Power Window Problems of Chevrolet Trailblazer - part 1

Chevrolet Trailblazer owners have reported 85 problems related to power window (under the visibility category). The most recently reported issues are listed below.

car image   Power Window problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer 1
Failure Date: 08/23/2014

The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The contact stated that the windows failed to open. In addition, the contact stated that when attempting to open the front passenger's side window, the window independently opened and closed. The failure occurred on four occasions. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the master power switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 115,000.

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car image   Power Window problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer 2
Failure Date: 07/30/2014

Tl * the contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The contact stated that the power window and lock on the driver side door were inoperable. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing, but was not repaired. The VIN was excluded from NHTSA campaign number: 13v248000 (electrical system, visibility). The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 192,000.

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car image   Power Window problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer 3
Failure Date: 07/15/2014

The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The contact stated that the electrical system on the driver side door failed. As a result, the window could not be opened and the exterior mirror could not be adjusted. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was 150,000.

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car image   Power Window problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer 4
Failure Date: 06/15/2014

The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The contact stated that the power window switch became inoperable once the key was inserted in the ignition. The problem recurred multiple times. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or independent mechanic. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 140,000.

car image   Power Window problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer 5
Failure Date: 12/30/2013

I had to replace the driver side window motor at about 30,000 miles and now the passenger side motor is acting up and will probably have to be replaced - I am currently at 38000 miles. Seeing so many other complaints, including vehicle door fires, this should be recalled.

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car image   Power Window problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer 6
Failure Date: 12/08/2013

Drivers door window regulator want out. This vehicle has a recall #12180 for door switch replacement which fluid can enter drivers door and can cause shorts.

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Failure Date: 10/16/2013

The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer. While driving various speeds, the front driver side power door lock and window failed to activate. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic on numerous occasions. The vehicle was repaired, but the cause of the failure was unknown. The failure recurred after the repair was performed. The vehicle was not repaired for the most recent failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 91,000.

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Failure Date: 09/02/2013

2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer. Consumer seeks reimbursement for vehicle repairs. The consumers first reimbursement claim was denied, because payment could not be confirmed with the repair shop.

car image   Power Window problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer 9
Failure Date: 02/16/2013

Pushed to put passenger window down and would not go up, stuck open. Evidently the window regulator broke at a part cost of about 300. 00. Just had in for a blower problem where the blower came on while the car was just sitting in the garage with no keys or anyone in it. That was 400. 00 some dollars. This car does not seem like it should be having these problems.

car image   Power Window problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer 10
Failure Date: 02/01/2013

I had gone to a friends house and on the way home my power steering malfunctioned. I took the vehicle to a local auto repair shop and was told the power steering cooler had rusted through. I also had to replace this part on my 2003 Trailblazer not realizing there was a problem. If this part rusts out on different years of the same model there seems to be a problem. The vehicle became very hard to steer. I know for a fact that I and many other people have had problems with transmission lines gasoline lines and power steering lines. I had to replace the gasoline line and fuel pump on the 2003 , and just replaced transmission line on the 2007. I think there needs to be an engineering change on these vehicles. I also received a recall notice on the 2007 Trailblazer for the electric window switch. The notice said I would be notified when to bring my vehicle in. It has been several months since I received the notice and I am still waiting for notification. It cost me $350. 00 to have the power steering repaired. .

car image   Power Window problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer 11
Failure Date: 01/19/2013

I got into my vehicle Saturday (1-19-2013) to drive into town to do some errands. I tried to put down my driver side window and the switch would not work. I got into town and went to the store. Upon leaving the store I tried my window again and it went down 1/4 of the way and stopped. Now it is stuck 1/4 of the way down. On occasion I have smelled something that smelled like wiring getting hot but could never pinpoint the cause.

car image   Power Window problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer 12
Failure Date: 01/02/2013

