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Chevrolet TrailBlazer Problems and Repair Histories

Don't infer Chevrolet TrailBlazer problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Chevrolet TrailBlazer repairs by problem area

34% of the Chevrolet TrailBlazer repairs were to the engine, 8% to the transmission, 7% to the brakes, 19% to the suspension, 28% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 2% to the body and trim, and 2% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 289 repairs.

Chevrolet TrailBlazer repair cost distribution

Of the Chevrolet TrailBlazer repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 12% cost less than $100, 57% between $100 and $499, 18% between $500 and $999, 13% between $1000 and $2499, and 1% more than $2500.

Chart based on 142 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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Repair costs are in local units.

2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer 4dr SUV

395-horsepower 6.0L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

Chevrolet TrailBlazer in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2008 31000    
35000 0 Ignition switch failure. 
47000 360 struts replaced 
54000 337 Ignition switch had to be replaced (2nd time). Car would not start at times. The rear brake pads had to be replaced and rotors machined. 
61300 220 Alternator was only charging at 13.2 volts causing the battery to drain. 
66000 0 There was a constant drain on the battery and the dealer could not find the source or fix. 

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2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer 4dr SUV

291-horsepower 4.2L I6 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

Chevrolet TrailBlazer in Maryland, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2008 21000    
30000 0 Emblem on rear gate peeling. 
32000 0 Fluid leak at the front diff pinion seal. 
38000 60 ses light for heater control circuit o2 sensor 1 bank 1 
42000 0 heater core leaking 
Chevrolet TrailBlazer in Oregon, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Driver's door power module died and had to be replaced. No electronic functions on the door would work. 
230 Ignition switch went on the fritz. Replaced out of warranty. 
73000 230 ENGINE LIGHT ON - Diagnosed as clogged injector, recommended fuel system flush, which owner OK'd. Engine light was out for less than an hour when it came back on. Returned to shop 3 weeks later. Same diagnosis, free fuel system flush, EL stayed off 10 min 
79000 350 Once again, the engine light that has been on for months was addressed. This time, the dealership claimed it was an O2 sensor that was bad, but wouldn't guarantee that would solve the problem. They were right about the last part. Light on a day later. 
125000  

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2004 Chevrolet TrailBlazer 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Chevrolet in Oklahoma, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2008 49000    
50000 50 Clamp on the gas inlet valve was loose. Had to be tightened. 
 

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2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer 4dr SUV

275-horsepower 4.2L I6 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

Chevrolet TrailBlazer in Minnesota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 70000    
72000 35 Transmission had to be overhauled 
 

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2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer 4dr SUV, ext.

270-horsepower 4.2L I6 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

Chevrolet TrailBlazer in Indiana, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2008 115000    
118000 125 Replaced right side rear door window regulator & motor after the cable in the window regulator came out of the spool. 
 

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2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer 4dr SUV

270-horsepower 4.2L I6 4-speed automatic RWD

Chevrolet TrailBlazer in Alabama, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2008 79000    
88000 284 Engine check light. Two codes regarding catalyst flow. Catalytic converter replaced. 
90000 284 Fan control nob quit working for the second time. 
120000 115 Motor for Vent Control Solenoid went out on driver side. 
122000 0 Rear oxygen sensor failed again. 
127000 157 Pre and post cat oxygen sensors burnt out again. Only reset warning light. 
130300 85 Paid labor for shop to replace the "failed" yet still under warranty oxygen sensors and catalytic converter. 
146000 325 Replaced sway bar end links and front shocks. 

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2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer 4dr SUV

270-horsepower 4.2L I6 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

Chevrolet TrailBlazer in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2008 81000    
83000 800 Went in for brakes...only to find out ALL brake pads and rotors need replacement. Front tie-rods replaced. Injector cleaning. 
96000 1400 Cooling tubes between trans and radiator broke while driving. Also leaking front joints required replacement. Had coolant flushed and replaced. Other maintenance cost. 
97000 450 rear passenger window motor failed. replaced. 
101000 0 yet another power window failure. This time rear passeger side. cannot replace as not time to leave car. Living with until school break. Now rear passenger window stopped working. Son in school 12 hours each day so the repair cannot be addressed. Window stays closed as long as nobody tries to use. 
104000 250 passenger rear window motor failed. replaced. 
105700 478 Noise when checking my kid's car made me very uncomfortable. Drove to open Sunday repair shop, turned out to be worn driver front wheel bearings. Really struggled...do not know why. Also had trouble with very rusted tire heat shield. 
-2000  
Chevrolet TrailBlazer in North Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2008 61000    
63000 0 Outside ambient temp sensor bad. Replaced with new one. 
 

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2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 4WD

Chevrolet in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2007 84000    
85000 450 Front and rear linkages 
 

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