeding the supply of this particular fuel pump because an enormous number of Rx8 owners are also being affected by the same problem. This oil pump problem happened on Mon., Apr. 18, 2005.

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car   Oil Pump problem of Mercedes Benz R350

The vehicle having this issue was a 2006 Mercedes Benz R350. 2006 mercedes R350, check engine light on. Replaced magnets and check engine light returned. Diagnosed as defective balance shaft & gear. Mercedes says motor has to be removed to replace balance shaft, gear, timing chain, oil pump and related tensioners and guides. This is a defect that that mb has been aware of since 2007. Car is sitting in my driveway because driving it risks severe engine damage due to possibly jumping time. It was Wed., Jan. 26, 2011 when this oil pump issue happened.

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car   Oil Pump problem of Mercury Sable

The car was a 1999 Mercury Sable. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1MEFM53S2X_. Engine oil pump went wide open, loss of entire engine oil inventory. Motor seized, crank broke. Loss of control of vehicle. This oil pump issue occurred Jul. 27, 2000.

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car   Oil Pump problem of Mercury Sable

The vehicle having this issue was a 1996 Mercury Sable. VIN of the vehicle was 1MELM50UOT_. No light or sensor on the oil pump to indicate a failure which could eventually cause damages to parts and complete malfunction of the engine. Systematic destruction of the engine of this vehicle took place in a chain-reaction from a simple oil pump failure. Took dealer 3 weeks to repair the engine damage from the oil pump, covered half the cost of repair. This issue happened on Thursday, April 13, 2000.

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car   Oil Pump problem of Mitsubishi Montero Sport

The vehicle involved is a 2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport. Hard knocking noise and oil lamp on immediately after oil has been changed. Checked oil, dip stick showed no oil in engine. Took back to mechanic who performed an oil pump pressure test, diagnosed with no oil pressure recommended take to dealership. Dealership claims problem due to lack of oil changes, have documents proving scheduled maintenance performed as recommended. Vehicle is at the dealership with $4000 worth of work needed to repair sludge in engine that is the result of something other than faulty maintenance. Only solution from dealership is to get a new vehicle (from them of course). It was Monday, Oct. 17, 2005 when this oil pump issue occurred.

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car   Oil Pump problem of Mitsubishi Montero Sport

The vehicle involved was a 2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport. I have a mistusbishi Montero Sport xls 2001 3. 0. Now I have only had the car for 2yrs I kept up with the oil changes and all of the other requirements for the vehicle. Now the motor had a tap to it. Ask the head of the shop in the florence SC area and was told that all used monteros tap. Shouldn't be a problem. Now after continuing to drive the car the tap got louder and the oil changes still remain as recommended. Without any reason or warning the motor started to knock louder, the oil light came on. Took the car back to the dealer and found out the knock was caused from the oil not getting to the top of the motor. Now at the dealership they told me that my car wasn't nor is the only one with the same issue. From 20 to 30 a month with the same issue. I had another mechanic check the car also and found the oil pump to be faulty. But now the damage is extreme the motor began to heat up and the bad thing about it is that I was told that it didn't matter if I took care of the car or not cause if the first person didn't take care of the car that it would have stopped at some point while having the car. This issue happened on May. 21, 2004.

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car   Oil Pump problem of Nissan Maxima

On Thursday, may 20th our 2006 Nissan Maxima quit running. The oil light came on as I was driving at approximately 75mph on a freeway overpass. Within 60 seconds of the light coming on the engine starting making a horrible noise. I was able to clear the freeway before it quit running. In the car were me (the driver), my husband (front passenger seat) and our 8 month old niece (strapped in a rear facing carseat). Car was eventually towed to a Nissan dealer where they state they believe the oil pump is defective. Car has approximately 70,000 miles and is out of warranty. No previous engine issues or repairs have been noticed. At this point, Nissan is not taking responsibility for the engine failure. This oil pump problem happened on Thursday, May 20, 2010.

