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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.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,599 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer Owner Comments

problem #8

Dec 012007

Trailblazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,675 miles

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

Failure of rear brakes due to defective metal used in brake rotors. Which caused the rotors to become heavily rusted causing the brake pads to drag on rotors destroying both the pads and rotors.

- Haddon Heights, NJ, USA

problem #7

Apr 202005

Trailblazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles
Two different times while I was driving with traffic at approx. 70 mph, traffic in front came to an abrupt stop. I had to pull to the roadside because my brakes would not stop the car. I went at least 3 car lengths further than the car in front of me. Had I not been in an outside lane there would have been a serious crash.

- Olathe, KS, USA

problem #6

Dec 162004

Trailblazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,500 miles
While braking at 30-35 mph, the vehicle continued to roll and hit the rear bumper of SUV truck and the air bags did deploy, but the air bag light illuminated after the crash, the consumer received injury to the face, but refused medical treatment. The dealer was not notified.

- Wonder Lake, IL, USA

problem #5

Aug 242004

Trailblazer

  • 45,320 miles

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

The anti lock brakes failed when braking, causing a rear end collision. Upon impact, front air bags did not deploy. Vehicle was towed. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

- Lookout, CA, USA

problem #4

Sep 082004

Trailblazer 6-cyl

  • miles
While applying the brakes pedal went to the floor. Vehicle pulled to the right. Consumer was able to maintain control of the vehicle and drove it to the dealer for inspection. Mechanic informed consumer that problem could not be duplicated.

- Phoenixville, PA, USA

problem #3

Feb 032003

Trailblazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,300 miles
In my 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer, at approximately five mph, approaching a stop sign, the brake pedal went all the way to the floor and after slowing down to approximately one mph, the vehicle continued to roll thru the stop sign, across 4 lanes of traffic and finally came to a stop when it hit the curb on the opposite side of the intersection. The vehicle was subsequently hit by a large truck. There were no injuries. Had it not been for the curb, the vehicle would not have stopped. After having the vehicle towed to the nearest Chevy service facility, the service manager told me that this was an inherent behavior with anti-lock brake systems. I tend to agree with him as my 2000 Chevy Silverado had demonstrated the same behavior. There were no apparent leaks in the system and the master cyclinder was full. After the accident, the vehicle was started and the brake pedal continued to go all the way to the floor while the vehicle was in park. The service facility was not able to reproduce the behavior the next morning and referred me to GM customer service where a case has been filed.

- Smithville, TX, USA

problem #2

Sep 042002

(reported on)

Trailblazer

  • miles
While driving brake light illuminated the dash. Once brake light illuminated, air conditioner shorted out. Contacted dealer. Problem has not been resolved. Please provide any further information, and vehicle identification number.

- Jasper, TX, USA

problem #1

Feb 242002

Trailblazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While traveling at 70 mph, driver heard a ticking noise, suddenly engine died. Driver had to force vehicle to the side of the road. It was discovered that the engine had blown, the 4WD has also been repaired twice and the front brakes shake when applied, mileage to date 12,000-8/02.

- Syracuse, NY, USA

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