i hope you can help me with a strange problem. my 04 lasabre custom's
speedo is broken. it generally doesnt work but if it moves at all, it
isnt where it should be. it was a bit over 36k mile warrrenty and the
dealer wouldnt say he would warrenty the work so i wont bring it to him,
(or more business for that matter). any ideas/hints?
the car is also the most fuild hungry, (oil, antifreeze, brake fluid),
machine i have ever owned, (i have had various ones from england from
the 60's - 70's)...is this common?
i loved my 98 bonnieville.
Not a clue, but I had a warranty problem with only two years, but at 40k
with a non-moving part (seat heater) and GM would not fix it. That is one
reason I bought a Hyundai. Don't expect any help.
Very unusual from my experience. I have 120,000 on my LeSabre. I change
oil at 7500 miles and only once did I have to add any between changes.
Still has the same anti-freeze level, brake fluid, but the trans fluid was
replaced when the tranny crapped out.
*This newsgroup is not sponsored by GM, and it is not an insult to call a
spade a spade.
Nobody on here is apparently a cheerleader for GM except for Mike Hunt.
If Toyota has offended you, then let your voice be heard.
No, it isnt trolling. This is a discussion newsgroup, not a cheerleading
Most of us on here own, or have owned, GM cars.
We still own two of them.
I am concerned at the problems we have had with them over recent years, and
at the general lack of support from GM in getting the problems resolved.
I will feel free to discuss their failings as well as their strong points.
DO have some strong points, particularly compared with some Fords and
Having dealt with GM on various levels, I'd think they would help with
something as critical as a bad speedo when miles was up but time still
effective. Take it to a cooperating dealer, STAY on good terms with the
service manager, and ask for help. Worst case should be you both asking
for the exception thru the zone rep. Much easier to get exceptions here
than when time is up but miles is still in effect. I've gotten things
warrantied with your situation like trannies, underdash electronic
temp.sensors on heater/ac systems, whining differentials, and intake
manifold leaks(one of these was the OTHER situation where time had been up
for 2 years, but mileage was just a tad over 20K--a '95 Olds Royale I had
sold to a lady who was 87 when we experienced the leak that locked the
Luck to you. Remember to stay cool; the service manager at 'another'
dealership is your friend. s
When I had a similar warranty problem, I wrote to the regional office that
was listed in the manual. They were a big help. They suggested instead of
a $560 repair, I should buy a new car and they'd give me a few bucks off.
Made a lot of sense to dump a two year old car and spend $30,000 because a
$15 dollar part could not be replaced.
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