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#170 of 280 Re: 2005 Trailblazer w/faulty speedometer [gmcustsvc]
Aug 05, 2010 (2:37 pm)
Thanks for the info on NHTSA. I called GM Customer Service at (800)222-1020 to give the benefit of the doubt since I own 2 Chevy's and used to be a Fleet Manager. They basically said there was no issued with my VIN even though I pointed out all the isssues. I then called NHTSA at (888)327-4236 and filed a complaint. Guess what, they have received a ton about the same issue with the instrument cluster and my case will be assigned with 24 hours. GM is following this blog since it is on edmunds, but I guess they aren't seeing the rest. You just lost a loyal customer and I have pointed out these issues to quite a few friends, including Fleet Managers. File your complaint, the least GM could do is help U.S. citizens who helped bail them out. Need further help email me at boboxerlittleappletech.com. Sincerely, Anthony
#171 of 280 Re: 2005 Trailblazer w/faulty speedometer [apop1]
Aug 05, 2010 (3:25 pm)
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#172 of 280 Speedometer Out - Message To GMCust Serv
Aug 10, 2010 (2:57 pm)
It is horrendous how many posts on here are the same issue as other models that GM offered a recall for. My speedometer is out also and I have a teen daughter needing to leave for college in this car 8 hours away. We also have already replaced several sensors at various costs and an air bag coil that was 500.00. Parts to run a speedometer and an air bag shouldnt wear out, that is ridiculous. I held an extended warranty on this car until 80K miles I have 90K now) and only one sensor was actually covered. The car is serviced regularly and I dont have 1000.00 to fix a speedometer and knowing I need to buy myself a new car this sure sways me away from GM.
#174 of 280 Re: Speedometer Out - Message To GMCust Serv [msjkl031]
Aug 11, 2010 (11:21 am)
I apologize that you are experiencing a concern with your vehicle. You can you please email me with your VIN so I can look into the situation further? You can get my email by clicking on gmcustsvc. Thank you,
Mariah GM Customer Service
#175 of 280 2005 Trailblazer Speedometer
Aug 15, 2010 (11:43 am)
My 2005 Trailblazer EXT speedometer is out also. For no rhym or reason it just does what it wants to while only working a fraction of the time. I see that everyone here going back a couple of years gets nowhere with the dealers or GM customer service. I need to get this fixed as I am going to sell it. Good thing is I just bought a Ford Excursion to replace this piece of crap. I have contacted the NHSTA about my vehicle. What happend to us was we were traveling on the highway and I thought I was going 70 mph but I was really going 50 mph. After a big rig almost rear ended me I turned on my GPS to see what the hell was going on and sure enough the speedo was out. Funny thing is that in 1999 I test drove a blazer at a dealer and not even a mile down the road the instrument cluster went haywire and the vehicle died. I called the dealer and had him come pick it up good thing is that it broke down in front of the Ford dealership and I ended up buying a 2000 F-150. I should have known back then to never come back but I did but I am now gone forever as a customer Government Motors.
#176 of 280 Re: Speedometer Out - Message To GMCust Serv [gmcustsvc]
Aug 16, 2010 (2:46 pm)
GM opened case 71-859421919 today. Although an independent mechanic diagnosed it, they insisted I have the local dealership do the same. I stupidly thought maybe I would get somewhere doing that as this dealership replaced my radiator, several sensors and airbag coil on my dime. 96.00 and 3 hours later they told me so sorry, we cant help you there are no papers listed on this issue even though there are a lot of people talking about this. I wont fix it, I will keep the car as I would only drive it on wekends, and I will help my daughter get a new car, and not a GM.
#177 of 280 Re: Speedometer Out - Message To GMCust Serv [msjkl031]
Aug 17, 2010 (6:41 am)
I apologize that you have had a less than optimal experience. If a recall is ever performed on that part then you will receive a letter in the mail. I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. Thank you,
Mariah GM Customer Service
#178 of 280 Re: Speedometer Out
Aug 24, 2010 (7:32 am)
I have not read through all these posts, but has anyone searched for a remanufactured instrument cluster? I see them on ebay for around $100. If you don't want to do it yourself, then find an independent mechanic to swap it out for you, and tell GM to take a hike next time you buy a new car.
I especially distrust GM's "100,000 mile" warranty they so highly tout. You have to drive 20,000 miles a year to get that. A recent survey on GasBuddy.com showed that 60% of people drive less than 12,000 miles a year. So GM can get out of the other 40,000+ miles by limiting the time to 5 years. Having bought GM cars since 1966, next time I will probably take a serious look at a Kia!
#179 of 280 TRAILBLAZER FAULTY GAUGES
Sep 13, 2010 (12:10 pm)
04 TRAILBLAZER GAUGES STARTING TO ACT UP, LIKE EVERYONE ELSE, CALLING NHTSA TO FILE COMPLAINT.