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GM Service bulletin #10287 Premature timing chain wear

Premature timing chain wear and oil change intervals

Prevent timing chain wear with more frequent oil change intervals

GM has issued a service bulletin #10287 to oil light onaddress a prevent premature timing chain wear issue on the GM vehicles listed below and to reprogram to provide for more frequent oil changes

What causes premature timing chain wear

GM has determined that the original programming for the oil life monitor on the affected vehicles can result in an extended oil change interval that results in timing chain wear, causing a check engine light and an expensive repair.

Fix for premature timing chain wear

GM has issued a software fix to the oil life monitoring system that results in a recommendation for more frequent oil changes

GM vehicles affected by service bulletin #10287

2009 Buick Enclave

2007-2009 Cadillac CTS, SRX, STS

2009 Chevrolet Traverse

2007 GMC Acadia

2009 GMC Acadia

2007 Saturn OUTLOOK

2009 Saturn OUTLOOK

Equipped with HFV6 Engine

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