Battery Problems of Chevrolet Trailblazer
Chevrolet Trailblazer owners have reported 76 problems linked to battery (under the electrical system category).
#1 - Battery problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The car was a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer ext. All gauges on control panel not working, but all service lights come on check engine, abs seat belt, reduce power, battery lights. Speed and fuel are impossible to know as well as warnings to observe from lights. 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer, speedometer will show a faster speed than you moving or will go to 0 while on the freeway. The tach has the same problem. This is a serious safety issue and it should be recalled now. I heard that they had the same issue on pick-ups and they were recalled. Most instrument backlights have burned out preventing the speedometer and other gauges from being seen at night. Very dangerous. Quick search on internet results in a severe epidemic of this problem with all gm SUV's. A class action lawsuit resulted in a nationwide recall for this problem for all similar vehicles but not the chevy Trailblazer or GMC envoy. This seems to be a criminal act by gm. Something needs to be done to protect owners of these vehicles. Driving down highway headlights go out. It was 07/02/12 when this battery issue occurred.. Read more...
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#2 - Battery problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The car involved was a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The gauge cluster on my 2003 chevy Trailblazer stopped working over two years ago. From the readout upon my dashboard gauges, I have no idea at what speed I'm driving, how much fuel is in my tank, what is the electrical supply from my battery, or the engine's oil pressure. The tachometer does not register prm's. Thankfully I use a tomtom gps to gauge my speed, and the odometer does function, so I know to stop for a fuel refill every 250-300 miles traveled. This will usually place me at between 1/4 tank and empty. ## VIN failed ## 2003 chevy Trailblazer ##. This battery issue occurred 08/01/2010.
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#3 - Battery problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The vehicle was a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer. Door locks repeatedly locked and unlocked, then cascading failures, anti-lock light, engine light, other warning lights. Engine started to run rough and would not make power, engine quit. Note transmission gear indicator read incorrectly. Disconnected battery, and reconnected, engine started got me home. Three occurrences that the engine just quits. It will restart after a few minutes. Mechanic could not find anything wrong. Had another occurrence, mechanic found a code indicating the ecm may be bad. He tells me this should have noting to do with the door locks. The door locks latch and unlatch, uncommanded. Engine stops when under power. Mechanic has no course of action at this time. This issue happened on Wednesday, August 8, 2012.
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#4 - Battery problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The vehicle is a 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The VIN of the car is 1GNDS13S48_. On starting vehicle all warning lights came on. Stopped engine and restarted and this time battery light, abs, seat belt warning and parking brake light stayed on. Windows would not work along with power locks, radio, onstar, and lights. It was Sunday, April 15, 2012 when this battery issue happened.
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#5 - Battery problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The car involved is a 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer. I left my house for work at approximately 0650 hrs on February 19th, 2012. Upon exiting my neighborhood's entrance, I accelerated to 35 mph. About 100 yards down the road, I begin to smell burning plastic and as I looked down I observed thick smoke billowing from the openings of my driver side door panel. I didn't know what to do except stop the vehicle and shut it off. Even when off, the smoke continued to billow until I disconnected the battery. Needless to say I was late to work, so I reconnected the battery in an attempt to make my way to work in a reasonable amount of time. When I started my car, the dome lights would not turn off, the gas gauge was inoperable and the driver side windows/locks were rendered inoperative. As I pulled into work, I glanced over and saw the smoke emitting from the door panel again, but it was not as thick as the first time. Thankfully, my coworkers were standing by ready to assist me as it had begun to rain. This event could have ended much worse if the door panel had actually caught fire. I have a newborn son who is approximately 5 weeks old and the Trailblazer is our main source of transport. It makes me angry to think about the possibility of him being in the vehicle with me and having an event such as this occur. Hopefully gm will issue a recall. Until then, I have to find a way to pay for the repairs on a faulty vehicle. The failure date was Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012.
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#6 - Battery problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The vehicle involved was a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 1GNDT13S76_. I am failing compliant case of fire hazard on the blower resistor, have complained to the chevy garage about this they have known the problem was there since 2004 and never reported this, the wires burnt filling the Trailblazer hazard smoke causing my grandchildren to cough and nauseated, along with my wife and me. They will not cover to repair this . I am seeking help on this matter. Also there is a bad short somewhere causing a the battery to drain which may cause a fire . . . . . . . Not sure of what this is. I have contacted state representative [xxx] the congressman. Please contact me a. S. A. P if any more details needed . My wife uses this for work and I am very concern on the fire which may occur
I am an auto mechanic for 40 + years and I know there is a server problem of a defect in this vech. Information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6). It was Dec. 11, 2008 when this battery issue occurred.
