Chevrolet Trailblazer owners have reported 10 problems related to power steering fluid (under the steering category).
My Trailblazer sprung a major power steering fluid leak. I lost power steering after coming out of a grocery store, it was -10 degrees outside and I used my autostart while inside the store. I came out and did not have p/s and noticed a large puddle under the car. I looked under the hood when I got home, and the high pressure hose disconnected from where the high pressure hose meets the metal tube before entering the rack.
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The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer. While driving 25 mph and depressing the brake pedal, the vehicle's steering pulled to the left. When the contact released the brake pedal, the vehicle pulled back to the right. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the rack and pinion was leaking fluid and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 130,000.
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The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer 360. While starting the vehicle, the battery and engine warning indicators illuminated continuously. The engine was turned off. The contact inspected underneath the hood and noticed the power steering pump was leaking fluid onto the ground. In addition, the serpentine belt disconnected. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.
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The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer. After driving 55 mph, the contact noticed fluid leaking from the power steering. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 05v455000 (steering). The contact also received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15v755000 (exterior lighting) and stated that the part needed for the repair was not available. The manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 95,000. VIN tool confirms part not available.
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The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer. While driving various speeds, the steering wheel seized and required excessive force. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the power steering lines were corroded and there was a power steering fluid leakage. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 87,000.
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer 360. The contact stated that the hard line to the rack and pinion fractured several times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who replaced the rack and pinion three times, but the failure recurred. The independent mechanic stated that there was excessive fluid leakage causing potential steering difficulties. The vehicle was towed to the independent mechanic who replaced the rack and pinion a fourth time and the power steering pump. The vehicle was repaired. The contact stated that the vehicle was included in a manufacturer's recall for the electronic power steering. The contact received a notice for NHTSA campaign number: 12v248000 (electrical system, visibility) but the part was not available within a reasonable amount of time. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 127,000.
Power steering line failed/corroded and leaked all the fluid on ground without warning. Unknown if there is damage to the unit.
My 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer had a sudden failure of the power steering pump. The vehicle only had 43,000 miles on it and failed without warning. It became extremely difficult to steer and fortunately I was not traveling fast at the time. Note that there were no leaks in the system and there was the proper amount of fluid in the reservoir at the time of failure.
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The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer. He noticed that the power steering fluid was leaking, it caused the steering wheel to make a loud noise and lock. While driving 20 mph, the steering wheel locked as he was making a turn. He took the vehicle to the dealer and the diagnosis located the failure to be the rack and pinion and needed to be replaced. The estimated cost for repair was $800. 00. He is not sure if the vehicle will be repaired. The failure mileage was 59,000 and the current mileage was 61000.
First: thank you. I am a trooper for the colorado state patrol and certified car seat tech. Love your work. My own personal vehicle, a 2002 chevy Trailblazer, has a defect with the front differential. There is a leak from the seam, from the case itself. A mechanic friend stated it is a defect in the housing itself, the "punkin" (?) it causes leaks and needs to have fluid constantly added. The vehicle was primarily used in the denver metro area until this year (ie, high salt/mag chloride areas). The housing itself needs to be replaced, and I was wondering/hoping this was something chevy needs to correct via recall versus something that normally happens (which I have never had on any other vehicle I've owned). This vehicle has been updated when previous recalls came out, has not been in an accident that might have caused the defect, and is not driven heavily or offroad. It is a continuous leak. I am concerned the casing itself will break and do more damage soon, especially if I was driving with my family in the vehicle on the highway. Thank you for you time.
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|Power Steering Pump problems||
|Power Steering Fluid problems||
|Steering Tie Rod Assembly problems||
|Hydraulic Power Assist Steering System problems||
|Steering Column problems||
|Steering Rack And Pinion problems||
|Steering Wheel problems||
|Power Steering Failed problems||
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