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#4 of 24 Re: 04 Chevy Trailblazer [richdrumr]
Nov 10, 2009 (5:45 pm)
I see it's been a few months since anything was posted on this subject. I found this info through a simple search and it has proved very helpful. I live in PA and about 2 weeks ago I detected an odor of gas near the rear of my 2004 TB Ext. I did not see any sign of a leak at 1st but after a few days I did notice a stain on the driveway. I printed out the info above and brought the TB to a local Chevy dealer. The dealer verified that the reservoir assembly was rusted and leaking and that the gas tank was also rusted. I was told the reservoir assembly was covered but the gas tank was not and that would cost $600 to replace! I objected, stated that I felt it was all related to inferior manufacture and that this is a serious safety issue. I asked for the number of the regional service rep and the dealer provided me with a toll free number. After negotiating the menu system I reached a rep who took my info including VIN & mileage (65K) and forwarded to a local regional service manager who contacted the dealer and myself a few days later. I was just informed today that GM would cover the entire cost of the repair! I haven't had a whole lot to complain about with the TB. I replaced a driver side front wheel bearing 2 months ago, that part was only available through GM and cost about $250. The A/C stopped working at the end of the summer & the system won't hold a charge so I still need to have that checked out. I get fairly decent mileage with the straight 6, almost 20. I'm beginning to feel, though, that it's starting to nickle & dime me. Thanks for the postings, it was a tremendous help.
#5 of 24 2004 Chevy Trailblazer 6 cyl Cracked Exhaust Manifold
Nov 10, 2009 (5:54 pm)
I just posted a message on a gas leak on the 2004 TB & forgot to mention this. I had about 60K miles on the straight 6 when I noticed an exhaust leak that got progressively worse. I brought it to a local shop who replaced it for me and was told when he went to the dealer for the part that "we have sold a few of these." The shop had a heck of a time, about half the bolts would not come out & had to be drilled. Good thing the 6 gave then just ehough room to do this. I wonder how prevalent this problem is & if anyone else out there has encountered it?
#6 of 24 Re: 2004 Chevy Trailblazer 6 cyl Cracked Exhaust Manifold [web111453]
Oct 28, 2011 (11:30 am)
I was just informed that I have the same issue with my 2004 GMC Envoy XL. First thing I asked was whether they've had seen similar cases.
#7 of 24 Re: 2004 Chevy Trailblazer 6 cyl Cracked Exhaust Manifold [hpick]
Nov 01, 2011 (9:06 am)
Iím sorry that youíve got this concern with your Envoy. If Customer Assistance can help you work with your dealer towards resolving this, please email Christina with your name, contact information, VIN, and dealer name.
GM Customer Service
#8 of 24 Gas smell / noisy exhaust
Nov 01, 2011 (10:26 am)
We recently purchased a used 2004 Chevy Trailblazer EXT, 2WD. We've had the vehicle about a month and have now noticed a strong gas smell coming in through the vents. The smell seems stronger when the vehicle is just sitting and we have just put gas in the tank. We have also noticed that the exhaust just keeps getting louder. It seems to be the loudest when sitting in the front, passenger seat. Any ideas on what this could be? I see in the past that there was a recall (in one of the states that I live in). Does this recall ever expire or will the dealership always pay for this repair? Any thoughts or ideas would be appreciated. Thank you!
#9 of 24 Re: Gas smell / noisy exhaust [gordon102711]
Nov 01, 2011 (11:45 am)
We can look into the recall information on your vehicle for you. Please email Christina with your VIN and she can give you precisely whether or not this recall affected your vehicle and any parameters.
GM Customer Service
#10 of 24 Re: Gas smell / noisy exhaust [gmcustsvc]
Nov 01, 2011 (11:53 am)
Sorry for the stupid question (I'm new to this), but who is Christina and how do I email her?
#11 of 24 Re: Gas smell / noisy exhaust [gordon102711]
Nov 01, 2011 (12:13 pm)
Donít worry Ė itís not a stupid question! Christina is the customer service representative who typically helps the users of the Edmunds forum. You can email her at socialmediagm.com
GM Customer Service
#12 of 24 04 trailblazer gas smell
Nov 26, 2011 (6:51 am)
I too have a smell of gas coming from somewhere under the truck. A code can up for p0128 but that is for Thermo temp and should have nithng to do with the smell. If I take off the air cleaner I get a real strong odor of fuel. Any suggestions?
#13 of 24 Re: 04 trailblazer gas smell [kurt18]
Nov 27, 2011 (5:19 pm)
On mine the fuel pump canister on the top of the fuel tank had rusted out. At 1st no leak was apparent by a puddle on the ground only the odor and I thought the fuel cap might have been defective. After about 2 weeks drips on the ground became noticeable. I understand this is a common condition especially if the vehicle is operated in northern states and winter conditions where roads are heavily salted. In my case this was covered under the emissions control warranty which is over and above the standard warranty, 80K miles if I remember correctly. If this applies to you you may have to dispute this with your dealer as they don't seem to always offer this info. The cost of the job can run in the $600 - $800 range if I remember correctly. Good luck!