Last post on Jul 08, 2013 at 6:31 PM
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Jan 22, 2013 (8:02 am)
I would rate our 02 as just OK. We sold it last summer and replaced it with a Chrysler 200. At that time it had a couple niggling issues:
It would intermittently run rough and lose power, a re-start would always clear it.
The A/C system had a slow but reliable leak. I would have to recharge it every 5-6 months or so. Nobody could find the source of the leak.
Some of the interior parts were showing wear, one of the compartments on the upper console were loose and were going to come off soon. It would have been a simple fix however.
Brakes were all original which was a surprise.
Otherwise it was OK, but never had the grunt that my 2000 Durango has. It had about 90K at the time of sale, actually it was traded in on the Chrysler. We took $4500 for it on trade. It needed tires at that time.
#31 of 31 Never, Ever, Ever In My Long Legged Life, Again!!!!
Jul 08, 2013 (6:31 pm)
My '05 Trailblazer was my first SUV purchased in '05
"Hello Christina my name is Sherrall and I have have several problems with my 2005 Chevy Trailblazer:
1. the gas gauge went out in 2010
2. the car will stall at a stop light or drive through
3. the oil gauge went out April 2012
4. the truck is now idling low June 11, 2012
5. the speedometer went out June 22, 2012
I've taken my car to the dealership on two different occasions and they have told me that as it relates to the car stalling, they have no idea what is causing it. As far as the gauges are concerned I would have to have the instrument cluster replaced and it would cost me approximately $800. I took it to another shop last week and they told me I need a new ENGINE! This is my only means of transportation and I can not afford to replace the engine and have the instrument cluster fixed and whatever else is wrong with it. I have read many posts regarding this same problem and I'm curious to why GM has not had a recall for this problem? It is extremely hard for people to support "American made" if we don't take care of our "OWN!" I would appreciate any help you can provide me with this matter.
Thank you in advance."
This was my original message sent to the GM CS last year and of course no help on rectifying the situation. Then 3 weeks ago my "trick", I mean truck started sputtering when I drive over 40mph. I just got it back from the dealer last Friday only to find out that I need:
1. valve covers and plugs
2. fuel pump.
Really???!!! I just had to put another engine in the truck because I was running on 5 cylinders instead of 6!!!!!!! This was after the dealership could not figure out what was wrong and I got two other diagnoses in which both indicated a new engine. I spent several hundred dollars getting other things fixed that did not fix the stalling issue.
I am living off of a teacher's salary and I am in a dilemma of whether or not to purchase another vehicle. I actually wanted a Tahoe or Yukon Denali, but not at the expense of living to pay off a vehicle that will keep on digging in my empty pockets. Thanks, but NO THANKS!!!!