The controls in the front doors for the windows stopped working. There was a slightly burnt smell when I got in the car that day. Now there is a clicking sound in my drivers door that happens about every 35-45 seconds even when the vehicle is turned off. When this clicking sound occurs while the vehicle is running my engine loses power. This is also killing my battery every night because it is occurring even with the vehicle turned off with no keys in the ignition. I am afraid it is going to start a fire in my door. There is already a recall for the 2006 and 2007 for this exact same issue. 2005 needs to be added to the list before someone gets hurt.

car image   Power Window problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer 13
Failure Date: 12/14/2012

The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The contact stated that while attempting to open the front driver's side window, the control module failed to respond. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was confirmed that the power window switch failed. The manufacturer was contacted to schedule repairs but the contact was informed that the parts were not available. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact also stated that three months was an extremely long time to wait for a recall remedy repair. The failure and current mileages were 69,000.

car image   Power Window problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer 14
Failure Date: 11/10/2012

Drivers side window erratically went up and down with out key in ignition and car was un occupied. Began to smoke and consequently melted door panel switch and window motor.

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Failure Date: 11/07/2012

Hi, the windows in my Trailblazer won't open. Then open sometimes but then close themselves. I can hear crackling inside the driver side door and the power is also surging throughout my truck, I then hear clicking. I am in canada, not montana, but there is a USA recall on a door module that I think is the problem. I am writing you because it wasn't disclosed to me at the time of my purchase, but my truck was bought used in the USA, brought into canada by a dealer, it was apparently a rental at one time, and it was sold to me by southpark used lot in edmonton, ab in late 2007. This is the used car lot for don wheaton chevy/olds, it had approximately 18,000km on it. I found out it was a rental from a chevy salesman about 3-4 years later when I went to see about trading it in. I have had many problems with this truck and it has not been the reliable vehicle I needed with kids but I have been forced to deal with it not able to afford another. I actually bough a second car 2 years ago for $550, it's a 87 thunderbird coup lx and I have had to use this car many many times because the truck isn't working half the time and it costs me piles and piles of money, it's very stressful. I am a single parent and doing my best like everyone else just to get by. I am not asking for anything special here. I have had to pay a lot to keep this truck on the road already, I have had many issues that the chevy dealer would not fix because they say they can't "recreate" the issues and yet I take it to a non dealer mechanic and they find the issues just fine and this is wrong because I had full warranty to pay it all. Please see recall: 12180 established this year, I would be very grateful if someone could help. We are in full swing of winter here and I need to have functioning windows and do not want to catch fire especially with someone else with me, children or grandma, please.

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Failure Date: 10/29/2012

Came out of work 11:30 pm to find the drivers door window down on a rainy night. As I got close I could smell the elec. /plastic fire smoke smell. My seat and floor were soaked from the rain. I could not put the window up and had to drive home wet. I had the dealer where I bought it check it out and was told the door module had melted from fire from a shot and was lucky the car did not burn. I have called Chevrolet assistance center about 5 times and was told I have to wait parts are not available.

car image   Power Window problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer 17
Failure Date: 09/19/2012

Driver door power window and lock control circuit board malfunctioned and started to smoke and failed to operate driver window, also lights inside window and door lock switches no longer works, upon removing switch assembly I found it to be badly melted and black, it appeared to have caught on fire.

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Failure Date: 09/04/2012

I have a 2006 Trailblazer and a few weeks ago my driver side control panel stopped working. Could not use my remote to open the door and was unable to put any windows down. I thought there was a short in the wires somewhere because the next day the panel worked. Now, two weeks later I stopped at the store and was getting out of the car and again I could not lock my doors using the button on the control panel. I left the door unlocked and when I came out (within minutes) my door window had gone down on its own while I was in the store. When I got into the car, my daughter and I could smell something burning. She immediately made me go to the garage and have her mechanic check it out. He was able to remove the panel and showed us where the plastic part that goes inside the handle had melted and could have caused a fire in the car. He called around to try and find a replacement part and was finally able to find one and was quoted over $300 for just the part!! then, I had to set up an appointment with the dealer to have it installed because it has to be programmed to my car and I was quoted about $103 for installation!!!! I can not believe this problem has not been listed as a recall after reading all the complaints with the same problem. I plan on getting a phone number from the dealer for the gm corporate office to file an automotive complaint tomorrow. I hope to be reimbursed for this part and the labor charge. This sounds like a serious safety issue to me and thank goodness my car did not start on fire while I was driving. . Read more...

