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#1907 of 2014 Re: Thermometer not showing correct outdoor temperature [quietpro]
Jul 19, 2006 (6:42 am)
Shortly after my friend and I purchased new 2001 Impala LS cars we noticed that the DIC (driver information centre) was off by up to 15% (in favor of higher MPG then actual. We contacted the service managers at the two different chevy dealers where we purchased the cars. One service manager a personal friend of my buddy said that there were many complaints up to that point about their inaccuracy. We stated that it records MPG to a decimal point so it should be accurate. Its no use if it doesn't work. He couldn't help us. We contacted 1-800-GMdrive the advisor told us there was nothing they could do. We contacted the area GM rep and he met both of us at one of the Chevy dealerships a few days later. He indicated that the devices are not as accurate as they should be and there is no fix. We pushed the issue and asked to be compensated for the useless calculations it was registering. These devices should be accurate. He offered us each 6 free oil/filter changes at our dealerships. We declined. We asked for the cost of the devices to be credited. He said he couldn't do that. His next offer was 12 free oil/filter changes and the opportunity to buy GMs extended warranty (at GMs cost) at any time up until our base warranty expired. We accepted. It was a fair compromise. The GM rep told us that these devices at that time could be out as much as 15-20% especially if a lot of city driving is done in the calculations. The thermometer works accurately but I don't use any of the other modes for calculating. These devices were an option in all 2000-2005 Impalas.
It had nothing to do with worn parts or lack of maintenance (there is no maintenance on these units.
I have stated before on this forum if you have an issue with your product within warranty you have a right to have it fixed or repaired. If you are not satisfied with the result then ask to meet a GM rep and explain your circumstances. That usually gets the ball rolling. You paid for a product with a warranty that should be honored.
Its good to know that the 06 DIC is more accurate. Too bad for the thousands who paid $$$ for this device on their 00-05 Impalas that had the same problems that we had and were never compensated.
#1909 of 2014 Filling the tank is slow
Jul 19, 2006 (5:40 pm)
2000 Impala, 125,000 miles, 3.4 ltr engine
When I go to the pump, I pull the handle and the filling tube overflows within second if the temp is over 94 Degrees or below 72 Degrees. Any other time if I use a high volume pump it will not fill properly either. Lots of back wash.
I have checked the tube, not blocked, I checked all connections, tight and seals. No check engine light.
#1911 of 2014 Re: Filling the tank is slow [cmimpala]
Jul 19, 2006 (8:59 pm)
The only thing I can think of is to maybe change the angle at which you insert the nozzle...maybe try turning the nozzle upside-down or sideways...sometimes that can help.
#1915 of 2014 Speedometer reading 0 while driving
Jul 21, 2006 (6:21 pm)
I bought a 2004 impala (base model), used, a couple of months ago and I have noticed a couple times that the speedometer will read 0 from the time I start the car untill the time I turn it off. As soon as I restart it goes away. but it is still a concern.
#1916 of 2014 Transmission Oil Cooler
Jul 22, 2006 (11:44 am)
Does anyone have the part number for the transmission oil cooler used on the 9C1/9C3? Thanks...