Car in question is a 2014 Cruze LT2 purchased new in late June of 2014. I put a lot of miles on my car for my work (approximately 25,000+ miles a year) and I have begun to not trust it. In my profession I work as a IT support / Networking specialist. I have several IT systems that I maintain and some are mission critical to a the company I support. Thus, when I need to go I gotta go now. One of those such systems is 90 miles from my home or 130 miles from my work, one way.
I also much more diligent in keeping up with the basics on the vehicle (Probably engrained in me by my dad growing up on the farm and knowing having to fix broken equipment might take food off the table)
Just this evening I went the fill the car with fuel and noticed again the familiar coolant odor that I have come to loathe. Popped the hood and saw on the serpentine belt assembly the collected moisture on the AC clutch which I have found to be the tell tale signs of the water pump leaking AGAIN...... So here is the history of the coolant leak issues with my vehicle in question
9 Sept 2014: 7,313 miles. No leak but the 14417 recall check was done on the vehicle. No issues there.
22 May 2015: 22,216 miles. Vehicle went in for service due to coolant smell and recovery tank being low. Work order says waterpump was replaced.
3 Nov 2015: 33,880 miles. Vehicle went in for service again due to coolant smell and recovery tank being low. Noticed water wicking up and all around the serpentine belt and leaking when parked. Water pump replaced.
17 Feb 2016: 39,843 miles. Water outlet and all associated hoses and recovery tank hoses replaced due to coolant leaking on top the transmission.
23 Mar 2016: Just shy of 43,000 miles. Just noticed tonight the coolant smell again as I popped the hood as I was filling with fuel. Noticed that coolant recovery tank is again a little low. Did some looking around the engine bay and I can see where coolant (dexcool leaves a muddy stain when dried up) has been puddling on the lower skid tray on the car and can see the coolant being wicked up and around the serpentine belt assembly.
This is the 4th issue with the car in less than 2 years of ownership. I doubt this is a workmanship issue as far as the dealer goes being I have been pretty blunt about my feelings about this issue and they have done their best from my determination to rectify the issue.
While I am not going to rant (it will do me no good) I need to know how to best proceed here. While this is the second new vehicle I have purchased from GM if this trend is to continue with this vehicle it will be my last if I end up having to unload to car due to issues that make it non trustworthy.