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Does Not Crank When Turning The Key


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
89,150 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
2002 Oldsmobile Bravada engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Oldsmobile Bravada Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 112009

Bravada AWD 4.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 103,300 miles


I finally took the truck in to start somewhere with the no crank no start problems these trucks seems to have. suprised no one has complained on this website before. This seems to be a very common problem with the bravada, trailblazers and envoys. They are after all the same truck, just different trim and names. Anyways, the no crank problem acutally started 3 years ago, been trying to troubleshoot it for that long, and its been in and out of the shop. The trouble with this complaint is that is was so intermittent that it was difficult to chase. sometimes it wouldn't crank, get the equipment out, then it starts. no shop could ever get it to fail except when we had it in the bodyshop --- go figure. I had all different shops saying it was this or that. Never had to pay for their opinion thank God. lately its been failing every other day now so i think I have it narrowed down to either the ignition switch which i had replaced today for $122.00 from the Rediger Chevy dealership that wont be there for long since Stupid GM closed them. I dont even want to know what Husker Auto Group would have charged, they are so outrageous its pittiful. Last time I had them quote me a job, Redigers did it for half the price. Just another reason I NEVER have to step foot on the HUSKER AUTO GROUP lot. Its funny everyone knew they were a bunch of crooks under the old name, LOL all they did was change the name and move locations, still a bunch of crooks if you ask me. So anyways, three years later still trying to fix my crappy gm vehicle. I'll let you know if this fixed it, or if i have to sink more money into it yet.

- , Lincoln, NE, USA

problem #1

Aug 012007

Bravada AWD 4.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles

stupid truck does not crank over sometimes when turning the key, had it in the shop several times for this and they can never seem to dupe it. Always happens at the worst possible moment. was happening once a week there for a while, we took it in, didnt happen for the shop or for us for a couple months then, now starting to happen more often. been going on for several years. its not the security system acting up, not the transmission switch to make sure its in park or neutral, not sure what it is. all i know is that it SUCKS and so does GM.

- , Lincoln, NE, USA

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