general problems of the 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer
257 problems linked to electrical system have been reported for the 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer.
Electrical System problem #1
The vehicle involved was a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer ext 370. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1GNET16S85_. My 2005 Trailblazer started experiencing false readings on the speedometer around 96,000 miles. At first it was off by 5-10 mph then it would correct it's self. Next the oil pressure gauge started with false readings both high, then low, neither accurate. Now it is at a point where the speedometer is no longer reading accurate speed and is not showing any signs of ever re-correcting it's self and the oil pressure gauge as well as the temperature gauge both malfunction on a daily basis in one direction or the other. It appears that this is a known issue with chevy trucks in this class yet the Trailblazer is the only model in the class to not be addressed with a recall. If a product is faulty by the manufacturers standard it should be addressed and corrected. This issue happened on Oct. 1, 2012.
Electrical System problem #2
The vehicle involved is a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer 360. First the oil pressure gauge spiked,then back to normal. Next the gas gauge,it doesnt work at all,now the speedometer floats to about 100 mph. To me it sounds like this is a very common problem. I have been having problems with the cluster for approx 1 1/2 years. Surprised they were not forced into a recall. They know there are problems>. This electrical system problem happened on Sun., Oct. 20, 2013.
Electrical System problem #3
The car was a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The VIN of this Trailblazer is 1GNET16S05_. First, fuel gauge, then the entire instrument panel stopped working. This electrical system problem happened on Monday, Feb. 9, 2009.
Electrical System problem #4
The vehicle is a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The window and lock controls on the driver door handle just stopped working leaving my window open. It is not a fuse. I began looking for other issues online and have come across this issue on earlier model Trailblazers. I am in a cold climate as the other recall is applicable to. This issue happened on Aug. 27, 2013.
Electrical System problem #5
The vehicle involved is a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer 360. Quit working speed odmeter. The failure date was Aug. 1, 2013.
Electrical System problem #6
The reporting person owns a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The contact stated that while driving 55 mph, the speedometer failed. The contact stated that when she came to a complete stop, the speedometer was still on 55 mph. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection and they stated that the instrument cluster needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 57,000. This problem occurred on Thu., Aug. 18, 2011.
Electrical System problem #7
The vehicle is a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1GNDT13S95_. Driver side master power window switch does not work the driver side window at all! out of the blue this stopped working. Further research shows that the 2006-2007 models were recalled not the 2005! really, this car is "currently registered in a cold weather state which uses salt to clear the roads" (direct quote from general motors and isuzu recall 258,000 suvs, the associated press, August 19, 2012) since 12/2005 which is when the vehicle was purchased. Just because my vehicle did not have a fire "yet" but I have the "exact" problem which arose before these vehicles did catch fire, mine is not recalled? not only was the transmission recalled in 2008, I had a problem with the "blower motor" not working when you turn on the heat. You could only turn on the heat to no. 4. The truck was taken for service on 1/10/06, 1/30/06, 2/7/06 and 2/17/06 which was not even 2 mo. After purchasing said vehicle before the problem was corrected. In 11/06 the "fuel pump module" was replaced and covered "only" because I had the extended warranty and I had to pay the $100. 00 deductible, because I had gas but it was not registering. Again, I continue to have this problem. When calling gm on 7/24/13 about the window switch recall, I now find out that there is a "special coverage" for the "fuel level sensor". This is covered until 7/24/14, per gm (866-694-6546), unless you have more than 120,000 something miles. Was not sure of the mileage exactly since mine is below that figure. The window switch is a serious malfunction that needs to be covered in "all years" of this vehicle. While sitting at a red light with your foot on the brake, the vehicle will just rev up and want to take off. I guess this isn't a "big deal" either. You can't even listen to the radio to distract you with all these problems going on because the radio only comes out of "one" speaker! go figure, it is gm!. This electrical system problem happened on Thu., Jul. 11, 2013.
Electrical System problem #8
The car involved is a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer. Ran out of fuel once on highway, when gauge showed tank was full. In Jan/Feb the gas gauge just stopped working even when completely full of fuel it will show only 1/4 of a tank or none at all. The radio works only intermittently will work then stop working unexpectedly. Headlights are always burning their connection, short circuiting my headlights pretty frequently. This problem occurred on Fri., Jan. 18, 2013.
Electrical System problem #9
The vehicle is a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1GNES16S05_. Fuel sensor seems to be failing as is with many other problems with the electrical system on this car including a broken speedometer at 60,000 miles. This car seems to have far too many sensor or electrical issues and given the safety implications of speedometers that suddenly fail and fuel sensors that fail, it would seem prudent for someone to realize that these issues pose a severe safety hazard to all. After research on the internet, speedometers and fuel sensors seem to be a common issue with Trailblazers. Please research the electrical system and sensors more closely. It was Jun. 10, 2013 when this electrical system issue occurred.
Electrical System problem #10
VIN of the vehicle was 1GNDT13S25_. Tl- consumer owns a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The contact stated that whenever it rained the windows and door locks stopped working. The contact also stated that the water entered the door and caused a short circuit. The contact also mentioned that once it dried out the windows and door locks began to function normally. The vehicle was not inspected. The failure mileage was 89,000. The current mileage was 107,000. Rvk. This problem occurred on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012.
