About Chevrolet Trailblazer
Chevrolet Trailblazer, as a mid-size Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV), has been produced by General Motors' Chevrolet Division since 2002. At first, the Trailblazer was a nameplate as an upscale trim of the Chevrolet Blazer, which is just the predecessor of Chevrolet Trailblazer. When it became a separate model in 2002, Chevrolet Trailblazer was officially introduced into market. Since its introduction, Chevrolet Trailblazer has won the 2002 North American Truck of the Year award even its engine was on Ward's 10 Best Engines. Until now, it has been manufactured for two generations.
The first-generation Chevrolet Trailblazer (2001-2009) began production in 2001 at the GMT360 truck platform. There were LS, LT, LTZ, EXT trim levels equipped with four-wheel drive system and SS trim level with all-wheel drive system. During this generation, Chevrolet Trailblazer was powered by 4.2 L inline 6-cylinder engine, 5.3 L V8 engine and 6.0 L V8 engine fitted along with 4-speed automatic transmissions. Then a Chevrolet Trailblazer concept unveiled at the 2011 Dubai Motor Show was the previewed version of the second-generation Chevrolet Trailblazer (2012-present), which officially was introduced at the 2012 Bangkok Motor Show on March 21, 2012. This generation Chevrolet Trailblazer is based on the truck frame of the 2012 Chevrolet Colorado. Now, it mainly gets power from either the 2.5 L V6 or 2.8 L V6 diesel engine which is coupled with 4-speed automatic transmission.
Chevrolet Trailblazer Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
The most fascinating features of Chevrolet Trailblazer are that as an SUV, it could take you to anywhere and let you enjoy the conquering of nature. However, though driving it through harsh road conditions could make full use of its functions, Chevrolet Trailblazer would meet problems if used often in this way:
First, problems impact engine severely. According to Chevrolet Trailblazer drivers, they have met engine performance issues such as hard starting, poor or high idle, rough operation, misfiring or backfiring, loss power in acceleration. What's more, they could smell an odor of fuel in the compartment or hear squealing or rattling noises from the timing cover area while driving. In fact, engine performance is the key to the whole vehicle's performance, so if you do not want your Chevrolet Trailblazer suffers from any above symptoms, you had better keep the fuel injector, fuel rail, timing chain, timing belt tensioner, timing cover gasket or Trailblazer throttle body gasket in order.
Second, cooling and braking system went wrong. Actually, these problems are not only common in Chevrolet Trailblazer, but in any vehicles. The main cause of cooling system is the faulty A/C compressor. The specific symptoms include squealing noises from the drive belt or it simply does not work. While braking failure shows as noisy brakes, vibrating brake pedals, scored brake rotors, poorly responding brakes. If your Chevrolet Trailblazer brake light stays on, you can try inspecting trailblazer brake disc, brake pad and brake light switch.
When you are crossing over high mountains and rapid rivers and enjoy the freedom, you should know you have to do a lot to keep Chevrolet Trailblazer sustain longer. Antenna and antenna cable could bring the latest traffic information or other news, shift cable in transmission system is very vulnerable, and windshield wiper or wiper blade is helpful in cleaning off debris and provide bright vision for drivers. They are what you need pay extra attention to in Chevrolet Trailblazer.
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