My husband was home at the time and went to help her but ended up having to have the car towed. So couple days later I started it up. Later when I went to pull it back in, it wouldn't start, wouldn't turn over, just kept cranking. Then a big bill for replacing the timing belt. Gm had a recall due to the timing chain stretching. Quite likely it'd show the extended warranty for the timing chains.
Even accelerated wear and reliability testing by all the car makers did not catch all the issues that have arisen. The vehicle has cut off on me 5 times 2 of which in the dead of winter. Few months later same noise,,and new tire noise bearings or something. Few months later same thing. I am beyond frustrated with this purchase.
Also today, it is imperative to learn and follow proper operation and maintenance items when owning a car. It had skipped 3 teeth. There is metal in the oil due to a faulty timing chain. The dealer says there is nothing wrong with it. We then contacted Heuvelmans and Frank went down to first look at the car. Turn a negative into a positive.
Same year same model all having same issue but produced in a different plant. If not, best wishes down the road. Towed to shop was informed timing chain damage, Camshafts slip valves have hit the Pistons. After receiving diagnosis and repair estimated I opted not to fix the vehicle. Well, I hope this gave a bit more insight. After 1 small trip to the store the check engine light came on.
Ck engine light still on and still ran 10 seconds after shut off. Faulty throttle body 30955 km Faulty timing chain 35000 km Defective vent valve solenoid, replaced engine code P0449 7000 km High pressure fuel pump not working properly. As of now it is at the dealership again trying to be resolved but I doubt it. Same trouble code as before. I didn't scratch the paint or hit anything. He's got all the tools at the ready. Depending what guides, etc they also need to replace and some extra labor it will be more.
I know I am getting taken to the cleaners on this but what can I do. Thank you for the information Chas. Yet seeing the complaints on line, it would appear that there were more issues than just the fuel efficiency. He also said I should always put synthetic oil in it. I think if you're not doing the work yourself, you avoid the dealer like The Plague and have an independent mechanic repair it for you. I can't put the nozzle on automatic it keeps shutting off.
You can be driving down the road then the traffic light changes and you stop with the engine running so rough that it is about to stall. The vehicle was running great nice and smooth then one day it started running rough to a small degree. How could I need a new engine, my car has 58,500 miles on it. If I could just get the code to go away, I would keep running it like it is. About 3 years old from new purchase 2. I bought a used 2010 Equinox last March with just under 90,000 miles. I noticed a lot of other people were complaining of engine problem on their 2010 Terrain too.
I will sell it to Gmc for the repair price of 8500. Good reason to have a long-term relationship with a dealer, so they will bother to research an issue on your behalf, as opposed to shooing you out the door. Believe me, it is not agreeable to me either, to have to do so much research and consideration when buying a car. Under 100,000 miles but at 7 years, 2 years beyond warranty. Over-fueled engine and filled crankcase with gasoline. Thank you for the information Chas.