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general problems of the 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer - part 1

306 problems related to electrical system have been reported for the 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer.

car   Electrical System problem 1
Failure Date: 05/21/2015

My speedometer and oil gauge just quit working for no apparent reason and does not come back on until hours later.

car   Electrical System problem 2
Failure Date: 04/21/2015

The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer. While driving approximately 45 mph, the driver side switch for the windows failed to operate. After the vehicle was powered off, the power lock switch was engaged and the windows closed but failed to operate again. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 13v248000 (electrical system, visibility). The failure mileage was 182,000.

car   Electrical System problem 3
Failure Date: 03/11/2015

While traveling about 15mph through a boat yard with my heater on high (5) I smelled a hot metallic odor, but thought it was just from some welding be done on a steel boat. Then my heater quit. I turned it down to 3 or 4 and it ran a little longer and quit completely. When I got home I checked on a Trailblazer website to find information and found that the blower resistor speed control unit was a common cause of this type failure. Upon removing this resistor pack I found the plastic plug connection on it had gotten so hot that it melted and fused the plug in the socket. When I did finally get it apart I found that one of the connector pins had burned completely off. Insulation on three or four wires had also been burned. Luckily there had been no major fire.

car   Electrical System problem 4
Failure Date: 01/09/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds the headlights would intermittently operate. The vehicle was taken to the dealer diagnosed that the fuse box needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 115,000. Ne.

car   Electrical System problem 5
Failure Date: 11/07/2014

I noticed my battery guage quit. Then after starting my truck a few different times, the gas guage read differently. Then my speedometer wduld stick on 100 when I was doing approximatly 60. Then the speedometer would not work at all. There needs to be a recall on it. My friend has a 2005 also and her cluster pannel went out too. Its a 400. 00 repair. This has happened to quite a few 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazers from what ive read online. Come on general motors. You need to recall these models.

car   Electrical System problem 6
Failure Date: 10/30/2014

I am not filing a complant. I got my car used and am only trying to find out how I know if any recalls on this vehicle were taken care of in the past? my car locks randomly and also want to know if there was ever a recall for electrical system?.

car   Electrical System problem 7
Failure Date: 10/07/2014

For approximately 6 months my 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer's speedometer was intermittently showing that I was going from 100 to 120 mph. It didn't matter what speed I was actually going or even if I was sitting still. I called the Chevrolet hotline because I noticed other owners having the same problem. They were basically not helpful. As many complaints that there are about this defect, I cannot believe the NHTSA has not stepped in. It is now happening all the time as it is approaching 74,000 miles which seems to be the mileage when everyone is stating they are having the most trouble.

car   Electrical System problem 8
Failure Date: 10/01/2014

Since October 2014 the speedometer would randomly start up at different initial points. Some days it would start at 60 mph, 10mph and recently it starts up at 110mph. When the vehicle is in motion the needle would move when accelerating but the readings are completely inaccurate. I have read various online blogs of this same incident happening to numerous chevy Trailblazers in general. Gm does not have this problem as a recall therefore I would formally like to make a complaint. Thank you for your time.

car   Electrical System problem 9
Failure Date: 08/29/2014

I bought this car at the end of March of this year with under 100,000 miles. The first thing to go was the gas gauge, about 2 months after I bought the trail blazer the needle went south. It actually hovers around 6 0 ' clock. Then a couple nights ago driving home I had the cruise control on, I took it with the hand button and looked down and the needle never moved, it was stuck at 65. It's been 3 days and the needle has moved but the wrong way, to the right going up 75, 80, 90, then back down to 65 and staying there. I have looked into replacing the gas gauge and I was told the entire dash would have to be done at a price of 1200. 00, I should not have to do this, Chevrolet should be held responsible.

car   Electrical System problem 10
Failure Date: 08/26/2014

Fuel gage quit working.

