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I purchased the car used in late 03 with 10k miles, it ran great for 6 months and then I stored it for a year as I was deployed to Afghanistan with the Army. I returned 3 weeks ago pulled it out of storage and other than a dead battery everything was fine. After 700 miles I got the messages on the DIC as described in the link above.

I take it to the dealer and it turns out it is indeed the dreaded $1200. abs module not a fuse or anything else. I had to pay out of my pocket as it was beyond warranty (02 model). It bothers me that the car only had 17k miles and an expensive electronic piece of equipment is failing on it. There are a few others here in the same boat but with more mileage. I wouldnt be bothered by this if the car had 100k miles, even 70k miles but 17k miles? Get the hell outta here!

Where and who do I need to write to? I think GM should reimburse me for this, seriously.
 

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Were you offered an extended warranty? I purchased a 4yr 48k mile extended warranty with my Z and It has paid for it's self! I agree, these problems should not be popping up as soon as they do but you know what they say, Shit Happens! I have read posts where guys would get the C1214HC code in under 1000 miles! My best advice would be to try and purchase the GMPP Warranty if you are still eligable or look into some private warranty companies. Good Luck! :cheers:
 

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Ask your Dealer for a meeting with the Factory Representative. Many times as a goodwill gesture GM will fix the repair for free.

List of GM Regional Reps

Clay Okabayashi
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Murietta, CA 92562
P: 909-600-5962
F: 909-600-5972
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Jerry Leanderson
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387 Shurman Blvd.
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Naperville, IL 60563
P: 630-778-4941
F: 630-961-6371
[email protected]

Brad Beauchamp Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia
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Lancaster, PA 17601
P: 610-212-1289
F: 717-581-6649
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F: 770-321-6139
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Call the customer assistance phone# in your owner's manual and speak with them. Try to get GM to pay for the part if you pick up the labor. This will be a little tougher to get assistance since you bought a used car, but they will probably help you to some degree.
 

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You may have just saved me a pile of money. I too store my car for long periods. I live in the Middle East and am only home to Alberta each summer for vacation and that is when I get to drive my car ( 6 to 8 weeks a year ). Anyway, a couple of days before it went back into storage last August I was getting the same messages. I was too busy to follow up on it and had no idea that it could be something so expensive.

I will be back to Alberta in the first week of July and as a result of your post I just checked my purchase date, July 14, 2002! This gives me 1 week of warranty period to have this checked out. Thanks for the insight and good luck with your dealings with the General.
Kurt
 

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Be thankful that is all it is. Most know my story. Short version for all our sake, mine was the traction control, abs message. They had to replace both the ebcm and the pbcm, I think that is the correct acronym. I may be off on that but both pieces had to be replaced and it was 3600$ for that visit with labor. They did it under warranty. Also my warranty ran out and I needed somehting done, the dealer said since it is only out of warranty a month we will fix it under factory warranty. You must find a customer friendly dealer. I also purchased the extended plan. Always on expensive GM cars/trucks. Good luck , Dr.Bigg
 

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eviLS6 said:
I take it to the dealer and it turns out it is indeed the dreaded $1200. abs module not a fuse or anything else. I had to pay out of my pocket as it was beyond warranty (02 model). It bothers me that the car only had 17k miles and an expensive electronic piece of equipment is failing on it. There are a few others here in the same boat but with more mileage.
Does anyone know why these ABS modules are failing so early? Are they just a piece of crap design or maybe it's a workmanship issue?

At any rate, I agree that they should not fail like they are ... something is wrong with them, and GM should fix them for free.

Maybe if we could get everyone who has had a pre-mature failure, regardless if in or out of warranty, hound GM they might do a recall.

Or we could contact the NHSTA to see if this is a safety issue ... if it is, the NHSTA could force GM to recall them all at no cost to the owners.
 

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Thanks for the contact info, It L GO and everyone else for their advice. Im gonna start with a few phone calls....
 
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