Well you have an iron block, so that won't be next.
Get Chevrolet involved with this one as well by virtue of a rather high piston land failure that occured with the 2011 build.If it took 72,000 miles to leak enough fluid to cause a problem, can't you just clean it out every 25k miles or so and live with it? Unless it is getting worse, then I 2nd what ChevyGuy said. Sucks anyway. I am in a similar (expired waranty, cracked piston) boat with my 2011 @ 42k
I would like to contact Chevy. I looked all over the site but could not find a link. How would I contact them?
In most cases, you're probably right. But Robby's message indicates differently. And he's got experience in this area.However, I do want to let you know. I am 99% sure they will not do assistance due to the age of the vehicle. But you can still call and ask.
Hello Barnowl,Hi All, I have a 2011 Cruze LTZ with 72000 miles. Recently out of powertrain warranty. It has a manufacturing defect the dealer just made me aware of. I had a miss at 75 MPH but no codes. Next day my wife said it had a Stabilitrac service indicator on. I took it in to the dealer expecting the well known intake manifold problem. I fell off my chair when the dealer said I need a new cylinder head ! It never overheated and I have a mechanical background. I went there and asked to speak to the mechanic which they allowed (great dealership). He showed me the problem which was unbelievable. The aluminum casting of the head is full of air spaces allowing hot coolant and oil to weep through the metal and slowly accumulate in the bore where the spark plug is housed (on top of the head, not in the combustion chamber). Fluid builds up and eventually floods the spark plug bore and shorts the spark plug center electrode to the cylinder wall (ground) causing the miss fire. The GM mechanic said he has seen four of these himself. Some under warranty and some not. He said one had a leak in the block and the other three were cylinder heads. Unfortunately GM has not issued a (silent) recall for this so I am facing a $3800.00 repair bill to replace a cylinder head that is working perfectly if not for a manufacturing defect. The mechanic told me they have re designed the head but what about my aluminum block? will it be next? I have owned many Chevrolet's and this is really concerning. We love the car but now I don't trust it. Has anyone else had this problem? I am sick about this.