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.

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Print this page Notes: Carrying the not-so-proud traditions of its 2002 predecessor, the 2003 has a handful of instrument panel malfunctions that can leave you guessing your speed, engine temperature or how much gas is left in the tank.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,600 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.

2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 012008


  • 37,200 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The air conditioning and heating system would not cool or heat properly. In addition, the radio began shorting out and the blower motor stopped working. The dealer stated that the repairs would be the contact's responsibility because the vehicle was no longer under warranty. He has been to the dealer at least four times and neither the radio nor the vents have worked properly. The failures began within the first year of owning the vehicle. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 37,200.

- Cleveland, OH, USA

problem #1

Jan 172003


  • miles
Consumer was stopped by a police officer, who informed consumer that the tail lights were out. Vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that tail lights needed to be replaced. Also, vehicle stalled while driving at any speed. The vehicle would hesitate and skip upon acceleration, at stop signs. Traffic lights and while parking on inclines. Multiple components were replaced to correct the problem but they recurred. The radio became extremely hot while driving on long trips. The radio was replaced but the problem continued. The A/C unit failed intermittently because of a faulty A/C switch. The consumer mentioned fuel system problems.

- Stockbridge, GA, USA

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