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general problems of the 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer - part 1

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

car   Electrical System problem 1
Failure Date: 12/02/2016

Fuel gauge always shows empty, not working. No way to know how much gas is in the car. Oil gauge not working.

car   Electrical System problem 2
Failure Date: 11/09/2016

The low beam headlamps fail simultaneously. This occurs while driving at night. I have replaced the hdm solid state relay twice, but after a time. 6 months to a year, the failure occurs again. Once the hdm module became to hot to touch upon failing. This last time, the third, the lights may come on again after some time has passed. It is as if the module is short circuiting or overheating leading to a short circuit.

car   Electrical System problem 3
Failure Date: 08/16/2016

The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer. While the vehicle was parked in the driveway without the keys in the ignition, a fire originated from the driver's door near the window switch. The contact extinguished the fire. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 159,000.

car   Electrical System problem 4
Failure Date: 02/02/2016

The low fuel gauge indicator remains on even after I fill my fuel tank. The indicator never goes off at anytime.

car   Electrical System problem 5
Failure Date: 01/25/2016

The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The contact stated that the vehicle's door power switch failed to function. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 120,000.

car   Electrical System problem 6
Failure Date: 01/10/2016

The contact owned a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer 360. While parked, the vehicle was not able to start and the key could not be removed from the ignition. The contact mentioned that the battery was charged and the vehicle was able to start. The failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed, but the cause of the failure was not found. The battery was replaced, but the failure recurred. On another occassion, while driving 40 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning and the driver crashed into a ditch. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed. The driver sustained a concussion that required medical attention. The vehicle was destroyed and towed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 185,000.

car   Electrical System problem 7
Failure Date: 11/01/2015

My fuel gauge stopped working correctly, when I fill it up it will read empty. After about several hours the gauge will start to go up. Spoke to chev. Dealer and was told that time has passed for them to fix at on charge to me. I only have 86968 miles on it this should be changed to cover more time.

car   Electrical System problem 8
Failure Date: 10/25/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet blazer. The contact stated that while driving approximately 30 mph, the low beam headlights were activated and illuminated intermittently. The instrument panel warning indicators also illuminated as the failure occurred. In addition, the high beam headlights experienced the same failure whenever engaged. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 150,000. The VIN was not available. Js.

car   Electrical System problem 9
Failure Date: 08/10/2015

Fuel guage is not accurate. When the tank is full the guage registers empty.

car   Electrical System problem 10
Failure Date: 08/01/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer. Ext 370. The contact stated that the when there was moisture in the air, the driver side master switch failed to operate without warning. The vehicle 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 139,000. Ss.

car   Electrical System problem 11
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 12
Failure Date: 05/11/2015

The airbags will show that they're not enabled even with a passenger sitting in the seat. Then it would come on as being on but no passenger in seat. A lot of sensors have popped up in the electrical panel, on top of that the car kinda shut down on me and started going 10 miles per hour, as I was going out in traffic.

car   Electrical System problem 13
Failure Date: 05/01/2015

Speedometer does not work most often and when it does, does not show an accurate reading.

car   Electrical System problem 14
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 15
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 16
Failure Date: 03/01/2015

Dash controls and readings all go out. Speedometer does not show speed. Oil pressure gauage does not read correctly.

car   Electrical System problem 17
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 18
Failure Date: 01/01/2015

Multiple times while driving the headlights will malfunction and turn on and off, at random driving speeds under many different conditions. I continued to drive the Trailblazer even after this occurred. Just not as often. If the heater was on while driving and the headlights would short the heater would stop and then turn back on. The fan turns on at random, first it turns on when driving at random times. The fan will turn on at random times with a higher speed and sound. I have had the inspection completed multiple times with a mechanic re-assuring the issue although it has been happening frequently. The check engine light is on all the time due to computer error and is a $500. 00 fix. This has all happened and been reported within the first year I bought the vehicle from kendal motors in lewiston idaho. I find that the amount of work to fix this vehicle is overwhelming and to see that this vehicle was under 100. 000 miles is financially distressing. I have already had the fuel pump portion removed and fixed twice, I had to purchase a locking cap. The stereo repeatedly jams with new cd's even.

car   Electrical System problem 19
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 20
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 21
Failure Date: 10/15/2014

Lights go out/dim while driving. No additional electrical items in use-heater, ac, gps, radio, cigarette lighter. Does not appear to be affected or caused by speed, acceleration, deceleration. Fule tank will sometimes register empty while mostly full. Do not notice problem during daylight driving.

car   Electrical System problem 22
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 23
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 24
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 25
Failure Date: 08/26/2014

Fuel gage quit working.