I went to West Metro Pontiac yesterday and did the 36k maintenance and asked about the idiot lights and the intermediate shaft clunk. The lights are apparently working correctly, and the service manager, Mike, was very courteous and explained the whole story about GM knowing this shaft is a problem, and that they are supposed to take it apart and grease it to see if that takes care of the problem before they simply replace it. Well, Mike said that he was just going to order a new shaft for me since the car is still under GM warranty, and not mess around with this "fix" that doesnt work anyway.
I asked if there were any outstanding recalls or anything, and Mike just printed out the vehicle history for me!! (Dodge refused at two locations for my old van...grrr!) It appears that a heater was replaced at 13k, and just before I bought it, the lower intake manifold gasket was replaced along with the throttle body nuts.
I was impressed with the courteous manner of the guys working there and no one treated me like a "dumb blonde" which was a nice change from dealing with Dodge for the last 7+ years. I also like that fact that when you go there for any service, they run the car through the wash...although, it didnt get the brake dust off the rims....what a mess!
I also got another key ($80!!!) and they didnt charge me for the $35 programing fee...just gave me the cut key and told me what to do.