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.


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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 - interior problems

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2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer Owner Comments

problem #2

May 032011


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I installed my daughter's sunshine kid's radian (skr) rear facing in my '05 Chevy Trailblazer outboard behind the driver's seat about 2/3 weeks ago. Today when I was going to put my daughter in her seat I noticed that the latch strap was hanging so loose that I could fit my fist in there. When her seat was installed it was so tight it didn't move. Model # US19500 manufacture date 09/10 (related vehicle information: Model year=2005, make=Chevy, model=Trailblazer).

- Seneca, MO, USA

problem #1

Oct 092009


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The latch system for the car seat broke from the car seat when I pulled the car seat back to detach it from the car. (related vehicle information: Model year=2005, make=Chevrolet, model=Trailblazer).

- Marstons Mills, MA, USA

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