2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT from North America
I love my Trailblazer
My Trailblazer had just rolled over 38,003 miles when I started hearing a noise when cranking or turning off the engine off. Previously I had experienced hesitations when accelerating. Seven am the next morning I was at the dealership, at which time, I was told the truck was running fine and no one heard the noise except me. I explained that I was also having problems with the air conditioner and I was leaving to go out of state and would return five days later, they should keep it and find out what the problem is. Mid week, the dealership called. The clutch fan needed to be replaced. The comment from the dealership was, "this is a typical Trailblazer problem and I should be glad the truck was still under warranty". I was appalled to read the many reviews on multiple websites with the exact same issue. A recall absolutely needs to be done. I, for one, will be sending an email to GM. I love my Trailblazer and wouldn't trade it for too many other vehicles, but this is their responsibility and they need to take ownership for it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 29th August, 2006
I too have a 2004 Trailblazer EXT.
I recently had the dealership replace not only the fan clutch, but the water pump was about to disintegrate (Maintenance Tech's words) and the thermostat needed to be replaced at the tune of $1400+. The car only has 56,323 miles.
I bought the car brand new in 2004 and since then until now never had a problem. I must admit I love the vehicle, and a $1400 repair bill is not the reason I would get rid of it. I still believe I have many more carefree miles left on the vehicle, and $1400 is a small price to pay when you consider the cost of a new vehicle equipped as well as this is.
I would recommend an extended warranty.