2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer Reviews - Page 10 of 13

2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LS from North America

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Don't Know
Distance when acquired22000 miles
Most recent distance78000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Blazer

Summary:

Overall very good

Faults:

We have incurred the same problem with the Fan clutch that others have listed on this site. The loud revving noise, when I took it to a local garage they were unable to recognise the noise instantly, but when they did, they said it too was the fan clutch sticking.

We have 78000 miles on this truck and this has been the first major thing that we have had to fix. So overall we have been fortunate, but this is pretty expensive. It is the same with the headlights on these trucks, they cost a lot to be fixed as they are labor intensive, unlike the rear lights which are very easy to replace.

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

Review Date: 9th July, 2006

2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer V6 from North America

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 1 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.8 / 10
Distance when acquired35 miles
Most recent distance83000 miles
Previous carBuick Regal

Summary:

I hate it

Faults:

This vehicle is very loud and has always been loud. There is substantial wind noise.

I am told the transmission is "going-out" and that is a frequent problem with the TrailBlazer. The transmission problem also adds to the noise level. Since my warranty is long since over--this is my expensive problem.

I feel that it is the most uncomfortable vehicle I have ever owned. The seats are small and hard. The back seat is very narrow and there are no arm rests.

I travel daily for work and my car is a 2nd home. Other than the transmission, I have had no mechanical problems. I just hate the vehicle because it is loud and uncomfortable; I usually trade every 2 years--but not one one to give me a decent trade-in with the transmission.

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

Review Date: 30th January, 2006

2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LTZ 4.2L from North America

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 4.2L Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired6000 miles
Most recent distance46000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Blazer

Summary:

Great SUV for a rich GRANDMA!

Faults:

Had some problems with the rear tail light that fixed under warranty. I have some problems with the moon roof acting funny when I am opening it.

General Comments:

What excellent brakes on this beast! The best braking that I have ever had the pleasure of owning. The ride is great, but the mpg sucks. I get an average of 16 and about 12-14 when pulling my little 10 foot pop-up camper. The power in my LTZ is for the dogs. You have to keep it to the floor to get thru rush hour traffic and then you only barely make it. My 4.3 in my old blazer had twice the gusto! My Trailblazer however, does not cost me the thousands of dollars in repair each year that my Blazer 4.3l did. I just hope my next 40,000 miles goes as smooth.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th January, 2006

2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LS 4.2L from North America

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 4.2L Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance75000 miles
Previous carGMC Jimmy

Summary:

Very comfortable to drive

Faults:

The only problem I've had was the accelerator sensor, which intermittently failed after 6 months. Took 2 visits to the shop to fix.

General Comments:

After 75000 miles of New England driving on highway, city, dirt and pot hole filled roads, the car still has a very smooth and quiet ride. Other than the initial problem with the accelerator sensor, this trailblazer has been very reliable. More than adequate acceleration.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th June, 2005

2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LTZ 6 from North America

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance33500 miles
Previous carPontiac Trans Sport

Faults:

336 MILES – 1 brake rotor replaced and 3 brake rotors turned to fix pulsation during braking.

10461 MILES – Real window washer repaired.

10509 MILES – Transmission Failed and was replaced.

13590 MILES – Rattle in front end replaced both front sway bar links.

18430 MILES – Grinding outside drivers mirror …. Actuator motor assembly is replaced.

In crosswinds the passenger door looses it seal with unbelievable wind noise. All rubbers seals are replaced.

21766 MILES – Loud squeaking noise when bearing left. Brake pad guide is rubbing and is adjusted to fix the problem.

Left rear brake light does not work. Light circuit board and bulbs are replaced.

Brakes pulsating. One rotor is replaced and others are turned again.

29178 MILES – Service 4x4 light comes on. Grounding connections are cleaned tightened and greased to stop false error messages.

Rattle in front end. Hood prop is rattling against upper fan shroud. Fix worked for awhile, but is back again.

Rear wiper seized up. Repaired.

Computer was updated to fix various drivability problems.

General Comments:

My ltz looks great, handles great and is fun to drive.

However I feel it has been to the dealership far too many times for repairs.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 1st April, 2005

Average review marks: 6.1 / 10, based on 48 reviews