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Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT, Electrical, Transmission, SUV
#142 of 280 Re: 04 Trailblazer Speedometer [adman999]
Jun 22, 2010 (5:48 pm)
OK, I was message #1 on this thread, posted in October of 2007. Just to let you know, I tried following up w/ GM a long time ago and just learned to live with the problem. The ONLY significant problem I ever had with my Trailblazer was this speedometer issue, and after +240K miles I finally traded it in reluctantly. After decades of GM/Chevrolet loyalty I now own an Audi and it is a shame that GM never took this issue and customer loyalty seriously.
Frankly, GM will never address this issue because to them it is not a safety issue. As the driver of a vehicle you always have the obligation to drive a safe speed, regardless of what the speed limit is or how fast the car says you are going.
I suggest getting an Audi A4 Quattro with the premium options package. It is awesome.
Of course, Audi may be the next recall for all I know but so far so good. Good luck!
Jun 22, 2010 (8:20 pm)
OMG, I have been living with this problem for almost two years, not knowing it was happening to others (guess what? now it's not under a warranty). I stumbled upon this site due to another 2004 trailblazer problem (loud sound from under the rear of truck). My local dealer said it would cost $500 to fix the gas gauge. Unfortunately, who has that kind of money. So, I have been relying on the gas light and smells and sounds of the car. Why is GM handling this problem one customer at a time. I need help with this unsafe vehicle. I'm still paying for this piece of junk.
#144 of 280 Re: Fuel gage, speedometer [brokencheytb2]
Jun 23, 2010 (8:44 am)
I apologize that you are experiencing a concern on your vehicle. Can you please email me your VIN so I can look into your situation further? You can get my email address by clicking on my name. Thank you,
Mariah GM Customer Service
#145 of 280 speedometer, fuel guage and electronics
Jun 23, 2010 (1:24 pm)
Well I called the Chevy.com customer service they gave me a file number and told me it had to be diagnosed. It cost $186,02 to tell me the Instrument cluster had to be replaced at a cost of $400.00 and the fuel sensor had to be replaced at a cost of $445.00. All of which I knew from reading this site. They then called me back to tell me that since my vehicle which is a 2005 was so old and had 73000 miles on it that they could not help me. They said at some point it is the owners responsibility to fix the vehicle. I asked why there wasn't a recall on it. They said even if people are having problems doesn't mean they recall it. It is quite obvious that Chevy doesn't care about thier customers. Speedometers going out is a saftey issue. It is just an accident waiting to happen. Wait till someone gets killed then fix it Chevy! Maybe there will be a recall then! Chevy should be ashamed of the way they treat thier customers!!!!! Very disappointed.
#146 of 280 Re: 04 Trailblazer Speedometer [adman999]
Jun 27, 2010 (4:55 pm)
I am having the same Speedometer and Fuel gauge problem as everyone else. I paid $500 to get the Fuel gauge working last year. Now a month ago my fuel gauge started giving me random readings and just last week my speedometer started giving me random readings (90 mph at a stop sign). Has anyone found a fix to this problem? And at what cost?
#147 of 280 Re: 04 Trailblazer Speedometer [xchevyowner]
Jun 27, 2010 (7:01 pm)
It's the Instrument Cluster and costs $400.00 to fix that is quoted by a Chevy Dealer. I just got the quote on 6/21/10 after they did a diagnosis check!
#148 of 280 2005 Trailblazer w/faulty speedometer
Jun 29, 2010 (12:31 pm)
I have been having significant problems with my 2005 Trailblazer's speedometer since January of 2010. Have contacted numerous people with no call backs and now I am considering an attorney. It seems there are enough people out there with the same problem yet GM refuses to do anything about it. Do they not realize how important it is to have a working speedometer? Does someone have to die before there is something done? I only have 54,000 miles on this vehicle that I purchased last August. It isn't right when other Chevy trucks with the same problem have been recalled and the Trailblazer owners are just stuck with forking out upward of $600 to have the problem fixed or keep driving the vehicle the way it is while waiting for an accident to happen. There are definitely enough complaints for GM to take this seriously.
#149 of 280 Re: 04 Trailblazer Speedometer [michelle1967]
Jun 29, 2010 (3:33 pm)
Thanks Michelle, as soon as this is fixed I will be selling. This will be $900 I have invested in the Speedometer and Gas Gauge (on a 5 year old car).
#150 of 280 Re: 2005 Trailblazer w/faulty speedometer [mslaurielynn]
Jun 30, 2010 (8:26 am)
I apologize that no one has contacted you back. Have you spoken to the dealership you bought the vehicle from about the speedometer? Did the vehicle come with a warranty? Can you please email me your VIN and current mileage? You can get my email by clicking on gmcustsvc. Thank you,
Mariah GM Customer Service
#151 of 280 Time to get take legal action
Jun 30, 2010 (9:04 am)
GM Cust Serv has been monitoring this website selecting who and when to respond to various complaints. I have had the same problems. Paid to have them tell me 'yep it's broken', and numerous phone calls with the local dealer and with GM. It all 'looked' good but in the end, I got the shaft. I ended up fixing it myself with info I found on the internet, not GM. It's time for a Major class action suit against GM. They jumped all over Toyota when they had their issues, but can't take care of their own. They have made partial payment to some for repairs, but the bottom line is they should be taking 100% responsibility for this one. Let me know if you need any support when you see your attorney.