2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer Consumer Review: Be ready for Repairs

2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer - Consumer Review

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LS 4dr SUV (4.2L 6-cyl. 4x4 4-speed Automatic)

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Be ready for Repairs
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2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LS 4WD 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


I bought this vehicle with an extended warranty, thank heavens. Within a month they had to replace the whole engine due to valve problems, after 50000 miles transmission cracked in half. Also thankfully covered under warranty. 30000 miles later transmission out again. This time on my dollar. Also clicking noises constantly under the hood that no one can figure out. We do regular maintenance but the big things just keep adding up. I love my truck, the look, the handling, and space but I couldn't in good conscience recommend it to anyone with such costly repairs continuing every time we turn around. They have major problems with the engines in that year and the transmissions.

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They need a transmission that will hold up with the truck, especially when it comes with a tow package.
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