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2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer Problems and Repair Histories

46 TrueDelta members own a 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer. 14 of these members (30.4%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 25 repairs to 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazers--an average of 0.5 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer repairs by problem area

60% of the 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer repairs were to the engine, 4% to the brakes, 12% to the suspension, and 24% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems.

Chart based on 25 repairs.

2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer repair cost distribution

Of the 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 71% cost between $100 and $499, and 29% between $500 and $999.

Chart based on 14 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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Repair costs are in local units.

2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

Engine not specified

Chevrolet TrailBlazer in North Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2012 124000    
124000 120 replaced thermostat 

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2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer 4dr SUV, ext.

275-horsepower 4.2L I6 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

Chevrolet TrailBlazer in Saskatchewan, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2011 52080    
52680 750 Cracked manifold 
62000 0 Thumping sound coming from left rear when front heat control on Defrost - back AC actuator in rear of vehicle. Update: later went away on its own. 
68820 150 Serpentine belt replaced - normal wear 
 

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2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer 4dr SUV

275-horsepower 4.2L I6 4-speed automatic RWD

Chevrolet TrailBlazer in Louisiana, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2011 75000    
76000 762 water pump replacement Transmission sensor went out. 2 other parts were changed at the same time b/c it was suggested. 
81300 190 fan clutch needed to be replaced 
93000  

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2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer 4dr SUV

275-horsepower 4.2L I6 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

Chevrolet TrailBlazer in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2010 98000    
108000 680 Replace Air Injection Check Valve and New Air Pump 
110000  
Chevrolet TrailBlazer in Wisconsin, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2012 75000    
77000 900 Idler pulley was loose, water pump was beginning to fail and leak. Both also added a high pitched whine proportional to RPM. P0128 - engine too cold. Issue was a stuck thermostat. Thermostat was replaced and engine temperature now approaches 210C as expected. 
 
Chevrolet TrailBlazer in Minnesota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2011 63000    
76000 300 Sway bars replaced front and back. 
83000 675 Replaced shocks and struts 
84000 450 Sway bar links and bushings were worn. One side was under warranty, but the other was not. 
87000  
Chevrolet TrailBlazer in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2012 75000    
76000 153 Coolant Temp Below Threshold. Repair poor connection at Engine Coolant Temp. Sensor. Note: bill is this much b/c I had other work done. Oil change with synthetic blend, tire rotation. 
86000 250 Replace rear pads 
89000 300 Replace Blower Motor Resistor. After market and factory part the same. Mechanic has to solder wires together, GM recommendation, cannot "plug in." 
91000  
Chevrolet TrailBlazer in Oregon, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2010 73000    
81000 325 Repair broken wire in ignition that control wipers 
85000 250 Needed new themostat and sensor because it was throwing code P0128 
 
Chevrolet TrailBlazer in North Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2011 73000    
74000 0 Radio Stopped Working 
Chevrolet TrailBlazer in Colorado, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2012 143000    
145000 400 A check engine light was diagnosed with low water temperature, the thermostat fixed the problem. Play in the water pump, (a bearing?) was causing a troubling sound, so it was replaced. 

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