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Well it seems I am back in another situation with my Cruze that I do not know what else to do, this is referenced to my latest post here ( http://www.cruzetalk.com/forum/34-1-4l-turbo/149626-cruze-oil-leak.html ); after taking it into the dealer 19th of last month, they said it was only a lose throttle body & a valve stuck opened it was all cleaned & off I go the car seemed to do good for awhile, but shortly after coming home it throws a code ( P1071 Air flow issue ); well I just ignore it out of frustration & giving it it finally went off; yay ( well I thought!!! ); soo fast forward til 3rd - I noticed my car stopped responding when I pushed the gas & then all at once it kicks up to 4,000RPM & jerks hard - & then it didn't do it anymore so I ignored it hoping it was just a hiccup & call it a day.

Well each day it seem to get worse & now today the engine light came back on & when you push the gas it just go jerking & making a rattling sound & during the rattling sound it lets out some huge blue smoke puffs - the car looses power & goes to about 1,200RPMs & me pushing the gas to try make the car move, but what worries me the most is the rattling the car is making during the delay in response to pushing the gas - The error code for this is ( P1072 O2 Sensor bank 1 running too rich );

Also oil wet spots are on the splash guard underneath the passenger side front end - this car is a 2011 Chevy Cruze with only 62,000+ miles on it & I cannot seem to keep it together it falling a part literally.

NOTE: its used a quart of oil in 15days - so that isn't normal right?

Any advise?
 

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Guys let me ask this question this is my daily grinder - do you recommend further driving or let them tow it out of my drive way monday morning?
 

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Of course, I do not let anyone do anything to my car either myself. Even down to oil changes are done at a GM certified shop.
 

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This is starting to be frustrating to me really. Ever since i have owned this car its nothing but trouble!
 

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Also want to note, that it does run good at times as well. It can run smooth for awhile then it goes back to jerking & then smooth & jerking & blue smoke. So could this be a PCV valve?
 

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Well got some updates here, this morning I got up & went & checked my oil level & it didn't even read on the dip stick. Just to update I put a quart of oil in the morning before & now I don't know how low it is! & there isn't any oil underneath the car or no sign of a huge oil leak under the hood, so where could this much oil go in under 24/hrs?

So I don't plan on driving it to the dealer I am gonna arrange for it to be picked up - also should I top the oil level off before hand?

Also my warranty is good for another couple months so I am within a good window here.
 

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It will run properly for awhile but like when I really noticed it I passed a car & then let out off the gas & then went to push it back down & then it start bucking up & then RPMs dropped & start hearing the rattling & then blue cloud of smoke came out the back covering the other car behind me. It was awful I had to just let it do whatever it did & then just push the gas slightly & then it jerks really hard & then the RPMs jump & off I go again & the it just repeats all the time.

But what really blows my mind - is I have had nothing but issues w/ this engine - the turbo has been replaced 3 times, the PCV valve once, all in a matter of 62,000+ miles which is crazy!! But oh well hopefully they will put a new engine or rebuild this one but I am kinda shy about having a rebuild engine they are never the same ( my opinion );
 

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Thanks Patsy, I have already reached out to GM & they are aware of my situation.

Update : I have finally got my car towed to the dealership, & must wait til tomorrow when the dealership is opened to confirm they received it, also I wanted to know would it be possible for the oil to be past through the turbo & though the inner cooler & then burned up? is this possible? also was 2 & 1/2 quarts low after topping the oil off I said I am not driving this there & just had it towed.

So thoughts on that assuming its passing through the turbo ?
 

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Well I do know its a bit different because I have experienced blown turbos a few times, this time its weird as can be. It will run good & pick up power & then all at once you push the gas & it start jerking RPMs dropping & rattling - but again at times this car runs & picks up speed quickly; but the faster you take it & then let up & then try to repush the gas it will act up just about instantly.

So I am lost here on the issue & hopefully they will do me right this time; as I love this dealership they have always done me fair so lets hope that greed doesn't get into there way on this as I know warranty work isn't as high as coming out of my own pocket. So we shall see & I'll keep everyone updated once I am given some further information.
 

