Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.

Print this page

CarComplaints.com Notes: It would be ill-advised to blaze any trails with the 2004 Trailblazer. Its faulty fuel gauge could leave you stranded.

8.1

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$478.00
Average Mileage:
69,899 miles
Total Complaints:
82 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (50 reports)
  2. replace instrumentation cluster (25 reports)
  3. replace stepper motor in the gauge cluster (5 reports)
  4. check grounds (1 reports)
  5. traded it in for a jeep (1 reports)
2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer Owner Comments (Page 2 of 5)

« Read the previous 20 complaints

problem #62

Jan 152009

Trailblazer LT EXT 4.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,000 miles

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

Don't even bother talking to Chevrolet about this problem. They obviously don't care that this problem is happening to nearly every Trailblazer. They haven't issued a recall, and it is very apparent that they won't issue a recall. It would be nice if we all could barricade every Chevrolet dealership with our dysfunctional Trailblazers so that they could not conduct business until they dealt with us, the dissatisfied owners. Anyone else ready to take action?

- , Goldsboro, NC, USA

problem #61

Jul 142006

Trailblazer LS V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles

Ok, this problem has gotten out of hand. It started a few years ago with the speedometer going ape s**t, then the tach started to fail intermittently. Now the temperature gauge after sitting for 12 hours in -5 degree weather is reading oh, about an inch past 260 (which is red line). While doing a search on this I just so happened to pull up the complaints on the 2004 Cavalier, which my wife owns. It also has about 70+ complaints on this site alone for the same problem. I have submitted a complaint with the BBB and the National Transportation Safety Board. I suggest everyone do the same.

- , Mentor, OH, USA

problem #60

Dec 172010

Trailblazer LX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 154,664 miles

My rpm gauge and my mileage gauge stopped working,it says your going 120 when your only going 40. I don't have the money to fix this problem right now. I think Chevrolet should fix this problem because Im not the only one with this problem. If I don't get help this will be the last Chevy for me.

- , Falmouth, KY, USA

problem #59

Feb 122008

Trailblazer LS 4.3L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,365 miles

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

WTH... I have had Chevy's my whole life and I never had some half ass issue like this....really the frigging' ALL OF THE DIAGNOSTICS?!?!?! information to all of the truck happenings?!?!!? It will get worse, .....first the speedometer goes then the tachometer, temp , feul and finally the battery....it works clockwise it seems and reading from my other owners i'M on my way to a different brand all together,ESPECIALLY SINCE CHEVY DON'T WANT TO PAY FOR IT! WHY IN THE HELL DID WE BAIL THESE CLOWNS OUT AGAIN...........?!?!?!?

- , Pensacola, FL, USA

problem #58

Nov 192010

Trailblazer LS v6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,366 miles

Sick of Chevy. They don't stand by their product. Traded in the Trailblazer and got a 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee. I will never buy a Chevrolet product again. Stop buying from them and put them out of business!!!!

- , Schenectady, NY, USA

problem #57

Oct 012010

Trailblazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,000 miles

It seems my Trailblazer gauges lasted longer than most. The dealership wants $600.00 but so far its only the speedometer so I'll wait. Bought a Tom Tom for now, a lot better deal.

- , Crestline, CA, USA

problem #56

Jan 162007

Trailblazer LS v6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,000 miles

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

First my speedometer went then the tachometer, water temp gauge and now of all things the gas gauge doesn't work. They all go in the opposite direction. So annoying. From what I'm reading this is a major problem.There should definitely be a recall on this problem.We should all get together and file a civil suit against GM. please let me know what I can do to help. I really don't have the money to fix this major problem. HELP

- , Schenectady, NY, USA

problem #55

Feb 062010

Trailblazer LS 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

This is pretty bad when your speedometer shows 120 mph when you are only going 40 mph. Now my battery gauge is pegged out at the bottom of it or sometimes is fine.

- , Maylene, AL, USA

problem #54

Dec 102009

Trailblazer LT V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles

The gages go crazy..they will work then they wont..then some will and some wont its the whole panel

- , Melrose, FL, USA

problem #53

Jan 032007

Trailblazer LS 4.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,000 miles

2004 trailblazer with faulty gauge cluster. Dealership says no recall. $550 to repair.

why not a recall?

