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Chevrolet TrailBlazer, Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT, SUV
Mar 22, 2012 (1:02 pm)
Well it looks like I am not the only one that goes 90mpg while sitting perfectly still....thankfully I can use my husbands GPS to determine my speed because should I get a speeding ticket on base I loose base driving privileges and I hardly think they're going to be good with looking at the stuck speedometer!
So what's a gal to do? Looks like Chevy won't do anything about this and it's not my first dash issue. I had issues with the gas gauge in 2007 shortly after we bought it. And the whole elec system was nutty, but it worked almost every time I went in with it. Go figure. Anyway the fixed the gas gauge deal for a minimal fee if I remember correctly. I forget what the culprit behind the elec system, lights coming on when they pleased..maybe it was that sensor on the dash.
Also have the reving bad idle deal, strong smell of antifreeze with no leak? And speakers that come on at random. (not a major concern on the speakers) But if I can't trust my speedometer then how do I know if my engine temp gauge is good or not?! It smells hot year round, but there isn't any leakage?!
SO now what..speedometer...is the Trailblazer Chevy/GM's disposable baby? Not worth the hassle of repairing for their owners at I am sure what is a far lesser cost than the $500.00 plus fees their garages are charging on here from what I have seen. AND the 500.00 is totally accurate as I just called our the dealership here in Jacksonville NC. 350.00 for the part and 150.00 for the labor and he too said GM is not doing a recall!
I am QUITE disappointed in what I have read and in Chevy as I grew up a Chevy girl. My Hubby's 1996 Silverado with over 230,000 mi is looking to be more reliable than the vehicle I use to tote our kids around when he's deployed! (no he is not deployed right now, Praise God!)
#25 of 59 Re: One Thing After Another! [gmcustsvc]
Jun 25, 2012 (7:32 am)
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.
My VIN# 1GNDS13S452119817
Mileage-141K (It was less than that when I took it)
Chevy Dealer-3707 West Colonial, Orlando, Florida
#26 of 59 Re: One Thing After Another! [chyna24]
Jul 31, 2012 (11:25 am)
My 2004 Trailblazer ext has lost tach, oil pressure, temp, speedometer. Gas guage still seems to be ok but we certainly do not trust it. Also quoted $800.00 for gauge repair from Chevy dealer in SW Florida. I too have issues with the stalling and the idle. It hurts the budget a little bit but we have been using premium fuel and that seems to help with the idle and stalling. Mine is at 105K. It sure would be nice if GM stepped up. Thank God for the GPS to help manage with the speed.
#27 of 59 Re: One Thing After Another! [mmstandish4]
Aug 03, 2012 (2:54 pm)
I had the same issue with my 2004 Trialblazer EXT. The driver motors on the instrument clusters are junk and fail intermittently. Please do not spend hundreds of dollars to get it repaired. IF you are fairly handy and can do basic soldering you can fix yourself with a $35 kit found on amazon. IF you are not comfortable with soldering the new driver motors on then you can send your instrument cluster our for repair or some places will just swap yours for another repaired and keep yours as a core to shorten turn around times. There are videos on you-tube also that will walk you through the process.
#28 of 59 Re: One Thing After Another! [thatotherguy]
Aug 03, 2012 (6:52 pm)
I am having similar problems with my 2004 Trailblazer EXT (76,000 miles). It is stalling at stop lights, but not every time I drive it. I was told that it was because there wasn't a good seal on y gas cap, so I bought a new one. I also had problems with the Service Engine Soon light coming on and was told it was the thermostat, so the thermostat was replaced and the radiator flushed. The light hasn't come on since that was replaced. Sometimes the Service 4-Wheel Drive light comes on occasionally. I am mostly worried about the stalling. It happened tonight at the first stop light I came to after driving about 2-3 minutes. It also happened 4 days ago at a stop light. It's driving me crazy! I keep reading different things about what's wrong and what to do. It's very frustrating
#29 of 59 Fuel Sensor..Stalling..Check Engine Light...2005 Trailblazer
Aug 12, 2012 (1:45 pm)
I'm experiencing EXACTLY the same problems with my 2005 Trailblazer. Have you found a resolution yet?
At first my gas gauge broke so I had that repaired...they then told me that the stalling would be fixed if they replaced the fuel pump...$750.00 later, I'm stalling now on a daily basis. In the meantime, I have a loose gascap that seems to trigger the check engine light.
I'm perplexed and my husband is too. I don't want to bring it back to the dealer and get charged more money without a resolution and have them charge me for something else that doesn't need to be fixed.
