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Chevy TrailBlazer. Would you buy it again?

I am in the process of buying a new car and I am looking at the Trail Blazer. I have a Toyota Highlander right now and I hate it. I am looking for on 07-08. My question is, have you been happy with your TB and have you had any major problems that would keep you from buying another one? Any advice would be most helpful.


  • burdawgburdawg Posts: 1,521
    I've been happy with mine, but being an older design I think I would look elsewhere for something new.
  • I really like the 07 & 08's. I have searched and it looks like I can get a pretty good deal on one but I see where they are not going to be making the TB in the future. Not sure what to do. :confuse:
  • pipexpipex Posts: 14
    No. Never again. I'll replace it with a Chrysler Aspen.

    Heck, if GM and Chrysler amalgamate, it might be a Blazin'Aspen.
  • i have 07 trailblazer prob rear weell paint keeps chipping dealer painted 2tim es in08 09 needsto be done agine anybode have this prob
  • kay46kay46 Posts: 3
    I hope the new ones are better. I have an 04 and have kept the maintance up on it, however after having it for 3 yrs ( I bought it new). I have had nothing but problems and will not buy another one. I am very disappointed with Chevy. They use to produce quality cars and trucks. Just to list a few problems: both o2 censors are out, back hatch will not open, replaced both head lights with in the last 6 months and just had another one go out this week, It is starting to die on me when I come to a stop or am getting ready to turn, the radio and windows will not stay on or roll down after I remove the key. (this is one of the features that I really liked). Im just waiting for the other ball to drop. The dealer will fix it for over $2400.00. I am looking to see if I can get it done cheaper. I would not be this upset if the car was an older car like a 96. But it is only a 04 and the problems started when it was 3 yrs old. Do your research and don't get screwed.
  • ebrixebrix Posts: 2
    I have a 05 tb and think it is the biggest piece of sh-- on the road and would never tell anyone I know to buy one new or used ,I think the daywoo were better cars.
  • 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?
  • 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! :)
  • 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.

  • tlw4tlw4 Posts: 1
    edited February 2011
    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.
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,055
    Are you still experiencing trouble with your vehicle? Please feel free to email me and fill me in on your situation.
    GM Customer Service
  • burdawgburdawg Posts: 1,521
    I probably would.
  • 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.
  • mint51mint51 Posts: 1
    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. short: problems that shouldn't occur with out the "rig" even attaining 100K....POORLY BUILT, CRAPPY PARTS.
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,055
    I apologize for your frustrations. Have you spoke with Customer Assistance?
    GM Customer Service
  • uoghortyuoghorty Posts: 1
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • If this were the last car on earth, I'd walk everywhere!!! Bought the car in late 2004 and had nothing but problems every since. Before it even hit 35k miles the fuel gauge when crazy and had to be replaced. The power seat on the drivers side works when it wants to at one point we were told the seat would cost more than $1200 to fix and then it started working on it's own, thank god the adjustable pedals didn't stop working. Anyway, at 66k miles the fuel gauge when crazy again. We just never replaced it bc it was gonna be 800 to fix. Then in 2009 the transmission went that was 2600 to fix. Things seemed to be going okay til the thermostat sensor stopped working ant 700 dollars later that was now fixed, then the speedometer stopped working, we got the gas sensor fixed again and just recently, yes you guessed it, 33000 miles later it broke again. Then the cake topper. On the way to take my son trick or treating for halloween the damn transmission went again. I HATE THIS CAR!!! I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER CHEVY ANYTHING AGAIN!!! There is always something wrong with it. As soon as you fix it something else pops up. We had some kind of bearing fixed on it just a few months ago because the tire was making a noise. It's awful. I would have been better off keeping my 99 Maxima. Chevy needs to do something about this!!! I thought it was only me having all these problems till i googled and all this stuff came up. This car is the most unreliable car ever. I don't even want to drive it anymore, for all I know it will combust or something while I'm in it. Would not wish this car on my worst enemy!!!
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,055

    I’m truly sorry to hear that you have had such a negative experience with your vehicle. If Customer Assistance can be of any help to you, please don’t hesitate to email Christina through the email address on the forum.

    GM Customer Service
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