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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
798 miles

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2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 012009


  • 1,066 miles


This complaint is in conjunction with my false and delayed side curtain airbag deployment, report date of March 25, 2009. I just discovered that both front seat belt systems must be replaced. The drivers side seat belt is limp. The passenger side seat belt is so tight it not only broke top of the belt housing on top of the seat (pieces), the belt is so tight it is deforming the seat. I cant imagine what this would have done to a passenger, had I have had one in that seat.

- Marysville, WA, USA

problem #3

Mar 012009


  • 1,065 miles
Side window airbag deployment, deployed virtually seconds after I made a sudden abrupt maneuver (in avoidance of another vehicle). I was normally proceeding straight down the roadway at the time of deployment. The passenger airbag deployed rapidly and at the same time the drivers side deployed very slowly as if in slow motion. In an attempt to see to turn left I contacted a curb and resulting in a flat tire (right front). These air bags should not have deployed and especially moments after my maneuver. G.M. has concluded that I experienced a near rollover situation, and that all sensors functioned normally. G.M. has declined any assistance on the airbag and headliner (as a result of deployment) replacement, that is the only existing damage to the vehicle with 1066 miles on it. The vehicle is sitting at the dealer with its estimate of $4000 to reset all. I am sure that there is a high possibility that this will re-occur. Nobody can or will answer or address my questions and concerns that there is something wrong with the system in this vehicle that, not only erroneously activated, but substantially late in the mater of any sudden movement. I am considering canceling my extended warranty as I may not own this vehicle through the course of its manufacturers warranty as a result of this unnerving experience.

- Marysville, WA, USA

problem #2

Apr 272008


  • 800 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer. While driving approximately 20 mph, the side window curtain air bags spontaneously deployed. The dealer could not determine the cause of the failure, but hypothesized that the contact must have driven over something in the road or was driving on two wheels. There was no physical damage to the vehicle and no indicators of a rollover or a crash. She called the manufacturer and they referred her back to the dealer. The dealer still has possession of the vehicle. The failure and current mileages were 800.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #1

Nov 092007


  • Automatic transmission
  • 263 miles
The contact rented a 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer. While driving between 20-30 mph, the vehicle veered to the left and the front and rear driver side tires crashed into the median. As a result, the side curtain air bags deployed. The contact stated that she was unsure what repairs were made and the manufacturer was unable to diagnose the failure. The current and failure mileages were 263. Updated 01-29-08. Updated

- Homosassa, FL, USA

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