8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$494.00
Average Mileage:
66,788 miles
Total Complaints:
219 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. not sure (119 reports)
  2. replace fuel level sensor (78 reports)
  3. replace fuel pump (15 reports)
  4. drop out fuel tank and check coil postition (3 reports)
  5. replace fuel sending unit (3 reports)
  6. parts should be recalled (2 reports)
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problem #179

Jan 052012

Trailblazer LT V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles

After filling the vehicle up with gas the gas gauge bounces back & forth from Full to Empty & the Service engine light comes on. I hate not knowing how much gas i have. I have read alot of people having the same problem.

- , Perryville, 63775, USA

problem #178

Jul 132010

Trailblazer 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles

Fuel gauge went out, when researching, found out it was a common problem and very expensive to fix, so like everyone else I just watch my trip odometer. What a pain!

- , Rio Rancho, NM, USA

problem #177

Jul 292005

Trailblazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

had my truck for only a few weeks and it wouldn't tell me the right amount of fuel I had,so I took it in because it was NEW!!shouldn't happen.

- , Fall River, WI, USA

problem #176

Jul 122011

Trailblazer LS EXT

  • Automatic transmission
  • 87,000 miles

This is a pain right in the ass. Now the check engine light is on. The same thing happened to my friend's trailblazer. I just got a letter from GM indicating they are aware of the premature failure of the fuel sensor and will pay half the cost to have it fixed at a dealer or reimburse half if it's already been fixed. BULL! If they know this is a major problem, they should pay for all of it! Now all of the dash lights are going out - not sure if it's related.

I'm getting rid of it and buying a Ford Explorer.

- , Albany, NY, USA

problem #175

Jan 012007

Trailblazer LS Inline 6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

This should be a recall. Everybody that I talk to with a Trailblazer has the same problem. Why should I have to pay hundreds to fix Chevy's problem?

- , Youngstown, OH, USA

problem #174

Mar 212011

Trailblazer LX 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 104,400 miles

The fuel gauge stopped working after filling up the tank. Sometimes it will go up and down. I have to keep up with mileage to know how much gas is left.

- , Lexington, SC, USA

problem #173

Jul 082008

Trailblazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,000 miles

GAS GAUGE JUST STOPPED WORKING ONE DAY, LIGHT COMES ON WHEN IT IS FULL. IT DOES NOT MEASUERE GAS IN TANK AT ALL ANYMORE. I HAVE TO STOP BEFORE 200 MILES TO REFILL., BECAUSE I NEVER KNOW EXACRTLY HOW MUCH GAS I HAVE AND DON'T WANT TO END UP WALKING.

THIS IS TRUELY ONE OF THE WORSE PURCHASES I HAVE EVER MADE IN A VEHICLE.

- , Emmaus, PA, USA

problem #172

Mar 152009

Trailblazer V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles

I am getting pretty tired of my "American" made car! The fuel sensor went out 2 years ago and I have not had the money to fix it. I have ran out of gas many times as counting mileage doesn't always work. GMC recognized that it is a problem in 2005/2006 Trailblazers, sent me a letter and only offered to pay half!!! And I had to go to an authorized dealer... Well If I am using my money too can't I go where I want? Where it isn't going to be as much?? I am super annoyed but don't have the $$ or the credit to go buy a real car.... a HONDA!

- , Thornton, CO, USA

problem #171

Oct 012009

Trailblazer LX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,000 miles

Sensor says I have gas and I don't or sometimes it bings like I am low on gas and I have plenty. Estimate is over $700 so I am using my trip gauge and having to fill up completely each time. This is a real pain but the car isn't worth spending the money on!

- , Acworth, GA, USA

problem #170

Dec 022006

Trailblazer LT V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,000 miles

I HATE THIS DAMN CAR, IT IS NOW 2011 AND WE'VE PROB PUT ENOUGH MONEY INTO THIS POS TO BUY A NEW CAR. THE GAS SENOR BROKE FOR THE FIRST TIME AT 33OOO MILES AND WAS COVERED UNDER WARRANTY, IT BROKE AGAIN AROUND 66000 MILES NO WARRANTY COVERED IT. WE DIDNT FIX IT BC IT WOULD HAVE BEEN AROUDN 700 BUCKS TO FIX, SO WE LEFT IT, FINALLY FIXED IT AROUND 116000 MILES AND WAM NOW AT 138000 MILES AND THE DAMN THING BROKE AGAIN. I REFUSE TO FIX IT AGAIN.

