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Chevrolet TrailBlazer Power Window Problems

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  • shoobyshooby Posts: 4
    Yup! I had to do the same thing.. I got the letter from GM a week after I replace the gauge. (Which is the entire fuel pump!) I think the damn thing cost me $250.00 if I remember correctly! I installed it myself! I sent them a nasty letter and a copy of my receipt demanding full reimbursement. They sent back a letter saying it had to be done at a dealer.. bla.. bla.. bla! Now this damn door problem and i also have my oil light on and check engine light (AGAIN) Oil pressure is good, oil is clean. Ran diags and no computer codes for the oil light but numerous codes for communication error.. WTF is that?? Soo sick of this P.O.S!!! Cant wait to get rid of it! NEVER BUYING GM AGAIN!!!!
  • gmcustsvcsarahgmcustsvcsarah Posts: 1,964
    Hello nascar15,

    I'm sorry that you aren't feeling safe about this vehicle with your children! What steps have you taken already to get this looked into?

    All the best,
    Sarah
    GM Customer Service
  • gmcustsvcsarahgmcustsvcsarah Posts: 1,964
    Hello shooby,

    Did you pursue the reimbursement at the dealership? Did you ever hear back on that?

    Regards,
    Sarah
    GM Customer Service
  • GM lies...I have a 2006 chevy Trail Blazer and nothing rattles. You said something smells like its burning...it is probably your main window power switch. Mine caught fire, its very unsafe. When I contacted GM they told me I would have to pay for it myself. But I have recently came across a blog that the safety commision is asking for this problem to be a safety recall before some dies in a car fire due to this problem. I am now letting everyonr know that they need call and make a complaint so that GM has to fix the problems with these vehicles....Please call 1-888-327-4236 and let them know about all the issues you are having including the burning smell. We pay good money for these trucks and shouldn't have to pay to fix GM's mistakes.
  • I will never own another Chevy again. Right after we paid it off, the engine blew- we took it to the dealership when the check engine light came on. They could not find anything wrong with it..TWICE! So it blew a bearing. Had to get a rebuilt engine. Now the air vents do not work. I am so tired of all the problems..the windows, the rattles, speakers, engine, air vents. I take great care of my cars but this car seems like it's been beat all to heck. Maybe one day GM will get it right?
  • I also have a 2006 Blazer and had a fire in the main door switch box. We had to pay for the entire switch box and new window motor/regulator in drivers door.
  • @Sarah - Gm Customer Service

    How come you only reply to this particular person - can't you see we are all having the same problems.

