2001 Chevy Silverado - shift cable broke a year ago. Had it replaced at the dealership because I didn’t want anyone to set off the air bag accidentally. A year and a few days after that fix, it is broken again. The original equipment lasted 9+ years, but the replacement only lasted a little over a year (just outside the 12 month 12,000 mile warranty on GM parts).
No one at the dealership could give me an explanation as to why the second one failed so soon, even though the replacement part is the same part as the original (I specifically asked them if it was, and they said yes).
Does anyone have any explanation for this? It would seem that the replacement part should last for about as long as the first cable. I would like to write a letter of complaint, and would like to know if my thoughts on this are justified.
Thanks for thinking about this.