It may fall on deaf ears. The vehicle is out of warranty and GM no longer
produces 1997 Blazers. It would more or less give the lady on the other end
of the phone something to talk to her co-workers about at break time.
However, I do feel your pain. A friend of mine used to own one, for all of 6
months, got rid of it ASAP as soon as the repair bills started to pile up.
Yes they have a customer service department. My experience with them is
that they're useless, arrogant and hardly worthy of their name "Customer
Service". Personally I wouldn't waste the time. Dump the vehicle and get
something else and save yourself the headaches. That's what I did...and
should have done it sooner...would have gotten an extra $2K for dumping the
vehicle earlier (but I thought GM would work with me...they didn't...the
delay cost me a total of $6K instead of $4K had I known better).
That may very well be true. But the subject is not Ford's customer service,
it's GM's customer service. So, I'm not sure what the point was. If it's
to say that they all are bad...that is a poor excuse for GM to do it just
because it's competitors do (if that was the point).
I worked for both Ford and GM and it's pretty similar. We always called
it "liar's school." They take young kids out of school who usually
don't know much about vehicles. They put them in a pool with others to
teach them how to blow customers off. When they graduate from there
they head for a sales dept. assignment. Sounds like they transferred
the work overseas.
My 97 Blazer, 4.3 Vortec.. 118,000 on it now. 2 door, cloth interior,
a/c/, auto, 2wd, am/fm/cassette. Manual windows, cruise. Gauges but no
40,000 - Alternator
50,000 - Water pump
80,000 - Transmission (set slip code). The did this under warranty.
"New" gm reman, at dealer
80,000 - A/C compresor
80,000 - Wiper control module
102,000 - just out of warranty - fuel pump, 800, ouch!
104,000 - 2nd alternator
The first set of brakes lasted 25,000, 2nd set about 50k, on the 3rd
set now. OEM tires (Wranglers as I recall) wen to 65k, have Michelins
on there now.
My 1998 GMC Jimmy
I don't know the mileage when the repairs were done but I have.
It now has 106,000 miles
Both front wheel bearings
Drivers side power window motor
On Sat, 05 Feb 2005 11:35:01 -0500, The Adams Family donned fireproof
underwear and scratched on the wall:
I feel for ya.
I had a '95 Jimmy which drove great and I loved the 4.3L engine but what a
pain - almost 150K miles in seven years and I had - three EFI units,
power steering pump, water pump,
EGR unit twice, rebuilt headers, power window motor (driver), 4x4 actuator...
...and to top it off, I had bought the truck with the (now infamous)
Bridgestone ATX tires. Took it in to have the brakes done one day, and the
guy called me talling me there's deep cracks around the inner tread of all
four tires. Fortunately, thanks to the Ford issue, I got them reimbursed a
few months later.
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