Thanks for the info I am taking it to the dealer today. Yesterday when I was
backing out of a parking space at Home Depot the shift from reverse to drive
was so hard and loud I thought I hit something. I had to get out of the
truck to check. I'll let you know what what the dealer says. I bought an
extended warranty, I hope it helps. This might get expensive
The truck is still at the dealer. They got it fixed late today they said it
was a bad "park-neutral safety switch". I'll pick it up in the morning. Of
course we has snow while the truck was down so I lost out on my snow plow
work. I'll know more about the repair tomorrow and will tell all.
I got the truck back but I feel ripped off. I was charged $275.37 to
replace a bad nuetral safety switch and fuse. The breakdown was Fuse $2.00,
Switch $142.18, Waste Disposal (throw the switch away) $5.60 Labor $ 112.00
and Tax $15.59. They tell me the Premier extended warranty does not cover
this work. This is on top of another refused warranty item from 2 months
ago. Then I had fuel spraying all over the engine. A fitting on the Common
Rail was leaking. They said it was a faulty injector supply line that had a
bur that suddenly failed at 62715 miles. They debured the line and
reinstalled it. I was denied warranty coverage( 100 deductable) because they
were able to repair the part and did not replace it. The charge for that
service was $249.32. I will NEVER buy another vehicle from that dealer
It's going to be interesting to see what comes of another 2500HD I know of
w/ the Allison in it that just exhibited a similar issue. The shift
indicator would indicate a different gear than the truck was really in AND
when it did go into gear, it would slam into the gear. It suddenly cleared
up later that day and has been fine for three days, but it is going into the
shop tomorrow. It is under the extended warranty as well. Sure sounds like
everything I've seen about the NBSU switch everywhere on the web. It's yet
another known issue . . .
Oh yeah, I've seen it reported that the NEW version of the switch, a black
plastic, runs around $50 from an Allison shop and can be replaced easy
enough by the DIYer. I understand the BAD version of the switch is tan in
color. Wonder what version they replaced yours with??? Seems to me, it would
definitely be worth crawling under it to look.
Aftermarket extended warrantees are worded very carefully as to what
they will and will not cover. Mostly so they can not cover items.
The GM Extended warentees are better, as they are very clear about items
Call the warantee company and ask to speak to a customer services rep.
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