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Apr 26, 2011 (10:57 am)
I have had my trailblazer since late 2005 and I have had problems since day one. The day I took it off the lot I had to return because the stereo did not work; it has been downhill since.
I have had numerous problems with my Trailblazer with most centering around electrical isssues. Although I have had mysterious mechanical issues with the vehicle, these electrical problems are out of hand. Here is a short list of the issues:
- Cruise Control will be intermittently functional
- AC Power (the snowflake button) will flash then turn off, the blower does not work at all speeds and the climate control for the car also just flashes and turns off
-The driver side window panel lost all lights
-The right tail light bulb has been replaced 6 times since I have owned it ( Ive replaced two other bulbs TOTAL to the rest of my car)
-Antenna does not work despite never being taken out or damaged in any way
-CD player went from having a Tuner, CD and an AUX setting. The AUX option one day disappeared and is no longer an option. I could live with that until the CD player now won't work. It keeps the CD in the player and is no longer even a selectable option. This wouldn't be so horrible if my antenna worked. Instead, I drive 30 hours a week in silence or play things through my phone.
-I had to jump my car and the battery began smoking heavily (yes I checked to make sure the terminals were attached correctly). I naturally removed the cables, but now I was unable to retrieve my key. After troubleshooting I was able to get the key out which I was very happy about....until my trailblazer for no reason at all, with not one person or even the key in the ignition, started itself...yes people my car started itself without me touching it, being inside of it, not having a key in it and not being locked to the start position....I jumped in managed to get the key in and turn the car off. Of course now I was unable to get the key out again..I had it towed to the dealer and had to get a new battery.
-A mechanical issue I felt needed addressing was some mystery problem with my front axle or something in my wheel wells. Whenever I would make a hard turn left or right, the vehicle would sound like metal was banging into each other. It was loud enough for people to notice along a busy street, so I know I wasn't over reacting. I had my car into the same dealer 5 times. They gave me an entire new front end, problem still there. They replaced the bearings on each side, problem still there. This list could go on, but in the end it was never truly fixed. They switched my front left tire with my front right tire...that was it..not what I would call a solution...
I also had my brake pads and calipers replaced because I was having a lot of squeaking and my brake pedal squeaks when pressed. Upon having the linkage looked at and having these new brakes I was excited until I pulled out the lot and they squeaked, loudly enough for the mechanic to stick his head around the corner. I waited a week or so before to see if it was just wearing in, but eventually returned the car and got another new set of pads/calipers and to my dismay my car still squeaks. I was told "ya know some pads and caliper sets just dont match quite right"....Wow.
I recently went to a Chevy dealer to inquire about what I could do for my electrical problems stated above....well...according to them I would need an entirely new stereo, a new AC control Unit and a new Thermostat because for no reason at all mine decided to stay stuck open..permanently. All at a low cost of $2500 !! Um, no.
Sorry for the ramble, but I believe all of us who have purchased a vehicle don't deserve to go through these types of issues. No car owner should ever have multiple situations where a mechanic flat out tells you I have no idea what's wrong but we can try a few things !" Well at a grand total of $2500 I think not. Before visiting this forum I thought my problems were unique to my vehicle, but after reading about all these other people who are having the EXACT same problems as I am, Chevy needs to step and do something. I know I have come out of pocket for this vehicle for probably close to half the original value. I should have cut my losses and moved on long ago.
Any suggestions on how to maybe get my cd player working at least would be helpful. Driving around in silence in Bay Area traffic is enough to drive a man crazy.
Many Thanks in Advance.
#168 of 284 Re: Fed Up [trlblzr05]
Apr 27, 2011 (7:34 am)
By chance, have you contacted GM Customer Assistance?
Caron, GM Customer Service
#169 of 284 fuel gauge problem?
by steve_ HOST
Apr 29, 2011 (2:16 pm)
A reporter is looking to interview anyone with a GM vehicle that doesn't seem to accurately read fuel levels.
Please email predmunds.com Friday, April 29, 2011 to share your story.
#170 of 284 2006 staibilitrack and heat/a/c
May 23, 2011 (3:14 pm)
I have a 2006 trailblazer and the service stab.trk light has come on for the third time we have had the steering postioning sensor replaced twice each time this happens we also lose heat and air. Now the first time i could accept it but the second and third is a little hard to accept that I am agian going to have to shell out over 800.00 for this sensor and another 100.00 to have a heater core flush and this is all in less than 2 yrs. Is anyone else having the same kind of problem?
#171 of 284 Re: 2006 staibilitrack and heat/a/c [missin2sox]
May 24, 2011 (6:47 am)
I think you need to take it somewhere else for diagnosis. Those functions aren't related directly, and I don't see how "flushing" the heater core is a reasonable repair for what you describe. A heater core flush would only be done if the core was clogged with corrosion, highly doubtful for your situation. If those things are all happening at the same time I'd look to an electrical or control problem that is related to both. It MAY be just as simple as a worn ignition switch.
#172 of 284 Re: 2006 staibilitrack and heat/a/c [missin2sox]
May 24, 2011 (7:04 am)
Could you please email me your VIN? I would like to look further into your situation.
Caron, GM Customer Service
#173 of 284 2004 trailblazer is killing me
May 28, 2011 (9:23 am)
I bought a 2004 tb in October used, this has been the worst decision I have made in a long time. The first problem I had with it was 4 days after I bought it. It would not crank, replaced the battery and it did fine. Then, in January, we had lots of ice on the car so I went and cranked to let it warm up and thaw out. When my children and I went to get in it was locked tight. Next, it would not start again, no power to fuel pump. Left it alone for a day and it started working fine. Now it stalled on me and my 3 children while driving. We were able to pull off the road but it would not start. So my husband got it on a trailer and pulled it home. He switched the fuel pump relay and the washer relay (which did not work either) and it cranked right up and the washer started working. This is really becoming a pain. If anyone has a solution please let me know.
#174 of 284 Re: Passenger side power [poppy12]
Jun 04, 2011 (9:44 am)
whatever was the problem? I have the same exact trouble.
#175 of 284 Re: trailblazer ignition problem [gmcustsvc]
Jun 08, 2011 (7:42 am)
I am also having many of these problems. How can I contact you with my information and what can you do for me. My car wont start if it sets for 2 days or more. Airbag light occasionally comes on. Mechanic said on-star was pulling from battery so he unhooked that got a new battery and it happened again about a month later. Cruise control stopped working for a while the other day. The seatbelt light flashes when I have my seatbelt on. I have gone through many batteries and a lot of stress
#176 of 284 Re: trailblazer ignition problem [rhonsinger7395]
Jun 08, 2011 (10:00 am)
I would be happy to assist in setting up a case with GM Customer Assistance. In order to start the process I will need your complete contact information (including full name, mailing address and phone number), VIN, current mileage and the involved dealership sent to me in an email. Also, could you please provide a brief description of the problems you are currently experiencing?
Caron, GM Customer Service