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hauptjm posted 05-24-2002 11:54 AM ET (US)   Profile for hauptjm  
A note to Chevy/GMC Suburban, Pickups, Tahoe and Blazer owners '99 to current: the dealer HAS to replace your factory battery if it goes bad within 5 years. They (dealers) were notified of this extremely large batch of batteries manufactured by Delco that were defective. A lot of the dealers did nothing. Basically waiting to see which ones went bad, then replace just those. Don't let the dealer off the hook. He gets reimbursed by GM. Some dealers were caught charging the customers for new batteries then sending in the numbers on the bad batteries and getting paid by GM. What a racket.
jimithing posted 05-24-2002 12:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimithing  Send Email to jimithing     
I have 2001 gmc yukon xl....does it qualify?

AND can I just tell them to replace it and they will? Or does something actually have to be wrong with it?

Thanks for the heads up.

Monnas Rock posted 05-24-2002 12:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for Monnas Rock  Send Email to Monnas Rock     
I've got an 01 Chevy Duramax with dual starting batteries. Any idea if this setup is included?
Great info, Thanks
hauptjm posted 05-24-2002 12:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for hauptjm    
As far as I know the 2001 model year is included. In addition, you may very well need for the battery to go kaput for it to be replaced. That I'm not sure of that.

In my experience (and several friends), we had bad batteries replaced. My last one was done in the fall of 2001, and so far it's fine. Apparently the defect was in the plate attachments inside of the battery. The connection eroded very quickly.

JFM posted 05-24-2002 03:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
My 2000 Silverado had a bad battery, they told me it was ok. After third time, along with some words not suitable for this forum, they replaced it. Regards, Jay
stagalv posted 05-24-2002 04:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for stagalv  Send Email to stagalv     
My 2000 Yukon has had it changed. No charge but it sure cost me alot of hassle when I found it dead in a parking lot.

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