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car   Oil Pump problem of Nissan Altima

The car involved is a 1998 Nissan Altima. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 1N4DL01DXW_. During cross-country trip, vehicle began emitting metallic whining noise and clicking in engine compartment, not audible from passenger compartment. When I returned home, I performed regular tune-up maintenance, checked my valve clearances and timing adjustments. Shortly after I started my vehicle again, my lower timing chain snapped. After a lengthy disassembly, I discovered that a piece of black plastic from a chain guide had broken away and fused with the chain, causing it to seize and break. Also, the lower chain tensioner had been completely eaten through by the chain (not as a result of poor servicing; I changed my oil every 3000 miles and checked/topped it off every 2 weeks) the incident caused $600 in parts damage, and could easily have cost $1500 in labor at a mechanic or dealership. The chain breakage destroyed my oil pump, crankshaft sprocket, lower chain cover, lower chain tensioner, guide (beyond original breakage) and oil pan baffle / sump tube. Since Nissan had initiated a "TSB" before I ever purchased my Altima, no compensation was even considered. Obviously the TSB process does not include checking vehicles as they are brought in for maintenance, as I had regularly had my car serviced by the dealership for a full year post-purchase. I replaced the defective chain guide with the upgraded Nissan component, a metal-backed guide track, and shall soon inspect my timing again to ensure that the repairs performed indeed corrected the problem. Two recommendations: first, the TSB process needs to be addressed, as it obviously does not effectively safeguard consumers against engineering blunders such as this; second, automotive manufacturers should be held accountable for quality of product in terms of mechanical soundness as well as safety. If state corporation commissions can regulate service quality and pricing for every service agency in their sphere, I think the federal government should have the same leverage over automotive manufacturers. This issue happened on Sep. 10, 2006.

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car   Oil Pump problem of Saturn SL1

The car involved is a 2000 Saturn Sl1. The VIN of the problem Sl1 is 1G8ZH5280Y_. When the consumer started the vehicle, the oil light illuminated, the vehicle was towed to the dealership, who stated the oil pump failed. The failure date was Jul. 10, 2003.

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car   Oil Pump problem of Saturn SC2

The vehicle having this issue was a 2001 Saturn Sc2 coupe. I have a 2001 Saturn SC-2 coupe that was bought new in 2001. I have routinely changed the oil and done scheduled maintenance on the vehicle. The engine has ~75,000 miles on it and the timing chain recently went out while driving down a busy highway at 60 mph. I took it to the mechanic and learned the timing chain did not break but became loose. I have also learned Saturn engineers designed the timing chain to run the oil pump. Therefore, when the timing chain became loose on my Saturn,the oil pump failed to maintain oil pressure on that side of the engine and subsequently sheared off a bearing that transfers power from the cam shaft to the pistons. The mechanic said this occurred as a direct result from the timing chain failing to deliver power to the oil pump. I am left with replacing the engine. I am aware of the technical service bulletin that Saturn released in 2003 that directly involved problems with the timing chain and subsequent total engine failure. I don't understand why Saturn owners have not been made aware of the problems that Saturn has had with the timing chain. I spoke at length with Saturn customer service and my local Saturn dealership service manager on the phone. Both of which stated that since I did the oil changes and routine maintenance myself, there was no record of it being done and there was little they would do to help rectify the situation. They also stated that I could pay to tow my Saturn from the mechanic shop that it was at to the dealership garage where they would give me an estimate of what it would cost to fix and whether or not they would be willing to help out with cost. No one at Saturn would state that the timing chain could have been at fault in this incident, although everyone that I spoke with was aware of the technical bulletin being issued over the matter. I now am faced with replacing the entire motor with a replacement at an estimated cost of 2500 to 3000 dollars. The damaged engine can be made available. This problem occurred on Jul. 17, 2006.

