Recalls


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - DELIVERY - HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
02V121000GENERAL MOTORS CORP.from 09/01/2001 to 02/28/2002V (Vehicle)13651109/20/2002ODIGENERAL MOTORS CORP.08/23/200208/29/2002
Defect SummaryOn certain sport utility vehicles, a fuel filter fitting can become disconnected. if this were to occur while attempting to start the engine, a no-start condition would result and fuel would be pumped out the fuel filter onto the ground.
Consequence SummaryIf the fitting becomes disconnected while the vehicle is in motion, the engine would stop due to inadequate fuel supply and cause a loss of power steering assist. if an ignition source were present, fuel leakage from a disconnected fuel filter fitting could result in a fire.
Corrective SummaryDealers will replace the fuel filter quick connect retainers. owner notification began september 20, 2002. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020. gmc at 1-800-462-8782, or oldsmobile at 1-800-442-6537.
NotesAlso contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).

Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
0176401/01/200410006261Vehicle difficult to fill with fuel/ filling station pump shuts off before tank full. also including 2003 buick rainier. *mr04/27/2004
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - DELIVERY - HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
0201605/08/2002636624Product safety recall 02016 regarding a condition where a fuel filter fitting may become disconnected. *tt11/10/2002
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - STORAGE - AUXILLARY TANK
136303/14/200510015049Fuel tank inlet check valve fracture. *eh05/17/2005
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - STORAGE - TANK ASSEMBLY
0707610/01/200807076A10026522Gm: special coverage adjustment - fuel tank modular reservoir assembly corrosion. csc letter was received. updated 11/6/08. *pe updated 5/5/09. csc letter was received. *pe11/04/2008
2005057704/14/200510014969Fuel tank inlet check valve fracture. *eh05/12/2005
04060400308/01/2004040604003A10011209Vehicle is difficult to fill with fuel or filling station pump shuts off before tank is full or fuel spits back/out when filling tank. *tt01/10/2005
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER - STORAGE - FUEL GAUGE SYSTEM
PIT-3046E08/01/200810026704Gmc: fuel gauge fluctuation in park or neutral, causing the low fuel light to illuminate. *pe12/04/2008
320810/13/20063208C100106074wd inoperative and or erratic fuel gauge and or diagnostic trouble code's. *eh12/02/2004
3046A3046B10009382Fuel gauge fluctuation in park or neutral. *tt09/27/2004
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER - STORAGE - TANK ASSEMBLY
0707610/01/200807076A10026522Gm: special coverage adjustment - fuel tank modular reservoir assembly corrosion. csc letter was received. updated 11/6/08. *pe updated 5/5/09. csc letter was received. *pe11/04/2008

Investigations


NHTSA IDManufacturerDate openDate closeSubjectRecall campaign
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - DELIVERY - FUEL PUMP
PE07013GENERAL MOTORS CORP.03/12/200707/10/2007FUEL PUMP MODULE LEAKS GASOLINE
 Odi has received reports that the fuel pump module leaks fuel and or vapor underneath the vehicle.gm states, the failure mechanism is corrosion of the fuel pump module flange which may lead to a fuel leak.corrosion of the fuel pump module flange is the result of the vehicle operating in a corrosive environment.odi has upgraded this pe to engineering analysis (ea07-009) to further assess this issue.
EA07009GENERAL MOTORS CORP.07/10/200708/28/2008FUEL PUMP MODULE LEAKS GASOLINE
 During the course of this ea investigation, odi observed that the majority of the complaints (88%) and warranty claims (94%) were reported for vehicles that are registered for use in the salt belt region of the us.this area includes 20 states in the northeast, mid atlantic and the midwest regions and the district of columbia.consumers in the salt belt region reported to odi that they could smell fuel vapors in their vehicles while driving.upon further examination of their vehicles, they discovered that fuel vapors were coming out of the top of the fuel tank. this condition is caused by corrosion of the return and sender lines of the fuel pump module.water and road salt collect on top of the fuel pump leading to small pinholes appearing on the fuel lines.fuel may leak and collect on top of the module and/or spill onto the ground.the data evaluated under this investigation reflect a relatively low frequency of occurrence that largely arises in salt belt states.gm has extended the warranty on the subject component to ten years or 120,000 miles.further use of agency resources does not appear to be warranted at this time; accordingly, this investigation is closed.the closing of this investigation does not constitute a finding by nhtsa that no safety-related defect exists.the agency reserves the right to take further action if warranted by the circumstances.for additional information select document search.
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - STORAGE
PE02093GENERAL MOTORS CORP.12/17/200204/09/20032002 TRAILBLAZER/ENVOY FUEL TANK LEAKS
 See attached report.
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - STORAGE - TANK ASSEMBLY
PE02093GENERAL MOTORS CORP.12/17/200204/09/20032002 TRAILBLAZER/ENVOY FUEL TANK LEAKS
 See attached report.

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
01/16/201286000
 Lately, and intermittently, when the gas tank is 1/2 full or less and a sharp turn is made, the gas gauge goes to e, the low gas light comes on and the car will not go more than 20 mph as if it is losing power. it's most scary when it occurs making a turn onto freeway entrance ramp and i am trying to get power to enter moving traffic. typically, i have to pull over, turn the car off and restart to get the car to run normal.
