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Chevrolet TrailBlazer Power Window Problems

litehouselitehouse Posts: 4
edited November 2014 in Chevrolet
I bought a new 06 last year and have had nothing but problems. I was wondering if anyone else was having the same issues as me. I have been to many dealerships to have it looked at and also sent a letter to GM. I have been told that it is something that I am going to have to live with.

Now both front door windows rattle really bad. And there is something leaking into the car that makes the windows have a film on them.

Thank you for any input.


  • I own a 2003 Chevy Trailblazer, which I love. I love the way it looks, the way it drives, and the overall features it has. HOWEVER, it is a piece of crap. My speedometer has malfunctioned which was 500 to fix, and then today I rolled my window down at the ATM and it would roll up. I had to drive home in the rain with my window down. The dealership says it will be roughly 500 to fix this also. Is anyone else have problems with the windows?
  • pez45pez45 Posts: 1
    I have an 03 Silverado and I had the same problem last week. I have not had it fixed yet because I know it will cost a lot. It sounds like it has come of of the track and I had to pull it up by hand to help the power motor. I am sorry it happened to you to, but I am glad I am not the only one. I also get a loud "pinging" noise, like the sound of metal popping, all the time. Seems like it happens about 5 to 10 minutes after I park the car. Anyone else getting that?
  • update:: The windows and doors rattle really bad, I have had it in the shop so many times. I have been told it is the way it is build. The speakers keep blowing, and they rattle also. This car sounds like a rattle box. Is anyone else having problems like this? The stablizers have been replaced and are shot again. I am ashamed to have anyone in my car. There is a film that gets all over the interior windows. And now there is a smell that smells like something is burning. I have taken the car through the BBB and lost, since GM said..."this is how the car is made, and other windows rattle also"
  • We have a 04' Trailblazer. For some reason today the drivers side window controls would not work. The other 3 windows work fine when usuing their individual controls but the drivers side master control doesn't work on any of them. Now the power window lock and door lock on the same drivers side control works fine, just the windows. Checked all fuses, wiring behind door panel. Could I get a little help with a fix or the reason for this problem.
    Thanks, Jim
  • steverstever Posts: 52,683
    I don't know it my experience helps or not - different make and all. But I have carbon problems now and then on my master window switch. It's a pain to try to clean.

    This is what mine does:

    window switch

    If you can get access to the switch, you may try some electrical contact cleaner on it. That didn't do any good with mine though.
  • You said the electrical cleaner didn't work on yours, what do you use to clean it, if that's my problem?
  • steverstever Posts: 52,683
    Oh, I tore my switch apart and cleaned the contacts with cotton swabs and the contact cleaner. Just spraying the fluid in the switch didn't help in my case.

    I was given a broken switch to play with first, but after all my testing, I still had to glue the switch housing back together on the one in the van. Since my van is turning into your basic beater, I don't mind the scars. A new switch runs about $80 in my case.

    Maybe someone with better electrical skills than me could tell you how to bypass the switch for testing purposes so you can rule it in or out.

    Btw, my master switch controls two windows, and only the driver's side was carboned up. Makes sense I guess since that's the one that gets the most use.
  • Thanks for your help...I'll give it a try!
  • You could check the cable guides. They have a tendency to un-spool from the motor housing. If you the guts to tear the down apart, and get dirty, you will need to pry the clips on the panel, then remove the motor. held in place with 3 screws (8mm screws) carefully rewind the cable if the spool is still good, replace and should be good to go. The cables must be very snug. Good luck. Try and get some buddies to help.
  • mstiff79mstiff79 Posts: 1
    I have a 2006 Chevy Trailblazer. I have had the car for 3 years and have never had any issues until now. When I roll my windows down from the driver side controller the windows come right back up. I have to actually hold the button down for the window to stay down. Its a pain at the drive thru!!!
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,251
    Hello Mstiff79,
    I am from GM Customer Service. I apologize that you are experiencing issues with your vehicle. Can you please email me with more information so I can look into the situation further? You can access my email by clicking on my name. Thank you,
    Mariah GM Customer Service
  • I have a window issue in my 07 Trailblazer. Rained one day with the driver's window open. Was able to shut it, but nothing worked the next day. Key fob will lock all doors except driver's. Windows, automatic lock don't work. Light doesn't come on when you open driver door. Radio shuts off immediately when you shut ignition. Two dealerships told me it probably wasn't a fuse and it was the unit in the door. The unit itself is $265-299 which doesn't include install and programming. :cry:
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,251
    Hello Mogoamerica,
    I do apologize that you are experiencing problems. Did the dealership state this problem was caused by water from the window being down? Either way, I can understand your frustrations. How is it that I can help you today? Thank you,
    Mariah GM Customer Service
  • Hello,
    I'm know it is from the window being down, it poured...:( My question is can I get the piece and replace it my self, or does it have to also be programmed like one dealership told me? Thank you!
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,251
    Hello Mogoamerica,
    Unfortunately, I am not a service technician and cannot answer the question properly for you. You can ask the dealership if it does have to be programmed or not. Thank you,
    Mariah GM Customer Service
  • ray555ray555 Posts: 1
    i need a little help i have a trailblazer,the drivers side window was going real slow so i greased the window tracks,two days later the window would not shut all the way,looking from the outside it would be the upper right corner that was not closing.i took the door apart and what seems to be happening is that the two clips that are holding the window up are about an inch lower then the window and i cant figure out how to adjust them.can anybody help, thank you
  • Everytime I start the vehicle or shut-off the vehicle the rear passenger window goes down. The switch on the driver's door only let's you put the window down, not up (could be a separate issue).

