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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,333 miles

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2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 162018

Trailblazer EXT

  • miles


On August 18, 2017, I leased-to-own a 2006 Chevrolet trailblazer from action auto of tupelo, Ms. Around the first week of October of 2018, I had lend said vehicle to my sister. She contacted me saying that the engine was making a knocking noise, and brought the vehicle back to me, where I inspected it while it was stationary. To rule out everything else before I acknowledged the sound of the knock being a severe mechanical failure of the engine, I connected a diagnostic scanner to the can data connector on the 2006 Chevrolet trailblazer. In seconds the screen on the scanner was flooded with faults, but then the scanner started beeping, saying that the SRS (supplemental restraint system) had been activated. Looking around the vehicle I didn't see any sign of any airbag being deployed, or any seatbelt missing. It wasn't until I checked the connectors coming out of the airbag module that I saw for the first time that the airbags were missing. I informed my insurance provider regarding the issue, which they assumed that the vehicle was in a current accident. In which it was not. After further explanation, they cancelled the insurance as airbag deployment are one of the critical key factors that insurance providers use to determine whether a vechicle is totaled or not. I contacted action auto of oxford, ms, their main branch I presume, and informed them of the problem and to come and retrieve the vehicle as driving it without insurance is a violation of Mississippi's state's law, and the engine had experienced severe mechanical failure which made it unsafe to drive. Action auto retrieved the vehicle, but stated that I had broke promises in our agreement, and that the vehicle would be auctioned off this year, in which they did. Federal law requires all vehicles made after 1997 are equipped with airbags and title 49 30112 forbids the sell of a non-conforming vehicle.

- Fulton, MS, USA

problem #2

Feb 012015

Trailblazer EXT 6-cyl

  • 132,000 miles
As soon as you start vehicle....dash shows that the air bags needs to be services and it stays on the whole time of your journey..when I lift my seat to get correct positioning to drive it starts to have the bell sensor ring, like when you don't your seat belt on....but I have my seat belt on/fastened, ,took to mtn view Chevrolet/chattanooga, tn...they could not find a reason why and told me no recall on this VIN I have decided to issue a complaint before something happens and the air bags do not deploy.. thank you..

- Chattanooga, TN, USA

problem #1

May 302013

Trailblazer EXT 6-cyl

  • 88,000 miles
While approaching intersection a vehicle traveling perpendicular to us failed to stop at stop sign. This vehicle entered the intersection and we "T-boned" the vehicle. Our vehicle sustained a direct hit on the front of the vehicle and the air bags never deployed. After the initial collision our vehicle remained in contact with the vehicle that failed to stop and both of our vehicles were driven directly into a tree, thus incurring another significant impact ( more significant than the initial collision w/ the other car ) and the air bags still did not deploy. There were 2 people in the front seats and 2 people in rear seats. All sustained injuries and needed or still require medical attention. The two passengers on the other vehicle were fatally injured. There had never been any indication of air bag failure and never any warning "idiot" lights on the dashboard ever at any time indication any issues w/ air bag functionality. With recent events showing failure of GM air bags, I believe this is another indication of this failure which needs to be investigated. Safety features are sometimes taken for granted in vehicles, but when needed to perform, they are expected to perform as engineered. These safety features are factored into the decision making of vehicle purchases and are expected to perform.

- Repubic, OH, USA

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