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#6454 of 6471 2003 Chevy Tahoe
Jul 08, 2011 (6:11 am)
I was once a proud owner of my 2003 Chevy Tahoe, but I started having problems with my gauges on my dash not working properly. I never know what speed I am actual traveling, if my oil gauge is correct, etc. I called my dealer to check on a recall and of course they told me that they did not know of any, so my husband bought our truck to Chevyland dealership here in Shreveport, LA and he was told that it would cost $600 dollars to fix the problem and of course I think that GM ought to pay for the cost of the repair but they won't because my truck as over 200,000 miles on it. Then my A/C and door locks started acting up on my lately, due to the answer I got from the dealer and GM I am not even going to bother taking it to them, but I was going to purchase a 2011 suburban in September of this year and now you can bet your bottom dollar that I will not. I have decided to buy a toyota instead. You would think that after we the tax payers help bail out GM that they would show more appreciation towards their loyal customers, but I guess it's all about making the mighty dollar at that moment and not about keeping a lifetime customer, especially when I have five children and we bought them all brand new Chevrolet from the cobalt to the malibu and now my husband and I have decided to allow each of our children to trade their cars in for toyota and honda' s. Our younger son has all ready gotten a 2011 honda civic, our baby daughter has gone with a toyota corolla S and so has my mother who was a proud owner of a chevy van. So GM what do you think about losing thousands of dollars from our family (8 family members have all ready switched). I think we as consumers need to take a stand and tell GM to stand behind their products or else pay the piper. Let's see what help they will get when they go under again.
#6456 of 6471 Re: 2003 Chevy Tahoe [ngail66]
Aug 06, 2011 (5:34 am)
I had the same problem with my dashboard on my 205,000 mile 2003 Suburban. I was able to get my local Dealer to take care of it for $100 plus the part which I think was $350. Bottom line yes they have a business to run too. Its not only about making money its about customer satisfaction can't have one without the other especially today. I was not happy about it either BUT I was happy with the break in costs, the results and the guarantee I paid for. Im curious how you would have thought GM should cover the hard dollar expenses associated with a 8-year old vehicle? AND if this is the only major expenses (defined as above $500) you have had with the vehicle you're way ahead of the game! You need to look at it this way…regardless of the car you own its always good policy from day one to think "I need to put aside $20 per month for future repairs" in 3-yrs thats $720 in 5-yrs thats $1200 in 7-yrs thats $1680 because inevitably you will have repairs that cost you money. Its call pride of ownership. Yes, no one wants to believe after paying $40K+ for these depreciating assets (daily drivers are not 401K's) that you will have to continue to spend money on it but you will. At the end of the day IF you have $55K into the vehicle after all expenses, ie interest on the money (yep borrowed money is not free), cost of the vehicle, repairs along the way, etc thats still only $0.275 cents per mile! On average it cost $0.58 cents a mile to drive a new car today! You're better off then most people who flip cars every three-to-five years thinking its a wise financial move…thanks to those that do because thats when I buy them! I'm done buying new vehicles…I have learned my lesson that after spending $500K (Remember thats POST TAX dollars) on cars over the last 20-years (yes, I was one of those that bought higher end vehicles and flipped them every three years-smart me) I'm driving the last new purchase, my 2003 Suburban, until it just stops. Its been a great vehicle, gas mileage aside, yes there have been repairs matter-of-fact just yesterday I had the alternator (original equipment) go out which cost me $175 and two hours total time including trip to Autozone and back and its back on the road! Unless you're on the "List" that list of people with 1-3 year buying cycles (yes there is a list) you're not considered a "platinum" customer (with any car dealership) and nor should you be. After all you stopped paying their light bill after your last new car purchase! Btw, that whopping $500-$1500 they made on your purchase only goes so far and what do you think it cost to keep the lights on at a 200,000sf store/facility? Try $50K-$100K+ per month! So yes, its just like any other business treat the customers fairly, with respect and courtesy BUT don't let them keep drinking free coffee! Thats what the bank is for! One last note, if you're really interested in making a statement DON'T buy any new cars…that only helps drive pricing up! One more last statement….that Chevy dealership you have moved away from is more than likely not owned by GM but by a local family or sole proprietor classified as a small business owner. They don't make cars they sell and fix them…its the way they earn living…I'm sure they were will willing to fix your car for a fair price but why would they pull money out of their pockets to do so? They would not…its business 101…good luck!
#6457 of 6471 95 Door locks won't work
Aug 15, 2011 (1:06 pm)
My brother drove my 2 door tahoe one day, gave it back and said a fuse popped. I think it was the accessory fuse in the interior fuse panel...it keeps the door locks, mirrors, and power seats from working. He replaced the dealer fuse (12 bucks) and said it worked...he then moved the seat again and it blew the fuse. I replaced the seats with seats out of a 99 burb...and they work fine (picked up another 12 buck fuse out of the salvage car). However, the door locks and mirrors don't work. I wouldn't think both actuators would go out at the same time as well as mirrors going out completely (they needed replaced anyway, but i don't care about them). Anyone know if it is electrical issue? Why would that fuse allow seats to work but doors not to work? I appreciate anyone's insight
#6458 of 6471 True Market Value help???
Aug 16, 2011 (9:48 am)
Looking to purchase a certified 2008 Chevy Tahoe LTZ with less than 48K miles on it. I live in the NY metro area and all the dealer seem to have a standard asking price of 34K. I was wondering if anybody out there knew the true market value/actual selling price of this vehicle???? Any help would be appreciated.
#6459 of 6471 Re: True Market Value help??? [roadsoda70]
Aug 16, 2011 (9:11 pm)
Edmunds, Kelley's Blue Book, NADA, and AutoTrader for a start. Might check CarMax also.
#6460 of 6471 Re: Rust on Rear Bumper??? [purplej007]
Aug 29, 2011 (12:34 pm)
After GM Customer Service verifies with the dealer that I documented a rusty bumper on my 2003 Z71 suburban well within the corosion warranty period, and that it was clearly a manufacturing defect (rusted from the inside out), they claim that it is not going to pay a cent because the corosion is not all the way through the bumper (at this point it almost is). Beyond the dealer and GM Customer Serivice has anyone found a path forward for this. To be treated like this makes it very difficult to see why "Buying American" benefits anyone.
#6461 of 6471 Re: Rust on Rear Bumper??? [scottybudd]
Aug 29, 2011 (3:58 pm)
Might give the BBB a call.
#6462 of 6471 garage door scratched my liftgate
Sep 14, 2011 (3:09 pm)
I accidentally opened my automatic garage door while my liftgate was up. 2005 Tahoe, Silver Birch Metallic. Left a long scatch. Google pointed me to a product called Dr Colorchip. http://www.drcolorchip.com/
Has anyone had any experience with this product? Thanks.
#6463 of 6471 Re: True Market Value help??? [roadsoda70]
Oct 12, 2011 (1:07 pm)
You might also check cars.com
I purchased my 07 tahoe with 42,500 miles at $26,000 two months ago, found it listed on cars.com, although I live in NM and had to travel to Texas... It was well worth it!!!!! DON'T EVER BUY A GMC ACADIA!!!