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.

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 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,002 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 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer Owner Comments (Page 4 of 4)

« Read the previous 20 complaints

problem #8

Jan 062002

Trailblazer 4WD

  • miles

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

On 12/13/01, consumer had recall 01V283000 remedy performed on the transfer case. On 1/6/02 while driving approximately 15mph in 4-wheel drive mode, the back end of truck started to "kick" out to the left and right. Consumer lost control of vehicle resulting in a collision. On 11/26/02 while driving with 4-wheel drive engaged, the 4-wheel drive indicator began acting erratically switching from 4-wheel low to 4-wheel high. Dealer acknowledged that problem exists.

- Bentleyville, PA, USA

problem #7

Nov 052002

Trailblazer

  • miles
Consumer states at 55 mph the vehicle transmission switched to all wheel drive. Consumer states there was a tremedous loss of power, tossing consumer like a rag dog. Dealer has not been contacted.

- Livermore, CT, USA

problem #6

Mar 052002

(reported on)

Trailblazer 4WD

  • miles
Consumer stated while vehicle was in 4-wheel drive mode, the transfer case on 4hi and 4lo lit up, and the service 4WD light in the instrument panel also lit up, consumer manually turned the switch from A4wd setting to 2hi and back to A4wd, and the A4wd and light lit up alone, the service 4WD light went off when the ignition was switched off, and did not come on when the vehicle was started again.

- Brewster, NY, USA

problem #5

Dec 312001

(reported on)

Trailblazer 4WD

  • miles

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

Consumer states vehicle experiences a chronic problem where the 4WD system switches between 2hi, A4wd, and 4hi modes on its own while the vehicle is in motion, the indicator lights on the rotary selector blink, there is a slight jerk felt in the drive train as the transfer case shifts, and the service 4WD light illuminates, dealer can not remedy the problem.

- Brewster, NY, USA

problem #4

Dec 012001

Trailblazer 4WD

  • miles
Consumer is having diffuculty shifting vehicle from 2 wheel drive to 4WD as well as 4hi, vehicle has been in for service on 3 occasions and dealer can not remedy the problem, consumer feels this is a transfer case problem.

- Louisville, OH, USA

Search CarComplaints.com for these popular complaint phrases...

problem #3

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

problem #2

Dec 012001

Trailblazer 4WD

  • miles
Consumer is having diffuculty shifting vehicle from 2 wheel drive to 4WD as well as 4hi, vehicle has been in for service on 3 occasions and dealer can not remedy the problem, consumer feels this is a transfer case problem.

- Louisville, OH, USA

problem #1

Dec 312001

(reported on)

Trailblazer 4WD

  • miles
Consumer states vehicle experiences a chronic problem where the 4WD system switches between 2hi, A4wd, and 4hi modes on its own while the vehicle is in motion, the indicator lights on the rotary selector blink, there is a slight jerk felt in the drive train as the transfer case shifts, and the service 4WD light illuminates, dealer can not remedy the problem.

- Brewster, NY, USA

Not what you are looking for?