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#7 - Battery problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The vehicle is a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer. While driving down city road, I began to smell a burnt smell. I looked to my left and saw a little wisp of smoke from my driver side power window switches. I immediately stopped, shut off vehicle, popped the hood and disconnected the power to my battery. I called a friend who is a mechanic and he took out the switch cluster. Opened the cluster and saw a burnt mark on the bottom left of circuit board. It will need to be replaced. Pictures received 06/25/12 updated 06/29/2012. This issue happened on Jun. 5, 2012.
#8 - Battery problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The car was a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1GNDS13S26_. This issue started when the back hatch of the Trailblazer would not lock or open and the rear wiper would not work. After dealing with this for a few months the doors, windows and driver side seat stopped working. Also, the doors would not lock/unlock with the keyless entry. After some research, I changed the lgm fuse (it was blown). Once the fuse was changed everything started working except the back hatch. I manually locked the back hatch and closed it. Once the hatch was closed all of the doors locked and I could not open the truck. I manually used the key and opened the driver side door. When I opened the door I could hear the electrical wires burning in the door panel and throughout the truck. The truck was filled with smoke and smelt of burnt plastic. Luckily I was not inside the truck when the fire started because none of the unlock or window buttons worked. I would have been stuck inside of a burning truck. I unplugged the negative charge of the battery and put the fire out. Once the fire was out I tried starting the truck and it would not start. I went through all of the gears with the truck off, I pulled up the e-brake and the truck started. Once I shut the truck back off it would not start again. It was Monday, June 4, 2012 when this battery issue occurred.
#9 - Battery problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The vehicle involved is a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer ext 370. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Chevrolet Trailblazer ext 370 is 1GNET16S83_. Speedometer tachometer and battery gauge do not work. This battery problem happened on August 6, 2009.
#10 - Battery problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The car involved is a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer ext. After driving the vehicle like normal, stopped at a gas station and when it was restarted, the fuel gauge, oil pressure gauge, battery gauge, tachometer, pretty much the entire instrument panel stopped working then came back on. Also, instead of reading driver like it normally does, the panel was reading unknown driver. Then as we were driving down the interstate home, the speedometer went to 0 and would not come back up. After we got home, the next day the panel worked fine. This has occurred numerous time since the first incident in 2011. I have read multiple forums and posts online from others stating it is the instrument panel cluster that may be the problem and there was a recall on other chevy makes but not the Trailblazer. This is a very scary problem and should be covered by chevy due to the numerous other Trailblazer owners with the same issue. This issue happened on Sat., Jul. 9, 2011.
#11 - Battery problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The car involved was a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer. My 2004 chevy Trailblazer instrument gauges started going haywire. Everthing that I have read says the whole panel needs replaced. The oil, battery, temp and gas clusters stopped working then all of a sudden while driving down the road start working again. Then the spedometer and tach stopped and started and now nothing is coming on. I have no idea how much fuel that I have and all of the warning lights are all lit up. Waiting for the whole thing to blow. I currently have it at a gm dealer and they said that it will cost me 500 bucks to replace the panel. I told them to go ahead because I dont feel safe driving like that. I have to have this vehicle to work and I want gm to pay for this to be fixed. Major safety concern for me!. The failure date was Nov. 18, 2011.
#12 - Battery problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The car involved is a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The VIN of the car is 1GNET16S56_. After changing the vehicle's battery, the fuel system, air system and 4x4 system have all failed. GMC is aware of my issue and hundreds of others. They refuse to fix this known issue, this vehicle is very dangerous to drive. This problem occurred on Aug. 3, 2009.
#13 - Battery problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The vehicle was a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer ext 370. The VIN of the problem Trailblazer is 1GNET16S35_. Gas guage reads empty even though full tank, battery and temp guage also go up and down, check engine light is on. I know of more than 8 people with similiar vehicles of different model years with same issue. Chevy sent a letter saying that they would pay 50% for the repair of the of the instrument cluster if the vehicle had less than 120,00 miles or was 10 years old or less. My vehicle now has 146,000 miles, but the problem started a year ago when there were only approx. 120,000 miles on it. I feel that this is a safety issue being that my wife transports my children in this vehicle and should I neglect to tell her she needs fuel, she runs the risk of being stranded somewhere with my family, or worse on a heavily traveled road where the vehicle could stall with no warning. Thank you for your time. It was Sunday, August 1, 2010 when this battery issue occurred.
#14 - Battery problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The vehicle is a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The VIN of this vehicle was 1GNDT13S95_. Faulty speedometer - reads 60mph when at a stop - under warranty - dealership replaced instrument cluster panel current problems - gas gauge reads empty when tank jus filled, lights dim and brighten intermittenly, replaced battery 9/2011 thinking problem with battery when car just died on me, check engine light just goes off and on, replaced front left head lamp and within 1 week the same bulb is dead. This problem occurred on March 9, 2011.