car   Electrical System problem 11
Failure Date: 08/01/2014

2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle electronic system recall. The consumer stated he experienced an electrical malfunction, that caused the door locks and window controls to cease functioning. Sometimes the system was operational and he was able to use it, for a short time.

car   Electrical System problem 12
Failure Date: 07/21/2014

Possible fatal fire accident. The passenger outside running light 9006 socket found to have burned completly off of the light 9006. This is the 2nd time this vehicle socket has been found to be defective, on 03/15/2012 the driver side socket was burned and was replaced. No help from general moters. See vehicle safety complaints filed with general motors and NHTSA number 10592126. A number of my vehicle defects could have lead to a fatal accident.

car   Electrical System problem 13
Failure Date: 07/10/2014

My car was starting fine before this. I left work went out to my car tried to start it and it would not do anything other than electrical noises even after I took key out. Got a jump (it was quick) the guage was moving slightly. Got to where I needed to be and turned the car off and immediately it would not start. Jumped it again got home and the key got stuck in ignition and the lights flashed inside and out of the vehicle all night!.

car   Electrical System problem 14
Failure Date: 06/11/2014

The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The contact stated that the driver side turn signal, brake lights, headlights, air conditioning, and heater were all defective. An independent mechanic stated that the electrical system was defective. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 195,000.

car   Electrical System problem 15
Failure Date: 06/10/2014

When I fill up with gas my gas gauge reads 0. After driving 40 - 80 mi. It slowly comes back, but reads incorrectly for a few miles. By the time its nearing 1/4 to 1/2 tank is seems ok. I really think its only a matter of time before it quits altogether. I don't trust and use my odometer to estimate my gas level.

car   Electrical System problem 16
Failure Date: 05/28/2014

Driver's side passenger door left rear door latch on 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS is stuck. The door will not shut! I have read another complaint for the very same reason and a very similar situation to the ext and there is a recall on the ext but doesn't pertain to the LS. I can't shut my door because the latch won't connect. I opened the door and could not shut it after that because it wouldn't latch. We have looked everywhere and have not been able to locate the part at a reasonable price. I was in the process of selling it, but because of this faulty defect we cannot sell it. We have not been able to get it fixed. No one seems to have the part and we contacted dealerships and they looked up recalls but couldn't help us cause our VIN number isn't covered. What do we do now??.

car   Electrical System problem 17
Failure Date: 05/20/2014

The windows would roll up by themselves, one of my dogs almost got his head stuck in the back window, also seat heater would come on and switch from high to med. To low, then back to high. I had it repaired, cost was $413. 00 I'm hearing the same trouble has been reported with the 2006 - 2007 models and some have caught fire. Is the new part going to do the same? can I recover any of the cost?.

car   Electrical System problem 18
Failure Date: 05/12/2014

Tl - the contact owns 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The contact stated that burning fumes were emitted from the control module on the driver door. The contact mentioned that after inspecting the door she noticed that the wires were melted. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 175,000, and the current mileage was 180,000. Bt.

car   Electrical System problem 19
Failure Date: 04/30/2014

I was driving with my son to go get my little sister. As I was driving up my drive was, which is a hill I have to go up. My 2005 chevy Trailblazer 360 just shut off and I rolled back and slammed in to a tree on the driver side. The keys were also stuck in the ignition and we could not get them out. As we got the truck back home we had to use a crowbar to get the driver door open and take the door panel off to fix the window. I want to know why this is not on any recall list I see. Thank god my son was not hurt. Gm needs to fix this I don't have a car that is running because of this. And I'm not paying out of pocket to have it fixed and I can't take it were I got it just for the simple fact that it does not run and I'm not paying for a tow truck. Please fix this. Please email me if there is anything yall can do please.

