Trailblazer brakes and axles

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Old 07-10-07, 07:47 AM
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Trailblazer brakes and axles

Hey guys, OK I have an 04 Chevy Trailblazer that I brought in for inspection this morning. The rear brakes are worn and rusty and the rotors need to be cut and also there's something wrong with an axle. The axle thing is still under warranty but the brake thing is gonna cost me $$$$ money!
This thing is, it's only got 24,000 miles on it. Is this normal for all this to be happening on a low mileage car? I thought off road vehicles (it's also a 4x4) took more abuse than average. I'm leasing it and it's gonna be time for a new one soon. I was going to get another, but now I'm not sure.
 
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Old 07-10-07, 08:07 AM
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Whats wrong with the axle? What's the car doing?

Rear brake rotors and pads are not that difficult to replace. It is very odd they would be bad at only 24000 miles though.

Typically rear brakes can go over 40000 miles before being replaced. A trailblazer is not a "off-road" vehicle. They sell the 4x4 basically for snow conditions and the powertrain truelly can not take anymore abuse then a normal vehicle.
 
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Old 07-10-07, 09:27 AM
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It wasn't doing anything. They found something wrong during inspection and since it isn't costing me anything, I didn't question it. It just seems too soon for the rear brake and rotor problem. DH and DS usually fix the cars, but between the heat, time and the fact that's it's a lease, I'm letting them do the work. I've driven all kinds of cars and trucks and I can't remember ever having to have the rotors cut before 50,000 minimum.

Don't know about the newer ones, but Chevy sold the 04 as off-road, and they stick to their claims. but I think it was compromised so the ride would be smoother. I don't take it off road anyway, but while it's not as bumpy as my "true 88 Blazer", it's more bumpy than a non off-road car, so maybe it's kind of in the middle.
 
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