    Maybe it's time we all file a lawsuit with GM for failure to acknowledge our problems we are all having and fix them they way they should be fixed and not half assed
  • 07tbss307tbss3 Posts: 1
    Well...It seems the window problem is not exclusive to me. My wife called me this morning and told me that on her way to drop our 3 year old son off at daycare and proceed on to work, she had to stop on the highway and pull our son out of the car because she smelled something burning. But she couldn't, because the door wouldn't open. She tried manually unlocking the door, nothing. Rolling down the window, and again nothing. So she had to climb over the center console and exit through the passenger side door. Come to find out, the master window switch had CAUGHT FIRE and melted the circuit board. I am absolutely outraged that this many people are coming forward with this issue and it's not being resolved. I have owned this truck for 2 years and it now has 112,000 miles. Let me share with you some maintenance that has been done during that time. At 97,000 miles: transmission, right side of front differential shattered, broken sunroof(still not fixed), oxygen sensors, exhaust manifold gaskets, tire pressure monitoring system, and stabilitrac sensor, all of this went wrong from when I bought it with 82,000 from 97, 000 and the bill was $3,200. THEN... oh yes it gets better, a year after all of that gets done it has to go in again. This time it has 110, 000 miles and I take it to my buddy to repair (works at an auto repair facility) on March 2012. Here is the new list... left side front differential is shattered, stabilitrac sensor broken again, all four upper and lower ball joints are loose, both outer tie rod ends are loose, pinion seal leak in the rear differential, power steering lines are leaking badly. Now after spending an additional $3,600 for the second major repair in the 30,000 I've owned the car, it looks like I will have to shell out another $350 for a window switch?? Come on GM, RECALL PLEASE. Any suggestions?
  • I aint buying another chevy again...not ever...I bought a brand new trailblazer in 2006.. and the thing is a headache..The gas gauge quit on me..The windshield washer don't work..idler bearings on the engine have been replaced.. the back glass won't lock. The driver side window controller burnt out and the new one I bought don't work..I blow head lamps tail lamps and turn signals pretty regular.. the right front speaker plays music when it decides to..I own two other vehichle besides this one, both are Fords, thank god for that..This vehichle is my punishment for not owning three fords..Now wander chevy went under and had to take a goverment bailout..
  • litehouselitehouse Posts: 4
    And now the radio is going yet again. I just had a new one put in last year and now the display is shot. So, along with the windows, the way it rides, the stereo, the engine...I am so done with this SUV. I wish that I could sell it and buy something that is not going to cause me so much problems.
  • We purchased an 04 trailblazer 2-3months ago, everything was great, until now we are having issues with left side window not working.
    lifted the seat to check fuses. the main resettable breaker for the windows get's so hot you can't touch it. I pulled it out for a few days, it was ok then acted up again same thing too hot to touch. If that wasn't enough, now the left turn signal is blowing fuses, thought I replaced and and had it working tried to make it blow by using signal and anything else I could think of.
    a day later my wife calls me and says it's blown again.
    This is the 1st chevy we ever owned, right now I'm thinking I made a mistake. Taking to chevy garage on Wednesday. anyone have some good advise on what may be the issues with this? The more I read the more worried I become of the future of this vehicle and my wallet.
  • Follow up on 04 blazer with blowing fuses and breakers; dealer called won't be finished until tommorrow, they found the problem with blowing fuses and breakers. the wiring under the floor interior I think running allong top side of rocker panel to rear fuse box wore thru its casing and shorted out. I know they got at least 4-5 hrs in at $75 an hour fiiguring it out.
  • jinesjines Posts: 1
    Here's a new one for my 2004 Chevy Trailblazer. When I turn the ignition switch on without starting the vehicle all 4 of my power windows work properly. When I start the vehicle all 4 windows begin closing by themselves without anyone pushing the power buttons in a pulsing manner, about 1/4 inch per pulse. Each pulse is accompanied by a click coming from the module on the driver's side door that holds the 4 window switches and automatic door lock switch. When the windows reach the fully closed position the pulsing and clicking continues as if the vehicle is still trying to close the windows even though they are closed. The clicking is coming from the 3 other modules on the 3 other doors as well. $290 to replace the main driver's door module plus labor to have it programmed. After playing around with this for about and hour my vehicle would no longer start due to low battery. Dealer said the entire problem could have been caused by a low voltage event. So I don't know if low voltage caused the problem or if I just ran the battery down while I was trouble shooting. Checked the battery after it wouldn't start and it was 11.8 volts. On the charger now. Any ideas anyone? Many Thanks.
  • The driver's side window on mine went 3 weeks after we bought it. a few weeks after that the " service stabilitrac lmessage came on. brought it o the dealership and they said the switch just needed to be reset, it took them three minutes. two weeks later the same message came up took it back again and they said the sensor unit needed replacing but since the 30 day waranty was now expired it would be $3200. I am not at all happy with this vehicle.
  • Good afternoon trailblooey,

    Is your dealership one of our GM dealerships? If so, we're happy to look into this further with you! Please email us more details at socialmedia@gm.com including: your name and Edmunds username, phone and address, the last 8 of your VIN and current mileage, and the name of your dealership.

    Sarah, GM Customer Service
  • ok, GM has finally recalled the main power window switches, campaign number 12180. This happened on 8/15/2012. Today is 9/6/2012 and I am still trying to get this fixed, I am on the phone with Gm right now, and they keep giving me the run around. This is now my 10th phone call since the recall took effect. I was told 2 days ago it went though and to get my truck fixed, the dealership still has no info on this so they can not fix until GM gives the ok. Now today GM is telling me to pay out of pocket and if it becomes a recall they will reamburse me. I noe have the rep speaking to the dealership about this, I will let everyone know what they say in a moment.
  • I wonder how that will work for me... I replaced that thing 1 1/2 years ago. I hope they pay me too. I will dig out my receipt. I was without a window control for almost a year and couldn't deal with it any longer so I paid for the damned thing. The new one feels hot too from time to time so I'm sure it will happen again. Let us know. Thanks.
  • Hello there leannajo,
    Per a media release I see about this matter I see that the service procedure is being validated and that, as far as I can tell, this is all still an upcoming recall or special coverage (depending on the state of origin of the vehicle). Do you have a Service Request open with us?

