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.

1.6

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
107,744 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.

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2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer Owner Comments (Page 1 of 5)

problem #91

Dec 262016

Trailblazer

  • 86,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer. While driving various speeds, the headlights failed without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the head lamp driver module failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V519000 (exterior lighting). The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 86,000.

- Waukesha, WI, USA

problem #90

Dec 052016

Trailblazer

  • 121,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer. While operating the vehicle, the low beam headlights failed to operate. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V519000 (exterior lighting). The contact experienced the same failure listed in the recall. The failure mileage was 121,000.

- Norfork, VA, USA

problem #89

Dec 072016

Trailblazer

  • miles
When driving at night, the headlights turn off. They turn off for about 5-7 minutes then turn back on for 2-3 minutes. It will continue doing this till I get where I am going. It will do it every time I drive the vehicle. There is a recall for this issue, GM recall 14291. I have contacted Chevy direct and they wont do anything about it since my vehicle is not listed under the recall. This is a safety issue while driving at night. Since there is a recall on this issue, Chevy should fix it even though my vehicle is not listed. The hdm is defective as per the recall issued.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #88

Nov 012016

Trailblazer

  • 162,000 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 headlamps and day time running lamps failed to operate. The contact also stated that the driver's side power window switch also failed to operate. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that the headlamp driver module and master power window switch module failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V519000 (exterior lighting) or 15V599000 (visibility). The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 162,000.

- Florence, SC, USA

problem #87

Nov 162016

Trailblazer

  • 53,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The contact stated that the vehicle's day time running lamps and low beam headlights failed. The dealer determined that the vehicle was experiencing similar failures as NHTSA campaign number: 15V190000 (exterior lighting); however, the vehicle was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 53,000.

- St.Louis, MO, USA

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problem #86

Oct 242016

Trailblazer

  • 126,500 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer. While driving various speeds, the headlamps failed without warning. The contact was unable to see the road ahead. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V519000 (exterior lighting). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 126,500.

- Tecumseh, OK, USA

problem #85

Nov 102016

Trailblazer

  • 100,000 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 low beam headlamps failed. The failure occurred without warning. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the vehicle may be involved in NHTSA campign number: 15V519000 (exterior lighting). Upon contacting the manufacturer, the contact was informed that the VIN was not included. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was approximately 100,000.

- Munroe Falls, OH, USA

problem #84

Jul 102015

Trailblazer

  • 220,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer. While driving, the headlights failed without warning. The contact had to utilize the high beams. The dealer stated that there were no recalls. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 220,000.

- Aurora, IL, USA

problem #83

Oct 192016

Trailblazer 6-cyl

  • 110,942 miles
Headlamps have gone off and/or turned back on while driving or starting up. High beams work. This problem was supposed to have been repaired in the last recall. My local dealer replaced the module causing the trouble. Now the same problem is happening again. This is happening off and on haphazardly. Can't depend on having lights when I want to go out at night. I want this fixed.

- Rossville, GA, USA

problem #82

Oct 162016

Trailblazer

  • 124,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer. While driving approximately 15 mph and making a right turn, the low beam lights suddenly shut off. The driver lost control and drove off the road. After turning the vehicle off and back on, the headlights operated normally. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 124,000.

- Columbia City, IN, USA

problem #81

Oct 152016

Trailblazer

  • 14,000 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 headlights failed to operate when activated. 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 14,000.

- Gary, IN, USA

problem #80

Oct 112016

Trailblazer

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer. While driving various speeds, the headlamps failed to remain illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V519000 (exterior lighting). The contact stated that the failure was intermittent. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000.

- Daniellesville, PA, USA

problem #79

Oct 112016

Trailblazer

  • 91,000 miles
Relay failed losing both front low beam headlights

- Greenwich, NY, USA

problem #78

Sep 172016

Trailblazer

  • 143,132 miles
Just bought Trailblazer 3 weeks ago. Making repairs before putting on road. New tires, brakes, trans. Lines, body work-rust both rear side doors, spare tire winch, ect.when I road tested with dealer plate two days in a row found out my low bea M or daytime running lights would not work at times. Real problem at night. I understand there is a recall for this problem. My local dealer does not show recall for my VIN. #. this Trailblazer needs to be included. Driving in dark back roads at night very dangorous. Oncoming trafic dont like my hi beams. Spoke with past owner, he said this happened to him 3 OR4 times at night to him. My dealer wants me to pay for parts and labor. He is sure it is headlight driver module like recalled vehicles. Let me know if in need to scream at Chevy. Thank you for help.

- Ashville, NY, USA

problem #77

Sep 232016

Trailblazer

  • 85,000 miles
Right rear brake light not functioning. Found melted socket on rear light circuit board is causing contact issues with light bulb. Other bulb sockets on this circuit board show no sign of melting

- Frisco, TX, USA

problem #76

Sep 072016

Trailblazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer. While driving 70 mph, the headlights failed and turned back on. The failure was intermittent. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor 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 130,000...updated 10/13/16 the consumer stated the part was replaced. Updated 10/18/16.

- Mcpherson, KS, USA

problem #75

Aug 312016

Trailblazer

  • 140,000 miles
The headlights will go out while driving the vehicle. There is currently a recall for this problem for Trailblazers. It is GM safety recall 14291. The problem is the headlamp driver module. I contacted GM. After giving them my VIN number, they told me that my vehicle is not included in the recall. The problems I was having matched exactly what this recall is fixing. I believe my vehicle should be included.

- Buckeye, AZ, USA

problem #74

Aug 312016

Trailblazer

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer. While driving various speeds, the headlights failed to illuminate. The headlights illuminated after restarting the vehicle, but the failure recurred intermittently. Also, the interior lights flickered occasionally. The dealer diagnosed that the head lamp module failed and would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The failure mileage was unknown...updated 10/04/16

- Deltona, FL, USA

problem #73

Aug 272016

Trailblazer

  • 159,770 miles
When driving with headlamps on low beam, intermittently both headlamps will go out. This happen to me while driving down a steep, curvy, highway on a rainy night. I was facing an oncoming big truck, in a sharp curve. Dimmed my lights and everything went totally black on my vehicle. All I hear is the horn of a big truck as the driver is trying to avoid my vehicle. I called my dealership and took my vehicle in only to be told that this make and model is not on recall, yet. So I am out of pocket for the repair, while other GM vehicles are on recall for this same problem. Called GM, was basically told, no recall, your problem. I have been a GM customer for 30 years, not anymore.

- Dolph, AR, USA

problem #72

Aug 232016

Trailblazer

  • 65,515 miles
Low beam lights would not work. My VIN is not included in the current recall for the same issue. Repair shop replaced the defective relay. Part cost=$200.35.

- Latrobe, PA, USA

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