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#307 of 499 Re: 2002 chevy trailblazer transmission BLOW OUT [motoma]
May 19, 2008 (4:16 pm)
How did you confirm they know of this? I am having the same problem - my 04 has completely shut down on me while driving twice and then twice has just dropped out of gear while driving. When towed in they tell me they can't find any problem - can't get it to repeat it and give it back to me. Its fine for a few months and then it happens again. I have a feeling they know exactly what it is but are told by GM that unless they can actually observe the problem - not to do anything about it. I would love to find out how often this is happening and confronting them with that information.
#308 of 499 2001 Transmission Problems Trailblazer
May 31, 2008 (9:00 am)
Hi..I am new to this forun but looking for help. I tried to back out of a parking space last night only to find I had no reverse. I was able to drive over the parking lot blocks to get out. I checked fluid (it was low) - replaced it and started to drive again. No reverse still....Now it is taking a long time to shift gears. This is an automatic transmission on a 4 wheel drive trailblazer with approx 91000 miles. Never had any problems or warnings before. Does anyone know what is up with this? Mechanic is unavailable this weekend.
#309 of 499 Re: 2001 Transmission Problems Trailblazer [robied]
Jun 01, 2008 (7:22 am)
The same think happened to me recently. I didn't have the option to drive over the blocks - so had it towed to the dealer. When the dealer called me they asked me what was wrong as they could not find anything the matter with it. They kept it for two days - drove it alot - no repeat. This is same pattern I have had with this transmission. A guy in service told me that the transmission was starting to go bad on it, that this kind of thing could happen intermittently then be fine for several months only to repeat. If you let the car sit for a while, move the transmission through the gears slowly a few times - it will eventually just go away on its own.
#310 of 499 I need a little help, please
Jun 18, 2008 (9:06 pm)
I have a 2004 Trailblazer with 91,000 miles. I just replaced the transmission. I travel dirt roads and cross a creek every work day. I was told the water had done the damage. Anyway, I had the transmission and the catalytic converter replaced. Now, however, it shifts from first to second very hard and one second later shifts again. I have taken it back to AAMCO twice and they tell me there isn't a problem. They reprogram it and the hard shifting seems to get worse before it gets a little better. Freeway driving is fine, but when I drive around town with frequent stops the shifting gets worse. Does anyone know what the problem can be. Reprogramming doesn't help and now my check engine light comes on about a week after it has been reprogrammed...something about an 02 sensor???? What is my next step? Buy a new car??????
#311 of 499 Re: I need a little help, please [shawnee1]
Jun 19, 2008 (7:16 am)
I replaced my CO2 sensor about 90,000 miles. At 91,000 miles, the transmission failed. I have the actual part that failed...it is the sun gear? or sun shield. Not sure what it is called. But it is a manufacturing defect that GM is evidently aware of but hasn't issued a recall on.
#312 of 499 Re: 2004 TB front differential problem [dlucken]
Jul 01, 2008 (7:42 pm)
I just started to have the same problem with my 03. Did you replace all 4 tires and have it work?
#313 of 499 Re: I need a little help, please [robied]
Jul 02, 2008 (4:09 am)
Yes they are VERY aware of it. I went to a dealership recently just looking at what they had, I had an interesting chat with the sales guy in which he actually talked to the newer TBs and used a newer transmission design as a sales point, cause those old one's "were always breaking". Makes you wonder what they will say about the ones being sold now in 5 years.
You know they wonder why they are having trouble and losing customers to Toyota and the others...
#314 of 499 Re: I need a little help, please [mstarr13]
Jul 02, 2008 (6:23 am)
"he actually talked to the newer TBs and used a newer transmission design as a sales point" Hmmmm......Is there any one out there aware of a new trans in these models? If so it's news to me. Of course I would take whatever the salesman says with a grain of salt.
#315 of 499 You need to work with your local chevy dealer
Jul 02, 2008 (5:12 pm)
I've read many of your reviews online of which I've had the same problem: the sun shell on the TrailBlazer. Most of you on here have the same problem and symptoms of the broken down sunshell. While we all would like to think the sunshell is defective and a recall should be in place, we have to remember the hundreds of thousands of units on the market that are perfectly fine. We are speaking to one another in a closed forum all with the same problem, but in reality we are a fraction of one percent of the TrailBlazer's on the market that have the problem. With that being said, I recently picked my TrailBlazer (which has 79,000 miles) up from my local Chevy dealership after receiving goodwill assistance. The goodwill assistance has nothing to do with calling the GM service center. They are the "go between" you and the dealership to make it look like they are the party helping you when in reality goodwill assistance is determined strictly by your dealership. If you receive assistance (as an example, 50% split on the repair cost), it is coming from the dealer. If you do not receive assistance, the denial is coming strictly from the dealer. The Chevy dealerships receive X amount of dollars each year to provide "goodwill assistance", but they approve whether or not they are going to help. Calling a GM 800 number is no assistance. I called GM and the service rep at my dealership flat out told me it is no use. If you want goodwill assistance you have to ask the dealership for it. I was able to get a new sunshell for $660, which would normally run $1,400 to $1,800. They treated me well. The TrailBlazer runs better than ever. Good luck to all.
#316 of 499 Re: 2001 Transmission Problems Trailblazer [robied]
Jul 04, 2008 (3:17 pm)
Hi, just came across this website looking for other people that had a problem with this. I was going to get my hair done yesterday and went around a corner and heard a strange noise, then I noticed my trailblazer shifting weird. Then pulled into a parking spot and went to straighten up and bamm, no reverse. Can anyone tell me what I should do? Do I take it to a dealer or to a transmission shop? I am just dumb founded here that there has been this many problems and GM hasn't done anything about it. I only have a little over 60,000 miles on the darn thing! I want to shoot it! Happy 4th of July!