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0.8

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
219,857 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT steering problems

steering problem

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2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT Owner Comments

problem #5

Dec 012011

Trailblazer EXT

  • 90,000 miles

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

In cold weather, the steering fluid becomes filled with air. Then it foams and boils out of the pump.the car is impossible to steer. It has done it twice.

- Yachats, OR, USA

problem #4

Feb 072010

Trailblazer EXT 6-cyl

  • 430,425 miles
My 2004 Chevrolet trailblazer had a sudden failure of the power steering pump. The vehicle only had 43,000 miles on it and failed without warning. It became extremely difficult to steer and fortunately I was not traveling fast at the time. Note that there were no leaks in the system and there was the proper amount of fluid in the reservoir at the time of failure.

- Export, PA, USA

problem #3

Feb 072010

Trailblazer EXT 6-cyl

  • 430,425 miles
My 2004 Chevrolet trailblazer had a sudden failure of the power steering pump. The vehicle only had 43,000 miles on it and failed without warning. It became extremely difficult to steer and fortunately I was not traveling fast at the time.

- Export, PA, USA

problem #2

Dec 082008

Trailblazer EXT

  • 53,434 miles
On November 26 2007 took my Chevy trailblazer 04 4 wheel dr. In for steering wheel shimmy. Could not duplicate. Also C.D. changer will not eject cd's and low beams on headlights not working. Repaired headlights and C.D. changer. Did not fix steering problem. On June 07 took in for major service with 33,000 miles. On Dec.8 2008 took in for stalling when coming to a stop. Could not duplicate the problem.this is my main complaint, the stalling on Jan.. 10 2009 took in for erratic speedometer which was happening for about 3 months off and on.rebuilt the speedometer. On June 11 2009 took car in for stalling, ses lamp comes on when driving and HVAC fan does not blow on the #5 position. There is alot of grinding and whining when vehicle shifts to second gear. And turning at low speeds there is a whining coming from the front end. Removed and replaced 02 sensor. For the stalling they could not verify concern. Recommended throttle body de-carb and injection system cleaning. For the #5 fan not working removed and replaced speed control resistor. Transmission they could not feel any unusual shifting.for the steering prob.replaced power steering pump and power steering gear. Car still stalling on 6-19 -09. Took in. Did another decarb service and replace fuel filter.still stalls. 7-01-09 when car starts there is a loud clutch fan noise like a jet taking off. Feels like the trans is overworking, veryloud not right. Fix, was fancontrol set im properly trouble code P0483. Bulletin 05-06-02-004 reprogram PCM. Claim code1013B. July 8 took car for stalling issue July 9 took car for stalling issue July 10 took car for stalling issues no paper work for these 3 days they were trying to recreate the stalling issue. July 20 2009 in shop for 16 days for stalling issue they finally confirmed.replaced PCM. They called in tech assistance case #10971267 he said to perform top engine cleaning. Outcome is cannot guarantee repairs at this time due to how random this prob occurs.

- Pleasant Hill, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 292009

Trailblazer EXT

  • 95,000 miles
Power steering pump needs replaced. Other SUV owners have told me the same thing happened to their vehicle that had the same pump.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

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