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

3.1

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,222 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer Owner Comments

problem #9

Sep 272016

Trailblazer

  • 190,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer. While driving approximately 35 mph, an abnormal noise was heard from the rear of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the frame was rusted and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 190,000. The VIN was not provided.

- Vanceburg, KY, USA

problem #8

May 142010

Trailblazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 104,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The contact stated while driving at unknown speeds he experienced a blow out and contacted roadside assistance for help. When roadside assistance arrived, they were unable to remove the spare tire from the vehicle frame due to rust and corrosion. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who cut the tire away from the frame. The owner purchased a new tire to repair the failure. The manufacturer was contacted advised the contact to take the vehicle to the dealer. The dealer was unable to remove the spare tire cable from the frame. The failure and current mileages were approximately 104,000. Updated 11/9/10 updated 11/16/10

- South Holland , IL, USA

problem #7

Aug 082009

Trailblazer

  • 65,000 miles
My gas tank always reads empty and the fuel light is always on. Occasionally after a fill up, it will appear that I have a small amount of gas, but soon returns to empty. For the last 6 months or more I have had to reset my mileage trip gauge every time I fill up and watch the mileage so I don't run out of gas. This is extremely inconvenient. Also, one night about 2 weeks ago, my speedometer was reading 20 miles an hour more than the speed we were traveling. Even after we stopped completely, the gauge read 20 mph. The next day it was once again normal and has been since, but this was very strange.

- Philadelphia, MS, USA

problem #6

Jul 012007

Trailblazer 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer. While driving 60 mph the contact noticed that the rear spoiler had suddenly separated from the rear end of the vehicle. The dealership was contacted and informed the contact that the vehicle could not be serviced. Prior to the recent failure the vehicle was taken to the dealership on 3 prior occasions where the spoiler was replaced each time. The failure mileage was 40,000 and the current mileage was 82,000. Updated 05/10/10 the first time, the dealer replaced the spoiler under warranty. The second time it blew off and the dealer stated they wouldn't replace it due to the mileage on the vehicle. Updated 06/04/10.

- Twinfalls, ID, USA

problem #5

Sep 012005

Trailblazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I was just reading the complaints & thought I would submit a few of my own. Gas fillling is always a task as tank always seems to "overflow" & gas sprays out everywhere. I was told it is because of the type of filler line that GM uses. Headlights constantly going from normal to dim, to dimmer, then back to normal, regardless of driving conditions. Saw the one from the person being shocked, this too has always happened to me since the first day I bought the Trailblazer. If I touch the metal of the door upon exiting the vehicle theres a large jolt from static electricity I assume. The arc from this jolt is very visible & I estimate it to 2 inches in length at times (longer your in the vehilce...bigger the arc). All the rubber trim on the backhath has come off. Plastic lining used on fenderwells constantly coming loose & must be reatached. Carpet around pedals has all come loose. I bought this vehicle Nov. 1 2004 & it is hardly been driven with only 6,000 miles yet seems to be falling apart already.

- Washington, IN, USA

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problem #4

May 292004

Trailblazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The vehicle is a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer ls. While shutting the door or touching the vehicle the consumer would be shock so badly that she sees colors. She tried touching the plastic handle to the door but if her finger comes within an inch of the metal it would still shock her, even through clothes. Dealership was going to fix the problem sometime this week. They have tried products for humidity and used static guard but none of this stuff solved the problem. Mechanic said they had a lot of problems with people getting shocked. After the vehicle started shocking her the computer chip was replaced, and since they replaced computer it shocked even harder.

- Tacoma, WA, USA

problem #3

Dec 252004

Trailblazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 1,000 miles

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

The consumer was able to hear wind noise even with the windows up. The consumer discovered the rubber seals were loose. The dealer told the consumer it was normal for this car. Showed the manufacturer the problem of the seals coming loose and they said it was an engineering problem.

- Stratford , CT, USA

problem #2

Oct 012004

Trailblazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Driver seat does not align properly with steering wheel. The seat belt could cut into the driver's neck.

- West Hempstead, NY, USA

problem #1

Oct 212003

Trailblazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,000 miles
The consumer felt the vehicle handling was very poor. The front suspension was unsteady when being passed by another vehicle of any size. The dealer examined the vehicle five times and was not able to find the problem. Windy conditions added to the vehicle's poor handling. The dealer claimed that this condition was normal for SUV's. the manufacturer was contacted and agreed with the dealer therefore they took no further action.

- Palm Coast, FL, USA

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