2011 Equinox Camshaft Actuator Issue

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    2011 Equinox Camshaft Actuator Issue

    My car has had this "rattling" noise for the past few weeks. It started right before I left for a work trip, and upon return on Saturday, has continued. The noise happens mostly when accelerating at lower speeds and when turning. Building on this, last night the check engine light came on. I found a shop willing to take a look at it enough to tell me that it's a camshaft actuator issue. Upon doing some research, it seems like there may have been a recall for certain 2011 Chevy Equinox's from Recall 11195A. However, I keep being told my car doesn't apply to this recall. I find it odd that my vehicle is now having the exact same issue that the recall list, but mine isn't included. Has anyone else experienced something similar? If so, what did you do?

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    Re: 2011 Equinox Camshaft Actuator Issue

    100,000.00 miles 5 years warranty

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    Re: 2011 Equinox Camshaft Actuator Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    100,000.00 miles 5 years warranty
    I bought it in August 2011. So, unfortunately, the warranty is out.

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    Re: 2011 Equinox Camshaft Actuator Issue

    Common problem on LAT for either actuator solenoids to fail. It takes just 10 minutes to replace with simple tools. If your rattling then either your low on oil, or your chain is stretched and slapping around inside. this can cause a camshaft actuator DTC (not the solenoid), or just a gummed up actuator. you need a good shop to diagnose this.

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