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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,490 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer steering problems

steering problem

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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer Owner Comments

problem #4

May 132003

Trailblazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,395 miles


The power steering failed multiple times, even after multiple repairs. The vehicle had been for repairs five times for the same problem.

- Kalona, IA, USA

problem #3

Jan 282003

Trailblazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,523 miles
The power steering was disabled and was very difficult to steer vehicle. We took it to our service person who contacted a GM dealer, ewald of oconomowoc, wi. They told us to bring the vehicle in to the dealership. While driving to the dealership thepower steering returned to use.

- Hartland, WI, USA

problem #2

Dec 242002

Trailblazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,040 miles
The engine made a rumbling/clicking sound, shut off suddenly, the power steering had gone out, and the power brakes failed. The dealer determined that the engine needed to be replaced.

- Orono, MN, USA

problem #1

Mar 212002

Trailblazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving about 60-65 mph and without warning power steering went out/, resulting in a collision. Consumer stated the tire deflated and the passenger side door glasss shattered.

- Ware, MA, USA

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