On some such missions, the fuel-economy average plunged to 10 mpg or worse. Click on pictures for enlarged view. Kit Instructions are written keeping the knowledgeable do-it-yourselfer in mind while still being streamlined for the experienced mechanic. The tough, integrated design ensures that the winch is protected. We were also underwhelmed by what seemed to be a hastily designed third-row seat.
And I loved the fact that I couldn't hear what they were listening to on the wireless headphones. Acceleration is strong at all speeds, though the soft transmission tends to soften the feeling of power. The steel bumper provides for optional fully welded tow points and other accessories. There were no incidents to report at this time. When they road tested the car they could not duplicate the earlier complaint of grinding metal. Handling is good for a truck, on par with or better than its direct competitors, thanks partly to a hydroformed frame that is stiffer than its predecessors. We have been in contact with Chevrolet's customer service.
Drivers had to divert their eyes and cock their heads to see the control unit. And this comes as no surprise because this award-winning automobile is known for the superb performance it delivers on and off the road, its impeccable style, and its functional features that give you the most convenient driving experience. Occasionally they moved while the vehicle was in motion. Specifications Vortec 4200 I6 Bore and Stroke 3. Headlights and backup lights go on automatically when the keyless entry is used, presumably to help people find their way in, and the front doors have red lights at their bottom. This means the digital sound quality is converted to analog before you hear it, but it sounded fine to us in a moving car. My question is, what did all that metal grinding noise do to the longevity of the transfer case, and what if it fails after the 3 year, 36 month warranty? Mode switch on dash was replaced following incident.
The TrailBlazer can easily beat the Ford Explorer, even with its optional V-8 engine. Automatic transfer case update was installed. My 2002 Trailblazer has been in the shop for almost all of July. We could also hear some clunks from the front suspension and a few rattles in the cabin. Was driving the vehicle at approx 65-70 mph in A4wd.
The left windshield wiper chattered and skipped. As this was happening I noticed the light next to the four-wheel switch selector knob was blinking above the automatic 4hi position. Email or call us if you have any questions, were here to help. Newer radios and more practiced installers should eliminate most of these problems, but any satellite radio signal will drop out from time to time because of interference from weather or obstructions. The headlamps went out while driving. Maybe it will take someone getting hurt or killed before they will by back this car. Several drivers, however, reported back fatigue after long stints in the broad, flat saddle.
The other three incidents' also occured while I was driving the vehicle. Throw in a sliding door, and you could sell it as a minivan — albeit one with a much better tow rating and much worse gas mileage than usual. Detailed, Easy to Follow Instructions Every kit includes installer friendly instructions with lots of photos, diagrams, and helpful hints. Vehicle purchased in Oct 01. They were no doubt placed there to make it easier to make a manual-transmission version for export sales, but the position is still disconcerting and less convenient than the traditional foot-brake and column-shift. It recommends a tire rotation and a check of the axle fluid levels and constant-velocity-joint boots at 7500-mile intervals, with oil and filter changes not strictly dictated by the passage of miles but by an oil-life computer. Zatz Review Notes: Chevrolet TrailBlazer Personality Minivan that can tow a serious load.
Similar account to several other owners. I was traveling approximately 40 mph on a 55 mph road. After building a stick-and-twig two-track to take us out of the holler, we got the control module fixed under warranty. With three staffers spending every precious free weekend in pursuit of club-racing glory, the TrailBlazer saw a lot of duty as a tow vehicle. Returned to dealership without turning off or parking so that they could see the exact state. In fact, it was given the North American Truck of the Year Award in 2002. There is an automatic setting which puts in four wheel drive when slippage is detected, as well as full-time high and low gears which are not recommended for everyday use.
The dealer inspected the vehicle and replaced the transfer case select switch. It goes without saying that I am fighting this. Call us spoiled by some one-button disappearing back seats, but this solution seems clunky. Lights continued to flash until vehicle was put in neutral. Fast Shipping Order by 1pm est. Told that the transfer case failed. .
Experience We've been involved in designing and selling lifted suspension systems for over 20 years. Ponderous and reluctant in the handling department, too. I am in fear at all times when I drive it but I have no other vehicle and cqant afford to buy another with this payment. It always tends to happen in the speed range of 50-70 mph. To find your local authorized Zone Offroad Distributor: - Email for North America: - Email for outside of North America: - Email for technical non-sales questions only: -. All welds are ground and finished to give a professional, high quality appearance.
Additionally, upon my return from a three week vacation in March, I found my Trailblazer completely dead. Vehicle would not shift out of 4lo until turned off. After the vehicle was towed to the dealer, they first completed the recall 01065 to reprogram the transfer case. This same thing happened a week after we starting leasing this vehicle back in April of 2002. Zone Offroad Vehicle Sponsorship Zone Offroad is looking for promotional opportunities to showcase its products to a national audience. The vehicle was turned off.