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#11 of 30 TRAILBLAZER IGNITION/PURCHASE AGAIN...NO
Feb 17, 2011 (6:13 am)
Had a 2003 first. after 500 miles computer went. Had stopped car to get gas and couldn't restart, Had to have it towed and took a week for them to replace computer module. That was the only issue i had with that. replaced with a 2008, and have had the same ignition problem three times in one year (2nd going on 3rd year). Dash lights come on, a/c stops working, and you can't turn car off, key locks in the ignition. Has happened in 3 different cities and they all seem "surprised" that I have a problem. I also just had a battery die (2 years), replaced it as battery was dead, that died again in 30 days and hope this doesn't start being a recurring problem.
WILL I PURCHASE ANOTHER TRAILBLAZER....ABSOLUTELY NOT
#12 of 30 Re: would you buy a trailblazer [ebrix]
Feb 20, 2011 (7:55 pm)
I agree, I would never buy this piece of crap again. I've had nothing but problems with this car and I bought it brand new in 05. Three years in to owning this vehicle I have had nothing but problems.
#13 of 30 Re: would you buy a trailblazer [tlw4]
Mar 04, 2011 (1:37 pm)
Are you still experiencing trouble with your vehicle? Please feel free to email me and fill me in on your situation.
GM Customer Service
#14 of 30 Would I buy Again?
Mar 10, 2011 (10:20 am)
I probably would.
#15 of 30 Re: Would you buy it again? [disneymom3]
Mar 19, 2011 (8:07 pm)
NO never every post that i ahve looked at has fuel level problems and many others. i am manicaly inclined and i have nothing but problems. fuel pump,lights on dash and replacer all the brake calipers,rotators,pads.lines and the brakes lock up all the time. Go to honda or something eles.
#16 of 30 ...never ending problems
Apr 08, 2011 (3:46 pm)
I purchased an '05 TB (60K miles) not even two years ago. In this short time (aside from the general maintenance) I have had to take it in for many different diagnostic tests that have ended in replacing cylinder valves, a cracked cylinder, rotors, fuel pump, fuel injector, engine light going on and off... etc. etc....in short: problems that shouldn't occur with out the "rig" even attaining 100K....POORLY BUILT, CRAPPY PARTS.
#17 of 30 Re: ...never ending problems [mint51]
Apr 14, 2011 (8:10 am)
I apologize for your frustrations. Have you spoke with Customer Assistance?
GM Customer Service
#18 of 30 Re: ...never ending problems [gmcustsvc]
Apr 14, 2011 (3:29 pm)
I have an 04 trailblazer with 120k kms and it is all I can do to keep up with fixing it to keep it on the road. Today the ABS light, the 4x4 service light and the exclamation light went on at the same time as well as the fan for the a/c quit working. I am going to have to drive this piece of junk into a tree to get my money out of it. I think that I have spent over $2000 in repairs in the last 6 months an this isn't going to be cheap fix if history tells a story. I wish it was at least paid for so I could sell it and get anything else. Worst car I ever owned.
#19 of 30 My answer is definitely NO!!!
Aug 30, 2011 (11:16 am)
I've owned two vehicles from Detroit (or Mexico, Canada, wherever it is that they build cars now). One was a 2000 Jeep Cherokee that was a great vehicle. A person rearended me and totalled the car. I bought a 2005 Trailblazer LS used with 55k miles on it in 2008. I felt like we got a good deal on it at the time, and I bought it against advisement from some friends on whether or not to buy a Trailblazer. 81k miles and I've had to replace the brakes (twice), radiator fan clutch, fan clutch bearings, battery cables, thermostat, water pump (twice), fuel pump and fuel lines, gas gauge, and now apparently I have a "busted cylinder" that's going to cost 2-3 THOUSAND dollars to replace. And let's not mention the cruise control that works about 10% of the time. I've put over $4,000 in repair costs into this vehicle. My wife drives a Hyundai Sonata that we've put ZERO into and have had it longer and put many more miles on. If I fix this cylinder issue, I'm going to have put around $7,000 into this car. If I would have bought a foreign made vehicle that was a few thousand dollars more, I wouldn't have had to interrupt my family's cash flow every few months with hundreds more in repairs. I will never buy a GM car again, even new, and I'll be making sure to recommend to ANYONE that I know who is shopping for a new or used car to absolutely bypass any GM vehicles. Chevrolet will not recall the problems that so many owners are complaining about all over the internet with Trailblazers (i.e.- misfirings, compression issues that result in needing a new engine/block, transmission failure, radiator fan clutch, electrical/computer issues, on and on, just google Chevy Trailblazer problems). Unless you enjoy giving your mechanic or a Chevy dealership's service department most of your paychecks don't buy one. I'll give you a hint, if you can talk to a mechanic or a service place that isn't affiliated with a specific car company, and they will tell you about the tons of problems with these cars, and you can call a Chevy dealership that says "hardly any of their customers have had issues", something is afoul and I would run to Honda, Toyota, Hyundai, or now even Kia. 81k miles and $7k in repairs don't lie. Worst made vehicle I've ever heard of and ever been affiliated with.
Sep 26, 2011 (2:22 pm)
I decided to buy my 2005 Trailblazer used in 2008 to replace my 1995 Jeep that had over 250K miles on it. Now I wish I had opted for another Jeep. Nothing but trouble and expense, most all of the problems listed on these forums. I have been driving it since 2009 with no working speedometer, tachometer, and in the past 6 months no oil pressure gauge. I have the electrical issues with the headlights, the random failures of power when driving, have replaced a transmission case that a part had eaten through from the inside...
In short, it is a lemon. The fact that Chevrolet refuses to recall or repair their defective products is infuriating. So I am yet another voice letting people know - do not buy a GM vehicle.
My husband drives my 1995 Jeep that now has 270K miles on it. When I can finally get this Chevy POS paid off I am selling it and buying another Jeep!