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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
88,000 miles

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2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 042015

Trailblazer EXT

  • 88,000 miles


My wife and five children traveling on I-94 E and exited the freeway at the 12 mile exit in roseville mi. My wife attempted to brake as they approached the red traffic signal on the 12 mile exit ramp and the brake pedal went all the way to the floor without warning. She was unable to stop the vehicle and proceeded through the red light narrowly missing a high speed collision with both East and West bound traffic on 12-mile road. She continued through the intersection on the red light and was able to stop the SUV several hundred yards down the service drive. She slowly drove the vehicle home and I checked the brakes and the pedal went straight to the floor with no brake warning or any other indicators on the dash. I pumped the brakes several times and couldn't even hold the vehicle while idling in the drive position. I also noticed a large puddle of fluid under the driver's side of the vehicle. I'm going to limp the vehicle to moran Chevrolet in clinton township, mi and leave it with those that sold me this deathtrap. Another and perhaps even greater safety concern I have is the SUV's tendency to misbehave while in AWD mode. The vehicle sometimes goes in reverse while drive is selected and vice versa. Additionally, the vehicle will sometimes put itself in neutral while engaged in drive mode or while stopped at traffic signals. Oh and last week I replaced the windshield wiper assembly after it failed and found no evidence that GM had completed the related recall work that signed off as being complete for the windshield motor and linkage assembly. I see I'm not alone in having suffered catastrophic safety related failures with this particular SUV. Please take notice and force GM to recall to fix this corrosion issue with the brake system. I almost lost my family last evening and will assume it would have made national news had they died in an accident.

- Roseville, MI, USA

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