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#200 of 292 Re: 2006 Chevy Trailblazer Electrical Short [mayab]
Oct 20, 2011 (6:39 am)
I have had Chevy Trailblazer problems from day one also. Its pretty sad when you can call a CHEVY DEALERSHIP SERVICE DEPARTMENT and tell them you have a 2006 Chevy Trailblazer and they can tell you what you are experiencing before you tell them!! The fuel gauge had to be fixed and we only get $138 for reimbursement? Really because while it was there they also had to replace the computer because the car would keep shutting off which everything together cost $1900. WTH well after getting it home the engine light came on again (BIG SURPRISE) I took it back to a CHEVY dealer and they assured me it was okay that it was a common problem with all trailblazers. (Something about there is condensation and until Chevy finds a way to fix it then it will keep happening unless I want to put a lot more money in it. Eventually there may be a recall!) They didnt even seem to want to fix it. Well Guess what, the air conditioner has quit working, and when driving the vechile it sounds like the transmission or something is going to fall out. I have three small children and will not even let them in this car, also my husband will not either (Pretty sad huh?) When I experienced the first problem, second problem I called Chevy inquiring about the lemon law. I was told that no other trailblazers have any issue. Seriously because I have almost what the vechile (what I bought it for, I dont want to say what its worth because I wouldnt pay $5.00 for this vechile again or any CHEVY) in it in parts and labor. Seems I am not the only customer that is expereincing the same issues! I think we as Chevy customers should do something to get back what we deserve. Does anyone know how to go about this? Very interested. Seems like this vechile is like clock work every three months it is in the garage. And I do mean EVERY THREE MONTHS!
#202 of 292 Re: 2006 Chevy Trailblazer Electrical Short [staceyrowand]
Oct 20, 2011 (7:01 am)
i understand what you mean i have a chevy 04 and since i had this car it has had many problems at one time i did take it in for a oil change and i was there for hours because the computer died i have replaced almost every part in this truck will never get another whole truck should be recalled .....
#203 of 292 Re: 2006 Chevy Trailblazer Electrical Short [staceyrowand]
Nov 14, 2011 (10:15 pm)
hi we are having the same exact issue the car will be fine and bam it will just shut off everything will be off the radio everything .. we took it to a machanic and they said they had no idea what was wrong .. do you have an idea ? this is super dangerous especially since we have a newborn baby in the car and this has happened on the freeway at full speed way scary .. what did they say was wrong and is it covered by chevy dealership ? please let me know ... Christiana1223yahoo.com
#204 of 292 Re: 2006 Chevy Trailblazer Electrical Short [christiana1223]
Nov 15, 2011 (11:54 am)
Christiana1223 (and staceyrowand),
I've read your post(s) and am very sorry to hear about this situation. If you're interested, we can further investigate this and hopefully help you work with your dealership towards resolving this concern. Please email us your name/username, contact information, the last 8 digits in your VIN, and your involved dealership.
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Nov 16, 2011 (10:43 am)
I have a 2006 Chevy Trailblazer. When I am driving the headlights just shut off. It is very scarry because I have a newborn and a 2 year old in the car with me. Chevy should recall this vehicle before anyone gets killed. Also the gas guague show Empty all the time even when it is completly full. And I just spent $800 to have a water pump changed. This is a money pit, I was raised in a GM family and am sorry I ever bought this car. I bought it new and have been the only owner and taken very good care of it.
#207 of 292 Re: Terror [tblazer2]
Nov 16, 2011 (11:05 am)
Yes indeed. A very common problem with many TB's. Low beam all of sudden just decide to quit and your left in the dark (sorry for the pun).
High Beams will work as a backup, but it is a serious issue. I can go months without any headlight problems then out of the clear blue, whamo!
Past threads say to replace a couple of fuses. Sorry about your other problems.
Love my 02 TB which I've had for 10 years and have put on 312,000 miles.
Knock on wood she runs and looks great. With some repairs required because of the age of the vehicle, I change all fluids on a regular basis and wax her to death.
#208 of 292 Re: Terror [tblazer2]
Nov 16, 2011 (4:04 pm)
The headlight problem is actually a relay problem, it's a $40 part 15 seconds to replace. The gas gauge is either the little tiny stepper motor on the back of it or it's your ignition switch, not the one the key goes into. Both are very inexpensive and easy to replace. $800 for a waterpump? Wow, find a new mechanic, that's wayyyyy too much.
Nov 16, 2011 (8:47 pm)
yes the entire car shuts off on us mid drive and we just replaced the water pump as well .. and the dealership acts like they have no clue what im talking about they want 80 just to diagnose it .. what the heck how is it my fault that the parts are faulty they should be paying us for putting us and our families at risk .. it's like another tayota issue