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wanna make a one stop place to share what has broken on these cars and what miles

see if theres a pattern, know how long components will last, etc...


oil filter gutter 50k
rear shocks 60k
front shocks 80k
battery 70k
front hub 100k
rear hub 120k
front brakes 90k
rear brakes 90k

im emissions deleted so that stuff breaking isnt reportable in my case
 

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im wonderng lifespan of starter, alternator, glow plugs, fuel pump, cv joints, end links, ball joints etc...of course itll depend on use, city/hwy, rough roads etc....but get a baseline kinda thing
 

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wanna make a one stop place to share what has broken on these cars and what miles

see if theres a pattern, know how long components will last, etc...


oil filter gutter 50k
rear shocks 60k
front shocks 80k
battery 70k
front hub 100k
rear hub 120k
front brakes 90k
rear brakes 90k
I'm at 132k. My oil filter gutter fell off around 125k. Battery got done earlier this year, original factory battery, ~115k. Front and rear brake were done recently at around 125k, fronts were gone but rears had about half left. Haven't had anything else on that list yet.

Currently need a particular sensor, code showed up around 125k. Had DEF heater codes late last winter but once it warmed up they've yet to return. However I had that replaced once under warranty at 60k and it went bad again at ~120k so that seems to be a 60k item in my experience.
 

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Currently at 114,000 mile, Front and rear brakes done at 98,000. Timing belt, tensioner, water pump at 103,000. Battery at about 75,000 (3 YRS). DEF heater at 58,00 and at 105,000 (under warranty). I retired in 2018 so the car was driven mostly highway for first 3 yrs (85,000 miles). mostly city since at 10,000 per yr. Oil & filter every 7,500 (Penzoil euro). Fuel filter very 30,000. Been a great reliable car for me. :)
 

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I’m currently at 95,600 miles.

Warranty Pay:
Human Machine Interface
OnStar Antenna
HVAC fan
windshield wiper motor and transmission
six side detection modules
two side detection module harnesses
two DEF heaters
Transmission Control Module
transmission valve body
transaxle
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a few emissions sensors, probably three, uncertain if NOx or O2
battery ground cable
oil drain bolt
exhaust flange bolt

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two batteries
brake pads and rotors all around
transmission cooler hose
windshield
two fuel filters
engine air filter
two HVAC filters
engine oil and filter always changed at 0% oil life monitor
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serpentine accessory drive belt at 95,900 miles.
passenger vanity mirror cover at 96,100 miles.

Always use Total INEO MC3 5W30 dexos2 motor oil and Shell V-Power diesel fuel.

It’s been a great car. But I’ve gotten my money’s worth out of GMPP. Still have almost one year of coverage left.
 
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I’m currently at 95,600 miles.

Warranty Pay:
Human Machine Interface
OnStar Antenna
HVAC fan
windshield wiper motor and transmission
six side detection modules
two side detection module harnesses
two DEF heaters
Transmission Control Module
transmission valve body
transaxle

Customer Pay:
two batteries
brake pads and rotors all around
transmission cooler hose
windshield
two fuel filters
engine air filter
two HVAC filters
engine oil and filter always changed at 0% oil life monitor

Always use Total INEO MC3 5W30 dexos2 motor oil and Shell V-Power diesel fuel.

It’s been a great car. But I’ve gotten my money’s worth out of GMPP. Still have almost one year of coverage left.
the side detection modules----were they all the old style ones before the weatherproofed them better, or those ones still dont last?

i had two replaced warranty, then they failed again before they extended the mileage for the new replacements, i just disconnected them
 

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i have a spare wiper transmission, bought it after a wave of members here had issues, it was cheap when i bought it

i have october off, gonna look closer at it, see its showing signs i should just pre-emptively replace
 

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I think we're closing in on 120k miles now. Car was purchased new at 91 miles on 5-13-14.

Prior to 2-8-20 (at 105,634 miles), we ran ACDelco dexos2 oil to ~7500 miles each change @ 0% life, afterwards Pennzoil Euro L to ~8900 miles.

