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Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevrolet TrailBlazer, SUV
#63 of 72 Re: Electrical issue [stiltzkin]
Aug 24, 2005 (10:46 am)
Thanks for the response.
Mine worked for about 3 weeks after the dealership replaced the starter relay. But the other day it did the same thing and is back at the dealership. I requested that they look at the fuse box, so Im keeping my fingers crossed that it will work this time.
#64 of 72 Transmission
Aug 28, 2005 (9:24 am)
I have an 04 TB LT Ext. Was a program car from a car rental agency. Had 20,000 when I got it. At 28,7xx while driving in AWD during rain at 70MPH with cruise on something happened. I was slowing down to take an exit so I tapped the break to stop the cruise. I slowed, took the exit then sped up again (quick exit, 65MPH on the highway I was taking). I heard something new and I looked at the dash: I was going about 50MPH at 4000RPM. I let off the gas hoping it would downshift, but it didn't. I pulled over, waited (no dash warnings btw). Put transfer in 2WD, trasmissin in D, started again. It shifted from 1st to 2nd but after that, nothing. Went 40MPH at about 3500RPM (again I'm on a 65MPH zone). I pulled over again, waited, checked trans fluid - fine. Started again, 1st to 2nd shifted and jerked. I pulled over and decided to call a tow (40 miles from nowhere). Had to get to a major intersection, jerked again.
Had it towed to the dealer where I bought it (this was on a saturday). Chevy dealer looked at it Mon and Tues. They determined that some parts decided to fail and shatter and the best fix was a new transmission. On top of this, I just got a recall from Chevy regarding the turn signal relay (which I had replaced within 2 months of purchasing the TB because it quit working). Chevy paid for new transmission and labor - all under 36,000 mile warranty.
Only other problem I've had is my rear air comes on by itself sometimes. Main switch is on 0, rear is set to Off. Dealer has no idea why it does it either.
No other problems since, thank god.
#65 of 72 Re: Transmission [loxalot]
Aug 28, 2005 (6:20 pm)
I had the same problem with the air a few times as well. The ignition switch was replaced for other reasons and it has not happened again.
#66 of 72 Re: Transmission [wxman4]
Aug 28, 2005 (7:03 pm)
Got it back from the shop on Friday, and it stopped working on Sunday. Giving it one last chance, and if it doesnt work Im getting rid of it.
#67 of 72 2003 Trailblazer EXT Turn Signal Flasher
Mar 14, 2006 (9:37 am)
My turnsignals will not flash (same with the hazards)... All bulbs are good... There does not seem to be a flasher relay as normal... Is there a flasher - dual module that controls this function that can be replaced?
#68 of 72 Re: 2003 Trailblazer EXT Turn Signal Flasher [bertwarbutton]
Mar 14, 2006 (7:36 pm)
This was a recalled item on my '02, both sides went. I too took everything apart and checked all the bulbs. After the recall this was one of the few things that were repaired without any major fight at the dealer.
#69 of 72 O6 Trailblazer EXT Vs. 06 Tahoe
Jul 14, 2006 (6:04 pm)
Trying to find info on the turning radius between these two vehicles. I have heard the Tahoe is better in smaller parking situation and turning areas. I have looked on the web chevy web site but have not seen anything that address this issue. If anyone has any info or a web site with this info please reply, thank you
#70 of 72 Re: Electrical issue [eku05]
Jan 16, 2007 (7:25 pm)
Did you ever get this issue fixed? If so, what was the problem?
#71 of 72 Re: O6 Trailblazer EXT Vs. 06 Tahoe [westend567]
Jan 18, 2007 (5:37 pm)
Edmunds' Used Car section lists the EXT 4x4 turning circle as 39.6 feet(had to look at the 2003 specs- 05+ doesn't show the EXT model). The same information for the 06 Tahoe is shown as 38.3 feet. So if this info is all correct, the Tahoe has just slightly more than a 1' advantage over the longer Trailblazer.
I had a standard length Trailblazer, but it's turning radius was actually about the best of any vehicle I've ever driven. This includes all the compact and subcompact cars I've been in (92 Corolla sedan which I owned alongside the TB for a while, for example). The EXT Trailblazer, while around 16" longer, shares the same front steering gear, and so, most likely gets the extra sharp maximum left / right front tire travel for turning. This is why a stretched version of the TB nearly matches a Tahoe while still offering a much more comfortable third row (7 passenger seating!) and actual decent room behind it.
#72 of 72 Re: mileage improves with age [erinsquared]
May 28, 2008 (11:49 am)
I have had experience with the Trail Blazer and I have no complaints about it epically since they can come with a inline 6 which will save you money and gas