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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:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,750 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer Owner Comments

problem #8

Mar 282007

Trailblazer 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles

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

- the contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The contact stated that the air bag light will not go off. She was told by the dealer that the sir module was not communicating with the computer. The air bag light first turned on in December 2006, and again on March 26 2007. The failure mileage was 75,000 and the current mileage was 82,728.

- Davidsonville, MD, USA

problem #7

Feb 222007

Trailblazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,000 miles
- the contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet trail Blazer. The air bag light illuminated for 6 months. The dealer was unable to diagnosis the failure. The manufacturer will not assist her with the failure and didn't mention that there was an existing recall #02V222000: Air bags:frontal. The light illuminated for 6 months. When the weather was warm the light was not on. However, during the cold months it illuminated. The current and failure mileage were both 105,000.

- Barkhamsted , CT, USA

problem #6

Dec 012006

Trailblazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,000 miles
: the contact stated the airbag light illuminated upon initially starting the engine. The vehicle was inspected by an independent repair shop, who performed a diagnostic test which produced a failure code for the airbag sensor. There was a NHTSA recall, # 02V222000, regarding the air bags. The vehicle was not included in the recall due to the VIN. The dealer was alerted, and the manufacturer was not contacted. Updated 12/18/2006 -

- Shelton, CT, USA

problem #5

Nov 112005

Trailblazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Tie rods, multiple transmission module problems, airbag, taillights, stop, turn signal rear problem, electrical/ wiring, radio, HVAC, pressure control,2 batteries, 2 fan clutches, among other problems.

- Newnan, GA, USA

problem #4

Mar 242005

Trailblazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
Crash at 35 mph (front end square) driver and passenger air bags failed to deploy.

- Largo, FL, USA

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problem #3

Mar 182005

Trailblazer

  • 30,000 miles
Air bag light comes on intermittently. Dealer advised the consumer to bring the vehicle in for repairs, out of fear that they will deploy inadvertently.

- La Grange, IL, USA

problem #2

Jul 192003

Trailblazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,000 miles
Vehicle constantly displays "service engine lamp", air bag module had a problem, rear brake lamps blew out, 4 wheel drive mechanism on dash was replaced, ignition never turned off all the way, killed battery because it drained battery.

- Fair Lawn, NJ, USA

problem #1

Feb 152002

Trailblazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving and while in park, air bag sensor light flashes on/off intermittently. Vehicle been to the dealer on three occasions and the problem is reoccurring. Dealer stated that the air bags would not deploy if in an accident.

- Oakley, CA, USA

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