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Chevrolet TrailBlazer, Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT, SUV
#42 of 59 Re: One Thing After Another! [chyna24]
Nov 25, 2012 (4:37 pm)
First let me say that GM has had numerous problems with IC s I have my own Auto shop have had alot of these repaired , The stealership sends the ics out for repair , as a repair shop the cost to me is $225.00 for complete repair , so call your local dealer's parts depo and tell them u need to drop it off for repair and whats the cost , if they ask what shop tell them your a small local shop use ur last name etc and pay cash with tax thats it .
as far as needing an engine that sounds like a con job get another opinion, this is common for Gm ics
#43 of 59 Re: One Thing After Another! [chyna24]
Dec 03, 2012 (8:52 pm)
As far as the car stalling goes, does it idle at a consistent rpm or does it fluxuate all over the place? If the idle is all over the place or inconsistent(watch your tach if you have one or have one that works) then I would suggest replacing the Camshaft Actuator Solenoid. This part can be purchased a NAPA for around $70.00 and is fairly easy to install if your mechanically inclined. I have replaced this part twice on my Trail Blazer and it solved the problem with stalling every time. It will not help with the dash cluster. That is a different problem all together and GM knows it. The GM dealership should have been able to easily figure the stalling problem out with out too much trouble because it is a very common problem with these vehicles also (separate forum) and almost always relates to the replacing this solenoid.
#44 of 59 So glad to see others are having the same problem
Dec 10, 2012 (8:45 pm)
I have a 2005 Trailblazer and recently my oil gauge stopped working completely and now my speedometer has also stopped working. For about 2 weeks my speedometer would bounce around but never read the actual speed I was going. It generally stayed at 70 mph even when I was stopped. I have had nothing but problems with this car and will never buy another. When I called and got a quote from Chevy it was around $800 to fix the tachometer. It is upsetting to see so many other people having the same problem and Chevy refuses to fix the problem.
#45 of 59 Re: So glad to see others are having the same problem [mizzolsen]
Dec 11, 2012 (7:32 am)
We can certainly understand if you pursue alternatives; if you do decide to work with the dealership we would be happy to stay with you through that process to make sure everything was repaired to your satisfaction. Let us know - we can be contacted at socialmediagm.com (include your name, contact information, the last 8 of your VIN, and a brief summary for us if you do email).
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#46 of 59 Re: instrument cluster [ssphar1985]
Jan 25, 2013 (10:26 am)
I am having the same issue with my 2003 Trailblazer. I also had gone to church on Sunday evening and all my dash lights go on. After church, my lights dimmed and I was afraid to drive home so I called my son-in-law to come and pick me up. Took to shadetree mechanic and he doesn't know what's wrong. This all happened on day with lots of heavy rain and my back passenger side window is broken so it was down a few inches. Does anyone know if moisture got inside somehow?
Please let me know what your solution was! Thanks so much!
#48 of 59 2005 Trailblazer Speedometer
Feb 11, 2013 (6:26 pm)
My 2005 Trailblazer speedometer shows I am going 55 mph while sitting still. I see many discussions with the same issue. Does anyone know if GM will replace the parts as indicated by others who have posted?
#49 of 59 Re: 2005 Trailblazer Speedometer [ftccewilson]
Feb 12, 2013 (7:06 am)
If we can check into this further for you, please email us the last 8 digits of your VIN and inquiry at socialmediagm.com.
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#50 of 59 Trailblazer Instrument cluster classaction lawsuit
Feb 20, 2013 (6:21 pm)
I was wondering what the possibility of forming a group to file a class action lawsuit would be. GM has acknowledged the instrument cluster issue on several other models but don't want to address the Trailblazer as one of the problem models
They are knowingly subverting the problem and making us owners pay through the nose to fix THEIR problem of selling defective equipment on these vehicles. I too am having the same problem and they want me to pay $100.00 just so they can diagnose the problem. Then $600.00 more for the part when they darn well know they built these vehicles with defective parts. So if they won't voluntarily issue a recall then I think as owners we should force the issue.I am sure that there are plenty of lawyers who would take the case as GM would end up footing the bill
#51 of 59 re:class action for instrument cluster on trailblazers
Feb 21, 2013 (2:26 am)
So I have contacted Eric Gibbs of Giraldi Gibbs LLC about this issue and I was told that there is enough proof out there to get the ball rolling on this. We just need to get enough plaintiffs together to file. I just find GM's outright repression of this issue to be deceptive and repulsive. So if GM doesn't want to step up and do right by all the good people of this country who are trying to support American manufacturing then we need to exercise our American right to have our day in court.