2004 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LS inline 6 from North America


Great until this problem


The battery keeps dying, same thing that everyone one else is saying.

One thing that my dad and I just found is that the battery keeps giving a really big spark enough to melt the terminal to the wire or whatever, so something is taking a lot of power, and that's why it's doing it.

When it's really cold too, because I live in Wisconsin and its always cold here. It only happens when it's real cold though because it doesn't always do it.

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

Review Date: 29th January, 2009

2004 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LT 6 cylinder from North America


Dependable, comfortable, worth the gas


The dash notifications ie, Check Engine Light and Engine Oil Light keep coming on. Other than that, not a thing.

General Comments:

I was skeptical about buying a Chevy because of the issues I had heard about in terms of dependability. The truth of the matter is this Truck is unbelievable. It's so comfortable and accommodating.


- Dependability in Winter is exceptional

- Great Sound

- Interior is HUGE

- Highway driving is phenomenal

- Interior well laid out.


- Gas mileage is poor: City is about 14 miles to the gallon. Highway is decent I must say though. I drive 70 miles three times a week and it's great in that respect. The mileage with a situation such as that isn't bad.

- VERY BIG, lot of car to deal with and the handling is tough to compensate for.

I highly recommend this vehicle for anyone looking to get a dependable SUV. I like it much better than the Explorer and the Durango. Much more comfortable, and looks wise it can't be beat.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th September, 2008

2004 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LS EXT Inline 6 Cylinder from North America


Durable and fun to drive


The battery light would stay dimly illuminated when the car was turned off. Nothing was wrong with the charging system, the dealer simply replaced the dash cluster under warranty.

The radio has reset three times since we owned it. Can't figure out why.

There is a small rattle sound which sounds like it could be the belt tensioner but the belts stay taught and it has never posed a problem in three years.

The drivers side window doesn't seem to stay in the track when you roll it up when on the highway and you hear a whistle until it seats. Which sometimes the wind will push the window in place after about a minute.

Also not too crazy about the plastic brake light trim above the rear window.

General Comments:

We bought this car brand new in 2005, the dealer still had a few 2004's on the lot and we got a pretty nice deal. We upgraded from a 2000 Ford Taurus due to growing family and we really like it.

The Trailblazer rides smooth, has real nice power and when I've towed it seems like it's not towing anything at all. I like the low end torque and the engine purrs on the highway. It's my wife's car so I rarely get to drive it but when I do I enjoy it.

Because it is a little longer than the Non-EXT version, I do occasionally notice a little "push" on the highway from crosswinds but it's not a whole lot and we don't find it to be a big safety issue.

Overall we really like this SUV. With the exception of the price to fill the tank it's a great vehicle.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd March, 2008

2004 Chevrolet TrailBlazer lt atlas inline 6 cylinder from North America


Overall- good styling, but needs more engineering


Bought the Trailblazer last year ant the truck works great. I don't understand the bad reviews, but maybe it is "hit and miss" with the ones that have problems (built on Monday)

The only things that I've had wrong is the speedometer stopped working. This is a easy fix for the mechanically (and electronically) inclined and involved replacing the stepper motors in the cluster. If you have this problem, take it to your dealer and they will explain what the problem is through their Technical Bulletins. From what I understand, Delphi (GM Electronics) is working on the matter to replace these defective clusters. This also occurs in other models, also. The other problem was the stablizer bar linkages in the front end. This is a common problem with these vehicles.

$44.00 ea. to replace and a little of your time.

Nice vehicle, but be sure to check your recalls and Technical bulletins BEFORE Purchasing ANY vehicle.

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

Review Date: 16th January, 2008