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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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,020 miles

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2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 152004


  • 25,779 miles


When removing the child out of the rear seat the seat belt wraped around the child's waist, and consumer could not remove the seat belt from around the child's waist. This caused the consumer to call 911 to have the child removed.

- Powhatan, VA, USA

problem #3

Oct 282003

Trailblazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
My daughter's seat belt came unbuckled during an accident we were in. I have the seatbelt and pictures. I was driving a 2003 Trailblazer. I have contacted GM and they have told me that they would not take responsibility for them and closed the case file. I wrote a letter to their CEO and was contacted by his office and offered free maintenance and oil changes on the remainder of my lease. I told them that this is unacceptable and they closed my file also. I have contacted them trying to get the name of the manufacturer of the seat belt, but they direct me to different numbers and as of this hour, they still don't know. They told me to call the dealership. My daughter hit the front passenger seat and then hit her head on the passenger rear window. Luckily, these are the only injuries she sustained. The seatbelt insert point is visilbly damaged. There have two other cases of this in my area.

- Goshen, IN, USA

problem #2

Aug 162003

Trailblazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,300 miles
We purchase a new 2003 cherrolet Trailblazer August 16, 2003. We were on a trip when we had to trade our old 96 Blazer in due to transmission problems. We had not gone 75 miles when our grandson somehow got the left rear seat belt wrapped around his waist, fortunately! I pulled over to the side of the road and had him carefully stand. My thinking was to ease the tension on the seat belt retractor mechanism. As I tried to loosen the tension the belt only became tighter and tighter around his waist until the buckle was starting to jab him in the abdomen. He was obviously starting to feel the pain from the constricting of the belt and started getting more aggitated and nervous. I finally ended up cutting the belt, because I could not get in to release. I am aware that the belt needs to remain taught in order to secure child seats, but it must be able to be release in cases like this. I subsequently tried making the loop in the seat belt smaller trying to similate a situation of a young child having somehow gotten it around their neck and found the same sinario. It would not release. I believe this to be a serious danger to children. By the way my grandson is 8 years old and must have disconnected the seat belt momentarily to retrieve something he lost on the floor. Chevrolet is claiming that this is the way the belt is designed to so we have a problem! thank you for your consideration of this problem. Sincerely, carl carlson

- Little Canada, MN, USA

problem #1

May 172003


  • 21,000 miles
Rear seat belt does not secure the infant in child seat. Dealer notified.

- Ellenton, FL, USA

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