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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,592 miles

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2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer Owner Comments (Page 7 of 13)

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problem #124

Sep 092009

Trailblazer

  • 49,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While driving on the freeway, my speedometer failed and started reporting the speed well above the speed I was going. My speedometer now gets stuck between 70-120mph even when parked. This presents a safety issue as I have no idea of the speed at which I am traveling.

- Oak Harbor, WA, USA

problem #123

Sep 142009

Trailblazer

  • 56,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer. She stated that while driving 40 mph all of the lights on the instrument control panel failed, then immediately turned back on. The vehicle was taken to the dealership for inspection. A technician concluded that because they could not duplicate the failure, they could not make any repairs. The failure and current mileages were 56,000.

- Greenville, TN, USA

problem #122

Jul 062006

Trailblazer

  • 45,000 miles
I own a 2004 Chevy Trailblazer, my instrument cluster stopped working a couple of months after I bought is used. While looking at other web site and doing a search I have noticed that I am not the only one. I have not had a repair done do to the cost of the part. Exact problems are, the gas gauge does "floats" the oil pressure gauge does not read the speedometer is non-functional.

- Wappingers Falls, NY, USA

problem #121

Jun 152007

Trailblazer

  • 70,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Incident, 2004 Trailblazer gauges are not working. Started with tach, then speed, now oil, battery, temp gauges not working (all over the place with readings). Gas gauge occasionally not working. Understand 2002-2003 are under recall. 2004 needs to be added.

- Temple, GA, USA

problem #120

Jul 012009

Trailblazer

  • 29,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer. In July of 2009, the speedometer began to fail. On one occasion, while driving between 20-30 mph, the speedometer registered 90 mph. The second failure occurred while driving 55 mph and the speedometer displayed 30 mph. The contact replaced the battery, but the failure was not corrected. She took the vehicle to the dealer and they reprogrammed the computer, which corrected the issue for a few months. The contact will take the vehicle back to the dealer. Report number 71-749316845 was filed with the manufacturer and they stated that she will not be charged the total price for the repair at the dealer. The current and failure mileages were 29,000.

- Winslow , AR, USA

problem #119

May 152009

Trailblazer 6-cyl

  • 47,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer. While driving 60 mph, the instrument panel gauges blinked on and off, failed completely, and then returned to normal. There was no warning prior to the failure. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they stated that the instrument cluster failed. The repair would cost $100. The vehicle is currently being repaired. The contact called the manufacturer and was informed that no compensation would be provided because the failure was not covered under warranty or recall. The failure mileage was 47,000 and current mileage was 47,500. Updated 08/28/09 updated 08/31/09.

- Bel Air , MD, USA

problem #118

Jul 052009

Trailblazer

  • 52,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

All dash components intermittent for a few days, now all gauges inoperative. Unable to determine speed, engine condition, gas level.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #117

Jul 172008

Trailblazer

  • 81,060 miles
Went on vacation and on the way back my Trailblazer speedometer stopped working and the gas gauge get home do some searching on the trailvoy web site come to find out this is a common problem people are having nothing like a 4 hour trip home taking 7 hours cause I didn't know how fast I was going or how much gas I have call the dealer they tell me it will cost 500+ tech time to replace I was like what this is known problem use should recall this and the services writer agreed about that is a major safety issue.

- West Seneca , NY, USA

problem #116

Jun 272009

Trailblazer

  • 59,000 miles
2004 Chevy Trailblazer. Gauges quit working or dont work correctly including the speedometer which could cause someone to miss judge speed and cause an accident.

- Auburn, IN, USA

problem #115

Nov 172008

Trailblazer

  • miles
Hi I'm writing this letter because I own a 2004 Trailblazer last year the speedometer stop working and I went and replaces the speed sensors but is still not working, I have 2 kid and I will love to get this fix but is too much money that I don't have I love this Trailblazer I love to get it fix I you guys will help me that would be great thank you very much.

- Galesburg , IL, USA

problem #114

Jun 032009

Trailblazer

  • 51,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer. While driving 40 mph, the speedometer read 110 mph. In addition, the RPM display was failing. The contact stated that the speedometer is stuck at 110 mph and has not changed with continuous driving. He is in the process of taking the vehicle to the dealer and notifying the manufacturer. After further research, the contact was able to determine that the instrument cluster panel was failing. The repair would cost $500. No repairs have been made. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was 51,000 and current mileage was 51,900.

- Franklin , IN, USA

problem #113

Jun 182009

Trailblazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,600 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The contact parked the vehicle, but could not exit because the lock system failed. In addition, the speedometer remains at 30 mph. The contact found other complaints from consumers who were experiencing the same issues. The instrumental panel lights remain illuminated and fail to dim. The gauges also do not work. The dealer stated thta it would cost between $70-$85 to diagnose the vehicle. The vehicle has not been repaired. The failure and current mileages were 41,600. Updated 07/10/09. Updated 07/10/09.

- Saint Louis, MO, USA

problem #112

May 152009

Trailblazer

  • 62,000 miles
The speedometer does not display correct speed, will show 80 mph when only going 35 to 40 mph. When turning off engine needle will not go back to zero. Very dangerous.

- Seven Hills, OH, USA

problem #111

Jan 052009

Trailblazer

  • miles
Driving down the highway, looked down to check speed and it read zero. The tachometer said zero. I had to pull over and re-start the vehicle. Re-starting it worked that time but not the next day when it happened again. This happens all the time now. I don't know how fast I am going. I was told that it would cost me around $500 to have it repaired.

- Elmira, NY, USA

problem #110

Feb 192009

Trailblazer

  • 85,000 miles
Speedometer stops working at random times. It will stick at 100 and stay there for a while. Sometimes it will correct after repeated starting of the engine. This is very dangerous and I was told it would cost $600 to repair. I have seen that this is a pretty consistent problem with this model SUV.

- Coolidge, GA, USA

problem #109

Feb 102009

Trailblazer

  • 46,000 miles
2004 Chevy Trailblazer. The speedometer does not work properly.

- Clarksboro, NJ, USA

problem #108

Jun 182007

Trailblazer

  • 40,000 miles
The instrument cluster went out on my 04 Chevy Trailblazer which I purchased new at around 40K. Chevy will do nothing to help and in the meantime I have no speedometer, tachometer, or gas gauge.

- Mooresboro, NC, USA

problem #107

Mar 152009

Trailblazer

  • 152,000 miles
2004 Chevy Trailblazer speedometer reads much faster than I am actually going. When I am at a complete stop, it reads up to 60 mph. This varies by day, some days it is 30, some it is 45, etc... this is extremely dangerous as I never know the actual speed I am going and just have to use my best judgment. Also, check engine light has been on for 2 years and dealer cant find anything wrong with it.

- Gilman, WI, USA

problem #106

Mar 252008

Trailblazer

  • 58 miles
Speedometer started failing after 30-45 min of driving then got more frequent. I took it into local dealership where I purchased vehicle in las vegas and they told me it could be anywhere from $400-$600 to repair it. I have since learned in the last year that this is a huge GM issue and I am glad I did not have it repaired as of yet.

- Gainesville, FL, USA

problem #105

Jan 112009

Trailblazer

  • 72,000 miles
Instrument cluster stopped working.

- Shiloh, IL, USA

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