If you find CarComplaints.com is helpful ... We rely completely on word of mouth. Talk about us on Facebook, Twitter, tell your mother-in-law. Help us help more people.

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.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,814 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer steering problems

steering problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer:

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

2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 132008


  • 43,643 miles


My son was backing out of his girlfriend's driveway and he turned the wheel sharp and the shaft inside the steering column broke. Luckily he was not on the highway when it happened. I haven't made any repairs yet but will today or tomorrow. The steering column and clock spring will have to be replaced. I am going to save the steering column in case you need to inspect it.

- Hillsville, VA, USA

problem #2

Sep 112006

(reported on)


  • miles
2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer had problems with power steering. Upon inspection mechanic determined the rack and pinion needed to be replaced. The rack and pinion were replaced but the vehicle began making humming noises again. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer who believed the problem was again with the power steering. The noise returned and this time the technician though it was the power steering pump.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #1

May 242005

Trailblazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 800 miles
New Trailblazer has an inherent problem with the steering. The steering is ultra sensitive at highway speeds and minor corrections ten to cause oversteering and swaying of the vehicle. I believe in an emergency highway situation the steerings sensitivity could result in loss of control and a possible rollover situation. I have been to the dealer twice since the car was delivered and they said the tires and alignment are all withing specs. The manager did comment after driving my car that he thought the steering was very responsive and that Chevy makes changes from year to year and this seems to be the most sensitive. He said nothing could be done. I called Chevy customer service and filed a report. They contacted the dealer and said all was within specs and they could not do anything. I think this is a potentially major issue and someone should review the saftey aspecs of this steering.

- Beverly Hills, MI, USA

Not what you are looking for?