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#114 of 280 Trailblazer 2004 spedometer problem
Feb 18, 2010 (1:31 pm)
I was driving on I-77 today when I noticed my speedometer was showing 90 MPH and I know I was not driving that fast. I checked out the Edmunds website to see if anyone else was having this problem and read the other messages. I tried the starting and restarting; after about 5 restarts the indicator finally went to 0. I plan on calling Chevy loaded with the information I have read in this forum to see if they will help.
I am also having a problem with the "Service Engine Soon" light. My dealer said a cylinder head needs replacing due to #2 valve dropping/sticking and they quoted a price of $2939.80. This was after the Service Engine Soon Light came on the first time and I paid $636.96 because I was told it was to repair my cruise control. I have taken my Trailblazer to two other Chevrolet dealers for diagnostic and they cannot find anything wrong as suggested by my dealer. At this point, I feel very unsafe driving this vehicle and I do a lot of long distance driving. Any thoughts??
#115 of 280 Re: Don't give up! [willymacmusic]
Feb 19, 2010 (2:53 pm)
I just read your post, and was hoping you would have the phone number for GM handy. My speedometer and temp gauge stopped working a while ago, and I just didn't know where to begin with getting them fixed. Sounds like you had good luck, so I thought I would call the same number you did.
#116 of 280 Re: Don't give up! [boo4gm]
Feb 19, 2010 (6:54 pm)
I got this number from a previous post on the forum. 866-790-5700. Good luck, and don't give in lightly. Remind them that there are over 140 posts on this site alone relating to this problem, and that the instrument cluster on most of the other LT/SUVs manufactured in this time frame are covered, the TB is not! Badger your local dealer... after all, he's gonna get paid no matter what on this issue. He's just trying to protect his local GM rep, but so what... who's protecting you? General Motors, let's hope. They helped me, so no bad mouth here... I'm a satisfied customer!
#117 of 280 Re: Don't give up! [boo4gm]
Feb 20, 2010 (5:22 pm)
I have not called yet, but the telephone number I have is 1-800-222-1020. You will need to provide your VIN # and mileage. I will be interested in how responsive they will be to your problem. I am hoping GM will be able to help with the cost of repairs especially after reading all the posts concering the same problem others have had with their TBs.
#118 of 280 Re: Don't give up! [willymacmusic]
Feb 21, 2010 (6:47 pm)
Did you call the toll free number first? or did you take it to a dealer first?
#119 of 280 Re: Don't give up! [timolad]
Feb 22, 2010 (7:15 am)
I called the toll free number at GM and while I was on the phone, they contacted my local dealer, who then made an appointment with me to have the problem diagnosed. That was at no charge to me, since GM initiated the call! The dealer determined that the instrument cluster was indeed bad, and after about a week of calls back and forth from GM to me, the dealer, the local GM rep, etc., they called and offered to purchase the part if we were willing to pay the labor. Good luck to all you "squeaky wheels"!
#120 of 280 Re: Don't give up! [timolad]
Feb 22, 2010 (11:18 am)
I called the toll free number first (and the GM Customer Call center is located in Manila, Philipines)....I was told to take my TB to the dealer to do diagnostic testing and they would contact the dealer. I also was given a case number. My issues with my TB are actually two fold. One is the speedometer which happened recently and the other which has happened twice is, according to my dealer, a cylinder head needs replacing due to #2 valve dropping/sticking. This conclusion was reached after a misdiagnosis the first time to which unnecessary repairs were made. The dealer is now sure this is the actual problem. So, now I have both issues in the hands of GM to see if they will help with either or both.
#121 of 280 Chevy Is In the Freakin Way
Feb 24, 2010 (2:21 pm)
Man i got this sweet 2005 chevy trailblazer. Just recently my speedometer started acting remedial. So i go to the shop and they want to charge me like $800 for me to get it fix. I'm like dang what else you going to do to it. So i check this site out and get the Chevy number and hit them up they talking about "I have to qualify for the problems other people been having." My car only got like 50,000 miles on it. That piece still new. Now i got to get my car inspected and what not. What they want me to do!!!! I should have Honda. If you want to get a kick out of you day call this number and listen to the bull snish they tell you 1-800-222-1020.
#122 of 280 Re: Don't give up! [willymacmusic]
Feb 24, 2010 (3:02 pm)
Update on my issue with the speedometer on my 2004 TB. I called GM 1-800-222-1020) and was advised to take my vehicle to the dealership for a diagnostic to make sure the cluster motor was the problem; and it was. No charge for the diagnostic; I will pay labor which is 108.17 and dealership will pay for the parts $238.55. Thanks to everyone for your help!
#123 of 280 Re: Don't give up! [maggie8656]
Feb 25, 2010 (5:16 am)
Good for you. My labor was a little less, and they said the part cost a little more, so who really knows? The important thing is that you will know how fast you are traveling, and didn't get stuck for the whole thing. If they ever do issue a recall later, we will still qualify for a refund on the labor, so keep your receipts and check in every now and then!