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car   Oil Pump problem of Subaru Impreza

I was driving along in my Subaru Impreza wrx sti at approx. 45 mph when my car had the oil light, check engine light, and cruise control light (flashing) come on. When I towed the car to the dealer to be inspected they found the oil pickup tube was broken in two pieces near the oil pump starving the engine/turbo of oil, causing catastrophic engine failure. The vehicle will need an entire new engine (long block) and likely a new turbo. After doing some research I have found this to be a very frequent issue and hopefully will be addressed ASAP. From my understanding, Subaru is still having these failures in the newer model cars also. This problem occurred on December 15, 2013.

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car   Oil Pump problem of Subaru Outback

The car involved was a 1998 Subaru Outback. On 1/15/01 beard Subaru diagnosed and repaired my engine for an oil leak. I paid $654. 50 for them to remove the transmission and reseal baffle plate as well as reseal oil pump, questionable cam seals (referring to paperwork from dealer). On 3/23/01 while driving on the highway, check engine light went on and simultaneously car completely died. Beard Subaru diagnosed engine seized due to drop in pressure w/in engine. Upon several contacts w/ Subaru of America, they have offered to pay 50% to rebuild engine, which has been verbally estimated at $2,500. Beard Subaru unable to explain cause of engine seize, but denies it is related to recent repair of engine leak. Subaru of America requires me to accept or deny offer to of "courtesy for my patronage" 50% by wed. 4/4/01. I bought my vehicle brand new at beard Subaru and have maintained it faithfully. I question a defect within my vehicle, or a direct correlation to the recent work conducted by beard Subaru. I requested written documentation. They diagnosed my vehicle on 3/27/01. On 3/30/01 I received a message from beard Subaru they would have to get back to me "next week". They are aware I begin a new job on 4/2/01 requiring me to rent a vehicle until my situation is resolved. Subaru of America has offered to pay 50% car rental fee for 5 days. Is there a way to have a second opinion before I am required to respond to Subaru of America's deadline by 4/4/01? I am weary to accept an agreement that no one has provided a second opinion, they have failed to provide a written estimate of what I will be required to pay "after just paying $654. 50 for an engine leak" and I am being told I must respond to the offer by 4/4/01 or I will not be assisted. This oil pump problem happened on Fri., Mar. 23, 2001.

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car   Oil Pump problem of Toyota Highlander

The vehicle involved is a 2008 Toyota Highlander. Toyota's t-sb-0201-1 should trigger a recall!! my wife was driving her '08 Highlander, with 2 CO-worker passengers, to a funeral. On 95n in danvers, MA, a motor biker pulled alongside & flagged my wife to pull over ASAP as there was smoke coming from the engine compartment and under the car. After stopping the car & waiting for the smoke to dissipate,he checked & found there was no longer any oil in the engine, the oil had emptied from the engine the last few miles while on the highway. I arrived later that morning to investigate, to discover that the oil was below the dipstick. The bottom of the engine & entire underside of the vehicle, including the exhaust system, spare tire, wheel wells, right wheels & tires & rear liftgate were coated in engine oil. The smoke apparently was from oil splashing onto the hot exhaust system, & vaporizing due to the high temp, creating a potential fire hazard. We had the car towed to the nearest Toyota dealership. They determined that an oil cooler line external to the engine - part of a towing option package the car has - had ruptured! the engine's oil had been pumped out by the oil pump. We have since discovered that Toyota had issued a technical service bulletin - t-sb-0201-11 - in December 2011 which addressed "oil seepage" from this exact oil line. Now we are $480 poorer, & we could have experienced a $10 k engine failure due to seizing, & possible injury or loss of life due to this. This TSB was never performed on our car as we had never seen spotting in our driveway from this leak. The new part installed was redesigned as solid metal tubing to fix the original rubber hose with clamps. Instead of recalling all of the affected vehicles to replace this potential life taker, Toyota simply swept it under the rug and only replaced them when someone saw a leak and only when they still were below their 36,ooo mileage warranty. Crazy!. This oil pump problem happened on Friday, May 16, 2014.

