Ignition Switch Problems of Chevrolet Trailblazer
Chevrolet Trailblazer owners have reported 21 problems associated with ignition switch (under the electrical system category).
#1 - Ignition Switch problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The vehicle is a 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer. Car has a delay in starting. Starts to turn over, but sounds like its trying too hard. Once started the clock resets to 1200 and the check engine light was on. When the dealership checked for a code the only thing that came up had to do with the gas cap not being on tight. It has been happening with more frequency regardless of how tight the gas cap is. Check engine light is no longer coming on. Battery gauge is where it should be once it starts and does not drain. Wondering if it could possible be a faulty ignition switch, but the dealership won't attempt a fix as they cannot get the problem to duplicate. It was Sep. 12, 2012 when this ignition switch issue occurred.
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#2 - Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The owner has a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The contact was driving approximately 65 mph when the engine stalled. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where they advised the contact that the ignition needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired for the ignition switch. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was approximately 39,700. Updated 02/15/bf
updated 05/021/2. This ignition switch problem happened on October 14, 2010.
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#3 - Ignition Switch problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The vehicle involved was a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer. I have a 2004 chevy Trailblazer; while driving on the highway; all guages, lights, etc. Abruptly stopped working and continue to not work. I researched on line and found it could be what is called the "cluster board". I took my vehicle to a local chevy dealer in daytona beach FL. They insisted it was the ignition switch. They replaced that mechanism for just under $300. The following week (this occurred in 2010); the exact same situation recurred; so I brought it back to the dealer and they then agreed it was the cluster board which would now cost me close to $700. 00. In order to avoid being ripped off to the tune of almost $1k; I purchased a gps unit so I could at least monitor my speed. The speed/rpms never register correctly; however, so far the other guages seems to be ok (except for the oil pressure, it goes out of whack frequently so I just bring it in quickly to make sure I have sufficient oil and that it's clear/clean). Most recently my headlights just go out without warning; I am able to use the high beams, but of course that puts me in jeopardy of getting a ticket. There are so many complaints on the 2004 chevy Trailblazer - I do not understand why there has not been a recall on the cluster board and the electrical issues (lighting). I cannot afford to have all the repairs completed and would like to see Chevrolet take on some responsibility for the cost of these flaws in the manufacturing of this vehicle. This ignition switch issue occurred Tuesday, July 6, 2010.
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#4 - Ignition Switch problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The car is a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer ext. 2003 Trailblazer ext 4x4 loaded purchased new 5-2004 sticker $ 42,000 I have owned 14 vehicles and have never had one with the problems this truck has. Gm has designed engineered and sold an unreliable unsafe automobile. 1. Electrical issues: rear brake lamp boards replaced 3 times, radio replaced, headlamp sockets melted, brake lamp bulb base melted. 2. Car loss all power
while driving wife had to sit in middle of road until tow truck came. Truck only 2yrs old at that time cause of problem ignition switch. 3. Electronic fan clutch replaced twice 10-10 and 6-11 had to battle dealership to cover based on problem and get attorney involved cost to replace with diag. $700. 00. 4. Sway bar link pin kit replaced twice. 5. 4x4 transfer case will not go into 4-wheel drive 2-wheel drive only when you select 4-wheel drive truck will not move and makes internal noise. Trailblazer has a total of 115,000 miles. Just to make a comparision I purchased in 2001 a new Toyota tacoma truck it has 176,000 miles on the odometer. Other than standard maintenance no issuses at all. This problem occurred on May. 1, 2004.
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#5 - Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The car was a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer. 2006 chevy trail blazer with approximately 75,000 miles on it. About a year ago the vehicle died on me while at a stop sign. All the icons in the dash board lit up and engine alarms went off before it died. I tried to restart, but nothing happened. Also the key locked in the ignition. A good samaritan gave me a jump start and I made my way home. I drove it to the dealership and they replaced the ignition switch. A month has gone by and the problem started all over again. This time, I turned the key in the ignition and nothing happened. 5 seconds later on it's own the vehicle cranked over as I was about to step out of the car. I continued driving the vehicle for another week with no problems. This week is another story, it started all over again. I have read blogs online with many chevy Trailblazer owners having the same problems. As of right now my vehicle is at the dealership for the third time this year. All they can say is that I have a dead cell in my battery. Of course a month ago, they said my battery was good. My brother inlaw also owns a chevy Trailblazer and has the same problem. Can someone please investigate I'm running out patients and money. Not to mention a safety issue being stranded on the side of the highway. It was Saturday, October 9, 2010 when this ignition switch issue occurred.
