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2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer recalls

2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer

8 Recalls & Safety Reports

Recall List for the 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer

Official recall notices have been issued for the 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions. It's important to note that most recalls won't cost you anything to get fixed, so if your car is affected you should call an authorized Chevrolet service shop immediately!

  1. 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TURN SIGNAL NHTSA Campaign #05V198000

    • Date Announced: MAY 05, 2005
    • Vehicles Affected: 286,478

    Summary: On certain trucks and sport utility vehicles, the driver wishing to signal a turn by moving the directional signal lever, (up or down) may cause the front marker/turn lights and rear turn lights to flash in a manner similar to hazard warning, rather than flashing on the desired side only.

    Consequence: The driver may not be able to clearly signal their intentions to turn, change travel lanes, or potentially warn others of an impaired vehicle operating condition increasing the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Dealers will replace the suspect flasher modules with a new flasher module designed with sealed relays and more durable contact material inside of the relays free of charge. The recall began on August 4, 2005. Isuzu began mailing owner letters on August 4, 2005. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, GMC at 1-866-996-9463, Isuzu at 1-800-255-6727, Buick at 1-866-608-8080, and Oldsmobile at 1-800-630-6537. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #05V198000 »

  2. 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS NHTSA Campaign #04V527000

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 01, 2004
    • Vehicles Affected: 871,473

    Summary: On certain sport utility vehicles, vibration and heat may cause the tail lamp/stop lamp bulb to loosen in its socket. If this occurs, the bulb may flicker and eventually become inoperative.

    Consequence: An inoperative brake lamp will not convey the driver's intention of stopping to drivers in following vehicles, and an inoperative rear turn signal lamp will not convey the driver's intention to turn to drivers in following vehicles. Both of these failures can increase the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Dealers will inspect the tail lamp/stop lamp assemblies, and if necessary, replace them. The recall began on November 22, 2004. Owners should contact Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, Oldsmobile at 1-800-630-6537, Buick at 1-866-608-8080, or GMC at 1-866-996-9463. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #04V527000 »

  3. 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER NHTSA Campaign #04V046000

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 04, 2004
    • Vehicles Affected: 581,394

    Summary: Certain sport utility vehicles have windshield wiper systems that will not turn on, cease operation while in use, fail to turn off/on by themselves (moisture sensitive wiper system), or have continuous windshield washer pump operation because the presence of water within the wiper modules can either cause a short circuit or can lead to the corrosion of components within the module.

    Consequence: Depending on the occurrence and weather situation, driver visibility could be reduced, which could result in a crash.

    Actions: Dealers will cover the windshield wiper module vent hole with a patch. Also, the wiper motor, circuit board, and electrical connector will be inspected to signs of water intrusion and/or corrosion and be replaced as required. The recall began July 6, 2004. Owners should contact Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438; Oldsmobile at 1-800-630-6537; or GMC at 1-866-996-9463. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #04V046000 »

  4. 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL NHTSA Campaign #03V250000

    • Date Announced: JULY 15, 2003
    • Vehicles Affected: 1,707,825

    Summary: Certain minivans, passenger and sport utility vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 225, "child restraint anchorage system." The owner's manual does not explain the meaning of the location symbols for the child restraint lower universal anchorage system.

    Consequence: This does not meet the requirements of the standard.

    Actions: Owners will be provided with a supplement for their owner's manual. This supplement describes and shows the location symbols for the child restraint anchors that are located in the vehicle and on the child restraint or booster cushion. Owner notification began August 18, 2003. Owners should contact Buick at 1-866-608-8080, Cadillac at 1-866-982-2339, Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, GMC at 1-866-996-9463, Pontiac at 1-800-620-7668, or Oldsmobile at 1-800-630-6537. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #03V250000 »

  5. 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS NHTSA Campaign #03V151000

    • Date Announced: APRIL 23, 2003
    • Vehicles Affected: 44,653

    Summary: Certain sport utility vehicles were built with a left-front brake pipe with a circumferential score at a random location along the length of the pipe as the result of the manufacturing process. If the brake pipe partially or fully fractured, brake pedal travel would immediately increase and front brake performance would be reduced.

    Consequence: If braking performance is reduced, a crash could occur.

    Actions: Dealers will replace the left-front brake pipe. Owner notification began on May 29, 2003. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020, GMC at 1-800-462-8782, or Oldsmobile at 1-800-442-8006. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #03V151000 »

  6. 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION NHTSA Campaign #03V075000

    • Date Announced: MARCH 06, 2003
    • Vehicles Affected: 511,167

    Summary: Certain sport utility vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 114, "theft protection." These vehicles are equipped with a mechanical override that could allow the ignition key to be removed with the shift lever in a position other than park. In addition, these vehicles have an override that can allow the transmission to be shifted out of park with the ignition in the off position.

    Consequence: These overrides are not permitted unless the vehicle has a locking steering column.

    Actions: Dealers will eliminate these conditions by disabling the overrides. Owner notification began on May 29, 2003. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020, GMC at 1-800-462-8782, Oldsmobile at 1-800-442-6537, or Hummer at 1-866-486-6376. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #03V075000 »

  7. 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE NHTSA Campaign #03V051000

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 14, 2003
    • Vehicles Affected: 130

    Summary: On certain mini vans, passenger and sport utility vehicles, some of these vehicles have a driver's side air bag that may not deploy as designed. In addition, the air bag inflator could rupture.

    Consequence: This could result in reduced capability of the air bag to protect the driver. Also if the air bag inflator ruptured, pieces of the inflator could strike and injure the vehicle occupants.

    Actions: Dealers will inspect, and if necessary, install a new driver's air bag. Owner notification began on March 11, 2003. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Buick at 1-800-521-7300, Cadillac at 1-800-458-8006, Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020, GMC at 1-800-462-8782, or Pontiac at 1-800-762-2737. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #03V051000 »

  8. 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer AIR BAGS:FRONTAL NHTSA Campaign #02V222000

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 09, 2002
    • Vehicles Affected: 133,221

    Summary: Certain passenger, mini vans, and sport utility vehicles have an air bag inflator on the driver's side that could fracture at a weld during a deployment.

    Consequence: Pieces of the inflator could strike and injure vehicle occupants and the air bag cushion would not inflate fully, reducing the capability of the bag to protect the driver.

    Actions: Dealers will inspect, and replace, if necessary, the air bag module assembly on the driver's side. Owner notification began August 15, 2002. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Buick at 1-800-521-7300, Cadillac at 1-800-458-8006, Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020, GMC at 1-800-462-8782, Oldsmobile at 1-800-442-6537, or Pontiac at 1-800-762-2737. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #02V222000 »

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