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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.

3.5

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,410 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 windows / windshield problems

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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer Owner Comments

problem #17

May 312009

Trailblazer

  • 111,000 miles

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

Wiper motor was recalled for hestation but still does the same thing after being fixed replaced fan clutch 2008 transmission shifts/hesitates from 1st to 2nd cruise control stopped working when the tranny problem started.

- Paddock Lake, WI, USA

problem #16

Nov 232007

Trailblazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,000 miles
My 2002 Chevy Trailblazer was recalled in 2005 for a wiper motor defect. The defect was supposed to be fixed. The wipers now exhibit the same problems as stated in the recall. I called GM and they will not agree to replace the wiper motor. NHTSA campaign id number : 04V046000.

- Glenville, NY, USA

problem #15

Jan 102007

Trailblazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,500 miles
My windshield wiper motor seems to stall causing interrupted operation. This was the subject of a recall in 2004 and I had the vehicle serviced at that time in accordance with the recall. But the problem seems to have occurred again.

- Mount Kisco, NY, USA

problem #14

Oct 112005

Trailblazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,500 miles

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

I took my 2002 chev. Trailblazer into sir walter chev. To have recall #nhtsa04V046000 repaired because my wipers are not working properly. After arriving at the dealer I spoke with woody the service writer. I explained my complaint with the wipers and he told me that there would be a charge of $79 per hour to check it out. I explained that this should be under recall. He explained that there would still be the charge to diagnose the problem. I explained that they had already had the vehicle in for this recall. He explained that he could not do anything because "it is closed out" he said he would try to talk to the services to see if they would check it with out charging the $79. They took the car back and checked it and found that the wiper module was bad and that they could fix it and the cost to me would be the $100 deductible on my extended warranty. I told him that this repair is covered under recall. I called GM costumer service and talked to ? mellisa elms @ 1 866 932 4368 ext. 39220 after getting my VIN and looking up the recall she agreed that the repair was infact under the recall. After speaking with Mrs. Elms she called and spoke with the service manager and explained that the repair was covered under the recall and to go ahead and fix it. She then called me back and told me that they probably would not fix my car and that I should probably carry it to another dealer. I called sir walter to see if I could speek with someone to get this resolved. After about an hour ricky edwards "service manager" for sir walter called me back and told me that my wiper motor is the problem not the module as I was told euler and if I wanted it fixed it would cost me the deductible of $100.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #13

Aug 012005

Trailblazer 4WD 6-cyl

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

- Rushville, IN, USA

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problem #12

Nov 302004

Trailblazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
The front windsheild wipers on my 2002 Chevrolet trail Blazer lt, have a problem. When they are set for slow speed, they skip (jerk) at the same spot during the wipe. When set for normal operation, they do not skip. I've cleaned the windsheild, and replaced the wiper blades, but the problem still exists. I believe this is a problem with the wipper motor. This happens whenever I have to turn on the wipers when it's raining. It started over a year ago, but the most recent incident date was 11/30/04. Have there been any other complaints with this problem?

- Springboro, OH, USA

problem #11

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 #10

Feb 202004

Trailblazer

  • 15,000 miles
While driving in rainy weather windshield wipers failed. Recall,04V046000 wa sissue don this make, model, and year. However, this vehicle was not included under the recall due to VIN.

- Cleveland, OH, USA

problem #9

Jun 012002

Trailblazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,000 miles
Purchased Feb 1, 2002. Since then have had nothing but problems. Had into 4 different dearlerships fixing many problems but after each visit another problem occurs. From tail lights burning out, windhshield wiper motor failures, instrument cluster replaced, heater control panel replaced once, memory mirror modules replaced 2 times, heated seat switches replaced 2 times, rear window defogger/replaced entire rear window 1 time, battery replaced 1 time ( said battery was at fault for current problems) battery was fine and charged me $ 150 for new battery that was not the correct battery replacement, exhaust gasket became loose/loud and had to be replaced, the fuel pump replaced because it just cut off as I was on the expressway going approx 65 miles an hour, I had to get to the side of the road quickly- had to be towed to dealership. Problem fixed, however after I picked it up then the current problem began. I could go on and on with the problems that I have had. Present problem is that whenever I turn on the heat it dies out with no warning---just stops and stalls. Dealership says they fixd it but upon pick up the problem still exists. Gone to pick it up 2 times, but when I start it and put on heat, it dies all over again even after dealership claims they fixed it. I live in Chicago and it has been a cold winter. Almost caused a crash on another expressway on way home from having the airbag sensor and a complete brake job done and all fluids changed. This vehicle is not worth $ 37,000 and I feel it is time that GM accept some responsibility for this lemon of a vehicle. It is my only vehicle and I am still paying dearly for it but lately cannot even use it as it remains in one dealership after another at my expense. I will not purchase another vehicle from GM. I need help and answers as I am not getting anywhere even with this vehicle still under warranty.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #8

Mar 012004

(reported on)

Trailblazer

  • 37,000 miles
While driving in a snow storm windshield wipers quit working. When this occurred it reduced the driver's visibility. Recall 03V15900 was issued for windshield wiper motor, but this vehicle was not included in the recall due to VIN.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #7

Jul 272003

Trailblazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,300 miles

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

The wiper motor failed to operate after running the car through a high pressure car wash. This is the 5th failure of the wiper moter since November 2002.

- Lawrenceville, GA, USA

problem #6

Jan 152003

Trailblazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,400 miles
Windshield wipers have failed for the fourth time. Two separate dealers have replaced motor and the entire wiper unit without remedy except for short periods of time. The wipers activate when ever they feel like it and fail to activate during heavy rain and are now "stuck" in the halfway position across windshield.

- Pennington Gap, VA, USA

problem #5

Feb 262003

Trailblazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,775 miles
Windshield wipers stopped working. This is the second occurrence of the wiper motor having to be replaced. After the first occurrence, the wipers would activate after going through an automated car wash, and would run for about 5 minutes. On this occurrence, they would not operate, during a heavy rain.

- Lawrenceville, GA, USA

problem #4

Jan 062003

Trailblazer

  • miles
The windshield wipers failed to work three times, once while driving in rain. Dealer is aware of the problem. Ts...

- Glenshaw, PA, USA

problem #3

Jan 222003

Trailblazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2nd front windshield wiper motor being installed... windshild wipers would go on all by their selfs... until fuse pulled or engine shut off.. dealer is telling me water is getting into motor housing and shorting out motor.. "?" already second time in last 2 months.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #2

Jan 012003

Trailblazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer states that windshield wiper motor engaged while vehicle was turned off and ran continuously until serviced by the dealer. Dealer replaced the wiper motor with a different kind.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 052002

Trailblazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,500 miles
The wiper motor assembly snapped where the motor connects to the wiper arms making the windshield wipers inoperable. Second failure was wiper motor due to water intrusion. The wiper failed to operate during rain. Also turned on by themselves after car wash but couldn't be turned off. The wipers worked properly after the wiper motor dried out.

- Lawrenceville, GA, USA

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