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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,201 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 suspension problems

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2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 082013

Trailblazer 6-cyl

  • 77,107 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The contact stated that while driving approximately 25 mph, the steering wheel became difficult to maneuver. The contact stopped the vehicle on the shoulder of the road and noticed that the front passenger's side tire had detached from the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for diagnosis. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 77,107.

- Lanham, MD, USA

problem #4

Apr 032012

Trailblazer 6-cyl

  • 73,500 miles
Check engine light come one code P0461 - fuel tank pressure sensor circuit high voltage. This problem seems to be a common problem with the Chevy Trailblazers and should be a recallable issue. Furthermore, the suspension on this vehicle has been a financial drain from the sway bar links, front end links stabilizer shaft and ball joints.

- West Sand Lake, NY, USA

problem #3

Feb 022010

Trailblazer 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
All repairs done within 20,000 of use (purchased used at 50,000 currently have 70,000) back windshield water pump does not work brake lights/left signal light are not working correctly, back up lights illuminate when braking left front driver side tie metal rods visible due to suspension errors causing too much wear on tire service stability track error check engine light on bottom of car is rusting out ABS failed on ice car runs rough left outer tie rod end replaced front/rear alignment done front brakes replaced rear brakes replace left front wheel barring replaced left rear brake caliber replaced driver master switch replaced windshield washer pump replaced fuel level sensor replaced left outer tie rod replaced (second time) front end alignment ignition switch replaced water pump replaced solenoid replaced front hub R/F replaced front disc brake pads replaced brake rotor replaced rear disc brake pad replaced rear brake rotor replaced gas cap replaced tail light assembly L/R. battery replaced.

- Windham, NH, USA

problem #2

Aug 032009

Trailblazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
After changing the vehicle's battery, the fuel system, air system and 4X4 system have all failed. GMC is aware of my issue and hundreds of others. They refuse to fix this known issue, this vehicle is very dangerous to drive.

- Saint Louis, MO, USA

problem #1

Oct 042007


  • 10,397 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer. While driving 50 mph, the vehicle would vibrate. The vehicle was taken to the dealer on numerous occasions, but they could not produce any error codes or provide a sufficient remedy. In addition, the air bag warning indicator would sporadically illuminate on the instrument panel, which signified that the air bag was inoperative. If the passenger sensing system were to malfunction, the front air bag on the passenger side could be disabled when it should be enabled or vice versa. The risk of injury in the event of a crash was increased. The contact had aftermarket leather seats installed in her vehicle and called the manufacturer in reference to NHTSA campaign id number 06V417000 (air bags:frontal). She is currently awaiting their response. The failure mileage was 10,397 and current mileage was 29,439.

- Palm City, FL, USA

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