Thank you for your reply. 58,000 miles on a $500 fuel pump is nothing short
of a crime. You could at least had the decency to pull a gun on me and had
me put my hands in the air while you relieve me of $700.
If this is GM's stance on a poorly designed and trouble prone part, then
after 30 years of being a loyal customer, I bid you so long. I'll be buying
Japanese from now on.
Good luck to you and the UAW. I think you're going to need it.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, January 23, 2007 6:54 PM
Subject: RE: Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Owner Assistance
Join the NEVER AGAIN club George. I too have given up on GMC. You think you
got problems,my son has an '01 Malibu. NOTHING BUT TROUBLE and a big "to
bad" from the dealership. I bought my wife an '06 Hyundai Elantra for
Christmas. $13,950 with a $1,000 rebate,loaded 4 door auto., 5 year 60,000
mile BUMPER TO BUMPER Warranty,10 year 100,000 mile drivetrain warranty and
for 1400 bucks I bought the extended warranty which extended the Bumper To
Bumper Warranty out to 10 years 100,000 miles with FREE roadside assistance
including food and lodging if away from home. GREAT car and GREAT people at
You're fuel pump goes after 58,000 miles and 4 years, and you expect GM to
pay for it? Maybe you should have tried an independent shop, and not a
dealership. I have had fuel pumps replaced for under $100, and bought the
pumps themselves for around $150 (both Canadian prices). Your $700 price
figure is ridiculous.
GM used to be 3/36000 and went to 4/48000 in the 2007 model year, and now is
5/100000 on drivetrain at least. Tat is one reason they lost my business on
my purchase in September. I had non-mechanical things to before the 3
years, but after 36000 miles. They told me to buy a new car. I did. Hyundai
Most everybody here is very familiar with the in-tank fuel pumps. They've
been an issue with GM vehicles for over 10 years now. I think the OP's
experience with a failure at 58,000 miles is quite a bit on the low side,
but failures of these pumps (and not just GM pumps) is a well established
fact. Generally speaking the GM pumps can be had on the aftermarket for
under $200, and often quite a bit lower than that. It does depend on the
Since the OP's experience is so much out of line with the norm, I think I'd
be going to a salvage yard if I were him. These pumps generally go well
upwards of 200,000 miles and often beyond. He would be making a reasonably
safe bet to go with a salvage unit in my opinion.
All that said, I am really becoming a believer that cars today should all
carry the kind of warranty that Hyundai puts out. There just isn't any
reason for most of the typical failures we see across product lines these
days. So much of it is just bad design or bad QC. Neither of those is
something I believe the consumer should bear the cost of.
Repaired at a local shop with a non_GM pump. The fuel pump on our Grand Am
was much cheaper as well.
Perhaps a little research would serve you well in the future, unless you
enjoy looking like an idiot, in which case carry on.
The link you provided points to a $312.00 fuel pump. How did yours cost you
By the way, if all it takes for a "30 year loyal customer" to change to
imports is a fuel pump gone bad, then I'm not the idiot here, Jim.
You should shop around to get the best price. 310 is a lot, but if you had
a Mercedes, it'd probably be 800 or something. Take what you spent on the
S10 and average it out. Is stuff constantly breaking? Or is this just an
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