My 2001 6-Speed Coupe:
- Right headlight motor replaced (grinding)
- Two Delco AGM batteries replace by dealer. One failed at the airport
drop off area and the police towed it to dealer. No warning it just
- Two alternators replaced as they could not charge the AGM battery.
- At 11K miles Engine using way too much oil (1 quart ever 500 miles)
and was in the queue for a ring replacement when I got in a 10-inch in
five minute rain storm and hydro locked the engine. The insurance
company replaced the whole engine with a new ($14K) 2002 engine that
came with the factory ring fix. Never use any oil with the new engine.
- Radio display failed and was replaced by the dealer
- Drive door speaker replaced (rattling and static)
- Emergency Flasher failed causing turn signal problems
- Rocking driver seat repaired
- Left headlight motor replaced (grinding)
- Numerous Pull Key and Wait ten minute error messages. Turned out to be
a bad key that was replaced and solved the problem
- Trashed the Delco AGM when it died and replaced it with Wall Mart
Everlast. No problems at all with the Everlast
- Daytime Running Light (Lamps) had to replace more than once and it
was not easy/
- AC compressor and belt pulley.
- Left headlight motor replaced (grinding) again 2nd time
- Key fob quit and was replaced.
- Passenger side AC temp control replaced- it never really worked
- Had to have the passenger seat repaired due to cracks
- Two wheel pressure sensors failed and required replacement
- The dumb column lock did its thing in my garage and the wrecker
service refused to tow the vehicle. The dealer's guy had to come to my
home to unlock and replace the motor. Two weeks before it was in for
the lame GM recall the only reprogrammed the computer to shut off the
- Passenger side power window motor failed and had to be replaced
- Tires but they were replaced due to normal wear
- Windshield wiper blades (several times)
- Numerous Service Anti Lock Brakes and Active Handling errors. All the
dealer ever did was to reset the codes. The never really fixed the
problem. When I get the warning now I reset the codes.
- The hand brake never really worked and needs to be replaced to pass
the next state safety inspection.
- CD Disc carrier stuck in the 12-Disc CD player. Fixed by pulling the
power to reset.
This is all I can think of at this time.
Thanks for taking the time to write a fair feed back, strange how
different cars we know are built in the same place by the same people
can perform so differently. I might add that they reprogrammed the '98
to eliminate the column lock, never said anything to me, just did it.
Did your 98 have an automatic or 6-speed. The recall fixed the vehicles
with automatics by removing the column lock plate. They could not do
this to 6-speed vehicles as they do not have the transmission lock. All
they did to mine was reprogram it to shut off the fuel if the column
I had the 4 speed automatic and they never opened the dash, just
reprogrammed it to stop the locking action. One day listening to
people on here complain about the lock failing I went out to the
garage and tried to turn the steering wheel, no lock. Ask them about
it and they told me that they had changed the program and my front
seat cover on the free oil change they offered to get me to come back
in long after I bought the car. In the past I seldom would return a
car to the dealer for anything, my distrust kept telling me they
promoted some failures to generate income. My seat cover was not worn
or an issue to me and I never noticed the change as it has a zipper to
make it quick. Been dealing in the same dealership since 1956 and 3
different owners with 10,000,000 different service managers, last 2
were women, now have an old time employee that I've always gotten
After that I learned that there is a site that allows you to enter
your serial number and check what has been done on your GM car. You'd
be surprised what they change, recalibrate, and update without you
ever being aware. Haven't used it in some time but
http://tis2web.service.gm.com should get you there. Last time I
checked they seem preoccupied with new calibrations to minimize the
P0604 code, Fuel Level Sensor /Control Module Random Access Memory,
P0336 Crankshaft Position (CKP) Sensor A Performance, and P2068 Fuel
Level Sensor 2 Circuit High Voltage on the C6.
Hope that helps.........
Very interesting...... here is what 'they' said they did to my 6-speed
for the column lock
12593358 - Operating system
New software to correct fuel disable feature not functioning after a
battery disconnect or BCM loss of communication. Per Product Safety
Campaign 04006A. Replaces 12202088, 12212156 and 12221588.
It locked up big time a few weeks later and they had to send someone to
my home to unlock the thing because the wrecker sent by GM refused to
tow the car. He could not get it out of the garage.
The automatic fix disables the column lock but they are not allowed to
disable a 6-speed.
Interesting, the '05 has 2 1/2 pages of reprogramming and tweaks. BUT,
mine is one of the freaks that has to have the transmission in reverse
or the battery will go dead, so they corrected that by not letting you
out until it is. I make anyone that rides with me aware that if
something happens that I'm dead or otherwise not able to pay taxes
anymore and the damn thing is on fire that they must put it in reverse
or use the emergency door release to get out. Hopefully they will
remember something that uncommon during a highly stressful event.
01 convertible purchased 12/6
141,196 miles later
Gas Tires oil
@ 100,000 mile -
shocks to blistein
new belt - maintenance
Brake rotors and pads to slotted-
rotors were not necessary just upgrades
12 disc changer in trunk
left headlight motor
right headlight motor
replaced black plastic valve covers with red ones
PVC valve @ hose
right front turn signal socket and bulb
planned this year-
new top and seat covers
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