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Ignition Switch Problems of Chevrolet Trailblazer - part 1

Chevrolet Trailblazer owners have reported 66 problems related to ignition switch (under the electrical system category).

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer 1
Failure Date: 06/08/2017

The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer. While attempting to start the vehicle, the ignition failed without warning. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the ignition switch failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer stated that there were no recalls on the vehicle. The failure mileage was approximately 203,000.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer 2
Failure Date: 06/02/2017

Gm ignition switch problems/recall. On 07/18/2014 I took my 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer (32,262 mi. ) in for service to fix/replace parts: faulty ignition switch. Today, 06/02/2017, my Trailblazer (35,193 mi. ) is still having the same problem. A faulty ignition switch which is causing abs and parking brakes lights to come on and stay on, the blower for air/vent will not work and since these parts are all connected electrically, I once again have to replace the faulty ignition switch. I was never reimbursed for the first recall. Please look into this matter. I would hate to get rid of a perfectly good vehicle, that has held up all of this time, I only have 35,200 miles on this 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer. Will the ignition switch keep failing on this vehicle? thank you.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer 3
Failure Date: 05/08/2017

My son and I were driving 65 mph on the interstate. . . . Car just died, no warning. I had to veer suddenly to the right to make the ramp or take a chance on the shoulder. Since this first time the car has also not wanted to start. I thought it had to do with the alarm locking me out , but it appears it is the ignition switch. The car has on multiply time died while I was driving. I've tried reaching out to chevy and gm but, each is wanting me to pay for a diagnostic. I do not have the money to spend on this. I don't want to die because I can't afford to pay for their faulty ignition. Please help us.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer 4
Failure Date: 04/17/2017

The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 60 mph, the cruise control started to drop, the engine started to lose power, and all the warning lights on the instrument panel illuminated. The contact coasted to the side of the road. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the ignition switch failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. In addition, the contact stated that the failure recurred twice. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and had informed the contact that there were no open recalls. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2014 Chevrolet Trailblazer 5
Failure Date: 02/02/2017

I bought this car used in 2009. It had about 60000 miles on it. 1) the first problem I had with it was a burnout of the hac blower plug, that part of the wiring harness had to be cut out and replaced wth a completely new plug( both halves) and rewired in for a cost of 125. Oo and 3 hours of labour. I looked this up on the internet very common problem 2) rider side door control panel stopped working with strong odor of burnt plastic. Again looked up and found there was a recall, but only 2006 vehicles 3)brakes burn out of rotors only on rightside- left side rotors were fine, brake job with replacement of 2 left rotors I front piston amd all 8 pads 650. 00. Failure occurred while driving on city street 4) failure of ignition switch with erratic electrical function of running lights, radio and dashboard instrumentation. Happened on the road early twilight very dangerous had to get a local toll for 75. 00 all of these failures have made me very wary of driving this vehicle. They occurred at various times over last 4year some have been repaired as noted above. Presently waiting for igniton system repair.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer 6
Failure Date: 08/10/2016

When turning the ignition switch off from the run position while in park, the switch slips into the accessories position with no effort to turn the key. Truck will not turn off of assesoriy position until I wiggle the key for a while. The key can be removed after turning off truck but remains on assesory. Happens every time. Been doing this for a week now. [8-03-16 to present].

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer 7
Failure Date: 05/05/2016

Travelling to work on 5/5/2016 @ 30mph vehicle completely shut down. Luckily pulled to side road. Was unable to start no power to ignition circuit, locked in park. Towed to repair shop & replaced faulty ignition switch @ cost of $300. 00. Very dangerous situation!.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer 8
Failure Date: 03/01/2016

When driving the engine randomly shuts off, looses power steering have to switch to neutral and restart vehicle. Suspect ignition switch possible.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer 9
Failure Date: 02/24/2016

Instrument cluster gadge stepper motors all are bad. Have read hundreds of other Trailblazer owners complain of the same. Also the ignition switches are very faulty.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer 10
Failure Date: 02/21/2016

About 3 weeks ago I lost power and all dash lights were flashing. Pulled to side and restarted without problem. Yesterday, I had SUV in for new tires and when they went to back out of the bay smoke came from the steering column. When they tried again, the ignition switch is dead, no dashboard lights. Disconnected battery to prevent a fire and am towing to Chevrolet dealer.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer 11
Failure Date: 09/16/2015

On )9/16/15, I was driving my 2008 chev Trailblazer on the highway at 55mph and the ignition switch failed and the the vehicle rolled to a stop. It would not start again and was towed by glenn's towing service faribault mn 55021 to harry brown's service center faribault mn 55021. They replaced the ignition switch and charged $389. 25. I'm concerned if they put in the same switch with a defect or one that has been improved to eliminate the defect as Chevrolet has been recalling ignition switches on other vehicles but not the Trailblazer. I was lucky I didn't get hit when the truck stopped.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer 12
Failure Date: 04/10/2015