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Failure Date: 08/27/2012

The power window switch in the drivers side door was melting and extremely hot to the touch. The switch burned out and we had to remove it to prevent a potential fire. I telephoned gm about it as there had been a recall on my year and model of car but I was told my car didn't fall into the recall. Clearly I have the same issue that was reported by others and this has been an issue with that switch since I owned the vehicle. It would stop working then come back on. I took it to them once before but the switch was working so they said there was no issue.

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Failure Date: 08/27/2012

My Trailblazer was parked in the morning. When I approached my car to go home after work, I found that the driver side window was lowered. I entered my car and noticed a burning smell. I opened the window module and found that the driver's side power window switch was burned. I tried to buy the window module via online and found that there is an investigation going on by NHTSA.

car image   Power Window problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer 21
Failure Date: 08/21/2012

The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet trail blazer ext. The contact stated that while driving 35 mph, the front driver side window failed. The contact stated that she tried to roll the window down but it failed. The contact let the vehicle sit for a few hours and the windows began to work. The failure recurred a few times after. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included on any recalls. The failure mileage was 193,843.

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car image   Power Window problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer 22
Failure Date: 08/21/2012

The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The contact stated that the driver side window failed to open or close. Also, he was unable to adjust the side mirrors. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the driver side control module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. The failure and current mileage was 61,000.

car image   Power Window problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer 23
Failure Date: 08/04/2012

While on vacation in NY I went to move my Trailblazer to be able to pack up for the trip home and when moving it I noticed a strong smell of electrical fire and noticed smoke coming from the area around the drivers door master window switch. I quickly turned the truck off and pulled the switch plate out of the door but it was to late. The damage had already been done. The switch had shorted and melted all of the ribbon cable in the switch and rendered it inoperable. There was a slight misty rain when all of this occurred, I am just glad it happened in the driveway and not on the highway. I called and talked with chevy and they told me there was no recall for this and there was nothing they could do to help and then stated that it was VIN specific. So which is it no recall or VIN specific?.

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Failure Date: 07/26/2012

Drivers side window and lock control panel does not work. Control panel for side mirrors does work. I cannot lock my doors from the drivers side or roll up/down any windows in my vehicle from the drivers side . . The passenger side window and lock control panel works, rear drivers side window control panel works, and rear passenger side window control panel works. I have had the fuses checked and they are all fine. I have a child and "liked" to keep my back windows locked for the safety of my child, now that my control panel does not work I cannot lock my windows when needed for the safety of my child. I do not have any control over the locks or windows from the drivers door. My keyless entry will unlock all passenger doors and rear hatch, but I have to manually lock the drivers door when exiting my vehicle and use my key to manually unlock the drivers door to get into my vehicle. I see many complaints about this being an issue with this make and model chevy. Not just the complaints and issues with this problem, how about the safety of our kids having control over their windows and locks????? when the driver should have control over window, locks ect. . . . . . . Per law the driver is responsible for everyone in any vehicle. . . . How can the driver of these vehicles with this ongoing problem be in control of the locks and windows if they do not work???? this could cause minor to fatal injuries with small children including adults. This needs to be a recall on gm!.

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Failure Date: 07/04/2012

The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The contact stated that the console on the drivers side door caught fire while the contact was closing the window. The contacts mechanic stated that the entire motor and actuator for the window needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 66,105. The current mileage was 67,001.


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