Brake Light problems of the 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer

31 problems related to brake light have been reported for the 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The most recently reported issues are listed below.

car   Brake Light problem 1
Failure Date: 11/19/2018

Tl the contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer. While driving, the contact was pulled over by a state trooper and informed that the rear brake lights were not illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic to be diagnosed, but the results were unknown. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 04v527000 (exterior lighting). The dealer and manufacturer were not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

car   Brake Light problem 2
Failure Date: 01/18/2014

Rear piece above hatch which holds the third brake light, came off and was dangling by the wire. This is a safety hazard and can cause an accident if it falls off. This is held on by double stick tape. Gm needs to do something about this problem, they redesigned the piece and that tells me they know it is dangerous.

car   Brake Light problem 3
Failure Date: 01/02/2014

While driving down highway started to hear a banging noise turns out it was my plastic that's above my hatch where my 3 red brake light is it hasn't fallen off yet just loose and flopping around I have read this happens to a lot of Trailblazer this should be a safety recall on this and even you guys are aware of the problem the molding which is double sided tape is not a proper use for this the company should have to fix it is it gonna take one flying off and causing a death and major accident before anyone does something?.

car   Brake Light problem 4
Failure Date: 06/07/2013

The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The contact stated that the front and rear drivers side power window failed. Additionally, the contact stated that the parking brake failed to activate when engaged. The contact mentioned that she replaced the rear drivers side tail light and brake light on more than two occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 147,000.

car   Brake Light problem 5
Failure Date: 12/20/2012

Car is a 2003 chev Trailblazer the igintion key is still stuck in the car. There where no warning lights that anything was wrong with the car. Brakes failed after 7 months of having the car , I had to go to an outside company to fix car. Also when hitting brake lights it comes on as hazzard lights. Car started to shake when turning on a/c took to dealership I was told to contact someone else that can fix the car. Also the only way for me to start the car and turn the car off is by unhucking the battery due to key being stuck in the igintion I went to dealership to get car fixed or replace and dearlship was banked rupt. Please help I really feel that I got a bad car or a recall car.

car   Brake Light problem 6
Failure Date: 08/25/2012

Was traveling on interstate and the rear spoiler with brake light just broke off my vehicle.

car   Brake Light problem 7
Failure Date: 05/31/2011

I am the original owner of a 2003 chevy Trailblazer. When I first purchased the vehicle in the month of October/2002, I didn't experience any problems until maybe the fourth year, going on its 5th; right before the warranty was about to expire. The first problem I encountered with the vehicle was the transmission. It didn't want to change gears properly. Because of the 5 year warranty, the dealership was able to fix that problem, at that time. Today, I continue to experience transmission problems: with a loud noise, a struggle in horse power and a vibration when I am at a complete stop. I have spent so much money on other electrical parts as well. I have purchased over ten light bulbs for rear brake lights that continue to malfunction. I recently replaced a relay because the head lights would constantly go out after the vehicle was turned on. I replaced the fan clutch and water pump because they both went out. I also replaced a battery and two starters. For the past few months, my vehicle smells like fuel everytime I turn it on. I am asking that your department look into all of these claims. It appears that almost everyone that owes a 2003 Trailblazer has been experiencing the same issues, but yet; no one is doing enough to protect all those consumers who have been grateful to this country in purchasing american made vehicles. A sincere thanks.

car   Brake Light problem 8
Failure Date: 05/20/2011

The 3rd brake light housing over the rear hatch totally broke off which I have noticed on numerous similar vehicles. Now Chevrolet is charging almost $300. 00 for a replacement . Ive noticed too many vehicles of the same model with either completely missing third brake light houseings or a taped up repair.

car   Brake Light problem 9
Failure Date: 11/08/2010

I have replaced the rear passenger brake light only 9 months ago and it's once again not working. The passenger side headlight also began to not work at time as is now, not working at all. My mechanic checked out the bulbs and did some testing and discovered the problem is in the circuit board. As of today, the drivers side headlight is now out. . . . So the truck has no headlights and only 1 brake light.

car   Brake Light problem 10
Failure Date: 08/16/2010

My 2003 Trailblazer ext lost its third brake light, which fell off (for the third time). The entire housing flew off, and it was lost. Also, the passenger brake light will not work, even after replacing the control board and bulb.

car   Brake Light problem 11
Failure Date: 08/24/2008

Right side brake and signal lamps continue to burn out. Whole bracket holds water, dealer was suppose to fix problem, but after the recall warranty has expired, brake lamp and turn signal lamps continue to short out.

car   Brake Light problem 12
Failure Date: 05/03/2006

: the contact stated while the vehicle was receiving a regular maintenance inspection at an independent repair shop, the mechanic determined the right front outer tie rod assembly needed to be replaced. After the replacement, there was a rattling noise in the front suspension, but the vehicle was not seen for further inspection. In addition, NHTSA recall, #04v527000 repair was performed on the exterior lighting however, the recall repair did not remedy the problem. The contact replaced the bulbs in the exterior brake lights, but the dealership was not contacted. In addition, resurfaced rear rotors and replaced pads. Also, replaced rear windshield wiper arm. The door locsk were inoperative. The rear brake lights were inoperative. Updated 05/30/06.

car   Brake Light problem 13
Failure Date: 04/10/2006

I have replace my tail/brake light several times since I purchase the vehicle. Just this morning I have to go to Chevrolet service department to get my brake light replaced. It cost me 14. 79 to have it replaced. So I decided to research the recalls to see if there is a recall. I remember getting a letter earlier indicating that the light would be replaced free of charge for a certain amount of time. Please let me know if this is correct. Thank you, betty wilson.