    The switch on the rear passenger door will allow the window to go up and down.

    So, anyone know what I can do short term (pull a fuse)?

    And the long term solution?
  • I recently had to take my 2006 trailblazer in because the frt passenger window wouild not go up all of the way. It was a motor replacement at $350.00. Now we smelled burning inside the power window (drivers side) door panel. the result no buttons work on the panel. Took apart and melting inside panel. Was told it was caused by the motor on that window. Another $350.00 down the tubes. What is going on with the Manufacturing of these vehicles. Time for someone else to pay other than the owners. Oh yeah the passengers window motor has been replaced 2 times now. The first time was with our warranty. Unacceptable!! Please reply. Thank you.
  • babooannbabooann Posts: 1
    Mogoamerica -
    I'm having the same problem with my '05 Trailblazer. Would you mind sharing the verdict on the programming question? Thanks!
  • I haven't bothered getting it fixed yet. Sorry. I know on the 07, the master power window switch by itself was about $297 last summer and that didn't include installation and programming it. They are easy enough to swap out, but two dealerships said they need to be programmed. This model goes for 06-09's so I'm not sure about the 05's... maybe they are different. Not like the old days where you could just pop one out and put in another and be all set. I was going to get one from a junk yard last summer, but then my brother pointed out that a lot of wrecks usually have windows open and jaws of life blah blah blah and they get rained on, and there is no warranty, so I may as well buy a new one. I'll get it fixed this summer. Got used to locking the door the old fashioned way and opening the door at the drive thru...:)
  • Yes I will post the verdict. GM is in the process of working the issue and will get back with me soon.

  • Have you received word yet from GM in regards to the issue with the Chevy Trailblazer power windows?
  • I have a 2005 Chevy Trailblazer and my right side passenger window will not go up all the way. I have had this issue in the past and had to replace the motor about 2 years ago. At that time the window was all the way down and wouldnt move. It cost approximately $300.00. At this time my window is half way up and wont move. Im getting a little upset because I dont really want to spend another $300.00 on a window that was just fixed. Please help.
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,251

    Did you have the previous repair performed at a GM Dealership? Can we follow up with that for you? Send an email with your contact information to the address in my profile, and we’ll go forward from there!

    GM Customer Service
  • i would also like to complain about my "new" used chevy. i just got it and things are really wrong with this truck. the drivers side door panel does not work half the time.. the other day i got stuck in my car. the door was locked, and i tried to unlock it manually and with the button, and nothing worked. what it there was an emergency? i had to unlock it from the outside, after getting out through the passenger seat. the window buttons make the windows go down, but not back up. i have to climb to each window and use those buttons, might as well have manual windows. i don't want the window motor burning up, that sounds dangerous. and i don't know if this is related, but when the truck is idling, about every 10-20 seconds the lights dim and the engines sounds like it falters, then it kicks right back up. hmmm. i just paid an arm and a leg for this used vehicle, it's no wonder the previous owners turned it in. there's not a chevy dealer in town, but i would love to give you all my vin info and whatnot to see what you can do to help us. i am not paying for repairs on a truck that is only 5 years old. this is obviously a manufacturer error. :confuse: :confuse:
  • I have a 2008 trailblazer with less than 23,000 original miles. My drivers side window gets stuck and will not go UP! The passenger side seems to have a similar problem, but it does go up, unlike the driver's side.

    With a vehicle that has this low mileage this type of thing should not be happening. Why wasn't there a recall about this, since so many people are having the same problems. We buy a vehicle and expect it to last!!

    So, what is the problem? Is it something I can fix myself? How can we figure out what exactly the problem is? Could it just need a new switch? :cry:
  • shoobyshooby Posts: 4
    I have a 2006 Trailblazer. Similar problem. One day all power to driver side door died! Remote unlocks all doors except for Drivers side. No buttons / switches on driver side door work. I can't control windows, locks or mirrors from driver side controls. All other windows work when you use their button on their door. I was told to replace the main Drivers side window control switch. ($250 on-line) Can anyone confirm this will resolve the issue? Don't want to throw $250 out the window. And does it really need to be programed as someone in this forum stated?? If so, that's completely ridiculous! In closing, this vehicle has been the BIGGEST P.O.S. I've ever owned! Only 50K miles and more problem than you could imagine! Sorry to say this will be my LAST GM vehicle I ever own!!!!
  • If the radio immediately shuts off when you turn the ignition off then it could be a fuse. I left the window open in the rain. I closed the window, but I fried the door control and blew a fuse. I took a flat screwdriver and carefully pried the door control out and it had a burn mark on it and stunk. All parts of that door were dead to the point when you opened it, the map light didn't even come on. Other doors all fine and locked with key fob.
    The door control for an 07 was $265 which sucked. My dealership charged for a half hour of work to program it. Call around because some will try to charge you an hour and all their prices vary. Check the fuse first though. My next vehicle will have an old fashioned crank... good luck.
  • nascar15nascar15 Posts: 1
    i have a 2007 trailblazer and i am having major problems with this vehicle. first the gas gauge went out and i am constantly running out of gas which is a danger to me and my small children. now the power window switch on the driver's side is not working. who can i complain to.
  • I got a letter from Chevy last summer. They know there are problems with the 07 TB gas guages. They offered to pay for HALF of the repairs. AS IF I am paying half! They need to pay for the whole damn thing! That's a $400 job. I set my trip odometer to zero when I fill up. I refill when I get to 300 miles. I can go up to 380... I tried that once and ran out of gas one summer... So I figure 350 in summer and 300 in winter since they put extra crap in our gas at that time of year and I'm using more 4x4...
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