NOT ONLY HAVE WE HAD TO DEAL WITH THAT, THE TRANSMISSION WENT IN 2009 AND THAT WAS 2600 DOLLARS, THE POWER SEAT BROKE AND WE WERE TOLD THAT IT WOULD COST 1200 OR MORE TO FIX, SO I ADJUSTED THE PEDDLES TO REACH MY FEET SINCE THE SEAT WAS STUCK ALL THE WAY BACK. THE SEAT DECIDED TO WORK AGAIN ON IT'S OWN. MY CD PLAYER STOPPED WORKING EXCEPT FOR THE NAVIGATION CD ABOUT 3 YEARS AGO, AND THE CAR IS JUST ALL AROUND A PIECE OF CRAP. IT WAS SO NOT WORTH THE MONEY.

I WILL NEVER EVER OWN A CHEVY AGAIN. OH AND THE THERMOSTAT SENSOR WENT LAST YEAR AND THAT HAD TO BE REPLACED, 800 DOLLARS LATER THE ENGINE LIGHT IS NOW OFF. REALLY HOW ARE THEIR NO RECALLS ON THE CAR??!!!! IT SUCKS!!!

- , Bellport, NY, USA

problem #169

Jun 022011

Trailblazer LS 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles

I bought my 2005 Chevy Trail Blazer 2 years ago. Now within the last month my fuel light will go on and it will start dinging. I've filled it all the way up and the gas gauge still stays on and the stupid thing won't stop dinging. I'm really getting tired of putting gas in it everyday because I'm afraid of running out of gas. Looks like I'm not the only one with the problem. So the Chevy company needs to get there butts in gear and do a recall. If your like everyone else in America we can't afford that big expensive repair bill.

- , Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #168

Apr 062010

Trailblazer LX 3.6L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

I agree with the others- I keep it listing the trip miles then I know when to fill up- my sister drove my car not knowing fuel light wasn't working- put in gas to be sure on not running out!!! IF I understand the "recall" I received - I will have to pay for part of the parts/labor to have this fixed--- I will not--- I will suffer before I have to pay for a problem GM should pay for !!!

Update from Nov 14, 2011: I checked out what it would cost me to fix this over $175.00 as GM only pays a part to fix it! this is bad- when I had recalls with my Ford Explorer- I NEVER had to pay to have it fixed!!!! Guess I'm still watching the trip miles for estimation of how much gas I have left in tank!!!!! this is baloney!!!

- , Fargo, ND, USA

problem #167

Oct 282011

Trailblazer LS 4.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 101,000 miles

How in the world are you supposed to know when you are out of gas if the fuel gauge works 3/4 of the time??? I have to always fill up the tank and reset the mileage, but that is not always accurate because sometimes it is highway miles and sometime it is city.

- , Canton, NC, USA

problem #166

May 012010

Trailblazer LS V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles

Much like every other unfortunate Trailblazer owner of this model, my gas gauge stopped working. I haven't seen my "Low Fuel Light" turned off since about a month after I bought the vehicle. Three times we have run out of gas in it due to this issue, and that was primarily because we had to determine exactly how many miles we got to a tank and how often to refuel. Now, like clockwork, we fill the tank every 300 miles.

We checked with GM, and while they acknowledge over 150,000 complaints for the same exact issue, they still refuse to recall the vehicle or part. A quote from both a dealer and an independant repair shop quoted over $900 to fix it. This is the number one reason I am searching for a replacement car or truck.

I regret ever switching from the Ford brand I've always driven or had in my family since birth to Chevy. They don't stand behind their products, their repair prices are astronomical, and it's nearly impossible to do many repairs yourself like tune-ups or changing the headlight bulbs. Major disappointment from Chevrolet and their customer service. Will not buy another Chevy/GM product again.