car   Brake Light problem 14
Failure Date: 03/23/2006

: the contact stated the rear brake lights are defective. The lights have failed three times. There is an NHTSA recall, #04v527000 concerning the exterior lighting; brake lights however the recall did not correct the problem. The first time the dealer replaced the whole unit. The unit melted and was replaced again. The lights have gone out a third time and the vehicle is now at the dealership and they would not offer a third repair without charge under the recall.

car   Brake Light problem 15
Failure Date: 03/02/2005

Dealer was contacted Jan 2005 to schedule replacement parts for rear lights as part of the recall. I was told that they could not do it without the recall notice number that was sent to me. Called back a day later and gave the dealer the number from the recall notice. He told me that the parts would need to be ordered and they would call me. I received a third recall notice from Chevrolet on 2/26/05 and called the dealer on 3/2/05 and spoke with a man in service. He told me that the parts were not ordered and that I would need to bring the car in for them to order the parts and then again when the parts come in. I have explained to him that I have replaced 6 taillight and brake lights within the last 6 months and why wasn't I informed of this when I called before. Apparently they do not have a call back procedure for when they screw up.

car   Brake Light problem 16
Failure Date: 01/21/2005

Nhtsa recall campaign 04v527000 concerning brake lamp failure. It's has been over sixty days, and the dealer does not have the parts available.

car   Brake Light problem 17
Failure Date: 11/28/2004

Nhtsa recall campaign 04v527000 concerning brake lamp failure. It has been over sixty days and the dealer does not have the parts available. This information was provided by david mcculoch.

car   Brake Light problem 18
Failure Date: 10/05/2004

The left brake light of my 2003 chevy Trailblazer has failed for the second time. The dealer I bought the car from repaired the light the first time. No accident has resulted from this problem.

car   Brake Light problem 19
Failure Date: 08/01/2004

Brake & tail lights have blown three times in the past three months.

car   Brake Light problem 20
Failure Date: 07/17/2004

Brake lights kept going out after replacement.

car   Brake Light problem 21
Failure Date: 04/29/2004

The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The contact stated that the brake lights failed. He took the vehicle to an authorized dealer and had it repaired according to NHTSA campaign id number 04v527000 (exterior lighting:brake lights). Four years later, two of the exterior brake lights failed again. He took the vehicle back to the dealer and was informed that because the failure occurred 30,000 miles later, they would not assume any financial responsibility for the repairs. The failure mileage was 10,000 and current mileage was 68,000.

car   Brake Light problem 22
Failure Date: 04/24/2004

Exterior brake lights operate inconsistently. We replace bulbs and then they still don't work or work for a short period of time. We are not sure if the bulbs are prematurely burning out or if the brake light component is faulty. At times, without warning, the car will have no brake lights. Dangerous!.

car   Brake Light problem 23
Failure Date: 04/19/2004

While consumer was backing out of the parking garage passenger noticed no brakes lights. Consumer drove the vehicle to dealer for inspection, and mechanic replaced two bulbs,a fuse, and checked the circuit board. Consumer informed the mechanic that this problem recurred.

car   Brake Light problem 24
Failure Date: 04/07/2004

Current model (2002-2004) Chevrolet Trailblazer/GMC envoy brake lights do not function, while cmhsl remains functioning. This is the same defect the prior models were recalled for. Have seen at least 6 Trailblazers/envoys with this concern over the past three months.

car   Brake Light problem 25
Failure Date: 04/01/2004

Left tail light/brake light failed. Plastic base on bulb melted preventing proper contact between wire conductors and light socket.

car   Brake Light problem 26
Failure Date: 02/18/2004

The brake lights went out while driving. The consumer was notified of the problem by a passing motorist. The vehicle was taken to a dealership, who without inspecting the vehicle indicated that the brake light went out because of a defect in the circuit breaker board and that there was a TSB on this issue. The dealership replaced the circuit breaker board. The consumer experienced a flat tire and had a difficult time trying to remove the spare tire.

car   Brake Light problem 27
Failure Date: 11/29/2003

I have had to have my entire valve body replaced, of course after having to fight tooth and nail to have the relaiable big lot dealership fix this Trailblazer. Everytime it has a problem, they do all but call me stupid, and send me away, or say that when they drive it, it doesn't fail on anything. It must be my imagination. Whatever. Now my brake lights fail completely, and they've never heard of such. Lol, that's funny because we almost rearended another Trailblazer with no brake lights. No wonder that semi truck almost killed us. Anyone ever drive in st. Louis rush hour traffic, almost get killed, and then discover that you have no brake lights?gee, vehicles have brake lights for a reason, who knew? now the waranty is up by 3000 mi and I'm stuck with the bill. That's funny huh? anyone organizing a law suit? count me in.

car   Brake Light problem 28
Failure Date: 09/01/2003

Brake lights of 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer quit working when brake is depressed. Have replaced bulbs, had to bend metal contacts in fixture to get better contact with bulb, and wiggle wiring harness to get better connection.

car   Brake Light problem 29
Failure Date: 04/10/2003

Right & left rear brake lights failed.

car   Brake Light problem 30
Failure Date: 01/01/1901

The rear fascia on 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer. ** answer required***. The rear fascia covering the rear brake light broke while the consumer was openingthe rear hatch.

car   Brake Light problem 31

The vehicle brake lights continued to blow out. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealer and the dealer stated the brake light bulbs had melted.

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