View Full Version : List of people with dead transmissions


JP_GXP
03-08-2010, 01:30 PM
I'd like to compile a list to bring to the dealership as proof my mods aren't the cause of my failing trans. If y'all don't mind, just list your screen name, year/model, mileage, and mods. Thank you.

I'm at 39,000 now and it works perfect some days and others it's a giant PITA.

Vectus
03-08-2010, 02:23 PM
2007 Impala SS (duh) 53K. CAI Magnaflows MPD hood Ecutout for about 4 months. This was my 2nd one, only 13k or less. On my third on 3rd one now. No more BS just had it built.

Housor
03-08-2010, 02:59 PM
2005 grand prix gxp new tranny replaced on warrenty at about 104 000km, new tranny is slowly dieing local dealer says gm wont cover it deaming it abuse!? car is at about 108 000km. screw gm getting triple edge build tranny in the next month or so i recomend the same if you plan to drive your car for a long time

LS4_SS
03-08-2010, 05:07 PM
good luck with this. but the dealer wont give a shit that other people have blown transmissions.

JP_GXP
03-08-2010, 05:11 PM
I figure they won't but it's worth a shot.

steveman0018
03-08-2010, 06:57 PM
what mods do you have

Mgpeagle
03-08-2010, 07:03 PM
Been there, done that. Add me to the list and I drive like a GrandPa! lol...

-Mike

StealthV8
03-08-2010, 07:46 PM
i havn't blow a trans but my warrenty just ran out so i'm sure it will pop soon

bigalnash
03-08-2010, 07:47 PM
2008 gxp , 42k miles STOCK

JP_GXP
03-08-2010, 07:53 PM
Just a CAI, catless res deleted exhaust with a cutout and MagnaFlow mufflers, some poor paint decisions, and DoD removed. and slightly moved around shift points...

bdyman
03-08-2010, 10:33 PM
the first time mine blew i was at 32-35k, updating the tcm did nothing, at i want to say 38-40 blew again and i got a brand new gm tranny
i hope it doesnt blow again

roadrash187
03-08-2010, 10:38 PM
First time at 56k, the TC at 63K, and its been slowly going now at 78K. But who knows if its been replaced before.

BlownGP
03-08-2010, 11:28 PM
Thats what scares me about the LS4 wbodys. I was looking at one before I bought my regal for a DD,, Kinda glad I didnt get a GXP. I know the 4T65 E aint a gem even behind the L67, but failing on a stock motor with low miles is not common.

I really like them though, its everything the GTP should have been.

Z28 Autobot
03-08-2010, 11:29 PM
The min. you cut your cat off..they can void your warranty just for that...new about that when my brother worked for a Chevy dealer..and then reminded when they put my cutout on.
Some dealers void warranty if they see a CAI

The dealer will do what they want..I know some will not and some will help you.

blakss
03-09-2010, 02:01 AM
Doubt the dealer or anyone else cares.. but mine gave out at 66k ,with K&N ,ZZP Shift Kit,Predator Tune and Magnaflow Catback.oh and its a impala SS

Nacho SS
03-09-2010, 03:26 AM
21k miles and on its way out...

SigmaX6
03-09-2010, 08:54 AM
Sorry for thread jack:

I recently brought my car to a pontiac dealership without removing a single mod. The techs took a look and said warrenty void then tried charging me 60 some bucks for some retard diagnose fee. I simply gave them the fingure and drove across town and went to a gm dealership. They didnt say boo about anything, did a laundry list of warrenty work on my car + a free detail and wash!

Its really funnny how each dealership is different. My bro sold my uncle his 05 cavy with just a intake which he got free from a friend to the same pontiac and they refused to work on it cause the cai was there.

JP_GXP
03-09-2010, 12:23 PM
A friend of mine told me it depends on if they're paid hourly or flag time, the flag time guys will do it regardless, 'cause they want the money. ;)

hexxLS4
03-09-2010, 07:22 PM
I had it replaced at 19k miles and then it died again at almost 40k miles...then I sold it and got a G8.

ChefChub
03-09-2010, 08:11 PM
2006 mcss dead at 23k and dead at 49k... the second death was due to a shitty rebuild by a dealership.

jlwcca
03-10-2010, 09:11 AM
05 gxp only 42k miles when trans went out
modded exhaust and intake at the time.

not to mention a complete rewire of the stereo, interior lighting, speakers, steering wheel. (not that this has anything to do with tranny but my dealer tried to blame it on a wiring issue)

jlwcca
03-10-2010, 09:15 AM
The min. you cut your cat off..they can void your warranty just for that...new about that when my brother worked for a Chevy dealer..and then reminded when they put my cutout on.
Some dealers void warranty if they see a CAI

The dealer will do what they want..I know some will not and some will help you.

I always thought this was true till recently I heard about the magnuson warranty act even with basic mods you can still be protected and covered under warranty.

1994formulalt1
03-11-2010, 12:38 AM
jlwcca is right.

justin455
03-11-2010, 12:51 AM
jlwcca is right.

Yeah, dealers can refuse to perform warranty work, but can't void a warranty. It's a GM warranty, not a Joe Blow's Chevy Dealership warranty.