#6 - Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer
2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer. Consumer states problem with brakes and traction control light illuminating. The consumer the abs would activate when making right turns. Several components were replaced, but the consumer continued to experience problems. The blower resistor was replaced due to it only working on high. The engine light illuminated, the fuel sensor was not working, the heat was inoperative, there were noise/creaks coming from the steering wheel when driving slow and making turns, the power windows and heated seats stopped working, the fuel gauge was inaccurate, the 4-wheel drive switch had to replaced, the seat belt was difficult to fasten, the head lights and tail lights sockets burned out, the fan for the heater and defroster stopped working, the transmission would not down shift properly and eventually had to be replaced, the ignition switch didn't always work and the key would sometimes get stuck. This issue happened on Tue., Mar. 1, 2011.
#7 - Ignition Switch problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The vehicle involved was a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The VIN of the car is 1GNDS13S05_. For no reason the vehicle shuts down. The vehicle has been taken to the dealer four times for this problem. This ignition switch issue occurred Thu., Dec. 16, 2004.
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#8 - Ignition Switch problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The vehicle is a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Chevrolet Trailblazer is 1GNDT13S35_. I bought an 05 Trailblazer ext I have had it 9 months , I went to start it and it would not turn over nothing, it was also stuck in the park position, dealership said I had a bad battery, I had it checked through auto zone was fine , had it towed the tow truck driver got it out of park and was able to start it. The dealership proceeded to say it was the battery so they changed it. I picked it up brought it home and parked in the driveway like before. The next morning it would not start again had it towed to the dealership with it stuck in park again, they now have said that the ignition switch was bad , which would cause it not to start and be stuck in park, so I guess we will see if it is fixed or if it will go back for the third time in one week. This problem occurred on 08/19/06.
#9 - Ignition Switch problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The vehicle having this issue was a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer. About 2 weeks ago, my 05 Trailblazer began having "no start" problems. Sometimes it would start and sometimes not. During times it would not start, I could not shift it out of park. If I turn the key off and back on again it would start. But I took it to the dealership to find out what was going on, and of course, they could not duplicate the problem. So I continued driving it with this off and on problem for 2 weeks until one day I was driving on the interstate with my son, mother and father in the vehicle. All of a sudden the motor just killed! luckily there was no one behind me and I was able to pull over to the side of the road. As I was pulling over though it was difficult because the power brakes and power steering were lost. My son was very upset and nervous. This time at the dealership they confirmed it was the ignition switch. This is the second time replacing it since buying the vehicle new. Even the technician admitted that Trailblazers have alot of trouble with ignition switches but said there is no recall because it's not a "safety issue". So my engine dying while I'm traveling 70mph on the interstate with family in the vehicle poses no safety issue? I feel that Chevrolet should issue a recall and reimburse me for my costs as my warranty is expired. By the way, other problems I've had with this vehicle include the idler pulley, brake lights going bad and melting into the terminal, speedometer malfunction, cd player broken, glue around license plate frame oozing and melting, broken latch on storage compartment in between front seats, faulty thermostat causing engine light to come on, and problems with the back hatch door. Next vehicle I buy will be a reliable Toyota or Nissan. Can't wait to get rid of this chevy. It was Sunday, August 10, 2008 when this ignition switch issue happened.
#10 - Ignition Switch problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The VIN of this vehicle is 1GNET16S94_. My 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer ext has the same problems all the other Trailblazers have. Poor design and subpar manufacturing of parts in foreign countries have resulted in electrical problems that cannot be fixed. Gauges and lights randomly going crazy,heat and a/c may or may not operate,vehicle may or may not start,key may or may not release from ignition. Ignition switch has been replaced multiple times in last two years and often brand new ignitions straight out of the box from the dealer parts department are no good. As other gm vehicles with the same exact problems have been recalled one would think Trailblazer owners should deserve the same courtesy. Clearly gm disagrees. I guess when you know uncle sam will always be there to bail you out you can do what you want and still sleep good at night. I wouldnt know . As the parent of four children this is a serious safety issue with me. I can no longer drive it as I know it is not dependable. The failure date was 11/15/2008.
#11 - Ignition Switch problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer
Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1GNDT13S34_. The vehicle involved is a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The consumer stated the vehicle was at a stop, but still running. The contact noticed that all the lights on the instrument panel had suddenly illuminated. He turned the vehicle off and noticed that neither the windows nor doors would not unlock. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealership where the ignition switch was replaced. The current and failure mileages were 47,717. Updated 7/16/10 at one point the consumer was unable to open any of the doors and had to turn the vehicle completely off. Once he turned the vehicle back on, everything operated as normal. The dealer stated there was an internal failure in the ignition switch. Updated 07/21/jb. It was Monday, Mar. 22, 2010 when this ignition switch issue occurred.
