- Genesis Model Type
- Equus (2011-2016)
Earlier this week I bought a used 2012 Equus Signature, and the 40 mile drive home from the dealer was marvelous, but a little chilly. Following day, I spent a bit of time in the car, to adjust to it. Put about 100 pleasant miles on it. Following day, I drive the car to work, and the temperature gauge becomes erratic-pegged all the way to hot, then straight to cold-and stayed there for the remainder of my drive. Car sounded fine, and drove fine. 12 miles after this, I come to a stop at a traffic light, and suddenly hear a tap coming from either a valve or lifter-or both. At the same time, the CEL and oil pressure lights came on. Drove the car a further mile, and shut it down. Oil was full and clean, and coolant was full, though there was a coolant smell. I had it towed back to the dealer (at my expense), and they are trying to tell me that it overheated due to a air pocket in the cooling system, and that they would clear that out. Of course, that does nothing for the tap (that I could hear over the radio), or the low oil pressure. Are any of these issues common, and what is the fix? I also noticed that having the climate control set on high temp, it blew cold the entire time. Obviously, any and all advice would be greatly appreciated. First thought is to get out of the deal, but the dealer is extremely resistant!