If you find CarComplaints.com is helpful ... We rely completely on word of mouth. Talk about us on Facebook, Twitter, tell your mother-in-law. Help us help more people.

4.2

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,970 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 lights problems

lights 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 1 of 4)

problem #65

Jul 112013

Trailblazer 6-cyl

  • 98,911 miles

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

The indicated vehicle is my wife's. we bought it brand new on 09/26/2001. She has never towed anything and has city and highway miles. We have had numerous problems: Instrument cluster, rear tailgate strap, right rear brake light, (3) solenoids, spare tire dropdown and deteriorated transmission lines. I have repaired all of the previous out of pocket (except for the strap and the spare tire dropdown). Now, my wife was on the way to the bicycle store in her truck, with the bicycle on the back. She was making a turn onto the main road when she heard grinding and squealing, and the speed dropped drastically. Luckily, it was around 10am when there is not much traffic on the road. Reading numerous posts on this website, it is the same problem everyone has had, the transmission sun shell, and no reverse. With 98911 miles, I was about to spend the weekend changing the fluid in the transmission to keep it to spec. Now, I'm looking at a very expensive bill of which I cannot afford. $30 is easier than $1200. And, I'm a manufacturing engineer, so I check fluids regularly, even though the oil change stations check them. Seeing that there are problems with these components, I think that General Motors should produce a recall. I'm very disappointed that with all of the complaints, nothing has been done to remedy the situation. We will be calling the dealer that we bought the vehicle from first thing Monday morning.

- Clinton Township, MI, USA

problem #64

May 092012

Trailblazer

  • 183,624 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The contact heard a clicking noise while driving and decelerated to 40 mph. The rear brake third light molding then flew off the vehicle and caused the brake light to fail. The interior light wires were also exposed and failed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but the vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 183,624.

- Davenport , IA, USA

problem #63

Aug 012006

Trailblazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer. While driving 40 mph, the headlights dimmed. The dealer stated that the dimmer switch failed. As October 3, 2007, the dealer had not repaired the vehicle. The contact stated that the brake lights also failed to illuminate. There is a recall for the exterior lighting: Brake lights (NHTSA campaign id number 04V527000), however, the dealer refused to perform the repair. The failure mileage was 65,000 and current mileage was 100,000.

- Moody, AL, USA

problem #62

Aug 212007

Trailblazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Both brake lights constantly fail. Im tired of going back to the dealer, having them tell me they've corrected the problem and a few days later my brake lights are out again. It is truly a pain to travel with infants knowing that the back brake lights are out. We've attempted everything possible and the problem still persists. There appears to be no long term or permanent fix.

- Oxnard, CA, USA

problem #61

Mar 192007

Trailblazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
- the contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer. When the brake pedal was depressed, the exterior brake lights would not illuminate. The hazard lights would not illuminate when he turns on the switch. He felt that the vehicle should be a part of recall # 01V364000. The manufacturer informed the contact that his vehicle is not part of the recall. The vehicle's current mileage was 55,000 miles.

- Mckeesport, PA, USA

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

problem #60

Aug 012005

Trailblazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Who do I contact about recalls not being performed on my vehicle?

- Rushville, IN, USA

problem #59

Jun 162005

Trailblazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,700 miles

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

While driving to lax airport after rounding curve to get off on airport ramp, tranmission failed. Vehicle would not move. Local airport police assisted to get me towed ($45) to police lot. Notified onstar and was towed to closest Chevrolet dealer, albertson Oldsmobile Chevrolet in culver city, California. After three days the dealer had not even looked at the vehicle. I then ha car towed to aamco transmission in orange California where after less than 24 hours I was informed transmission was completely burned up. A pump had failed and the inside of the transmisson assembly was filled with metal shavings. In October of 2003 the transmission had failed and the car had to be towed to gateway Chevrolet in la mirada, California. Car was repaired. I have also had many other problems with this vehicle including brake lights, windshield wipers, heating & air conditioning system.

