2001 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LS Inline 6


Overall seems OK, but the acceleration sucks with the fan clutch problem


I'm an American currently working abroad in Saudi Arabia. In December 2007, I bought a 2002 Chevy Trailblazer from a USA used car importer. The SUV was shipped from the USA, USA made and USA owned. The SUV had 94000 miles on it at the time of purchase and now it has 99000.

After I took the car off the lot, I had it inspected by a independent mechanic and things were fine. I had the transmission and engine oil changed and I didn't hear any sounds. By January '08 I too started hearing ticking sounds, then a loud engine noise, and then my check engine light came on.

I immediately thought I was sold a lemon and wanted to get my $12,000 USD back from the sales place. Before I could arrange a meeting, the JET ENGINE NOISE under the hood became louder.

I sought advice from mechanics in Saudi whom all told me it was the fan clutch problem. It stayed on intermittently for weeks, and I finally had it replaced (with labor, for about $250 USD).

At 96000 miles I had to replace the fan clutch. The replacement part was from AC/Delco.

Now at 99000 miles I'm hearing the same jet engine noise again. When it happens, the car doesn't accelerate normal.

The sound comes and goes intermittently, but since I just had it replaced, I'm sure there's a manufacturing problem. This sucks.

General Comments:

Comfortable ride at times, but this fan clutch problem (as you all expressed) is a pain in the rear end.

GMC is respected in SAUDI ARABIA; however, they have just lost one customer.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 24th March, 2008

2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LS petrol


Not as advertised


Car got heated up and the head got damaged.

The heating indicator didn't show heating continuously; it showed very randomly.

Main drive belt has worn out.

The ngine has high wind noise, which I am not satisfied with at all.

Cassette and CD player are getting hot.

General Comments:

No comments as I am still visiting the garage from the date of purchase.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 30th January, 2008

2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LT 4.2 6 Automatic


Incredible vehicle


- Noise coming when driving, you can hear high sound of winds.

- Driver and passenger windows don't close completely when you drive over 130 KM/H.

- The front of car is low it should be higher. When I drive in desert some times the front end of the car crashed in the sand.

- Cassette and CD are always hot.

General Comments:

- Very very powerful car.

I have been using my TrailBlazer 4WD for nearly one year (more than 37000 km) and I drove it almost in all conditions: inside the city, on highways, passing the desert, over the mud, over coasts, rising sand and stone hills. In fact I just arrived from a desert trip for 10 days. We passed over 1500 KM in this trip just in sands, my brother's car stuck in sands many times and I pulled his car every time, my car was full filled with bags and other stuff. Up to date, I did not face any serious problems with my TrailBlazer.

- Comfortable when driving and easy handling.

If you did not drive TrailBlazer before, you may not understand what I mean by comfortable. It is stable, easy handle vehicle no mater where or when you are driving. Simply it is ready to take you wherever you want to go.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th December, 2002