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Chevrolet TrailBlazer, GMC Envoy, Buick Rainier, GMC Envoy XL, Isuzu Ascender, Oldsmobile Bravada, SUV
#9507 of 18329 TSB for Passenger Seat Shoulder Belt Too Tight or Cinches Up
Jan 05, 2003 (4:20 pm)
To those that may not have heard about this TSB, it was released in the Nov issue on GM Techlink:
02-09-40-003; Passenger Seat Shoulder Belt Too Tight or Cinches Up (Replace Passenger Seat Belt Retractor Assembly); 2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer, EXT, GMC Envoy, XL, Oldsmobile Bravada
I'm taking this to the dealer tomorrow and I'm going to have them check on this one too:
02-08-62-001; Front Fascia Loose (Replace Front Fascia Pencil Braces); 2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer, GMC Envoy, Oldsmobile Bravada built before VIN breakpoint
#9508 of 18329 Not to start a panic...
Jan 05, 2003 (4:27 pm)
I've heard people mention noises when driving at highway speeds, this could be a point to talk to your service dept about. Personally, I never heard anything unusual in my 2002 TB.
02-03-09-002; Intermittent Boom, Rumbling Noise and/or Disturbance Heard in Passenger Compartment While Driving at Highway Speeds (Replace Rear Coil Springs); 2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer, GMC Envoy with Rear Coil Springs
#9509 of 18329 The Best SUV I've purchased
Jan 05, 2003 (5:27 pm)
I bought my 2002 Bravada in Nov '01, build date 09/01. I have had only two problems with my SUV, both have been mentioned in previous posts. The side mirror actuators and the discoloration of the center hubs on the wheels. Both problems fixed by dealer. Current mileage just turned 18,000 averaging 17.7 mpg with a combination 70/30 highway/city driving. SUV has every option except rear seat entertainment system. Living in the Northeast does present problems during winter months, had a stone hit my windshield during this week's snowstorm that initially resulted in only a small crack. On Friday I needed to use my defrost to melt the accumulating snow on my windshield, the result was a 3 foot crack appeared across my windshield. Has any one had a similar experience? Overall I have been very happy with the performance and ride of the Bravada. I had previously owned a 96 Blazer, 98 Blazer and a 99 Bravada which I traded in for the 02.
#9510 of 18329 suggested improvement
Jan 05, 2003 (5:54 pm)
Well after one week of ownership of an Envoy XL, I only have one suggestion for improvement. A removable second and third row seat would provide a lot more cargo room. Don't some other SUVs have seats that fold and can be removed?
#9511 of 18329 Which Triplet?
Jan 05, 2003 (7:05 pm)
Be prepared to take a huge depreciation hit on the Bravada. Bravada specific parts may be more difficult to obtain in the future. Other than that, shop price as they are all similar.
#9512 of 18329 re: #9508 of 9511 Not to start a panic... by johntr
Jan 05, 2003 (10:29 pm)
>>I've heard people mention noises when driving at highway speeds, this could be a point to talk to your service dept about. Personally, I never heard anything unusual in my 2002 TB.
02-03-09-002; Intermittent Boom, Rumbling Noise and/or Disturbance Heard in Passenger Compartment While Driving at Highway Speeds (Replace Rear Coil Springs); 2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer, GMC Envoy with Rear Coil Springs << I have an intermittant boom when going faster than say, 700 mph. This depends of altitude, temperature and humidity. Oh, and I sometimes hear a disturbance in the passenger compartment too, but I think that's my wife screaming at me to slow down.
#9513 of 18329 for ross1962
Jan 06, 2003 (3:47 am)
YOU would start a panic if I were to see you coming up in my review at 700mph! But I suppose it's like the jetfighters say, "when you see him, it's too late!"
Be sure to flash your highbeams when passing, of course, if you could get up to the speed of light, that wouldn't matter!
#9514 of 18329 LEFT Low-beam out
Jan 06, 2003 (5:49 am)
Quite a few people mentioned that the right headlight had failed prematurely on their vehicle. My left one is out after about 9 months of use. Plan to have dealer replace it.
#9515 of 18329 RE: LEFT Low-beam out
Jan 06, 2003 (6:30 am)
Congratulations! You are now beginning to average out all the RIGHT low beams that have failed! Since they both get their power from the same source (Pin 4 of the Headlight Driver Module relay) I figured it was only a matter of time before the 80%-on DRL system started taking its toll on the Left lamps too. At $20-25 ea. (plus labor if you are not inclined to do it yourself) they will start getting expensive after the warranty runs out.
#9516 of 18329 re: No heat by polarbear6
Jan 06, 2003 (11:00 am)
You may have your dealer check TSB 01-01-38-014 JAN02 Heater - Insufficient Heat To Driver's Feet.
On startup in cold weather, my auto setting channels the heat to the defrost for a while and then circulates. There is also a delay to ensure only warm/hot air is circulated.