GMAC Complaint - Sunshell on a Chevy S-10 Blazer
Resolution Update on 07/26/2009:
Thanks for everyone's reply and no this was never resolved but there is no need to email me anymore on the subject. GM is dead to me. Thanks
My husband and I purchased a 2000 Chevy Blazer in May of 2003. Like all vehicles, it has had its share of oil changes, tires, etc. June of 2007 has been proven very expensive for us. We were aware that the CV joints needed to be replaced and that process was done on June 7, 2007. The total for that work was $450.00. The following week during our vacation, we noticed the brakes were squealing. I took the Blazer in to have the brakes looked at on June 18, 2007. It was determined that we needed new front calipers and rotors, along with rear brake pads. That cost was $314.00. The manager mentioned that GM models were infamous for having the calipers get stuck when heated, therefore causing the rotors to wear down very quickly. He also mentioned that this was a problem in older models and the problem had since been corrected in later models. GM never sent out any type of recall and did not let owners of certain year models aware of the problem. Last of all was the most expensive. On June 28, 2007 my transmission went out. After having the vehicle towed to a transmission specialist, it was determined that the Beast Sun-Shell had been broken or stripped. That manager also told us that all GM models made to a certain year had the same problem and GM did not ask for a recall due to the fact that it was not considered to be a hazard. That cost was $1025.00. After hearing about the sunshell problem, we decided to look on the Internet to find out more information. We discovered that GM was aware of the sunshells in models made before 2003 were made of cheap metal and were very prone to shattering easily. Yet, a recall was never mentioned. What's worse is that they refused to let the owners of these vehicles be aware of a potential (and expensive) problem. If anyone out there has had the same problem with the calipers and/or sunshells, please contact us. We are in the process of writing GM a complaint about this issue and would like to have more information from others having had or currently experiencing this problem. Thank you.
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