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2005 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 2005 Trailblazer Problems by Category
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- interior accessories problems485NHTSA complaints: 199
- engine problems96NHTSA complaints: 129
- lights problems75NHTSA complaints: 113
- AC / heater problems61NHTSA complaints: 3
- transmission problems31NHTSA complaints: 23
- electrical problems26NHTSA complaints: 412
- windows / windshield problems23NHTSA complaints: 28
- body / paint problems20NHTSA complaints: 23
- seat belts / air bags problems12NHTSA complaints: 68
- drivetrain problems8NHTSA complaints: 24
- steering problems8NHTSA complaints: 19
- fuel system problems7NHTSA complaints: 608
- wheels / hubs problems6NHTSA complaints: 11
- brakes problems5NHTSA complaints: 32
- cooling system problems5NHTSA complaints: 2
- exhaust system problems5NHTSA complaints: 8
- exterior accessories problems4NHTSA complaints: 19
- miscellaneous problems1NHTSA complaints: 22
- suspension problems1NHTSA complaints: 6
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