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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
76,005 miles

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2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer Owner Comments (Page 4 of 4)

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problem #6

May 192006


  • 50,000 miles


2004 Chevy Trailblazer - intermittent flickering of exterior lights. Headlights sporadically flicker during normal night time driving. Flickering may occur multiple times during trip and then not occur again for several weeks. Problem began at approximately 50,000 miles. It is very frightening and is probably very distracting to other drivers.

- Fredonia, KY, USA

problem #5

Aug 192008


  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer. Sporadically, while driving various speeds, the headlights completely failed. The contact's visibility was reduced. The technician stated that the relay was the cause of the failure; however, the repair would have to wait because the parts were on backorder. The vehicle has not been repaired. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 75,000 and current mileage was 80,000.

- Merritt Island, FL, USA

problem #4

Nov 142008


  • 74,978 miles
The low beam headlight quit working after further investigation found all fuses to be in good working order as well as all relays and the dimmer switch, after checking the bulbs in the low beam assembly the bulbs were not charred or burnt and the filament was still in contact as normal, after reading some excerpts on another website this is an all to familiar incident. Luckily we were not driving at night and no one was injured thankfully. Its time for a recall before someone is injured and or killed from this type of manufacturing malfunction.

- Middletown, OH, USA

problem #3

Oct 102004


  • 81,700 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer. While driving approximately 25 mph, the contact noticed that the low beams were not working, which caused him to activate the high beams. Since that time, the low beams have worked intermittently. The dealer advised the contact to leave the vehicle in their possession so it could be repaired. The manufacturer stated that they were not liable for the repairs. The vehicle has not been repaired or diagnosed. The current mileage was 82,000 and failure mileage was 81,700.

- Pensacola, FL, USA

problem #2

Jul 012008


  • 72,000 miles
Currently own a 2004 Chevy Trailblazer that was repaired due to NHTSA action # EA04021. Very soon after the repair to the rear tail lights was completed, rear brake lights failed on both sides simultaneously. Dealer indicates that the left rear brake circuit board has "melted."

- Germantown, MD, USA

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problem #1

Sep 282005

Trailblazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving headlights dim very low to the point that you can not see. Doesn't happen every time. Dashboard lights also go very low. Vehicle taken in to dealership in April. Tech says can not duplicate problem. Car taken in again this time cd player will stop playing if volume is turned all the way down for more that 2 mins. In order to make it play again you have to eject cd and reinsert. Radio was suppose to be ordered never received it. Car taken in again this time different dealership found problem with radio and it was replaced asked for them to check headlights because problem still happens. They also cannot duplicate problem. After leaving dealership cd players stops play again. Sept 28, 2005 while at bank drive through car stalls out, able to restart car. Took vehicle to dealership told them about the stalling out, headlights, and cd player. After having my car there a week and 3 days there conclusion was that the stalling out was because the was carbon build up in throttle body this was cleaned out. My car has 19,000 miles and is a year old I don;T believe this is the problem. While there a new cd player was put in, I was told that the one that was replaced before was a refurbished one and it didn't surprise them that it didn't work. The headlights we were told that we were crazy at first and then after speaking with the service manager was told that my vehicle has California emissions which means we have a 2nd air intake on it that causes the alternator to drain causing the lights to dim. GM has told us this is normal!!!!!! I am sorry I am not willing to put my family lives on the line because I happen to buy a new car in Virginia that was made in California. I leave in a rural area not the city so if I lose my headlights then that means I can't see. This doesn't mean anything to them. We do have a meeting in Nov with the northern area manager. This is not a normal operation of a car nor should it be designed to do this.

- Manassas, VA, USA

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