Transmission Failure Problems of Chevrolet Trailblazer
Chevrolet Trailblazer owners have reported 50 problems linked to transmission failure (under the power train category).
#1 - Transmission Failure problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The car is a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 1GNET16M06_. Very hard, shocking 2-1 (maybe 3-2?) downshift after long drive as in 2-3 hours or under heavy load. Such a hard brutal shift can lead to an accident. This is a very serious situation and it feels like you have hit something solid like another car. It is hard enough to completely jar occupants and dislodge glasses off of your face. You immediately lose about 5 mph. Feels like it could cause complete transmission failure. It is very difficult to recreate this failure and it is so scary that you would not want to do it again. It was December 19, 2010 when this transmission failure issue happened.
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#2 - Transmission Failure problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The car involved is a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer. Automatic transmission sunshell failed, driving and the truck didn't go into gear. Slowing went in gear, cause struggle driving. . . As I turn to held back home the SUV refused to go in to rear. Took to transmission shop failed sunshell need new transmission. Costly. . Start slipped in and out of gear week before engine light came on. The slippage of gear have almost caused several accident when enter highways or lans. This transmission failure issue occurred May 8, 2012.
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#3 - Transmission Failure problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The car involved was a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Chevrolet Trailblazer is 1GNDT13S56_. Without warning car would not accelerate when applying pressure to gas pedal, the motor would just rev up. I had to shift automatic transmission into lower gear to get it to go. I was able to drive to dealership by manually shifting transmission. Service department inform me that transmission was shot and would need to be replaced for about $3,000. 00 dollars. My 2006 chevy Trailblazer has always been service at the same dealership and only has 28,783 miles on the odometer; I did not think that the transmission would fail with such low mileage. Gm did say that they would cover the parts but I would be responsible to pay for labor. I realized that chevy did not offer 100,000 mile power train warrantees on Trailblazers until 2007 but I believe that the transmission was defective from the start and chevy should be responsible to cover replacement cost. It was Jan. 9, 2012 when this transmission failure issue occurred.
#4 - Transmission Failure problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The car was a 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The VIN of this vehicle was 1GNET13H17_. Transmission failure without any notice at intersection almost causing accident in a 2007 chevy Trailblazer ss. This transmission failure issue occurred Saturday, Jun. 4, 2011.
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#5 - Transmission Failure problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The car was a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1GNDT13S15_. 2005 chevy Trailblazer. Bought the vehicle used in 2008 with only 33868 miles on it. Have 78158 on vehicle now and last month had to have the radiator replaced and transmission rebuilt. The place that did the repairs told me he gets about 3-5 Trailblazers a year with the same problem. He had 2 folks call about the same issue while mine was on the rack. Seems the radiator develops a small leak in the system that cools the trans and causes the transmission to fail. Had no real issues until last month when vehicle would not come out of 3rd gear. Could put auto transmission in to 1 or 2 and then be able to take off from dead stop and shift into drive to get the vehicle home and then to shop. Have looked online to see if there was a recall on this issue and there has not, but appears there have been other complaints about this issue. Total cost for vehicle repair was $2,814. 17. This problem occurred on 05/21/2011.
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#6 - Transmission Failure problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer
Rented 2009 Chevrolet Trailblazer SUV from national car rental on 8/31/08 with 436 miles on odometer. Drove approx 800 miles over a period of 7 days. On 9/6/08, while driving on I-75 southbound at 70mph, vehicle shifted itself into 3rd gear, would not go into 4th or overdrive. Rpm's at 70 mph were approx 3,500. Pulled off road at interstate exit, transmission made a "clunk", jolting me and my wife rather intensely. Topped off the fuel, quite gingerly began our trip again. As vehicle reached 45-50mph, it downshifted itself into 3rd gear, jumping the rpm's and causing the vehicle to lurch harshly. Called national, requested they "talk us in" to saginaw, mi office for vehicle exchange. National rep told me she "could not read a map" and "can't tell what exit you should take to get here". We once again pulled off the road at an exit, slowed to a stop, put vehicle in park while attempting to locate a national office. While on "hold" with national's roadside assistance dept. , decided to try to get on the road again. Reached 40mph on I-75, when transmission completely failed. Motor revved when throttle depressed, but no forward motion occurred. Pulled off in emergency lane (narrow, next to a steep ditch), and were stuck there for nearly two hours while national performed a "tow-exchange". Eventually, another vehicle was brought out, but not until after we were stuck with huge semi tractors running 80mph past us for two hours, and having no means of shelter from the potential of becoming "roadkill"!!
failure of transmission was unprecedented. Vehicle drove normally until it would not shift into 4th / overdrive. Failure was progressive and severe thereafter. This transmission failure issue occurred 09/06/08.
