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:
38,000 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.

2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 012015


  • 106,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The contact stated that the power liftgate failed to lock with the key fob. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 106,000.

- Casco, WI, USA

problem #2

Dec 142006

Trailblazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • 8,000 miles
The back hatch does not open in during the winter. The button on the outside of the back hatch to push in gets stuck and the hatch will not unlock. This happens many of times during the winter months. I have been complaining to my dealer about this and they claim its noting wrong. Once the button sticks on the back of the hatch it will not release the hatch to open.

- Richmond Heights, OH, USA

problem #1

Aug 292009

Trailblazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
Our car was parked, the entire back hatch was open (not just the glass window) and I was unloading bags and boxes from car. The rear window exploded into tiny pieces of glass that rained down on me. Getting embedded in my head, back and arms. Neighbors came running the sound was so loud. The car had not been involved in any kind of collision and there was nothing that hit the window. I had been to the vehicle several times since the door had been opened because I had lots of items to unload. Now I have been noticing many other Trailblazers that have missing components from the rear window leading me to think that their windows have had to be replaced also. Had we been driving that day when this happened, with the force in which the glass flew, I am sure that the children in the back seat would have been hit with the glass.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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