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    oil plug popped

    Has anyone had problems will the Cruze's oil plug loosening and popping out. Ours did and Chevy will not accept responsibility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by captfb View Post
    Has anyone had problems will the Cruze's oil plug loosening and popping out. Ours did and Chevy will not accept responsibility.
    Was it the oil pan drain plug, or the filler cap on top of the motor? Did someone change the oil lately? If so, who?
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    If it was the drain plug did you run the engine without oil? If they are denying responsibility there has to be more to this story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by captfb View Post
    Has anyone had problems will the Cruze's oil plug loosening and popping out. Ours did and Chevy will not accept responsibility.
    NO!

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    Define "popped".

    Define "did not accept responsibility." Generally speaking, a loss of oil like that will trigger a low oil sensor rather quickly to let you know to shut the car down immediately. If you didn't react to the indicators on the dash, it's generally your fault.

    More information is needed, such as mileage, who changed your oil last and when, and any pictures you have of the oil slick left behind after the oil drained out.
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    If the oil plug popped out, it's the fault of whoever did your last oil change leaving it loose.

    The Cruze should have an oil pressure sensor that lit up when pressure dropped. However, most times the damage has already been done.
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    No response(even though it still shows your online 2hrs later)? I hate to be so negative but I am officially calling BS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spacedout View Post
    No response(even though it still shows your online 2hrs later)? I hate to be so negative but I am officially calling BS.
    Possibly, but he/she may be one of those folks that leaves their browser up all the time on multiple tabs even though it leaves them open to being hijacked by an advertisment.
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    Haven't touched my oil drain plug in 26k miles. It better be tight.
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    There is/was a known issue with the fill cap where it's possible to get it on crooked. Then it won't seal and the car may eventually display a check engine light. Don't know what the real problem is until we get more info.

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