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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
80,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. must replace molding as well as light (1 reports)
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer lights problems

lights problem

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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 092005

(reported on)

Trailblazer LS

  • 80,000 miles


I own a 2002 Chevy Trailblazer LS. Recently I noted that the 3rd brake light (LED mounted above the hatch) was burned out. Took it to the Chevy dealer to replace part since lights are in a sealed unit. The dealer confirmed the bulb needed to be replaced. The replacement parts carried in the system are not the same as OEM due to a redesign. Reason for redesign was not given. To replace lights (required to pass state inspection) I must replace the entire molding above the hatch to fit the new light and have that molding painted to match my vehicle color. Estimate is $550 dollars not counting the cost of a rental car while the vehicle is being painted (2-3 days is the estimated time to repair). Call to the customer service number above resulted in GM offering to pay 1/2 of the repair bill (nothing towards the rental car)

Car is only a 2002 model. Parts should be available. It is not fair for GM make the consumer foot the bill of redesign after the product has been sold. If there was a problem requiring a redesign for safety reasons, the company should foot the cost completely, including reimbursement for loss of use.

- , Virginia Beach, VA, USA

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