01/16/201286000
 Lately, and intermittently, when the gas tank is 1/2 full or less and a sharp turn is made, the gas gauge goes to e, the low gas light comes on and the car will not go more than 20 mph as if it is losing power. it's most scary when it occurs making a turn onto freeway entrance ramp and i am trying to get power to enter moving traffic. typically, i have to pull over, turn the car off and restart to get the car to run normal.
01/16/201286000
 Lately, and intermittently, when the gas tank is 1/2 full or less and a sharp turn is made, the gas gauge goes to e, the low gas light comes on and the car will not go more than 20 mph as if it is losing power. it's most scary when it occurs making a turn onto freeway entrance ramp and i am trying to get power to enter moving traffic. typically, i have to pull over, turn the car off and restart to get the car to run normal.
01/16/201286000
 Lately, and intermittently, when the gas tank is 1/2 full or less and a sharp turn is made, the gas gauge goes to e, the low gas light comes on and the car will not go more than 20 mph as if it is losing power. it's most scary when it occurs making a turn onto freeway entrance ramp and i am trying to get power to enter moving traffic. typically, i have to pull over, turn the car off and restart to get the car to run normal.
01/16/201286000
 Lately, and intermittently, when the gas tank is 1/2 full or less and a sharp turn is made, the gas gauge goes to e, the low gas light comes on and the car will not go more than 20 mph as if it is losing power. it's most scary when it occurs making a turn onto freeway entrance ramp and i am trying to get power to enter moving traffic. typically, i have to pull over, turn the car off and restart to get the car to run normal.
08/02/2010
 2002-2007 gmc envoy & chevy trail blazer all. i have seen many of these leaking fuel from the inlet where the filler neck attaches to the fuel tank and some were cracked. i have spoken to other shops that have seen the same. we have replaced 2 tanks for thisin about 4 months but seen signs of more. we are a small shop. please call me if needed for more curtis freeman 423-479-4242 8-5 mon / friday est.
08/02/2010
 2002-2007 gmc envoy & chevy trail blazer all. i have seen many of these leaking fuel from the inlet where the filler neck attaches to the fuel tank and some were cracked. i have spoken to other shops that have seen the same. we have replaced 2 tanks for thisin about 4 months but seen signs of more. we are a small shop. please call me if needed for more curtis freeman 423-479-4242 8-5 mon / friday est.
08/02/2010
 2002-2007 gmc envoy & chevy trail blazer all. i have seen many of these leaking fuel from the inlet where the filler neck attaches to the fuel tank and some were cracked. i have spoken to other shops that have seen the same. we have replaced 2 tanks for thisin about 4 months but seen signs of more. we are a small shop. please call me if needed for more curtis freeman 423-479-4242 8-5 mon / friday est.
08/02/2010
 2002-2007 gmc envoy & chevy trail blazer all. i have seen many of these leaking fuel from the inlet where the filler neck attaches to the fuel tank and some were cracked. i have spoken to other shops that have seen the same. we have replaced 2 tanks for thisin about 4 months but seen signs of more. we are a small shop. please call me if needed for more curtis freeman 423-479-4242 8-5 mon / friday est.
10/09/201140
 I was driving home from work and started hearing the trucks undercarriage start to rattle and grind on the bumps of the road. i had a sudden loss of power on engine and it wouldnt respond to my pressing on the gas. i believed that i had gas in the truck because the gauge read half full and apparently i was out of gas. so i proceeded to pull into a gas station and as soon as we filled up, the truck would not start! i saw that my check engine light was on and had to ask for a jumpstart to get it started again. at another time and date again the truck went dead, i asked for a jumpstart and the vehicle would not respond. i now had to buy a new battery because the car damaged the original battery and now with the new battery installed my car starts but will not stay on without me pressing on the gas while in park gear. i believe something may be defective with the electrical gauges, fuel delivery system, and suspension.
10/09/201140
 I was driving home from work and started hearing the trucks undercarriage start to rattle and grind on the bumps of the road. i had a sudden loss of power on engine and it wouldnt respond to my pressing on the gas. i believed that i had gas in the truck because the gauge read half full and apparently i was out of gas. so i proceeded to pull into a gas station and as soon as we filled up, the truck would not start! i saw that my check engine light was on and had to ask for a jumpstart to get it started again. at another time and date again the truck went dead, i asked for a jumpstart and the vehicle would not respond. i now had to buy a new battery because the car damaged the original battery and now with the new battery installed my car starts but will not stay on without me pressing on the gas while in park gear. i believe something may be defective with the electrical gauges, fuel delivery system, and suspension.
10/09/201140
 I was driving home from work and started hearing the trucks undercarriage start to rattle and grind on the bumps of the road. i had a sudden loss of power on engine and it wouldnt respond to my pressing on the gas. i believed that i had gas in the truck because the gauge read half full and apparently i was out of gas. so i proceeded to pull into a gas station and as soon as we filled up, the truck would not start! i saw that my check engine light was on and had to ask for a jumpstart to get it started again. at another time and date again the truck went dead, i asked for a jumpstart and the vehicle would not respond. i now had to buy a new battery because the car damaged the original battery and now with the new battery installed my car starts but will not stay on without me pressing on the gas while in park gear. i believe something may be defective with the electrical gauges, fuel delivery system, and suspension.
