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#9 of 30 Did I make a mistake?
Jan 02, 2011 (8:25 pm)
On Thurs. 12/30/10 I bought a 2006 Trailblazer LS with a few perks/DVD player and I don't know what else. It's a basic car though. It doesn't even have cruise control.
Anyway, after researching for hours today I think I may have made a big mistake in buying the car.
All I see is electrial issues, mechanical issues, possible fire issues, on and on.
I bought it to carry my disabled husband's respiratory equipment around. And I thought it would be safer than the PT Cruiser we traded in.
I am so very scared. Any ideas what I should look for? Any nice comments on the car or am I doomed for 5 years?
#10 of 30 Re: Did I make a mistake? [scared2]
Feb 12, 2011 (1:30 pm)
I would not worry about your TB, some of these cars had issues but they were really on earlier models. And of course all cars have issues of some kind. I have an 04 LT and it had some issues over the years but nothing serious and now seems to more reliable the older it gets. The inline 6 is bulletproof, just keep up with your maintentance, oil and trans fluid changes and you hopefully will have the car you had hoped for. I have 125K on mine still going, no issues at the moment!
#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.