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2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer repairs by problem area

Engine (37%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (10%)

Brakes and Traction Control (3%)

Suspension and Steering (24%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (24%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (0%)

Other (2%)

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2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (6%)

$500 - $999 (21%)

$100 - $499 (44%)

< $100 (29%)

Chart based on 52 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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2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

Engine not specified

Chevrolet TrailBlazer in North Carolina, United States
Dec 2012 - Jan 2013
Jan 2013

US $120
replaced thermostat 

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2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer 4dr SUV, ext.

300-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

Chevrolet TrailBlazer in Pennsylvania, United States
- Nov 2007
Jun 2005

9500 mi
Driver's side power window regulator replaced 
Nov 2007

60400 mi
I/P cluster replaced due to faulty speedometer 

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2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer 4dr SUV, ext.

275-horsepower 4.2L I6 4-speed automatic RWD

Chevrolet TrailBlazer in California, United States
Jul 2012 - Sep 2013
Sep 2013

189000 mi
Smog repairs were very expensive 

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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
Apr 2011 - May 2013
May 2011

52680 mi

C $750
Cracked manifold 
Apr 2012

62000 mi
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. 
Mar 2013

68820 mi

C $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
Nov 2011 - Mar 2016
Dec 2011

76000 mi

US $400
water pump replacement Transmission sensor went out. 2 other parts were changed at the same time b/c it was suggested. 
Aug 2012

81100 mi

US $190
fan clutch needed to be replaced 

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2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer 4dr SUV

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

Chevrolet TrailBlazer in Kentucky, United States
Nov 2014 - Jun 2017
Jun 2017

212000 mi

US $2100
Defective transmission. Got rid of it after repaired. 
Chevrolet TrailBlazer in Washington, United States
Dec 2014 - Sep 2017
Sep 2015

160000 mi
Remote Fob quit working. I went online and found that there are wires in the rear hatch that could be loose. Found the broken wires and replace them. Fob works and the rear wiper now works. 
Dec 2016

172000 mi
Leaking Transmission Pan, time for service. 
Apr 2017

176000 mi

US $350
The Heater Fan quit working. It was shorted in a wiring harness. Repaired and good now 
Jul 2017

182000 mi

US $500
Water pump was replaced Water pump was leaking. Pump was replaced. 
Chevrolet TrailBlazer in North Carolina, United States
Dec 2008 - Mar 2010
Jun 2008

35000 mi
Replace faulty rack and pinion steering assembly. 
Chevrolet TrailBlazer in Illinois, United States
Feb 2015 - Mar 2015
Feb 2015

109000 mi

US $491
battery, alternator 
Chevrolet TrailBlazer in Tennessee, United States
Apr 2015 - Apr 2015
Apr 2015

185000 mi

US $250
2 coils replaced along with plugs 
Chevrolet TrailBlazer in Indiana, United States
Aug 2015 - Jun 2016
Oct 2015

148500 mi

US $50
Power steering Line had pinhole. Shop cut and flared new piece of tubing to replace 
Chevrolet TrailBlazer in New Jersey, United States
Dec 2014 - Oct 2017
Jun 2015

107000 mi
Changed condenser and evaporator. Plus vacuumed out the lines and recharged 
Oct 2015

111200 mi

US $1700
Worn ball joints and end links Brake was malfunctioning. All parking brake parts replaced. 
Jan 2016

112200 mi

US $180
Replace alternator, idler pulley and belt tensioner 
Aug 2016

120000 mi

US $1195
Replace both end links Replaced front drive shaft u joints and seals Fan cluch replaced 
Oct 2017

128000 mi

US $400
Pads and rotors all the way around and new front calipers.. 
Chevrolet TrailBlazer in Colorado, United States
Sep 2012 - Oct 2012
Oct 2012

145000 mi

US $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. 
Chevrolet TrailBlazer in Illinois, United States
Jul 2010 - Sep 2011
Jun 2011

