10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
40 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
36 / 2
Average Mileage:
58,607 miles

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problem #63

Jul 022021

Trailblazer

  • miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer (the VIN was unavailable). The contact stated that while driving 40 mph when they did not notice that the cars ahead had stopped and they ended up rear ending them. The vehicle's air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed and totaled. The contact received chest and head injuries. Medical attention was needed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was unknown.

- Bacliff, TX, USA

problem #62

Nov 292019

Trailblazer

  • miles
The contact owned a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer. While driving and turning, the vehicle hydroplaned and struck a concrete wall head on. The vehicle then veered to the left and struck the center divider twice. The air bags did not deploy. The vehicle was totaled and towed. Most of the damage was to the front end of the vehicle and the driver's door could not be closed. The driver sustained bruises where the seat was located. The driver was transported to the emergency room for medical attention. The driver's face was bruised and a cat scan was performed to determine if there were any broken bones, but the tests were negative. The driver also twisted her ankle and there was a little bit of swelling on her knee. A police report was filed. The manufacturer wanted to visit the contact's home to examine the vehicle and find out why the air bags did not deploy. The dealer was not contacted. The cause of the failure was not determined. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Pacifica, CA, USA

problem #61

Aug 122018

Trailblazer

  • 215,000 miles
We hydroplaned going about 40mph in raining conditions near richlands, nc on hwy 258. Overcorrected, fishtailed again into oncoming traffic, was hit in the driverside rear by a another car, hit the curb and rolled three times.

- Jacksonville, NC, USA

problem #60

Dec 072017

Trailblazer

  • 158,845 miles
On December 7, 2017, I got into my vehicle and shortly after starting the ignition, but while the vehicle was still idle and in park, the driver's side airbag spontaneously deployed while I was putting on my seat belt. The vehicle was towed to a local Chevy dealership where it remains. GM central claims unit will not return my vehicle to me. Instead, they offered to purchase it from me for $3,300. GM central claims unit will not give me any information regarding the reason for the air bag malfunction. They told me it was confidential.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #59

Dec 072017

Trailblazer

  • 98,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer. While the vehicle was idling, the contact attempted to latch herself in the vehicle and the driver's air bag spontaneously deployed. There were no injuries. Mike anderson Chevrolet of Chicago (5333 w irving park rd, Chicago, il) was contacted and advised the contact to notify the manufacturer and insurance company. The manufacturer was notified and stated that they needed the contact to send them pictures as evidence of the failure. No further assistance was offered by the manufacturer. The failure mileage was approximately 98,000.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #58

Nov 222016

Trailblazer

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owned a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer. While driving approximately 60 mph, the contact swerved to avoid another vehicle and crashed into a median facing oncoming traffic. The vehicle flipped over eight times and landed in a ditch on the opposite side of the highway. The air bags did not deploy. The vehicle was towed and deemed totaled. A police report was filed. The contact passed out and received injuries to the head, neck, back, and shoulder. Medical attention was required. The dealer was not contacted. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 04V201000 (seat belts). The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Huntsville, AL, USA

problem #57

Feb 242017

Trailblazer

  • miles
The contact owned a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer. While driving 40 mph, the brake pedal was depressed and failed to respond without warning. As a result, the vehicle skidded and flipped over several times. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained neck, back, and left arm injuries that required medical attention. A police report was failed. The vehicle was towed and deemed a total loss. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. The contact was referred to the manufacturer.

- Union Springs, AL, USA

problem #56

Feb 262017

Trailblazer

  • 135,000 miles
My wife was in a head on collision where she hit a tree going approximately 45 miles an hour. She was on a county road and lost control of the vehicle, hitting the tree on private property. The airbags did not deploy, when they should have. She hit her head on the steering wheel at impact. I have uploaded pictures of the damage to the vehicle and a picture showing the airbags did not deploy.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #55

Oct 052016

Trailblazer

  • 190,000 miles
I was involved in a motor vehicle accident while driving my 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer down a country road. I tried to avoid hitting an animal in the road and went onto the right shoulder when my right rear tire hit a pothole/asphalt and the tire blew. The vehicle started to tip to the left and then rolled approximately 13 times without one air bag deploying. I sustained multiple injures and surgery is now required.

