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.


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,000 miles

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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 282003

Trailblazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Since purchasing the vehicle, I have experienced problems putting gas in the vehicle. The gas pump keeps stopping - as if the car is full. This happens frequently, but not always. It doesn't matter which station I go to. The dealer replaced some filler hoses or something after I had taken it in a few times, but they were not able to correct the problem. It is very annoying and sometimes I only fill the car up 1/2 - 3/4 full because I can't tell if it is full or not. I squeeze the handle and it immediately kicks off. This also happens when others are fueling the vehicle. It doesn't matter if I turn the nozzle different directions or pull it part of the way out of the vehicle. I also frequently overfill the vehicle because I don't know that it is full. I noticed someone else reported this as a consumer complaint - so it's not just my Trailblazer with the problem! it takes a long time to fill the tank when you can only put 1 second worth of gas in at a time! now my warranty is out, so I am probably stuck with this problem as long as I have the vehicle.

- Apex, NC, USA

problem #1

Sep 212002

Trailblazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles
After noticing a strong smell of gasoline and discovering a puddle of gasoline under the fuel tank, it was discovered the fuel tank had a split in the tank where the filler neck joins the tank.

- Lawrenceville, GA, USA

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