2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LS 4.2 litre from North America


Comfortable, powerful and spacious


3 recalls fixed: wiper motor, tail light assembly and gear shift block. At 48000 I had to have the fan clutch replaced- $310 total cost. This is a common problem. It is an unmistakable problem to notice- the once very quiet motor now sounds like a school bus, loud blowing noise, driving feels the same though. The drivers door switches stopped working- discovered the electrical wires came unhooked in the door jamb, fixed myself.

General Comments:

Very quick with 275 hp. I traded a Jeep Grand Cherokee in for this car and have no regrets. Lots of room for passengers and storage. I have towed a lot and have had plenty of power to do so. Great steering and very smooth, quiet ride. Four wheel drive worked well in snow and on muddy hills. Plenty of leg room and comfortable seats. I would purchase the LT in the future just because it has more gadgets and creature comforts (same motor).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th May, 2005

2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LT straight 6 from North America




Only problems have been the factory recalls its still a new vehicle and needs to get all of its flaws fixed.

General Comments:

I love this SUV it looks fast and is much quicker and reliable than most other vehicles even most v8's.

Only issue is that the interior looks cheap, but I have had no problems with it way better than my previous 1993 explorer 1999 grand cherokee and 97 explorer.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th May, 2005

21st Mar 2008, 16:17

Our 2002 LT Trailblazer is now sitting at the car dealer with a locked up motor. We were not informed at all about a defect in the motor. I would like to let others know that if your trailblazer is making a knocking sound, you need to take it in quickly. The problem is the sleeve inside the piston that breaks way. The GM company will replace the motor if your vehicle is under 100,000 miles or less than 7 years old. I am lost without my Trailblazer but I know that she will be a much better vehicle when I get her back in 5 days.

2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer L.S. 4.2 I6 from North America


Will we be able to afford to drive it when our extended warranty is up?


1) All brake lights stopped working approx.5,000 miles. Dealer replaced the circuit boards for the tail lights.

2) Rear wiper blade did not touch the window. Dealer replaced wiper arm.

3) Experienced a very loud noise from the front end of vehicle when making left hand turns. Dealer claimed it was the hood they re-aligned it and added lubrication.

4) Clutch fan sticks causing a extremely loud noise upon start-up. Dealer did a pcm upgrade, did not solve problem.

5) Tach making grinding sound at initial start up of car. Dealer shipped out instrument cluster to be repaired.

6) Engine tries to run at extreme RPM while towing uphill. Dealer did pcm upgrade, problem got a little better, but not solved.

7) Battery leaking acid out of positive terminal at 2.5 yrs and 37,000 miles. Was rated a 6yr battery. Dealer would not warranty had to pay out of pocket.

8) Volt gauge reading at 9-volts and oil pressure gauge reading either 0 psi or pegged. Will sometimes read right when car turned on/off. Dealer replaced ignition switch (no help), PCM upgrade (no help), waiting now for a re-built instrument cluster for 3weeks. (Dealer claims new cluster not available from Chevy) Hope this will fix the problem.

9) Tail light problem is back! (Now a recall hope to get fixed for good)

General Comments:

Nice driving car. Can't wait to get rid of it. The 15 MPG and constant problems are more than we are willing to deal with. If we can get the problems fixed it is gone.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 19th March, 2005

20th May 2005, 01:11

This is why I traded my Trailblazer for a sporty import. Gas mileage is brutal and I found lots of small problems developing prior to me trading it in just in time. But... it is an attractive vehicle... but can you afford to keep driving it??