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Posting here as a matter of principle, my 2019 Traverse AWD started burning oil at 55k. I am adding 1/2 QT every 1k miles. This is a new situation, first 50k zero adds between regular oil changes. I have a service appointment coming up to diagnose, will report back.
 

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Let us know what they find...
 

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Dealer service dept states they will only investigate anything possibly related to this after putting me on an oil consumption monitoring plan. I was due for an oil change and they changed it. At the next 1k I bring the car back and they check the level. Comment from rep "1/2QT oil consumption per 800-1k miles is normal" and I said no and that is not acceptable for me to have to add any oil especially at 55k. We'll see what we look like in a few weeks...
 

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Dealer service dept states they will only investigate anything possibly related to this after putting me on an oil consumption monitoring plan. I was due for an oil change and they changed it. At the next 1k I bring the car back and they check the level. Comment from rep "1/2QT oil consumption per 800-1k miles is normal" and I said no and that is not acceptable for me to have to add any oil especially at 55k. We'll see what we look like in a few weeks...
That is 100% standard verbiage I've heard from GM, Honda, BMW and other dealers/manufacturers.

Which I find to be absolute garbage because...

4 quarts every 10,000 miles will ruin every sniffer in the exhaust and the sour the CAT
...this. Catalytic converters cannot cope with a lot of oil and the O2 sensors are certainly not happy coated in oil either.

And knowing CATs are very expensive to replace and oftentimes difficult to replace I'm not sure I'd be willing to accept any oil burning as "normal".
 
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Posting here as a matter of principle, my 2019 Traverse AWD started burning oil at 55k. I am adding 1/2 QT every 1k miles. This is a new situation, first 50k zero adds between regular oil changes. I have a service appointment coming up to diagnose, will report back.
I have a 2012 Traverse that started using oil about a quart every 1000 miles. I removed the air tube from the filter to the throttle. Oil was inside. 2012 doesn’t have a PCV valve, just a metal unit with small inlet hole and two small exit holes. This plugged and pressurized the engine and oil was pushed into the intake. I replaced this can and increased hole sizes almost double. Stopped my oil consumption. I don’t know if the 2019 has the same. Check for oil in the air intake, if it’s there, probably the positive crankcase tube is plugged. I also spray a little cleaner into the rube to this every oil change.
 

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After 1.1k miles nothing noticeable lost on the dipstick reading. The Chevy dealer recorded that & said to bring it back if it happens in the future. I will continue to update. I wonder if when they changed the oil last go around when I had to add, if they missed a Qt on the fill and it just burned down to the low point. I didn't check it until I started getting the low light when I started adding 1/2 Qt every 1k.
 

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I doubt they missed a quart. My 2019 burned oil too. About a quart between oil changes consistently. GM' s CYA "normal" oil consumption range is up to a quart per 1,000mls. In other words, they will never do anything about an engine burning oil.

GM vehicles are the only modern vehicles I have owned that burned oil.
 

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several other big name automakers have service bulletins regarding oil burning.
Subaru, bmw, acura.
 
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