2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer Reviews - Page 2 of 19

2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LTZ from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 1 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.2 / 10
Distance when acquired50 miles
Most recent distance81000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Blazer

Summary:

Worst vehicle I have ever owned, and will NEVER own another GM vehicle. And that is my final word!!

Faults:

1. Front wheel bearings replaced twice.

2. On 3rd set of brakes since new.

3. Transmission cooling lines rusted through and leaked. "Not supposed to rust" and no support from GM.

4. Drivers seat will not heat.

5. 3 speakers blew, no reason why.

6. Rear hatch window will not defrost.

7. Heat / AC control module bad.

8. Drivers side mirror will not defrost.

9. Both driver and passenger mirrors will not stay in position when adjusted.

10. Rust under hood and all around door seams.

11. Wheel paint/clear coated chipping off.

General Comments:

It is comfortable, and that is about the only good thing I can say about this vehicle. I have owned GM products since my first one at 16 years old. I am now 66 years old.

It's a good thing that the US government bailed GM out, because I know it was my tax dollars that did the bailing out, and those are the very last dollars that will ever be used from this wallet for a GM product.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 20th November, 2009

2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LTZ 5.0 V8 from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 5.0 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.8 / 10
Distance when acquired10 miles
Most recent distance69000 miles
Previous carFord Explorer

Summary:

Don't buy American any more, and I never thought I would say that

Faults:

Stabilizer bar replaced before I even picked it up new.

Rear tail lights went out within a year (both).

Oil pan gasket replaced ($500.00).

Rear view mirrors won't return to saved position.

4 new electronic modules replaced, one under warranty, ($1,400.00 cost to me).

Shocks gone at 59,000 miles.

Fan clutch replaced at 61,000 miles ($900.00).

4 wheel drive switch and module went out at 44,000 miles ($500.00).

General Comments:

First, the dealers charge 90/$100.00 just to look at your car.

Service charges labor/material are out of sight.

General Motors and Chrysler are off my purchase list.

I think I have bought my last American made car. Too many problems.

The price of new cars is out of control when combined with the repair costs to own one after the warranty runs out.

Junk, junk, junk represents American auto makers.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 31st October, 2009

31st Oct 2009, 13:18

This is an unfortunately common review. I understand it though, I purchased MY last American vehicle a long time ago. The American companies just aren't what they used to be. And it's unfortunate that this person had to deal with their mistakes.

2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LX from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission Automatic
Distance when acquired38000 kilometres
Most recent distance100000 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Blazer

Summary:

Car is great, warranty is useless

Faults:

The third brake light panel, above the rear hatch, flew off while driving down the highway, and barely missed hitting another car. I was told this is an engineering flaw of the vehicle, but it was not covered under my "bumper to bumper" extended warranty. GM would take no responsibility. ($1500 to fix)

The 4x4 lights change randomly and light up like a Christmas tree. It randomly switches to 4 hi and 4 low while driving, or turning. The replacement of the sensor is not covered under warranty. ($500 to fix)

The exterior thermometer is stuck at 10C (50F). The repair is not covered by the warranty.

General Comments:

I love this vehicle, in general.

GM does not stand behind their warranties. We have similar issues with the warranty on our Bravada.

I will not buy a GM product again.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 16th July, 2009

2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LT EXT from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2001
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission Automatic
Distance when acquired60000 miles
Most recent distance130000 miles

Summary:

Good, but have had better

Faults:

Fan clutch went and started to roar. Researched the cost and found 400.00 to 800.00 price tag. But found a stroke of luck; a local auto store had the replacement new for 105.00, and found a local service garage that will put the part in if it is from this store, whether they got it or I got it.

I purchased the part, no garage mark up, and the garage charged 30.00 to install. So my advice is to really check out all options; there might be value if you do the legwork.

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

Review Date: 2nd July, 2009

2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LS from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission Don't Know
Previous carPontiac G6

Summary:

Nice looking truck, but detoriates fast.. had a car that handled better with over a 100k

Faults:

I have a 2002 Trailblazer that I have recently purchased used in March of 2009, truck has a little over 90k miles and had to replace fuel injector a month ago ($420.00) and after visiting the mechanic shop today for the jet fuel sounding engine found out my engine fan has failed... was quoted $360.00, great:) but mechanic can't detach the piece from the fuel pump.. so he insist that I get another fuel pump when mine's perfectly fine.. I asked him to put all the pieces back together and left...

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

Review Date: 15th June, 2009

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