Complaint Number: 10380166 Incident Date: September 15, 2010 Date Added to File: February 3, 2011 Description of the Complaint: Own a 2005 chevy trailblazer and speedo stops working at times and this has been on going since 6 months ago and now oil gauge and fuel gauge are not reading right. When researching online I see that this is a very common problem yet chevy has not issued a recall. I'm getting really fed up with this vehicle! Every subsequent time I fill up, the gauge does the same thing. Then when they finally came on. Complaint Number: 10436034 Incident Date: June 9, 2011 Date Added to File: November 16, 2011 Description of the Complaint: My speedometer all of a sudden jumped to over 70mph when I was only going about 30mph. They need to step up and face the cheap parts in their cars, and give us better customer service. I feel like it is something in my switch because when I start my pickup in the morning most of the time the dash lights won't turn on until I turn the knob to adjust the brightness of the lights.
The failure mileage was approximately 72,000. The car wouldn't take gas but the gauge displayed not quite full. At this point im not sure if i'm crazy and the lettering on the radio lettering is basically judged by the photocell and doesnt automatically dim when the headlights are turned on and vice versa when turning off. Losing a tail light not only creates a safety concern for traffic but creates issues with law enforcement as well. They want 800 dollars to fix it.
Mechanic changed the alternator and the battery and everything tested the same. Kinda strange the recall doaent effect only the trailblazers don't you think. The vehicle was not repaired. The headlights went completely out while I was driving. Both power door lock and power window switches became in operative and the windows opened automatically while driving and would not go back up. Lately, after I shut my pickup off and leave it the dash lights don't go off after the key is completely out of the ignition and the timer for the headlights has shut the headlights off as well.
I frantically turned the headlight knob on an off and nothing happened. . Complaint Number: 10585285 Incident Date: December 10, 2013 Date Added to File: April 28, 2014 Description of the Complaint: My fuel gauge reads empty after I fill the tank with fuel. The failure mileage was approximately 104,000. This last time, the third, the lights may come on again after some time has passed. And before tow arrived, vehicle started.
Some days it works and some days it won't. Complaint Number: 11164091 Incident Date: October 1, 2018 Date Added to File: December 30, 2018 Description of the Complaint: I am experiencing all issues identified with recall due to door switch sensor being defective. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. I've never filed a complaint like this before and I have no idea if it helps,but I needed to try something. The vehicle was not repaired. We never know how much fuel we have another defect the vehicle has is that if we turn the headlights off during the day it causes a short in the taillights.
I would start up car and it would read was already doing 30mph. This was a big safety issue over several years for me. The approximate failure mileage was 54,000. As far as the speedo, there is a very good chance the guage is bad, resulting in a new cluster. As a result it will crank you gas mileage down to about 9 - 10 miles a gallon. The stereo repeatedly jams with new cd's even. Complaint Number: 11155963 Incident Date: March 2, 2018 Date Added to File: December 4, 2018 Description of the Complaint: Gauges fuel, battery and oil quit working.
A couple of months after, my wife ran out of gas. I do not recommend buying a chevy trailblazer or for that matter a chevy ,they have not been very responsive to their loyal customers. Unfortunately it's so heavily integrated into the pump assembly that it's not serviceable and usually requires that the whole assembly be replaced. Gas gauge reads empty after I filled up. The speedometer issue is incredibly unsafe, as you have no way to know your true speed.
The contact mentioned that after inspecting the door she noticed that the wires were melted. The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage is 71,941. Then my speedometer wduld stick on 100 when I was doing approximatly 60. There are thousands of complaints on the internet from angry owners describing speeding tickets, running out of gas, odometer failing, dashboard lights dimming and warning lights appearing. It shows empty even though I have just filled up with gas. Complaint Number: 10681580 Incident Date: February 4, 2009 Date Added to File: February 5, 2015 Description of the Complaint: The fuel gauge stopped working in my vehicle and by the time the recall occurred in 2013, my vehicle has more than the limited mileage of 120,000 or less to pay for half the repair cost. So far the only way I have found to get it to 0 is by unplugging the battery for a few sec.
Suggestion- buy a pig tail for the resistor also, these tend to melt. Complaint Number: 10586421 Incident Date: March 1, 2013 Date Added to File: May 4, 2014 Description of the Complaint: First my gas gauge started to malfunction. The vehicle was able to restart and the headlights resumed to normal operation. The fuel gauge and speedometer no longer work at all. I'd wait for someone to chime in here that works on these things daily before tearing out the console.