Exterior Rearview Mirror Problems of Chevrolet Trailblazer

Chevrolet Trailblazer owners have reported 20 problems related to exterior rearview mirror (under the visibility category). The most recently reported issues are listed below.

car image   Exterior Rearview Mirror problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer 1
Failure Date: 07/15/2014

The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The contact stated that the electrical system on the driver side door failed. As a result, the window could not be opened and the exterior mirror could not be adjusted. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was 150,000.

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car image   Exterior Rearview Mirror problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer 2
Failure Date: 12/29/2007

The side mirrors which have memory recall have never worked properly. They set themselves to different positions increasing the risk of collision due to reliance on the mirrors before changing lanes, etc.

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Failure Date: 04/04/2007

Side mirrors no longer have memory of last position. I will find the mirrors pointing in different directions every time I start my vehicle. Every itme I have to reajust both outside mirrors to the correct position.

car image   Exterior Rearview Mirror problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer 4
Failure Date: 09/30/2006

My vehicle is a 2002 Trailblazer ltz. It has the "memory" mirror option which features memory set options for driver 1 and driver 2, as well as rearview curb assistance (the mirrors will tilt down to your setting to help parallel park when in reverse). This option worked great for a while. Then, the mirrors started acting erratically. They would click excessively, tilt towards the sky or down at the ground. The mirrors quit holding their memory, and every time I got into the vehicle, I would have to reset the mirrors. The worrisome part of this is that the mirrors will not hold the reset either and while driving, the mirrors moved. I drive the interstate every day and when I checked the mirror to change lanes, found myself looking up at the clouds or down at the road. This is a serious safety issue!. (I won't even factor in the annoyance aspect. ) my 17 year old doesn't understand why I won't teach her to drive in the "newer" car and I explained that I actually feel like she's safer, in the 96 Saturn coupe, because the mirrors are reliable. I've seen this complaint on several sites and I seriously have to wonder why there has been no recall on something that is fundamentally a safety issue.

car image   Exterior Rearview Mirror problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer 5
Failure Date: 05/20/2006

My 03 chevy Trailblazer is equipped with power/memory outside mirrors. The mirrors will not stay in one place when set. They will move at start up and while I am driving. This creates a serious safety issue for lane changing on multi lane highway. I have talked with other owners who have experienced the same problem. It seems that a software update might fix it but the mirror motors must be replaced also. This seems to happen after the warranty has expired. Once again this can cause a real safety problem.

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car image   Exterior Rearview Mirror problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer 6
Failure Date: 05/14/2006

The right side mirror on my 2002 Trailblazer changes settings whenever the car is put into reverse even when this feature has been locked out. It does not return to the proper setting for driving and I have had two recent close calls by not being able to see cars approaching on my right side. The mirror and controls were checked several times and the mirror replaced once while the car was in warranty. I would be happy if the backup feature would stay locked out but have the control feature work so I could adjust the mirrors and have them stay adjusted. This has been a problem since the car was new but the recent close calls scared me into reporting it.

car image   Exterior Rearview Mirror problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer 7
Failure Date: 11/20/2004

The car drives fine but a few weeks after purchase, the passenger mirror started moving. I have a car where when you open the car with your designated key, the mirrors set to your preferences. I kept resetting the mirror and a few days later they would not hold the set again. Now every time I shut off the car and get back in the mirrors have to be reset. There have been times when I forget to reset the mirror and start driving. I am so afraid I am going to hit someone while attempting to change lanes. I have to try to reset the mirror while driving and this takes my attention away from the road. I have had the car in the shop three times in kentucky. At first they kept telling me they couldn't find the problem because it didn't act up for them because it would hold for the time they had the car. Finally they did another test and it showed I had a faulty part in the door that is attached to the mirror. They replaced that and it held for about a week and a half and then started again. I was in the process of moving to south carolina so I took it to a dealership there. They couldn't find anything wrong and charged me for the visit even though this has been an ongoing problem. I called gm and talked by e-mail to their customer service and have received no help at all. They said they would call back (they called once) but I haven't heard from them.

