2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer

2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer Problems

Sticking Camshaft Actuators Due to Dirty Oil or Faulty Control Solenoid

The variable valve timing camshaft actuators may stick due to dirty engine oil or a faulty control solenoid. A sticking actuator may cause a rough idle and the Check Engine Light to illuminate. Our technicians tell us the engine oil should be checked to make sure it is clean and at the proper level before replacing any parts to correct this concern.

Rear Lights May Be Out Due To Failed Light Socket Plate

One or more of the rear lights may be out due to a failed light socket plate. Our technicians tell us some 2002-2004 models were recalled for this issue. For more information on this recall, please click here»

Check Engine Light Due to Gas Cap Issue

Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.

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2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer Questions

for unknown reasons the 4/4 repair lights come on (1 answer)

If I restart the vehicle, these lights reset themselves and shut off. It might be weeks or months before they appear again. This started happening when the vehicle had about 35K, now it has 53K

my engine light came on. Had a diagnosis on it and it was evaporation leak? (1 answer)

this happened two weeks ago. car is riding fine. is this a problem, will it pass emissions with this going on?

2008 Trailblazer oil pressure guage at zero but driving fine? (1 answer)

I have a 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer LTZ 5.3L V8 140,000 km. Two days ago when I started the car and began driving, I noticed the “Check Gauges” light had come on and the oil pressure gauge needle was exactly at 0. I immediately stopped my car and shut down the engine to check the oil level which ...

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2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer Reviews

I bought this used in 2012. V6 engine. I have always loved the Trailblazer/Jimmy models but this is the best I have owned yet. Comfortable, great in snow, great for picking up stuff for garden, yard etc., mostly reliable, not too many gadgets to fail (but do miss back up camera as lots of blind spots when backing up), ok on gas mileage, easy to get into and out of (have running boards). I d...
I purchased this SUV with 38,000 miles on it. I now have 129,900 and it is still going strong. I am just now needing to replace the front brakes. My gas milage on the hiway averaged to 18.2 mpg. Have not had to change spark plugs yet, but did remove and regapped them. I an sorry they quit makeing the TrailBlazer. It is great for city and some country driving, with good groung clearance. I have ...
Without a doubt this is the worst vehicle I have ever bought. In addition the chevy dealers are the most uncooperative people I have ever encountered. They either don't know or will not be honest about your situation. This car is a electrical nightmare.

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