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4.4

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,000 miles

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2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 042005

Trailblazer EXT 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,000 miles

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

Without any squealing in the days and weeks before the brake failure, as I would expect from deteriorating brakes, the brakes on my 2003 Trailblazer ext failed. Fortunately, the metal to metal sound heard on Feb. 4, 2005, alerted my wife to call our local Chevy service center. At the time of the failure, this car had 29,000 miles on it. Not only did the dealer find the left front brake digging into the rotor surface, but they found the rear brakes worn low and the emergency brake portion of the rotor rotted. At 29,000 miles, total brake overhaul should not occur. Why had the emrgency brake portion of the rotor rotted" when my wife called the 800 number to report this to Chevrolet, lisa koine, Chevy's representative, called the dealer to find out what the problem was. After speaking with the service people at brady-stannard in brewsete, NY, she returned our call and told us the brake failure was due to normal wear and tear. Give me a break.since when do consumers have to pay #1276.79 for a complete brake overhaul at 29,000 miles? several weeks later, I noticed the left side rotors had rusted. I called the dealer and took the car in for inspection. The dealer stated that this is normal. I question this. I owned an Isuzu trooper prior to this car, and the brakes were not replaced until 92,000 miles. What kind of inferior parts is Chevrolet using"

- Brewster, NY, USA

problem #1

Mar 122004

Trailblazer EXT 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,000 miles
2003 Chevrolet trailblazer - purchased in may of 2003 off of the sales floor - around 5 miles on it - truck began squeaking - took it in, they said bad break pads, changed them out and gave it back (2 days without truck) - squeaking still there - took it back in - service tech said the front spindle was bent - told me I couldn't drive it it was unsafe (5 more days without truck) - at the same time they take truck to body shop because rear hatch won't shut it too is bent - same with the hood (hmmmmmmmm!!!!) - rear wiper motor then busts (now I'm erked) - driving down the highway at 55 and truck shuts off - no power steering almost wreck it seems the gas gauge is not accurate!!!!!!! - then blower motor won't shut off without taking fuse out... no heat in rear heaters, climate control doesn't work (yet a few more days without truck)- the last straw - my 9 month old truck has a broken transfer case and the 4-wheel drive went out - of course the 4-wheel drive went out on a steep hill in the middle of winter - not acceptable in Alaska not acceptable in a new truck!!!!!! - had to get out of a defective truck so now we are stuck with a brand new Tahoe that is $10,000+ upside down! you decide who is wrong in this case!

- Wasilla, AK, USA

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