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2.5

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,332 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.

2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer steering problems

steering problem

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2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer Owner Comments

problem #9

Oct 232014

Trailblazer

  • 112,763 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer. While driving approximately 55 mph, a loud abnormal noise emitted from the vehicle. The vehicle veered to the left into oncoming traffic and excessive force on the brake pedal was used in order to stop the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who stated that there were parts missing from the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 112,763.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #8

Sep 012010

Trailblazer

  • 38,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to accelerate when the accelerator pedal was depressed. The accelerator pedal had to be depressed several times before the vehicle reacted. In addition, the stability traction control warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the steering angle sensor had failed. The vehicle was repaired but the failure persisted. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was unavailable. The approximate failure mileage was 38,000.

- Reader, WV, USA

problem #7

Sep 242014

Trailblazer

  • 57,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The contact stated that the power steering was leaking. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 57,000.

- Lockport, IL, USA

problem #6

Feb 122014

Trailblazer 6-cyl

  • 55,000 miles

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

As I was driving my 2008 Trailblazer the steering wheel completely froze on me and I could not turn the vehicle in any direction. I ended up driving it into someones yard before I could get it stopped. After having it taken to a garage they told me my power steering lines etc were blown. They have since fixed this issue, very costly to me though, and then they informed me that while checking the vehicle out they found my transmission lines are very corroded. So that is the next issue to be fixed with this vehicle.

- Cresson , PA, USA

problem #5

Oct 102013

Trailblazer

  • 63,218 miles
After having taken a 25 mile trip, I discovered a large puddle of oil under my car and upon inspection found the power steering lines had all rusted in a shock mount and ruptured releasing the power steering fluid. My mechanic said if all the oil had drained out, it would have burned up the pump and cost an additional $350. Total cost of repair $623.

- Orion, MI, USA

problem #4

Nov 012011

Trailblazer 8-cyl

  • 89,000 miles
Vehicles stabilitrac light comes on constantly. Repair listed for code is not the problem. Had same issue with my 2006 Trailblazer. Light comes on sporadically, even when backing out of my driveway at low rate of speed.

- Eaton, OH, USA

problem #3

Oct 132012

Trailblazer 6-cyl

  • 81,809 miles

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

Power steering lines corroded and leaking at/from rubber mount on L wheel well.

- Shrewsbury, MA, USA

problem #2

May 222010

Trailblazer

  • 21,200 miles
While driving at freeway speeds, front wheels went into a speed wobble, I lightly applied the brakes and it became worse. I took the Trailblazer to the Michelin tire dealer and he found nothing wrong with the balance or run-out on the tires, so I then took the car to the dealership, and they could not find any problem.

- Santa Clarita, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 012010

Trailblazer

  • 25,000 miles
2008 Chevy Trailblazer shutters in front end at highway speeds.

- Whitby, 00, USA

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