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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.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,281 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 windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 062011

Trailblazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • 66,523 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 driver side window failed and could not be opened. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the failure was located at the electrical module, which was found to be melted. The window was repaired. The dealer replaced the driver side window electrical module. The failure mileage was 66,523 and the current mileage was 71,000. Updated 03/06/12

- Cadillac , MI, USA

problem #2

Aug 292009

Trailblazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
Our car was parked, the entire back hatch was open (not just the glass window) and I was unloading bags and boxes from car. The rear window exploded into tiny pieces of glass that rained down on me. Getting embedded in my head, back and arms. Neighbors came running the sound was so loud. The car had not been involved in any kind of collision and there was nothing that hit the window. I had been to the vehicle several times since the door had been opened because I had lots of items to unload. Now I have been noticing many other Trailblazers that have missing components from the rear window leading me to think that their windows have had to be replaced also. Had we been driving that day when this happened, with the force in which the glass flew, I am sure that the children in the back seat would have been hit with the glass.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #1

Jun 152009

Trailblazer

  • 60,320 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer. When the contact shut the rear liftgate, the glass exploded and shattered. He suffered minor injuries and lacerations to the hands. The manufacturer referred him to the local dealer and was informed that the vehicle was out of warranty. The dealer would not assist or assume liability for any repair costs. The contact was able to locate technical service bulletin number 070852003, but there were no recalls. The vehicle has not been repaired. The VIN was unknown. The failure and current mileages were less than 60,320.

- Inwood, WV, USA

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