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Bulletin No.: 08134

Date: June 12, 2008
Subject:
08134 - Battery Drain - Reprogram Radio

Models:
2008 Chevrolet Colorado, TrailBlazer
2008 GMC Canyon, Envoy

Equipped with AM/FM Stereo with CD/MP3 Player (RPO US8)

THIS PROGRAM IS IN EFFECT UNTIL JUNE 30, 2009.

Condition

On certain 2008 model year Chevrolet Colorado and TrailBlazer; and GMC Canyon and Envoy vehicles equipped with an AM/FM Stereo with CD/MP3 Player (RPO US8), the radio may drain the vehicle's battery. When a customer ejects a CD that is in the CD player and then pushes the CD back in within 25 seconds, the CD player does not recognize that the CD has been manually reinserted. When this happens, the radio/CD unit will continue to draw battery power after the ignition is turned off. This condition can be created at anytime (vehicle on or off), and will remain until the CD is ejected or battery power is lost.

Correction

Dealers are to reprogram the radio.

Vehicles Involved


Involved are certain 2008 model year Chevrolet Colorado and TrailBlazer; and GMC Canyon and Envoy vehicles equipped with an AM/FM Stereo with CD/MP3 Player (RPO US8) and built within the VIN breakpoints shown above.
Important: Dealers are to confirm vehicle eligibility prior to beginning repairs by using the GM Vehicle Inquiry System (GMVIS). Not all vehicles within the above breakpoints may be involved.

For dealers with involved vehicles, a listing with involved vehicles containing the complete vehicle identification number, customer name, and address information has been prepared and will be provided through the applicable system listed below. Dealers will not have a report available if they have no involved vehicles currently assigned.
- US dealers - GM DealerWorld Recall Information

- Canadian dealers - GMinfoNet Recall Reports

- Export dealers - sent directly to dealers

The listing may contain customer names and addresses obtained from Motor Vehicle Registration Records. The use of such motor vehicle registration data for any purpose other than follow-up necessary to complete this program is a violation of law in several states/provinces/countries. Accordingly, you are urged to limit the use of this report to the follow-up necessary to complete this program.

Parts Information

No parts are required for this program.


Courtesy Transportation For US and Canada

The General Motors Courtesy Transportation program is intended to minimize customer inconvenience when a vehicle requires a repair that is covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranties. The availability of courtesy transportation to customers whose vehicles are within the warranty coverage period and involved in a product program is very important in maintaining customer satisfaction. Dealers are to ensure that these customers understand that shuttle service or some other form of courtesy transportation is available and will be provided at no charge. Dealers should refer to the General Motors Service Policies and Procedures Manual for Courtesy Transportation guidelines.

Claim Information



Submit a Product Claim with the information shown above.

Customer Notification For US and Canada

General Motors will notify customers of this program on their vehicle (see copy of customer letter shown in this bulletin).

Customer Notification For Export

Letters will be sent to known owners of record located within areas covered by the US National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act. For owners outside these areas, dealers should notify customers using the sample letter.

Dealer Program Responsibility

All unsold new vehicles in dealers possession and subject to this program must be held and inspected/repaired per the service procedure of this program bulletin before customers take possession of these vehicles.

Dealers are to service all vehicles subject to this program at no charge to customers, regardless of mileage, age of vehicle, or ownership, through June 30, 2009.

Customers who have recently purchased vehicles sold from your vehicle inventory, and for which there is no customer information indicated on the dealer listing, are to be contacted by the dealer. Arrangements are to be made to make the required correction according to the instructions contained in this bulletin. A copy of the customer letter is shown in this bulletin for your use in contacting customers. Program follow-up cards should not be used for this purpose, since the customer may not as yet have received the notification letter.

In summary, whenever a vehicle subject to this program enters your vehicle inventory, or is in your dealership for service through June 3, 2009, you must take the steps necessary to be sure the program correction has been made before selling or releasing the vehicle.
 

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Interesting, mine has acted retarded sometimes too.

Good heads up for the 08-09 owners though!
 

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This bit me 3 times, once on a trip. You turn the truck off, forget to roll up the windows, put the ACC back on to roll them up and when you come back a day later your truck is dead. Thank god they found this...
 

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damn, this one is for real, huh?

stupid computer/cd player/wiring crap.

i thought our trucks had a turn off switch that would kill everything except for the radio memory after 15 minutes or something?
 

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under normal circumstances yes, ie leaving the lights on etc.. but this defect happens even if the radio is "off", so the battery drain protection doesn't think anything is wrong. It's a mega-bitch.
 

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wow i just have to comment...this is highly amusing to me cuz i guarantee people are getting this problem and just losing their minds with confusion as to why its occurring. I'd NEVER think it would be something like that.

man i miss my warranty...did open up lots of mod options though haha
 

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