10/09/201140
 I was driving home from work and started hearing the trucks undercarriage start to rattle and grind on the bumps of the road. i had a sudden loss of power on engine and it wouldnt respond to my pressing on the gas. i believed that i had gas in the truck because the gauge read half full and apparently i was out of gas. so i proceeded to pull into a gas station and as soon as we filled up, the truck would not start! i saw that my check engine light was on and had to ask for a jumpstart to get it started again. at another time and date again the truck went dead, i asked for a jumpstart and the vehicle would not respond. i now had to buy a new battery because the car damaged the original battery and now with the new battery installed my car starts but will not stay on without me pressing on the gas while in park gear. i believe something may be defective with the electrical gauges, fuel delivery system, and suspension.
10/09/201140
 I was driving home from work and started hearing the trucks undercarriage start to rattle and grind on the bumps of the road. i had a sudden loss of power on engine and it wouldnt respond to my pressing on the gas. i believed that i had gas in the truck because the gauge read half full and apparently i was out of gas. so i proceeded to pull into a gas station and as soon as we filled up, the truck would not start! i saw that my check engine light was on and had to ask for a jumpstart to get it started again. at another time and date again the truck went dead, i asked for a jumpstart and the vehicle would not respond. i now had to buy a new battery because the car damaged the original battery and now with the new battery installed my car starts but will not stay on without me pressing on the gas while in park gear. i believe something may be defective with the electrical gauges, fuel delivery system, and suspension.
10/09/201140
 I was driving home from work and started hearing the trucks undercarriage start to rattle and grind on the bumps of the road. i had a sudden loss of power on engine and it wouldnt respond to my pressing on the gas. i believed that i had gas in the truck because the gauge read half full and apparently i was out of gas. so i proceeded to pull into a gas station and as soon as we filled up, the truck would not start! i saw that my check engine light was on and had to ask for a jumpstart to get it started again. at another time and date again the truck went dead, i asked for a jumpstart and the vehicle would not respond. i now had to buy a new battery because the car damaged the original battery and now with the new battery installed my car starts but will not stay on without me pressing on the gas while in park gear. i believe something may be defective with the electrical gauges, fuel delivery system, and suspension.
08/27/2011181000
 Slight gas leak developed shortly into a major total failure of the fuel system, lines and tank.
08/27/2011181000
 Slight gas leak developed shortly into a major total failure of the fuel system, lines and tank.
08/27/2011181000
 Slight gas leak developed shortly into a major total failure of the fuel system, lines and tank.
06/20/2011165000
 Fuel smell in cab of vehicle: started on 20 june 2011, vehicle has 165k miles. other problem includes parking lights needing replaced very frequently.
06/20/2011165000
 Fuel smell in cab of vehicle: started on 20 june 2011, vehicle has 165k miles. other problem includes parking lights needing replaced very frequently.
06/20/2011165000
 Fuel smell in cab of vehicle: started on 20 june 2011, vehicle has 165k miles. other problem includes parking lights needing replaced very frequently.
06/20/2011165000
 Fuel smell in cab of vehicle: started on 20 june 2011, vehicle has 165k miles. other problem includes parking lights needing replaced very frequently.
06/06/2011120000
 Pretty said to know that chevrolet makes all this makes all this money and wont reopen their recalls when they didn't replace parts on vehicles to begin with maybe next time should have went foreign instead of american for all these years
06/06/2011120000
 Pretty said to know that chevrolet makes all this makes all this money and wont reopen their recalls when they didn't replace parts on vehicles to begin with maybe next time should have went foreign instead of american for all these years
05/31/2011120000
 I feel that even if you have had a recall issue once and the situation continues to happen then it needs to be fixed until the problem is solved i have contact gm several time and nothing has been done to ratify my problem with the windsheild wipers and the 4 wheel drive and several other recall issues this is sad i say we need a class action law suit i am not one to to take legal action but for people that have this kind of money and to not fix their problem that they put out on the roads for us to drive safely is shameful
06/05/2011
 When i drive my chevrolet trailblazer, the gas gauge is all over. i can have a full tank one minute, and half a mile down the road have 3/4 of a tank. also it does the same thing when it has a quarter of a tank, it will say it has 1/4 of a tank, and a mile down the road it just drops and the low fuel light comes on. also i can park the vehicle with about 3/8 of a tank, and start it later, and it says empty, and the low fuel light is on. we also have a 2004 gmc envoy that does the same thing. this has been an issue for both vehicles the entire time we have owned them. both were bought in 2010. this occurs every tank of gas, and the actions are not always the exact same, so it is hard to tell if we actually need gas or not, sometimes they are actually almost out other times the have approximately 1/4 of a tank left. we have not done anything to correct the issue because we do not know what is causing it.
