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post #51 of 62 (permalink) Old 03-06-2019, 07:53 PM
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Exclamation 2015 EQUINOX Blocked PCV Valve

It looks like the problem has affected the 2015 model. We just purchased a 2015 FWD 4 cyl, 6 speed Equinox with 54k miles from a dealer in a neighboring state. While having it PA state inspected, we requested our mechanic to go over it with a fine tooth comb due to having a bumper to bumper warranty for a year. Being a Chevy guy, he found the common problem in our 2015. Luckily we can have it repaired with minimal cost before it blew. Very poor engineering and Chevy's notorious lack of responsibility for this problem. We decided to have our mechanic fix the problem on our dime instead of an unknown mechanic at a dealership "fixing" the problem.
My point is this problem exceeds the 2014 recall. Sad they haven't added this year yet, but they should.
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post #52 of 62 (permalink) Old 03-10-2019, 08:28 AM
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I believe I am having the same issue. My vehicle has been running low on oil for the last 4-5 months with no explanation why. On Thursday I was driving to work and my vehicle started dragging a little. Then I got to a stop light where it started bucking and getting ready to stall. So I pulled to a different lane and kept driving until I found a store where I could buy oil. Before I got to the stop light I heard a ticking noise and then the car got really loud. I could smell oil. I added a quart and drove to work. It had trouble starting then the 2nd time it worked. I got in the parking garage at work and it started getting really loud like metal on metal. I parked and later checked the oil it didn't register on the stick. At work we added 2.5 more quarts then it started fine. At the end of the day I backed out and noticed it lost a ton of oil. I took a picture and then drove home. At home it continued to leak. Seems to be the rear main seal. There were no leaks prior to this. However the weather had been freezing as many had stated. It was 9 degrees when I left that morning and it had been below freezing all week. How do I find out if my VIN is covered? Does anyone have a list?

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post #53 of 62 (permalink) Old 03-10-2019, 12:48 PM
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If you have this type of PCV Orifice on your 2.4, then this what you should do. Remove it, drill the holes bigger , clean it out and re install it. This thing with those small holes cause all sorts of problems. It is also called the PCV Mod for the Lambda vehicles, and Camaros.

https://www.gmpartsstore.com/oem-par...RoCUFgQAvD_BwE
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post #54 of 62 (permalink) Old 03-20-2019, 10:37 PM
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So is there a way to find out what VIN's are included ?? I did get a notice in mail a few years ago about it so does that mean its included??
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post #55 of 62 (permalink) Old 03-21-2019, 01:44 PM
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If you have this type of PCV Orifice on your 2.4, then this what you should do. Remove it, drill the holes bigger , clean it out and re install it. This thing with those small holes cause all sorts of problems. It is also called the PCV Mod for the Lambda vehicles, and Camaros.

https://www.gmpartsstore.com/oem-par...RoCUFgQAvD_BwE

I do not believe that is a part for the 2.4L engine. The "drill" hole fix was for the earlier 3.6L V6.
The 2.4L really only has a small, internal PCV orifice that is an integral part of the intake manifold and not easy to get at. There is a TSB where they tell a tech to "clear out" the debris if any in the orifice with a drill bit, but not really drill it out. Either way, it would need to be cleaned regularly and that would not prevent moisture in the winter from freezing it shut.

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Looks like we have conflicting information here.
Click on the link in post #53 and scroll down to "Vehicle Fitment"
This web page says it will fit the 2.4L

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Just wondering what the results were and if you got your car covered? PLEASE HELP!!!
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post #58 of 62 (permalink) Old 03-28-2019, 04:43 PM
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Blocked PVC rear main failed

Has anyone sued GM over this? I sent them a letter of intent and they still would not pay. I am not sure I want to risk the $168.00 it would cost me in small claims plus a day off work.
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What gounds would you sue them on ?

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post #60 of 62 (permalink) Old 03-29-2019, 06:10 PM
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That as my dealer and other mechanics said, It is the same vehicle, same engine same problem as the ones covered by the special coverage. Also that GM knew about this problem a long time ago and should have told me and fixed it while my vehicle was still under warranty and before the problem occurred.
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