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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.

2.3

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 6
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
67,070 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.

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2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer Owner Comments

problem #16

Oct 152015

Trailblazer

  • 66,000 miles

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

Driving at night my headlights quit working. Like dozens of other complaints to nhsta, I contacted General Motors but this VIN was not covered on nhsta id 14V7550, GM recall 14291. The repair cost $80 but GM has refused to honor my request for reimbursement. When is nhsta going to do it's job and force GM to expand the number of vins that should have been included. I am sure there are proabaly hundreds if not thousands of other owners like me. The loss of headlights at night is a very dangerous problem and should receive muich quicker action from the nhsta on the vins to be included.

- Youngwood, PA, USA

problem #15

Dec 022014

Trailblazer

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V404000 (visibility). However, the part needed 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 issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Covington, GA, USA

problem #14

Jul 162013

Trailblazer 6-cyl

  • 77,456 miles
I have wind noise from the top portion of windshield from passenger side to driver side. Windshield is loose like its not sealed or the sealant had not adhered. I did see a recall for 05 this reason did this carry over to other years.

- Grandview, TX, USA

problem #13

Jul 302013

Trailblazer

  • 82,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The contact stated that the power control unit failed to operate the windows. The contact was informed by the dealer that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number 13V248000 (electrical system, visibility). The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 82,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Mantua, NJ, USA

problem #12

Jul 212013

Trailblazer

  • 163,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The contact stated that while the driver's front window was open, water penetrated the door panel. The contact attempted to close the window but the controls failed to respond. The manufacturer was not contacted about the failure. The dealer informed the contact that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number 13V248000 (electrical system, visibility). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 163,000.

- Elwood, IN, USA

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problem #11

May 012013

Trailblazer 6-cyl

  • 115,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The contact stated his vehicle was included in NHTSA recall campaign number: 13V248000 (electrical system, visibility). The contact stated the driver's side door window and door locks were not functioning intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for the recall repair where a protective coating was applied to the driver's side door module. After the recall repair was performed the driver's side door window and locks stopped functioning completely. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer where the technician stated the driver's side door module wiring had to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 115,000.

- Springfield, OH, USA

problem #10

Sep 012012

Trailblazer

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The contact stated that while entering the vehicle, a burning odor could be smelled. Upon inspection, it was noticed that the window control module failed to open or close the windows and lock or unlock the doors. The vehicle was not taken to a mechanic. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The contact also stated that she received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 12V406000 (visibility:power window devices and controls) over two months ago and a remedy was not yet available. The contact stated that two months was an excessive amount of time to wait for a defect remedy. The failure mileage was unavailable.

- Salem, WV, USA

problem #9

Oct 102012

Trailblazer

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 12V406000 (visibility:power window devices and controls) however, he stated that the availability of the parts had surpassed a reasonable amount of time. The contact was concerned of a potential of a fire starting if the defect was not remedied. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not offer any assistance, stating that the per the recall letter, the parts would not become available immediately. The contact had not experienced a failure. The current mileage was 120,000.

- Delran , NJ, USA

problem #8

Dec 102012

Trailblazer

  • 80,100 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The contact stated that a burning smell was emitted from the driver's side window. The following day, the window failed to close. The contact was informed of NHTSA campaign id number: 12V406000 (visibility:power window devices and controls) and contacted the dealer. The dealer advised that the VIN was not included in the recall. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 80,100.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #7

Nov 252012

Trailblazer

  • 61,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The contact stated that she attempted to close the driver's side window when she smelled a burning odor. The vehicle was not taken to a mechanic. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure and informed the contact that the vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign id number 12V406000 (visibility:power window devices and controls) but she would have to wait until the remedy is finalized to have repairs completed. The failure and current mileages were approximately 61,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Preston, MD, USA

problem #6

Aug 292012

Trailblazer 6-cyl

  • 91,000 miles

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

While driving at 45 mph (foot not on the gas, going downhill) the vehicle lost all power. Was approaching a stoplight and brake to stop. After truck came to full stop due to me braking for light anyhow, brake pedal became hard, unable to push down or pump. Stopped at traffic light not knowing what happened since gas tank was full, I shut key (truck) off, and on waited till light turned green, it restarted on the first attempt thank goodness. Why the complete powerfailure while driving at 45 mph, I have heard this could be onstar related, even though I am not signed up as a customer, if a Trailblazer 07 is stolen or in an accident, I heard the onstar features confusion w/ satellite and causes them all to shut down. Don't know if this is true, but something went way wrong, luckily no one was hurt or I'd be suing bigtime. Today is 10-12-12, yesterday got a recall notice in the mail for door/windows/locks problem. They will fix for free however no parts to replace are currently available, really"?" wow.

- South Bend, IN, USA

problem #5

Oct 112010

Trailblazer

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The contact stated that the front driver side and passenger side windows stopped working. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic who diagnose that the circuit board needed to be replaced. The contact was notified of NHTSA campaign id number: 12V206000 (visibility: Power window devices and controls). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included in any recalls. The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 102,000.

- Windinhurst, NY, USA

problem #4

Jul 162012

Trailblazer

  • 112,556 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The contact stated she lost power in her drivers side window. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnostic testing who stated the parts inside the window melted and the vehicle was unsafe to drive. The contact was informed of the recall under NHTSA campaign id number: 12V406000 (visibility:power window devices and controls). The manufacturer was notified but offered no assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 112,556.

- Wilmington, DE, USA

problem #3

Aug 042012

Trailblazer

  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer. While parked, the contact noticed smoke coming from the front driver side door. The front drivers side window switch also would not function. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostics. There was an investigation under NHTSA action number: EA12004 (visibility:power window devices and controls electrical system) that could have been related to the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 65,000.

- Bristol, PA, USA

problem #2

Jun 122012

Trailblazer

  • 78,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The contact stated that he tried to open the front driver side window and it began to smoke abnormally. The contact removed the door panel and unhooked the cables. The vehicle was then taken to the dealer for inspection where they advised that there were no recalls on the vehicle and provided no further assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 78,000.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #1

Mar 112012

Trailblazer

  • 82,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The contact stated that the main control for the driver's side window had failed and caused the windows to become inoperable. The dealer was notified who stated that there were no recalls for the failure. The manufacturer was notified who confirmed that there were no recalls for the vehicle and offered no further assistance. The failure mileage was 82,000.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

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