108000 mi

US $680
Replace Air Injection Check Valve and New Air Pump 
Chevrolet TrailBlazer in Oregon, United States
Jan 2010 - Feb 2014
Mar 2011

80500 mi

US $325
Broken wire at switch for front wipers...repaired Repair broken wire in ignition that control wipers 
Feb 2012

85000 mi

US $250
Needed new themostat and sensor because it was throwing code P0128 
Chevrolet TrailBlazer in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2011 - Oct 2011
Oct 2011

74000 mi
Radio Stopped Working 
Chevrolet TrailBlazer in Minnesota, United States
Oct 2011 - Apr 2017
Oct 2012

76000 mi

US $300
Sway bars replaced front and back. 
Oct 2013

83200 mi

US $675
Replaced shocks and struts 
Feb 2014

84000 mi

US $450
Sway bar links and bushings were worn. One side was under warranty, but the other was not. 
Aug 2014

89700 mi

US $350
Replacement of both tie rods also included an alignment Replaced left front half axle. 
Jan 2016

86000 mi

US $1200
Replaced water pump and completed 100,000 mile tuneup (radiator flush, transmission flush and gasket replacement, 4-wheel drive flush). 
Jun 2016

103000 mi
Replaced rear sway bar for second time. 
Aug 2016

104100 mi

US $550
Replaced front and back sway bars (one under warranty) and front bushing. 
Chevrolet TrailBlazer in Wisconsin, United States
Sep 2012 - Mar 2013
Dec 2012

77000 mi

US $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 Virginia, United States
Jun 2012 - Sep 2016
Oct 2012

75500 mi

US $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. 
Jan 2014

80200 mi

US $300
Replace Blower Motor Resistor. After market and factory part the same. Mechanic has to solder wires together, GM recommendation, cannot "plug in." 
Jul 2014

95200 mi
Fuel Sensor stopped working. Service Bulletin from GM was available. Took to nearby GM dealership and replaced fuel sensor inside tank for free. Had to remove tank, some connecting parts were corroded but dealer replaced these for free to 
Dec 2014

99000 mi

US $700
Both Wheel bearing assemblies replaced, has ABS sensor attached. Replace Secondary Air Injection Pump. Replacement was faulty, replaced-under warranty. The new pump caused engine light to come back on, mechanic cleaned and lubricated pump, seems to work fine now... 
Nov 2015

107000 mi

US $955
Power Steering both lines leaking. Replace pressure and return lines. And outlet hose. And BG flush kit. Parts-$595. Labor-$360. 
Chevrolet TrailBlazer in Iowa, United States
May 2013 - Aug 2015
Jun 2013

158000 mi

US $353
Radiator was leaking from the trans cooler. Decided to replace serpentine belt, water pump, tensioner and idler pulley while the radiator was out. With the milage showing figured the rest were not far behind 
Jan 2014

140800 mi

US $285
instrument cluster, speedometer, gas gauge, both have not worked for several months. Finally broke down and ordered a rebuilt unit with a lifetime guarantee. 
Sep 2014

148000 mi

US $345
Everyone I talked to replaced the entire front Hub. Got very lucky and found one of the fr ont hubs on inventory clearance for $75.00. ACdelco no less. Word to the wise. Do not by cheap hubs that are available. I did, replaced less than yea. 
Oct 2014

148200 mi

US $90
Tie-rod, normal wear item considering over 130,000 miles. 
Apr 2015

150500 mi

US $19
added 2 quarts. 1 quart was the Lucas brand, AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID CONDITIONER. Embarrassed about this, I have never let this happen before. Was wondering why on cold mornings I had to rev a bit to get it moving. power steering. Wandered when driven. could barley keep it in a straight line. I thought it was a suspension part going bad. Nope, low power steering fluid. Used the Lucas Oil, POWER STEERING FLUID W/conditioner. Drives like new. embarrassed. 
Aug 2015

153000 mi

US $350
The transmission fluid lines that circulate the fluid through the radiator transmission fluid cooler, both corroded. I had to replace the lines. 

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