06/06/2011120000
 Pretty said to know that chevrolet makes all this makes all this money and wont reopen their recalls when they didn't replace parts on vehicles to begin with maybe next time should have went foreign instead of american for all these years
05/31/2011120000
 I feel that even if you have had a recall issue once and the situation continues to happen then it needs to be fixed until the problem is solved i have contact gm several time and nothing has been done to ratify my problem with the windsheild wipers and the 4 wheel drive and several other recall issues this is sad i say we need a class action law suit i am not one to to take legal action but for people that have this kind of money and to not fix their problem that they put out on the roads for us to drive safely is shameful
06/05/2011
 When i drive my chevrolet trailblazer, the gas gauge is all over. i can have a full tank one minute, and half a mile down the road have 3/4 of a tank. also it does the same thing when it has a quarter of a tank, it will say it has 1/4 of a tank, and a mile down the road it just drops and the low fuel light comes on. also i can park the vehicle with about 3/8 of a tank, and start it later, and it says empty, and the low fuel light is on. we also have a 2004 gmc envoy that does the same thing. this has been an issue for both vehicles the entire time we have owned them. both were bought in 2010. this occurs every tank of gas, and the actions are not always the exact same, so it is hard to tell if we actually need gas or not, sometimes they are actually almost out other times the have approximately 1/4 of a tank left. we have not done anything to correct the issue because we do not know what is causing it.
06/06/2011120000
 Pretty said to know that chevrolet makes all this makes all this money and wont reopen their recalls when they didn't replace parts on vehicles to begin with maybe next time should have went foreign instead of american for all these years
05/31/2011120000
 I feel that even if you have had a recall issue once and the situation continues to happen then it needs to be fixed until the problem is solved i have contact gm several time and nothing has been done to ratify my problem with the windsheild wipers and the 4 wheel drive and several other recall issues this is sad i say we need a class action law suit i am not one to to take legal action but for people that have this kind of money and to not fix their problem that they put out on the roads for us to drive safely is shameful
06/05/2011
 When i drive my chevrolet trailblazer, the gas gauge is all over. i can have a full tank one minute, and half a mile down the road have 3/4 of a tank. also it does the same thing when it has a quarter of a tank, it will say it has 1/4 of a tank, and a mile down the road it just drops and the low fuel light comes on. also i can park the vehicle with about 3/8 of a tank, and start it later, and it says empty, and the low fuel light is on. we also have a 2004 gmc envoy that does the same thing. this has been an issue for both vehicles the entire time we have owned them. both were bought in 2010. this occurs every tank of gas, and the actions are not always the exact same, so it is hard to tell if we actually need gas or not, sometimes they are actually almost out other times the have approximately 1/4 of a tank left. we have not done anything to correct the issue because we do not know what is causing it.
06/06/2011120000
 Pretty said to know that chevrolet makes all this makes all this money and wont reopen their recalls when they didn't replace parts on vehicles to begin with maybe next time should have went foreign instead of american for all these years
05/31/2011120000
 I feel that even if you have had a recall issue once and the situation continues to happen then it needs to be fixed until the problem is solved i have contact gm several time and nothing has been done to ratify my problem with the windsheild wipers and the 4 wheel drive and several other recall issues this is sad i say we need a class action law suit i am not one to to take legal action but for people that have this kind of money and to not fix their problem that they put out on the roads for us to drive safely is shameful
06/05/2011
 When i drive my chevrolet trailblazer, the gas gauge is all over. i can have a full tank one minute, and half a mile down the road have 3/4 of a tank. also it does the same thing when it has a quarter of a tank, it will say it has 1/4 of a tank, and a mile down the road it just drops and the low fuel light comes on. also i can park the vehicle with about 3/8 of a tank, and start it later, and it says empty, and the low fuel light is on. we also have a 2004 gmc envoy that does the same thing. this has been an issue for both vehicles the entire time we have owned them. both were bought in 2010. this occurs every tank of gas, and the actions are not always the exact same, so it is hard to tell if we actually need gas or not, sometimes they are actually almost out other times the have approximately 1/4 of a tank left. we have not done anything to correct the issue because we do not know what is causing it.
06/06/2011120000
 Pretty said to know that chevrolet makes all this makes all this money and wont reopen their recalls when they didn't replace parts on vehicles to begin with maybe next time should have went foreign instead of american for all these years
05/31/2011120000
 I feel that even if you have had a recall issue once and the situation continues to happen then it needs to be fixed until the problem is solved i have contact gm several time and nothing has been done to ratify my problem with the windsheild wipers and the 4 wheel drive and several other recall issues this is sad i say we need a class action law suit i am not one to to take legal action but for people that have this kind of money and to not fix their problem that they put out on the roads for us to drive safely is shameful
06/05/2011
 When i drive my chevrolet trailblazer, the gas gauge is all over. i can have a full tank one minute, and half a mile down the road have 3/4 of a tank. also it does the same thing when it has a quarter of a tank, it will say it has 1/4 of a tank, and a mile down the road it just drops and the low fuel light comes on. also i can park the vehicle with about 3/8 of a tank, and start it later, and it says empty, and the low fuel light is on. we also have a 2004 gmc envoy that does the same thing. this has been an issue for both vehicles the entire time we have owned them. both were bought in 2010. this occurs every tank of gas, and the actions are not always the exact same, so it is hard to tell if we actually need gas or not, sometimes they are actually almost out other times the have approximately 1/4 of a tank left. we have not done anything to correct the issue because we do not know what is causing it.
