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:
30,400 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.

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2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 122009


  • 30,400 miles


I was operating my 2006 Chevy Trailblazer when I slide on slippery pavement due to freezing rain. My vehicle began turning sideways then straightened out and bumped the left side curb parallel with my tires. Only the left side tires struck a 4" curb. Both right and left side curtain air bags deployed. The left one hit me in the side of the face and left shoulder. The impact with the curb could not have been at more than 10 mph. There is no damage done to my vehicle, the step bars, mud flaps and/or even a scuff mark on either of my tires. No one else was in the vehicle with me. Thank goodness my 1 yr old and 8 yr old daughters were not. This air bag deployment would have caused injuries to my daughters not a bump to a 4" curb. I have been driving for over 17 years and have only have one accident. I drive for a living and now I am terrified to take my girls in my vehicle. My car is not fixed and I have requested GM to do an inspection on the vehicle. Time will tell but I believe in safety but not in the name of failure.

- Allegany, NY, USA

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