Hi. They just called and said it passed the bearing clearing test so therefore not covered under warranty. Flowchart for campaign with the boxes and arrows shows that even if passing test if it is knocking final result is techline approval for engine replacement.. Car is knocking, in limp mode and not driveable. It jerks every few feet and almost stops and goes again.. They didn't offer any code info to me. Car was well maintained as it has 188,000 miles. Now it's a paper weight in dealer parking lot until I figure out what to do.
Just sit tight and keep pressure on them, especially when in limp mode and knocking. They try anything to get out of an engine replacement.
The TSB for the bearing test is if it passes
the bearing test, which they introduce pressure and vacuum into the cylinder, if not knocking
, update ECM with latest software, clear adaptive values, clear P1326 DTC with engine running and send customer on their way, but if knocking
, obtain a techline prior warranty authorization to replace engine.
Engine should be replaced.
Now, with that miles, they have the option to replace the engine, give you private party
value for the car, or you keep the car and I believe they give you $2000. Only heard of this
happen once, but just wanted to mention the possibility. I had 172,000 miles and never a problem, engine was replaced and I had the car back in 10 days.
I say they'll replace the engine, but keep us informed as to their determination.