- Placentia, CA, USA

problem #58

May 012005

Trailblazer

  • miles
Dealer refused to complete repairs for stoplight assembly recall on the 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer. Consumer received numerous safety recall notices regarding air bags, defective stop light assemblies, etc. Serviceman performed the seat belt tests, informed that both of the tail light assemblies required replacement under the recall notice at no charge to consumer. No delivery date was available for parts.

- Beaufort, SC, USA

problem #57

Apr 032005

Trailblazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Stop lights keep going out.

- Carrollton, TX, USA

problem #56

Dec 152004

Trailblazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
NHTSA recall campaign 04V527000 concerning brake lamp failure. No parts were available.......

- Miramar, FL, USA

problem #55

Sep 202004

Trailblazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125,000 miles

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

2002 Trailblazer acted like transmission going out, took to dealer they upgraded computer. Front right low beam wired burned and melted, took to dealer they wanted to charge $250 plus labor for light assembly when all it needed was a piggy plug, bought plug at Napa and fixed myself. Never have had two back lights working at same time... cant take to dealer to get the recall work because it seems that these vehicles are using a "weak" oil pump and my Trailblazer has been in shop for last month or more waiting to be fixed. The weak oil pump caused damage to rod bearings, main bearings, and crankshaft. GM says out of warranty and my customer service specialist said "I'm sorry" about 10 times but she was still closing my folder and marking dissatisfied. She can't help me because I'm out of warranty. I hate this vehicle. I have found quite a few recalls but can't do most because its in the shop. I never got any recall notices.

- Longville, LA, USA

problem #54

Nov 082004

Trailblazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The brake light would go off on its own. The light bulbs needed replacement. Mechanic informed the driver that the problem could not be duplicated.

- Baldwin, GA, USA

problem #53

Oct 172004

Trailblazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have a 2002 Chevy Trailblazer on which I has replaced the right brake light 6 times, and left brake light 3 times in 44,000 miles. I have a relative who also owns the same make/model and is about even with that count. Chevy has offered to extend the warranty and replace these lights and sockets for free but this does not fix the problem as I have had 3 light failures since my socket was last replaced as has my relative. It is apparent that Chevy is not willing to fix this problem, only patch it up. With tail lights, you only discover it is out if a cop hands you a ticket, or someone else is kind enough to tell you when you stop. Given the frequency with which this occurs, it is very likely that you would end up driving around with no brake lights at all and not realize it.

- Gastonia, NC, USA

problem #52

Aug 172004

Trailblazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,600 miles
Left brale light failure due to socket not holding bulb tight dealer would not fix because about 600 miles over warranty.

- Belfast, TN, USA

problem #51

Jun 012004

Trailblazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,000 miles
During four consecutive oil changes, it was noted that a brake light was out.

- Nashport, OH, USA

problem #50

Aug 172004

Trailblazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,000 miles
Consumer stated brake lights failed.

- Stafford, VA, USA

problem #49

Jul 292004

Trailblazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 410,000 miles
Brake light failure, left rear (drivers side)brake light bulb burns out on a regular basis. I have noticed this same condition on many other Trailblazers. Many Trailblazers that I see on the road, I notice their same brake light out and the driver is unaware! I need to replace this bulb every few months.

- Hopewell Junction, NY, USA

problem #48

Jul 282004

Trailblazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,000 miles
My 2002 trail Blazer brake lights go out all the time. I changed the bulbs several times, but the problem seems to be the board that holds the light bulbs. The bulbs fit lose in the board, and it does not make a great connection.

- Plainfield, IL, USA

problem #47

Sep 102003

Trailblazer

  • miles
Transmission went out couldn't drive-repaired/ rear window won't roll-up/seatbelt won't retract, later fixed, but still won't work on occasion/ brake lights have gone out 5+ times repaired still not operational/ water pump exploded/rear window won't lock first try/ check engine llight stays on.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #46

May 132004

Trailblazer

  • miles
Left brake light does not work, even after replacing the bulb with a new bulb.

- White Lake, MI, USA

Read the next 20 complaints »

Not what you are looking for?