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#6118 of 6471 Re: OnStar and cell phone question [ahightower]
Dec 11, 2006 (8:37 pm)
I have a 2004 Tahoe Z71 with the same set up. Mine does the same thing as yours. I assumed that this is the only way to answer the call. I did not know this and it took a few times of trying to answer the phone before I figured it out. You would think that it could be answered by pushing the button on the steering wheel. I guess that would make too much since and so Chevy decided to not set it up that way it appears.
Also remember that come January 2008 you have to have the new OnStar system to use your OnStar Phone. I have generation 5 hardware in my Tahoe according to OnStar. They also told me as of 06/14/06 that they were at generation 6. I was told that my hardware is analog/digital ready and has to be upgraded to the Digital system. I was also told by OnStar that they will pay to have this upgraded in your vehicle if you need it, but you have to purchase a 3-year service contract at $549.00. Which really isn't that bad. I pay $16.95 every month as it is right now. So it's costing me $610.20 for 3 years the way I have it now. I don't understand why we have to upgrade to digital, other than I was told that they are doing away with the analog service all together. Some new regulation or bill that passed is supposed to be the reason why. This doesn't seem fair or right. I feel for the people who only have the analog system in their vehicle. I was told that they can not be upgraded and won't be able to use their OnStar come Jan 2008.
#6119 of 6471 Re: Tahoe owners that tow trailers cont'd.... [johnny4016]
Dec 12, 2006 (5:18 am)
For the brake controller, you should look into buying the Tekonsha Prodigy. It's the best one on the market and shouldn't cost you more than $129. The '04 Z71 has a plug for the Produgy harness to plug into, so you could install it yourself. I had the trailer dealer install mine as I negotiated that and the weight distribution/sway control hitch as part of the deal when I bough my trailer.
#6120 of 6471 EPA News Flash........dah
Dec 12, 2006 (2:28 pm)
EPA alters test that determines fuel economy
By John O'Dell
Los Angeles Times
That 55 mpg hybrid car you've been eyeing might end up being a 44 mpg car if you wait for the 2008 model.
The federal Environmental Protection Agency announced a new system Monday for evaluating fuel economy that will lower mileage estimates for most vehicles.
On average, vehicles rated under the 2008 method will post a 12 percent drop in city-driving mileage and an 8 percent decline in highway mileage, said Bill Wehrum, the EPA's acting assistant administrator for air and radiation.
The new requirements are an effort by the EPA to come up with mileage estimates that more closely reflect the real-world mileage people can expect when they purchase a vehicle.
Under the current system, which has been in effect since 1975 and was last changed in 1984, actual mileage is often far lower than the posted EPA mileage.
Hybrids will be hit harder because the new test eliminates some of the all-electric driving that helped them post impressive results under the present system, Wehrum said.
For the first time, the EPA also will require estimated mileage to be posted on medium-duty pickup trucks, vans and sport utility vehicles.
#6121 of 6471 Re: 2001 Tahoe Transmission or Not?? [lachenda]
Dec 12, 2006 (3:22 pm)
My opinion is that you do not need a new transmission. You probably had something broken loose or something in the shift linkage but as you say it drives ok you really do not need a complete new transmission.
It sounds to me that your dealer is trying to do a serious rip-off with you.
I would take your car to a non-dealer shop for a second opinion.
I'm not a transmission specialist. This is my own opinion only but it really sounds like you are going to be 'hosed' quite bad if you go with your dealer's suggestion.
#6122 of 6471 Re: 2002 Chev Tahoe Transmission Issues [aa555zz]
Dec 18, 2006 (9:58 am)
Can you tell me what process you went through and how you recieved the credit from GM, because I have the exact same issue, please?
#6123 of 6471 Re: common problems? [lgi3020917]
Dec 18, 2006 (11:14 am)
Did you ever find a fix for this problem?
I have a 96 Tahoe and it has 125K and this problem just became very pronounced on startup, and goes away after a 5 or so minutes...
#6124 of 6471 Re: 2001 Tahoe Transmission or Not?? [arrie]
Dec 18, 2006 (5:37 pm)
Thanks for your feedback. I went with my opinion also and took my car out of the shop and took it to my local mechanic. Interestingly, I told him the same story and he found the problem in my sterring column. One $215 part and I'm on the road again. The dealership was attempting a dispicable rip off!! Amazing, a new shifting mechanism and I'm like new! Too bad there are such dealerships!
#6125 of 6471 Re: 2001 Tahoe Transmission or Not?? [lachenda]
Dec 18, 2006 (6:29 pm)
It's so bad but true some car repair shops try to cheat their own customers this bad. You should go and give ear's full to their service manager.
Think about the victims who do not know anything about cars and don't even know to ask for advice. In case like yours they would have paid perhaps $3000 for the $250 fix. And probably the dealer would have left the original transmission in and just fixed the shift linkage.
#6127 of 6471 A visit to the dealer...
Dec 29, 2006 (9:40 am)
I took my truck into the dealer to fix the following (posted previously): exhaust popping, intermediate steering shaft noise, and DIC language issue. Their response as follows: exhaust popcorn noise is "normal" expansion noise - not fixed; steering shaft - fixed by greasing; DIC language issue - not fixed as they could not reproduce it. Told me someone must have accidentally hit the buttons on the steering wheel. Of course, this is bunk, as I am the only one who uses my truck. I hope I can prove it to them so they will fix it. Service writer stated that they did not want to install a $600 part unless it was really needed. I will try again when the issue recurs, and if I am not satisfied, I will escalate it up the chain (service manager, dealership owner, regional manager, etc.). I've got six or seven months left of the warranty, so I have a bit of time.
Thanks to all who helped me confirm the intermediate steering shaft problem. I guess I will end up buying the kit and greasing it myself next time it happens.