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My GM Burns Too Much Oil

Have you noticed your GM vehicle is burning too much oil? If you have, you are not alone. Now is the time to bring your GM vehicle to King’s Auto Service in Raleigh, NC, for an assessment and repair.

What Causes the Oil Consumption in Your GM Vehicle?

According to details filed in a class action suit against GM, the high oil consumption in several models of GM vehicles stems from carbon buildup in defective piston rings.

Why does it matter?

High oil consumption can lead to mechanical failure and the need for costly repairs to your GM vehicle. You may also face sudden mechanical failure under unsafe conditions if the problem isn’t repaired.

What Models are Most Affected?

If you have an Avalanche, Silverado, Tahoe, Suburban, or Yukon, you may want to bring your vehicle to King’s Auto Service for evaluation. There are other models affected by the problem, so if you are noticing high oil consumption, bring your vehicle to the shop, no matter what model it is.

Which Engine Models Have the Oil Consumption Problem?

Older model GM trucks and SUVs with the 5.3-liter engine are those most commonly exhibiting the oil consumption problem. The 2.4-liter Ecotec engine used in the GM Equinox is also known for high oil consumption.

What Should I Do if My Vehicle is Burning Too Much Oil?

If you notice your vehicle is losing between two and four quarts of oil between oil changes, it’s time to find a qualified GM repair shop like King’s Auto Service in Raleigh, NC. Take your vehicle in for inspection and repair.

GM has addressed the issues with the 3.5- liter engine since a class action suit filed in 2017, but there are still older vehicles on the road with these old issues. It’s important for anyone who drives an older GM truck or SUV or who has bought such a vehicle to take it to a GM repair shop to have the engine assessed and repairs made before the issue causes catastrophic engine failure.

Written by King's Auto Service