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#7 - Transmission Failure problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The car involved was a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The VIN of the car is 1GNDT13S86_. Transmission on my 2006 Trailblazer failed at 44,000 miles. The failure caused the vehicle to roll backwards almost immediately. The vehicle would only operate in 1st and 2nd gear. Dealership inspection indicated that the transmission failed prematurely but had no explanation as to why. This issue happened on 02/12/2010.
#8 - Transmission Failure problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The vehicle having this issue was a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer. While driving I automatic transmission failed to work in the drive position. It was taken to dealer for repairs,where it was found that a complete failure of transmission occurred. The vehicle was safely stopped on the side of the road. Their were no injuries, but under different circumstances this occurrence may have resulted in severe injury or death. The vehicle had only 51,653 miles at the time of the incident. The transmission was overhauled and the vehicle was returned 5 days later. The required first service of the transmission was not scheduled until 100,000 miles. It was Saturday, Apr. 28, 2007 when this transmission failure issue occurred.
#9 - Transmission Failure problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The vehicle was a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The VIN of this vehicle was 1GNDT13S25_. After doing some research I am encountering a problem that seems to be out there a lot. I have a 2005 Trailblazer and my forward gear stopped working at 80k miles. I think is a much too new car to encounter a transmission failure. There is obviously a problem when I have read pages and pages of this same issue. Gm has to step in and tell me something my dealer estimate this to cost me a min. $3,200. 00 in this economy or any that is a large expense to encounter with no warning or previous problems. I hope the gm will have some answers and do the right thing! this happened to me on the van wyke expressway in rush hour many of us could have been hurt or killed! thank you. The failure date was Monday, November 10, 2008.
#10 - Transmission Failure problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The car is a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer. We were driving on I-85 in virginia with cruise control on when the engine started racing. We limped into a service station at the next exit to have the Trailblazer looked at. We only had 1st and 2nd gear remaining on our transmission and had to have the SUV towed to the next major city and spend the night until the dealership opened on Monday. The end result is that the transmission failed at less than 64,000 miles. I was told by the dealership that the transmission housing essentially disintegrated and there were a lot of metal fragments inside the housing which were a major factor in the transmission failing. This level of catastrophic failure of a major drive train component should not occur at so low a mileage. We, as the consumer, were forced to pay $3200. 00 for a new transmission. Plus the costs of hotel rental and a rental vehicle to return home and missing work to address this issue. It was May. 16, 2010 when this transmission failure issue occurred.
#11 - Transmission Failure problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer
Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 1GNDS13S64_. I own a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer and the transmission recently failed, due to causes unknown. This concerns me because I only have 54,000 miles on my vehicle and it has received all scheduled maintenance. Also I've done some research to find out that is a recurring issue starting in 2002 with the Trailblazer. I am going to contact Chevrolet for repair but my warranty is expired and I am sure is will have to pay for all repairs. This transmission failure issue occurred Friday, May. 26, 2006.
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#12 - Transmission Failure problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The vehicle is a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer. In April 2007, the '04 Trailblazer's transmission failed. At the time the vehicle had less than 50,000 miles. I drive the car very well - mostly highway miles as I commute for work - and the vehicle had never been used to tow. The transmission was repaired at a Chevrolet dealer, and less than 2 months later, the transmission failed again. I am very unsatisfied with the quality of this vehicle. The failure date was Jun. 5, 2007.
#13 - Transmission Failure problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The vehicle is a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer ext. The incident occurred while driving home after dropping my son off at work on I-95. I was traveling between 65 and 70 mph and passing a semi when my vehicle suddenly and with no prior warning shifted into second gear. Luckily I was able to maintain control of my car and able to drive it the rest of the way home. On Monday I drove my vehicle as instructed to the mj sullivans, the dealership in which I bought the Trailblazer, for service. I was then notified that the stator support bushings in the transmission failed and that it would actually be cheaper to replace the transmission. Interestingly, the new transmission comes with a 10yr/100k mile warranty and my vehicle has only 69000 miles of highway miles. Asked the service engineer about how unusual this type of failure is and they told me highly considering the wear on other parts in the transmission. We do not tow or have hills in our area and for the most part only travel on the highway so I would not suspect that we would be putting a high level of wear and tear on it. We had the transmission replaced. It was Sunday, Nov. 13, 2005 when this transmission failure issue occurred.
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#14 - Transmission Failure problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The vehicle was a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer ext. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1GNES16S53_. Traveling up a draw bridge at 50 miles per hour the transmission quit completely, the engine would rev up but no drive from the transmission. Fortunately, no one rear ended the vehicle as we slowed down and barely made it over the top of the bridge and then coasted down enough to get off of the bridge. The vehicle was towed to a dealer and they determined that the transmission must be completely replaced at my cost. The vehicle has 64,000 miles, too few for a transmission failure. The failure date was Saturday, April 1, 2006.
