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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.

2.5

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,541 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.

2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer fuel system problems

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2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #4

Oct 152009

Trailblazer

  • 25,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet trail Blazer. Whenever fuel was added to the fuel tank; the fuel gauge displayed an inaccurate reading. The failure occurred at various fuel levels. The technician stated the failure was contributed to the fuel sensor which required replacement. The vehicle has not been repaired. The contact had concerns of the safety risk involved. The failure mileage was 25,000. The current mileage was 27,000.

- Connellsville , PA, USA

problem #3

Aug 092009

Trailblazer

  • 47,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The fuel gauge on the instrument control panel displays inaccurate readings. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection. He was advised that the repair cost $900, since the warranty expired. The failure mileage was 47,000

- Charleroi, PA, USA

problem #2

Sep 012007

Trailblazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
Filled my vehicle up with gas and my gas gauge reads low fuel. Poor equipment is the cause this happened on a new SUV and they should fix them. The cost is over $500 dollars I understand that maintenance is my responsibility but a new truck should not have issues such as these. Also sometimes the transmission goes in neutral when I'm in drive and I lose power. The tech's cant find what the problem is. Also a code for the purge valve is on and the dealer cant find the problem. Please help.

- Manassas, VA, USA

problem #1

May 042007

Trailblazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,000 miles
I have had many many problems with my 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer most recently the transmission is bad, I had started complaining to the dealer about the transmission slipping at around 8,000 miles, the truck now has 17,000 miles on it. The dealer refuses to repair it under my warranty. The dealer will not cover the repair. The dealer told me I had to pay out of pocket. I was informed of this on 5/4/2007. I have had many many repairs done on this vehicle, something is not right. The dealer also refuses to fix the brakes, the dealer claimed to have repaired them 3,000 miles ago and told me that it is not possible for the brakes to be bad again, the dealer said I need rotors, pads, and they did replace a lt ft caliper that they found to be bad. The dealer will not replace the pads and rotors. The dealer has told me to pick my vehicle up. The vehicle is currently not in safe condition to operate on public highway, I informed the dealer that I will leave the truck there while I contact NHTSA and whoever else I find that will help me. If the dealer insist that I remove my vehicle, I will have it towed, I will not operate the vehicle on public highways, as it is not safe. I will now list some of the items most recently replaced. Also, ABS, check engine, and service 4WD lite was on and off since January 2007. The gas gauge malfunctioned. The instrument panel was replaced twice, also replaced the radio, front heater, rear heater, dvd player, both upper ball joints, brakes, ft wheel bearing, lt ft door control, ft calipers, some kind of bearing in the steering wheel. The front suspension still makes noise, rattles (the dealer cannot find the problem) there is more but this is what I remember right now without looking it up. The dealer also told me that it is not possible for so many things to be wrong and has accused me of changing parts over from another Trailblazer.

- Buffalo, NY, USA

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