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:
133 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 miscellaneous problems

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2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 272007

(reported on)


  • miles


2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer customer stated while leaving pulling out of drive the rear door was open and the indicator did not come on**

- New Hyde Park, NY, USA

problem #2

Jan 182006

Trailblazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
My head liner has fallen down 4 times and never been replace, just reglued or re velcroed, and the noises that come from my windows are quite loud and if windy the front passenger window gives a whistle, this was not the case when I purchased the vehicle but has gotten progressively worse and I am told it is normal wind noise(including the whistle that they were able to duplicate) and nothing can be done, my carpet under the mat in the drivers seat ripped (after 6 mos old) and the numbers on my radio 1-6, except 4, and the band button has started to rub off after about 6 mos old which I was again told was normal and it's because I change stations often. Incident date to follow was last date repaired.

- North Providence, RI, USA

problem #1

May 062005

Trailblazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 400 miles
This is a bad truck.

- Madison, WI, USA

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