2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer Reviews - Page 10 of 19

2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LTZ from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.3 / 10
Distance when acquired200 miles
Most recent distance52003 miles
Previous carChevrolet Blazer

Summary:

GM had the last laugh, I bought a lemon and let them get away with it!

Faults:

There have been tons of electrical problems with this car. Driver's convenience package won't reset the mirrors or settings, driver's side mirror didn't defrost, wiper motor module was replaced, radio was replaced for automatically switching stations, the A/C ignition switch was replaced due to stalling out three times, the tail lights have blown several times. I've also had both sets of rotors replaced twice, however, brake pads were fine??? When I got the car, we noticed the luggage rack on top was put on backwards. There have been 5 recalls on this car the first two years of it's life. BEST PART, I actually got GM to provide me a 2-year supposedly bumper to bumper warranty, because in every instance, but the windshield wiper problem, the car was under it's 3-year/36,000 mile warranty. However, they had the last laugh, because, while I was guaranteed this warranty would be an extension of my 3-year/36,000 mile warranty, I just took the car in and the repairs were not covered. EVEN BETTER, now, I read these comments, I have been complaining about my engine sounding loud for the past 2 years and the dealership could not duplicate the problem. They told me when I just took it in, it's probably the fan clutch, but MY Warranty DOESN'T COVER THIS! I am telling everyone I know to stay away from GM cars - especially the Trailblazers!

General Comments:

I love the comfort and style of this car - very roomy and always looks good. Too bad GM couldn't spend a little more on the parts.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 20th September, 2006

20th Sep 2006, 21:42

How sad... GM and Ford are closing plants at a FURIOUS pace. Ever wonder why? I bought a GM truck (made in Mexico) and it has 50K miles without a SINGLE problem, not even a light bulb has burned out. Everything still works perfectly. The tires and battery are original. I also bought a Japanese Car (Subaru) made in USA. The quality is wonderful! I don't know what the "big 3" can do... How many Honda, Toyota, or Nissan owners are flocking to their showrooms? It's really sad...

2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LS from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Don't Know
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired42000 miles
Most recent distance77000 miles
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

Great car, company is not helpful

Faults:

I've had to replace tail lights, it has been fixed by dealer b/c of recall. I've also had to replace right headlight, but I had to pay $175 b/c dealer said it's not under a recall (my deductible on my warranty is $200). I also have had the fan clutch replaced (I paid $200, warranty covered the rest).

General Comments:

I love my car, but I've talked to dealer about trying to get a recall on these problems because they seem to be universal, very prevalent problems with this model year, but to no avail. They need to accept responsibility.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 1st August, 2006

2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LTZ 4.2 IL6 from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 4.2 IL6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired12000 kilometres
Most recent distance137000 kilometres
Previous carMercedes-Benz SL

Summary:

This car does everything I need it to, and then some

Faults:

Blown tail light fixed under warranty.

General Comments:

This has been a truly good vehicle. Smooth and responsive inline 6 has V8 performance, and then some. Towing performance is awesome, even on long steep gradients. Handling takes a bit of getting used to, if you are going through some twisty sections of road at speed. The car dives a little too much for my comfort, and although it never felt unsafe, it was a quirk. This is a big vehicle, and one should not try to have it perform like a sports car. Bose stereo is nice, good sound. OnStar is a good feature, and on this vehicle it has all the bells and whistles.

Great dashboard, seating and AC/climatre control make living with the car an easy task. Long road trips are accomplished with little if any discomfort. The leather seats are still good as new.

Buy one, but do check out the history if buying used, and ensure all those recalls are taken care of.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th July, 2006

Average review marks: 6.0 / 10, based on 64 reviews