Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. 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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,825 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer Owner Comments

problem #4

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 #3

Jul 152002


  • miles
When applying brakes pedal goes to the floor. Vehicle will come to a stop.

- Montvale, NJ, USA

problem #2

Apr 282002


  • miles
While driving brakes locked up, and consumer to lost control of vehicle, resulting in a crash/injuries.

- Maywood, IL, USA

problem #1

Mar 282002

(reported on)

Trailblazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When applying the brakes, the pedal goes completely to the floor before stopping. This happens everytime the brakes are applied. Dealer says its normal. Nlm.

- Greenbay, WI, USA

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