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Chevrolet TrailBlazer Speedometer

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  • If you work for them, pass an email up the chain to get this speedometer recalled
  • I have the same problem Chevy said took it to the dealer and pay 110.00 so they can tell me it is broken DA already know this purchased parts on ebay 6 stepper motors for 32.00 with shipping will repair myself when i get the parts.
  • psgtpsgt Posts: 1
    I guess I am looking in the right spot.My son was driving the trailblazer when the speedometer went out.Is anyone having any luck with it being replaced.My brother-in-law just had his replaced in his Tahoe.Free of charge! I can't believe how many are having this problem and no recall.What a shame!
  • We are also experiencimg speedometer malfunctions on our 2005 trailblazer. It has been malfunctioning for over a year now and as of now does not work at all! This is very frustrating and seems to be affecting many others. Chevy should take care of this problem!!!!
  • I just lost my Gas Gauge along with the Speedometer on my 05 Trailblazer. The Speedometer still works some times making it difficult to know when to trust it. My daughter is learning to drive on this car, which is very frustrating for her. I know she will never buy a Chevy. I just dropped $400 fixing the sending unit on the gas tank (which is also a wide spread issue with this model), and now they want another $400 to fix the Gas Gauge and Speedo (this time the instrument cluster). That is $800 invested in a simple GAS GAUGE, that should never fail.

    Christina,

    Is there a service bulletin on this problem so a DIY person could fix this problem, or is GM forcing us go to the dealer. I CAN'T believe GM recalled this same problem in the Tahoe, but not the Trailblazer!!!!

    If I was to fix it, does the replacement part fix the issue. Or is it the same junk that will break again 4 years from now.

    PS - I owned Chevys for 30 years, and will buy another if they will stand behind there cars. Why would I purchase something that I know will cost me $1000's in repairs.
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,057
    xchevyowner ,
    The replacement part should fix the problem. I apologize I do not have service bulletins as it is for our servicing staff. I apologize for your frustrations. If you would like to email me your VIN I can double check for recall information.
    Christina
    GM Customer Service
  • Christina,

    It is nice to see that you will reply to some of us. Granted, my previous post didn't ask for anything in particular, unless you count the request for help!

    Your ability to provide assistance in any official capacity on this forum appears exremely limited at best. You were unable to find a phone number for our friend over in Holland and your not sure of recall information concerning the Trailblazer. Do you really need a VIN to go forth and ask this great company if there is a recall concerning the instrument cluster on the Cherolet Trailblazer? If they ask what years, tell them ALL. Then come back with any bulletins that you are provided (I'm sure you can get them from the servicing staff). Bulletins are pretty specific regarding what the eligiblity requirements are. Maybe you can inquire why this problem warrented a fix on the Tahoe, but not the TB. Anything information coming out of Detroit would be appreciated, even if it is negative. At least we will have something to pursue.

    Duane
  • I have already checked for recalls.

    Why can't you give us the service bulletin to fix this? Or the Partnumber or the Assembly we need?
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,057
    edited January 2011
    xchevyowner,
    I apologize service bulletins are for the service technicians only, I cannot give out that information. I apologize for the inconvenience. I would recommend speaking with your service department about service bulletins.
    Christina
    GM Customer Service
  • botomgunbotomgun Posts: 4
    edited January 2011
    Not that this information should alleviate GM's responsiblity to do what is right, but I found a place in Syracuse, NY that will fix the dash cluster for $175. The price includes a 1 year warrenty.

    I found out about this service while dropping off a home stereo component for a friend while I was in Syracuse last week. This is a large company that does mostly warrenty and extended warrenty repairs for a wide range of electronics.

    I called the automotive section this morning and asked about our problem. The woman I talked to didn't even hesitate when I asked her about the TB gage cluster. Once received, the repair will be completed in 24-48 hours. If you are fortunate enough to live within driving distance and can drop it off personally, they will fix it in about an hour.

    Worth a shot! Here is a link to the company:

    http://www.unitedradio.com/automotive/
  • I have been having the same problem not only in our TB, but also in a Silverado we own for our small business. We spent $400, 6months ago to have the sending unit in our gas tank replaced, and $800 to have the dash cluster replaced because the speedometer and oil gage were no longer working. I am at the point were I refuse to spend the same money on the truck that we just spent on the Trailblazer.

