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:
21,725 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 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer Owner Comments

problem #4

May 252012

Trailblazer 6-cyl

  • 38,000 miles


On May 25,2012, my wife was traveling down highway at 75 mph and right front tire blew out - tire sidewall damage resulted after rolling to stop on flat tire. Evident that tread cleanly separated from tire body in one location. Tire had approximately 38,000 miles on it at time of occurrence. Just been rotated and inspected on May 2, 2012. Luckily no accident occurred.

- Venice, FL, USA

problem #3

Aug 122008


  • 30,000 miles
I have a 2006 Chevy Blazer that has the recall Continental tires on them and I am having a hard time getting the dealer to replace them they have terrible wear after only 35,000 miles.

- Lonsdlae, MN, USA

problem #2

Jan 242008

(reported on)


  • 14,000 miles
2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer. Letter from senator on behalf of constituent who has concerns about defective tires manufactured by Continental tire. The consumers wife experienced a tire blowout with only 14,000 miles on the vehicle. Continental Contitrac tire.

- Independence, MO, USA

problem #1

Jun 152006

Trailblazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,900 miles
I lease a new vehicle, trailer Blazer on Dec 31st 2005, from grand prize Chevrolet on SW117 av and 152 St. At the end of June 2006 I had a blew up tire on I 75 going North, reaching tampa. It exploded on a side and because the way it looked I suspect it was defective tire. I call the seller at the dealer and explained to him. He told me to bring the tire to be inspected. My wife did it and they did not even look at it, they said it is not our problem. Am I in any way, since it has only 6 month after leasing it, protected against a possible defective tire issue?

- Miami, FL, USA

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