General Motors has began notifying 778,956 owners of various vehicles that they will need more frequent oil changes due to high warranty claims on several models.
Affected vehicles include the Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Terrain, Buick LaCrosse and Regal models, all 2010-2012 model years. Those vehicles powered by a 2.4-liter LAF and LEA four-cylinder engine are being asked to take their vehicles to the dealership so that a software update will trigger the oil change warning light sooner.
The American automaker began updating the software in December after seeing warranty claims for worn-out balance chains. Product investigators discovered that more frequent oil changes will help the chains last longer. The program will not be considered a recall since it’s not a safety issue.
General Motors declined to disclose the number of claims.
[Source: Automotive News]
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