#15 - Transmission Failure problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The car is a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer ext. While driving across the williamsburg bridge I suddenly lost the ability to accelerate. The rpm gauge shot to the high end and I had to coast the vehicle off of the bridge. I was towed to the dealership who without looking at it, knew immediately that the transmission had failed. I asked the service technician was this a common problem and he pointed me to edmunds. Com to show how many posts there were concerning this problem. The dealership "overhauled" the transmission and told me I should consider a transmission cooler. I've never towed anything with the vehicle and am concerned that I am about to experience the same problem, except this time my warranty is expired. It was March 27, 2006 when this transmission failure issue occurred.
#16 - Transmission Failure problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The car involved is a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer ext. 2003 Trailblazer transmission failure. Driving in the neighborhood (25 mph) heard a load clunk ( like something either hit or fell of the vehicle), then a high pitched whining sound, got the vehicle home (11pm). In the morning, to take the vehicle to be looked at found that I had no reverse, had to push it out of the garage. I have a extended warranty, but have given firestone permission to replace with a rebuild unit from gm. I do not know what my warranty will cover, but believe that gm should foot the bill, since this had been a reported problem for this transmission for years. This transmission failure issue occurred Tue., May. 13, 2008.
#17 - Transmission Failure problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer
2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer transmission failure (at 75,000 miles) on highway $2000 repair required - full transmission overhaul. This problem occurred on Saturday, June 11, 2005.
#18 - Transmission Failure problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The vehicle involved is a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer. Transmission just failed on our 03 tblazer because of the sun shell spline. Tires had to be replaced at only 45,000 miles (normal driving conditions). It was 03/03/06 when this transmission failure issue happened.
#19 - Transmission Failure problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The car involved is a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer. 2003 chevy Trailblazer transmission failure at 52000 miles. This transmission failure issue occurred Nov. 1, 2006.
#20 - Transmission Failure problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The vehicle was a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer. Transmission failure at 68,000 miles on two wheel drive vehicle. Stranded wife and kids on interstate in michigan. Thank you to the michigan state police for helping! very dissatisfied with the whole gm brand. Second SUV owned and similar problems with both. This will be the last. . . . This transmission failure problem happened on Mon., Jul. 2, 2007.
#21 - Transmission Failure problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The vehicle involved was a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer ext. The VIN of the car is 1GNET16S62_. Transmission failed. Diagnosis was reverse sun shell failure (just like all the other complaints listed on this site)! gm refuses to offer any cost assistance with the repair or acknowledge that there is an obvious defect that should be recalled!!!. It was 12/28/2006 when this transmission failure issue happened.
#22 - Transmission Failure problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The car involved is a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer ext. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 1GNET16S52_. With no prior warning of defect, my 2002 Trailblazer would not accelerate while trying to merge into highway traffic. After initial look through for any obvious signs of what may be wrong, I was unable to drive my car and had it towed to nearest dealership where a transmission failure was quickly diagnosed and I was quoted a repair cost of just under $5,000 !!! my wife and I think this is pretty odd considering the regular maintenance and absence of signs of trouble, so we researched the internet only to find out that transmission problems (particularly on 2002 Trailblazer) are very common. It is believed that general motors is very much aware of this and the phrase "silent recall" kept coming up. The failure date was Monday, Mar. 10, 2008.
#23 - Transmission Failure problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The vehicle was a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer. Consumer states that transmission failed without warning while driving. Vehicle only had 200 miles. Dealer replaced transmission and 2 weeks later replacement began losing power. Dealer serviced, but problem has recurred. Ts. This issue happened on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2002.
#24 - Transmission Failure problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The vehicle involved is a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The VIN of this vehicle was 1GNES16S52_. Transmission failed due to band failure for the third and forth gears, completely burn up. Contacted Chevrolet. Dealer stated that they did have transmission problems. . . . . . It was Thursday, Feb. 10, 2005 when this transmission failure issue happened.
#25 - Transmission Failure problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The vehicle was a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer. Transmission failture. This issue happened on Thursday, June 9, 2005.
#26 - Transmission Failure problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The car was a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The VIN of the car is 1GNDT13S92_. My vehicle is a 2002 Chevrolet trail blazer of which I purchased new. Since day one the vehicle has been plagued with a multitude of problems. It has had an engine replacement, clutch fan ($620. 00), tail lights, hvac controls $(200), exhaust manifold, recall items and now finally a transmission failure where the sun shell/gear let go costing me ($1858. 03). Fast forward to today just 3 months after the transmission was "completely overhauled), the valve body id failing where the dealer has told me that "is not part of the 12 month, 12,000 warranty on the transmission. ". This transmission failure issue occurred 07/14/2005.
