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broken frame 2007 chevy 1 ton dump

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by grnstripes, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. grnstripes

    grnstripes Senior Member
    Messages: 236

    I will get some pics up later today
    apperintly the frame broke at 14000 miles ( before a plow was even put on the truck ) weve had it at the dealer sevral times since then fo a clunking noise in the front end and the never could find the problem well yesterday we went to change the brake pads and whene we took off the front tire we saw it staring us right in the face the frame was cracked all the way down on the back side and 3/4 the way down on the front. we called the dealer and sent pics before we took it up and later that afternoon they called us and said GM was not going to warrenty it with 27000 miles because they thought misuse could cause that problem ( form the plow or from having a dump body in it ) I bought it as a dump truck that GM put on it before I bought it and as for the plow we were complaing of the problem before a plow was put on. they told me 40 days and 10,000 to fix it and gm will not warrenty th truck with a patch and taged the vin so nobody can patch it legally. im pissed
    :realmad::gunsfiring::yow!::redbounce
    so tommorro im going to the attorny genral to file a complant

    moral of the story
    DONE WITH CHEVROLET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. CityGuy

    CityGuy PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 16,985

    This not new. 4 98's, 2 pick ups and 2 1ton dumps, same problem. We bypassed the dealer and went direct to a welder. (he welds all of our stuff) and he welded plates on it and said this is not the first he has heard of this. It seems to be a major problem. I bet if you do a search on cracked or broken truck frames their is a lot of reading on here about people with the same problem.
     
  3. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,178

    I'd fight that one, go to a few other dealers. I put the gussets on my 06 and carry an 810. No issues here. 27000 is way early to be needing brakes, I have almost 40, tow constantly and still don't need brakes!
     
  4. grnstripes

    grnstripes Senior Member
    Messages: 236

    Its not the dealer saying they wont cover it its comming from GM s regonol rep
     
  5. aeronutt

    aeronutt Senior Member
    Messages: 262

    GM is having a hard time paying the bills this month. They are trying to save a buck anywhere they can. Lawyers aren't scary to GM; they've got their own. Best you can hope for is a sympathetic judge when it gets to court. Good luck!
     
  6. ahoron

    ahoron Senior Member
    from here
    Messages: 422

    That sucks and is b.s. Take it to a welding shop. Should be an easy fix. Or other option is to call your insurance company. WINK WINK you must have lost control and slide off the road and into a ditch thus causing the damage .Last option is to drive thru the dealers showroom with the truck. If you do that have someone videotape and post here:D
     
  7. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,178

    They'll fix it, you need to find a dealer that will go to bat for you and maybe get a lawyer involved!
     
  8. LawnProLandscapes

    LawnProLandscapes PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    vin's already tagged so if any dealership runs the vin or if someone runs an oasis report on it the damage will show up in the report. so he's basically stuck fixing it the right way because gm already tagged the vin.
     
  9. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    Easy fix. Set it on fire. Total loss=new truck.

    But in reality, just keep being a bug up their a$$. It may work eventually or GM will go bankrupt by then, lol. Then nothing gets done
     
  10. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    Happened to my brothers 97'. Both sides were broken, welded them and put gussets over the welds too.

    Seems like GM is having some serious issues with there frames and misc stupid issues. My dodge may be ugly but has never given me one problem. My brother has an 06 and 07, both of which seem to be in the shop for something ALL the time.

    Funny how the dealer didnt figure out what the clunk was when you brought it to them. Seems like a broken frame would be hard to miss
     
  11. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    These are all reasons why I will never, ever bring shyt to a dealer to fix. I can fix things and have a good, trustworthy mechanic to bring things to. And I will never, ever buy a dealer maintained vehicle again. A couple of my friends work for a bigger Chevy dealer here and they tell me all the time about the stupid BS that goes on there.

    Youd think since they have been building trucks since what the 30's, that they would have their shyt together by now. Not so much apparently. Too much outsourcing for cheaper, lower quality metals, ignorant, arrogant dealers, etc have gotten them to where they are today. And of course the disgruntled employee making 70 bucks an hour to turn 5 bolts from a chair wanting more and more from them. A company can only pass on so much to the consumer before they start tanking. And that makes the builder/dealer not want to fix any problem as easily
     
  12. grnstripes

    grnstripes Senior Member
    Messages: 236

    vin's already tagged so if any dealership runs the vin or if someone runs an oasis report on it the damage will show up in the report. so he's basically stuck fixing it the right way because gm already tagged the vin.[/QUOTE]

    EXACTLY this also means the truck needs a salvaged title
     
  13. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    EXACTLY this also means the truck needs a salvaged title[/QUOTE]

    If they stick you with a new truck/salvaged title, you know what it is worth then? Jack Shyt, but Jack left town. I would not let them try to do that to you.
     
  14. Joe D

    Joe D Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    I would start searching this and the other plowing web site for the same issue and the pics that are in the threads. This is a common problem and GM knows about it. Some have had GM fix it by replacing the frame and others have had them welded back together.
    Tell the GM rep this and ask him if he wants to solve the problem in the shop or in a court room.
     
  15. Joe D

    Joe D Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    What ever happened with this?
     
  16. grnstripes

    grnstripes Senior Member
    Messages: 236

    we went to lemon law but never filed the paper work cause whene we drove on the scales to see what it weighed the front axel was 150 lbs over weight so we put a claim in to our insurance like everyone said. were still waiting to hear back 2 weeks later. The ajuster came out and took pics , but now they say a manager has to review it cause it could be a were and tear issue and they said if it is GM should be paying. so menwhile im sitting here with a 50,000 dollar lawn orderment. if I just weld it plate it and go; because GM has it taged and said this is not a proper fix that means if we are in an accident I can be liable so we have to fix it there way.
    Ill let people know when this is all finallized
     
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2009
  17. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,178

    I asked a friend at the stealership, and he said "there is no suck thing as "tagging" a VIN". No it could show up in a car fax or something, and it may show up on GM computer (he doubts it). I still say try some other dealers in your area. Also was the 150 with or without the plow? If it's with put a smaller blade on and tell em that's what you plow with.
     
  18. grnstripes

    grnstripes Senior Member
    Messages: 236

    the 150 was with the plow
     
  19. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    I feel for you grnstripes--that really sucks.150 lbs. overweight is really nothing though,of course GM though will say different.That is one extremely unfriendly dealer you have there--I would avoid them like the plague in the future.By stupidly being so anal with reporting to GM in the manner they most likely did,probably lost them the warranty work.For a new platformed truck,this is not good news to hear.I'm a die-hard GM guy,hell,my 88 plow/dump truck constantly gets overweight and that frame is so rusted it's scary but it's never broken. Good luck.
     
  20. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    I would pursue this with the dealer a little harder. Try another dealer too, I have found that if you bad mouth a dealer to a competitor they will do everything in there power to fix it so they can be the good guys.

    Also, GM knows this is an issue so they cant say its from miss-use. Your truck has a "plow prep" package so it should be able to handle the abuse that can be expected from plowing. It is documented that you had your truck in for a undiagnosed noise that could now be attributed to the frame. The truck was purchased with the body already on it... GM produced the truck as a cab-chassis so they intended for it to be used for some type of work.

    There are many things working in your favor. Good luck with it. If it comes down to it I can almost gaurantee Polar Chevrolet in White Bear Lake, MN will take care of you. They are really good guys over there. For a $10,000 repair it would be worth the drive for me anyways.
     
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2009