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jdave0007

Spark Coolant Overflow Issue

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My 2013 Spark just broke 100k miles and for the second time I'm going to have to replace the coolant overflow reservoir for the second time because of a leak.  I've been reading on the forums and this seems to be a pretty common issue people are experiencing.  The first time I had it replaced was within the first 50k miles and it was not covered under my warranty. Shouldn't this be a recall of some sort? Or are we just expected to replace this park every 50k miles or so?  Sure...the cost isn't major, but if it went unnoticed it could cause some serious engine damage.

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Recalls are done for safety reasons. If it was an oil leak that could cause a fire then maybe. But since it is coolant its not considered a safety issue and so no recall. 

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The PCV valve and coolant overflow have been ubiquitous problem on older models. Hopefully my 2017 LS has fixed those defects. Yesterday I got my 1st free oil change at the dealer when the remaining oil life meter showed 22%. The dealer did a fine job, washed the car, filled air in all tires and topped off all fluids. I love driving this small car and especially the smooth CVT tranny. 

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