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Yeah its very weird, if it was the turbo which it failed it wouldn't have no power it doesn't act this way at all. This time it jerks & RPM floats between 1,100 to 1,200 RPMs & jerks & then rattles abit & blue smoke & then it will jump to 4,000 RPMs after a hard jerk & off I go again quickly.

& when I had a blown PCV valve I had oil in the driveway wasn't much but it was some, so another thing I am trying to figure out is where did 2 1/2 quarts of oil go in under 24/hrs which needles to say if nothing on the ground its being consumed in the engine ( burned up ); so in any event I am sick of this engine & I am hoping in good faith that GM will just put a new engine in my car due to all the concerns & issue's that I have experienced w/ this car. Most can go through these threads & see the issue I have had :)

But in any event I love my Cruze & wouldn't trade it for nothing I am die hard Cruze fan all the way guy/gals!!!
 

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Update : Well I got a call from the dealership that my car is now ready for pickup, it seems that it had a blown PCV valve & it was replaced. Now am I totally satisfied w/ this I am not quite sure actually as I have a blown PCV valve & it didn't consume that much oil.

So I am really not sure at this point but I must accept it as I don't know what else to do?
 

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Oh of course, I won't expect nothing more. But it just seems nothing is working but fingers crossed all is wrong w/ it was a PCV valve then all good & fine - but w/ the level of confidence I have in that car is very low.

So lets hope this fixed it huh? I'll keep everyone updated & in the loop how all this plays out.
 

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Update : Well I went picked my car up this afternoon, they repaired the PCV cover & shinned my car & cleaned my engine bay. The car seem to run really nice responded & picked up quickly & done really nice. Plus had a oil change even tho I had 50% left on oil life - while it was there I decided to do it.

Well a couple hours into the drive & I pull into my driveway - I smell oil - so I popped the hood & to my surprise I see oil all over the side of the engine all over the alternator air filter housing & on top of the EcoTech cover & all down on the bottom of the ground big puddle all new clean oil all over the place!!

So now its gotta be towed right back to the dealership tomorrow - any thoughts on what this can be?
 

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Checked my paper work, it seems they changed the cover & drove it 7 miles w/o issue. Is this something that could just blow that quickly again?
 

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Discussion Starter · #43 ·
Unfortunately for me huh Robby, so I think its best to tow it or do you think it will make it & get some oil to go w/ me? What do you suggest Robby?
 

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Oh of course no foul to the dealer, they did a nice job on cleaning my ride really nice engine bay and all. Plus hey we are human we make mistakes & plus things happen part of life! So now its more then 15 miles I am 26+ miles away from dealer.

Now to give a better detail on what is happening I noticed on the back of the cam cover toward the passenger side there is a small look like rubber flap hanging out just slightly under the cover & oil is all located to that side only, not the driver side at all, I won't touch anything as I am no savvy car worker - so just mainly looked around for the spot its leaking from & that is the only location I see.
 

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Update : I checked the oil & it was some low so I cleaned some of the oil off the top of the engine & drove it for a very small drive & I did notice the same type of issue as before I would push down on the gas & it just sit there no pick up whatsoever & it rattle very slightly, didn't notice any smoke tho.

So I parked back in my driveway & opened the hood & seen alot of more sprayed out oil all over where I cleaned it off so I decided not to drive the 27+ miles wasn't sure what could happen during that time. So I have called GM roadside assistance & w/o issue they came got the car.

It will be monday before I hear anything so once I get a update I will be sure to let everyone know what the issue is now.
 

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Update : It seems my car still isn't ready - today they called w/ a update that they have cleaned the engine off & have test drove it & has had it on the diagnostic machine. This is the part that confuses me why put the car on a diagnostic machine when its clearly spraying out of the top of the engine ( or I assume it is ) by the way it looks. So why would they put this on a diagnostic machine there wasn't any engine light on or anything when it was towed back to them?

But the tech hasn't updated me on any cause or anything of that as of now, so just kinda in the dark still yet.
 
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