- Burlington, NC, USA

problem #54

Aug 292016

Trailblazer

  • 122,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer. While driving approximately 25 mph, the contact's vehicle crashed into a bus and sustained significant damage to the front end. The air bags did not deploy. The vehicle was towed. The driver sustained injuries to the neck, head, torso, and a dislocated finger. Medical attention was required. A police report was filed. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 122,000.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #53

May 262016

Trailblazer

  • 180,000 miles
Driving approximately 30 miles per hour, woman pulled out in front of me to turn onto the freeway. A vehicle next to me honked their horn and missed hitting her but I hit her on the passenger rear panel of her car, damaging her vehicle and bending the rear tire at an angle. The airbag did not deploy and was on. I was traveling on a city street, going westbound, the other driver was turning to go northbound.

- Porterville, CA, USA

problem #52

Mar 232010

Trailblazer

  • 81,099 miles
N/a

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #51

Jan 092016

Trailblazer

  • 115,000 miles
The vehicle was involved in a head on crash into a telephone pole and the air bags did not deploy. The front seat passenger was injured and the driver struck the steering wheel and died at the hospital from internal injuries. We are trying to determine why the airbags did not deploy. The passenger was not wearing a seat belt and it also appears that the deceased driver was not wearing a seat belt.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #50

Nov 212014

Trailblazer

  • 81,375 miles
I purchased a used 2002 Chevy Trailblazer, (with the loan company and car lot),I could not get the loan without having the car sales company put an anti-theft device in, when they did that, all of the features stopped working, .not able to lock, open with remote, seat-belt and airbag light stay on etc etc etc diagnoses (body control module $950. Currently using the vehicle.

- Clovis, CA, USA

problem #49

Oct 042014

Trailblazer

  • miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer. While driving approximately 10 mph on an incline during inclement weather conditions, the contact's vehicle veered into another vehicle. The air bags did not deploy. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. A police report was filed. The contact suffered a head concussion that required medical attention. The failure mileage was not provided.

- Cincinnati , OH, USA

problem #48

Oct 152014

Trailblazer

  • miles
The contact owned a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer. While driving approximately 15 mph on a rainy road, the contact crashed into another vehicle and the air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained a head injury that required medical attention. The driver and passenger of the other vehicle sustained unknown injuries that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage and VIN were unavailable.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #47

Jul 082015

Trailblazer

  • 186,000 miles
Car was parked, unattended, in parking lot. I started veh with a aftermarket installed, professionally, remote start. As I approached my veh, about ten-15 feet away, I heard a loud pop, and looked around saw nothing. I opened my driver door and discovered my driver air bag had exploded, smoke still in the interior. No accident, car was parked, unattended. No injuries, no other damage.

- Keenesburg, CO, USA

problem #46

Aug 072005

Trailblazer

  • miles
Unknown reason loss of control of vehicle. Vehicle inadvertently went to the right side of road, vehicle rolled over several times. My brother was ejected and vehicle rolled over on him. No airbags had deployed.

- Nekoosa, WI, USA

problem #45

Apr 202015

Trailblazer

  • 95,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer. While driving at approximately 5 mph and coming to a stop, the vehicle traveled from one side of the road to the other side. The contact attempted to control the steering wheel, but found it difficult to manuever. Also, while the brake pedal was depressed, the vehicle accelerated, crossed over a railroad track, and crashed into an iron fence and a telephone pole. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained injuries to the right knee and whiplash that required medical attention. In addition, the passenger sustained bruises, whiplash, and back injuries that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed from the scene. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 95,000.

- Puyallup, WA, USA

problem #44

Mar 102008

Trailblazer 6-cyl

  • 86,000 miles
I struck a vehicle that broadside when he ran a stop sign. I was going approximately 30 to 35 mph when I struck his vehicle. The air bags did not deploy. I was taken away in an ambulance and had damage to my cervical spine, stomach and mid spine. I did inquire where I had the vehicle repaired, about $8K in damages, about why the airbags didn't deploy. They said they didn't know but checked and said the airbag system was functioning? I see many such "stories" about Trailblazer airbags not deploying on this site. It really be nice to see something done about this situation. This vehicle has been in several wrecks and the airbags have never deployed!!!!! note, I have written to Chevrolet/GM about this issue but don't really expect them to respond! some support from the NHTSA would really be appreciated and is needed before anyone else get hurt when the airbags don't deploy!

- Beaverton, OR, USA

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