2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

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2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer Reliability Rating

KEY: Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems Significant Problems

Category

Rating

Comments

Engine

Significant Problems Occasional problems on this vehicle are failure of the Variable Valve Timing Actuator (4.2L engine), failure of the Ignition Switch, failure of the Engine Cooling Fan and a periodic problem on this vehicle is failure of the Catalytic Converters (on 4.8L, 5.3L engines only). Failure of the Ignition Switch may prevent the vehicle from starting. The cost to repair the Variable Valve Timing Actuator is estimated at $290.00 for parts and $403.00 for labor. The cost to repair the Ignition Switch is estimated at $32.04 for parts and $84.50 for labor. The cost to repair the Engine Cooling Fan is estimated at $392.44 for parts and $182.00 for labor. The cost to repair both Catalytic Converters is $560.00 for parts and $234.00 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

Transmission & Driveline

Significant Problems An occasional problem on this vehicle is failure of the Front and Rear Axle Seals (4X4 models only). The cost to repair the Front axle seals is estimated at $14.00 each for parts and $669.50 for labor for the left side and $188.50 for labor for the right side. The cost to repair the Rear Axle Seals is estimated at $13.00 each for parts and $97.50 for labor for one side and $110.50 for for labor for both sides. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

Steering & Suspension

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Brakes

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Heating & Air Conditioning

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Starting & Charging

Moderate Problems An occasional problem on this vehicle is the failure of the Ignition Switch. The cost to replace the Ignition Switch is estimated at $35.00 for parts and $78.00 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

Accessories

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Overall

4 out of 5 4 out of 5

*Repair costs are based on a flat rate of $65.00 per hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

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KEY: Minimal Problems Minimal Problems  Moderate Problems Moderate Problems  Significant Problems Significant Problems
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Engine Moderate Problems Significant Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Transmission & Driveline Significant Problems Significant Problems Significant Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Steering & Suspension Significant Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems
Brakes Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Significant Problems
Heating & Air Conditioning Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Starting & Charging Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems
Accessories Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Overall 3 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 5 out of 5 4 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 4 out of 5
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