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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,678 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 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 162008

Trailblazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,678 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer. Two weeks after the vehicle was purchased, the 4-wheel drive failed. When turning left, right, and when driving in reverse, the wheels lock when the 4-wheel drive is activated. The failure also occurred once while in drive, but all the other failures occurred only in 4-wheel drive. The dealer stated that the 4-wheel drive was operating normally. The manufacturer sent a technician to his local dealer to attempt to remedy the failure, but was unable to assist. The technician stated that the failure was located in the 4-wheel drive transfer case. The failure mileage was 35,678 and current mileage was 36,210. Updated 04/22/08.

- Middletown, NJ, USA

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