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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:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,000 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 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 112010


  • miles


2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer, right rear tire blew out. Unit lost control and traveled off the left side of the road striking the cement median barrier. (Ohio traffic crash report # 10-0333-91) updated 08/06/10 updated 09/09/10. The consumer stated he drove over some debris in the road which caused the tire blow out. Updated voq 09/14/10

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #2

Oct 012009


  • 63,000 miles
Tread separates from tire - Continental Contitrac 245/65/R17 dot A38T bmr & A38T BM5 I had 4 of these tires do this. Not only have I/will I have to replace the tires, but I also have vehicle damage. Continental has thusfar only provided a $50 credit toward the first replacement tire. I have one more of these tires on my truck right now. We paid $500 for two new tires in Utah in the middle of the night, in the middle of nothing else. I'm so frustrated and had no relief! what can be done for this??

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #1

Apr 182008


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
My Continental tires are worn after only 3 years without excessive wear or extreme conditions. I drive a 2005 Chevy Trailblazer. I will have to replace all of them soon to keep my family and myself safe. I have a friend with the same Continental tires on the same vehicle. She has had to replace her tires and I think her vehicle is a 2006 Chevy Trailblazer. A few weeks ago, one tire simply shredded to pieces as she drove along on the expressway. I noticed there was an accident in orlando, fl with a GMC Envoy in which a blown tire was reported as the reason for the accident in which the vehicle flipped and trapped a teenager inside. I am really concerned about these tires and would like for someone to take a serious look at the quality before more lives are endangered. I don't know what type tires are on the GMC but since they are similar vehicles, I assume the tires are probably similar.

- Cordova, TN, USA

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