really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,153 miles

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2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 082006

Trailblazer EXT

  • miles


The rear tail gate has separated from the top there is a huge gap now between the roof and the upper plastic piece - big enough that when the door is closed I can fit my entire hand between what is supposed to be the seal. I was looking into it and found out that this has happened to a lot of trail Blazer and Envoy. I have no idea of how it even happened. When I contacted GM about the problem they advise that the problem is not covered.

- Buffalo, NY, USA

problem #1

Mar 032006

Trailblazer EXT 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,306 miles
Awful, awful safety hazard on my 2003 trailblazer!!!!!the hatch back/lift gate won't open - tailgate window explodes in the mechanics face knocking him to the ground. Representatives from GM and from the dealership deny that this has happened in any other 2003 trailblazers. That is a lie!!!! see other complaints on this very website. Complaint #10121982, also complaint #10150063, and complaint #10075392. Then check out complaint #10038988, #10075392 and #10061979 regarding the hatchback tailgate breakdowns. Complaint #10121982 tells of a child that is injured by the exploding glass in the tailgate. Remember the double sided tape that the dealership tells me that GM uses to hold on the high mount stop light and trim"?? in complaint #10038988 the complainant was also told about the double sided tape. Are you investigating this problem????" I am driving a very unsafe car and I will fight until I get some action. I have been without a car now for 10 days. The dealership insisted that we turn this claim into my insurance. $2,650 claim for what the dealership said would cost $25. The dealers body shop also explained that the high mount stop light and trim are attached with double face tape and if they come loose they bind inside the hatchback. I don't feel it is my insurance company's responsibility to pay for something the dealer caused. This is a very dangerous problem created by cheverolet's poor design. Why haven't they done a recall on this. There are numerous other complaints about the same hatchback failure. The glass could explode on me on my grandkids or another mechanic. I will be nervous everytime I open that hatchback and I will never, never buy a General Motors car again. The dealership treated my husband and I terribly. They knew they had the upper hand in the situation and they knew there was nothing we could do.

- Commerce Township, MI, USA

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