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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,333 miles

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2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 132005

Trailblazer EXT

  • miles


We are the owner of a 2004 Chevy trailblazer. I would like to file 4 major concerns regarding our vehicle. The first I have brought to the attention of the Chevy company. Our trailblazer was shutting off due to a bad seal somehow connected when the heat/air is running. The vehicle just shuts off and you lose complete control. We had an outside mechanic fix the problem. The second is the loss of our windshield front windshield wipers. They no longer work. The 3rd is the rear molding broke loose from water collecting and then freezing with no way of preventing this from happening. We lost this piece of molding while driving on the highway and it hit a semi truck. The 4th is a major electrical problem that has not be able to be diagnosed. Each morning when starting the vehicle, the SUV will act like the battery is dead and then start. I have had this vehicle in while under warranty and problem was not found. I am quite concerned with this vehicle. I am not sure if others have had these problems, but I would like to have them notated. We are currently on our 3rd battery since 2004.

- East Liverpool, OH, USA

problem #2

Sep 182008

Trailblazer EXT

  • 133,000 miles
I own a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer ext. The glass portion of the tailgate became unglued from the hinge. This did not allow the glass portion to latch properly. The dealership/body shop said they had never seen that happen. In all the opening to investigate the problem, the support bar for the glass failed and the entire liftgate cover was loose. My thoughts are the cover was the start of the hinge coming unglued as the body shop said that they have had cases where the cover comes flying off. This would place stress on the hinge/glue and cause a failure. The body shop said they could not repair. It would cast $1000+ for a new glass and $650+ for a used glass. I took it to a private body shop and they reglued the glass and hinge but were unable to secure the liftgate cover without screwing it in place. The fix lasted for about a week and then when I went to lift the tailgate (entire tailgate, not glass), it bound up on the top and only ones 1/2 way. Finally, the tailgate latch malfunctioned and would not latch when trying to close the tailgate. Upon repair, the latch mechanism had disintegrated and the rubber coating was all torn apart, causing the latch mechanism to jam.

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #1

Aug 072005

Trailblazer EXT

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The upper molding of my 2004 trailblazer blew off the back of the vehicle while I was driving. A previous problem with the same part had been fixed at no charge more than a year ago. This time, the dealership where I bought the vehicle gave me an estimate on what it would cost to repair it ($505.20), but said this problem would not be covered by warranty. The body shop manager in 2004 said he had seen several vehicles with the same problem. The dealership today denied that pattern and said fixing the problem was up to me. To compound the problem from my perspective, it took the dealership 36 hours to come to a decision on whether or not the cost of repair should be borne by me or not.

- Laurinburg, NC, USA

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