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2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer
Problems & Complaints
CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2002-2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer is known for many things, but perhaps it is most famous for its faulty fuel gauge.
This gauge flip-flops more than a politician during election season. Some report that the gauge says "empty" after a fill-up, while others report the gauge says "full" when they're running on fumes. Either way, there's one thing everyone seems to agree on: the darn thing is just wrong.
Following hundreds of complaints and a few accidents allegedly caused by the malfunction, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) opened an investigation into the issue in May 2011. Unfortunately for frustrated owners, no recall has been announced.
Worst 2004 Trailblazer Problems by Category
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- interior accessories problems222NHTSA complaints: 116
- AC / heater problems32
- lights problems32NHTSA complaints: 29
- engine problems23NHTSA complaints: 38
- windows / windshield problems11NHTSA complaints: 13
- electrical problems10NHTSA complaints: 92
- fuel system problems7NHTSA complaints: 47
- transmission problems7NHTSA complaints: 24
- seat belts / air bags problems5NHTSA complaints: 23
- body / paint problems4NHTSA complaints: 9
- cooling system problems4NHTSA complaints: 1
- exhaust system problems4NHTSA complaints: 3
- steering problems3NHTSA complaints: 10
- suspension problems3NHTSA complaints: 8
- exterior accessories problems2NHTSA complaints: 8
- wheels / hubs problems2NHTSA complaints: 7
- brakes problemsNHTSA: 18
- drivetrain problemsNHTSA: 6
- miscellaneous problemsNHTSA: 3
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