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CHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER - 2008 CHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER Problems & Complaints

 
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by General Motors LLC

There are 97 complaints filed for the 2008 CHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2008 CHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER. These problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. If you like to file an official complaint for the 2008 CHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER, you can do so by calling the NHTSA Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm at 888-327-4236, TTY: 800-424-9153. You can also file your complaint online by clicking here. Your complaint will be added to the NHTSA complaints database after a thorough review. If a trend is discovered, an investigation will be opened by the ODI.

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Electrical System (30) Exterior Lighting (3) Service Brakes (2) Structure (3) Vehicle Speed Control (3)
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Engine (5) Power Train (6) Service Brakes Hydraulic (8) Traction Control System (2) Visibility Wiper (1)
Engine And Engine Cooling (11)

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

7/14/2014 - WARETOWN, NJ
THE IGNITION SWITCH HAS BEEN ACTING LIKE THE ONES THAT ARE RECALLED WITH THE 05 - 07 MODEL YEARS. OUR VEHICLE WHEN YOU TURN THE IGNITION ON IT ACTS LIKE ITS DEAD, EVEN WITH NO KEY IN IGNITION YOU CAN TURN SWITCH A LITTLE AND THE GEAR SELECTOR LIGHT COMES ON AS WELL AS THE BATTERY LIGHT, AND WE HAVE HAD TWO DEAD BATTERIES FROM THIS

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

7/3/2014 - RICHMOND, KY
THE ELECTRONIC CONTROL MODULE "FRIED" AND CAUSED THE BRAKES TO "FAIL" - SPECIFICALLY, THE BRAKE PEDAL NEEDED TO BE PRESSED TO THE FLOOR ALTHOUGH IT HAD LITTLE EFFECT. THIS SOUNDS VERY MUCH LIKE THE FAILURE SEEN IN THE RECALL #3: 2014 CHEVROLET MALIBU. THE ECM FAILURE ALSO CAUSED A SHORT IN THE AIRBAG SENSOR. (A REPAIR WAS DONE ON THE BRAKES - BUT I AM NOT SURE IT WAS NEEDED EXCEPT FOR THE ECM PROBLEM BASED UPON THE DISCRIPTION OF THE MALIBU RECALL). THE DOT REFERENCE FOR THIS IS: 656599

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SEAT BELTS

6/30/2014 - RIDGEWAY, OH
MY SON WAS DRIVING THE 2008 CHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER LT WHEN THE FOLLOWING EVENT OCCURRED: WHILE TRAVELING AT APPROX 35 MPH ON A STRAIGHT, SMOOTH CITY STREET THE SIDE CURTAIN AIRBAGS DEPLOYED ON MY 2008 CHEVY TRAILBLAZER LT ALONG WITH BOTH FRONT SEAT BELTS TIGHTENING AND LOCKING IN PLACE. THERE WERE NO SUDDEN ABRUPT MANEUVERS, NO CONTACT WITH ANY OTHER OBJECTS ... NOTHING!!!! IT APPEARS THAT THIS IS A COMMON PROBLEM WITH NOTHING BEING DONE ABOUT IT ... WHY???!!!

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AIR BAGS

6/30/2014 - RIDGEWAY, OH
MY SON WAS DRIVING THE 2008 CHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER LT WHEN THE FOLLOWING EVENT OCCURRED: WHILE TRAVELING AT APPROX 35 MPH ON A STRAIGHT, SMOOTH CITY STREET THE SIDE CURTAIN AIRBAGS DEPLOYED ON MY 2008 CHEVY TRAILBLAZER LT ALONG WITH BOTH FRONT SEAT BELTS TIGHTENING AND LOCKING IN PLACE. THERE WERE NO SUDDEN ABRUPT MANEUVERS, NO CONTACT WITH ANY OTHER OBJECTS ... NOTHING!!!! IT APPEARS THAT THIS IS A COMMON PROBLEM WITH NOTHING BEING DONE ABOUT IT ... WHY???!!!

