Strong drivetrains, loads of room inside and a long features list make this an attractive family vehicle, but the cheap interior materials and iffy handling keep it from gaining our full recommendation.
by 03tbext on Apr 24, 2011 Vehicle: 2004 Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT LS 4WD 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)
Had this from day one.
Just had dealer replace the exhaust manifold ($100 cost to me, could have beem $770).
Cracking of the manifold is common, rear of the O2 sensor.
If you smell exhaust under the hood when cold and freshly started, as well as a strange noise that clears up in 3-5 minutes, you have the problem.
GM covered this up to 8 years and 80K miles for free, I was lucky to get for $100.
Thanx GM :)
Replaced all four antisway links myself, easy (gets rid of clunking when going over bumps).
Also had to replace all four brake rotors and pad sets.
Very happy with the Rugged Trail T/As, 94K mi. on the remaining orig. pair.
Installed K&N cold air intake kit, no diff in econ.
by Dakota on Jun 4, 2009 Vehicle: 2004 Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT LT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)
I thought I would try GM again after many years of imports....what a mistake!. I have had this Trailblazer for 14 months, bought it with 39,000 miles. I have had over $1000 in repairs- window regulator, O2 sensor, other,various emissions work, interior panels loose, weather stripping loose, leather wears poorly. I am very disappointed with the quality. I do like the space, 3rd row of seats and towing capacity.
by nomoreGM2day on Mar 13, 2009 Vehicle: 2004 Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT LT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)
Chevy has a problem with the cluster panel in the 2003 and 2004 models. They do not stand behind their work and are not willing to do anything about it. My dealer replaces 1 or 2 a month....this is a serious problem and not just with the Trailblazer, but ALL makes and models of Chevy's. GM needs to find a way to keep their loyal customers happy. (GM owner since the early 80's).
Power-adjustable pedals, a DVD-based navigation system, automatically locking doors and XM Satellite Radio are new options this year. Additionally, the instrument panel now sports a freshened monochromatic look. The North Face Edition package gets unique 17-inch wheels standard, while LT models get a new optional 17-inch wheel design.