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:
23,634 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 242009


  • 47,268 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The contact stated that the emergency brake lever was broken. During a routine inspection a mechanic stated that the emergency brake lever needed to be replaced. The dealer informed her that there were no existing recalls. The contact will assume responsibility for the repair cost when the part becomes available. The failure mileage was 47,268. Updated 11/03/09 updated 11/03/09.

- Odessa, NY, USA

problem #1

Mar 302006

Trailblazer 4WD

  • miles
We own a 2006 Chevy Trailblazer and since it had about 500 miles we started running into problems. The check engine light came on. Also the brakes make a whistling noise and Chevy insists that it is not the service bulletin they have posted up regarding the front axle making a whistling noise. Also, the vehicle has problems with the way it steers on turns. This car has to be defective if this many problems occurred since 500 miles. It now has 1400 miles.

- Cheswick, PA, USA

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