06/05/2011
 When i drive my chevrolet trailblazer, the gas gauge is all over. i can have a full tank one minute, and half a mile down the road have 3/4 of a tank. also it does the same thing when it has a quarter of a tank, it will say it has 1/4 of a tank, and a mile down the road it just drops and the low fuel light comes on. also i can park the vehicle with about 3/8 of a tank, and start it later, and it says empty, and the low fuel light is on. we also have a 2004 gmc envoy that does the same thing. this has been an issue for both vehicles the entire time we have owned them. both were bought in 2010. this occurs every tank of gas, and the actions are not always the exact same, so it is hard to tell if we actually need gas or not, sometimes they are actually almost out other times the have approximately 1/4 of a tank left. we have not done anything to correct the issue because we do not know what is causing it.
08/01/2010162121
 Tl* the contact owns a 2002 chevrolet trailblazer. while driving approximately 40 mph, there was an overpowering gasoline odor in the vehicle. she stated that the service engine warning light was illuminated on the dashboard and the failure persisted for several months before the vehicle was taken to the dealer. the dealer advised that the fuel tank was leaking where the filler neck met the tank body. she was advised that the fuel tank assembly would need replacing. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 162,121 and the current mileage was 162,563.
08/01/2010162121
 Tl* the contact owns a 2002 chevrolet trailblazer. while driving approximately 40 mph, there was an overpowering gasoline odor in the vehicle. she stated that the service engine warning light was illuminated on the dashboard and the failure persisted for several months before the vehicle was taken to the dealer. the dealer advised that the fuel tank was leaking where the filler neck met the tank body. she was advised that the fuel tank assembly would need replacing. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 162,121 and the current mileage was 162,563.
08/01/2010162121
 Tl* the contact owns a 2002 chevrolet trailblazer. while driving approximately 40 mph, there was an overpowering gasoline odor in the vehicle. she stated that the service engine warning light was illuminated on the dashboard and the failure persisted for several months before the vehicle was taken to the dealer. the dealer advised that the fuel tank was leaking where the filler neck met the tank body. she was advised that the fuel tank assembly would need replacing. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 162,121 and the current mileage was 162,563.
08/01/2010162121
 Tl-the contact owns a 2002 chevrolet trailblazer. while driving approximately 40 mph she smelt gas fumes coming from the gas tank, she stated the service engine light illuminated on the dashboard. the failure went on for several months before the vehicle was taken to the dealer. later the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for service and the dealer advised her of a fuel leak. the dealer advised her that the gas tank was leaking were the filler neck mets the tank body. she was advised that the fuel tank assembly needs replacing. the vehicle had not been repaired. the failure mileage was 162,121 and the current mileage was 162,563. vwb
02/09/201169503
 Parked trailblazer in garage last night and this morning smelled gas in garage. underneath the truck was a puddle of gasoline that had leaked out. it seams to be leaking from below the rear seat and middle of the vehicle. i am reading about many similar problems and concerns that other owners have about this potentially dangerous situation. i would like to know if there are recalls or other means of getting some help so i can repair the problem asap. hopefully not at my expense. thank you for the opportunity
02/09/201169503
 Parked trailblazer in garage last night and this morning smelled gas in garage. underneath the truck was a puddle of gasoline that had leaked out. it seams to be leaking from below the rear seat and middle of the vehicle. i am reading about many similar problems and concerns that other owners have about this potentially dangerous situation. i would like to know if there are recalls or other means of getting some help so i can repair the problem asap. hopefully not at my expense. thank you for the opportunity
02/09/201169503
 Parked trailblazer in garage last night and this morning smelled gas in garage. underneath the truck was a puddle of gasoline that had leaked out. it seams to be leaking from below the rear seat and middle of the vehicle. i am reading about many similar problems and concerns that other owners have about this potentially dangerous situation. i would like to know if there are recalls or other means of getting some help so i can repair the problem asap. hopefully not at my expense. thank you for the opportunity
02/09/201169503
 Parked trailblazer in garage last night and this morning smelled gas in garage. underneath the truck was a puddle of gasoline that had leaked out. it seams to be leaking from below the rear seat and middle of the vehicle. i am reading about many similar problems and concerns that other owners have about this potentially dangerous situation. i would like to know if there are recalls or other means of getting some help so i can repair the problem asap. hopefully not at my expense. thank you for the opportunity
12/10/2010
 Wife put fuel in the vehicle because it was down to a 1/4 tank and it is now the winter months, we dont like to be below half a tank. she drove it home and later that nite i got into the vehicle and noticed the gauge read empty and the light was on. i went to put fuel in it and at 5 dollars the tank for fuel. the gas gauge show empty upon even after filling the tank. the fuel level in the tank falls to a sufficient level to cause the gauge to display erratic and false readings. nothing has been done to correct the failure which continues to be a constant problem. fuel level now must be estimated through the use of the trip odometer the gauge reads full when you first start the vehicle and sometimes stays at full or reads empty with the light on. called local garage they said sounds like a bad fuel level sensor common problem with chevy trailblazers from 02-09
