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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,615 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.

2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer windows / windshield problems

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2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer Owner Comments

problem #9

Sep 012009


  • 33,500 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer. His vehicle was repaired according to recall# 04V046000 (visibility:windshield wiper/washer). After the vehicle was repaired the windshield wiper motor failed. The manufacturer was notified and no assistance was provided. The vehicle identification number was unavailable. The failure and current mileages were 33,500.

- Flower Mounds , TX, USA

problem #8

Feb 232008

Trailblazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles
Water has been seen several times dripping from underneath the truck in the center area. It appears to be from the emissions system. No wet weather at the time. It appears to be some sort of condensation. Also fan clutch failure, sway bar linkages failure, tie-rod failure, rack and pinion failure/leak, control arm failures 2 times, windshield wiper would not turn off failure, windshield wiper reservoir tank leak replaced, ac cold air failure. All needed to be replaced on a vehicle less than 5 years old with only 38,000 miles on it.

- Yonkers, NY, USA

problem #7

Nov 152007

Trailblazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,000 miles
The windshield wipers do not function properly. The wipers fail to turn off when the wiper switch has been turned to the off position. I later found that there had been a recall issued for this failure mode in this vehicle make and model, but my VIN is not included in the recall notice. I believe that the failure mode I am experiencing is the same as that described in the recall notice (NHTSA #04V046000) and believe the recall should be expanded to cover my vehicle.

- Delaware, OH, USA

problem #6

Dec 102006


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


The windshield wipers on my 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer ls would continuously operate once activated and would not stop unless the car was turned off. Inspection by a Chevrolet dealership found that water had gotten into the wiper motor and shorted it out. Chevrolet had issued a recall (04V046000) for this exact malfunction in 2004. However, they refused to repair the malfunction as should be required as the malfunction was the fault of the manufacturer. Chevrolet claimed that my car's VIN was not identified to have this problem associated with it and couldn't be repaired at their expense. This explanation is clearly ridiculous as the malfunction I was experiencing was the exact type they had identified for that make/model/year. While no accident occurred, the malfunction of the wiper in a critical moment such as during a storm could have caused problems. The dealership replaced the motor and I had to pay out of my own pocket for their refusal to stand by their product.

- Mclean, VA, USA

problem #5

Feb 152006

Trailblazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles
It was a snowy day and I had my front windshield wipers on. When the snow stopped I tried to turn them off but they would not stop. I was on a business trip and ended up having to pull the fuse to stop them. I was forced to only drive the car when wipers were not necessary or have them on all the time. I took the car into the local dealer and they said I needed a new wiper motor and module. I looked up for recalls and found one that seemed to cover my situation but was told by the dealer and GM customer service that my particular VIN number was not included even though it was the same year, make and model. Obviously I have to go ahead with the repair regardless. Dealer has ordered the part and it should be ready in 2 days.

- Orem, UT, USA

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problem #4

Nov 012005

Trailblazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,000 miles
The contact pulled the fuse on the windshield wipers. The windshield wipers intermittently did not stop, they were continually running. The windshield wiper switch could be turned off and the wipers would still be working. They were beginning to scratch the windshield. The contact spoke to dealership and GM. They claimed this vehicle was not included in NHTSA recall 04V046000. Due to VIN.

- Paris Island, SC, USA

problem #3

May 302005

Trailblazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,038 miles


Consumer states: The windshield wipers will not shut off, turned on during a rain storm, and cannot get them to turn off without pulling the fuse.

- West Valley City, UT, USA

problem #2

Nov 212003

Trailblazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles
Our windshield wipers were inoperable. The wiper switch was turned on with absolutely no response from the wipers. The dealership has replaced it. However, other electrical problems keep occurring. For example, our air conditioning switch malfunctioned, the onstar did not send tracking information properly, the alternator needed to be replaced, and the fan for the heater would not work at any speed except low. We have only had this vehicle since August. I am thinking that this in an electrical problem instead of each individual piece being faulty. Please let us know if you are hearing more of the same types of information.

- Havre, MT, USA

problem #1

Sep 122003

(reported on)


  • miles
While driving in inclement weather, the windshield wipers stopped operating due to a malfunction in the wiper module.

- Riverview, FL, USA

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