2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer Reviews - Page 14 of 19

2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer 6 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 6 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired42000 miles
Most recent distance49000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Malibu

Summary:

I love this vehicle

Faults:

The tail lights keep blowing bulbs on both sides. We have replaced both tail light bulbs at least 6 times since we have had the vehicle from February through August.

General Comments:

This is a very smooth riding SUV.

Performance has been beyond expectations.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd August, 2004

2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LXT from North America

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired150 miles
Most recent distance38000 miles
Previous carEagle Vision

Summary:

A nice ride, major problems

Faults:

I have had the rear-view mirrors replaced, they would move in all directions when I started the vehicle.

The 4 wheel selector switch had to be replaced, was not working.

Numerous recall notices.

The latest problem has been the clutch fan sticking, making a very loud roaring noise that the dealership calls "normal". It is in the shop now getting the clutch fan replaced, only after I went and talked to the owner of the dealership. The service manager would not budge on the issue.

We will see if this fixes the problem, I am so glad I purchased the extended warranty.

General Comments:

I am very disappointed that the dealership handled this issue the way they did (or should I say the service manager). I was amazed to see how many other people have had similar problems with the clutch fan, and Chevrolet continues to deny that there is a problem. My question is has this problem been fixed on newer models??? I am considering buying a GMC Envoy, and I know that these vehicles are very similar and share parts. Is this going to happen again???

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 14th August, 2004

27th Aug 2004, 15:02

The GMC Envoy is a sister to the Chevrolet Trailblazer. The only thing that is different about them are the looks.

6th Sep 2004, 18:30

The loud clutch fan is not normal. I work at a dealership and we have replaced a few of these. I don't see why that service manager had a problem replacing it, especially if it was under warranty - they're not out anything by fixing it. That is very poor service.

2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LT from North America

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired900 kilometres
Most recent distance78886 kilometres
Previous carPontiac transport

Summary:

Poor

Faults:

Chevy Trailblazer 2002,

1) brushing arms went early mileage

2) taillights

3) permanent grind at rear

4) total replacement of 4 wheel drive

5) rear wiper works half the time

6) transmission gone!

General Comments:

Shame on you GM for charging customer a fortune for a vehicle which you would hope would get you somewhere, this is the second GM vehicle I've had, to which the transmission went, tsk tsk tsk.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 12th August, 2004

21st Dec 2004, 18:01

The grinding at your "rear end", LOL, is your anti slip axle's fluid degrading. You need to drain and refill the axle fluid and do it FAST. Make sure you refill with a High-Quality Synthetic (as the factory calls for), and an anti-slip additive. I had the same problem with my 2002 Envoy and changed my fluid myself- very easy to do.

2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LTZ from North America

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Manual
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.0 / 10
Distance when acquired5100 miles
Most recent distance55668 miles
Previous carOldsmobile 98

Summary:

We like the vehicle, but will get rid of it if we continue to have so many repairs.

Faults:

Repaired under recall or warranty: Driver seat belt, front wiper blade motor, side trim panel, shift lock, instrument panel reprogram, both front door mirrors actuators replaced, both right doors aligned to try to eliminate excessive road noise. Too many other minor recalls to note.

Latest problem is engine would roar on start up and would not shift at low speeds. This had been an ongoing problem since 1/03 when the first fan clutch complaint was noted. Fan clutch was staying engaged so was replaced. The fan clutch replacement necessitated a required update or reprogramming on the PCM (power control module).

Not only did I have to pay for the parts and labor, I had to pay to reprogram the PCM and a diagnostic fee. Total repair cost was $663.05.

Now I am told the lower front ball joints are very bad; loose and worn. I take it in tomorrow to get an estimate of that repair.

General Comments:

I have had GM cars for over forty years and have found them to be reliable and dependable. We take good care of our vehicles and keep them up to 100,000 miles or more. This is the first GM vehicle we have had that has given us so many problems. Fortunately most problems were minor.

We are retired and put lots of miles on the car. We appreciate the smooth ride and the easy handling.

The road noise is a big problem for us. The excessive road noise has been there since day one and is extremely annoying to all passengers, especially the people in the back seat. It is difficult to carry on a conversation.

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

Review Date: 27th July, 2004

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