Side/rear Glass Problems of Chevrolet Trailblazer

Chevrolet Trailblazer owners have reported 22 problems related to side/rear glass (under the visibility category). The most recently reported issues are listed below.

car image   Side/rear Glass problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer 1
Failure Date: 11/26/2014

The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The contact stated that the glass shattered without any warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 77,000.

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car image   Side/rear Glass problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer 2
Failure Date: 07/27/2012

I had by back hatch open and I grabbed the door handle to close it. I pulled it down and as I pulled it down I hear a pop and all the glass shattered down on me with the door still open up in the air. Three weeks later I replaced the window. (not a cheap glass almost $1000 with labor to replace) the mechanic opened and closed the door and the hatch to test for defects. All went well. I went to close the door so that I can leave the mechanic shop and I heard the pop and the glass shattered again. GMC has no recalls for the 2006 chevy Trailblazer ext LS and I have to go get this back window again. This is a great truck just don't know what is wrong with this back window. Ughhhh!.

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car image   Side/rear Glass problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer 3
Failure Date: 04/21/2012

Was stopped for a safety check by ohio state patrol and told I was driving a unsafe vehicle and it was unlawful to drive it in ohio due to the factory tinted glass.

car image   Side/rear Glass problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer 4
Failure Date: 09/06/2011

The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The contact stated that the driver side window failed and could not be opened. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the failure was located at the electrical module, which was found to be melted. The window was repaired. The dealer replaced the driver side window electrical module. The failure mileage was 66,523 and the current mileage was 71,000. Updated 03/06/12.

car image   Side/rear Glass problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer 5
Failure Date: 11/15/2010

My windshield cracked while driving. . . . No impact, no stone, no thud. Just a crack developing across the windshield. I wirite this because the other day I stopped at a dunkin donuts and just happened to park next to another Trailblazer. While I was in the store, a third Trailblazer pulled in next to me. When I left the store I saw that all three trailblzers had cracked windshields in virtually the same place???? I also own a 2006 chevy cobalt. . . . And guess what. . . . . . . Cracked windshield this fall just driving down a street. I think Chevrolet windsheilds need to be investigated for the quality of glass/material that they are using. Thank you.

car image   Side/rear Glass problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer 6
Failure Date: 09/26/2010

The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The vehicle was parked in a residential garage when the rear windshield glass exploded unexpectedly. There was no personal injury. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact had significant concerns of the potential safety hazard involved. The failure mileage was 137,000.

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car image   Side/rear Glass problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer 7
Failure Date: 01/16/2010

I own a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer ext. 2 weeks ago I opened the rear gate and the rear glass exploded over my head. Had glass and spoiler repaired by glass CO. With new parts. Today the same thing happened after I opened the tail gate and was walking away. Seems to be a bad design flaw by Chevrolet. Do I fix it again not knowing the cause? are there any other complaints?.

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car image   Side/rear Glass problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer 8
Failure Date: 12/10/2009

I have a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer and the rear glass has shattered 2 times the first time we reported it as a window being shot out but im not sure that's what happened now there was no proof that's what happened for sure I opened the outside door to my house then I shut it to hear my window shatter ins paid to replace it and that was just over a year ago it cost a total of 1200. 00 to get fixed then last night we were getting stuff out of the back of the car and as my husband pushed it shut the window shattered into a million pieces this would have cut him up bad if it would not have been cold and he wasn't wearing his winter coat what if it was my 8 year old going out to get something . Not sure how we are going to get the window replaced its christmas time and I cant really afford it hoping the glass company will honor there policy of safe glass and replace it.

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car image   Side/rear Glass problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer 9
Failure Date: 10/27/2009

The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer. While the vehicle was stationary in a parking lot the lift-gate window exploded outwardly. When the failure occurred there were no occupants in the vehicle. There were no personal injuries. The police was notified; however, no police report was filed. The vehicle has not been repaired. The failure and current mileages were unknown. Updated 02/19/10. Updated 02/19/10 updated 05/05/10.

car image   Side/rear Glass problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer 10
Failure Date: 06/15/2009

The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer. When the contact shut the rear liftgate, the glass exploded and shattered. He suffered minor injuries and lacerations to the hands. The manufacturer referred him to the local dealer and was informed that the vehicle was out of warranty. The dealer would not assist or assume liability for any repair costs. The contact was able to locate technical service bulletin number 070852003, but there were no recalls. The vehicle has not been repaired. The VIN was unknown. The failure and current mileages were less than 60,320.

car image   Side/rear Glass problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer 11
Failure Date: 05/05/2008

