hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
80,112 miles

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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT transmission problems

transmission problem

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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 122005

Trailblazer EXT 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,112 miles


Transmission coolant pipes: On the afternoon of November 12, I was driving on a local freeway I began experiencing difficulties maintaining speed. While the engine had full power, I had to pull over as my vehicle effectively lost power to the wheels. At this time, I had the vehicle towed to the local Chevrolet dealer where I have the vehicle serviced. The vehicle has always been regularly services at GM dealers. The following Monday, my suspicion of a transmission failure was confirmed. Several days later, the old transmission was replaced. At that time, the transmission coolant pipe was discovered to have been rusted through and this was identified as the likely cause of my transmission failing. I ultimately had to have the transmission and that coolant pipe replaced at the cost of several thousand dollars. I believe a strong case exists for calling attention to a need to inspect and perhaps replace critical underbody fluid pipes on similar vehicles due to the likelihood of rust-through and other failures that could cause substantial damage to vehicles.

- Morgantown, WV, USA

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