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Transmission Noise Problems of Chevrolet Trailblazer



Chevrolet Trailblazer owners have reported 21 problems related to transmission noise (under the power train category).

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer 1
Failure Date: 01/25/2011

I'm driving down the road with traffic behind me. Suddenly my rpm jolt up to five a horrible noise comes from engine and I loose all power. If I even touch gas a little rpm jump to five and transmission whines very loud. Car behind me slmmms on breaks to avoid hitting me. I throw on cautions and have to push my car off road while cars are trying to ger around me at ten at night on my way home from work. I have to have my husband load our three kids in his tiny eclipse well after bedtime to drive the 40 minutes to come get me and pay 150 dollars to have car towed off side of road back to my house. Where it now sitting with blown transmission and broken transmission lines.

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car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer 2
Failure Date: 04/16/2009

I bought my 2004 Trailblazer new in 2004 and it has been ok. I got in it last Thursday and put it in reverse to back out of my basement to go to work. It made a horrible noise so I got my husband up to look at it. Come to find out reverse went out on the transmission. The repair shop said reverse was out and some gears were worn. I had no warning and this just happened. This repair person told us this was weak link on the Trailblazers and the transmissions would go just like that. If this is a weak link, gm should recall and fix the problem. I did not take out the extended warranty and I only have about 89,000 miles on the vehicle.

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car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer 3
Failure Date: 12/20/2008

My 03 ext first transmission went out with just over 65k and then 16mo. Later at 80k went out again. No help from gm. I have owned a 99 blazer and 02 Trailblazer with no real issues however this 03 has had numerous from cracked gas tank to catalytic converter going out as well as now having loud engine noise!.

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car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer 4
Failure Date: 12/01/2008

I bought a used 2003 chevy Trailblazer 2 months ago, now I' having over $1500 worth of transmission work done to it! after coming downhill on a busy highway, as I started up, a noise came from under my feet. I lost power and every time I gave it gas, that noise returned. Almost ran over by the heavy traffic speeding down the hill, was finally able to pull onto the dangerous shoulder. Shop said shell broke apart and went into trans. Shop said he has made a good living on these transmissions!!!. . . And replaces them with a much better, thicker, stronger "spline" in them. Who has to get killed before they switch over to these better aftermarket pieces?.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer 5
Failure Date: 11/09/2008

I was driving about 20mph after a turn and I heard a loud clunk then followed a loud winding noise. I could not go more than 25mph so I slowly made it to my home. Once I was in park I tried to go in reverse and found that I had lost it. I also lost 2nd and 4th. I got an estimate of $1485. 00 so I had to park it until I could save the money up in these hard times. I took it in to my local transmission place and they told me this was a common problem with 02 gm transmissions. If this is so common and I'm reading all these complaints why do I not see any recall. . . . Someone can get seriously hurt especially when there are no warning signs. I would hope to get some sort of monetary compensation for what I had to pay out, especially with gm knowing this is a common problem. This really concerns me with gm, they need to be on the ball for their consumers safety.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer 6
Failure Date: 04/20/2008

I was driving down the road and my chevy 2002 Trailblazer would not drive right and it started making a loud screeching noise and then I pulled over and I could not go in reverse. I then figures I lost the transmission. No warning. Thank god I was traveling slow at the time. I have had several major defects with this vehicle. Chevy must have a recall on this problem. Last week I had to put in a new fuel filter, a couple months ago it was front hub bearing. I had to get a new starter, brakes and rotors every year, clutch fan. No wonder chevy is having problems they sell junk. Please help us people whom can't afford another new vehicle.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer 7
Failure Date: 09/09/2007

Loud noise in transmission this after 30,000 miles on a totally rebuilt transmission of my 2002 chevy Trailblazer.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer 8
Failure Date: 07/25/2007

