General Motors Complaint - Car Won't Start - 2005 Trailblazer
I have a 2005 Trailblazer that I bought brand new. At about 35000 miles it started not starting at certain times, brought it to GM, they looked at it and said they could not find anything (said it could have been bad gas)this has happened a lot now and have had it towed there when it froze when I tried to put it in gear and could not get it started or back in park. They told me the next morning at GM the battery was low and this was the cause, I checked this battery two days before and was fully charged and keeping a charge, so they said they needed to put a 6 year battery in it to do a computer check at 189.00 plus labor.
I know this was not the problem and told him the battery was fine, was not going to be taken to the cleaners by this service dept,they still charged me for half of the test and did not give me the print out what they found, I took this car to a service dept (not GM - thank god) near my house a they put it on the computer and found the problem right away, and no the battery was fine, the man told me the ignition switch was the problem,i have been told this is a big problem with trailblazer that has been going on for years, GM sent out a private memo to it service mgrs letting them no to keep quiet about this.
This problem should have been a recall issue, but GM does not know how to fix this problem.This car was over 32000.00 With only 37000 miles this should not be going on. When you ask them down at my Chevy dealer if this problem has happened before,they play dumb and tell you they have never seen this before,but if you do a little research on the web it will give you complaint after complaint about this!!!!Gm is trying to hide this problem.
I have bought 6 brand new Chevys from Denooyer Chevy on Wolf Rd in NY in the last 12 years - they want people to keep buying GM - this is not a way to handle this problem.