2003 Chevy Trailblazer-CHECK ENGINE LIGHT AND REDUCED ENGINE POWER

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Carrielgagne

San Diego, CA

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Dec 23, 2011
 
I have a 2003 Chevy Trailblzer that has been nothing but problems. I just spent $1,253 on it with 3 differnt mechanics that can not fix the problem. The reduced engine power ligth comes on and I lose power. I have to pull over, put hazzards on and turn off car and re-start it. I can't even pull out of my driveway w/o this happening. Please help! I have been pulling over every trailblzer I see on the road and most have the same problem. I am ready to start a class action lawsuit. I replaced the gas pedal sensor, the camshaf sensor, throttle body unit, computer, fan clutch, fuel filter, mechanics have checked every wire and they still cannot fix. I have about 6 others phone numbers with the same problem. Any help from anyone would be greatly appreciated. If you are having these problems, please email me: carrielgagne@yahoo.com. Please put Chevy Trailblazer in the subject. Lets get our vehicle fixed or be compensated for the Lemons that we all have. By the way all the trailblazers I have pulled over are from 2002 to 2007 and all have similar problems. Please HELP! if you know what will fix it, please also let me know. I'm very frustrated!
Carl Forkner

Mesa, AZ

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Feb 6, 2012
 
Our 2003 Trailblazer had some of the same problems. Fortunately, our mechanic goes the extra mile and found out that the computer was at fault for the problems. Without replacing the computer, other components would continue to fail. First, the gas pedal sensors failed (excessive split between sensors) and had to be replaced. Next, the fan clutch failed -- which is when he did an "above and beyond" diagnostic and found the computer failing. Now that the computer was replaced and reprogrammed, it drives great!
Apparently, there is a class action being done somewhere--does anyone know details on it?
johnny gartman

Phoenix, AZ

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Mar 22, 2012
 
Carl Forkner wrote:
Our 2003 Trailblazer had some of the same problems. Fortunately, our mechanic goes the extra mile and found out that the computer was at fault for the problems. Without replacing the computer, other components would continue to fail. First, the gas pedal sensors failed (excessive split between sensors) and had to be replaced. Next, the fan clutch failed -- which is when he did an "above and beyond" diagnostic and found the computer failing. Now that the computer was replaced and reprogrammed, it drives great!
Apparently, there is a class action being done somewhere--does anyone know details on it?
. My name is Johnny gartman and I have the same problem I've replaced all the same part you have as ndvthe peddle subspecies 4 Times it runs good for a couple day then it messes up again. My email is gartmansteve@ Yahoo.com
Brian Mo

Anderson, SC

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May 18, 2012
 
My wife's 04 trailblazer had this problem. The sensors in the throttle body quit working properly. Replaced the throttle body and she runs like a champ now. The bad news is the price of the throttle body went up due to high demand. I live in SC and the closest place that had a factory part was in michigan. Glad we haven't had all of the other problems you have had, but I appreciate the heads up !
neshme arriaga

Dallas, TX

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Jun 20, 2012
 
I have a 2003 Trailblazer and it started doing the reduced power and service engine lost power, mechanic said probably water in gas, plz email me about that class action, i just replace the fan clutch and water pump but the previous owner replaced them 4 times already. gaby37_nice@hotmail.com
dan scribner

Batesville, AR

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Jun 24, 2012
 
my 2003 trailblazer has a lot of the problems you guys trailblazers have had. I have replaced the fan clutch, water pump, serpatine belt, coolant sensor, and still i have a service engine light. and every time I take off, the RPM wind out, like I am climbing a really steep mountain. Talked to a mechanic, he said I probably need to put a GM clutch fan on my trailblazer, which is about 450.00. My wife and I just made our last payment on this rig and now all this starts happening, just my kinda luck.
joan

Fredericktown, OH

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Jul 22, 2012
 

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Our 2003 Trailblazer runs as smooth as silk. Surprised to hear of these problems.
Lisa

Albuquerque, NM

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Jul 23, 2012
 
Hello. I have a 2002 Trailblazer with 230,000 miles on it. I have read every forum I can find about the reduced engine power light, taken the truck to a few dealers and local mechanics, and replaced about everything all you guys have. The limp mode issue would not go away. So I finally let a back yard old school mechanic look at it and about 2 weeks later I have it back and it runs great. The limp mode is a fail safe to prevent engine damage (obviously)and the issue was the cat converter. It was majorly clogged which triggered the check engine light to come on as well. I cut mine out and put straight pipe as I don't need emissions. Reset the computer and it has not given any more issues. Something for you guys to try too
malena

