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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.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
8 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,889 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer Owner Comments

problem #9

Oct 242010

Trailblazer

  • 123,000 miles

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

The 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer I have owned since I purchased it brand new in 2003 was involved in an accident on 10/24/2010. My kids were driving when another vehicle sideswiped them, causing them to leave the road. When they reentered the road, the vehicle hit them again causing the Trailblazer to flip over a guardrail and rollover several times; landing on its roof. There were four vehicle occupants (including the driver). Neither driver, passenger side nor side airbags deployed during the accident.

- Bowie, MD, USA

problem #8

Jun 012008

Trailblazer

  • miles
My airbag has malfunctioned. The light remains on and I was forced to have it repaired even though many other models of my vehicles were under a recall on both frontal and driver's side airbags. My VIN# didn't apply but was showing all of the problems listed under the other models recall. It was about $450 to replace the malfunctioning coil which I had done at the Chevy dealership.

- Spring, TX, USA

problem #7

Mar 132008

Trailblazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer. While driving 45 mph, the contact rear ended another vehicle. The front air bags failed to deploy. There were no injuries and a police report was filed. The VIN and engine size were unknown. The failure and current mileages were 77,000.

- Sandy Hook , KY, USA

problem #6

Aug 012004

Trailblazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Chevrolet Trailblazer 2003 upon impact airbag did not deploy. The consumer rear ended another vehicle.

- Aurora, CO, USA

problem #5

Jul 142004

Trailblazer

  • miles
Problems with 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer resulting in an accident. When the consumer attempted to apply the brakes, the vehicle started to skid. The consumer tried to turn the wheel to straighten out the vehicle, but the brakes locked and the steering wheel continued to go toward the left. The consumer was unable to maintain control of the vehicle and subsequently collided with a semi tractor trailer. After the impact, the consumers vehicle continued going left toward oncoming traffic and eventually went left into a ravine/ditch. Throughout the entire incident, the consumer had her foot on the brake and the vehicle would not stop or slow down. The consumer also stated the air bags never deployed.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

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problem #4

Aug 222004

Trailblazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
While driving 60 mph in a rain storm vehicle drove over an oil sleek in the road which caused the vehicle to lose control and roll over. Upon impact, dual air bags did not deploy. No injuries reported.

- Corning, CA, USA

problem #3

Mar 242004

Trailblazer

  • 8,000 miles

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

While driving at 40 mph consumer's vehicle was involved in a frontal collision. Consumer was wearing seat belts, but none of the air bags deployed. Consumer sustained a broken nose, scrapes, and bruises to chest and wrist.

- Collinsville, IL, USA

problem #2

Jan 112004

Trailblazer

  • 11,000 miles
After hitting a tree head on air bags did not deploy.

- Pine Bush, NY, USA

problem #1

Nov 192002

Trailblazer

  • miles
Consumer states that while driving approximately 35-40mph slid off road and crashed into a ditch head-on. Both driver and passenger air bags did not deploy.

- Morrison, OK, USA

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