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#11379 of 18329 V4 and sometimes V 8
May 22, 2003 (12:34 pm)
This was in the newspaper this morning.
DESTINED FOR DEACTIVATION
General Motors has announced that it will equip three of its SUVs with its Displacement on Demand engine technology for the 2005 model year. Customers who order the GMC Envoy XL, Envoy XUV or Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT with the optional V8 engine will get Displacement on Demand as standard equipment. The system works by deactivating half the engine's cylinders when the vehicle is at cruising speed, increasing fuel economy by about eight per cent. All cylinders fire when heavy acceleration is needed. This isn't the first time GM has tried to market this technology. It appeared on the Cadillac DeVille back in 1981 with disastrous results, but the automaker says it has since ironed out all the problems.
#11380 of 18329 RE: Rubber moldings
May 22, 2003 (12:42 pm)
Go back to message 10053 - the bulletin's there. The search engine works quite well.
Link to Message 10053
#11381 of 18329 Question re. AUTO CLIMATE CONTROL on '02 Envoy SLT
May 22, 2003 (3:16 pm)
I took my Envoy in for its 36,000 mile maintenance this morning. The grand total came to $545.41 Apparently, additional service was needed on the following: alignment ($199), power steering flush ($74.99), and brake fluid flush ($129). I was notified of the additional service needs via phone call from the service advisor.
Anyway, on the way home from the dealer this afternoon, the exterior temperature on my auto-climate display showed 60 degrees and remained at that temperature for the duration of my trip (approx 10-15 minutes). 'Thing is, it sure didn't seem like 60 degrees at the time...more like 65 degrees. I haven't driven it since. Is it possible that the system could be stuck for some reason? Is it possible that the climate-control system could have been inadvertently altered by the mechanic? Or is it just in my mind? (the latter, I hope). Thanks in advance for your help.
May 22, 2003 (3:20 pm)
I to am a happy TB owner. Last week i tried my first tow. No problem in the WV & VA mountains in fact it was better than the 99 GMC X-Cab V-8. This is the best tk i ever owned.Majestic red & sandlewood.
May 22, 2003 (4:05 pm)
"alignment ($199)" ?? That's a $50 job!
"power steering flush ($74.99)" - takes 10 minutes and a quart of fluid, but not recommended at 36K
"and brake fluid flush ($129" ?? - takes 20 minutes and a quart of fluid, and not necessary unless you've been towing 6,000 lbs around with you everywhere you go for 36K miles.
I would definitely have a meeting with the service manager - those prices, and services done without manufacturer's recommendation, are ridiculous.
#11385 of 18329 Edmunds Pricey Maintenance
May 22, 2003 (7:29 pm)
The Edmunds Maintenance Guide will tell you what we think your 36k service should have cost.
I just looked at this guide and can't figure out why Edmunds would recommend changing the automatic transmission fluid and filter at 15,000 miles on a 2002 Envoy. That seems to be quite unusual and against the recommendations in the owners manual. And then Edmunds shows that it should be done again at 30,000 and 45,000 miles. I wonder why Edmunds thinks it has to be done every 15,000 miles??
#11386 of 18329 Maybe under the most harsh conditions -
May 22, 2003 (7:33 pm)
simply go by what your manual suggests. Maybe Edmunds has an "in" deal with their local GM service advisor? Spiff money?
#11387 of 18329 Trailblazer Stalled on the Highway
May 22, 2003 (7:34 pm)
I was travelling around 60mph yesterday when my 2002 TB STALLED. Everything shut off. I had to go across 2 lanes of traffic with no power steering or power brakes. What is going on?
I read back a few months about stalling problems but couldn't find any new info. NATURALLY, dealer could find nothing wrong!!!! This is incredible!
This is the 8th major item to happen to this piece of garbage in the past 18 months I have owned it - so far
1. Wipers stopped working
2. Gas Guage stopped working
3. Intermittent wipers stopped working
4. Catylytic converter and exhaust replaced
5. Fuel line recall
6. 4wd Drive stuck in 4 Low
7. Stalling at Highway Speeds
What is also amazing is that everytime I take it to the dealer he has no parts and I have to wait 2 weeks to get parts in, then schedule another appointment to get the item actually fixed.
Of course now the car is out of warranty and the dealer starts telling me about how wonderful the warranty is. I questioned whether or not the car is supposed to last only 18 months!
Anyway, sorry for venting but this is the biggest piece of garbage I have ever owned. Any thoughts on the next steps, especially in light of the highway speed stalling would be appreciated.
May 22, 2003 (8:56 pm)
The tranny fluid change recommendation could be a mistake carried over from somewhere. Please send a Feedback Form if you don't mind and reference your manual (I'd do one myself but I've already complained about something else today and don't want to push my luck <g>). Thanks!