A Chevy Equinox Ecotec engine lawsuit alleges the piston rings, spray jets and PCV systems all contribute to oil consumption and engine damage. In addition, owners allege the SUVs don't have adequate warning systems to protect the vehicles from negative effects of oil consumption problems.
Plaintiffs Patrick Sanchez, Mark Stauber, Sally Stauber, Jacob Ross-Demmin and Jennifer Herrington filed the proposed class-action lawsuit about 2010-2017 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain vehicles with EcoTech 2.4-liter engines.
A Chevy Equinox oil consumption lawsuit alleges the 2.4-liter engines use as much as one quart of oil per 1,000 miles in 2010-2017 model year SUVs.
A lawsuit says the 2.4L Ecotec engine in the 2010-2017 Equinox burns too much oil, knocks incessantly, has defective spark plugs, and is pre-disposed to timing chain issues that can lead to complete engine failure
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All of these problems are allegedly masked by an inadequate warning system that gives owners a false sense of security as their engine rips itself apart from the inside.
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It's no secret that the Equinox's 2.4-liter EcoTech engine has problems with excessive oil consumption.
Now there's a lawsuit that wants Chevy to do something about it.
In the end, the plaintiffs claim the EcoTec 2.4-liter piston rings can't maintain a sufficient seal within the crankcase. The engines also contribute to the oil consumption due to spray jets that spray oil onto the piston skirts and cylinder walls.…keep reading
Equinox owners, put down those quarts of oil. General Motors' Technical Service Bulletin (TSB 15285C) could be the answer you've been looking for regarding excessive oil consumption.
Chevy and GMC dealers were told in previous technical service bulletins to install updated engine control module calibration and perform an oil consumption test. This time dealers are told to diagnose the problem and replace the pistons.
GM says repairs will be made for free (based on warranty coverage) and that the warranty will be extended to 7.5 years or 120,000 miles, whichever comes first.keep reading