Phoenix, AZ

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Sep 11, 2012
 
I had a lot issues with my truck overheating, however w the light turning on I had to change the catalytic converter and if u are under mileage and u are the first owner the dealer will change this part for free.
They say nothing is wrong

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Oct 10, 2012
 
I have a 03 trailblazer and it done this to me yesterday I have not replaced anything bc they have told me nothing is wrong. The light went off after I restarted it and ran fine. When the ligjt came on I had the gas to the floor and it barely done 47. I know something is wrong but they insist nothing is wrong aby help?
kim

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Dec 7, 2012
 
I have had the issue with the engine light for some time now. Tonight I am helping with a big fundraiser for our FFA and went to go home so I could be back by 6:00 a.m. and it won't start. It is a 2002 with 184000 miles on it and now the Reduced Power Light just came on... The catlytic converter was changed a few months ago & the check engine light came on again about a month after that... Praying I won't be spending an arm & leg so I can drive this thing again.
Brett

Saranac Lake, NY

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Dec 10, 2012
 
have an 03 trailblazer with 223000 miles. Engine light on. Code says vacuum leak. As truck starts uphill, I get a tremendous loss of power. Any ideas????
Linda B

Kent, WA

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Dec 28, 2012
 
My 03 trailblazer is have all the problems listed but the major problem I can't figure out is when I get above 40 mph it starts to bog out and drops down to below 40 I have to stop turn it off an on to get going again I live 30 mins from work and it takes me 1 1/2 hrs to get there and to get home each way also its going through gas like crazy help!! Linda.eslick88@yahoo.com
Ivan

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Dec 31, 2012
 
I have a 2002 trailblazer and it has the same problem with the reduced engine power and the service engine soon" i live on minnesota...
Kristie

Terry, MS

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Dec 31, 2012
 
I have a 2003 trailblazer with 217,000 miles. It also cuts out and says reduced engine power. It's very aggravating cause you have to pull off and restart the truck. The Chevy place cleaned the throttle admit didn't fix it. Now they want to replace the throttle which is about 500 dollars. I am very interested in the law suit. Please email me some information. kristiejohall5@hotmail.com.
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Jackie

Provo, UT

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Jan 1, 2013
 
We have all these problems also with our 03 trailblazer. We have had the service engine light on more than its been off! Please email me about this class action. Jacksb64@gmail.com. Thank you
Lily

Los Angeles, CA

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Jan 2, 2013
 
I too have a 2003 TB and the reduced engine light comes on. Please send me info. on the class action suit.

Thank you,
Lily
Highland, CA
ben

Grass Valley, CA

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Jan 4, 2013
 
neshme arriaga wrote:
I have a 2003 Trailblazer and it started doing the reduced power and service engine lost power, mechanic said probably water in gas, plz email me about that class action, i just replace the fan clutch and water pump but the previous owner replaced them 4 times already. gaby37_nice@hotmail.com
Hey Gaby37,
Can you let me know if you got in contact with that class action lawsuit. I have the same vehicle as you do have the same problems. i took my trailblazer in for a tune up only to find out that when i left the shop my check engine goes on my reduced engine power light goes on, my mechanic tells me need to change my 02 sensor, my fuel is to rich, it could be my fan clucth. i just call a dealership there telling me bring it in we can fix it wonder what this is going to cost.

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Ben Concepcion
Yuba City, CA.
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Jan 4, 2013
 
Hey Gaby37,
Can you let me know if you got in contact with that class action lawsuit. I have the same vehicle as you do have the same problems. i took my trailblazer in for a tune up only to find out that when i left the shop my check engine goes on my reduced engine power light goes on, my mechanic tells me need to change my 02 sensor, my fuel is to rich, it could be my fan clucth. i just call a dealership there telling me bring it in we can fix it wonder what this is going to cost.

Thanks
Ben Concepcion
Yuba City, CA. email. bpvconcepcion@yahoo.com
grr

Windsor, Canada

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Jan 4, 2013
 
Brett wrote:
have an 03 trailblazer with 223000 miles. Engine light on. Code says vacuum leak. As truck starts uphill, I get a tremendous loss of power. Any ideas????
check all rubber hoses for pin holes. Getting too much air

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