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car   Oil Pump problem of Toyota Celica

The car is a 2000 Toyota Celica. This is a 3rd engine !!!!! when I got this car in 2008 it was already knocking from dealership. Soon rod bearings blew out and entire engine had to be replaced, these engines are very poor design that oil starve to death. After replacing engine they only last ya few years. 2010 second engine same thing started loosing oil not from leaking but from consumption. Shortly after started knocking and right after spun the rod bearing and damaged engine again. These 1zzfe engines have very poor circulation of oil and only will take specific oil products because of very weak oil pump. So on my 3rd engine and guess what ?! knocking !! after all trouble with this I have over paid what this car is worth by a ton with engine replacements because dealership can't find the cause. I am a father and commute 100mi to work and back everyday and these engines are the worst. They oil starve and die. With new oil pump and lucas oil additive you may have hope but if you follow dealership instructions few years later have 4,000$ for new engine ready. This issue happened on Thursday, Jul. 11, 2013.

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car   Oil Pump problem of Volkswagen Passat

The car is a 2006 Volkswagen Passat. Engine is dead thanks to Volkswagen who have not make a official recall over this defective oil pump bolt - lots of people most of them get this cars out of warranty like my case who are getting this car preowned will face same issues unless vw take action. The failure date was Tue., Mar. 25, 2014.

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car   Oil Pump problem of Volkswagen Passat

The vehicle involved was a 2005 Volkswagen Passat. Was driving home and the check engine light, stop driving light, low oil pressure light and a buzzer went off. Had the vehicle towed to a mechanic and have found that there is no oil pressure. The vehicle with this many miles should never have a problem with no oil pressure. The mechanic tells us that it might be "sludge" or the oil pump is shot. Either of which should never happen on any vehicle especially since it has only 89000 miles. This problem is typical with this motor and was recalled up to the model years 2004. The 1. 8 l turbo motor is and always has been a terrible motor for this and just because they have not received a lot of complaints on this particular year does not mean that there is no problem. One only has to search on line to see that their is and has been an ongoing problem. Vw of America has acknowledged the recall and their culpability up to 2004, in an email to me, but because of our newer VIN has denied coverage. This oil pump problem happened on December 26, 2012.

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car   Oil Pump problem of Volvo V70

The vehicle having this issue was a 2000 Volvo V70xc. Our 2000 Volvo xc70 stationwagon experienced sluggish speed on a Wednesday - it did not like to accelerate. It was also going through oil, which the Volvo dealership said was "normal" for a car of this age - it only had 80,000 miles on it. On Thursday, the car would not start (it was very cold). We took the car to the repair shop and they found that it has oil pump problem that does not get oil into the engine. We therefore need a new engine. He also noted issues with the drive train. This oil pump issue occurred Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009.

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car   Oil Pump problem of Volvo S80

The vehicle had a crash. 1) events leading up to failure: purchased new Volvo S80 car on 9/3/2005 with 813 miles, drove it home. No information was given on the 813 miles already on the car. The next day there were oil puddles underneath car and oil was all over the passenger side frame underneath the car. The car was taken in for service tues 9/6 morning for oil leaking. The leaking oil pump and seals were replaced. Car was ready and picked up on fri evening 9/9. From talking with the service people the oil pump had been cracked. They said the car had been cleaned of the oil and that there was no more oil leaking. On sat morning 9/10 there was a new oil puddle and oil underneath the passenger side of the car on the frame. Service is closed on the weekend. On mon I was not able to change cars due to work commitments and after driving home from work there was the smell of burning oil. The car was serviced on tues 9/13 for oil leaking. The service people reported that there oil collected in the bottom of the car from the first oil leak. They reported cleaning the car again and doing a lot of test driving to verify that there was no more oil leaking. I received the car back tues afternoon. 2) failure: sat 9/17/2005, I left home with 2 children in the new Volvo S80 car to go shopping. One child was in the passenger front seat and the other in the passenger side back seat. After turning on another side street, the car went to the right and hit a mailbox. The arm (control arm) on the passenger side tire was split broke off. The car had damage from the mailbox to the headlights, hood, and side panel. The passenger side wheel was no longer in the correct position but pushed toward the rear of the car. The car was not drivable and towed by Volvo service to sam swope auto collision center. 3) my insurance company has inspected the damage. The Volvo field tech specialist (fts) inspected the car on thurs 9/22. No information has been released from Volvo. It was Saturday, Sep. 17, 2005 when this oil pump issue happened.

