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#247 of 292 Any one want a 06 Trailblazer??
Feb 07, 2012 (12:43 pm)
I bought it with 25k mile in 2007. In 08 the check engine light comes on and the codes read cam sensors. I take it to Chev and they replace the cam sensor, cam actuator and fuel gage in the tank get replaced and $726 dollors later I have to return the car 3 days later the same codes and the fuel gage reads empty. They have the car another day and they replaced teh fuel gage with a faulty one and say the cam issues are the car needs regular oil changes. Well per the owners manual I replace the oil when the sensor tells me or 5k miles. So the light has remained on since and I can not get the car smogged. Now I live in a county that requires a smog and no way to get this hunk of chevy crap fixed. Pretty sad when the dealer blames the problem on an oil change. By the way I have had pretty much all the electrical issues listed in the fourms but they have been intermintent.
#248 of 292 Re: Fed Up [gmcustsvc]
Feb 15, 2012 (4:41 am)
I have a TB 2003 and I have many of the same problems I read about.
Head light off
Canít remove the key
4x4 change by itself
Canít open passenger door or back door
Music volume control
I read also that you are in GM CustSrvcDptm, will you direct me to the solution?
#249 of 292 Now I know why they named it TRAILBLAZER!
Feb 15, 2012 (7:06 pm)
You get to blaze a new trail when you are on the road!
Ok...low beams go off and on at will. Replaced all fuses, had so much service, checked wiring, problem still happens and we can't figure out why. On a cross country trip, we spent more time in Chevy garages than on the open road! New plugs, new filters, new ignition switch, and lots more. Now the Check Engine Light is still lit, lights still go off, and now...when we add gas, the car runs rough for the first few minutes! Sometimes even stalls! The right hand outside mirror is frozen in space. But most of all...we can't run it in two wheel drive. NOISE comes out like as if we are popping popcorn! We had a complete new transmission several years ago. Chevy garage is no help...since it is all intermittant! HELP! we spent over $6000.00 on the road getting it road worthy enough to drive through the Colorado Mountains and Reno Mountains! Still not running right. HELLLLLLP
#250 of 292 Any one want a 06 Trailblazer?? #2
Feb 16, 2012 (11:55 am)
Hello All, So a few days after I posted Any one want a 06 Trailblazer?? I got rid of the piece of crap. I got a dealer to give me 10k for it only owed 7 so by by hunk of crap. I think that is the only way to fix it give it to a dealer. Hope they enjoy it!!!!
#251 of 292 AC, OnStar, headlights
Feb 23, 2012 (5:51 am)
My AC was working on/off again, started with one speed, then another now it is dead. My low beams go on and off when ever they like and my OnStar is starting to send emergency impact notifications. I was in my car at work listening to the radio, eating lunch when OnStar comes on asking if I am okay and saying they show I was in an accident.
#252 of 292 Re: Ignition problems w/2002 TB [nbarrington]
Mar 02, 2012 (11:14 am)
i have the exact same car and problem. i've changed the battery, ignition switch, fuse panel, relay module all with no solution. starter checks out fine. chevy dealer says they can find the problem because they can't duplicate it.
it's obviously electrical but what the heck is going on? i would love to know.
any info would be great. i think it's between the fuse panel and the starter.
#253 of 292 Re: Ignition problems w/2002 TB [nbarrington]
May 17, 2012 (8:31 am)
For what's it's worth, the answer to the problem was the starter motor itself! Although it tested ok it was an intermittant failure. After Chevy charged $350 for a starter switch, another $500 for the module and entire fuse circuit board, the same problem persisted. It's a good thing I didn't change the key tumbler, the next suggestion. Finally just by replacing the starter motor (not at Chevy service) it cured the problem. I had been suspicious of the starter because the problem was sensitive to temperature and humidity but Chevy said their techs best guess was to change out the above items. I wonder why?
All is well now and I'll keep the beast until it dies.
#254 of 292 Re: Ignition problems w/2002 TB [billberke]
May 18, 2012 (5:41 am)
Good morning Bill,
I apologize that the different components replaced by our dealership did not resolve the concerns you had been having with your Trailblazer; it's good to know that you were able to find the root of the problem (the starter motor) and that everything is back up and running.
I wish you many more happy miles!
GM Customer Service
#255 of 292 Re: Ignition problems w/2002 TB [gmcustsvcsarah]
May 18, 2012 (7:28 am)
Thank you for your response. I'm glad you and Chevy show signs of concern. I must say that my issue was well documented as I searched through ciberspace for the answer. Chevy service centers should have a bulletin recommending changing out the starter before they do anything else. It would be nice to get a refund or credit on the money I spent on needless parts but at least it wasn't a heart and liver transplant only to find out it was my gall bladder that failed.
#256 of 292 Re: Ignition problems w/2002 TB [billberke]
May 21, 2012 (9:28 am)
If you're interested in pursuing a refund, I would recommend speaking with your dealership. However, one of the considerations when evaluating different cases is whether or not you as the customer have invested money through our dealerships into your vehicle repairs. While this does not guarantee any end cost assistance as it is just one of many different variables we look at, it definitely does contribute to the case. Should anything arise in the future, please do let us know.
GM Customer Service