- , Arnold, MO, USA

problem #165

Mar 012011

Trailblazer V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,000 miles

The gas gauge not working is really a problem especially since gas is so high. We never know exactly how much we have in the tank. This morning the gas light was on when we started the car, went to get gas just to make sure, only put $25 in and got half a tank!!! Then went back to empty. I have seen many, many problems reported on this situation and I can't believe there is NO RECALL!

Update from Oct 23, 2011: We also own a 2005 GMC Envoy and the gas gauge just stopped working on that car as well. Called GM to complain and they have sent letters out to GM owners and will only pay 50% of the cost to fix the problem. Unbelievable!!! Two cars in the same household with the same issue yet no recall!

- , Brunswick, OH, USA

problem #164

Jun 012011

Trailblazer LS V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,000 miles

My gas gauge went out on my chevy trailblazer and has been a pain in the ass also had to repair the cluster that cost me well over $600.00.

- , Houston, TX, USA

problem #163

Jul 072008

Trailblazer V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles

Fuel gauge quit working, had it replaced(before recall), and it went bad again. Ran 3 years using odometer for gas levels. Just last month got a recall-like letter from Chevy stating they will pay half of the repair, so I spent $170 to get the gauge fixed, and when I filled it up the first time it read 3/4. Some fix. IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN A FREE RECALL.

- , The Villages, FL, USA

problem #162

Jan 312009

Trailblazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles

I had this fuel gauge repaired. Three different repair shops told me the cost would be over $500.00 and that the whole gas tank needed to be replaced. Literally two weeks after I had this repair completed, GM sent a letter that they'd pay for 1/2 the repair. I sent in my paperwork, and low and behold they only cover the repair if it is done at an authorized dealer.

They then decided they'd reimburse me half,,,,,,,,,,,,,half of replacing the fuel sensor only! Not one other repair shop was able to replace only the fuel sensor as they all said it was built into the tank with the sending unit, but GM has the availability to do it and out of the $550 they sent me $138.

My truck had $38,000 miles when this issue started and I just dealt with it for nearly two years because it was so expensive. $38000 miles, and that is BS!

I have not cashed my check and will not. I'm going to wait until there is a class action suit against them and go from there. This "good gesture as they call it" is a smoke screen so people think they are getting taken care of when really they are just getting TAKEN!

- , Lewis Center, OH, USA

problem #161

Jul 082010

Trailblazer LS 4.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 94,000 miles

I HAVE HAD THIS SUV SINCE LAST YEAR AND ITS GIVEN ME NOTHING BUT TROUBLE FIRST THE HEATING CORE NOW THE FUEL GAGE ITS A TRUE HEADACHE EXPECTLY SINCE THE ECOMONY IS SO JACKED UP NEVER HAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO DO WHAT U HAVE TO DO LET ALONE FIXING A DAM CAR I HAVE HAD IT UP TO THE MOON WITH DIS DAM SUV PROBLEMS AFTER PROBLEMS THE CURRENT PROBLEM IS SO ANNOYING CANT NEVER SEE HOW MUCH GAS I HAVE ALWAYS AFRAID OF RUNNUING OUT OF GAS LATE NITE SO I TRY TO KEEP GAS IN THERE BUT ALWAYS FIND MYSELF RUNNING OUT GAS THATS A HORRIBLE FEELING TO RUNNING OUT OF GAS DONT HAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO GET IT FIX IT COST TO DAM MUCH SO TELL WHAT AM I TO DO

- , Euclid, OH, USA

problem #160

May 072011

Trailblazer V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles

Well we have had the vehicle for a little over a year, bought used of course when the fuel light stopped working correctly. Luckily we have had it long enough to know about how many miles a tank it gets, so that has been a big help. Today I got a letter from GM, no they are not doing a recall, they know the problem and it has been on going it seems, they are willing to pay 50% of the repair costs if we have it fixed at a local dealership. Just seems after looking at all the complaints here it would be more of a recall and 100% of the cost paid by GM.

- , Louisville, KY, USA

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