Please let me know if anyone else has found a resolution to their similar problem.
#30 of 59 Re: Fuel Sensor..Stalling..Check Engine Light...2005 Trailblazer [kmaloney2]
Aug 12, 2012 (5:48 pm)
Replacing my gas cap and getting a new thermostat fixed my "check engine" problem. The stalling seems to only occur when I am on an incline or decline and if I haven't driven it very far. I talked to 2 different mechanics at 2 different places (one Chevy and one independent) and they both said that in order to figure out what it is, the SUV would need to be "coding" something currently and mine is not. We tried to hook it up at O'Reilly's auto parts, but the codes can't be old ones; they have to be current or you have to take it to a mechanics for $95. I was told to keep driving it until it happens more often. It starts right up after it stalls, but it's still a huge pain in the %$#!!! I have stopped the shuddering at my intial stop (stop sign) in the morning by letting the SUV warm up a little bit. I usually start it up and take off, but I have been starting it, letting the RPMs drop under 1 and then take off. It's helping.
#31 of 59 Re: Fuel Sensor..Stalling..Check Engine Light...2005 Trailblazer [kmaloney2]
Aug 13, 2012 (7:11 pm)
Have you worked with Customer Assistance on this matter? If we can look into this further with you, please send an email to us at socialmediagm.com with the following information so we can get a case set up: your name and Edmunds username, phone and address, the last 8 digits of your VIN and current mileage, the name of your involved dealership and information about your previous repair attempt(s) on this matter (including date and price paid, if available).
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#32 of 59 Re: Fuel Sensor..Stalling..Check Engine Light...2005 Trailblazer [gmcustsvcsarah]
Sep 05, 2012 (8:08 pm)
I had the same problem with the trailblazer stalling out at a light or stop sign. Not a big deal at first until it starts to get worse and happens more often. I went to the dealer and they replaced one of the six coils that the spark plug wire connects to since these trucks do not have a distributor cap and rotor like the old school autos. Each coil costs over $250 to replace and I only had one replaced and the stalling stopped. I would reccomend that you get a fuel induction and throttle body cleaning service with BG products too (about $125.) It has been about two years since and the stalling is starting to happen again. I think you have to wait for a coil to get bad enough where the stalling happens alot for the mechanic to know which coil is the problem. Eventually I will probably have to replace the other 5 one by one as this seems to be a manufacture defect from GM. I am not sure if you can replace these coils yourself but of you can get the parts cheap than replace all 6 while you are at it. I had to replace the main pulley wheel in the front of the engine about 3 times on this truck too. You will hear a grinding noise from the engine when that starts to go and when you look under the hood it is obvious... Also, if the AC fan ever breaks make sure you have not only the fan replaced but also the wire harness relay that connects to it all located under the glove box. I had to replace the fan twice because it was the wire harness that connects directly to the fan that was the cause of damaging the fan. I had to replace the gas tank due to the faulty gas guage not working. I had to replace the instrument cluster due to the spedometer not working. I had the tranny replaced at about 34,000 miles... I just had the ball joints replaced and both upper control arms... The only good thing is I had the brakes replaced at the dealer at about 45,000 miles and they are still good over 45,000 miles later but the tradeoff is that since the first day I replaced the brakes I have been hearing an annoying squeaking noise when I apply the brakes coming from the front. I just the genuine GM brakes are made out of solid metal or something and they hold up for a long time...I do not trust Chevy anymore. My truck has 93,000 miles and thank god I had an extended warranty. My next purchase is going to be a mercedes glk 350.
#33 of 59 Re: instrument cluster!?!?!?
Sep 07, 2012 (3:02 pm)
I stopped at the mechanic's today to ask why the RPM dial keeps getting stuck between 7 and 0, he told me he had the same problem with his Tahoe, and the only who can fix it was the dealer, and it would const me close to 800, so I called the dealer and indeed they told me it would cost that much, i did some research online and i found out that there a lot of people with the same issue, but since is not an "safety" issue Chevrolet will not recall it, but i think that is CRAP! seems to me that CHevrolet uses disposable parts so we expend a lot of money fixing them, instead of doing good reliable cars, no wonder they almost went out of business, this is my 1st and last chevrolet i ever owned, i will go back to ford, those are made with better parts, and last longer, my husband has a work pickup 98 ford, and for the last 9 years the only thing that pick up needs is just tune up and oil change no mayor repairs, or defective parts. SHAME ON YOU CHEVROLET, i hope you go bankrupt again for GOOD!!!!