Visibility Problems of Chevrolet Trailblazer

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

car image   Visibility problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer 1
Failure Date: 08/16/2016

The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer. While the vehicle was parked in the driveway without the keys in the ignition, a fire originated from the driver's door near the window switch. The contact extinguished the fire. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 159,000.

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car image   Visibility problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer 2
Failure Date: 12/15/2015

The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer. While driving 30 mph, the headlights failed and turned off independently. When the contact exited the vehicle, the locks independently engaged and locked the contact out. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or independent mechanic for that incident. Later, the electrical components on the front driver's side door, including the side view mirror, power window, and power lock switches, failed. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the driver's door master power window switch module failed and needed to be replaced. The dealer rebooted the module as a temporary repair, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failures and advised the contact to take the vehicle to a dealer and pay for the repairs. The approximate failure mileage was 195,000. The VIN was unavailable.

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car image   Visibility problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer 3
Failure Date: 05/27/2015

The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14v404000 (visibility); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

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car image   Visibility problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer 4
Failure Date: 02/02/2015

2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer recall notice #12180. The consumer stated he had the recall performed. However, later in the year a brief rain shower occurred and the consumer left the windows cracked a couple of inches and water entered the door module and consequently, all of the switches stopped working. The consumer went back to the dealer where he was informed the fix was not intended to protect against water as a liquid, but only ambient moisture in the air.

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car image   Visibility problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer 5
Failure Date: 10/16/2012

The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The contact stated that he attempted to have the vehicle repaired under NHTSA campaign id number: 12v406000 (electrical system, visibility) but was advised that the parts needed to complete the repair would not become available until March 2013 and a second notice would be sent at that time. The contact stated that the defect was reported in August of 2012 and that a remedy should have become available before March. The contact had not experienced a failure. The current mileage was 56,000. Updated 4/24/13 the consumer stated the vehicle was repaired. Updated 05/16/2013.

car image   Visibility problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer 6
Failure Date: 06/04/2012

On about 6 occasions over the past couple weeks my sunroof has opened by itself. On each occasion it has happened after backing up and then putting it in drive. When it happens I try to stop it by pressing the close button but it doesn't do anything and continues to open fully and stops. After about 20-30 seconds I can close it.

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car image   Visibility problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer 7
Failure Date: 03/17/2012

My fuel gauge meter doesn't work. When ever I start the car, the fuel meter drops to empty. Also, one day in summer of 2011, my driver-side power module just stopped working. The power windows and locks no longer work from my driver-side door. I am concerned I will run out of gas on the interstate or highway and cause a wreck. I also can not see in the mornings from my window because it gets foggy and there is no way to roll my window down. This is a serious safety hazard.

car image   Visibility problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer 8
Failure Date: 03/04/2012

The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer. While parked, the contact depressed the door lock on the front driver’s door. The contact then smelled a burning odor coming from the door. When the contact attempted to lock the door or open the window on the front driver’s side, he was unable to. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic for a diagnostic test. The mechanic stated that the front driver’s window switch and wiring would have to be replaced. There was an investigation under NHTSA action number: pe12003 (electrical system visibility:power window devices and controls), that may be related to the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 96,532.

car image   Visibility problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer 9
Failure Date: 02/19/2012

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.

car image   Visibility problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer 10
Failure Date: 11/01/2011

The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The contact was driving 35 mph when the front driver side door caught on fire. The contact was not injured. The contact also stated prior to the failure the door failed to open and the power windows failed to operate. The vehicle was not destroyed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 77,000.

car image   Visibility problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer 11
Failure Date: 06/06/2011

Pretty said to know that Chevrolet makes all this makes all this money and wont reopen their recalls when they didn't replace parts on vehicles to begin with maybe next time should have went foreign instead of american for all these years.

car image   Visibility problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer 12
Failure Date: 06/01/2011

Was previously contacted by an "[xxx]" from washington, DC to retrieve the power window module that had caught fire. I was going to turn the part over to NHTSA. I am in DC at the us postal service hq on mon/wed/th. Information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6).

