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Chevrolet TrailBlazer, GMC Envoy, Buick Rainier, GMC Envoy XL, Isuzu Ascender, Oldsmobile Bravada, SUV
#17378 of 18329 Recall info seen on MSNBC (rear door latch)
Oct 28, 2005 (11:42 am)
DETROIT - General Motors said on Friday that it was recalling nearly 106,000 sport utility vehicles in the United States and Canada to fix a rear door latch that may not close properly due to corrosion.
Alan Adler, a spokesman for the world's largest automaker, said the 105,893 vehicles affected by the potential safety defect included Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT and GMC Envoy XL SUVs from the 2002-2003 model years.
He said one alleged injury had been caused by the faulty door latch.
A small number of 2003 model Isuzu Ascender SUVs are also affected, Adler said. GM builds the Ascender for Isuzu Motors Ltd.
A total of about 98,000 of the recalled vehicles were registered or sold in Northeast and Midwest U.S. states, where corrosion can occur due to winter road salt.
An estimated 7,893 vehicles sold in eastern Canada are also affected, Adler said.
Oct 28, 2005 (10:32 pm)
the 2007 model will have independent rear, kind of like the Ford Exploder, not sure if I would like this? I believe The TB's will take a hit in Towing Cap.
#17380 of 18329 Re: Surge/Clunk from day one [rye78]
Oct 31, 2005 (7:00 am)
BE CAREFUL OF THINKING IT IS THE DRIVE SHAFT. I had these same symptoms, and my cousin, who is an experienced auto mechanic opined that it was the universal coupling/drive shaft. He came to pick up the truck to take to his shop to replace the thing and wouldn't you know it...the tranny died. Turns out the clunk was from within the transmission and was some sort of sun gear or star gear or something. A quick Google, and I discover that this is a known defect in these transmissions and has since been replaced (mine was an '02 too). $1800 later and I have a rebuilt tranny that's not quite the same as it used to be. Have this checked out before the tranny dies, as I understand that there is a lot less to fix if you catch it in time.
Just my $.02.
#17381 of 18329 Re: Surge/Clunk from day one [pjsmith]
Nov 01, 2005 (9:36 am)
Hi: I am very interested in this as my 02 Envoy also has the surge/clunk (worse in cold weather). My dealer cannot fix it. I have a case open w/ GM. However, I was told that "an open case" just means the dealer submitted the complaint, and it may or may not be addressed. Would you please post more information about your google search and any additional info that I can use to support the fix? I hate the surge/clunk. Thanks-
#17382 of 18329 Part Number for amber mirror turn signal
Nov 02, 2005 (4:25 am)
Help! The passenger side door mirror on my 2002 Envoy had a collision with the side of the garage door opening. It folded back as it is supposed to, but the amber plastic turn signal assembly on the bottom side of the mirror was damaged. I need to replace only the amber part of the passenger mirror. I cannot find a part number. Anyone out there know what it is or can tell me where to look so I can order a new one?
#17383 of 18329 Re: Part Number for amber mirror turn signal [hardhawk]
Nov 02, 2005 (6:44 am)
Lens numbers are 88944062 and 88944063 depending on R or L
#17384 of 18329 Re: Part Number for amber mirror turn signal [01_hoe]
Nov 02, 2005 (7:04 am)
Thanks dor the info! I appreciate it.
#17385 of 18329 recent GMC TV commercial
Nov 03, 2005 (12:53 pm)
I hope GM is not serious about having suspension engineers performing complex suspension design work with pencils and paper. Having the commercial done in front of a CAD workstation is just as easy. Not sure what GM marketing folks were thinking???
#17386 of 18329 Re: Trailblazer Steering and Handling [gogogodzilla]
Nov 04, 2005 (11:59 am)
I understand the the new SAAB is fundamentally a trailblazer - with a few nice SAAB like do dahs in the interior, but a significantly more sport car like suspension system. You might look into one.
#17387 of 18329 Rear Suspension
Nov 04, 2005 (8:40 pm)
I wondering i am gettting alot of boom in the rear of my 03 tblazer i am feeling the bumps. Now i do have 68k on it is it time for new springs and shocks or stabalizer link? I want the same ride i got when i bought it can i get it or what do i need to do. There is no leaking in either shock but it sound pretty bad and it rides bad. So what do you all think bilstein or someone else. Will the dealer replace the coil springs? they are covered under gmpp thanks.