This is for any newcomers or potential buyers of e assist GM 2.4 ecotech motors (LaCrosse, Malibu, Regal).
Last year I landed what I thought was a great deal on a 2012 Regal with e assist. After many problems and repairs within one year, I learned the hard way why to NEVER get any vehicle with this motor. the largest flaw, and most expensive of course, is the motor/generator setup and pulley system. Horrible design and should have been recalled!
Also of note, the 2012 ecotech regal is rated the worst model year of all regals...... I guess $4,500 bucks wasn't such a great deal after all. should have researched
Here is the most relevant forum link I can find on this. please do some research before even considering this purchase as I've had pretty much every problem discussed in this link.
Edited by kevandkaye, 16 May 2021 - 04:34 PM.