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Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT, Electrical, Transmission, SUV
#251 of 280 Been contacted
Jun 27, 2011 (10:28 am)
Well I got contacted and asked for my VIN and other info.
BTW my TB has had 3 new heads put on it!
Factory one went south in 2008
Friendly Chevrolets crappy work went south early this year.
Now I'm on the 3rd one from Bankston Nissan.
Who knows? Maybe there will be some help or maybe not? Who knows?
There is always the BBB and if enough are not helped or satisfied then
filing a complaint, maybe in the thousands? would get their
I'm gonna wait and see what they do and especially what the problem is.
That'll tell you a bunch.
Did they buy stuff from a crappy mfg?
Did they install wrong?
Etc, etc, etc.
Keep you up on what happens and I hope GM has learned it's lessons and
maybe respects us taxpayers for keeping their butts out of the ditch?
Jul 10, 2011 (8:59 pm)
I hae a 2005 Trailblazer with 97,000 miles and am now having problems with the speedometer sticking, jumping to 120 miles per hr, etc. I am seeing a lot of posts about this being an known issue and I am wondering if there is a way to get this fixed without having to pay for it. I have had a few problems with GM not wanting to cover the items even when they were under warranty. I love truck, but an nervous with seeing what everyone is saying. I am in the Navy and if anyones knows how I can get this fixed and not get screwed over, please let me know. Thanks!!!
#253 of 280 Re: Speeometer [iff_guru]
Jul 10, 2011 (9:13 pm)
Here is the deal straight from the GM horses mouth.
I have the same problem. They responded to me after posting questions and reading the negative feedback from this blog and seemed in the first 2 emails to me that they were going to work with me even if I had to pay half or actual costs, that's what I offered them.
Then I got a call from GM and they said:
"we know of the problem and it is a manufacturers problem. it is an outsourced part. they will not stand behind their product after the original warranty expires even though they know they made a faulty part. sorry."
So we are all on our own.
After the tax payer pulled GM arse out of bankruptcy that was caused by poor management and extreme salaries for exec's, we should boycott GM and any product they make.
All the American car mfg's are the same. I for one am going with the import car mfg's from here on out. I've never found a blog with a foreign car with these types of problems that GM has on EVERY MAKE AND MODEL they produce in some respect or another.
Goodbye GM, I'll pass my experience to every car purchaser I run into. It's sad an American company saved by the tax payer won't stand behind a poorly manufactured product.
And when they email you don't even for a minute that they are going to help you, they are not.
#254 of 280 DrSpeedometer.com
Jul 12, 2011 (12:31 pm)
I am in the middle of dealing with the same issue as the other 5,000 people here, and the gentlemen that runs the below website was very helpful and willing to answer my questions, even though I haven't even ordered anything from him yet.
Seems that GM could take a note or two from this guy.
#255 of 280 Re: DrSpeedometer.com [justin56]
Jul 12, 2011 (1:36 pm)
Wow, thanks and a hearty helping of thanks for the Edmunds site with this blog in it. We would have never gotten anywhere without it.
Justin, I'm going to go to my mechanic and ask what the costs are to remove and replace the cluster if I provide the replacement/rebuilt unit.
By spending $250 or so (I'm just guessing at the total costs) GM could have made tens of thousands of customers happy and have kept them in the herd but as we have seen, they don't give a s**t about us, only our money.
Waiting till they fall to their knees again and hoping the government won't be as foolish as Bush was and bail the bastar*s out.
They need to be broken up into separate companies.
#256 of 280 Chevy Trailblazer Instrument Cluster gone crazy!!
Jul 18, 2011 (8:31 am)
I have a 2005 Chevy Trail blazer that I bought in 2006. It did have high miles when I bought it (64k). Soon after the gas gauge went crazy. Then a few months later the speedometer went out. Now my RPM gauge is not working and I think the thermostat gauge is next. I have contacted several dealers in the area only to get prices. Each time the dealership knows exactly what the problem is. But funny, there is no recall!!! What a joke. The quotes I have gotten are anywhere from $475 - $575! OMG!! I can't afford that! I can't wait for this to be paid off so I can get a new vehicle. Never again will I buy a Chevy!!! NEVER!!
#257 of 280 Re: Chevy Trailblazer Instrument Cluster gone crazy!! [amyfaj]
Jul 18, 2011 (9:01 am)
Join the club, The GM will Club you to death after buying their product!
There is a message posted in this forum referring to a speedometer doctor or doctor speedometer.
I contacted him and am going to pursue getting my cluster rebuilt by him for $189.00 or so.
I have to get my car to my mechanic and work out a schedule where I can get the useless Chevy part out, overnight it to him, have him do a 24 hour turn around and ship it back to me overnight.
I'll be without my car for 3 days but it's worth it.
It'll be even more pleasureful to get rid of this Chevy product. POS regarding the inst. cluster.
I'm going imported from here on out. Americans cannot build a consistent quality auto. None of them, period.
#258 of 280 Re: Chevy Trailblazer Instrument Cluster gone crazy!! [dochaley]
Jul 19, 2011 (4:52 pm)
Have you people been watching the news!
I know why GM puts out a pterodactyl poop for a car!
They have film footage of UAW workers on break drinking alcohol and smoking pot. Can you believe it! And then they go back and assemble our cars? WTF!
What an embarrassment for GM. And another reason I'll go foreign next time.
Every American auto maker uses the same slouches, the UAW, paid $50 to $75 bucks an hour including benefits and they let them go out and get drunk and doped up before they come back into the plant to assemble our future cars.
I understand it all now.
#259 of 280 2005 trailblazer speedometer, fuel gauge, 4WD knob, oil pressure gauge....
Aug 02, 2011 (5:01 pm)
I have a 2005 Trailblazer as well and have had nothing but problems with it. The first was when the 4WD knob broke off. Then the fuel gauge stopped working. I also have a wiring problem that causes interference between the speakers and the accelerator (I hear a high pitched whizzing noise when I press on the accelerator). In the fall of 2009 the speedometer started malfunctioning like the problems that other posters have had. In the past year the oil gauge has now stopped working. The most recent defect in this glorified hunk of metal is a crack in the exhaust manifold. I will never purchase another GM product due to the number of problems and lack of customer support from the company. I cannot say that I am surprised that the company has gone bankrupt.
#260 of 280 Re: 2005 trailblazer speedometer, fuel gauge, 4WD knob, oil pressure gauge.... [gpsteele]
Aug 02, 2011 (7:15 pm)
Will Americans ever learn!
We the people bought their autos for a century and in the end they stick it to us by having tax payers bail them out and yet they continue to make crap for cars/trucks.
I'm telling you guys and gals, go foreign! They are the only affordable vehicles on the market that will give you great gas mileage, durability, comfort and stay the FK together.