    All the best,
    Sarah, GM Customer Service
  • I am also a victim of the possesed trailblazer.. My fuel guage went.. I now set the odometer when I fill up.. just this week my power windows went crazy and finally quit.. Luckily I have a friend that ordered the almost 200.00 dollar switch and replaced it.. The dealer said it needed to be programed which was not true.. I am fed up with this vechicle but I am stuck with it for awhile.. No wonder the car co. are going down the tubes.. My next car will be foreign.
  • About a year ago I had a new motor put in my driver’s door for the window. A few weeks back my gas gauge started not working and then my lights will not go on, my tail light have gone off, and the speedometer does not work. Now my driver’s side window goes down on its own the motor kicks in and window winds itself down. It takes a few minutes and then I can wind it back up and then a few minutes later it goes down again. I was reading on line and apparently this is a problem with the trail blazer. The VIN number of the car is 1gndt135842447625 2004 Chevy trail blazer 6 cylinder with the tow package. There is 175,000 miles on the car and we have kept it in very good condition. I thought there was a recall on this but it looks like it is only the 2006, that does not seem right and this could be a dangerous situation an accident waiting to happen
  • About a year ago I had a new motor put in my driver’s door for the window. A few weeks back my gas gauge started not working and then my lights will not go on, my tail light have gone off, and the speedometer does not work. Now my driver’s side window goes down on its own the motor kicks in and window winds itself down. It takes a few minutes and then I can wind it back up and then a few minutes later it goes down again. I was reading on line and apparently this is a problem with the trail blazer. The VIN number of the car is 1gndt135842447625 2004 Chevy trail blazer 6 cylinder with the tow package. There is 175,000 miles on the car and we have kept it in very good condition. I thought there was a recall on this but it looks like it is only the 2006, that does not seem right and this could be a dangerous situation an accident waiting to happen
  • shoobyshooby Posts: 4
    We all work hard for our money! These companies need to respect that and deliver quality products at fair prices! Not GM!! They have no respect for their customers! I got so sick of my trailblazer and Chevy in general, I got rid of the thing. Biggest P.O.S. I've ever owned. My master power window module cost a few 100 bucks. Now GM has a recall?? I asked for a refund and they refused! POOR Customer service GM! NEVER AGAIN will I buy substandard vehicles from a greedy low quality company! Same with my fuel gauge sending unit. I replaced it myself again a few hundred bucks..., months later they admitted to a problem and offered all owners to pay for half the repair if you took it to a Chevy Dealer. I asked for a refund or to pay my half. Again they refused! Over a couple hundred dollars, they lost countless thousands! I'll never Buy GM again nor will anyone in my family and everyone I can convince! I'm on a mission! LOL Love my NEW Acura! Now that's quality! Amazing car!
  • My passenger window barely made it up this week, my driver side window is slow and makes a noise going up....my CD player won't eject CD's...all this in the last month.
    Is there a recall on the power window issue?
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,104
    If you would like for us to check to see if there are any open recalls on your Trailblazer, kdeverett, we'd be happy to do so. Please email your request , along with the last 8 digits of your VIN, to socialmedia@gm.com

    Sarah, GM Customer Service
  • kcwvkcwv Posts: 2
    I had a 2006 Trailblazer up until yesterday. It caught fire on my way to a Toyota dealership to trade it in. I am completely fed up with Chevy cars. I also had a 2007 Impala SS that went along with the trade. The cars transmission kept acting up and all kinds of stuff replaced, yet it still doesn't run right. Then the Trailblazer catching fire and having every problem known to man. I told my husband I want to try Toyota. I am really surprised that Toyota even gave us anything for the trade on the two POS cars. I have never in my life had two cars with so many problems. Luckily nobody was hurt when it caught fire. My husband and kids were in the vehicle and my youngest one was in the front and tried to jump out of the car. Luckily they were on a rural road and my husband slammed on the brakes before my son got out of the car. Thanks Chevy, but I am done with your junk.
  • AMEN! KCWV! I'm with ya! My TrailBlazer was last GM POS I'll ever own! And their corporate responses to me were a joke. Very obvious they didn't care about me as a customer or the safety of me and my kids! I share my stories with everyone! Spread the word! Loving my Acura! It's like night and day! :shades:
  • kcwvkcwv Posts: 2
    The funny thing is that I received a recall notice in October, but the recall says parts are currently unavailable. Really? They cannot fix the cars they make?
  • I never got a recall notice - hmmmmmmmm
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,104
    If you would like for us to check your vehicle's information for any open recalls, frustrated61, please send your request and the last 8 digits of your VIN to socialmedia@gm.com

    Sarah, GM Customer Service
  • Good news all. There has been a RECALL NOTICE on the Driver's Side Window Switch. Vehicles in states using Road Salt and other chemiclas for ice/snow control are being recalled. In other states, if vheilces have ever experienced issues where the switches may function uncommanded, intermittently or become inoperative or you may notice an odor or overheated/hot switches, take the vehicle to your nearest Chevrolet GM dealer and have them inspect/confirm and repair the vehicle for free.

    I received a recall notice in January, 2013. I own a 2007 Chevy Trailblazer and have had all the same issues, my gas gauge went out, and, had that replaced, September (2011) my driver side window switch went out, now my passengar side window switch is out and my fan switch will not work on Level 4. Just spent $170 to repair the fan switch, drove away from dealership and, guess what, it went out again. Needless to say I've called the dealer back and they told me to bring it back in. My dad thinks it is the wiring harness in the fan that needs to be replaced b/c he had to replace his on his Chevy Truck.

    Hope this info helps!!!
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