Went to get gas for my 2002 chevy Trailblazer and we I finished and I started my car I put it in reverse and heard a loud clunk noise and then the truck would not go into reverse. Then I put it in drive and heard a lot of grinding. I called GMC and they know the Trailblazer has a defective transmission and now that I call them with my problem they tell me that I just need to get a gm diagnostics test. Done and it just another way for them to get money out of people.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer 9
Failure Date: 05/29/2007

2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer 2 wheel drive (2wd) transmission failure. Transmission failed while under normal highway operating conditions, speed approximately 55 mph, two lane highway, surface conditions dry, mileage 25605. Failure proceeded by strange noise, then complete disengagement / loss of power. Service engine check light illuminated; later diagnosed by GMC dealorship as an open / loose gas cap as th e cause. The vehicle was manuevered / coasted without powertrain assistance to parking lot adjacent to the highway without injury / incident. Vehicle towed to dealorshi on . 6/15/07) informed by gm representative that component replacement / repair needed, specifics unknown, cost $2400 of which gm would pay 50%; my cost $1200.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer 10
Failure Date: 04/03/2007

I went to put the vehicle in reverse this morning and it made a whinnying noise and wouldn't move. I thought maybe a had a toy under the car that was making that noise. So I shut the car off turned it back and still same noise when I went to back up. This is a 2002 with under 60,000 miles and has transmission trouble. Same as that other complaints I've read on here. Book says transmission service when 100,000 miles and I don't believe there should be so many problems with a vehicle with low miles and as many complaints as there has been gm should do something about it and think about a recall. I run a daycare and sometimes have 5 kids in the car explain that to the parents if they would have been hurt. It time for gm to do something about it.


 
car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer 11
Failure Date: 11/29/2006

I was driving my car home when the car would no longer accelerate. All it would do is make a loud whining noise when the gas pedal was pushed. With less than 70,000 miles on the car and regular maintenance, there should not be an issue with the transmission. I nearly had a wreck just trying to get off the exit ramp and to the nearest auto shop.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer 12
Failure Date: 11/07/2006

2002 Trailblazer with approx. 34,000 miles; purchased new. As I was driving. There was a loud, violent clunk from under the car. I was able to coast around a corner and into the right lane of another street. After waiting for over an hour for a tow truck, I was forced to drive the car (slowly) about 1/4 mile into a large parking lot. The entire time I was driving, there was a loud whining noise. When I tried to back up the car, there was no reverse gear. The tow truck driver took me and the car to a Chevrolet dealer. The service person called me a short time later to say the sun shield was broken, and repairs would be a minimum of $1800, possibly more if additional problems were found once the transmission was pulled. Even though there are only 34,000 miles on the car, he advised that it was 1-1/2 years past the time portion of the warranty. My car is still at the dealership until I can do more research into the apparently widespread problem with this car.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer 13
Failure Date: 03/11/2006

I am writing in a complaint on my Trailblazer transmission. My fiance decided to go shopping in st. Louis about 200 miles from home on her return home she was about 10 miles from home and she feels this instant jerk that made her go off the side of the road and then the vehicle had a constant humming noise. After she got control of vehicle and came to a stop. She had no gears or reverse. I am complaining because if she would have been in st. Louis she probably would have hit someone or killed someone when the transmission went out if she would have been in the high traffic area. I am writing this letter because I have wrote gm headquarters and the said they can't do anything about it. Well the vehicle isn't very old and our friends had the same thing happen to them but the went on vacation to florida when theirs happened the only difference theirs was under recall is what the dealer told our friends. So they got there transmission changed for free and I have had to pay for a new transmission. Gm headquarters told me for me to get my money back that you would have to recall the transmission on my certain model before I would get my money refunded to me. Please look into this matter. I know other people are having the same trouble. Thanks.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer 14
Failure Date: 12/11/2005