car   Electrical System problem 20
Failure Date: 03/19/2014

Starting up my car last Wednesday morning,I went to roll my window down on the drivers side and there was a hesitation then it stopped and I smelled something burning. From that point forward I was no longer able to roll my window down or up and lost all functions from that contact pad. . . . In looking thru the varies recalls for this vehicle I noticed the recall for the drivers door module in 2006,2007. If this recall initiated with the 2005 Trailblazer in 08/12, why is this model not included in the recall???? why will I have to pay the $400 in repairs somehow this doesn't seem ethical. Especially if you knew this was happening in the 2005 chevy Trailblazer. . . I am sure I am preaching to the choir but maybe you can provide me with incite as to the logic!!!!!!!!.

car   Electrical System problem 21
Failure Date: 03/01/2014

Saturday night (03/1/14) on our way home it started snowing heavily, the visibility was low and our windows were fogging up and the front heater blower went off on our 2005 chevy Trailblazer and would not come back on. While trying to find a place to safely pull over we almost hit another vehicle because we couldn't see through our fogged up windows. . After we pulled over and turned the car off the blower motor came on and continued to run with the car off and the key removed from the ignition, so we re-started the car, and the blower went off and never came back on. . . Then today I went out started the car to warm up the engine and the blower came on. I drove to the store shut the car off and the blower continued to run so I re-started the car and turned it off again and the blower motor stopped. When I re-entered the car to go home the blower once again would not turn on at any speed. So I figured if I didn't have heat at least I had a heated seat but after about 5-10 mins the seat part of the seat got so hot it was burning my butt and thighs so I had to shut it off. Then about 1/2 home the blower just started blowing again, I pulled into the gas station shut the car off and the blower motor once again continued to run with the car off and the key out of the ignition so again I put the key in started the car then turned it off again and the motor stopped. This could be a very serious issue with not being able to defrost the windshield/windows in these hazardous driving conditions< plus not having heat in below zero temps is a health hazard as well. ( since we live in such a cold snowy state).

car   Electrical System problem 22
Failure Date: 02/10/2014

I was driving down the highway in a rainy state with the driver's window partially cracked. Water began dripping in onto the driver window control panel, so I closed the window. A few minutes later I went to roll down my window and none of the controls worked. There was a faint electrical burning smell. All four window controls on the panel would no longer function as well as the heated seat buttons. The door lock still functioned as well as the window lock out button. I'm just glad this happened with the window up. Swapping the passenger side door control panel with the driver's side door control panel allows you to raise and lower the window, so it is the control panel that is defective. I see that the 2006 and 2007 models were recalled for this due to fires, but no recall exists for the 2005 fires as fires haven't been reported yet.

car   Electrical System problem 23
Failure Date: 02/08/2014

I just purchased this vehicle yesterday from a dealership. They filled the gas tank up before I drove it off the lot because, they said, "the gas gauge isn't working. " I was looking up what it could be and noticed there was a lot of people with complaints of this, 668 people. I suppose I'm the 669th person. There wasn't a recall that I could find, but investigations were being done?.

car   Electrical System problem 24
Failure Date: 01/15/2014

Speedometer randomly parks on 0 mph no matter what the speed is. The fuel gauge randomly indicates "e" or other inaccurate fuel readings regardless of how much fuel is in the tank. The car randomly stalls when stopped at traffic lights.

car   Electrical System problem 25
Failure Date: 01/13/2014

Cluster gauges are going out. The speedometer quick working a few years ago and is intermittent at best on a daily basis. It either indicates a lesser or greater speed than actual or just falls to point straight down. I have been using a mounted gps to indicate speed. Initial repair cost estimates were $500+ for the parts since they will only replace the entire gauge cluster. With labor, the estimate was in excess of $800. Fuel gauge is now inoperative or intermittent. When I fill the tank, the fuel gauge reads way past the full line. Having to rely of the ¿fuel to empty� and the ¿fuel used� computer information along with the the trip meter to estimate fuel. Received another estimate for a mechanic to pull the gauge cluster and rebuild each individual gauge motor for an estimate of $500. Based upon the number similar complaints on this same thing, this appears to be a manufacturing defect that needs to be corrected by gm.