12/10/2010
 Wife put fuel in the vehicle because it was down to a 1/4 tank and it is now the winter months, we dont like to be below half a tank. she drove it home and later that nite i got into the vehicle and noticed the gauge read empty and the light was on. i went to put fuel in it and at 5 dollars the tank for fuel. the gas gauge show empty upon even after filling the tank. the fuel level in the tank falls to a sufficient level to cause the gauge to display erratic and false readings. nothing has been done to correct the failure which continues to be a constant problem. fuel level now must be estimated through the use of the trip odometer the gauge reads full when you first start the vehicle and sometimes stays at full or reads empty with the light on. called local garage they said sounds like a bad fuel level sensor common problem with chevy trailblazers from 02-09
12/10/2010
 Wife put fuel in the vehicle because it was down to a 1/4 tank and it is now the winter months, we dont like to be below half a tank. she drove it home and later that nite i got into the vehicle and noticed the gauge read empty and the light was on. i went to put fuel in it and at 5 dollars the tank for fuel. the gas gauge show empty upon even after filling the tank. the fuel level in the tank falls to a sufficient level to cause the gauge to display erratic and false readings. nothing has been done to correct the failure which continues to be a constant problem. fuel level now must be estimated through the use of the trip odometer the gauge reads full when you first start the vehicle and sometimes stays at full or reads empty with the light on. called local garage they said sounds like a bad fuel level sensor common problem with chevy trailblazers from 02-09
12/10/2010
 Wife put fuel in the vehicle because it was down to a 1/4 tank and it is now the winter months, we dont like to be below half a tank. she drove it home and later that nite i got into the vehicle and noticed the gauge read empty and the light was on. i went to put fuel in it and at 5 dollars the tank for fuel. the gas gauge show empty upon even after filling the tank. the fuel level in the tank falls to a sufficient level to cause the gauge to display erratic and false readings. nothing has been done to correct the failure which continues to be a constant problem. fuel level now must be estimated through the use of the trip odometer the gauge reads full when you first start the vehicle and sometimes stays at full or reads empty with the light on. called local garage they said sounds like a bad fuel level sensor common problem with chevy trailblazers from 02-09
12/10/2010
 Wife put fuel in the vehicle because it was down to a 1/4 tank and it is now the winter months, we dont like to be below half a tank. she drove it home and later that nite i got into the vehicle and noticed the gauge read empty and the light was on. i went to put fuel in it and at 5 dollars the tank for fuel. the gas gauge show empty upon even after filling the tank. the fuel level in the tank falls to a sufficient level to cause the gauge to display erratic and false readings. nothing has been done to correct the failure which continues to be a constant problem. fuel level now must be estimated through the use of the trip odometer the gauge reads full when you first start the vehicle and sometimes stays at full or reads empty with the light on. called local garage they said sounds like a bad fuel level sensor common problem with chevy trailblazers from 02-09
12/01/2010115017
 2002 chevy trailblazer gas tank leak. had it replaced because it was rusted. cost $867. should there be a recall on this?
12/01/2010115017
 2002 chevy trailblazer gas tank leak. had it replaced because it was rusted. cost $867. should there be a recall on this?
12/01/2010115017
 2002 chevy trailblazer gas tank leak. had it replaced because it was rusted. cost $867. should there be a recall on this?
12/01/2010115017
 2002 chevy trailblazer gas tank leak. had it replaced because it was rusted. cost $867. should there be a recall on this?
01/06/2008161912
 The engine light continues to come on after it has been turned off. the problem has been recurring over the last several years. more than four diagnostic test have been performed. vacuum problem. no resolutions. gas smell when car initially is started up.
09/01/2010144000
 I have been smelling a gasoline odor on the side of my suv where the fuel door/fuel tank is located. research on the internet yielded many trailblazer owners reporting fuel tank/sending unit/pump corrosion resulting in a fuel leak. a family member of mine just had this exact problem repaired on a 2003 chevrolet trailblazer. i believe this same issue is starting with my 2002 trailblazer. i replaced the gas cap to eliminate the possibility of the gas odor coming from the tank fill area, but the odor persisted. the odor resembles an actual gasoline spill and/or leak and not just gasoline vapor odor, ie: filling the tank. like i stated before, internet research yields many trailblazer owners reporting this issue and having to pay for costly repairs. any issue regarding the fuel system/gasoline, in my opinion, should be an immediate safety concern. i have not received any information from gm in regards to a recall bulletin. i am going to conduct more investigation, but in the meantime the smell of a gasoline leak is unmistakable. i hope this information is helpful and i hope that a recourse regarding this issue and its repairs can be formulated. in the meantime i feel that a major safety issue is present and needs fast and efficient attention. thank you.
01/06/2008161912
 The engine light continues to come on after it has been turned off. the problem has been recurring over the last several years. more than four diagnostic test have been performed. vacuum problem. no resolutions. gas smell when car initially is started up.
