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#479 of 498 GM transmission problems
Mar 10, 2011 (11:09 am)
Below is the complaint (personal contact info removed) I sent into Chevrolet's website on 3/6/11 under their customer service contact section. Up until yesterday morning they had not responded. I had to call the 800 # after we dropped TrailBlazer of at the dealership. Still waiting to hear if it is the same problem, but it certainly feels like it. Last time they offered nothing towards repairs so I hope they stand behind their product this time. (After all didn't the tax payers stand behind them via a large bail out?) If not, I will pool all resources at my disposal to try and get GM to recall these unsafe/unreliable parts. Maybe a class action suit like another member posted will be necessary...?
2003 Chevy TrailBlazer EXT
2003 Chevy Silverado
In December of 2007 the Silverado would not go into reverse. Parts 24224999 valve assembly, 24221142 plate PKG, 24208576 FLTR kit were replaced at Pellegrino Chevy in Westville, NJ. Repairs completed on 12/8/06. The mileage was 29,578. Was covered under extended warranty we bought-out of pocket costs $0.00
In December of 2007 the transmission was slipping badly on the TrailBlazer. It seemed unable to go into third gear. Parts 24224997 valve assembly, 24220200 F-plate, 24221350 GSKT kit and 24208576 FLTR kit were replaced at Pellegrino Chevy on 12/21/07. The mileage was 84,568. Out of pocket expense $1087.59!! Appears to be same exact problem. Called Chevy and complained. Received GM Loyalty certificate good until February of 2009 towards the purchase of a new GM. Still have certificate as our Chevy trucks were still quite new to us and we were NOT interested in buying a new vehicle. Fast forward to today. The transmission has slipped again on the TrailBlazer. It is Sunday and I was entering a highway trying to get up to 50 miles an hour, with my 14 year old son with me, when the engine just started really revving and the truck was barely accelerating. This is seriously unsafe and if it does turn out to be the same problem I will be most unhappy. We could have been rear-ended! The TrailBlazer only has 104,000 miles and change so it made it just about 20,000 miles for the tranny to fail again. I would really like to hear directly from a customer service rep before I put it into the shop-again. There is nothing I can do with it on a Sunday afternoon anyway.
Thank you in advance for any and all help,
Gina and John S., loyal GM owners.
P.S. I'm glad I have a 1991 Camaro as a back up vehicle or I would end up renting a car and/or missing work.
#480 of 498 Re: 04 Trailblazer transmission problems [tdmansfield]
May 05, 2011 (6:11 pm)
hey your seems like it will really help mine 2-3 shift solenoid just went out about a week ago and i will be changing it i will most likely change them all but how do you tell them apart. i.e. which one is which?
#482 of 498 04 Chevrolet Trailblazer Transmission Problem
May 09, 2011 (12:08 pm)
We had just gotten on the interestate yesterday morning when something happened to the balzers transmission. It sounded as if it was in neutral with the gas being reved. We got off the next exit and tried to put it into a gear and it would not go into any gear nor 4 wheel drive. It never gave a warning that anything was going wrong. No slipping, no lights, no sounds, NOTHING. Anyone have any clues as to what this might be? Someone told us we need a whole new transmission, someone said it could be a clogged filter.
#483 of 498 Re: cylinder issue [knight5]
Jun 04, 2011 (1:17 pm)
I have a 2005 Trailblazer and was just told the same thing. My Engine light came on, I first requested an on demand diagnostic from onstar who stated that my engine misfired and my truck indicates there is an issue with cylinder #1. When I took it into the mechanic he stated that the pressure was low on cylinder #1 and I would have to replace my engine. This is crazy, my truck is not old and it only has 67,000 miles. I am greatly disappointed. Are there any other options?
#484 of 498 04 Transmissomn
Sep 28, 2011 (3:41 pm)
I had same thing happen can you tell me what it is??
#485 of 498 Re: cylinder issue [afuller2]
Oct 15, 2011 (9:05 am)
All that should be under warranty, I have a 2007 Trail Blazer i have a 100,000 mile warranty on mine
#486 of 498 Transmission Replaced & Fuel Pump Module
Dec 23, 2011 (5:31 pm)
98,9000 miles and my transmission just failed, on my 2002 TrailBlazer LTZ. All that I had was DRIVE and PARK, with no reverse or other lower drive gears. Dealership said they could get me in, but it would be a week. They added that it sounded serious and would probably need a new transmission. All that I had were $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ signs dancing in my head.
Went to a local transmission repair shop, explained the problem and they stated that they knew exactly what the problem was as it was the SUN ring ( gear ). They stated that they could install a rebuilt transmission with a years warranty for $1,750. Knowing our local Chevy dealership, I could only imagine seeing a bill for over $3,000. As, they have stuck it to me before.
Transmission shop took in my Blazer that afternoon and I had it back the next morning. So, another of many repairs to my Blazer has been completed.
BUT !! Now I need to add another message to all you other folks that have paid dealerships to replace your FUEL PUMP MODULE. Hate to have to say this, but you were not very smart !
General Motors has known of this problem for many years and it is a technical recall. Years ago I received a letter from them stating that if you owned a 2002 Blazer and lived in certain states, the FUEL PUMP MODULE's were rusting and would be replaced FREE of any CHARGES at your local Chevy dealerships.
Only way I found out that mine was rusting and leaking is that I was able to smell raw gas fumes at the rear or on the sides of the vehicle at the rear.
I took the vehicle to my dealership and the Fuel Pump Module in the tank was rusting and leaking gas. I showed them the letter from GM and everything was replaced free of charge.
Thus, if you are having this same fuel pump problem, be aware that GM is supposed to cover the cost of repairs. If you have had this problem and paid for it out of your own pocket, I would definitely be going back to your dealership and demanding my money back for the repair.
Now that you ALL know ............ Good LUCK !!
#487 of 498 Re: 04 Chevrolet Trailblazer Transmission Problem [cliffem]
Feb 05, 2012 (10:39 am)
Did you ever find out what the problem was? We are experiencing the same thing with our trailblazer and just replaced the transmission and it is still doing the same thing. I would love to know what was causing your problem.
#488 of 498 Re: 04 Chevrolet Trailblazer Transmission Problem [don207]
Feb 05, 2012 (10:57 am)
I traded my balzer before it actually went bad, let the dealership worry about it. when i traded it they gave me a nice trade in offer they said it was in very good condition, all I can say is they did not drive it so they don't know anything.