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So.. this doesn't really change anything.
 
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I just did an intake and valve cover on a 2014 with 115,000 miles. I wonder if I would be eligible for reimbursment even though I did the repair myself?
 

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It's just gonna fail again. Same as the water pump extended warranty.
This is key. It's just going to fail again. They didn't change anything about the design, and owners might find it difficult to get their vehicles covered because the letter instructs you to NOT bring your vehicle in unless there's a check engine light. Failure of the missing intake manifold will not trip a check engine light unless it is a contributing factor to another fault (P0299, for example). What's worse is, that entire time, you'll be burning more oil (which will poison the catalytic converter, which they won't cover), lose fuel economy, and lose responsiveness/power. Based on boost leak testing, we've seen the OEM valve start leaking after around 30,000 miles, even before it outright fails!

However, if you do get GM to replace it, this would be a perfect time to install the V3.4+ PCV Fix Kit. This kit has 2 years of maturity and reliability, with several improvements over the years. Having a new intake manifold allows you to get a fresh slate to install the kit as a preventive measure, since you won't need to clean out a ton of deposits. The V3.4+ kit is a true redesign and upgrade to the PCV system that makes the check valve easily serviceable. A failure-prone replacement manifold will ultimately not offer you the peace of mind of knowing you can swap out a valve in 2 minutes, and the kit comes with two valves so you always have a spare in the glove box.

You can get more details on the V3.4+ PCV Fix kit here: https://cruzekits.com/shop/ols/products/v3-gm-14l-turbo-luvluj-pcv-check-valve-fix-kit
 

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Got that same letter almost 2 years ago for my 2012. Took into dealership with all my other $1,ooo's & $1,000's of dollars, Not joking at all and was told I was over the year mark, and 5000 over the mileage. I showed him my handy dandy 3 ring binder that is almost full of repair receipts, at the time 3 year maybe of ownership. Needless to say the German/Irish came out in me, and I let it be known throughout the whole dealership as well as parking what 🐔 s**ts they were. 5,000 miles over, still shake my head over that.
 

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It's not a Cruze, it's his relative from europe, opel astra j 1.4 turbo 140 ponies
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Luckly there are cheap permanent fixes. Better than vw where the timing chain explodes at 40k miles.
 
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