Turn the ignition off and then start the engine to verify the indicator has been reset. After changing the oil You may need to reset the oil life light,To do this turn off car,Then turn key to on and pus gas peddle fully three times within five seconds. I was the last customer and I immediately went back but they were closed. When pulling into the parking lot, I began hearing a knocking sound that I recognized immediately. This was a very unsafe situation as the visibility was poor due to the heavy snow and our vehicle was disabled and blocking a traffic lane.
Your vehicle has a computer system that lets you know when to change the engine oil and filter. The dealer and manufacturer were not contacted. The dealer was not contacted. The approximate failure mileage was 87,000. I ask her- well you tell me they will cover 30% but 30% of what? The contact stated that the vehicle made an abnormal noise. The lower display in the Instrument Cluster will indicate the remaining time or mileage left for that Service Item. I persisted and was finally transferred to someone who knew of the issue.
I took myself and children straight to the mechanic. Checked and there was almost no oil in it. I filled the gas tank and proceeded to drive the 1 mile to my place of employment. They checked the oil level to find no oil on the dipstick so they added oil and checked the level again and found metal shavings in the oil. If letters were sent out I never received any.
This has happened while in motion and caused me to loose control of the car briefly. I put oil in this truck at least once a week. This vehicle is unsafe and will take lives if not recalled. The manufacturer was notified of the failure, but there was no recall. Turn the ignition off and then start the engine to verify the indicator has been reset.
After a few internet searches, I found a service bulletin 14882 that told me everything that had happened. The car would stall and shut off while in motion either after a short idle while at a stop sign or red light, or even while parking both in drive and reverse. Then turn off the ignition and repeat steps 1-3. In 1994, the full-size Caprice and Impala models featured a button on the passenger side of the dash inside the fuse box panel. They can be very beneficial for people with naturally aspirated setups. I bout it in 2012, new.
I was not able to read the oil level as accurately as Im used to due to how freaking light the color of the oil lol, so light! We have replaced these twice in the last 5 months. Also trips check engine light. The 3rd time I got it checked was when it was towed in from my experience listed above. I have changed the oil regularly every 5000 miles and was unaware of any issues with this model having excessive oil consumption problems. Got off the expressway and took side streets home to a mechanic who showed no oil in engine. Pressing the button repeatedly will allow the display to scroll through all of the Condition Based Service Items.
They know the problem but wont fix it. Now verify that the indicator has been reset. I do not feel safe driving this vehicle now that I know this problem is getting worse and I have found out that some of the cars with the same issue, have had their engine seize while driving it on the highway. This incident took place in August of 2017. What are the benefits of an oil catch can? The failure mileage was 73,000. I was told my vehicle was 3 qts low on oil. The only good thing is that it happened before the warranty ran out.
Gm never issued a notice to consumers only dealerships. For any question or suggestion, post a comment below or send us an email to: themechanicdoc gmail. I've added 3 quarts of oil since the last oil change only 2,000 miles ago. On March 7th, 2019 the check engine light came on again so I took it in again the same day even though it wasn't due for an oil change for another 1000 miles. Traction control light was on. We were driving 2 hours home, and half a mile after we exited the highway, while we were sitting in a drive-thru, our engine died entirely due to this defect. Gm is refusing to cover the cost of the engine replacement, despite the fact that they extended the warranty on my vehicle specifically because of the known defect in the piston seals.