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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,000 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 steering problems

steering problem

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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 152004

Trailblazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles


While driving 40 mph steering pulley failed. Vehicle lost power. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem. The vehicle switches itself into 4-wheel drive while the manual switch is in 2-wheel drive. The taillights failed. At new computer had to be installed. The rack and pinion needs to be replaced.

- Charleston, WV, USA

problem #1

Jun 302003

Trailblazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles
Whining heard from engine area after warm up. Heard from 2000 RPM and up during acceleration. After reaching desired speed (city, highway, or rural) and maintaining steady speed noise goes away. Sounds like a imminent steering rack failure as dealer has changed P/S pump, changed fluid, and flushed lines trying to correct problem to no avail. Happens upon every start and accelerate.

- Linden, MI, USA

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