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: 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:
16,193 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 122005

Trailblazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,612 miles


: the contact stated the vehicle was taken to the dealer on September 12, 2005 at 25612 miles who determined the rotors were rusted and needed to be turned. The vehicle was returned to the dealership on June 5, 2006 for a 30000 mile check up and again the dealership determined the rotors needed to be turned. The dealership has admitted the front and rear rotors need to be replaced. Based on the contact's understanding the manufacturer will not allow the dealership to replace the rotors under warranty. The contact alerted the manufacturer and a complaint was filed case # 1-414411237. The left front axle seal was replaced. Updated 06/19/06.

- Sarver, PA, USA

problem #1

May 032006

Trailblazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,774 miles
: the contact stated while the vehicle was receiving a regular maintenance inspection at an independent repair shop, the mechanic determined the right front outer tie rod assembly needed to be replaced. After the replacement, there was a rattling noise in the front suspension, but the vehicle was not seen for further inspection. In addition, NHTSA recall, #04V527000 repair was performed on the exterior lighting however, the recall repair did not remedy the problem. The contact replaced the bulbs in the exterior brake lights, but the dealership was not contacted. In addition, resurfaced rear rotors and replaced pads. Also, replaced rear windshield wiper arm. The door locsk were inoperative. The rear brake lights were inoperative. Updated 05/30/06.

- Endicott, NY, USA

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