My 2002 Trailblazer with 32,716 miles on it, started to make a thud noise when slowing down and increasing speed on 12/09/05. I called chapman Chevrolet in tempe, az and made an appointment for 12/12/05 to have it looked at. On 12/11/05 while out christmas shopping my tb started to whine while in motion, then lost reverse. The service center called the afternoon of 12/12/05 to let me know that the sun shell gear had gone out in the transmission, and that the following day someone associated with the extended warrenty program would come out to verify the repairs, which all the repairs were covered, for which I only had to pay the $100. 00 deductable. However, if I had not had the extended warrenty the repairs would have cost appx. $2700. 00. Yes, my tb was past the 3year date of purchase, however I wouldn't excpect for a transmission to have problems or go out under 100,000 miles, unless the vehicle is being used commercially. I'm very disappointed with the quality of my tb, and plan to get rid of it before my extended warrenty runs out, my next vehicle will not be a gm product.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer 15
Failure Date: 11/27/2005

The contact heard a loud clinging noise in transmission. She could then only get the vehicle to go in first gear. The vehicle was then towed to a certified dealer. The dealer confirmed that the vehicle would need a new transmission. The manufacturer was contacted. They offered no free remedy. Updated 1/11/2006 -.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer 16
Failure Date: 09/01/2005

This complaint is for a 2002 chevy Trailblazer with 44000 miles. My wife pulled out to pass a slow moving car and when she pulled along side the car she was passing, the motor just reved up and made a screeming loud sort of noise. There was a car coming ahead of her and the line of cars behind her had taken up the empty spot she had just pulled out to pass from, not to mention she was scared by the loud noise coming from the car. She almost hit the on-coming car head on. My wife and two children were in the car that almost cost them their lives. After researching the problem and talking to the dealership that is repairing the problem, it seems many people are having this transmission problem. My dealership's service manager said this shoud not happen again because the new parts are hardened steel, and the gear that was put in at the factory was not. I feel that this is a widespread problem and someone is not going to be as lucky as my family ended up being. I assume that the company is not recalling this transmission part because of the cost of replaceing this defective part. I feel that the saftey of my family and any other family is well worth the cost of replacing this defective part.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer 17
Failure Date: 08/16/2005

Car starting making a whinnying noise. I then turned around and took to car to the dealership for repair, approximately 10 miles. Their investigation found it was the transmission , only 84,500 miles). At this point, I will have to authorize them to make the repairs , approximately $2500. After reading several message boards, it appears that this is a common problem that gm addressed on the 2003 model. Apparently, part of the transmission on the 2002 could not stand the heat. Gm needs to fix this problem and issue a recall, and behind their product).

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer 18
Failure Date: 07/16/2005

My Trailblazer has 56,000 miles and the transmission has went out with no sign that it was going out not even a warning light inside the truck or a noise when driving or starting the vehicle.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer 19
Failure Date: 01/12/2005

My transmission went in January of 2005. It is now July and the same thing happened again. I had to fight with the dealership then because I only had the vehicle for 4 months and I am fighting with them again. It is the same problem. It won't shif out of 1st and it won't go in reverse and the loud noise is horrible.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer 20
Failure Date: 11/11/2003

The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer. While driving approximately 50 mph, the contact heard a loud screeching noise underneath the vehicle. The check engine light illuminated on the instrument panel. The dealer rebuilt the transmission and the sun shield. One year later, the failure recurred and the dealer made the same repair. The failure recurred for the third time a year later and the dealer stated that it was an internal transmission failure. The contact filed a formal complaint with the manufacturer. The failure mileage was 45,000 updated 3/5/08 the consumer stated second failure mileage was 77,000 and the third was 167,000 miles. The consumer further stated the dealer rebuilt the transmission and sunshield 1st and 2nd time but refused the third time. The consumer stated the dealer replaced the 4 wheel drive switch because it kept blinking. Updated 03/05/08.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer 21
Failure Date: 02/12/2002

When accelerating the SUV seems to stall and needs a while to pick up and this causes many noises to come out of the engine. This has happened since I bought the truck in 2002. Took the truck in many times and the dealership said its normal, but my sister purchased a 2005 Trailblazer and when driving that the transmission is and sound excellent, unlike mine that souds like a semi taking off.