The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer. While driving approximately 25 mph, the vehicle stalled and the security warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician stated that the vehicle was operating as designed. The failure recurred. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 106,000.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer 13
Failure Date: 04/08/2015

I recently purchased this vehicle 3 weeks ago from a dealer in st augustine, florida. The engine will just shut off when I am driving, I have two young children and am concerned that this could cause an accident when driving. I have not been able to get any help from the dealer where I purchased the vehicle even to do a diagnostic on the vehicle. Has there been any problems/ recalls with the ignition switch on this make and model, even when at idle it will shut off, without touching anything.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Trailblazer 14
Failure Date: 11/14/2014

The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Trailblazer. While driving approximately 15 mph, the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 104,000.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer 15
Failure Date: 09/20/2014

I was driving in the left lane on interstate highway 290 (youngman highway) at about 65 m. P. H. When smoke began wafting from the area where the steering column meets the dashboard. I took immediate evasive action, pulled onto and off the shoulder onto the grass, shut the engine off, ran to the barrier fence and watched to see if vehicle was going to burst into flames. After calling aaa, about ten minutes had elapsed without further smoke so I assumed I could drive to the next exit ramp at colvin blvd. (about 1,000 feet away) and off to a wendy's parking lot where I waited for a aaa flatbed truck. My SUV was flatbed towed to my dealership, fuccillo Chevrolet on grand island, where the problem was diagnosed as a faulty ignition switch, code number c0379. Total cost of repair was$222. 66. It would be nice to be reimbursed for this expense. Though no visible fire was observed, the smoke was a clear sign of problem that was so hot it caused oxidation of material into visible smoke.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer 16
Failure Date: 09/01/2014

Letter from senator cardin on behalf of constituent re gm recall. 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The consumer stated her Chevrolet Trailblazer, cut off in the middle of the road. She was informed, her vehicle was not included in the ignition switch recall. . . Updated 10/01/14.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer 17
Failure Date: 09/01/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. The failure occurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. The VIN was unavailable. Djr.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer 18
Failure Date: 08/08/2014

The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 118,000.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Trailblazer 19
Failure Date: 07/22/2014

Was on expressway traveling about 65mph. Vehicle started to shut off while driving, felt as if it was out of gas, but tank was over 3/4 full. Managed to get to shoulder of road, sat there a minute or so vehicle recranked. I drove home. Took vehicle to mechanic that evening, he tested it the next day and said ignition switch was defective. He replaced switch, vehicle seems fine.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer 20
Failure Date: 07/19/2014

The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer 360. The contact stated that while in the residential driveway, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer who diagnosed that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 70,702.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer 21
Failure Date: 07/14/2014

The ignition switch has been acting like the ones that are recalled with the 05 - 07 model years. Our vehicle when you turn the ignition on it acts like its dead, even with no key in ignition you can turn switch a little and the gear selector light comes on as well as the battery light, and we have had two dead batteries from this.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer 22
Failure Date: 06/25/2014

My vehicle started randomly shutting off while driving. Loss of power to everything but the brakes. Luckily I was only going 10-15mph each time this happened. With the recent recall in gm vehicles regarding the ignition switch I thought it would be a good idea to switch this part out first. Fixed the problem immediately. I would like to be reimbursed my cost for part and labor. I can't believe as many known problems the Trailblazer has with this that it has yet to be added to the recall list.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer 23
Failure Date: 06/24/2014

When I pulled into driveway, I put the vehicle in park, and turned the key off, and actually pulled the key out of the ignition switch, with the vehicle still running. I backed the car up, without the key in the ignition, where I started smelling wires burning. I called fire department, and they put fire out on the fuse box, with everything melted around it. I have had minor problems with the car, I. E. Wheel bearing and brakes, but, nothing like this. While my 14 year old daughter and I were in the car at the time, we did get out, and no one was hurt.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer 24
Failure Date: 06/16/2014

I was driving down the road and all power went out and steering locked up with no brakes. The car shut off and wouldn't start. I had the car towed and they ran a test on it and replaced the ignition switch. I have the receipt showing I had it repaired.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer 25
Failure Date: 06/04/2014

The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The contact stated that she was able to remove the key out of the ignition while the vehicle was in reverse. No warning lights illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was restarted and resumed normal operations. The failure recurred on two separate occasions. The manufacturer was contacted and did not offer a remedy. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 140,000 and the current mileage was 150,000.

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