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#325 of 505 2003 Trailblazer/Transmission Problems???
Jul 31, 2008 (8:53 am)
I have a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer, LT, extended, that I bought in 2/08, with 60,000 miles on it, and have had nothing but PROBLEMS with it. It had a 3 month, 3,000 mile warranty, BUT it was in and out of the shop for weeks at a time less than a week after I purchased it.
Now, the transmission sounds like it is having a hard time shifting gears. Even though it was May before I got my vehicle back from the dealer/shop, they won't even consider having the transmission looked at, much less pay for it. I would really appreciate any suggestions/comments Thanks
#326 of 505 Re: 2003 Trailblazer/Transmission Problems??? [ticadoo]
Jul 31, 2008 (10:49 am)
Well, I'm sorry to say that all of us that have experienced this problem has had to have our transmission rebuilt. I have a 2002 which I bought with 8 miles on it, which is in the shop right now getting redone. Apparently there is some part, called the sunshell, that is a really weak piece of crap. Which tends to break. I haven't heard anything from the garage that I took mine to last week, but they were not surprised. But since you have so much problems with yours I would really recommend that you give your dealership a good tongue lashing. Since they have had it so much out of the 3 months that you have had it. It really is up to them, but GM does give each dealership so much money a year, from what I hear, for this goodwill assistance program. But it is totally up to the dealership. If you have no luck there I would highly recommend you talking to a lawyer. Sorry to say. I wish you luck. I'll let everyone know what the garage says. Due to get mine back anyday now.
#327 of 505 Re: 2003 Trailblazer/Transmission Problems??? [ticadoo]
Jul 31, 2008 (11:21 am)
Have a look at post 320 if you haven't already. Some good info and advice there.
#328 of 505 Re: 4L60E/4L65E trans info [fordfan_17]
Aug 01, 2008 (3:51 pm)
I was wondering if you could tell me how to find out what transmission I have in my 02 Trailblazer? I guess I am trying to learn if my transmission is one day going to quit on me. I have about 16,000 miles on the Trailblazer (yes the mileage is correct).
I have taken my truck into dealership while under warranty due to my experiencing revving engine (high rpm) at start-up (hot or cold) then after about two blocks or so driving (very little power) the transmission then shifts and the truck runs normal. The dealership said they could not find the problem even after they sent me off twice with a box hooked up which was supposed to record the problem as I pushed buttons in sequences when the problem was happening. Dealership said both times that nothing was showing recorded on this box and they could not help me. Naturally now Aug 2008 I am out of warranty but the problem still happens intermittently. I appreciate your help and thanks for the post.
Aug 14, 2008 (8:56 am)
I have an 03 TB with some type of shifting problem. It seems be starting off in second gear. From second gear and up it shifts fine.I put it in a low gear and it got stuck there for a while. Shifting to reverse is kind of harsh. Some one tell me what is going on
#330 of 505 Re: 04-05 Transmission Problems? [57chevrolet]
Aug 27, 2008 (3:10 am)
Don't do it, I have a 2006 Chevy Trailblazer and I just started having problems with my transmission. It shifts but jerks real hard when it does. Normally it does'nt start the jerking until I have driven it for a while. It's like once it warms up it starts jerking when pulling out from a stop sign, red light etc; We called the dealership yesterday eveing to see if we could disconnect the battery thinking it could be electronic. We were told it wouldn't hurt anything but he didn't think that would do any good. The warranty is up, he said to bring it in and they would put it on the diagnostic machine. My husband ask if they had a lot of trouble with the transmissions in these vehicles and with no straight answer he said they have had some. He also ask if we bought the vehicle from their dealership. My question is, if this is an on going issue with the Chevy Trailblazer can there not be a class action suit or a recall on this transmission they continue to install in the Chevy's? Thanks Gator Mom
#331 of 505 Re: 04-05 Transmission Problems? [football1]
Aug 27, 2008 (7:23 am)
We have a 2007 TB that has a Stabilitrak malfunction. While driving, the car applies the brakes...no warning...dry pavement...wet pavement...no curves...Cruise on or off!!! We are terrified to drive this vehicle. It is a lease and neither GM nor Graff Chevrolet in Okemos will do anything about it until GM issues a service bulletin. They do not even know why it is doing this so how can they release a service bulletin. They will not release us from the lease nor will they supply an alternative vehicle for the remaining term of the lease. No loaner either!!! The service manager, Matt, told me to be quiet when I told him how angry and scared I was. If there is some kind of legal help available, I sure would like to know. In the meantime, we tell everyone about how we have been treated and warn them to avoid GM at all costs. Our lives are literally at stake and they don't care.
I might also add that our TB is not the only one that is doing this but it seems to be a BIG secret.
#332 of 505 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer 4wdr
Aug 27, 2008 (2:20 pm)
I don't what is happening, maybe it is the engine or transmission because when the car gets hot in the middle of the day than it would switch to a 4 gear and it would always be around 3,000 rpms when you go 65 or 70 just straight road.
And when it is cold it works perfectly fine. 6 cyl 4.2
Please help thank you.
#333 of 505 Re: 04-05 Transmission Problems? [football1]
Aug 31, 2008 (6:51 am)
Thanks for the reply. I think Chevy should issue a recall on the problem. I have found out that there several sensors in the trans that could cause the problem, and they are not cheap to replace. Ours is doing the same thing that yours is doing. So in that sence I think we should all fill a complaint with whom ever we need to. If you know who that is send me a message.
#334 of 505 Yes/File Complaint/Chevy Transmission/TRailblazer
Sep 02, 2008 (5:48 am)
I would like to file a complaint with Chevy also...any body have the contact info?