#15 - Battery problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The car involved is a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer ext. The rpm gauge, battery gauge and the fuel gauge stopped working. First the rpm gauge stopped and then about a year later the battery gauge stopped and last was the fuel gauge that stopped. The fuel gauge stopped working just a couple of weeks after the battery gauge. I am also having problems with the daytime running lights not staying on periodically. The daytime running lights will go out about twice a year and mainly at night. This problem occurred on Saturday, January 9, 2010.
#16 - Battery problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer
Tl- the owner has a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The contact was driving 50 miles per hour when the instrument panel started to register faulty readings to the following mileage, rpms, oil check light, and battery. The failure was not related to the instrument panel lighting, but the vehicle registered false readings. While driving 50 miles per hour the instrument panel indicated the speed was 110 mph. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer, and the manufacturer was not contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 117,000. The current mileage was 120,868. Rvk. This issue happened on June 28, 2011.
#17 - Battery problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The car involved is a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer ext. On sept. 12th, the battery on my 2006 Trailblazer died. While trying to jump the battery, sparks flew and the charge was unsuccessful. The battery was replaced that day with a new one. On sept. 16th, the door control module on the driver's side stopped working and the fuel gauge was erratic. On sept. 22nd, the entire control instrument panel stopped working. None of the gauges or displays work. On sept. 24th, replaced the door control module with a used part to save money. The instrument panel still does not work, and from what I understand, both issues (door control module and instrument panel) are common problems with Trailblazers. Chevrolet has not put either of these on the recall list. The instrument panel is not exactly a wear and tear item, and I have never had this part go out on any other car I've driven. The fix is $400-600 and the diagnostic test alone is $100. I cannot afford to get this fixed, and not having a speedometer, temperature or fuel gauge is a huge safety issue for a single mom and 2 young kids!. This battery issue occurred Saturday, Sep. 12, 2009.
#18 - Battery problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The vehicle is a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer ext. My fuel gauge on my 2006 chevy Trailblazer slowly stopped to where it is no longer working at all. Also, suddenly today, both of my dim (low beam) head lights stopped working after having the battery replaced. Have checked fuses and they are ok. I have seen many complaints for both of these issues. The failure date was Dec. 6, 2010.
#19 - Battery problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The vehicle involved is a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer ext 370. The VIN of this vehicle was 1GNES16S55_. 2005 Trailblazer. Middle of high way engine stopped and instrument panel went crazy. Some time later ignition key worked again. I changed battery but it happened again and when I turned the ignition key to start the engine, sometimes is work and sometimes id doesn't. The dealer wanted me to pay for diagnosis fee my car is 46000 out of warranty and as I check internet forum some people have the same trouble and dealer covered the money how can I protect my family with the engine stopping in middle of highway!!!!!!!!. It was March 8, 2007 when this battery issue happened.
#20 - Battery problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1GNES16S35_. 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer, speedometer stopped working properly. At 45k miles had the battery replaced and the speedometer hasn't worked properly since. Haven't had it repaired yet. I use my aftermarket gps to know my speed. This battery issue occurred Friday, June 1, 2007.
#21 - Battery problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer
I have a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS ext and the speedometer, fuel, and battery gauges do not work properly. There is a dimming of the lights while driving and people sometimes think I am flashing my lights at them. The failure date was Thursday, August 26, 2010.. Read more...
#22 - Battery problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The car is a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer. On August 27th I was driving down the road when blue smoke came out from under the hood which smelled like plastic/copper burning the cruise control along with the back windshield wiper stopped working it was taken to Chevrolet dealership but not the one where it was purchased I was told they couldn't find the source of the problem after having my car a total of 3 days needless to say on the way back home more electrical problems occurred since the dealership failed to fix it not only did smoke come out from under the hood the lights on the dash/radio would flash from bright to dim the battery gauge was moving back and forth the radio stopped working the car is back in the shop when hooked to the computer at the dealership where it was purchased it showed some electrical problems with the cruise/windshield wiper. This battery issue occurred Aug. 27, 2005.
#23 - Battery problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The vehicle involved was a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer. While driving at night (more noticeable), the head lights appear to dim then brighten (flashing the vehicle ahead). While this is occuring, the battery gauge bounce drastically from min to max then back to the middle. This has been occuring since the day I bought this vehicle June 05. Also while this occurs, the vehicle tends to lose rpm power so as you are driving there is a "jerk" in the forward motion. This battery issue occurred Fri., Mar. 9, 2007.
#24 - Battery problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The vehicle is a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer. I have a 2005 Trailblazer and the lights will dim and the battery gauge will drop down. I have taken this to the dealer and they can never seem to find anything wrong. I have read on the internet that gm has no answer for why this is happening. I have people that will pull over for me because they think that I am flashing my lights at them. This has been happening since I got the SUV 2 1/2 years ago. The failure date was Feb. 4, 2008.