This log doesn't include regular maintenance (so no oil changes, fuel/air filters, DEF, etc):

Passenger Side Detection Sensor Replaced (36,887 miles, 3-20-16)
Passenger Side Detection Sensor Reprogrammed (42,683 miles, 6-24-16)
O2 #1, NOx #1 & DEF Reservoir Replaced (44,403 miles, 8-4-16)
NOx #1, O2 Sensor Replaced, ECU Recalibrated - Recall #15594 (50,403 miles, 11-21-16)
Negative Battery Cable Replaced (55,626 miles, 3-8-17)
Cluster Switching On/Off, MyLink Screen Fuse Blowing - Due to bad driver/passenger side detection sensors/harness. Disconnected (57,169 miles, 4-7-17)
NOx #1 Replaced - Recall, Battery Replaced (64,987 miles, 9-25-17)
Particulate Sensor Replaced - Special Coverage, Replaced Rusted/Broken SCR Bolts (71,626 miles, 2-18-18)
NOx #2 Sensor Replaced (71,798 miles, 2-21-18)
Leaking Transmission Cooler Lines Replaced (73,759 miles, 3-27-18)
EGT #2 Sensor Replaced (81,434 miles, 8-1-18)
Passenger CV Shaft Replaced - Due to falling Oil Filter Gutter (89,591 miles, 2-5-19)
DEF Reservoir Replaced - Shorted Heater, Covered under Special Coverage (95,671 miles, 7-11-19)
NOx #2 Sensor Replaced - Part Warrantied (99,691 miles, 9-26-19)
Front Brake Pads/Rotors Replaced (100,633 miles, 10-13-19)
Front Bowtie Replaced - Center Fell Out (109,852 miles, 6-24-20)
Rear Brake Pads/Rotors Replaced (111,972 miles, 9-20-20)
Passenger Front Sunroof Drain Tube Clogged (113,408 miles, 12-29-20)
Oil Drain Plug Gasket Replaced (115,203 miles, 4-27-21)
 
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the side detection modules----were they all the old style ones before the weatherproofed them better, or those ones still dont last?

i had two replaced warranty, then they failed again before they extended the mileage for the new replacements, i just disconnected them
The last set of modules and wiring harness were the new design. They haven’t failed. But with the global pandemic the vehicle is barely used - about 1/4 of normal usage. So not the best assessment of their long term viability.
 
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I remember hearing someone say they still had failure issues with the new style - the shields probably help, but ultimately the fact it isn't a sealed unit becomes the Achilles heel.
 
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18mo/32k miles - O2 Sensor, EGR, Wiper Motor, Power Steering re-calibrated/software updated (all under B2B warranty)

21mo/39k miles - Particulate Matter Sensor (DIY prior to special coverage initiation, so out-of-pocket)
27mo/48k miles - NOX2
32mo/56k miles - DEF reservoir (1st time - DIY prior to special coverage initiation, so out-of-pocket)
48mo/75k miles - Trans Cooler Lines, Battery, End Links
60mo/98k miles - NOX1/ECU Calibration Recall Performed
66mo/108k miles - Timing Service (All related parts replaced)
72mo/118k miles - DEF Reservoir (2nd time), Front/Rear Pads & Rotors
84mo/149k miles - RF Hub/Bearing Assembly, Rear Shocks
85mo/151k miles - Air Intake (duct cracked in 5 places)
87mo/156k miles - Battery (2nd time)
95mo/173k miles - Oil Cooler Coolant Lines
96mo/174k miles - Glow Plugs (weak, not failed), RF End Link, MAP Sensor

I currently have a radiator fan that will not run on high speed, but since it's fall, it's a $600 part, and the only thing impacted is that the A/C struggles to cool when the vehicle isn't moving, I'm going to let that slide until A/C season comes around again next year. I'll do the oil pickup seal also at that time, as well as pull/clean the intake manifold.
 

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im wonderng lifespan of starter, alternator, glow plugs, fuel pump, cv joints, end links, ball joints etc...of course itll depend on use, city/hwy, rough roads etc....but get a baseline kinda thing
I just replaced glow plugs at 8yr/174k. They weren't failed, but all last winter, it cranked a long time to start, even on a brand new battery. Once I pulled the plugs last weekend, I think it was their time and it was a good choice to replace preemptively. I'll create a thread with photo and description in the next couple days when I have a chance.

Factory Polymer end links were soft/loose at 4yr/75k, and I replaced with Moog steel end links. One of those failed now at 8yr/174k. I replaced it with a Detroit Axle steel end link and I have a match waiting for the LF when it goes. Everything else you mention is still factory on mine.
 

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i have a spare wiper transmission, bought it after a wave of members here had issues, it was cheap when i bought it

i have october off, gonna look closer at it, see its showing signs i should just pre-emptively replace
I bought a wiper motor and transmission 2 years ago, because the wipers were starting to stall and struggle intermittently. By the time the parts arrived, it spontaneously corrected itself, so now I have a set on the shelf for whenever they're eventually needed.
 
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