Chevrolet Trailblazer owners have reported 14 problems related to power steering pump (under the steering category).
After having taken a 25 mile trip, I discovered a large puddle of oil under my car and upon inspection found the power steering lines had all rusted in a shock mount and ruptured releasing the power steering fluid. My mechanic said if all the oil had drained out, it would have burned up the pump and cost an additional $350. Total cost of repair $623.
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I had gone to a friends house and on the way home my power steering malfunctioned. I took the vehicle to a local auto repair shop and was told the power steering cooler had rusted through. I also had to replace this part on my 2003 Trailblazer not realizing there was a problem. If this part rusts out on different years of the same model there seems to be a problem. The vehicle became very hard to steer. I know for a fact that I and many other people have had problems with transmission lines gasoline lines and power steering lines. I had to replace the gasoline line and fuel pump on the 2003 , and just replaced transmission line on the 2007. I think there needs to be an engineering change on these vehicles. I also received a recall notice on the 2007 Trailblazer for the electric window switch. The notice said I would be notified when to bring my vehicle in. It has been several months since I received the notice and I am still waiting for notification. It cost me $350. 00 to have the power steering repaired. .
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The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The contact stated that the steering wheel became difficult to turn and the speedometer failed. In addition, the rear hatch lock failed causing the contact to be unable to unlock the rear hatch and the front rotors failed. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who replaced the power steering pump and the front rotors. The speedometer and rear hatch were not repaired. The contact also stated that there was a strong abnormal odor present inside the vehicle and the engine warning light illuminated. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 58,584.
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In cold weather, the steering fluid becomes filled with air. Then it foams and boils out of the pump. The car is impossible to steer. It has done it twice.
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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.
Power steering pump needs replaced. Other SUV owners have told me the same thing happened to their vehicle that had the same pump.
My 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer ext has had a power steering problem starting around 15k miles. The power steering goes in and out with no warnings. When I have noticed this, the problem goes away if you push the gas pedal to speed up, but if you do not the power steering goes completely out. I have had several close calls while I would be turning into a parking space and the steering would go out. You do still have control of the steering but it is extremely hard to turn the wheel. I have several friends and neighbors with the same style truck and they all have experienced a problem as well. I find it hard to believe that this problem has not been a huge issue. My dealer, which is very good, has not received any notification about this being an issues from the manufacturing, even after they have receive several complaints themselves on this issue.
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When we first got the truck my husband and I were driving at about 55 mph and went to brake suddenly and the truck would not stop, it made a grinding sound and I had to pump the brakes a few times before the finally stopped. After that we called the dealer and they said it is because the truck was new. . It is 2014 and still have the truck and still does the same thing. Lasst winter I had a bad incident where the car did the samed thing and almost got into a very bad accident, thank god I was able walk away with no injuries. We have reached out to the dealer numerous of times to say that there is something wrong with the brake mechanism of the truck and they say that there are no recalls on this vehicle. I dont know why the dealer just wont take the truck for a test drive and see why we are so concerned. They want to charge us almost $300 to run a diagnostics on the truck which we refuse to pay for. We took the car to a midas and the mechanic said that these trucks are known for having bad brake sensors, which makes all the sense. I just dont get it. . With all of the complaints that were given before the lastest electrical short recall they had, you would think they would take customers serioulsy before any more deaths occur, because of negligance.
Power steering pump shalt broke causing failure of power steering.
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Power steering assist failure, my 17 year old son was driving to his hockey game. In the vehicle with him were teammates and several friends. Luckily he was strong enough to handle the steering of the vehicle and no accident or injury resulted.
Power steering pump failed while the driver was making a right turn. Although the driver was turning steering wheel to the right the vehicle continued to go straight in oncoming traffic. The driver was able to avoid a collision.
This vehicle had about 21,000 miles on it when the power steering pump started squealing when warm and turning. The dealer I had it replaced at told me that normally they get these vehicles in to replace the pump when it totally breaks and strands someone on the road without the ability to steer their vehicle. At 28,000 miles, the new pump is making the exact same noise and I am taking it in again to have it replaced. My concern is, what will happen to my vehicle's steering if it breaks and I ( or my wife ) am driving the vehicle. I am afraid that I will not be able to contol the vehicle. Obviously there is a mechanical problem with vehicle ( a 2003 chevy Trailblazer ext ) as car and driver magazine had published a long term review of this vehicle in their December 2003 issue with their test vehicle requiring 3 new power steering pumps in 40,000 miles. So far there appears to be no real ling term fix to this problem, and I am afraid that I may lose control of my vehicle if this component fails.
Power steering pump failure.
Power steering pump failed while driving at highway speed of 55 mph. Dealer notified. Feel free to provide any further information.
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Power Steering Pump problems||
|Steering Tie Rod Assembly problems||
|Power Steering Fluid problems||
|Hydraulic Power Assist Steering System problems||
|Steering Rack And Pinion problems||
|Steering Column problems||
|Steering Wheel problems||
|Power Steering Failed problems||
|Power Steering Hose, Piping, And Connections problems||