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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
110,000 miles

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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT lights problems

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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 182013

Trailblazer EXT 6-cyl

  • 177,000 miles


Pulled into driveway, lights would not go off, a few minutes later smoke was coming out from under hood and it smelled like burning plastic. Popped hood and fuse block and relay we smoking and melting! got fire extinguished and pulled the head light relay switch, but it had melted through the block!!!!

- Paradise, CA, USA

problem #3

Jun 272013

Trailblazer EXT

  • 128,000 miles
The headlight wiring inside of the lens assembly over heats and melts the electrical connector going to the bulb and the insulation on the wiring. This has happened to both headlights on more than one occasion. Had to go and have the electrical wiring plus connector replaced.

- Grand Ledge, MI, USA

problem #2

Dec 042009

Trailblazer EXT 6-cyl

  • 43,000 miles
Third brake light wing flew off while driving on the expressway.

- Berwyn, IL, USA

problem #1

May 272009

Trailblazer EXT

  • 92,000 miles
The taillights are delayed when needing to turn on. If you apply the brake, blinker or place vehicle in reverse, the lights will not come on until a few seconds have passed. Also condensation builds up on the inside lens. It happens ever time I drive or use the vehicle. A previous recall on the taillights did not cover the delay or condensation according to the dealer and GM. So far I have not taken any corrective steps, I am going to try replacing the assembly and hope that resolves it. The light is not cracked or damaged in any way, and vehicle has never been in an accident.

- Linwood, MA, USA

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