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SERVICE BRAKES

6/17/2014 - CASTLETON , NY
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 CHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING 65 MPH, THE BRAKES FAILED TO RESPOND AND THE CONTACT CRASHED INTO ANOTHER VEHICLE. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THE CONTACT WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL WHERE THERE WERE FACE, BACK AND NECK INJURIES REPORTED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO AN IMPOUND LOT. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED FOR THE FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 81,567.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

6/7/2014 - PRINCE FREDERICK, MD
ON THE 2008 TRAILBLAZER, HAD TWO PROBLEMS WITH THE IGNITION SWITCH. IN APRIL 2011 THE TUMBLER MECHANISM PORTION OF THE IGNITION SWITCH FAILED AT APPROXIMATELY 27,225 MILES AND WAS REPLACE UNDER WARRANTY. IN MAY 2014 HAD DIFFICULTY STARTING THE VEHICLE WHEN THE IGNITION SWITCH WAS IN THE START POSITION. WAS ABLE TO START THE VEHICLE AND DRIVE TO THE CHEVROLET DEALERSHIP. WHILE WAITING FOR THE SERVICE TECHNICIAN, I MOVED THE TILT STEERING WHEEL TO A DIFFERENT POSITION AND THE VEHICLE STOPPED RUNNING. THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS SITUATION UNDER NORMAL DRIVING CONDITIONS. IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE ELECTRICAL PORTION OF THE IGNITION SWITCH HAD FAILED. THE IGNITION SWITCH WAS REPLACED. THE APPROXIMATE MILEAGE WAS 71878.

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

6/7/2014 - PRINCE FREDERICK, MD
ON THE 2008 TRAILBLAZER, HAD TWO PROBLEMS WITH THE IGNITION SWITCH. IN APRIL 2011 THE TUMBLER MECHANISM PORTION OF THE IGNITION SWITCH FAILED AT APPROXIMATELY 27,225 MILES AND WAS REPLACE UNDER WARRANTY. IN MAY 2014 HAD DIFFICULTY STARTING THE VEHICLE WHEN THE IGNITION SWITCH WAS IN THE START POSITION. WAS ABLE TO START THE VEHICLE AND DRIVE TO THE CHEVROLET DEALERSHIP. WHILE WAITING FOR THE SERVICE TECHNICIAN, I MOVED THE TILT STEERING WHEEL TO A DIFFERENT POSITION AND THE VEHICLE STOPPED RUNNING. THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS SITUATION UNDER NORMAL DRIVING CONDITIONS. IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE ELECTRICAL PORTION OF THE IGNITION SWITCH HAD FAILED. THE IGNITION SWITCH WAS REPLACED. THE APPROXIMATE MILEAGE WAS 71878.

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ENGINE

5/19/2014 - MCKEE, KY
STARTED VEC. IN THE MORNING. EXHAUST VERY LOUD. CHECKED EXHAUST SYSTEM FOUND MANIFOLD CRACKED. GOT ON ON STAR ACCT...STATED EXTENDED COVERAGE HAD EXPIRED. FOUND OUT SPECIAL COVERAGE GM BULL. #11150. CONTACTED DEALER. STATED NOT COVERED DUE TO OUT OF MILEAGE RANGE OF 120000 LIMIT. SAID TO TAKE TO SERV. MGR AND SAID OUT OF HIS HANDS. CONTACTED GM AND NOW THEY ARE WORKING WITH ME TO HELP RESOLVE ISSUE. TOLD GM I HAVE NEVER RECV. ANY INFO ABOUT THIS PROBLEM WHEN I BOUGHT THIS TRAILBLAZER. WILL FUMES ENTER PASS. AREA. DON'T KNOW AT THIS POINT. SAFETY ISSUE...YES, RECALL ISSUE...YES, DESIGN ISSUE...YES

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

5/13/2014 - BORDENTOWN, NJ
HAD TO REPLACE THE EXHAUST MANIFOLD DUE TO CRACK

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

4/22/2014 - ORANGE PARK, FL
WHILE SITTING THE THE PARKED VEHICLE, WITH THE KEY IN IGNITION IN THE ON POSITION BUT ENGINE OFF THE DASH BEGAN TO POUR SMOKE INTO THE VEHICLE. UPON INSPECTING UNDER THE HOOD THERE WERE BURNED AND MELTED WIRES LEADING TO FUSE BOX. ELECTRICAL FIRE OCCURRED.

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