There have been a number of complaints concerning Chevy Equinoxes and GMC Terrains, in that they are consuming oil much more quickly than they should be. Some consumers have even come out to say that the cars need one quart of oil for every 1,000 miles driven. Due to these complaints, numerous lawyers have taken action against GM, which may lead to a potential GM Oil Class Action Lawsuit.
ClassAction.org reports that although GM has already been hit with class action lawsuits over the oil consumption issue in certain Chevy Equinoxes, more people are needed to come forward to help strengthen the case. Furthermore, a lawsuit has not yet been filed for GMC Terrain drivers, so these people, in particular, are needed to speak up. If you had problems with the oil consumption in your Chevy Equinox or GMC Terrain, fill out the form on this page and tell us your story.
Were the Cars Recalled Over the Oil Consumption Issue?
Unfortunately, no official recall has ever been issued. In July 2015, however, the company sent out a service bulletin titled “Special Coverage Adjustment – Excessive Oil Consumption.”
The service bulletin concerned 2011 Chevy Equinox and GMC Terrain vehicles with 2.4L engines. It warned that these cars could “exhibit excessive oil consumption (less than 2,000 miles per quart of engine oil).” Additionally, the service bulletin noted that:
“If this condition is present, the oil can light may illuminate on the instrument panel or the following message may appear in the Driver Information Center: ‘Oil Pressure Low – Stop Engine.’”
The notice instructed dealers to replace the four piston assemblies on the 2011 models at no charge to the customer. No such fix, however, was ever offered for the other model years.
In fact, consumers have complained that GM’s only policy for the other models is to have the customer bring in the car every 500 miles for an oil check.
What Problems Have Consumers Reported?
Drivers have posted a number of complaints online about their cars burning excessive amounts of oil, stalling, shutting off while driving and other issues.
How Could a Class Action Help?
In a successful case, a class action lawsuit could help drivers and lessees get back money they spent on:
- Unreasonably frequent oil changes
- Oil purchased to be carried around in the car “just in case”
- Inspections, diagnostic tests and repairs to their car
- Loss of the car’s value
Plus, a lawsuit could order GM to replace the engines in the affected cars.
Editor’s note on the potential GM Oil Lawsuit:
This piece is written about an investigation to a potential GM Oil Lawsuit. If you are considered eligible to be among the class of consumers described in the class action, you may eventually be able to participate in receiving any compensation the court may award.
If you believe that what is alleged in the GM Oil class action lawsuit investigation has affected you, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’d be happy to help you take a step in the right direction, fight this issue, and better enable you to join the consumer class action. If interested, please send an email to Outreach@ConsiderTheConsumer.com, find us on Twitter or Facebook, or even connect with us directly on our website! We look forward to hearing from you all.