hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
89,500 miles

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2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT suspension problems

suspension problem

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2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 112009

Trailblazer EXT 6-cyl

  • 89,500 miles


Purchased a 2003 Chevy trailblazer-ext lt in Dec 2002 from the dealer, team Chevrolet in pasadena. Since purchasing the vehicle, there's been several recalls, one in particular that keeps recurring are the brake lights keep burning, the dealer changed both units but it keeps burning out. I got tired of taking it to the dealer, so I purchased new bulbs and looked into replacing them myself. However when I unscrewed the bulb, I noticed the bulb just didn't burn normally (like a home lamp) it looked more of an electrical issue, the lining of where the bulb is screwed in looked like it had white residue and it smelled smoky. Also, don't know if its the shocks or suspension, makes odd noises. Dealer said its fine, but the noise is still there.shorly after my engine light turned on...the dealer could not figure what was wrong after a 2 to 3 week and costly expense and time...they switched out the gas tank...come to find out, that wasn't the problem, the engine light turned on again, they said one of the pistons needed replacing...$$$ that was a big expense and time consuming... everytime I took it to them it, something was fixed, they charge, I pay, and the engine light would turn on, it got frustrating. Till, they finally got it right. Now my car sounds horrible (shocks/suspension noise got worse) when I go over city bumps or driving even small like hills, and mind you, which is driven by myself (female 124lbs) it shouldn't squeak or make noises, the brakes pedal makes a noise when I place my foot on it....yes it has 90K miles and it's an 8 year old car, but I kept up with the maintenances, I've taken it to the same dealer since it was purchased, only drive it to and from work....the car is in good condition, no hit/scratches/no tears.... I can't explain why.... are there any other recalls, the dealer isn't aware of"?? for instance they were not aware of the gas tank recall..which they were charging me over $1200 to repair, how can I trust they are doing their job"

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

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