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#23 of 280 Re: Trailblazer Speedometer Issues [kathfromsc]
Jan 30, 2008 (6:42 pm)
I just brought miy 2005 trailblazer with 59000 miles into the dealer for the speedometer today as well. A week or so ago and out of the blue, the speedometer just fell straight down above the odometer reading. It still moves when the truck does, just upside down. It has been super cold here so maybe that has something to do with it.
The service guy told me he sees it often and the whole panel usually needs to be replaced. That costs about $600. I already called GM customer service and told them about the problem. Of course, they said they see it more in Silverados and Tahoes but if enough people complain about it, they may do something about it.
Please complain if you have this problem so perhaps we can get some help on this very expensive problem. One more thing...has anyone had problems with the Oxygen Sensor going out? I have spoken to more than one person that said around 50000 miles this went out for them. Seems a bit too coincidental that I know more than one person with a Chevy that had this problem.
#24 of 280 Re: Trailblazer Speedometer Issues [kiya2jordyn]
Jan 31, 2008 (4:27 am)
My 2003 Trailblazer just rolled-over the 75,000 miles mark at which the extended warranty ended. Shortly thereafter my Oxygen Sensor went out. $200 to replace. 1 week later my tachometer started to malfunction along with the speedometer. It did start to work correctly for a few days but now it is malfunctioning again. The mechanic says it needs the cluster replaced. I don't know what that will cost but it sounds expensive. I will call Chevy and complain today so they have it on record. It now has 78,000 miles. Inspection is due in July and it won't pass if the tach and speedometer don't work so I will be forced to repair it. Any suggestions?
#25 of 280 Re: Trailblazer Speedometer Issues [haleyjo]
Jan 31, 2008 (8:28 am)
Call the 800 number I have posted in a previous blog. GM is covering the part and I have to pay the labor. The cost is $150 (much cheaper than the $600 I was quoted prior to talking to GM customer care). I am saving the receipt and will hope that they eventually include the T-blazer in the recall (or I can go to small claims court since by covering the part, they seem to admit there is a problem). My car will be ready to today. Make sure that you call GM and get a claim number. Take it to your closest dealership and give them the claim information. It will take at least ONE FULL DAY for them to fix the problem, so make sure you have other arrangements for transportation. It is taking TWO days to fix mine. They have to replace the entire cluster just for one part of the instrument panel, and they have to log all the hours, odometer reading, etc, etc (per law) so it does take a while. By replacing the entire instrument panel, it should fix everything. BUT CALL THE NUMBER, IT SAVED ME $$$$$$$....
#26 of 280 Re: Trailblazer Speedometer Issues [dhamernik]
Feb 01, 2008 (5:51 am)
Same problem here. I called GM and explained the problem and that it would cost me $550 or so. I also mentioned I've seen a lot of people complaining and they should be sending out a recall. I told them GM should make this right for all owners. The agreed to pay for the part and I had to pick up the labor. It cost me $115. I dropped my car off at 4:45 and it was done by 7:15.
CALL THE NUMBER!!!!
#27 of 280 Re: Trailblazer Speedometer Issues [jeffrich]
Feb 13, 2008 (8:44 am)
I just moved from Texas to Tennessee a few months ago and my speedometer started acting crazy when it got cold. Saw this forum so I called the 800 222-1020 number yesterday, but didn't have my VIN # handy so they just called back. They politely told me there was no recall on the Trailblazer and when I told them I just wanted to report the problem so maybe if enough people do so they will recall. The guy just laughed and asked if I had any other questions. And they wonder why they just reported the worst quarter in their history. NO CUSTOMER LOYALTY. I want to buy American as much as the next guy. Maybe I'll jump on the Ford bandwagon. At least they show some loyalty. Shame on GM.
#28 of 280 Re: Trailblazer Speedometer Issues [dwstrand]
Feb 16, 2008 (6:11 am)
I got it fixed for FREE!!!! I called the number and spoke to GM rep Victoria. She was very nice. I did just what all you said. I told them there was alot on the internet about this problem and they should have a recall. GM needed to make this right. I have been a loyal Chevy customer (or rather my husband has) for years. I told her Strickland Chevrolet in Pearland, TX was the dealer we patronized. She put me on hold, called them, came back on the line and said they would pay for half the cost (total was $450). I agreed. I took the car in. They did a sweep test and determined it was the instrument cluster. They had to order the part, 4 - 5 days. I took it in yesterday and 30 minutes later it was fixed. I went to the cashier and she said "no charge", "Goodwill Warranty". I was blown away! Thanks everyone for your help in this matter.
#29 of 280 The loss of another loyal GM customer!!!!
Feb 16, 2008 (3:42 pm)
I own a 2003 Chevy Trailblazer, which I love. I love the way it looks, the way it drives, and the overall features it has. HOWEVER, it is a piece of crap. Last Friday, the speedometer malfunctioned like everyone elses, and then today I rolled my window down at the ATM and it wouldn't roll back up. Of course it was raining. If that isn't enough, of course my warranty just expired. The dealership says it is a well known issue, but GM isn't doing anything about it, and it would be a little over 1000 to get fixed. If GM knows this is a problem they need to step up to the plate. I want to buy American made, but if we can't stand behind the products we make then I am crossing over.
#30 of 280 Re: Trailblazer Speedometer Issues [jeffrich]
Feb 19, 2008 (1:55 pm)
Thanks for the info and the number. Called got my case number and took it in. Cluster is bad just as described by many others on this website. Contacted my call back person at GM and they indicated there was nothing they could do, no warranty, not in their special case consideration. Only option is to file a compliant with NTSB and pay out of my pocket. 2003 Trailblazer just turned over 50k in mileage. Can't wait to sell and get out of GM products. Go Toyota.
#31 of 280 Re: Trailblazer Speedometer Issues [haleyjo]
Feb 19, 2008 (2:21 pm)
No such luck on my end. Looks like a cool $400 to fix it and GM says so sorry but not on our radar. No goodwill warranty here.
#32 of 280 Re: Trailblazer Speedometer Issues [rb76wetu]
Feb 26, 2008 (10:05 am)
Hey, I have been fixing these gm cluster problems for a while now. There are problems with many gm vehicles - all trucks, trailblazers, impalas, montana vans, sunfire, cavaliers, etc.
If you send me your cluster I can fix your gauge issues for $100 for one faulty guage and then an additional $15 for every faulty guage after that.