Last post on Dec 10, 2013 at 5:17 PM
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Chevrolet TrailBlazer, Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT, SUV
#61 of 71 re:class action for instrument cluster on trailblazers [brettandjeni]
Jun 20, 2013 (1:49 pm)
I have a 2004 chevy trailblazer Ext. Our rpm gauge stopped working, our speedometer works when it's in the mood. When it doesn't work, it is stuck on 40 mph, even when at a stop. The air conditioner blows hot air, hasn't been cold for about 2 years. We had to replace the blower because the heat would only blow on 1 and 2, but not 3,4, or 5. The back controls for the heat/ac doesn't work anymore. Our ABS is constantly sensing that it needs to be on, so stopping completely isn't an option any more. Our check engine lights has been on for a few years. And when we plug our camper, or utility wagon in, it only works some lights, and not even that all the time. We were told to replace the Engine control module, which we did today, and now the damn thing won't start!!! I am so in for a class action law suit. I'm sick of everything falling apart on this car. I actually loved it until everything started going haywire!!!
#62 of 71 Re: Trailblazer Instrument cluster classaction lawsuit [brettandjeni]
Jul 01, 2013 (8:32 pm)
Has there been any news of a class action lawsuit against Chevrolet? Would like to get in on a lawsuit for the gas gauge and the bad exhaust manifold. I just had to replace my exhaust manifold because of a large crack in it. The auto mechanic told me that they had to rebuild the top of my engine because they couldn't get a bolt out, cost me $2000. Sounds faulty to me. My gas gauge sensor is also flawed. When I bought the vehicle it was broken, I had no idea. Tried to contact chevrolet about the issue several times, same response every time. Take it to a dealership, have them look at it, then call us back. I do not feel it is proper for me to spend $100 just to get a diagnosis on a problem they caused. I am a 23yr old who owns 2 chevrolets, think that I might go to ford for the next purchase and see how they take care of their loyal customers because chevy sure doesn't care about us!!
#63 of 71 2004 Trailblazer passlock sensor
Jul 03, 2013 (12:23 pm)
I just spent $700 on a passcode sensor and
a new battery, because they told me mine
was dead after trying to start it. I notice that
after I leave the dealership the gear
light and odometer light now don't work.
They say instrument cluster & they need
$400 more to fix it as this are
in no way related although it appears
to have happened at the dealership. Any
way these are related? or not?
#64 of 71 Re: Trailblazer Instrument cluster classaction lawsuit [doughertyt]
Jul 03, 2013 (2:14 pm)
Not shure about the lawsuit. Havent heard anything else about it and I wouldn't even know how to begin starting one. But if anybody does count me in and I'll help in any way I can. As for the gas gauge, that's an easy one. I don't know of any trailblazers that have one that works. and yet chevy only gave out a partial recall. That means they know there is a problem but don't care. bring it to a dealer and you will only have to pay for half of it. Arent you feeling better about the bail out now. I am pretty shure that bail out is why these crappy vehicles have not been completely recalled. I am all about buying American but guess what GM your not the only American car manufacturer. If you only have $2000 dollars into your vehicle you are lucky and should get rid of it now. I've got about $6000 in mine and now have a misfire problem that no one can fix. I'm shure its a short in the miles of crappy faulty wireing that's in this car.
#65 of 71 Re: Fan speed 4 & 5 [rhagen66]
Jul 25, 2013 (5:55 am)
I too had this problem, then all speeds went out. I went all last summer here in the south with no fan. Then I found out it was a cheap easy fix. Stop at auto parts store and buy a fan resistor unit. You can find YouTube directions on how to replace it. It cost less than $30. It goes in behind the glove box. Some parts stores may even help you replace it.
#66 of 71 Chevy Trailblazer cluster issues
Sep 01, 2013 (9:31 am)
This problem is not only related to the trailblazer, it is Chevy vehicles all together.. I will NEVER purchase another Chevy product....
#67 of 71 2004 Trailblazer Instrument Cluster
Sep 22, 2013 (6:14 am)
In '05 the cluster was changed under warranty. Recently my Instrument cluster is again blacking out. Although unrelated, I installed a new battery which gave me the opportunity to clean & freshen up the chassis grounds, hoping this would resolve the issue...It Didn't. GM should have liability over the cluster...It's lifespan should be greater than 8 years. Replacement of Headlights, tail lights, etc. is basic like tires...SO...Any leads on a new panel?
