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.


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,000 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 windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer Owner Comments

problem #5

Mar 152006

Trailblazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • 27,000 miles


: the contact stated, while washing the vehicle, water leaked through the windshield molding. There is a NHTSA recall # 05V035000 which pertains to the visibility:windshield. The vehicle was not included in the recall due to the VIN.

- Grenada, MS, USA

problem #4

Oct 282005

Trailblazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,000 miles
Windshield has considerable distortion and causes visibility problems while driving (especially in traffic). GM claims this is normal and will not replace the windshield. This is a significant safety concern.

- Mcdonough, GA, USA

problem #3

Jun 032005

Trailblazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
The windshield in my 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer was defective from the factory. It had such bad ripples in the glass that it made me feel as if I were looking through a pair of bifocals. After a couple of trips back to the dealer I finally convinced them to replace it! the new one is better but still has flaws in it. I've been looking at other Trailblazers now and see the same defect in many other vehicles. I feel that could be a serious safety concern and that something should be done about it!

- Columbia, IL, USA

problem #2

May 242005

Trailblazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer. He states that the windshield on the passengers side looks as if one was looking through a magnifying glass around the edges of the window. But is worse on the driver's side. Also, on the windshield there is a wavy effect through the field of view and makes this distracting for the driver.

- Seven Hills, OH, USA

problem #1

Jan 052005


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer bought a new vehicle that had a defective windshield. Result, poor visibility. Took vehicle back to dealer, and the windshield was replaced again. Consumer took the vehicle back a third time. GM had sent the dealership a notice not to replace any more windshields for the Chevrolet trail Blazer.

- Rochester, NY, USA

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