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car image   Visibility problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer 13
Failure Date: 03/19/2011

The middle of March 2011 I smelt something burning. I did not see smoke. My drivers side window and control panel stopped working properly. There are several different things that have occurred over the past year. Drivers window sometimes won't roll down at all. Sometimes it will roll 1/4 and stop, sometimes it will roll all the way down. When rolling back up I have to make 1000 clicks to get back up. Remote keyless will not lock or unlock drivers side door. Mirrors can not be adjusted. Currently all 4 windows will roll down from drivers side control, but will immediately roll back up without pressing the up button. Other 3 windows will roll down from each door but will also automatically roll up without being prompted to. It's almost as if the up button is being held down constantly. My concern is that I have a child who's hand or fingers could get caught without warning, and not knowing if the windows will roll back down is concerning. I am unable to lock the other windows from being controlled by other passengers. I have checked all fuses and so far they are okay. I have taken the panel apart thinking that the connections were dirty and not making a good connections and that did not help.

car image   Visibility problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer 14
Failure Date: 12/20/2010

The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS (na). The contact stated that after having her vehicle serviced at a local repair, the driver side window was left down. After the vehicle was returned to her, the window would no longer move up. The vehicle had not been inspected or repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 98,000. The VIN was unavailable.

car image   Visibility problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer 15
Failure Date: 09/01/2010

The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The contact stated that the automatic window failed. The fuse for the window was replaced but after ward, the contact witnesses smoke coming from the door in which the window had failed. The contact then disconnected the fuse entirely. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the wiring for the window switch was replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not offer any assistance since this failure was under investigation. The current mileage was 100,000 and the failure mileage was 70,000.

car image   Visibility problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer 16
Failure Date: 08/09/2010

2002 chevy Trailblazer exterior mirrors will not hold their adjustment settings. The local dealer has worked on this problem numerous times and can't seem to find or fix the problem. The exterior mirrors will usually end up pointing down as I drive the vehicle. I believe that this can be a safety problem as they readjust them selves in traffic. Can you help the owners of this particular model?.

car image   Visibility problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer 17
Failure Date: 06/10/2010

Side mirrors continue to adjust when not told to. Every time I get in the car the outside mirrors are moving erractily causing severe inconvience and basically making the mirros unusable unless I want to adjust them every time I enter the car.

car image   Visibility problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer 18
Failure Date: 03/25/2010

This is the 2nd time that the rear window has literally "blown up" on this particular vehicle. The first time my wife was at a busy grocery store when she started to lower the back hatch and the entire back window exploded. It was so loud and devastating that she thought someone had fired a shotgun into the back window! the dealership replaced the window in 2008 as a courtesy. Less than two weeks ago it happened again as I dropped my two young children off at school. I opened the gate, removed their school bags, shut the hatch and took approximately 3 steps and kapoww! the entire window exploded right in the school's bus circle. The explosion was so great that it even blew one of the window lift cylinders right out into the road!! the wife wasn't kidding. . . The sound is deafening. Contacted gm and was told that a technical bulletin was issued 03-08-48-006g rev. Feb 25th 2010) regarding the replacement of the window clips. I was issued a case no. In essence I was told that if the clips weren't replaced it would happen again. Well unfortunately this bulletin wasn't available in 2008 so it happened again. Contacted customer service again, was told vehicle has too many miles, is no longer under warranty, the original repair was only good for 1 year, and that this is "my baby' to deal with. But the service rep offered me $1000,00 gm loyalty bucks (something like this) that I could use on a new gm vehicle. I am furious to say the least and when I asked for the name and number of the customer service rep he told me that I could have the name, but not the number, as his supervisor doesn't speak to customers!!!!.

car image   Visibility problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer 19
Failure Date: 01/25/2010

I have a 2005 chevy. Trailblazer,on 1/25/10 at 9:00 am driving south on i95 in MD. The rear window exploded completely from the car,no objects came into contact with the window,was in a none public area and no overpasses. It was a real shock could of caused a wreck just from the loud sound. I called chevy. Fact. Complaint no. 1-800-222-1020 and talked to jenny at ext 23002, she said there were no recalls and to take it to my dealer and I would have to pay for the repairs,they wanted $1600. 00 for a new rear window,I bought one at a salvage yard for $300. 00 and had it replaced. I googled this by putting in "trailblazer rear window" and seen I am not alone and chevy. Will not help people or admit of the problem.

car image   Visibility problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer 20
Failure Date: 09/14/2009

Side mirrors do not stay in position memorized for driver. Very unsafe when you go to change lanes and the mirrors are pointing to the sky or ground. The dealer has reprogrammed the remotes, but there is no solution. Driver must adjust mirrors every time you turn on vehicle. The problem is much worse if there is a temperature change. This problem has been going on for 5. 5 years with this vehicle. Other drivers report the same issue with Trailblazer. Why is there no recall for this? why hasn't Chevrolet found out how to fix this?.

car image   Visibility problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer 21
Failure Date: 12/06/2008

My 2004 chevy Trailblazer was parked in my driveway and the rear window suddenly shattered. There was no break in nor anyone near the vehicle.

car image   Visibility problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer 22
Failure Date: 01/22/2008

The mirrors on this vehicle are supposed to have a recall between drivers but every time I put the key in they shift to some other position. Never the right one, always excessive clicking and out of position.


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