2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LT ? gas from North America
Nice vehicle but terrible gas mileage
Brakes are very unreliable. They tend to get "spongy" when the car is cold. I have had brake failure twice when 4WD is engaged, fortunately brakes eventually engaged and no accident occured. Have had to have the rotors replaced once and the pads replaced twice and they are due for replacement again. I have run the car less than 20,000 miles.
Most recently, I have a loud roaring noise when car is in gear. I have been told this is a fan clutch problem. Dealer reprogrammed and it did no good at a cost of $68. Dealer quote for replacement $634. Private garage quote about $300. I have a call into GM for "good will" help with repair (through dealer). Why is there no recall on this problem? It seems to be very prevalant in the Trailblazer model.
Other than the constant repairs needed on this vehicle and the terrible mileage (10 mpg in town), I like my Trailblazer. It is comfortable for me. I have a bad back and the lumbar support is wonderful. It is a fun car to drive when it runs, unfortunately I can't afford to drive it very much!!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 19th March, 2008