Had the rear hatch open to load luggage, closed the hatch and the rear hatch window shattered. Double checked to make sure nothing came in contact with the glass. Insurance claim filed, contacted Chevrolet with a service request # 71-626176152. No action by Chevrolet.

car image   Side/rear Glass problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer 12
Failure Date: 01/24/2008

I opened the rear access to my Trailblazer and was about to shut it I reached my hand up and started to pull the hatch down. I had moved it about an inch when the back window "exploded" sending a shower of glass down over me and my five year old son. It shot glass fragments 10 feet. I had glass in my hand and my hair. Son was behind me and luckily he did not receive any injuries. People heard it noise inside the building. The vehicle was clear of ice and snow and it was 20 degrees out, ( not terribly cold comparably). I had never had trouble with the glass or the rear access before. The glass did not have a nick or a scratch. I took pictures of the mess.

car image   Side/rear Glass problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer 13
Failure Date: 12/16/2007

Rear window shattered while sitting in my 2004 Trailblazer. No rocks were thrown at the truck. Based on internet research it seems to be a recurring problem with gm SUV's. I called the dealer today (12/17/07) and the service manager denied having any knowledge of this problem. Gm/dealer denying any knowledge of the issue seems to be recurring as well.

car image   Side/rear Glass problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer 14
Failure Date: 08/11/2007

The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer. She noticed that the adhesive that held the rear window in place came loose. She took the vehicle to the dealer and when they attempted to open it the glass shattered. The dealer stated that they would not repair it at their cost. The contact felt the vehicle should be included as part of NHTSA campaign# 05v035000 (visibility: windshield). The current and failure mileages were 67,000.

car image   Side/rear Glass problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer 15
Failure Date: 04/29/2007

On April 29, 2007, while my wife and children were preparing to go out to the store, the rear window on my 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer shattered. No one was in the car at the time and there is no apparent cause for this event. Glass from the window went everywhere and even struck my 6 year old son in the leg. I have reported this to my insurance company and replacement of the window will occur on 5/2/07.

car image   Side/rear Glass problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer 16
Failure Date: 04/06/2007

The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer ext. While driving 55 mph the top molding on the rear window suddenly detached from the vehicle. The weather conditions were cold and windy. The dealer stated that the failure was the contact's fault. The current and failure mileages were 78,000.

car image   Side/rear Glass problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer 17
Failure Date: 02/11/2006

Shattered rear window of 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer ext. While driving on a local street the rear window imploded from no outside force filling the cargo area with glass.

car image   Side/rear Glass problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer 18
Failure Date: 12/08/2005

The contact stated when she opened the hatchback the window glass shattered. Updated 2/7/2006 -.

car image   Side/rear Glass problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer 19
Failure Date: 06/14/2005

Rear window blew out while consumer was removing her children from the rear seat. This happened at about 7:30 pm in the evening. Temperature said about 92 degrees. The plastic cover over the third brake light, located on top and inside of the back window, cracked. The whole housing. The window supports, were the shock stile. They were pulling and window broke. Vehicle was serviced regularly at dealer.

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car image   Side/rear Glass problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer 20
Failure Date: 04/21/2005

Last year the front windshield cracked, then last week the car was in the driveway and the driver's side back door window completely exploded from the inside out when no one was in the car. The Chevrolet file #1329931557. A separate paint claim #5858627-01. The consuemr believes the glass on the car is faulty. The temperature was in the 40's.

car image   Side/rear Glass problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer 21
Failure Date: 06/28/2003

Consumer stated that without warning the hatchback exploded. Dealer notified. Vehicle was parked in the driveway. Consumer believed it was a design flaw. The arms to open the window forced the glass outward up to 10 feet. If the glass goes, the arms are forced to open like two catapults. Dealer refused to acknowledge the problem and correct it under warranty.

car image   Side/rear Glass problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer 22
Failure Date: 03/01/2003

2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer lx. Consumer states problem with rear window and replacement the consumer stated the rear window was replaced four times. The consumer stated he is driving around without a rear window, because he doesn't have the funds to replace it and Chevrolet corporate refused to cover the replacement cost. In March 2003, the cowling above the rear window became displaced of its own accord and a short time later, the back window shattered upon it being opened. Roughly, three and half years later, the window once again spontaneously shattered. There were no cracks in the window, and there was no apparent impact to the window. The consumer stated he merely opened it, and it shattered. The dealer replaced the window again, but at the consumer's expense, as the warranty had expired. In January 2011, the window once again spontaneously shattered upon it being opened. The dealer informed the consumer, he would be charged full price to replace the window.


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