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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.

8.0

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer Owner Comments

problem #8

Sep 202006

Trailblazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles

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

I own a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer ltz, purchased brand new in the spring of 2002. In the early part of 2003, my side view mirrors, which are equipped to have memory options such as reverse curbview assist, started malfunctioning. The mirrors would no longer hold their memory, resulting in an adjustment to both mirrors every time I got in the car. Sometimes the mirrors would appear to get stuck and make a clicking noise. Dangerously, sometimes I would look to change lanes and realize my mirrors were not correct--they might be pointing up at the sky or down at the ground. Eventually, I quit using the reverse curbview assist option (where the mirrors tilt down to help to parallel park when in reverse) because I was hoping that not moving the mirrors at all would help. The local dealership replaced the actuators in 2003 and reset the transmitter recently on 9/20/06. This helped the memory mirrors for some time. But now, I am bringing the car into the dealership for the third time for the same problem on 12/13/06--one or both mirrors will not hold their memory and I have to readjust them. The dealership is lost as to how to fix the problem and does not acknowledge this as a prevalent problem, although I have printed out numerous complaints about the mirrors found on-line from consumers. I am not sure if the problem is computer related or parts related, but obviously replacing parts (the actuators) did not permanently fix this problem. This is a safety issue when you expect your mirrors to be in the correct position for lane changing and they are not; it is also an extreme annoyance for what is supposed to be a nice SUV with a nice price tag.

- Asheboro, NC, USA

problem #7

Sep 042003

Trailblazer

  • miles
Consumer states is having trouble with adjustable mirrors. Mirrors move while driving sometimes which does not allow consumer to see vehicles on either side of him. He has had a couple of near accidents because after the mirrors were adjusted while driving they readjusted by themselves. Vehicle has been in repair shop 4-5 times for the same thing, and was told they could not fix the problem.

- Avalon, NJ, USA

problem #6

Oct 282002

(reported on)

Trailblazer

  • miles
The vehicle is equipped with memory mirrors, the problem is that the mirrors never return where they were last set, the the driver enters the car the driver has to adjust the mirrors each time.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #5

Oct 302002

Trailblazer 4WD

  • miles

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

My vehicle is equipped with outside mirrors that have a position memory for each driver. When I use the keyless remote entry. They are supposed to return to the last memorized position. Instead, they consistently move to an extreme position, make a loud clicking sound. Then stick in that position. Several times I've found myself tring to change lanes in traffic without the use of my side mirrors because they are pointing toward the pavement. The dealer is unable to fix the problem. Chevrolet is aware of the defect and has corrected it on the 2003 model, but refuses to fix my vehicle.

- Broad Run, VA, USA

problem #4

Jul 012001

Trailblazer 4WD

  • miles
The mirrors on the vehicle continually readjust their positon. As a result, they are never positioned properly. The vehicle has an automatic adjustment feature that is malfunctioning. Dealer was contacted and reported that manufacturer was aware of the problem but had no solution.

- Arlington Heights, IL, USA

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problem #3

Jul 222002

(reported on)

Trailblazer 4WD

  • miles
Mirrors randomly moving themselves -- actuators, switches and modules replaced many times.. dealer and manufacturer's representative cannot remedy -- service 4WD light displays on dash... scan codes usually indicate 4WD drive failure related to multiple sensors and switches

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #2

Apr 082002

(reported on)

Trailblazer

  • miles
Driver's side mirrors move automatically by themselves while driving. Has trouble adjusting mirrors to see. Dealer contacted.

- Holbrook, NY, USA

problem #1

Dec 312001

(reported on)

Trailblazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Power mirrors malfunctioned; mirrors will automatically move themselves. Dealer could not duplicate. Service 4WD light displayed on cluster and 4WD switch is inoperative, vibration in floorboard at 55-60 mph wheen pressing gas, dealer could not duplicate, small dark fluid leak from rear of vehicle, dealer replaced differential gasket.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

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