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:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,108 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.

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2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 222006

Trailblazer 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,375 miles


When I pressed the accelerator pedal to the floor all the way, the floor mat trapped it wide open. This in return caused the vehicle to speed out of control. This is the third incident with this type of vehicle between my fiance and I that this has happened to. Because I was aware of this problem I just kicked the floor mat and the accelerator pedal was released. Very scary feeling if you don't know what to do.

- Lafayette, IN, USA

problem #1

Mar 102006

Trailblazer 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,842 miles
: the contact stated while driving 35 mph the floor mat trapped the accelerator pedal causing the vehicle to speed out of control. The vehicle crashed into a fence post and a power line guide wire. Seat belts were in use however minor injuries were sustained. The vehicle was towed to an independent repair shop for repairs. The manufacturer has been alerted. Updated 03/28/06. Updated 8/14/2006 -

- Lafayette, IN, USA

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