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CHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER - 2008 CHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER Problems & Complaints

 
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by General Motors LLC

There are 143 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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ENGINE

4/25/2016 - WEST LAND, MI
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 CHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER. WHILE DRIVING 15 MPH AND MAKING A LEFT TURN, THE ENGINE STALLED AND THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE IGNITION SWITCH FAILED AND NEEDED TO REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED TWICE; HOWEVER, THE FAILURE WAS PERSISTENT. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 28,000.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

3/16/2016 - PIERPONT, OH
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 CHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT APPROXIMATELY 30 MPH, THERE WAS A BURNING ODOR COMING FORM THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT ALSO STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING, THE DRIVER'S SIDE WINDOW AND DOOR LOCK LOST POWER CAUSING THE DOOR TO BE UNABLE TO LOCK. THE CONTACT ALSO STATED THAT THE HEADLIGHTS DIMMED AT NIGHT. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER, WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE WINDOW MOTOR SWITCH, THE HVAC TEMPERATURE CONTROL MOTOR, AND THE REAR LOCKING ASSEMBLY NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURES AND PROPOSED A DISCOUNT TOWARD A NEW VEHICLE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 50,000. ....UPDATED 04/15/16

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STRUCTURE: BODY: HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE

3/7/2016 - PIEPONT, OH
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 CHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE DRIVER SIDE DOOR WINDOW WOULD NOT CLOSE AND THE DOOR LOCKS RANDOMLY LOCKED AND UNLOCKED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE ELECTRICAL DOOR MECHANISM WAS FAULTY AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. IN ADDITION, A BURNING ODOR WAS PRESENT INSIDE THE VEHICLE COMING FROM THE DRIVER SIDE DUAL CLIMATE CONTROL. THE MECHANIC DIAGNOSED THAT THE TEMPERATURE ACTUATOR WAS INOPERABLE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURES. THE CONTACT ALSO INDICATED THAT THE LIFTGATE WOULD NOT OPEN. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 35,000.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

3/7/2016 - PIEPONT, OH
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 CHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE DRIVER SIDE DOOR WINDOW WOULD NOT CLOSE AND THE DOOR LOCKS RANDOMLY LOCKED AND UNLOCKED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE ELECTRICAL DOOR MECHANISM WAS FAULTY AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. IN ADDITION, A BURNING ODOR WAS PRESENT INSIDE THE VEHICLE COMING FROM THE DRIVER SIDE DUAL CLIMATE CONTROL. THE MECHANIC DIAGNOSED THAT THE TEMPERATURE ACTUATOR WAS INOPERABLE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURES. THE CONTACT ALSO INDICATED THAT THE LIFTGATE WOULD NOT OPEN. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 35,000.

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VISIBILITY/WIPER

3/7/2016 - PIEPONT, OH
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 CHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE DRIVER SIDE DOOR WINDOW WOULD NOT CLOSE AND THE DOOR LOCKS RANDOMLY LOCKED AND UNLOCKED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE ELECTRICAL DOOR MECHANISM WAS FAULTY AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. IN ADDITION, A BURNING ODOR WAS PRESENT INSIDE THE VEHICLE COMING FROM THE DRIVER SIDE DUAL CLIMATE CONTROL. THE MECHANIC DIAGNOSED THAT THE TEMPERATURE ACTUATOR WAS INOPERABLE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURES. THE CONTACT ALSO INDICATED THAT THE LIFTGATE WOULD NOT OPEN. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 35,000.

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ENGINE

3/4/2016 - HOME, PA
HAD EXHAUST MANIFOLD REPLACED AT LOCAL GM DEALER UNDER WARRENTY IN 6/26/13 NOW HAVE SAME PROBLUM EXHAUST MANIFOLD MAKING LOUD NOISE. HAD 80112 MILES WHEN FIRST DONE NOW WHEN HAPPENED WAS2/22/16 THE MILES WERE 109482, WITCH IS ONLY 29370 MILES WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS THIS SHOULD BE FIXED AGAIN BY THEM.

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AIR BAGS

2/26/2016 - WALDRIDGE, OH
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 CHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 65 MPH, THE CURTAIN AIR BAGS DEPLOYED WITHOUT WARNING. IN ADDITION, A WHITE SUBSTANCE EMITTED INTO THE INTERIOR OF THE VEHICLE WHEN THE FAILURE OCCURRED. A POLICE REPORT WAS NOT FILED. THE CONTACT WAS NOT INJURED. THE INSURANCE COMPANY INSPECTED THE VEHICLE AND INDICATED THAT IT WAS A MANUFACTURER FAILURE THAT NEEDED TO BE INVESTIGATED AND REPAIRED. THE INSURANCE COMPANY REFUSED TO REPAIR THE AIR BAG FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER INDICATED THAT THERE WAS NO POTENTIAL DEFECT WITH THE PREMATURE AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT. THE VEHICLE WAS PARKED AT THE CONTACT'S RESIDENCE DUE TO THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 127,000.

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ENGINE

2/17/2016 - SULPHUR, IN
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 CHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 10 MPH, THE VEHICLE DECELERATED INDEPENDENTLY AND THE REDUCE ENGINE POWER WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS RESTARTED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE THROTTLE BODY NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 160,000.

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VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

2/17/2016 - SULPHUR, IN
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 CHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 10 MPH, THE VEHICLE DECELERATED INDEPENDENTLY AND THE REDUCE ENGINE POWER WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS RESTARTED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE THROTTLE BODY NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 160,000.

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ENGINE

1/13/2016 - MT ARLINGTON, NJ
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 CHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING, THE CHECK ENGINE WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED PERSISTENTLY. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE EXHAUST CAM POSITION SOLENOID FAILED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED SEVERAL TIMES BUT THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 80,000.

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