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Print this page 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.


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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.

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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 012002

Trailblazer 4WD

  • miles


When front passenger moves forward the seat belt will lock up on occasion. Sometimes you are unable to release the inertia lock and must take the seat belt off completely. This failure has caused me to be locked into the front passenger seat and cause great discomfort. It will not release without totally retracting the seat belt meaning that you must take the belt off while vehicle is in motion. I researched on the internet that others have experienced the same and did not consider it to be a problem until I was able to see that others are experiencing the same problem.

- Pen Argyl, PA, USA

problem #3

Nov 162002

(reported on)

Trailblazer 4WD

  • miles
I am wanting to report a problem in labeling on the center position of the back seat. It has a label showing you can put a child seat there. However the manual says you can not. I am a child passenger safety technician and would like to see if this labeling could be corrected as parents will try to put a child seat in that position and it should not be according to the vehicle manual. Feel free to contact me for additional information and explaination. I have also taken a photo of the label and can get it to you along with the manual showing not to put a child seat in that position. The manual says the restraint wont work properly. However parents are unaware of this. I am as a tech.

- Lewistown, OH, USA

problem #2

May 232002

Trailblazer 4WD

  • miles
In addition, warning bell continue to go off without warning lights.

- Dumont, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jul 172002

(reported on)


  • miles
Consumer states the spring retractor does not always pull the belt completely causing the door to close on the belt. In the extended position the spring does not have enough torque to retract the weight of the belt and the clip. Dealer replaced the belts and retractor assemblies and stated that it was designed as not to put too much pressure on the chest of the driver or passenger.

- Nipomo, CA, USA

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