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#143 of 185 Re: 2007 Chevy Tahoe - Stabilitrak, Oil Consumption, Wheel Bearing Issues [wykeema]
Apr 29, 2013 (12:42 pm)
GM will pay up to 50% of the cost for a new remanufactured motor with a 3yr/50000 mile warranty. You should only be out of pocket $3K at most.
If the dealer is telling you it will cost $1-2K to diagnose the problem they are full of sh**.
GM covered all diagnosis on my vehicle and they looked through #1 spark plug to confirm the engine was trashed.
If this dealer is jerks you around go to another GM dealer until you are satisfied. Also call their customer service line and they can tell the dealer what to do.
#144 of 185 Re: 2007 Chevy Tahoe - Stabilitrak, Oil Consumption, Wheel Bearing Issues [wykeema]
Apr 29, 2013 (4:40 pm)
Normally you have to speak with the BBB regarding vechicles, but this is the exact same problem recurring in the same make and model vehicle. I will speak with the West Virginia Attorney General's office in the next day or so and see what can be done since there is probably a record of incidence on file in every state.
#145 of 185 Re: 2007 Chevy Tahoe - Stabilitrak, Oil Consumption, Wheel Bearing Issues [1before40]
Apr 29, 2013 (5:08 pm)
I never filed anything with the Washington State AG office. I wonder if I should? I'm not a great believer in the BBB.
This seems to be prevalent in the 2007-2009 model years. 2007 was the first model year with the new AFM system and the lifters seem to be the main culprit. GM made a modification in late 2009 for the 2010 model year.
I'm in the process of having Black Bear Performance due a tune and eliminate the AFM on the new "remanufactured" motor we just had installed. The dealership said it should not affect the warranty.
I wonder how many people are out there with these model years who are just beginning to have these problems?
I wonder how many actually are doing their due diligence to try and get something out of GM?
GM is pretty fast to say "we'll cover 50% of the cost of a remanufactured motor". I think they know they have a problem but it maybe cheaper on a case by case basis. They must be betting on the come that most of the motors will go past 100K in miles so then they can tell people to pound sand.
#147 of 185 Re: 2007 Chevy Tahoe - Stabilitrak, Oil Consumption, Wheel Bearing Issues [wykeema]
Apr 29, 2013 (5:35 pm)
Remember it's the policy of GM and dealership not to discuss this with the consumer.
This may help you with the dealer:
Apparently it is the lifter(design flaw???) that goes bad, causes a crack in the #1 piston(which lets the oil through henceforth the oil consumption) and since the #1 plug is fouled the vehicle runs rough which sends the stabilitrak/TCS lights to go crazy, also lots of compression loss, rough idling etc.
Has this issue been addressed in the newer vehicles?
Yes, that it was only for 2-3 yrs 07-09 they had these particular lifters in them.
#148 of 185 Re: 2007 Chevy Tahoe - Stabilitrak, Oil Consumption, Wheel Bearing Issues [msw007]
Apr 30, 2013 (5:41 pm)
I have an 07 Z-71 CREW CAB 4X4 that has 83K purchased the truck new, had the trans go out 40k 50K had to replace front wheel bearing 80K swithch for blower motor went out and now at 83K under load it blows white smoke some times and it's not a head gaskget and yes it is a 5.3 Flex fuel motor.........How do we get a class action suit started ???? I live in Ca. L.A. county .
#149 of 185 Re: 2007 Chevy Tahoe - Stabilitrak, Oil Consumption, Wheel Bearing Issues [msw007]
May 02, 2013 (11:55 am)
Well GM customer service just told me they can't help me bc my vehicle has 83,000 miles I said that's not a lot of miles and had it been an 08 it wud be covered so don't imply 83,000 miles is a lot so I'm waiting to speak to a supervisor because the rep said they're not helping me at all.
#150 of 185 Re: 2007 Chevy Tahoe - Stabilitrak, Oil Consumption, Wheel Bearing Issues [wykeema]
May 02, 2013 (6:21 pm)
Did your dealership talk to GM?
My dealership was able to get the 50% for me originally and have GM pay for the diagnosis. I tried to get more but came up empty.
If the dealership you are working with is unwilling to go to bat for you then go to another dealership until you find one that is willing to work for you.
I also wrote a letter to GM's corporate office's to the top the President, Chairman etc. They won't read it but there minions will and they have more pull than the drone on the phone.
Just stick to the facts. Keep it simple and to the point. Be very business like.
#151 of 185 Re: 2007 Chevy Tahoe - Stabilitrak, Oil Consumption, Wheel Bearing Issues [wykeema]
May 03, 2013 (6:49 am)
I can certainly understand your frustrations. While I cannot promise a different resolution at this point, I would like to review your case file. Can you send me a private message with you full name and VIN please? My email is socialmediagm.com "attn Crystal" in the subject header.
Crystal L-GM Customer Care
#152 of 185 Follow up msg
May 04, 2013 (2:32 pm)
Well I just learned that bc I wasn't fortunate enough to buy the Tahoe new even though it only had 53,000 miles so I figured it was close to new (wit most cars able to go 200,000 miles) and even though I still paid almost 30,000 and am still paying for it then I'm out of luck. I said well owners who have bought the car new are having the same problems so it's the design not anything anybody is doing. They told me its probly not true and people lie I said well why would people waste their time lying about the same issue like no one has things to do besides make up lies on the Internet . They said they dnt think they can help and if so maybe 20-30%. That's why they needed bailout money bc they dnt stand bhnd their products flaws and have lost many a customer.