#12 - Ignition Switch problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The car involved was a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer ext. The VIN of this Trailblazer is 1GNES16SX3_. Failure of throttle body sensor and ignition switch on 2003 chevy Trailblazer ext. Failure left vehicle unable to start and unable to shift vehicle out of park. This ignition switch issue occurred Saturday, October 20, 2007.
#13 - Ignition Switch problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer
My 11-month old 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer has had multiple quality problems, twice affecting my safety. Most of the problems have been electrical in nature. The 4wd has become inoperable numerous times, once while driving in snow. In another incident during a severe thunderstorm at night the air conditioner (a/c) failed and I was unable to defrost my windshield in order to see. After one dealer failed to diagnose the 4wd problem, another dealer replaced my ignition switch because the technician said I had no power at all going to the "rear grid. " I continue to have intermittent electrical problems, including near stalling at a traffic light, and ongoing 4wd failures. The car also has very jerky motion when in 4wd reverse, of course, when the 4wd is working at all. The dealer told me that was normal and now I see there is a service bulletin on the problem. It was February 28, 2003 when this ignition switch issue happened.
#14 - Ignition Switch problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The car involved is a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer. While driving 55 mph, the vehicle shut down. The dealer stated that the ignition switch malfunctioned. All of the lights on the dash board blinked before the consumer even realized that the vehicle had no power. This ignition switch issue occurred Thu., Jul. 1, 2004.
#15 - Ignition Switch problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The car involved was a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer. While driving obout 25 miles my vehicle stopped without any warning. I put it back in park and tried to started nothing happen. Called the dealer they sent a towed truck and said it was the ignition switch and replaced it. I dont feel safe in this car any more. A car that stops suddenly while driving is very dangerous. This ignition switch issue occurred Tuesday, May 24, 2005.
#16 - Ignition Switch problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The car is a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer. I realized the problems when pulling out of a parking lot into the street, the truck came to a sudden stop and I couldn't get the engine to turn. At the same time I noticed all gauges on the dashboard started blinking and going back and forth. Luckily I was not around a lot of cars and I was able to get the car started after 10 minutes. However, what if I was driving in a heavily traveled highway? would I still be alive to make this complaint? a very much concerned Chevrolet owner. It was April 14, 2006 when this ignition switch issue happened.
#17 - Ignition Switch problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The car involved is a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer. This truck has on three separate occasions shut down while driving and would not start back up. The truck had to be towed to a dealership and the ignition switch was replaced all three times. The last time it was driven off of the lot and made it 4 blocks before it stopped running again. It was towed back to the repair shop and is still not running. This ignition switch issue occurred July 22, 2007.
#18 - Ignition Switch problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1GNDT13S03_. 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer. This ignition switch problem happened on Wednesday, November 28, 2007.
#19 - Ignition Switch problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The vehicle involved is a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer. Last Dec I was driving and my tachometer began reading higher than expected. When I turned off the vehicle to refuel, the tachometer continued to read ~3000 rpm. My vehicle had approx. 38k miles on it at the time. I researched this symptom and found this is a common problem that was addressed by a recall on other gm vehicles using the same instrument clusters. One solution is to remove a fuse and then turn on the ignition switch. This resets the cluster. However, this is temporary and the problem soon returns. According to numerous internet forums, it is only a matter of time until more critical instruments (speedometer, fuel gauge, etc. ) exhibit the same erratic symptoms. It was Dec. 26, 2009 when this ignition switch issue happened.
#20 - Ignition Switch problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The vehicle was a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1GNDT13S82_. Went out in a. M. To start vehicle and turn the key over to hear nothing and no start. No prior warning, tried to jump start, no success, towed to chevy dealership to find out the diagnosis was the ignition switch was bad. It was Mon., Jan. 17, 2005 when this ignition switch issue occurred.
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#21 - Ignition Switch problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer
The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1GNDS13S12_. 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer experiencing problems with the air conditioner as well as with hesitation. Car hesistated every time the consumer tried to pick up speed. Also had problems getting car started at times. Had to play with the key on the passenger side door to start the car. The dealer couldn't duplicate the problem. The car sometimes shut off while in motion. This ignition switch problem happened on 05/01/2005.
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|