    I contacted CHEVY, and asked why they were not assisting their customers with these repairs, clearly there are a lot of us:
    ' THE PROBLEM YOU ARE HAVING IS NOT WIDE SPRED ENOUGH, NOR IS IT CONSIDERED A SAFETY ISSUE. THEREFORE CHEVY WILL NOT CONSIDER THIS PROBLEM UNDER RECALL'

    Who do they think they are? I consider this a huge safety issue.
    As a tax payer I have spent more than enough money on GM, when it comes time to buy our next 2 company trucks, I think we will go with FORD. And my next personal vehical will be a company who stands behind what they make, and belive in customer service.
  • I too have problems with my speedometer on my Trailblazer. I have actually seen when mine goes bad. It kinda "sticks" while driving and then gets all messed up. Mine usually reads that I am going faster than what I actually am. Only once has it read slower than my speed. I CANNOT believe that GM is not going to recall this problem. I guess they just want to be sued instead. This is a major safety issue. I have two small children and cannot rely on my speedometer to know how fast I am going. Does GM expect us to just guess? I also do not have the kind of money at this time to fix this problem, as I have seen on many website that this is quite expensive. I feel I shouldn't have to pay for this anyway since it should be recalled due to the high number of the same type of problem. What is the explanation behind them recalling Tahoe but not Trailblazer on the same issue??
  • My husband and I have a 2005 Trailblazer EXT. The fuel gauge has not worked for months now and all of a sudden over the past few weeks the speedometer started sticking as well. We have 4 children. 2 of them live with their Mom part of the time in KY (we live in SC). So we have to meet in the middle to pick them up severl times a month. We have to drive through the NC/TN mountains, winding mountain roads, with 4 small children in the back not knowing what our speed is. You go too fast you can flip, you go to slow and the big rig trucks are barreling down on you because it is hard for them to slow down too much when going down the mountain sides. This is a very serious very dangerous issue.
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,057
    botomgun,
    In order for me to look up recall information I will need a VIN. Some recalls are VIN specific. Service bulletins are for the service staff only. I am a customer service representative and I am not able to access those. I would recommend speaking with the service department, but I doubt that they will provide you with the bulletin. They would be able to fix the vehicle for you. If you would like please feel free to email me directly.
    Christina
    GM Customer Service
  • Ours just went out yesterday on our 2005 Trailblazer with a bit over 53,000 miles. I wonder if anyone has filed a class action suit against them about it?

    Because unfortunately when you're dealing with companies who put $$ before their product quality and customer service, a suit is the only option to get them to listen.

    It's obvious that it's a problem, and one that shouldn't occur at any mileage let alone the mileages it's showing up on. This is the first car I have ever had a speedometer stop working in, I think it's pathetic.
  • I have a 2004 EXT purchased used w/15000 miles on it, it's now at 78,000 miles. I have truly enjoyed my Trailblazer but I share this same issue with (as in all previous post) many others. I intend to make my call to lodge my complaint today.

    I never expected to purchase a vehicle "problem free", but I'am very concerned about the number of these specific issues as a whole, to imagine the MASS number of these "daily drivers" out on our roads everyday is just case for concern. Even more so that the vehicles with the "RECALL" are out numbered by a wide margin by those of us driving the Trailblazers. Seems to me someone at GM thought these actions out fairly carefully for their outward apperances of doing "the right thing", but only if you have spent "so much money" with our company, right?

    So as I said I will call and make my complaint and hope ALL of you will do the same. Maybe if we ever reach that "unknown" number of complaint makers we can all get our problems fixed.
  • ggilbert47ggilbert47 Posts: 1
    I am having the same problem, my speedometer will get stuck at 75mph, then once i slow down, i just bottoms out and stays, and when it feels like it, it will works its way back to zero, counter clockwise. Its frustrating to not know how fast or slow your going, and yes i have heard it can be very expensive. It would be nice if GM will fix this problem.
  • i think i found a suggestion to all of this, i read on msn.com about a guy who takes big companies to small claims court to sue them for anything that had affected him negatively, from banks, to computer companies, to travel sites. he has a 80% success rate. if all of us sue gm in small claims court, maybe they'll finally do something about these crappy instrument clusters
  • fedup52fedup52 Posts: 1
    I read some of these posts and followed the advice to call Chevrolet and I got nowhere. They told me that they could not assist me with the cost b/c my mileage is too high. Its 138k and a 2003. If anyone knows of any other help, that would be great. The dealership is quoting aroung $600 to fix this problem. :cry:
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,057
    ggilbert47,

    Could you please email me your VIN? I would like to look further into your situation.

    Thank you,
    Caron, GM Customer Service
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