Hello I am new here. I apologize for the length of my post but I am at my wits end and don't know what to do.
I purchased my Cobalt in Feb. 2005. It had 4 miles on it at the time and I had never had a problem with it. SInce buying it, the dealership I got it from has gone out of business sometime in 2008. I had all my service done at the dealership on a regular basis. So after they closed I got the next oil changed in October 2008, by a friend who does that sort of thing. The last oil change I got was late January of this year at the local Wal-mart. Then a week ago the service engine light came on, the engine made a funny noise and when I turned a corner, it died. I had it towed to the nearest Chevy dealer and they told me the engine was dead and it needed to be replaced. He also told me that in his 15 years of working on cars he had never seen an engine this bad. Now, GM is refusing to honor the powertrain warranty. The car is 4 years old and has less than 34,000 miles on it. How is it possible for the engine to fail like it did? If anyone can offer any kind of advice to help me with this, I would appreciate it more than you know!