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:
21,536 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 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 292006

Trailblazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,536 miles


Purchased 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer ls Oct.28 06. Since then, to date, veh. Has been in shop (dealership 4X). 1. brake repair. All 4 calipers were replaced. This vehicle had only 22,000. Miles. In shop very 1st week of purchase. 2. been complaining of flickering lights. Was handed a GMC printout stating they did not know cause. So therefore the dealership, hood Chevrolet, covington la. Could not do anything about it. 3. complained of engine acceleration while applying brake, coming to a stop or a slow speed in a parking lot. Fear that I may crash into someone. Received printout from GM stating this was normal. But I see this is a hazard. 4. complained of seat belt "riding" on the neckline, restricting blood flow in left artery on neck. I see this a major problem. I commute 26 miles one way to work at a hospital. I thought I would be safer driving my Trailblazer, now I fear for my life. 5. complained of popping on front end. Service had to order sway links and replace. Did not solve problem, still have frontal popping while turning left or right, reverse and forward. It is progressively getting worse. Found out GM certified tech. Did not properly align calibers when installed. I have paid to much for this $23,000. Lemon. Action should be taken. Sarah dykes, bogalusa Louisiana.

- Bogalusa, LA, USA

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