pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,857 miles

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problem #7

Sep 182007

Trailblazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
The passenger side seat belt retractor locks up with out cause.the passenger has to unbuckle the seat belt to release the lock. Dealer has checked and offered to replace for $300. I declined.

- Savannah, GA, USA

problem #6

Nov 292004

Trailblazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles
Sharp turn steering locks up. Passenger seat belt gets tighter and tighter doesn't release pressure. 4 wheel drive not working. Tapping sound in engine. The only thing the dealer has done is replace power steering pump and within 5 miles it was not working again.

- Dingmans Ferry, PA, USA

problem #5

Feb 152002


  • miles
Consumer states that the seat belt retractor locks up with out cause the passenger has to unbuckle the seat belt to release the lock.

- Flint, MI, USA

problem #4

Aug 142002

(reported on)


  • miles
The passenger seat belt retractor is designed to lock and not release if the shoulder belt is pulled all the way out. This creates a saftey hazard. If the passenger has to reach for something that casuses the shoulder belt to extend completly, you then have to unbuckle the seat belt, retract it, then rebuckle the belt. If this occurs while the car is in motion, the passenger is open to injury should an impact occur at the time the belt is unbuckled. If the belt is not unbuckled to release the retractor, it is extrememly uncomfortable to sit in the seat as the belt will prevent any forward movement. I believe this to be a flaw in the design of the seat belt and not a feature as General Motors describes it. This occurs on any GM seat where the belt is integrated with the seat rather than mounted to the framework of the car.

- Lawrenceville, GA, USA

problem #3

Apr 012001


  • miles
Passenger's seat belt would continue to tighten on occupant while driving. Dealer contacted. Feel free to provide any further information.

- New Smyrna Beach, FL, USA

problem #2

Mar 122002

Trailblazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Passenger seat belt has no slack once it's locked, causing consumer to be very uncomfortable. Dealer replaced belt one time before for the same problem. The dealer was notified.

- Council Bluff, IA, USA

problem #1

Sep 152001


  • miles
Passenger's seat belt retractor is locking up while driving. Dealer notified. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Alexandria, VA, USA