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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.

2.0

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
79,457 miles

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2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer Owner Comments (Page 1 of 4)

problem #77

Aug 012016

Trailblazer

  • 112,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The contact stated that the wiring harness melted the tail lamp circuit board. In addition, when using the turn signals, the indicator fluctuated abnormally fast. Upon inspection, the exterior lighting did not work. The failure occurred without warning. The dealer confirmed that the wiring harness malfunctioned, and the circuit board and wiring harness assemblies needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 112,000.

- Beebe, AR, USA

problem #76

Nov 052016

Trailblazer

  • 125,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer. While driving approximately 55 mph, the low beam headlights stopped working. The contact had to maneuver to the side of the road to a complete stop. The headlights illuminated again after approximately four minutes. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 125,000.

- Bloomingdale, MI, USA

problem #75

Oct 302016

Trailblazer

  • 118,000 miles
The low beam lights flicker and the go out when driving. This is caused when the #46 hdm relay/module overheats. Other Trailblazers have been recalled for the same issue but not mine. The is a major known safety issue.

- Petersburg, WV, USA

problem #74

Oct 192014

Trailblazer

  • 75,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer. While driving various speeds, the headlights failed without warning. The failure recurred persistently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 75,000.

- Strafford, MO, USA

problem #73

Sep 012015

Trailblazer

  • 192,916 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer. While driving at night, the headlights and high beam lights failed without warning. The vehicle had to be turned on and off several times in order for the lights to function normally and, other times, the lights would not turn back on. The contact stated that the electrical system in the entire vehicle would fail without warning and cause the vehicle to stall. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer where the driver's door switch was repaired per an unknown NHTSA campaign number. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired for the other failures. The manufacturer was made aware of the failures. The failure mileage was 192,916.

- Albany, GA, USA

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problem #72

Jan 092015

Trailblazer

  • 133,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer. While driving at various speeds and attempting to utilize the headlights, the headlights failed to illuminate. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V519000 (exterior lighting); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 133,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Silver City, NM, USA

problem #71

May 262016

Trailblazer

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet trail Blazer. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V755000 (exterior lighting) however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Rolling Meadows, IL, USA

problem #70

Nov 242014

Trailblazer

  • 62,000 miles
My vehicle was recalled Nov 24, 2014 for it's low beam headlights. The NHTSA recall number is 14V755. GM still has not found a remedy to this. They make many models of vehicles, all of which have headlights, so why they have been unable to develop a solution after 17 months is very disturbing.

- Madison, WI, USA

problem #69

Jan 012015

Trailblazer

  • 210,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The contact stated that the low beam headlamps failed to turn off. The check engine warning indicator illuminated. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V755000(exterior lighting); however, the part to do the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 210,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Benicia, CA, USA

problem #68

Mar 142016

Trailblazer

  • 121,000 miles
While on my way to work, at 3:30 am, the headlights went out as I was entering a 90 degree turn. Almost causing me to enter a ditch. After about 5 minutes, they came back on. While driving this happened 2 more times on my way to work.

- Quincy, IN, USA

problem #67

Mar 012016

Trailblazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • 177,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer. While driving various speeds, the headlights failed to operate intermittently. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the headlamps needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V755000 (exterior lighting); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 177,000. Updated 04/14/16 updated 05/04/16 updated 05/09/16.

- Rockford, IL, USA

problem #66

Jun 262015

Trailblazer

  • 95,828 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer. While driving at any speed, the headlights failed to illuminate. The contact had to activate the high beam headlights in order to drive. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but was not diagnosed nor repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V755000 (exterior lighting) and stated that the part needed for the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 95,828. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #65

Feb 152011

Trailblazer

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer. While driving approximately 30 mph at night, the low beam headlights failed to illuminate and the high beams were activated. The intermittent failure became progressively worse. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where both headlights and modules were replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.

- Fort Myers, FL, USA

problem #64

Jan 012015

Trailblazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
GM safety recall 14291 dated January 2015. As of today we can not get information on parts to clear this recall up. Have contacted dealership and the Chevrolet customer assistance center and no one seems to know when these parts will be available. Its has been over a year, do you not think they should have been available by now? what is the solution to this. Thank you for your input on this.

- Leland, NC, USA

problem #63

Jan 052016

Trailblazer

  • 48,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer. While driving at an unknown speed, the headlamps failed to illuminate. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V519000 (exterior lighting). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 48,000.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #62

May 252015

Trailblazer

  • 101,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The contact stated that while driving at 40 mph, the headlights failed without warning. The contact also stated that all the lights inside the vehicle also failed. The vehicle was restarted and the vehicle was functioning as designed but suddenly the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken to a dealer but was not yet diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made available of the failure. The failure mileage was 101,000. Updated 03/11/16

- Trinity, AL, USA

problem #61

Dec 022015

Trailblazer

  • miles
Window switch recall taillight short melted wires harness engine light indicator stays on road grip tires light comes on will stay on for days power steering is using fluid and now fuel tank will not take more than 5 gallons at a time and sprays gas back if tank is full fuel level indicator want register stay below empty and windshield leaks down into dash

- Rutledge, AL, USA

problem #60

Oct 272015

Trailblazer

  • 173,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer. While driving 35 mph, the headlights failed to illuminate. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where a temporary relay switch was placed in the fuse box under the hood of the vehicle. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 173,000.

- Mount Olive, NC, USA

problem #59

Jan 082015

Trailblazer

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V755000 (exterior lighting); however, the part needed to perform the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Linneus, ME, USA

problem #58

Sep 052015

Trailblazer

  • miles
Ref:14V755000 per hte above recall, as previously submitted I had replaced the headlight bulbs at least 4 times in a 1 1/2 year period. The last time the right headlight did not illuminate I left it as is awaiting a fix. On or about the first of this month we came out of an establishment after dark and as I started to drive off it became apparent that neither low beam lights were lit. I had no choice but to drive home with high beams on, creating a safety condition for oncoming traffic as it probably blinded them. I once again installed 2 new headlight bulbs. It is apparent that GM does not consider this safety problem as being serious as they have not made a fix for it. Perhaps you should hit them with a million dollar fine to get their attention to get this safety item corrected. We are perhaps fortunate because I was the one driving and not the wife on a dark country road and it suddenly burnt out. You have now been notified twice, in the event someone becomes injured because of this deflect I of course will use these advisements to you in court proceedings.

- Cambridge, MD, USA

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