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Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT, Electrical, Transmission, SUV
#231 of 280 2004 Trailblazer Bad Speedometer
May 20, 2011 (6:54 am)
I've got a 04 trailblazer and I'm experiencing the same problem everyone else has. Speedometer and tachometer were sticking for a while. Then it failed at about 112,000 mi. This is in addition to the cheap plastic bolts they have to attach the upper third brake light panel. I live in Wisconsin and my Trailblazer doesn't sit in a garage during the winter. So snow got stuck underneath the piece from opening and shutting the trunk. It snapped off while I was driving and luckily nobody was behind me. As for the speedometer, I'm expecting a child in July and this is ridiculous that I even have to consider buying a different vehicle because my wife doesn't trust this one. It's just dissappointing GM sits there and does nothing.
#232 of 280 BOOTLET CHEVY
Jun 13, 2011 (2:32 pm)
Wow..... I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT THIS PROBLEM IS SOOOO EXTREME AND THERE WAS NO MAJOR RECALL??? WELL I HAVE AN 05 CHEVY AND MY SPEEDOMETER DOES WHATEVER AND MY GAS HAND DOESN'T WORK, I HAD ONLY OWNED MY VEHICLE FOR ABOUT 6 MONTHS WHEN THE PROBLEM STARTED, AND MY AIR AND HEAT DON'T WORK, I AM NOT SURE IF THEY ARE ALL TIED TOGETHER BUT CAN ANYONE PROVIDE ME ANY ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE OR INFORMATION AS TO WHAT STEPS I SHOULD TAKE?
#233 of 280 Re: BOOTLET CHEVY [mrose15]
Jun 13, 2011 (6:13 pm)
I have a 2004 TrailBlazer LT - 1 year, 3 months ago - I replaced the instrument cluster at the local dealership. This past weekend, I went to start the car and it was dead. I could not even get the key out - I had to get a ride to buy a battery charger - I got the battery charged and the key came out. I bought a battery 1 year, 5 months ago. So I backed the car up to take it to get the battery and that checked and the spedometer was pointing south. The needle does not move but you year it. So I called the dealer where I bought the car and had them install the new instrument cluster and they said the speodemter was only covered for 1,200 miles or 1 year. So all they will do is look at it. My question is why did the car go dead and what could that have done to the speodmeter. I'm so ticked right now.
#234 of 280 Re: BOOTLET CHEVY [eclarke67]
Jun 13, 2011 (6:18 pm)
Yeah, my wife's 05 Trail Blazer speedo is out of wack. What gets me that we need to take it to the Chevy dealer to look at it to tell us that it is broke and pay for that then schedule to get it fixed and pay more on top of that. Really? A whole lot of people are having problems and GM does not consider this a "safety" issue? I guess a bunch of people may have to die before GM considers this a big issue.
Jun 14, 2011 (4:09 am)
So I guess my question is, is there not some kind of class act law suit that can be filed? B/c surely this can't be right I refuse to have an accident or something more severe due to the fact that GM doesn't care. I truly had no idea so many others were experiencing the samething.
#236 of 280 Re: BOOTLET CHEVY [mrose15]
Jun 14, 2011 (10:36 am)
I apologize for the problems you are experiencing with your vehicle. Have you taken the vehicle to the dealership to be diagnosed? Could you please email me your VIN? I would like to look further into your situation.
Click on my user name to get the email address.
Caron, GM Customer Service
#237 of 280 Re: bootleg [mrose15]
Jun 15, 2011 (1:28 pm)
You used the magic word to get a response. Lawsuit. Unfortunately that seems to the only attitude that gathers a response.
GM is not concerned about this safety issue. UNTIL SOMEONE IS CRITICALLY INJURRED, or worse, nothing will get done. Eventually the TB will become old and people will move on to other vehicles. That is what GM is hoping for.
I finally had to send mine off to get fixed. Look on eBay and you will find a guy that does nothing but fix this problem. A look at the number of these he has fixed should be an indicator that this is a wide spread problem.
If sales decline, the corporate wallets will cry to DC that they are not making as much as they used to and we will continue to fill their coffers with our taxes.
#238 of 280 Re: BOOTLET CHEVY [gmcustsvc]
Jun 16, 2011 (6:22 am)
I am having the same issues with my 2005 Trailblazer xt my vin number is 1GNET16S456148949, speedometer and gas guage going crazy, i move 120 mph sitting still.
Can you please tell me what we need to do, apparently my car is falling apart we are also having the blower motor control issues that when I searched was a problem too on these vehicles. we are in the process of trying to fix it now.. we don't even have 100,000 miles on it yet, I think barely over 90,000 if that...
#239 of 280 Re: BOOTLET CHEVY [ljksmom]
Jun 16, 2011 (10:28 am)
I would like to set up a case with GM Customer Assistance. In order to start the process I will need your complete contact information (including full name, mailing address and phone number) and involved dealership sent to me in an email. Also, could you please provide a brief description of the problems you are experiencing?
Caron, GM Customer Service
#240 of 280 Re: BOOTLET CHEVY [ljksmom]
Jun 20, 2011 (8:48 am)
My wife just had the same experience yesterday on her 2004 TB EXT as well. Is GM recalling?