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#297 of 372 Defective A/C interface module on a 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe
Jun 22, 2011 (2:38 pm)
I have had problems with my A/C since March of 2010 and it is now June of 2011. I recently received a letter from GM concerning this problem. The letter is a special letter concerning the HVAC system, the interface module, the blower motor resistor, and a few other electrical devices connected to the blower controls of the vehicle. This is not a recall as specified by GM. It only affects some 2003 year model Tahoes. Your vehicle must be in this category for it to qualify. I had problems with the controls turning the air on period! I took it to a local mechanic to have it checked to see what the problem was and the mechanic told me it was the interface module that controlled the air being turned on or off. He replaced a fuse and told me that it would run temporarily on 1,2,3, or 5, but would blow a fuse if it was turned to 4. At this time I had a 3 month old baby and knew that it would soon be hot. I was currently unemployed and my husband was the only one providing an income at that time. We had no extra money to have the vehicle fixed. Under the conditions of the letter it stated that the vehicle had to be under 150,000 miles or within a 10yr period, whichever came first. As most people would have more than 150,00 miles on a 2003 vehicle by this time especially if it has been driven. This specific Tahoe has 172,250 miles on it. After having the blower motor resistor replaced in April 2010, the a/c was in working condition for a temporary time period. We still have been unable to have the interface module replaced due to lack of funds. I have been unemployed since 2008 and have not found work yet, where I live. Jobs are scarce and it is hard with a family of 5 to take care of these unexpected type of issues when they occur. The A/C blower only works on 5 now and this has recently occurred. I spoke with GM Customer Care Assistance and they provided me with a case# and said that they would look into this further. I was told they would call the local dealership that I had chose to have the vehicle worked on if they decided to cover. They told me that they would call between 1 and 2pm that day to let me know what they decided. I never received a call back concerning the issue until the next day. Then I was told that it would take a little longer to come up with a decision. They called back later the same day to let me know that their decision was that they were not going to do anything about it. My vehicle was out of the mile range but was still under the 10 year time frame. I don't think that it is fair that they are not covering a problem that was a manufacturing defect and that there was an issue with this on many vehicles or otherwise they would have never sent a letter out concerning this problem. I know that GM can't fix every problem that occurs, but this is about a $172.00 part that I am going to have to replace if I have the extra money, and when I have the extra money. I was so hoping that since it was close to 150,000 miles that they would go ahead and fix it anyway out of common courtesy, but not too many companies know what that is anymore. Everything concerns the almighty dollar. Oh well so much for getting my A/C fixed!!!!!!
Jun 22, 2011 (3:59 pm)
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#300 of 372 Re: No VINs! [kyfdx]
Jun 22, 2011 (6:19 pm)
You know you would think after we all bailed GM people out of BANKRUPCY , you would think they would appreciate that and help you and me out. I my self have had gm vehicles (older ones and thought I would treat myself and wife to a newer vehicle so we bought an 04 regal with 58,000 miles on it. It is a nice vehicle . Guess what Transmission problems with it shifting hard. This has been a problem for years on that engine which is in many cars. No recall either but they know a problem exists. They have a service bulletin out for it. Guess what, they said they would not help us out because we were the second owners of the car. We can't afford a new car so we are penalized by GM not helping us and have to fix the problem ourselves. What I SHAME GM
Think twice about buying GM again.
I won't hesitate in buying a honda or toyota.
Good luck .
#301 of 372 AC blews warm only / ac belt keeps breaking
Jun 26, 2011 (12:41 am)
My ac problem started when my rear ac stopped working in my 03 Tahoe, around that same time it would shake while stopped or in park. then about a day or two later my front ac started blowing out warm air only. I checked the Freon levels as well as fuses and they were good, so I took it to a Chevy dealership ($90) in which they said I needed a new ac belt. I bought a belt and had it put on, the rear ac still didnít work but front blew cold. 1 day later, belt broke again so I bought a second belt and ac belt tensioner, which worked for a day as well. Now my belt broke again, so Iím back where I started.
#302 of 372 Battery dies when Tahoe is off and A/C is blowing from defroster
Jul 14, 2011 (1:58 pm)
I also have a 2003 Tahoe.. I took my Tahoe to a mechanic, problem was:
~A/C fan blows in the rear once Tahoe is turned off. Found out that its what was draining the battery.. this after purchasing a new battery.
~Front A/C blows on defrost and feet only. This has been happening for a month now, but once it did blow from the front.. once!
~Rear A/C use to blow cold, but now its hot!
Mechanic says I have a module that needs to be replaced, $298.00 and entire A/C needs replacing $600.00 . Please tell me this is not right..
Jul 14, 2011 (5:36 pm)
Alright people .. My a/c today decided to switch from blowing out of the dash to blowing out of the defrost all by itself. The control panel still shows that it's supposed to be blowing from the dash and changing the output on the panel does nothing. If I shut off the engine it will start blowing out of the dash again and then change back to the defrost after about a minute or so. This is a 2004 tahoe, Any ideas????
#304 of 372 AC blows hot air
Jul 21, 2011 (4:27 pm)
When my i have my air conditioner on,and i put on the brakes at a red light it blows hot air,but when i pull off it blows cold again????
Aug 01, 2011 (5:46 pm)
When I have my air conditioner on,and i put on the brakes at a red light it blows hot air,but when i pull off it blows cold again???? I have had the chevy dealer look at it and 2 other shops and know one can figure it out. I have replaced compressor, orfice, drier, clutch fan and belt tentioner and still no fix.....Any Ideas??????
Aug 06, 2011 (11:27 am)
I notice my ac start blowing hot air, If I turn off the truck am back on it start blowing cold air again. Now i see the hot air is just coming on the driver side of my truck ,the pass. side still blowing cold air, I think it might be in dual control swicth.