09/01/2010144000
 I have been smelling a gasoline odor on the side of my suv where the fuel door/fuel tank is located. research on the internet yielded many trailblazer owners reporting fuel tank/sending unit/pump corrosion resulting in a fuel leak. a family member of mine just had this exact problem repaired on a 2003 chevrolet trailblazer. i believe this same issue is starting with my 2002 trailblazer. i replaced the gas cap to eliminate the possibility of the gas odor coming from the tank fill area, but the odor persisted. the odor resembles an actual gasoline spill and/or leak and not just gasoline vapor odor, ie: filling the tank. like i stated before, internet research yields many trailblazer owners reporting this issue and having to pay for costly repairs. any issue regarding the fuel system/gasoline, in my opinion, should be an immediate safety concern. i have not received any information from gm in regards to a recall bulletin. i am going to conduct more investigation, but in the meantime the smell of a gasoline leak is unmistakable. i hope this information is helpful and i hope that a recourse regarding this issue and its repairs can be formulated. in the meantime i feel that a major safety issue is present and needs fast and efficient attention. thank you.
01/06/2008161912
 The engine light continues to come on after it has been turned off. the problem has been recurring over the last several years. more than four diagnostic test have been performed. vacuum problem. no resolutions. gas smell when car initially is started up.
09/01/2010144000
 I have been smelling a gasoline odor on the side of my suv where the fuel door/fuel tank is located. research on the internet yielded many trailblazer owners reporting fuel tank/sending unit/pump corrosion resulting in a fuel leak. a family member of mine just had this exact problem repaired on a 2003 chevrolet trailblazer. i believe this same issue is starting with my 2002 trailblazer. i replaced the gas cap to eliminate the possibility of the gas odor coming from the tank fill area, but the odor persisted. the odor resembles an actual gasoline spill and/or leak and not just gasoline vapor odor, ie: filling the tank. like i stated before, internet research yields many trailblazer owners reporting this issue and having to pay for costly repairs. any issue regarding the fuel system/gasoline, in my opinion, should be an immediate safety concern. i have not received any information from gm in regards to a recall bulletin. i am going to conduct more investigation, but in the meantime the smell of a gasoline leak is unmistakable. i hope this information is helpful and i hope that a recourse regarding this issue and its repairs can be formulated. in the meantime i feel that a major safety issue is present and needs fast and efficient attention. thank you.
01/06/2008161912
 The engine light continues to come on after it has been turned off. the problem has been recurring over the last several years. more than four diagnostic test have been performed. vacuum problem. no resolutions. gas smell when car initially is started up.
09/01/2010144000
 I have been smelling a gasoline odor on the side of my suv where the fuel door/fuel tank is located. research on the internet yielded many trailblazer owners reporting fuel tank/sending unit/pump corrosion resulting in a fuel leak. a family member of mine just had this exact problem repaired on a 2003 chevrolet trailblazer. i believe this same issue is starting with my 2002 trailblazer. i replaced the gas cap to eliminate the possibility of the gas odor coming from the tank fill area, but the odor persisted. the odor resembles an actual gasoline spill and/or leak and not just gasoline vapor odor, ie: filling the tank. like i stated before, internet research yields many trailblazer owners reporting this issue and having to pay for costly repairs. any issue regarding the fuel system/gasoline, in my opinion, should be an immediate safety concern. i have not received any information from gm in regards to a recall bulletin. i am going to conduct more investigation, but in the meantime the smell of a gasoline leak is unmistakable. i hope this information is helpful and i hope that a recourse regarding this issue and its repairs can be formulated. in the meantime i feel that a major safety issue is present and needs fast and efficient attention. thank you.
10/15/2010140000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2002 chevrolet trailblazer. the contact stated that he smelled a fuel odor. he inspected the vehicle and noticed that fuel was on the rear of the tank and fuel lines were rusted. the vehicle had not been repaired at the time of the complaint. the contact called the manufacturer who offered no assistance. the current mileage was approximately 141,000. the failure mileage was approximately 140,000-bk
10/15/2010140000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2002 chevrolet trailblazer. the contact stated that he smelled a fuel odor. he inspected the vehicle and noticed that fuel was on the rear of the tank and fuel lines were rusted. the vehicle had not been repaired at the time of the complaint. the contact called the manufacturer who offered no assistance. the current mileage was approximately 141,000. the failure mileage was approximately 140,000-bk
10/15/2010140000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2002 chevrolet trailblazer. the contact stated that he smelled a fuel odor. he inspected the vehicle and noticed that fuel was on the rear of the tank and fuel lines were rusted. the vehicle had not been repaired at the time of the complaint. the contact called the manufacturer who offered no assistance. the current mileage was approximately 141,000. the failure mileage was approximately 140,000-bk
10/15/2010140000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2002 chevrolet trailblazer. the contact stated that he smelled a fuel odor. he inspected the vehicle and noticed that fuel was on the rear of the tank and fuel lines were rusted. the vehicle had not been repaired at the time of the complaint. the contact called the manufacturer who offered no assistance. the current mileage was approximately 141,000. the failure mileage was approximately 140,000-bk
