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CarComplaints.com 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.

8.7

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$900.00
Average Mileage:
67,583 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace fan clutch (2 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer clutch problems

clutch problem

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2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 012009

Trailblazer LT EXT 4.2L 6 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

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

Not sure of exact date and mileage was when the fan clutch went. The usual complaint - sounded like we were ready for takeoff. I'm not sure how horrible this issue is, though I gotta tell you I also had to replace the fan clutch on my old '94 S10 Blazer too. Just kinda figured it was par for the course. But ask me about the whining when driving, that drives me batty. I'll list this problem separately...

- , Paoli, PA, USA

problem #2

Aug 012007

Trailblazer LX 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

This is only one of many problems I've had with my Trailblazer in the last 2 years. Right about 65,000-70,000 miles everything started going wrong with this car. About 2 years ago the fan clutch went out on me and it cost me $900 to fix it. This is just one of many complaints I will post here. Look for my other problems in other post. It is no wonder GM filed for bankruptcy. They make poor quality vehicles and offer lousy warranties.

- , Washington, DC, USA

problem #1

Aug 302008

Trailblazer LTZ 4.6L Vortech

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,748 miles

I HAD A 2003 EXPLORER BASE MODEL...NOT MUCH TO LOOK AT BUT NO PROBLEMS. BASIC MAINTENANCE. I PURCHASE A 2003 CHEVY TRAILBLAZER LTZ FULLY LOADED WITH ALL THE BELLS & WHISTLES. POWERFUL VORTECH ENGINE & LOOKS GOOD,BUT IT SOUNDS LIKE I SHOULD BE ON A RUNWAY CLEARING FOR TAKE OFF. THIS FAN CLUTCH ISSUE SEEMS TO BE COMMON AMONGST TRAILBLAZER OWNERS CHEVROLET THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE. SOMETIMES PROBLEMS LIKE THIS SHOW UP IN A PRODUCTS LAUNCH PHASE...YOU GUYS HAVE BEEN AT THIS TO LONG NOT TO RECTIFY THIS REOCCURRING PROBLEM. YOU GOT ME MISSING MY PLAIN TO LOOK AT BUT DEPENDABLE & QUIET RUNNING EXPLORER!

- , Livonia, MI, USA

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