Electrical System problem #11
The vehicle was a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer. Purchased 11/24/2008 ~20k miles. Within 5months a whole host of issues started, the 1st being the fuel gauge not working by showing full & actually not (ran out of gas twice) and then showing empty after fillup. 1week later the engine light came on & the instrument panel stopped working. ~ one year later, Dec 2009 the speedometer fluctuated from working properly to ~50-55mph base instead of 0. After a few days, the speedometer did zero-out but then did not show any speed but stayed at 0. Along with the speedometer issue are the headlights dimming sporadically. All of the issues have continued on-off since. March 2012 the windshield reservoir started leaking/cracked. February 2013 had tuneup, brakes, and thermostat replaced and since then add front vents stopped working plus severe, sporadic, high idle - driving to work (metropolitan, downtown, capital of state-high rush hour) the high rev started and all I wanted was to get to workplace parking lot ~2miles. 2blcks fr pkg lot, I was braking at a left, dblturn light with the rev & brakes grabbingh/counteracting. I come to a full stop but my SUV revs to over 3rpms & I thought the trblzr would break free & crash into the cars in front of me! I have a "christine" car and hate the feeling of driving an unsafe vehicle that chevy won't recall/fix and I can't afford to buy anything else currently or get all these issues repaired. I place mine, my kids and passengers' lives & safety into jeopardy every time we get in to drive/ride. I only have 78k miles and 1yr of car pymnts left. I will never buy another chevy again and I was a diehard chevy and "buy american" consumer. This vehicle is a piece of junk. My next purchase will be any vehicle that is safe, whoever the manufacturer may be. Can anything be done to help???. This problem occurred on Tuesday, Apr. 7, 2009.
Electrical System problem #12
The car involved was a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 1GNDT13S25_. I had just filled up my SUV, and while on the highway, my fuel gauge started dropping within a minutes time, to 3/4 tank, 1/2 tank, 1/4 tank, then the fuel light came on and stated I was on empty. I didn't smell gasoline, but the gauge then started going back up, then down and went haywire. After some of the gas was used, it went back up to almost full, but after a bit, it dropped back down to half tank again. Every subsequent time I fill up, the gauge does the same thing. Another incident that has been happening for the last few years is the head lights dim and get brighter. This doesn't happen all the time, but at least three times a week. I didn't think too much about it until I saw other complaints on this website about the same thing. It was Monday, March 18, 2013 when this electrical system issue occurred.
Electrical System problem #13
The vehicle involved was a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer. I purchased my '05 Trailblazer new off the lot never had any problems until the speed odometer stopped working. Couple years later my oil & gas gage stopped working. I based my speed off my rpm & calculate my gas mileage after each fill up. Now my dashboard lights are dimming & I've noticed on many occasions my headlights flicker. . . I have replaced the battery twice & the water pump twice. Now when my check engine light or this other little chk gage light comes on, I don't know if a malfuntion of if something is truly wrong. Now it's running rough, acts as if it wants to cut off. They have checked all that they can but because the chk engine light isnt on, theres no way for them to identify the problem. And unfortunately, when the mechanic rides with me of course the car won't do it. . . And altho, these are seperate issues I can't wonder if replacing the battery is connected the same system as the dashboard. I've been told by 2 differ mechanics it would cost up to $600 to replace the whole system. But after reading all the complaints, many having the same issue as me I can't help but wonder if this problem could or should be on a recall & if not, why? if you view the complaints why not look into the very present & persistant problem! its very frustrating & agrravating to play a guessing game when your up & down a highway daily! not to mention a safety hazzard! surely, your company isn't so money hungry that you can't take responsibility for you product & offer to pay for some or all the costs to repair! I'm a single mother of 3 & I was blessed enough to pay my car off a year ago but I've paid more in repair costs & stressing whether or not I'll make it safely to & from my destination! I never had this many issues with my grand Jeep cherokee. I am truly disappointed in your vehicle. . . It was Saturday, March 1, 2008 when this electrical system issue occurred.
Electrical System problem #14
The vehicle involved was a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer. My speedometer started to go crazy jumping around while on the highway it started off reading fine then all of the sudden it read that I was going 120mph by the time I got home it did not work at all had to guess my speed then about a two weeks later it started to work again same day it went haywire again and now it does not work at all. Also I have been having problems with battery draining I have been to several places to get it check out all that can be found out is that something is staying on while the car is in the off position. There are times when I have to jump my car several times in a day and there are times when I can go days, weeks without the problem just never know when it is going to happen. This problem occurred on 03/10/2012.
Electrical System problem #15
The vehicle was a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1GNDS13S95_. The fuel gauge reads empty when there is plenty of gas in the tank. It sometimes read full when there is little gas left. This issue happened on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013.
