Summary: Truly the worst 4X4 we have ever owned. The problems started from day 1 and so far this truck has cost us a fortune repairing GM's defective parts. Of the $3,000 paid out so far they have all been due to lack of quality parts and GM will not acknowledge any responsibility or provide even partial compensation. We have under 60,000 miles on the vehicle and we have spent more on this than all the import cars and truck we have owned in the past 15 years.
Similar Products Used: Honda pathfinder, Toyota Tundra
Strengths: Looks nice, rides great, has everything you want in a vehicle as far a features. Love the heated seats.
Weaknesses: Doesn't shift all that great, don't trust the AWD.
Summary: I bought the vehicle used with 47K on it. I owned it for 8 months before it started going downhill. First, changed transfer case fluid ($280), replace several lights, fuel pump(which left me stranded on I-80, $115), replaced something with the suspension $250), have had problems putting it in gear from park, clicking in my dash, which we don't know what it is, now..I am replacing the transfer case fluid for the second time after 8 months. It seems to me like this bravada is a money pit.
Similar Products Used: Ford Explorer
Rating Reviewed by: CMeyers(Unregistered User)
Review Date January 4, 2004
Overall Rating 1 of 5
Value Rating 2 of 5
Used product for More than 1 year
Visitors rate this review 4.50 of 5,
Review 4 of 79
Year / Model Reviewed: 2002 Bravada
Summary: I feel lucky that I leased my 2002 Bravada after receiving TSB 003019 (engine cylinder failure). GM's offer of 7 years 100,000 miles warranty for repair is not enough for a car this expensive. I have searched the Internet for info on this notice but only found Carreview and an Alldata site that had limited info.
Does anyone know how many defects have been reported for 003019? Whatever number it is, may be low as most 2002 still have under 30,000 miles. Also, when a GM dealer resells a 2002 Bravada with this defect are they required to divulge that engine is known to be defective? Buyers beware - my Bravada will soon be at a car dealership waiting to be bought by an unsuspecting soul.
This is my second 2002 Bravada. The first one died on the way home from car dealership. After 2 attempts to correct problem GM traded me for another. This one has died on my wife twice but restarts after about 15 minutes. Olds has no idea what causes this. Taillights (circuit boards) have been replaced 2 times. Mirrors have a mind of there own and will not hold resets.
Weaknesses: Poorest overall quality vehicle ever owned, nothing fits right, all five doors leak dust, dirt etc.
hugh piece of plastic on front (bumper cover) moves around 6 inches-squeaks, rattles.
Vehicle wonders all over the road.
Summary: Oldsmobile official notice # 003019 sent June 2003, to all owners of 2002 Bravadas, informs owners that all vehicles have possible defective engine, that may suffer complete, catistrophic engine breakup (disintagration) with no warning. GM flatly refuses to repair/replace this defective engine.
Engine breakup, in trafic, will be causeing deadly accidents.
Gm has left all owners with a dangerous, greatly devalued vehicle.
GM refuses to abide by their own contract.