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Engine Oil Leaking Problems of Chevrolet Equinox



Chevrolet Equinox owners have reported 6 problems related to engine oil leaking (under the engine and engine cooling category).

car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 2014 Chevrolet Equinox 1
Failure Date: 04/25/2014

The contact owns a 2014 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated that while reversing from a residential garage, he noticed that there was an oil leak. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician diagnosed that the front engine seal was leaking and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The failure and current mileage was 640.

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car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox 2
Failure Date: 01/01/2012

2. 4 l engine fuel pump plunger seal is defective. Allows gasoline to leak into the engine, thinning the oil. This causes engine bearing surfaces to wear throughout(basically ruining the engine). Engine performance deterioration began and symptoms included rough idle, engine knock, poor acceleration and stalling. My wife had a close incident when her car stalled and was nearly rear ended by another vehicle a good friend of mine reported that his daughter-in-laws Equinox stalled out on a detroit expressway - walk home! this was extremely dangerous. My engine was replaced after 5 service visits in August 2012. Today, gm has sent letters to all 2010 and 2011 customers detailing the "may have this condition - could cause engine run-on or rough running engine", which is true, but a very weak and unnaceptable explanation for what really can happen. Gm is "extending" warranty mileage on both 2010 and 2011 Equinox vehicles with this2. 4l engine. This will not take care of engine stalling, potential rear end collisions and customer walk homes. Gm's pathetic approach should not be accepted by NHTSA. This should be investigated immediately, as for the reasons gm prefers to risk driver's safety. Reliability engineering at gm must not exist any longer. Call me!.

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car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Equinox 3
Failure Date: 10/09/2011

The 2011 Chevrolet Equinox I purchased on October 8th 2011 began malfunctioning the first time I started it after driving it home (500 miles) from the dealership. On startup there was a loud 3-4 second rattle coming from the engine compartment (almost as if low on oil). This rattle was evident whether the engine was hot, warm, or cold. I took the car into my local Chevrolet dealership on 10/11/2011. They reprogrammed the ecm and gave me back my Chevrolet Equinox. The next day the rattle was still there. On 10/31/2011 I returned my Chevrolet Equinox to the dealership for the same problem. This time a sound insulator was installed on the high pressure fuel line/fuel pump. The next day the rattle was still there. On approximately 1/20/2012 my Chevrolet Equinox began idling rough, stalling, and throwing check engine lights. I returned my Chevrolet Equinox to the dealership on 1/27/2012. On 2/3/2012 I was given back my vehicle and told that it was fixed and appeared to be running ok with no rattle. I took my new Chevrolet Equinox home and parked it in my driveway to find an oil puddle under it the next morning. In my 53 years I have never had a vehicle that leaked oil, let alone one that does with less than 3000 miles on it. The car is scheduled to go back to the dealership in two days. There are other service bulletins out on this vehicle that pertain to the problem that I am having but the dealership has not completed them at this time. There are also bulletins and information that mention debris and multiple oil changes (this speaks of long term engine damage to me). For $31,000 I would have hoped for a little more than this in a brand new vehicle. Hopefully Chevrolet "steps up to the plate" and makes things right.

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car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Equinox 4
Failure Date: 07/06/2011

The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Equinox. The contact stated was driving approximately 35 mph when the vehicle jerked, lost power and stalled without warning. The vehicle was also leaking engine oil and the timing chain had become loose. The vehicle was taken to the dealer numerous times for the failure. The dealer replaced the crank shaft sensor and the timing chain but the failure was not correct. The vehicle continued to jerk and stall sporadically, without warning. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 10,000 and the current mileage 10,700. Updated 05/08/lj updated 05/15/12.

car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox 5
Failure Date: 12/01/2010

Have owned my car now for 6 months and nothing but issues. It sees the dealer more then I can enjoy it. If one more update is done and I am told the problem is fix and really it isn't then my frustration will continue. From the oil leak, transmission decline rough, engine noise,key gets stuck in ignition, fuel gage and starting issues I wish I could get rid of this car and never buy chevy again. If I had not sold my other car I would put this up for sale and walk away. There has to be something to fix these issues as this was not a cheap car. It only has 52 thous miles and I will go back to Mazda where my SUV went to 285 thous with normal maintenance not major issues or my tahoe that I sold at 189 thous and no problems. I wish I had purchased another Mazda at this point. How do we get this problems resolved once and for all? this is crazy!I am not sure if a lawyer is the answer but I would hope that its not. I am sick of getting renals, being late to work to drop it off and shuttle. I bought this to have a car to drive not to take to the dealer over and over. The engine seal was already replaced and the problems are worse or not better at all. Seems to be known problems with 2010 so why is it that they are not getting fixed on our cars. I am happy to get my 27 thousand back and get a car that is not a clunker junk. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6).

car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Equinox 6
Failure Date: 05/26/2007

Took my 2007 Chevrolet Equinox to valvoline for an oil change at 4,365 miles. I was told that the front main seal was leaking on the engine and that I had no oil in my engine. I took it back to the dealership for repair. This vehicle has failed in the field under 5,000 miles. I will be requesting that the engine goes back to the plant so that this does not happen to anyone else. New engine will be supplied.

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