Print this page 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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
840 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.

2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer accessories - exterior problems

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2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 012006

Trailblazer 4WD 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Our new SUV (gsa vehicle) has a windshield that slopes at to steep of an angle. The rearview mirror is stuck on the glass almost in the middle of the windshield severely compromising my forward to right side visibility. What were the engineers thinking" also, the vehicle lacks power window safety switches that could choke a child if they stood on them with their head out the window. I thought these switches were outlawed years ago"

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #1

Dec 122005

Trailblazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,680 miles
The rear view mirror w/onstar on the windshield blocks your view to the right, this has happened two times to me in the past 60 day I have had the vehicle.

- Arnold, MO, USA

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