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CarComplaints.com Notes: The Trailblazer emerged from an "upscale trim line" of the Blazer, but there's nothing upscale about its transmission problems or its wonky, unpredictable headlights.

8.2

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,425 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer Owner Comments

problem #17

Sep 302006

Trailblazer

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

My vehicle is a 2002 Trailblazer ltz. It has the "memory" mirror option which features memory set options for driver 1 and driver 2, as well as rearview curb assistance (the mirrors will tilt down to your setting to help parallel park when in reverse). This option worked great for a while. Then, the mirrors started acting erratically. They would click excessively, tilt towards the sky or down at the ground. The mirrors quit holding their memory, and every time I got into the vehicle, I would have to reset the mirrors. The worrisome part of this is that the mirrors will not hold the reset either and while driving, the mirrors moved. I drive the interstate every day and when I checked the mirror to change lanes, found myself looking up at the clouds or down at the road. This is a serious safety issue!. (I won't even factor in the annoyance aspect.) my 17 year old doesn't understand why I won't teach her to drive in the "newer" car and I explained that I actually feel like she's safer, in the 96 Saturn coupe, because the mirrors are reliable. I've seen this complaint on several sites and I seriously have to wonder why there has been no recall on something that is fundamentally a safety issue.

- Franklin, OH, USA

problem #16

Dec 292007

Trailblazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles
The side mirrors which have memory recall have never worked properly. They set themselves to different positions increasing the risk of collision due to reliance on the mirrors before changing lanes, etc.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #15

Apr 042007

Trailblazer

  • miles
Side mirrors no longer have memory of last position. I will find the mirrors pointing in different directions every time I start my vehicle. Every itme I have to reajust both outside mirrors to the correct position.

- Toledo, IA, USA

problem #14

Jun 202006

Trailblazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 500 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Exterior side mirrors with memory option fail to return to set position when key is inserted in ignition. Mirrors have to be reset almost every time key is inserted in ignition. Dealer re-programmed mirrors. But problem still exists. Dangerous because if you don't notice mirrors have moved and you go to make lane change in emergency mirrors could be out of adjustment causing increased time to change lanes.

- Whittier, CA, USA

problem #13

May 142006

Trailblazer

  • miles
The right side mirror on my 2002 Trailblazer changes settings whenever the car is put into reverse even when this feature has been locked out. It does not return to the proper setting for driving and I have had two recent close calls by not being able to see cars approaching on my right side. The mirror and controls were checked several times and the mirror replaced once while the car was in warranty. I would be happy if the backup feature would stay locked out but have the control feature work so I could adjust the mirrors and have them stay adjusted. This has been a problem since the car was new but the recent close calls scared me into reporting it.

- Cape Coral, , FL, USA

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problem #12

Jul 012002

Trailblazer 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
Side mirrors exhibit erratic behavior on entry to vehicle. They never return to preset position. This existed from purchase of the new vehicle, a 2002 Chevy Trailblazer. Delear says it requires two actuators and software update costing $400. The incorrectly positioned mirrors cause a hazzard if not noticed each time car is unlocked, entered and driven.

- Acworth, GA, USA

problem #11

Sep 172001

Trailblazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Side view mirrors do not retain memory position. Every time you unlock the vehicle with the remote unlock feature the mirrors wander to a faulty location. This has almost caused crashes because of visibility issues.

- Simpsonville, SC, USA

problem #10

Nov 112004

Trailblazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Automatic (programmable) side view (exterior) mirrors do not maintain their settings. They must be changed each time the vehicle is started and sometimes move while the vehicle is moving. Dealer first stated they couldn't duplicate the problem. I told them that was impossible and took the service tech out to experience the problem. He climbed out of the vehicle and said "gosh, I don't know." I have complained about the problem to this dealer several times throughout my warranty. The mirror on the other side was replaced because the nut was stripped inside the mirror. Now that my car is at 34,000 and they tell me I've owned it for 3 years effective October that my warranty is no longer any good. I would think a previous problem would have overridden this.

- Enid, OK, USA

problem #9

Sep 142004

Trailblazer

  • 56,700 miles
The side view mirrors inadvertently moved once they had been set.

- Dallas, OR, USA

problem #8

Aug 292003

Trailblazer

  • miles
Consumer stated the side view mirrors did not adjust automatically as designed.

- Gary, IN, USA

problem #7

Jul 302003

Trailblazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Rear view outside mirrors change settings unexpectedly while car is in motion. Dealer had one recall. Didn't fix problem............. also intermittent loss of high beam..... they either come on or don't come on. This has been happening since we purchased the car.

- Rahway, NJ, USA

problem #6

Jul 232003

Trailblazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have motorized memory mirrors on my 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The memory function does not properly work, and on occasion the sideview mirrors will move while I am driving the vehicle. This is extraordinarily dangerous, especially on the highway.

- Scarsdale, NY, USA

problem #5

Jan 012003

Trailblazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The vehicle is equipped with automatic adjusting exterior mirrors. I have had problems with those mirrors for the longest time. The vehicle has been at the dealer several times for the problem. They always say they fixed something different, but the problem is still prevalent.

- Edison, NJ, USA

problem #4

Jul 082001

Trailblazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,000 miles
My side mirrors do not adjust properly, molding around the windshield comes out, the service engine soon light comes on, seat belt light comes on. Many attempts have been made and I get no cooperation from Chevrolet.

- Loomis, CA, USA

problem #3

Jun 272001

Trailblazer

  • miles
Operation of remote control to unlock vehicle causes outside mirrors to move from preset position. This creates a hazardous situation, especially is view from inside mirror is restricted. Dealer says no fix is known.

- Leetonia, OH, USA

problem #2

Feb 012002

Trailblazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Exterior mirrors are misaligned and do not show intended view. Consumer has contacted manufacturer. Manufacturer was aware of problem, and wasworking on a remedy.

- Coweta, OK, USA

problem #1

Feb 152002

Trailblazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Side view mirror will change automatic setting, at the time when consumer uses power lock. Could set side view mirror at height desired, but it will change as soon as power lock is used. The front side mirrors electronically locked position changes due to memory of the system malfunctioning.

- North Vancouver, CD, USA

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