#25 - Battery problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The vehicle involved is a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1GNDS13S85_. I have a 2005 chevy Trailblazer. Car is in fine condition but for some reason the car died. It restarted and ran ruff. Called the dealership and they had me tow it in. They ran "tests" and said my battery terminals were loose. I told them I did not agree. They said that they found nothing. Today June 2 rush our approaching an intersection car just died again. Car is not fine. Both times I was luck to be away from others but if not. . . . . Everything failed including my brake lights. If there was anyone near me than yes there would have been property damage, a crash and a report to the police. It was May. 24, 2008 when this battery issue happened.
#26 - Battery problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The vehicle involved was a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer. When driving at night typically while "coasting" between 30-50 mph my headlights on my Trailblazer dim, the battery charge goes down, and the blower stops working for just a second. After researching this on the internet I have noticed that many other people are having a similar, and unresolved problem with their Trailblazers as well. This is dangerous because headlights are necessary, also something that should not be a consistency with many consumers. Mine is a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS. I hope is matter is looked into more since there is a huge problem that many customers are having that is getting ignored. We need someone to look out for us!. This problem occurred on Monday, November 10, 2008.
#27 - Battery problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The car was a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The headlights, dash lights and dome lights all flicker intermittently. I have had this problem since Nov 2004 when I bought the truck. Recently I've noticed the battery gauge fluctuate rather wildly when this problem is occurring. In my case, there seems to be a connection to the outside temperature. However, given the intermittent nature of the problem I can't be certain. I have noticed the problem more when the temps are around 35-45f. The dealer has seen the vehicle several times for the problem and still can't determine the issue. The big problem is they haven't been able to reproduce the condition. The truck now has 75000 miles and is 4 years old. The flickering/flashing has gotten much worse. On Dec 2, 2008 the flickering was more akin to outright flashing. Other drivers being noticeably affected. It was Nov. 26, 2004 when this battery issue happened.
#28 - Battery problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The car involved is a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Chevrolet Trailblazer is 1GNDT13S45_. Headlights, dashlight dim, battery gauge jump. The headlights, dashlights and all power dims or cuts out when letting off the gas. When in the gas it works fin. When I let off everything starts dimming and cutting out. At night time people in front of me think I'm wanting them to pull over because the light flash like a police cars would. I see many of the same complaints in msg boards and the dealerships know of the problem but have no fix. They tell you to deal with it. I think its a real safety issue and need to be addresses. This battery problem happened on Wed., Dec. 10, 2008.
#29 - Battery problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The cluster/instrument panel on many 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer does not work, the gas gauge does not work, along with the speedometer, and the battery meter. The failure of these functions can cause speeding/ driving to slow, which could intern cause an accident. The gas gauge always shows that the tank is empty even after a fill up, which could cause you to run out of gas, and get into an accident. The only way to solve the problem is to replace the cluster panel. The failure date was Sunday, November 28, 2010.
#30 - Battery problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The car is a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer ext. Instrument cluster goes crazy. No oil pressure/excessive oil pressure, no tach/pegged tach, speedometer gives false speed readings(this is really dangerous), battery reads low volts or off the scale volts/. This happens every day. Chevy dealers estimated repair cost $600-$700 dollars. This issue happened on Oct. 24, 2008.
#31 - Battery problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The car is a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer ext. Yesterday my dashboard control panel worked great. This morning (4/18/09) as I was driving to my bank, I noticed that none of the gauges and/or lights were working ( oil gauge, temperature gauge, battery gauge, speedometer, tachometer, etc). Major safety factor. This battery problem happened on Saturday, Apr. 18, 2009.
#32 - Battery problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer
Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 1GNET16SX4_. 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer all instruments intermittently quit functioning during normal operation (speedometer, fuel level, rpm's, battery charge, oil pressure, temperature, mileage, and gear indicator. You can't tell what gear you are in. Difficult to figure out forward from reverse. This is not safe at all to operate especially not knowing what gear you are in. This issue happened on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009.
#33 - Battery problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The vehicle involved is a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer ext. The speedometer and battery guage will not work. The speedometer shows over 100 mph when you are not moving. Called the dealership and they said they get calls everyday on this problem, but gm does not have a recall on the Trailblazer only on the pickup trucks. It was 01/10/10 when this battery issue happened.
Other Electrical System related problems of Chevrolet Trailblazer:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Electrical System problems||822|
|Instrument Panel problems||507|
|Dashboard Failed problems||104|
|Instrument Panel Failure problems||49|
|Ignition Switch problems||21|
|Dash Wiring problems||19|
|Battery Dead problems||12|
|Electrical Failure problems||11|
|Ignition Module problems||10|
|Car Will Not Start problems||9|
|Underhood Wiring problems||8|