#27 - Transmission Failure problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer
My wife was driving her 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer when the transmission catastrophically failed. The vehicle was towed to a dealer, and the diagnosis was "sun shell spline failure" in the transmission. This problem occurred on Jul. 17, 2005.
#28 - Transmission Failure problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The car was a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The VIN of this Trailblazer is 1GNDT13S92_. Vehicle was not shifting properly transmission failure ( sun shell spleen the works). Had an inspection and had to have new sun shell spleen, reconditioning of transmission. $ 3000. 00 to fix, I see many complaints on the 2002 Trailblazer. This should be looked into, I called the manufacturer to tell them about the failure and they e-mailed me and thank me for the e-mail. My vehicle only had 49,665 mileage. I should have saved the parts they were in very bad shape. This failure was without any notice. It was 07/20/05 when this transmission failure issue occurred.
#29 - Transmission Failure problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The car involved was a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer. (1) no events leading up to failure (2) transmission failed at 44,000 miles, first time; failed at 99,000 miles, second time (3) had transmission rebuilt, first time; not repaired yet, second time. This transmission failure problem happened on 10/09/05.
#30 - Transmission Failure problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The vehicle having this issue was a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer. VIN of the vehicle was 1GNDS13S92_. I have a 2002 Trailblazer. The transmission was reprogrammed twice in 2002. Last month the transmission failed as I exited the off ramp of a highway. The vehicle was towed to the closest Chevrolet dealership. They called me a day later and said the sun shield had fallen apart and there were fragments of the transmission all over the place. This vehicle is out of warranty as it has 77,000 miles on it. The dealership said it cost 3,000 to fix the transmission and is willing to submit 1,500 for reimbursement to gm. This stinks as a transmission should last a lot longer than this and it certainly does not make anyone want to go buy a car from Chevrolet. It was Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005 when this transmission failure issue happened.
#31 - Transmission Failure problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The VIN of the car is 1GNDT13S72_. 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer - at 60,000 miles the transmission failed, I. E. No reverse, and only first and second gear. Dealer diagnosed as a broken reaction shell. They replace the reaction shell and overhauled the transmission. At 69,000 miles had exactly the same symptoms. Dealer diagnosed as broken reaction internal gear caused by owner rocking car to get unstuck. Therefore the warranty from the first failure was no good. G. M. Told owner that they would replace trans as a courtesy if owner paid $500 deductible . It was Wednesday, January 4, 2006 when this transmission failure issue occurred.
#32 - Transmission Failure problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The vehicle is a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The VIN of this Trailblazer is 1GNDS13S52_. Transmission failed - dealer said probably due to the sun shell. When given the option to rebuild or replace I took replacement due to cost and warranty. Cost me $3,000 for replacement. This problem occurred on January 23, 2006.
#33 - Transmission Failure problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The vehicle involved was a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Chevrolet Trailblazer is 1GNDS13S62_. Summary: -2002 Trailblazer lt 2wd -transmission failure at 78,000 miles -near accident with two children in car ages 2 and 7 -major repair cost -significant safety problem -multiple listings of identical failures (sun shell/ reaction gear) planetary system. -reportedly known defective and (under designed) part. This will be the NHTSA's responsibility to investigate and sort out. -some reports of a "silent recall" however never acknowledged with my conversations -no warning of oncoming failure -owners manual doesn't recommend any transmission service until 100,000 miles -never towed anything -wife driven/ garage kept -significant engineering accomplishments in transmissions have been made in the past decade with materials and lubricants. There is absolutely no reason a tranny should fall apart on an automobile towing or not under 100,000 miles especially if your following the manufacturers maintenance recommendations. -gm covered 30% after lengthy time. -technician described failure "when we see these problems its almost always what we call the sun-shell grenades" now, since you limit your description to 2000 characters which doesn't allow a complete description I will leave you with the summary and give you the location of the full report which I hope you take the time to review because of the safety problem. It was Sunday, November 26, 2006 when this transmission failure issue happened.. Read more...
Other Power Train related problems of Chevrolet Trailblazer:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Automatic Transmission problems||140|
|Transfer Case problems||84|
|Transmission Failure problems||50|
|Power Train problems||46|
|Transmission Noise problems||21|
|Automatic Transmission Cooler problems||19|
|Transmission Fluid Leaking problems||16|
|Noises During Shifting problems||15|
|Differential Unit problems||12|
|Automatic Transmission Control Module problems||10|
|Transmission Gear Slipping problems||9|
|Transmission Slip Out Of Gear problems||8|
|Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problems||8|
|Transmission Not Go Into Gear problems||6|