Electrical System problem #16
The vehicle was a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer ext 370. While driving down the highway, the door locks began to operate intermittently, locking and unlocking. The door locks also operate while parked in the garage and the vehicle is off. There is a buzzing sound in the door and the locks have completely drained a rather new battery. A new battery was installed, but the buzzing and the intermittent operation of the door locks continue. I was told there was a recall on some vehicles for this same problem, but gm tells me there was no recall on this particular VIN. During a call to gm, I was told there was a "rather large recall" pending that would be finalized the middle of January. I was advised because of the problem to take my vehicle to a dealer to have it repaired and gm would reimburse my cost "if it was involved in a recall". In a subsequent call to gm, the person I spoke with said there was no pending recall for this VIN at this time. Because of the same problems in other gm Trailblazer models, I was advised by the dealer I contacted not to park in the garage because of the possibility of fire due to a possible electrical short in the door module. This electrical system problem happened on 11/01/2012.
Electrical System problem #17
The vehicle involved is a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer. In 2007 I paid off my vehicle and now became the proud owner of my truck. In 2009, I noticed some problems with my truck. First, the gas gauge would say “f” full, but really it was on “e” empty. Then the mileage gauge … I can be on the expressway going as fast as the other cars, but my car reads 20 mph. This is crazy!!!! I called at 800-number for GMC and was informed that there was no recalls or any others calls for the 2005 Trailblazer, which I knew was a huge lie!!!! I decided to go on line and google the make and model of my car. Wow…guesses what I seen? there were over 41,000 people who have the same problems that I had for their 2005 Trailblazer. Again, the problem with my truck has gotten worst. In 2010, I called again and was informed that their still wasn’t any other calls or concerns with my truck and that I should take it to an authorize chevy dealership. Well, I did . . . In 2011, I called again. . Same script same story!!! I received a letter for a emission test for my car. Well, let me tell you when I took my vehicle up to the emission testing it failed!!! . I got an estimate cost of $ 1900, plus they found 3 additional codes. . Well, I got a 2008 chevy impala. I went from paying no car note, to $381. 00 a month note. The week of September 4th, 2011. . I receive a letter from Chevrolet addressing the issues with the 2005 chevy Trailblazers, and offering 50% on repairs for the same problems that I have been calling on for 2 years. Wankenia mcneal. It was Thu., Sep. 8, 2011 when this electrical system issue occurred.
Electrical System problem #18
Tl- the vehicle involved is a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The contact stated that the vehicle was parked when she noticed that the driver's side window was opened mid-way independently. Upon further inspection, she found that the components were melted. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnosis and she was informed that both a fuse and the master switch would need to be replaced. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was unavailable. The failure and current mileage was 108,000. Kmj. This electrical system issue occurred Tuesday, December 11, 2012.
Electrical System problem #19
The vehicle involved is a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 1GNDT13S95_. Filled up truck and gas gauge still said it was empty. Gas gauge is faulty and no longer works. Have to keep track of mileage now so I don't run out of gas. I also read that gm is willing to cover half the cost and were suppose to send a letter stating that. Never received anything. Not at all impressed with gm and will find it hard to stay a loyal customer. It was Aug. 9, 2012 when this electrical system issue happened.
Electrical System problem #20
The vehicle involved was a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer. I was traveling at approximately 55mph and the speedometer was indicating 120+mph. The speedometer has been sticking and indicating incorrect speed for about a month. Normally when the engine is cold and the outside temperature is cold. When driving and the vehicle warms up, the speedometer eventually corrects itself after stopping at a light and shutting the engine off and back on. It was Monday, December 10, 2012 when this electrical system issue occurred.
Electrical System problem #21
The car was a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer. Speedometer show 120 mphs when driving 40 mphs. This issue happened on 11/14/12.
Electrical System problem #22
The car involved is a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer ext 370. Speedometer stopped working stays pointing at 60 mph and will rise from there after stopping vehicle. This issue happened on Jul. 10, 2012.
Electrical System problem #23
The vehicle was a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The VIN of the car is 1GNES16S75_. My speedometer displays an extremely inaccurate reading, or doesnt work at all. This electrical system problem happened on Tuesday, January 3, 2012.
Electrical System problem #24
The vehicle involved is a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 1GNDS13S15_. Is not longer working broken. The failure date was 08/20/09.
Electrical System problem #25
The car involved is a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The VIN of the problem Trailblazer is 1GNDS13S85_. The blower/fan on the air conditioner/heater stopped working. It first began with #4 and #5 on the fan selector switch not working, but then it stopped altogether. After doing research this blower motor problem is very popular amongst these vehicles. Also, the fuel gauge on the dash hasn't worked in about 3 years. After doing some research, it appears that this is due to the fuel sensor in the fuel tank. Again, this is very common occurrence within the Trailblazer community. I was given an estimate of $774 for the blower motor to be fixed and $600 for the fuel gauge to be fixed. The failure date was Tuesday, May 17, 2011.
Other Electrical System related problems of the 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Electrical System problems||257|
|Instrument Panel problems||155|
|Dashboard Failed problems||36|
|Instrument Panel Failure problems||6|
|Ignition Module problems||3|
|Ignition Switch problems||3|
|Anti-theft Controller problems||2|
|Battery Dead problems||2|
|Computer Failure problems||2|
|Electrical Failure problems||2|