Print this page Notes: Carrying the not-so-proud traditions of its 2002 predecessor, the 2003 has a handful of instrument panel malfunctions that can leave you guessing your speed, engine temperature or how much gas is left in the tank.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
127,478 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.

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2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer Owner Comments

problem #6

Oct 142014

Trailblazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • 117,000 miles


Got into vehicle as it was parked. It had rained that day so after I turned the vehicle on, I turned the windshield wipers on by rotating the switch backwards towards me and releasing. Typically this will cause the wipers to turn on, complete one swipe up and down and then turn off. On this day, the wipers stayed on low speed. I tried turning the switch on and off and turning the vehicle off and on. After numerous attempts, I pulled the fuse. Two days later, I put the fuse back in. The wipers remain off unless I turn them on, then they will stay on and the cycle repeats. I noticed GM issued a recall (# 41051) that describes the problem I am experiencing. I called GM and was informed that my VIN was not involved with the recall 41051. I then did a google search and found multiple instances where vehicle owners experienced the same issues I experienced with the same make model and year of my vehicle and they were also told that their VIN did not qualify for recall 41051. I asked why my VIN did not qualify for recall 41051 and the representative was unable to provide that information. I also would like to note that recall 41051 states there are 581394 potential affected vehicles and the vehicle affected is the 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer, no other years are listed. According to my research, GM sold only 261334 Trailblazers in 2003. I want to know why my vehicle is experiencing the same problem as recalled vehicles but does not qualify for recall 41051. Something isn't adding up here.

- Holland, MI, USA

problem #5

Apr 112014

Trailblazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • 156,867 miles
Upon starting the vehicle the windshield wipers started operating while the switch was in the off position. The wipers could not be shut off after numerous attempts of turning the switch to off and on positions. Upon contacting Chevrolet recall number and referencing NHTSA recall number 04V046000, I was told that my vehicle was not covered under this recall. Confusion comes in that the vehicle recall specifies 2003 Chevy Trailblazer and makes no reference to specifics about VIN number that Chevrolet makes the statement that vehicle is not covered for recall. Just does not pass the eye or smell test for common sense!!!!!

- Troy, NY, USA

problem #4

Sep 252013

Trailblazer 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
Vehicles wiper motor does not turn off.this causes a distraction while driving. The only way to stop it is to pull over to the side of the road and pull the fuse. Dealer stated there was a recall for 2003 Chevy Trailblazers for the same problem but not for my vehicle because it didn't have the proper VIN number. Recall # 41051. GM customer service member told me to notify NHTSA.

- Cold Spring, NY, USA

problem #3

Jan 152014


  • 141,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The contact stated that while the vehicle was parked, the tailgate window became shattered. The contact stated the same failure occurred two days prior and he had to replace the window. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that there was a defect with the window. The vehicle was not further repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 141,000.

- Nanistique, MI, USA

problem #2

Dec 012011

Trailblazer 6-cyl

  • 150,000 miles
The problem that I have with my truck is an electric problem involving the light relays, which I ad to replace several times due to them being damaged, leaving me without lights. My main concern is that I drive at night often and I am in danger when I have the lights on and off. I did research on several forums where same-vehicle-owners have experienced the same issues.

- Houston, TX, USA

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problem #1

Jan 182012


  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer. While attempting to open the rear hatch the, contact noticed that the rear window had suddenly exploded. The vehicle had not been diagnosed or repaired. The current and failure mileages were 100,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Downers Grove, IL, USA

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