- , Riverbank, CA, USA

problem #52

Jun 012008

Trailblazer LS V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

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

I find it hard to believe they recalled other trucks from chevy with the same problem but not the trailblazer it all comes off the same dam line anyways I worked for GM and thats why I bought from them but this is not little problem this is a big problem back up your products for if you want us to continue to buy your vehicles!!

- , Tustin, CA, USA

problem #51

Apr 082009

Trailblazer LS 4.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles

This is a dangerous problem - gauges don't work right at all,speedometer /tachometer/charging system /oil pressure/ they are all wacked out. Chevrolet must recall this problem or hey lets all get together and file a class action against them. they recalled the trucks why not the trailblazer's ..we've been ripped off.And they wonder why we buy Japanese..RECALL /RECALL/ RECALL TIRED OF EXCUSES

- , Binghamton, NY, USA

problem #50

Mar 082010

Trailblazer LS

  • Automatic transmission
  • 92,000 miles

I called the 800 number and the lady told me that I am not covered for their special provisioning for this known problem. That their special provisioning only covers vehicles 7yrs/70k mileage. I have over 90k miles and they are not willing to cover me. I think this is crap! She was very unfriendly and unwilling to assist. I can’t afford to pay for this to be fixed. I will never buy another Chevy car I can’t believe there is no recall for this issue.

- , Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #49

Jan 042009

Trailblazer LS

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

I still cant believe this has not been recalled. I think I may take it to some news stations....see if it is worth a story. Wonder if there have been wrecks or tickets issued because of this problem.

- , Concord, NC, USA

problem #48

Sep 072009

Trailblazer ES V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 82,000 miles

Tachometer and speedometer fluctuate constantly. I travel 120 miles a day for work and this is definitly a problem and safety issue for me. Oil light was goin crazy once, but normal now (so far)

- , Salisbury, MD, USA

problem #47

Feb 202004

Trailblazer LT 4.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles

i've got a 2004 trailblazer which i bought new in 04,replaced the cluster 4 times during the warranty period,my gauges just go to zero while driving,usually after stop and go traffic.ihad extended warranty so kept goingback thinking oneday they'll figure it out,NOPE!!!.

when the warranty expired, I gave up.i still have the problem and just delt withit.dont any body no how to get this problem fixed,I'm an auto technician and thought of buying a new car will keep my wife off my back,but now if she gets a speeding ticket because of this problem.they should recall this problem,they'll probably wait till people start dieing, then do something!!!!i now have 80,000 miles on the vehicle,they gotta do somthing!!!!!!

- , Pahoa, HI, USA

problem #46

Feb 042010

Trailblazer EXT LS V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,655 miles

Just purchased this vehicle and speedometer was working fine. On the way to work today, it ended up facing the odometer. This is absolutely uncalled for and warrants attention immediately

- , Richmond, IN, USA

problem #45

Aug 122009

Trailblazer LS 4.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,600 miles

I HAVE TO AGREE WITH EVERYONE ABOUT A RECALL I KNOW TWO PEOPLE THAT I WORK WITH THAT ARE HAVING THE SAME TROUBLES. WHEN IM DONE HERE IM GOING TO CALL G.M. THAT WILL PROBABLY DO NO GOOD LIKE EVERY TIME IN THE PAST. CAN`T BELIVE I STILL BUY ONLY G.M.

- , Marshalltown, IA, USA

problem #44

Nov 012009

Trailblazer LS 4.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

my wife's car is an 03 trailblazer the speedomerter is going out every now and then we have to turn the car on off on off on off till it resets to 0 mpr. some say its just the speed sescor.

- , Port Richey, Florid, USA

problem #43

Feb 012010

Trailblazer LS V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 66,000 miles

For all people dealing with the instrument panel failure please complain to the Better Business Bureau and the National Highway Safety Board. My speedometer and RPM gauge has failed completely and the oil gauge is pinned to maximum. There are so many complaints about this and no recall on this model but other models with the same problem have been recalled. Please complain and see if we can get this fixed.

- , Pensacola, FL, USA

Read the next 20 complaints »

Not what you are looking for?