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Crashes / Fires:
2 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,119 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.

2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer brakes problems

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2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer Owner Comments

problem #15

Dec 252022


  • miles


While traveling down the road at approximatly 35-40 mph with my two minor children, the steering was not responding properly and the car kept attempting to veer to the right. I let off the gas to slow down since the brakes were also not seeming to respond well. Upon attempting to brake and execute a left hand turn, the car would not turn at all despite the steering wheel being as turned as far to the left as possible, the lights began flashing on the dashboard for "PowerSteering" ESC warning. We ended up going through the intersection without stopping and narrowly missed another car in intersection and went completely off the road into a snowbank. Fortunately we were not injured. We drove the vehicle back home (approximately one mile) by overpowering the steering and manually forcing the car to stay on the road. Throughout the lane assist kept attempting to autocorrect and drive us off the road. The car was damaged by the impact and the mechanic said that the tie rod is bent and has no idea what could have caused this to happen. I am somehow now responsible for the situation. I have asked what caused the power steering to fail, and Chevy claims that they have no record of any power steering issues (which research has shown to be untrue) and in order to determine IF it failed and/or why, they need to make the repair and then run additional tests to re-create the issue. This car only has 21,000 miles on it, and has never been in an accident before this.

- Silver Springs, NY, USA

problem #14

Dec 152022


  • miles
Popping sound from passenger side front speakers when releasing the brake pedal after a stop. Vehicle in drive.

- Manchester, NH, USA

problem #13

Jul 012021


  • miles
I have had the 2021 Chevy Trailblazer since May 2021, it has been 15 months, not even a year and a half off the lot and i have had wayyyy too many problems. I have has service the stabilitrak stability control system, service the antilock breaking system multiple times within the first 8-10 months. I had to get a part replaced due to that. The dealership had my vehicle literally for a month after i bought it, had an open tak report through Gm due to my engine light coming on. Gm did not know why it was happening. Had 2 service engine and transmission system alerts. I have had a fuel injector and line replaced as well within the first 6 months. I have had to get the system updated 2 times also. Now August 2022 im having service battery, or starter. Have had my vehicle shut off on me at an intersection then come back on two different times. My breaks have been squealing ever since i got this vehicle. Dealership confirms everything is in good standing. I have not had a vehicle where breaks squeal when i am coming to a stop or backing out of my driveway constantly. Dealership keeps saying oh its just probably dust or dirt, spray them out and it should stop. But, it has not for about a year now! Unbelievable! I am going it to trade this vehicle in. This is wayyy too much to be dealing with when you pay $30 grand on a vehicle!

- Manhattan, KS, USA

problem #12

Feb 092022


  • miles


The brakes make squealing sound when coming to a stop. the dealer has acknowledged the problem and said there is nothing they can do about it and that the problem is normal. It is not normal for brakes to squeak every time the car stops.

- Thousand Oaks, CA, USA

problem #11

Sep 102021


  • miles
The ABS and stability control systems crash without warning. Randomly on a trip the check engine light randomly comes on without warning and immediately my break system stops being effective. I have to put full force on the brake pedal to start breaking the vehicle and coming to a stop becomes difficult. This puts my life as well as others at risk as I would not be able to break on time. The problem immediately goes away after turning the car off and turning it back on leading me to believe it-€™s simply a computer problem. The service provider Chevrolet has not reproduced or confirmed the issue to my knowledge. No warning lights come on prior to the issue nor does the check engine line persist after being turned off and on again.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #10

Jun 282021


  • miles
Brakes squeal when in drive. Any amount of pressure on the brakes the car shakes and a loud squeal begins. Bought the car new in May and this issue started in June. Have taken the car to the dealership since June to try and figure out the issue. Dealership states that rotors and brake pads are in perfect condition, thus the issue being the actual brake component. Dealership will not fix despite car being under warranty because there is no bulletin out for car model. I am very concerned for my safety and the safety of others when driving, especially since the dealership knows their is an issue and will not fix it.

- Waveland , MS, USA

problem #9

Nov 032021


  • miles


The brakes squeak and squeal at low vehicle speeds including when in reverse.

- Canton, MI, USA

problem #8

Sep 162021


  • miles
The brakes squeal and squeak when in reverse and applying the brake when going forward at low speed. I have been told there is a GM service bulletin that says this is normal for the brakes to make this very loud noise. I have not seen this bulletin and have not been able to find the bulletin online. At any rate this is not normal for a car with 7600 miles to have brakes that squeal all the time. I have taken this to two different dealers and get the same answer but I do not believe it is proper to make a customer deal with this when they spend close to 30k on a car and you will not fix it because it does not cause a safety issue. Bumper-to-bumper warranty coverage should mean just that.

- Cross Lanes, WV, USA

problem #7

Jul 262021


  • miles
Was in the middle of a 3 car collision. After about 5 min engine started smoking and a fire started. Fire slowly escalated and fully engulfed the entire car.

- Millsboro, DE, USA

problem #6

May 052021


  • 160 miles
I was driving my brand new 2021 Trailblazer (only 160 miles) and stepped on the brake to stop at the end of a street. Suddenly, I got alerts that my brake system had failed and right after that, another one, saying that the power steering needed to be serviced. At that point, it required much more pressure on the brake to stop, and the brakes didn't seem very responsive. Later I shut off the engine, and when I started it again, the check engine light was still on, but I think the brakes were working again. I'm not sure because I didn't want to drive it, just in case.

- Batavia, NY, USA

problem #5

Apr 072021


  • 3,746 miles


Stabilitrak stability control service and service antilock braking sysytem 2 times since I have owned it for about 2 months

- Menominee, MI, USA

problem #4

Jul 262020


  • miles
Breaks squeaking

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #3

Feb 062021


  • 7,300 miles
The brakes including brake assist stopped working. Pressing the brake pedal did little to stop the vehicle. There was recall for this same issue that was preformed by the dealership 3 weeks ago.

- Hanover, PA, USA

problem #2

Oct 052020


  • 4,500 miles
When parking or about to move and you put foot on brake and get into a gear a loud audible popping noise comes through the stereo system. It is very loud and not based on how low or high the volume of the stereo is set. There is a thread on about it now. Https://

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #1

Aug 142020


  • 1,075 miles
Brakes required extreme pressure to stop the vehicle. Accident barely avoided during rush hour traffic on busy surface road.

- Novi, MI, USA

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