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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,625 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 EXT fuel system problems

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2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT Owner Comments

problem #8

Mar 032012

Trailblazer EXT 4WD 6-cyl

  • 129,000 miles


I was driving down the road about 20 mph and the drivers window went down by itself and wouldn't go back up, sometimes when you try to start vehicle nothing happens and then a few seconds later it starts on its own, when it rains all the speakers quit working except the front tweeter speakers, sometimes when I shut the drivers door kind of hard it wont start and U cant lock doors with keyless entry, fuel gauge quit working after I filled up with gas.

- Hazard, KY, USA

problem #7

Jul 062011

Trailblazer EXT 6-cyl

  • 71,000 miles
Fuel gauge showed I was empty after filling up the car. The gauge now reads erratically and does not show the proper amount of fuel in the tank. My wife is the primary driver of this car and I fear that she will run out of gas due to the "failure" of the gauge. We are doing our best to drive by mileage but our mpg varies quite a bit depending on our driving situation. Just received a letter from GM advising they will pay 50% of repair costs. However, I feel that this safety related item failure should be covered entirely by GM via a recall. Anything you can do to help would be appreciated. Thanks [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Painesville, OH, USA

problem #6

Sep 152010

Trailblazer EXT 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
The gas gauge on the dashboard does not work. It always says the tank is empty, even after filling it.

- Oreana, IL, USA

problem #5

Mar 292011

Trailblazer EXT

  • 67,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer ext. The fuel gauge displayed empty when the fuel tank was full. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 67,000 and the current mileage was 71,000.

- Vincennes, IN, USA

problem #4

Aug 152009

Trailblazer EXT

  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer ext. The contact stated that when the vehicle was started, the fuel gauge did not function properly; it would indicate incorrect amounts of fuel in the fuel tank. The vehicle had not been inspected or repaired at the time of the complaint. The failure mileage was approximately 40,000. The current mileage was approximately 56,480.

- Monett, MO, USA

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problem #3

Oct 272009

Trailblazer EXT

  • 69,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer ext ls/lt. The fuel gauge on the instrument control panel inaccurately displays the amount of fuel present in the fuel tank. While driving approximately 65 mph on the highway the vehicle stalled. He was able to safely pull the vehicle to the side of road. The vehicle was towed to a local repair facility. The mechanic concluded that he would have to pay $800 dollars to have the gauge replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The current and the failure mileages were 96,000.

- Milton , FL, USA

problem #2

Oct 142009

Trailblazer EXT

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer ext. The fuel gauge on the instrument control panel displays inaccurate fuel levels. She concluded that the fuel sensor on her vehicle has failed. The dealer or the manufacturer has not been contacted. The failure mileage was 60,000. The vehicle identification number was unavailable.

- Vancouver, WA, USA

problem #1

Apr 242009

Trailblazer EXT

  • 49,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer ext. Ever since April of 2009, the low fuel indicator light illuminates on the instrument panel even when the tank is filled with gasoline. In addition, the fuel gauge never reaches the full mark, but stays between the empty and quarter tank marks. There were no prior incidents leading up to this issue. The contact feels that the failure was due to a manufacturer defect. The failure mileage was 49,000.

- Tacoma, WA, USA

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