Well my check coolant level screen is coming on and I had it topped off in Oct 3rd and also last May. So I am pretty sure I am leaking somewhere.
Oil looks clean and no puddles that I have noticed.
I am out of warranty, but I have a GMPP.
I have to pay for the rental and to pressure test the system. If they find that it is a mechanical failure GMPP will pick up the tab minus my $50 deductible.
What are the common leaks or coolant issues? I would hate to be out of pocket for something easy.
11-04-08, 05:44 PM
Common for the '04 & '04 radiators to develop a leak. Mine was replaced under warranty when I was getting the low coolant warnings.
EDIT: Oh, and it's hard to notice the leak because it falls onto the plastic below the radiator but doesn't always reach the ground.
11-04-08, 05:58 PM
I have had my radiator replaced 4 times. It seems to like sitting idling in the fog, after driving it in the fog. Idk but up here in washington it rains a lot also.
11-04-08, 07:51 PM
i just posted last week about this.... had the rad replaced under warranty
11-04-08, 08:17 PM
Ron, maybe I didn't understand correctly, but would you have to pay only $50 (the deductible portion) to get a new radiator assuming the leak check showed a problem? That's not too bad, except the rental of another car and all. Bummer that it wasn't discovered when it was on the original warranty.
If it is the radiator im only out the $50 ded, and they would cover the rental as long as it is a 2+ hours of labor.
my v was in the shop monday to have the bumper replaced after a service tech had in accident in it taking it to the work area that is when they noticed my radiator was leaking they replaced it under warranty.
Well just got the call.
The pressure tested the system and it was something small.
$65 so I pay $50 and $45 for the rental.
Once I go pick it up I will get the rest of the details.
11-05-08, 05:39 PM
Ron, that's not bad. Really.
For under a hundred bucks, you've got a new radiator. Heck, you're suppose to flush out your coolant system every so often (two years?) and put new coolant in anyway, and that costs the bigger part of a C note as it is. You done good.
Nope no radiator.
They replaced the surge tank pressure cap.
01-17-09, 03:26 PM
I just had my radiator replaced under CPO warranty. I could smell coolant and the service writer said it was common. Now I am good to go.
Didn't want to start a new thread.