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car   Oil Pump problem of Audi Q7

The vehicle having this issue was a 2007 Audi Q7. Driving my car when I heard pop and car stalled. Engine would not turn over and had to have it towed to dealer. Dealer said oil pump went and caused the engine to seize. Know I have to replace engine. Car was at dealer two weeks prior and issue not addressed. This oil pump problem happened on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013.

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car   Oil Pump problem of Audi A4

The vehicle involved is a 2003 Audi A4. The engine oil light illuminated while driving. The engine was inspected, and it was discovered that there was heavy oil sludge. The oil pump had to be replaced. The car had only 26,000 miles at the time of the repair. Audi recommends oil changes every 10,000 miles with synthetic oil. I had the car serviced before the 10000 and 20000 mile scheduled maintenance, at Audi dealerships. Audi has not reimbursed the cost of repairing the engine, despite their warranty extension to cover the cost of oil sludge damage. It was Jan. 7, 2004 when this oil pump issue happened.

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car   Oil Pump problem of BMW M3

The vehicle was a 2004 BMW M3. The VIN of this vehicle was WBSBL93414_. One of the vanos exhaust hub tab broke and damaged the oil pump disc. I had to replace the vanos exhaust hub and oil pump disc. This problem occurred on Saturday, March 8, 2014.

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car   Oil Pump problem of BMW X5

The vehicle involved was a 2013 BMW X5. Vehicle developed significantly reduced fuel mileage after the first 500 miles. In town range dropped by 40% to 7. 8 mpg over the same route, independent of gasoline source or grade. Exhaust gases are very hot and exhibit a pronounced sulfuric, gunpowder like smell. Electrical fans constantly on during city driving attempting to cool the engine. Excessive carbon build up on exhaust components. Engine exhibiting rich running condition. A persistent mechanical engine whine developed emanating from the oil pump, possibly the alternator area of the engine compartment, peaking at 1700-1900 rpm under load. At 1,200 miles, the 8 speed automatic transmission developed erratic shift behavior between 1st-3rd gears. At fairly constant speed, the transmission is shifting between 1st and second gear, alternating up shifting and downshifting without establishing proper gear. Coming to a stop, vehicle surges revolutions by up to 500 rpm on the 3-2 downshift and up to 800 rpm on the 2-1 downshift, causing a sudden and abrupt halt, engine braking effect. Behavior is most pronounced in standard d transmission mode, minimized in ds mode and completely absent in manual mode with automatic downshift. At 2,200 miles, gunpowder like exhaust gas smell more pronounced and evident while average fuel mileage dropped to 6. 4 mpg over the same course. Transmission experienced two incidents of failing to up shift into second gear followed by a mechanical clunk and sharp jolt after finally getting in gear. Vehicle does not exhibit any stored or active fault codes within the on-board diagnostics. The failure date was October 18, 2012.

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car   Oil Pump problem of Buick Lucerne

Tl- the vehicle is a 2007 Buick Lucerne. The contact stated that noises came from the motor the oil pump gage went failed. The manufacturer was notified. The private mechanic stated that the engine needed to be replaced. The motor has been replaced. The failure mileage was 84,000 and the current mileage was 84,400. The VIN was not provided. The failure date was Friday, March 14, 2014.

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car   Oil Pump problem of Buick Lesabre

The car was a 1998 Buick Lesabre. Problem 1. . . . Pressure regulator in the oil pump locked ,causing the engine to blow. This recently happened to a friend of mine at around the same mileage. Problem 2. . . . Car has started to stall for no reason. Usually when I'm slowing down fopr a red lite or to turn. Problem 3. . . . . While drivind at around 65-70 the car has surged for an instant(sort of like when you hit the gas pedal suddenly for a second). It was 01/20/2002 when this oil pump issue occurred.

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