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#198 of 505 transmission and electrical system
Oct 21, 2006 (5:10 am)
2003 Chevy Trailblazer with 34100 miles service engines light comes on, i take it to the dealer who fixes it and recommend I have the transmission and another regular maintenance completed that cost me over 400.00 dollars. Two weeks later I have to take it back because the speedometer went past 115 miles while sitting still, a week later the transmission starts stalling while going forward and the engine fan is running constantly even on start up. Checked the fluid I had none in the transmission. Yet it was suppose to have been filled when maintenance was done. Took it back to the dealer it is no longer under warranty and JUST UNDER A HUNDRED MILES LATER my 2003 Chevy trailblazer which is 3 years old. There is a problem with the transmission in the Chevy trailblazer and I am not the only one experiencing this. Something needs to be done. Help
#199 of 505 Re: Problem with 2002 Traiblazer Hesitating during Acceleration [ralo44]
Oct 21, 2006 (5:17 am)
don't pay was told the same thing yesterday mine is 2003 with less than 35000 miles, transmission was serviced and it stalled when i took it to the dealer i was told the fan wwent out but why was the fluid missing from the transmission after 4 weeks.??? Gmac has a problem we all have to stick together on this one. Follow the link to report it https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov
#200 of 505 Chevy Trailblazer
Oct 26, 2006 (8:10 pm)
Warning for everyone who owns a trailblazer... My family and I have purchased 7 of these vehicles and have ALL had major issues. If it drives well now, trade it in. We have gone through GM assistance as i have read many others have and they are Zero (0) help. I lost my transmission recently and they decided to string me along for a month telling me i was eligible for a 50/50 only to have two AVM (area vehicle managers) change their mind and leave me with the full bill ($3200) and a $1200 rental to boot. After a month they decided this because despite all the documented issues it had, It still made it close to 90,000 miles. They said the average life of a GM tranny is 100,000 miles so I was the low end of an average lifespan. They did offer a loyalty certificate for $2000 toward a new vehicle though. I told him what to do with that. This all happened after the transmission flush. My service record was perfect, never towed with it, etc. It was towed 5 times due to issues with the tranny since the day I bought it. I even provided GM Assistance with 7 vin numbers of chevy pickups and this trailblazer that i have owned since 1999 and they still didn't care. My fathers two trailblazers are 1 year old and they both live at the dealer getting fixed. My brother won a lemon law suit on his. They have made a family of loyal GM (Chevy) owners trade in these P.O.S. and buy other non-GM lines. I am now anti-GM (as you can tell)and I hope you all get out before they have a chance to do this to you.
#201 of 505 02 Envoy or Trailblazer Transmission Failure
Oct 30, 2006 (12:15 pm)
Although I'm an Envoy owner, I'm posting this here because the TB has the same transmission
At 68,000 miles my 02 Envoy transmission failed as a result of faulty sunshell gear. Failure occured as I was merging into traffic..could have been very bad, but luckily there was a median so I could pull over. My local dealer diagnosed the problem over the phone...tells you how aware they are of the issue. Next day they called with an estimate of $1100.00. I called GM assistance (1-800-790-5600) and they've offered 50%. I have to pay the whole bill and then have to go through the hassle of sending in paperwork (original repair order, proof of payment, & proof of ownership) which I thought was bogus because I was going to a GM dealer to have repairs made...but since this multi-million dollar company doesn't have an online claims center I have no choice.
In the event GM issues a recall I'd get reimbused the remaining amount. The only way we'll see a recall is if everyone reports their issue to the National Highway Transportaion & Safety administration. https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov
#202 of 505 Re: 02 Envoy or Trailblazer Transmission Failure [audreyb]
Oct 30, 2006 (6:02 pm)
I had the same issue with my 02 Trailblazer, except I called GM and they offered me no assistance because I bought it used... Mine only has 56,000 miles on it. I am now stuck with a $1,350 bill to pay because of GM's faulty part - the dreaded sunshell. I asked if they have considered a recall on this part and they claim that they are unaware of any problems with it...
Any ideas on what I can do now??
#203 of 505 Re: 2002 Trailblazer Tranny Fell apart last night [taluhlabelle12]
Nov 03, 2006 (8:48 am)
I just wanted to let everyone here know that YES in fact Chevy does admit to the problem with the reaction gear/sun shell/reverse sun gear, whatever the mechanics want to call it. i posted here in beginning of october(#197)...now let me tell you the outcome. I did explain that my dealership gave me a free rental car and i was waiting to hear back from GM about covering the cost of fixing the transmission....well the dealership called me back before GM did and they had my trailblazer fixed already at NO charge. i informed dealership that i hadnt heard back from GM yet and he said neither did he but he knew they would pay the repair cost so he went ahead and fixed it.......i had my truck back the day after i brought it in for the diagnosis. I then heard back from GM...they had called dealership before they called me and found out the truck was fixed so she (specialist at GM) said to me ok good luck.......i said hold on a minute....i want a warranty......dealership gave me 12/12,000 with the new transmission and I want better, told her i had read posts on this website and someone got a 7/100,000 and thats what i want.......she asked me to give her a week to work on it and i said fine...she called me exactly one week later and offered me a 6/72,000 warranty on the transmission for free so i took it. the bill for the transmission was about 1300.00..i believe the part itself was 200 maybe....the rest was labor...they tried to give me a receipt with no prices on it since they covered it but i got them to give me a copy of the one they were sending to GM headquarters but i dont have it with me as i am at work and cant give you the exact numbers.......i do know i was quoted 2200 from AAMCO before i got GM to pay for it. i did as much research as i could because i didnt have the money to fix it.
Everyone needs to call GM and just fight for it........ask for a specialist........dont deal with the first person who answers the phone and know what you are talking about when you call them. let them know you did your research and this is a defective part, tell them you went on the internet and couldnt believe how many people had the same exact problem you did.....its called a silent recall!!!!when they tell you to take it to a GM dealer for a diagnosis tell them fine but that they are paying for it.....if you bought your truck at a "family" dealership you may have better luck than others.....i do believe that was why i got mine fixed for free and by the next day. good luck to everyone i hope this is of some help to you all.
#204 of 505 Re: 2002 Trailblazer Tranny Fell apart last night [taluhlabelle12]
Nov 05, 2006 (2:41 pm)
I have not had a major tranny failure (yet?) but I have been following this thread and I need someone to let me know if they have ever experienced this BEFORE their own failure.
When it's cold and I drive away from the house, something causes my 02 TB to kind of BOG DOWN. I feels like I'm not shifting from 1st to 2nd and there is a kind of WHOOSHING sound like a fan is running at high RPM.
I just drive slow out of my suburban neighborhood and by the time I get to the major roads something has warmed up and I'm off to the races.
Tips or ideas on this would be great.
#205 of 505 Re: 2002 Trailblazer Tranny Fell apart last night [chewie65]
Nov 05, 2006 (3:54 pm)
That sounds like the viscous fan clutch. In cold weather it takes a little while for the fluid to warm up, causing the fan to run at a faster than normal speed. If that's the only time it happens it probably isn't a problem. If it starts to do it all the time the clutch may need replacement.