really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,389 miles

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problem #6

Feb 012007


  • miles
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer with problems with car radio customer wants reimbursement for repairs* some type of electrical problem caused a loud pop to come through the speakers. The caused the radio to short out and the speakers to blow. The radio and speakers had been replaced several times. The amplifier also had to be replaced. The vehicle has been taken to the dealer on numerous occasions but they have been unable to correct the problem. The middle seat belt in the second row locked up as soon as it was fastened into the buckle. When the defroster was used the consumer heard a clicking noise. The dealer replaced the mode actuator and mode valve per tsb 04-01-38-002. The quarter panel on the roof seam sealer cracked and was rusted. The pull down strap on the rear hatch broke. The sway bar broke. A grinding noise was heard coming from the left front wheel when making sharp left turn. The dealer determined that suspension was misaligned and caused shield to touch rotor. The instrument cluster gauge was inoperative. The rear wiper did not touch the rear windshield. There was a high pitched noise coming from the right side tire whenever in motion. The dealer indicated it was improperly sealed.

- Chapmanville, WV, USA

problem #5

Sep 252005

Trailblazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,333 miles
The spare tire hoist cable system tangled or jammed and would not allow the spare to lower further or raise. I had to use rope to tie the spare tire to the frame to make sure it would not fall down while I was driving which clearly could have thrown the back of the vehicle upward. The dealer had to cut the cable and replace the entire hoist assembly: $176.54. The hoist had been used successfully on three other occasions.

- Leonard, MI, USA

problem #4

Jul 152003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,000 miles
My vehicle has been in the shop for these reasons and more. Faulty back light- dvd systems. On top of all these it has had three recalls in the nine months I've owned it. Bought it new!

- Oak Grove, LA, USA

problem #3

Nov 032002


  • miles
Purchased car two weeks later was in dealership with problems when driving. Was told tires were bad. Tires were replaced. Car has two noises when driving down the road and you hit a bump. Car still has whinning sound in the passenger side door even though the seal has been replaced in all 4 doors. When you close the driver door you hear the same noise that you hear when you are driving down the road. Has already been to the dealer for this several times but they don't know what to do about it.

- Chapin, IL, USA

problem #2

Sep 282002

Trailblazer 4WD

  • miles
Tire blow out on a straight road (route 22, pa) with nothing to cause the blow out resulting in crash with another car and the barrier wall. No one was injured.

- Bethlehem, PA, USA

problem #1

Mar 222002

Trailblazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 60-65 and without warning right front tire blewout, resulting in a frontal side collision.

- Ware, MA, USA