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car image   Exterior Rearview Mirror problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer 8
Failure Date: 11/11/2004

Automatic (programmable) side view (exterior) mirrors do not maintain their settings. They must be changed each time the vehicle is started and sometimes move while the vehicle is moving. Dealer first stated they couldn't duplicate the problem. I told them that was impossible and took the service tech out to experience the problem. He climbed out of the vehicle and said "gosh, I don't know. " I have complained about the problem to this dealer several times throughout my warranty. The mirror on the other side was replaced because the nut was stripped inside the mirror. Now that my car is at 34,000 and they tell me I've owned it for 3 years effective October that my warranty is no longer any good. I would think a previous problem would have overridden this.

car image   Exterior Rearview Mirror problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer 9
Failure Date: 09/14/2004

The side view mirrors inadvertently moved once they had been set. Please provide more information.

car image   Exterior Rearview Mirror problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer 10
Failure Date: 08/29/2003

Consumer stated the side view mirrors did not adjust automatically as designed.

car image   Exterior Rearview Mirror problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer 11
Failure Date: 08/06/2003

I have had my 03 Trailblazer at the dealership 3 times for the outside mirrors. I have disabled curb-view assist and the mirrors still cannot remember their settings. Normally I can set the mirrors, get out of the car and turn it off for a few minutes, like at the gas station, and then get in and have to re-set them again. It does not matter if it is driver 1 or driver 2, the settings do not stay. Sometimes I get in, start the car and the mirror adjusts so I can see my elbow and the side of the Trailblazer. Other times I get in and cannot see any part of the Trailblazer in the mirror. I have been told, by the deleaship, that this is an issue that Chevrolet is aware of and there is not a solution yet, but Chevrolet is working on one. They will let me know when there is a fix. Does this sound like good business and excellent customer service to you?.

car image   Exterior Rearview Mirror problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer 12
Failure Date: 07/30/2003

Driver's side mirror doesn't adjust enough to see oncoming traffic, and caused a blind spot. The dealer was notified.

car image   Exterior Rearview Mirror problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer 13
Failure Date: 07/23/2003

I have motorized memory mirrors on my 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The memory function does not properly work, and on occasion the sideview mirrors will move while I am driving the vehicle. This is extraordinarily dangerous, especially on the highway.

car image   Exterior Rearview Mirror problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer 14
Failure Date: 05/19/2003

Curb view assist, mirrors after being properly set to the curb view position while in reverse will from time to time stay in the "curb view" setting after vehicle is placed into drive or park. The only way I have found to get them to come back into driving position is to move them using the mirror controller or to turn the vehicle off and then restart vehicle.

car image   Exterior Rearview Mirror problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer 15
Failure Date: 05/19/2003

Curb view assist. After properly setting both outside mirrors to my desired placement for curb view assist in reverse, the mirrors will "forget" their proper placement. It takes approx 10 -15 times into reverse for them to eventually not even move, although the curb view assist is being displayed in the driver information center. Dealer had vehicle in for service on may 5 03 and was to check this problem. Dealer advised "could not duplicate working per gm specifications.

car image   Exterior Rearview Mirror problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer 16
Failure Date: 01/01/2003

The vehicle is equipped with automatic adjusting exterior mirrors. I have had problems with those mirrors for the longest time. The vehicle has been at the dealer several times for the problem. They always say they fixed something different, but the problem is still prevalent.

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Failure Date: 07/01/2002

Side mirrors exhibit erratic behavior on entry to vehicle. They never return to preset position. This existed from purchase of the new vehicle, a 2002 chevy Trailblazer. Delear says it requires two actuators and software update costing $400. The incorrectly positioned mirrors cause a hazzard if not noticed each time car is unlocked, entered and driven.

car image   Exterior Rearview Mirror problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer 18
Failure Date: 02/15/2002

Side view mirror will change automatic setting, at the time when consumer uses power lock. Could set side view mirror at height desired, but it will change as soon as power lock is used. The front side mirrors electronically locked position changes due to memory of the system malfunctioning.

car image   Exterior Rearview Mirror problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer 19
Failure Date: 02/01/2002

Exterior mirrors are misaligned and do not show intended view. Consumer has contacted manufacturer. Manufacturer was aware of problem, and wasworking on a remedy.

car image   Exterior Rearview Mirror problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer 20
Failure Date: 09/17/2001

Side view mirrors do not retain memory position. Every time you unlock the vehicle with the remote unlock feature the mirrors wander to a faulty location. This has almost caused crashes because of visibility issues.


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