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1.9

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
85,826 miles

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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT Owner Comments

problem #9

Feb 172014

Trailblazer EXT 6-cyl

  • 117,150 miles

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

My check engine turned on inside the car it was smelling like gas. I went to a local shop they did a diagnostic test and its a fuel tank leak. Its leaking right were the fuel goes in the tank. I called Chevrolet and they said there is no recall. But I found a recall for this vehicle action #eao7009.

- Elizabeth, NJ, USA

problem #8

Sep 102009

Trailblazer EXT 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
Noticed strong fuel odor around the vehicle, found out a crack in the tank around the tube connecting the hose coming from the filler neck, quite dangerous it could lead to a fire, ask GM and the have a safety policy adjustment, but it expires when the car is 7 years old or 70000 miles, there are many many cases like this so this must be a recall issue at my point of view.

- Gillette, WY, USA

problem #7

Jun 012009

Trailblazer EXT

  • 100,000 miles
Fuel leak and heavy fuel fumes with gas tank/assembly leak on 2002 Chevy trailblazers.

- East Aurora, NY, USA

problem #6

Oct 042002

Trailblazer EXT

  • 2,288 miles

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

The fuel tank on my vehicle has leaked or had an evap leak detected and had needed a replacement 4 times in 7 years of ownership. First replacement at 2288 miles ON10/04/02, then 18474 miles on 10/17/03, then 34782 miles on 08/21/04 and 96121 miles on 01/21/09.the car dealership has completed the replacements each time and were previously covered by my extended warranty. It is now not covered by the warranty and needs replacing again at $1000 expense.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #5

Sep 152009

Trailblazer EXT

  • 91,000 miles
There is rust all over the inside of my engine, two exhaust manifold bolts rusted off and I had an exhaust leak. I had to have it fixed so I took it into a Chevrolet dealer. While it was there they told me that the gas tank had a crack in it and had to be replaced, at a cost of over $700 dollars. I can't afford to have the manifold and tank fixed. Now I am faced with either exhaust leaking or gas leaking. They said the gas tank was cracked at the neck. I called General Motors to state that I thought it was a manufacturers defect. GM called the dealer and they told them that the vehicle was in good shape and that there was no sign of misuse or neglect. GM called me back and stated that the crack was due to the age of the vehicle and wear and tear. I have never heard of a vehicle gas tank cracking for no reason unless there was a defect in the gas tank itself. The tank is plastic and the neck is also plastic, it is all one piece. I feel this is a very dangerous problem and through no fault of my own I have to find a remedy to the problem. The only way to tell if there is a leak is if the tank is full.

- Felton, PA, USA

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problem #4

Jun 012009

Trailblazer EXT

  • 135,000 miles
Bad gas tank, cracked neck, bad gas cap causing state inspection failure and sounds like a safety hazard to me..

- Round Rock, TX, USA

problem #3

Jul 302008

Trailblazer EXT

  • 126,000 miles

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

Smelled gasoline around SUV, became more prominent one day when starting SUV gasoline poured out from under. Had SUV towed to repair station had to replace the fuel sending module cost me $367.90 parts $165 labor.

- Lagrange, ME, USA

problem #2

May 152008

Trailblazer EXT 6-cyl

  • 81,000 miles
After refilling fuel tank full of gasoline and driving until ~80% full, I smelled fuel vapors coming from the vehicle when standing outside. Outside temperature was ~70 F. after the next trip the vehicle mil came on. Codes were related to evap leak P0442. Dealer replaced fuel tank and filler neck tube, cracked. Almost 1 year prior GM issued a notice that this issue might occur and would be covered at GM's expense. I recalled that I had received a letter regarding a mil light that might appear. Dealer repaired vehicle under this letter / warranty. Vehicle had ~80K miles. Driven daily in 4 season area.

- Sterling Heights, MI, USA

problem #1

Sep 052006

Trailblazer EXT 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
Top of gas tank - pours out gas.

- Fall River, MA, USA

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