Rick, bummer to hear that this is giving you so much trouble! Supposed to be a happy time!
Was it a Chevy dealer or a used car lot? Either way, ask them to replace the battery. Unless your purchase agreement lists the sale as an expressly "as is" sale, you should be covered, to an extent, under an "implied warranty" as to the soundness of the vehicle. Even with "as is" sales, you might be able to argue under the "Deceptive Acts and Practices" law in which they fail (key word: knowingly
) to disclose certain information. Bottom line, you could probably win in small claims, but for a $90 battery, is it worth your time? I digress. Just ask and hope for the best!
As for the tires, it's unlikely that all 4 sensors died on an '08 immediately after driving off the lot. You will not see any "options" for the learn just by scrolling in your DIC. Attempt the relearn procedure outlined in the "how to" and report back what happens.
Press the "INFO" and "SET/RESET" buttons at the same time on the DIC for about 1 second. Then press the "INFO" button until the "TIRE LEARN" message displays on the DIC. Press and hold the "SET/RESET" button on the DIC until a double horn chirp sounds, indicating that Learn Mode has been enabled. The Left Front turn signal will also be illuminated.
The other possibility, and I hate to think this way, is that they scammed you. Hypothetically, if they learned the car to sensors that weren't in your
tires, it would take a little while for them to disappear from your DIC. Whenever I change over to my winter wheels, my car registers my old tires for about 30 minutes before flashing at me that they're missing. I'm literally on the other side of town lol. The relearn then pairs my winter tires/sensors with the car.
Shifter: pop it open and give it a look! If you can fix it, you'll know. I recall that just being attached to the plastic sliding piece. If you can't repair, expect to pay about $140 for the new shifter unit (easy install). On the plus side, that part seems to fail prematurely anyway causing the key to stick in the ignition. You might consider it preventative maintenance
Mine went out on my 08 earlier this year. If you get stuck on your diagnosis, just ask.
To the best of my knowledge, the dealer or someone with a Tech2 will have to program the remote to the car. They would probably charge you an hour of time, so see if you can sneak it in next time you're in for something else