Posts tagged Water Pump
Chevrolet Cruze, Equinox and Malibu Water Pump Problems

In addition to the piston problems currently noted for the 2016-2017 Chevrolet Malibu and Chevrolet Cruze, there have been an abnormal amount of complaints regarding the water pump as well. So much so, GM has updated their Technical Service Bulletin regarding the same. The number and name of the TSB is “#18-NA-335 - Information Small Engine Water Pump and Water Pump Housing Replacement - (Jan 3, 2019)” Reference to it can be found here and some information below.

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If you're in California and you’ve taken your Chevrolet Malibu or Chevrolet Cruze to a dealership for issues above, from engine failure, piston failure or any warranty condition, we can help you…. AT NO COST TO YOU!  Valero Law, APC is a California consumer protection firm dedicated to protecting the lemon law rights of California consumers and ALL cases are taken on a contingency basis, meaning if there is no recovery, there is absolutely no fee to you!  


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2007-2012 GMC Acadia problems

After talking to a few owners of 2007-2012 GMC Acadia's, I've found that there have been an abnormally high amount of complaints regarding several components, namely the transmission (specifically, 3-5-R waveplate), steering, timing chain and water pump.  Thankfully, GMC has issued the following free warranty extensions:

  1. #14404: Special Coverage Adjustment - Transmission Clutch Wave Plate (10 years / 120,000 miles)
  2. #14329B: Special Coverage Adjustment – Loss of Power Steering Assist (10 years / 150,000 miles)
  3. #13079: Customer Satisfaction – Water Pump Shaft Seal Leaks (10 years / 120,000 miles)
  4. #12313D: Special Coverage – Engine Balance Chain and Fuel Pump (10 years / 120,000 miles)

The warranty extensions cover different vehicles and different model years, though, so you're going to want to click on the links above to see if your vehicle is covered.  

If you’ve taken your GMC Acadia, Chevrolet Traverse, Buick Enclave, Saturn Outlook to a dealership for issues above, from transmission stalling, transmission failure, overheating, steering failure, timing chain failure or any other warranty concern, we can help you…. AT NO COST TO YOU!  Valero Law, APC is a California consumer protection firm dedicated to protecting the lemon law rights of California consumers and ALL cases are taken on a contingency basis, meaning if there is no recovery, there is absolutely no fee to you!  Feel free to call at 424-299-4447 for a free case evaluation!

 

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Common Chevrolet Cruze and Impala issues

Several owners of 2011-2014 Chevrolet Cruze vehicles are complaining that their vehicles have various issues, including water pump failure, overheating, transmission issues, engine issues, PCV replacement, loss of throttle, oil leaks, illumination of the check engine light and turbo problems.  I've written about the Chevrolet Cruze problems here as well.  

Additionally, owners of 2008-2014 Chevrolet Impala vehicles are complaining that their vehicles have various problems, including engine failure, the vehicle not starting, grinding from the transmission or engine, and severe vibrations.  

If you’ve taken your Cruze or Impala to a dealership for issues above, from engine stalling, abnormal oil consumption, engine / transmission failure, PCV failure, , we can help you…. AT NO COST TO YOU!  Valero Law, APC is a California consumer protection firm dedicated to protecting the lemon law rights of California consumers and ALL cases are taken on a contingency basis, meaning if there is no recovery, there is absolutely no fee to you!  Feel free to call at 424-299-4447 for a free case evaluation!

Fiat Chrysler recalls 494,000 Ram trucks for fire hazard

Detroit Free Press reported this interesting information two days ago: 

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling almost half a million medium- and heavy-duty Ram trucks over a water pump issue that could potentially cause a fire.

The company said it is not aware of any injuries or accidents related to the issue, which affects 2013-17 Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups and 3500, 4500 and 5500 chassis cabs. The recall is limited to trucks with 6.7-liter engines, the company said in a news release, noting that it no longer equips vehicles with that water pump.

"Customer feedback prompted an FCA US investigation that discovered certain trucks are equipped with a water-pump bearing that, after exposure to certain conditions, may overheat and potentially cause an engine-compartment fire," the release said. "Compromised water-pump function may activate a warning light in an affected vehicle’s instrument cluster. Customers are urged to consult their dealers whenever they observe warning lights."

The scope of any potential fire is apparently wide. A company spokesman said that "in accordance with (the) regulatory definition, which includes everything from a burning odor to open flame, we are aware of a small number of such incidents. Of these, a smaller number involved damage – none of which extended beyond the immediate area of the water pump."

The company said affected customers would be advised when service is available. The water pumps will be inspected and replaced if necessary.

The recall affects about 443,712 trucks in the United States, 46,220 in Canada and 4,485 outside North America.

Customer with questions can call the FCA U.S. Recall Information Center at (800) 853-1403.

If you’ve taken your Dodge Ram to a dealership issues that were covered under the manufacturer's warranty, we can help you…. AT NO COST TO YOU!  Valero Law, APC is a California consumer protection firm dedicated to protecting the lemon law rights of California consumers and ALL cases are taken on a contingency basis, meaning if there is no recovery, there is absolutely no fee to you!  Feel free to call at 424-299-4447 for a free case evaluation!