#68 of 71 Re: 2004 Trailblazer Instrument Cluster [tonyglobal]
Nov 02, 2013 (1:03 pm)
Try the ignition switch, mine went out on my 07 and it did some very bizarre
things! Thank goodness I have a great dealership here in Phoenix (Midway) who fixed it right the first time and was reasonable too.
Nov 06, 2013 (8:40 pm)
Every since I have had my 2005 Trailblazer I have had one problem after another, first the gas gauge, shortage in the radio and door chime, right speakers works left does not until I hit a good bump then the left speakers, rear and chime comes on, then it will go back off the next time I go to drive, no heat in the back or passenger side, the blowers went out for a long time, then suddenly popped back on meaning there is a shortage, cd player stopped working, axle broke in half , can not put in four wheel drive, sounds like metal grinding against metal, now when I put on breaks the steering wheel shakes, when I get on the highway and go about 65 mph the car vibrates/shakes. Now again have to find out what I have to do to get check engine light off, codes says something about temperature or something not in front of me. The blower will not work on 3 or 5. Never again will I buy a Chevy!
#70 of 71 Instrument Cluster - Most Recent in a LONG line of problems and repairs!!!
Nov 12, 2013 (7:36 am)
Well, as if we haven't spent enough on this piece of S*#T, now the instrument cluster stopped working and the gauges point and are stuck all over the place! Speedometer shows going 110 MPH at standstill, and well all the gauges are messed up! Can't believe all those stepper motors went all at the same time! Now they need to be refurbished!
My parents have been GM / Chevy people ever since I can remember. I think their first was a 1962 Impala Station Wagon. Anyway, I was with them when they purchased their Trailblazer. What a piece of S*#T it is! All the same issues as everyone else has been stating. Stalling at lights and pulling into and out of the driveway and intermittent rough idle and high rapid idle for no reason at at 32,000 miles. 40,000 miles brought about incorrect inside/outside temperature readings and inability use climate control which was supposedly unrepairable. Seatbelts that don't release and just keep getting tighter and tighter ever since purchase and they can't seem to repair it or didn't want to. Let's see, at 67,000 miles had to spend $2,800 to replace the air conditioner! Numerous engine problems. Rear Window motor went at 70,000 miles. Transmisison shift linkage broke stranding me in the middle of know where unable to change gears from reverse to drive or even put in park at about 76,000 miles. Windshield wiper motor on slow or intermittent (didn't even bother spending more money to get that fixed). Passenger seat stopped working at 81,000 miles.
I had an accident with my 1997 Jaguar XJS (That plus my 1995 Jaguar Vanden Plas and 1997 Jaguar XJS were possibly the BEST cars I have ever owned apart from my Mercedes')
Anyway, my rental car for the month (yep it was a BAD accident) was a Ford Edge! For any of you looking to purchase a new SUV or Crossover, the Ford Edge IS the vehicle to buy! WOW! Has Ford far surpassed GM!!!! The ride was amazing. The fit and finish were beautiful! The electronics were far ahead of anything else out there! Voice activated everything and the vehicle drove like, well it was AWESOME! NO MORE GM FOR THIS FAMILY! MY PARENT NEXT VEHICLE (as soon as we can give away this piece of crap) IS THE FORD EDGE!
As for me, I just gave away my 1997 Jag XJS with 188,000 (still in incredible condition) as I did with my 1988 Mercedes 350SD (still in incredible condition). They still run and drive flawlessly! Yes, I guess I am a Mercedes owner for ever and ever. My 2006 Mercedes CLK has 112,000 miles on it and the only repair so far has been one electronic auto-open car door handle and the car still looks new and doesn't have a squeak, rattle or bump! It pays to buy quality!
Ok, my rant is finished. IF you're going to buy American, the ONLY way to go is FORD. IF you're going to buy foreign, well I'll let you research for yourself! HAVE FUN, BE CAREFUL AND USE EDMUNDS!