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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
88,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace transmission (2 reports)
2002 Chevrolet Blazer transmission problems

transmission problem

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2002 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 272010

Blazer EXT 4.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles


Bought the Chevy Trailblazer brand new in 2002 and had nothing but problems with it. Today the Transmission failed. Transmission fluid and filter were properly maintained, yet it failed at 130,000 miles. Repair guy says they seem to all fail around 120,000. I hear reports of engine cracks at 100,000 miles. Now I am scared after replacing my transmission the engine will fail. Because of poor quality workmanship, the following had to be replaced or repaired under 40,000 miles: R/rear brake light 3 times, fuse to brake light, power steering pump, gas tank, windshield wiper motor, engine fan, and returned to dealer for some kind of transmission recall work. Now today transmission failed as suv was being put in reverse. I will never buy another Chevy again.

- , Winnemucca, NV, USA

problem #1

Jul 102006

(reported on)


  • 46,000 miles

At 46,000 miles my Blazer, which I'd had for 10 months, lost reverse. Rather than breaking down in transit, I had it towed to the dealership. The transmission was shot. I take great care of the car, never miss maintenance, never rag on it, only drive on paved roads, etc. I can't believe that all Chevy expects from a transmission is 46,000 miles. Ridiculous.

- , Lapeer, MI, USA

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