11/04/20091
 I have a 2002 trailblazer with a gas leak coming from the top of the tank and for 3 days now it has had a smell of gas. *tr
09/25/2009399931
 On 9/25/09, my 2002 chevrolet trailblazer stalled and lost power steering when i attempted to make a right turn. when i tried to restart the vehicle, gasoline was caused to spill on the roadway. the vehicle was towed to my local repair shop, and it was determined the fuel filter fitting failed. my vehicle had 39, 993 miles on it at that time. after my vehicle was repaired, further research revealed a recall had been issued under number 02v121000 for the same problem described above. i contacted gm/chevrolet, and was advised that recall did not pertain to my vin, nor were there any other recalls issued for my vehicle addressing similar failures. it is obvious that my vehicle should have also been included in the recall mentioned above. *tr
12/01/2007600001
 Smell of gas outside motor was determined that the car had defective fuel injectors that were leaking - parts were replaced. *tr
02/13/20091250001
 There was a smell of gas, so i took it in to the dealer after they said it should be covered. they found rotted fuel module and hoses, removed fuel tank found fuel sending unit rotted,lines and hoses..replaced sending unit lines and hoses. mdle kit 3.107 part# 19206122 ..pipe 3.163 part#15174333...pipe 3.163 part#15015511...sensor 3.107 part#16238399.. now tell me it would have been covered if i brought it in earlier, i only just got the notice to have it looked at , so how could i have brought it in earlier. *tr
12/11/20081
 I received a letter for my 2002 chevy trailblazer...on corrosion areas listed in ohio on the fuel tank modular reservoir assembly. it does state 10 years to 120,000 miles....i purchased this vehicle used at over 130,000 miles and they sent me this letter.....they will not help me fix it....is there anything that i can do? it does leak gas! *tr
11/10/2008929711
 I have had to already replace the coil pack in my 2002 chevy trailblazer ls a few months ago and not it seems that it or another on is gone bad again the truck is sputtering, lose of power, no speed. i love this vehicle and have already made on complaint about it i also know of several others that have this vehicle and have also reported problems with the same thing. chevy needs to recall these vehicles and attempt to find out what the problem is. *tr
12/04/20071189401
 I have a 2002 chevy ,trailblazer, the top of the fuel tank was leaking fuel,had to have it repaired .do to corrosion, i know there is a recall on this problem on the 02 trailblazer .... what can i do about this? *tr
09/26/2008499501
 Gas fumes followed by leaking gas fuel module. *tr
06/15/20081300001
 Fuel leaking from top of gas tank at the fuel pump. *tr
06/24/2008850001
 Service engine light goes on intermittently. strong gasoline odor from rear around gas tank. possible fuel leakage. *tr
11/10/2007700001
 I notice a strong gasoline smell at first, then a large amount of gas became evident at idle in the driveway. i took vehicle into the shop and was informed of the rotted out pump flange was leaking. i paid almost $700 to have it fixed and complained to the dealer. 12 months later the gm/delphi pump failed and i had to pay to have it replaced again! *tr
05/14/2008819761
 I own a 2002 chevrolet trailblazer lt. for the last two weeks there is a very strong odor of gasoline. apparently it is leaking from the top of the tank. i understand that gm is paying for repairs of this problem on 2002 trailblazer ext's under a special coverage warranty. if my vehicle has the same problem the ext, why isn't gm applying that coverage to the lt? *tr
04/18/200871675
 During routine driving i noticed a odor of gas from inside my vehicle. upon inspection i discovered gas leaking from above the gas tank and onto the ground. i brought my vehicle to the dealership and was informed that the fuel module had rotted and therefore was leaking gas onto the top of the gas tank. the gas would then collect on top of the gas tank and cause a strong odor of gas inside the vehicle. i had the fuel module replaced for a total cost of $810.52
01/28/200856680105/25/2002
 I started to smell gas fumes around the rear of my 2002 trailblazer. i looked under the vehicle and could see a small trail of gas on the fuel tank strap. i called gm they recommended i take the vehicle to a dealer to be looked at. i received a call today advising its the fuel tank sending unit/pump rusted and leak. and they want $894.11 dollars. i have owned vehicle new it just turned 57,000. the vehicle was garage kept for 2 of those years. *tr
06/01/2007755002007/19/2002
 Tl*the contact owns a 2002 chevrolet trailblazer. the contact detected gas fumes inside and outside the vehicle. the dealer stated that the fuel line and fuel pump were corroded. as of july 17, 2007, the vehicle has not been repaired. there was a defect investigation for the fuel pump (nhtsa action # pe07013). the vin was unknown. the current mileage is 76,000 and failure mileage was 75,500.
07/09/2007115700110/30/2001
 Tl*the contact owns a 2002 chevrolet trailblazer. the contact smelled gas fumes between the radiator and the fuel tank when he started the vehicle. after a few minutes of driving, he noticed fuel leaking from the top of the fuel tank to the bottom. the current and failure mileages were 115,700.
01/02/2007110/08/2003
 About 1 month ago we started smelling gas fumes and than we started to notice gas was leaking from our tank onto the ground. when we brought it into the mechanic they told us we had a leak in the fuel tank. our car is a 2002 trailblazer ltz and it just hit 52,000 miles. it has been garage kept the entire time. when we contact the dealer we bought it from they said it was no longer under warrenty and there was not tsb's out. after some research i found the tsb that was put out for this defect. i have not recevied a recall and am experiencing a difficult time getting this problem resloved. *nm
12/27/20061
 2002 trailblazer is leaking fuel and needs a new fuel modular and filter. this defect is a serious threat to people driving this type of vehicle. *jb
10/15/2006115000106/10/2003
 I also had a noise from underneath vehicle getting louder over 3-4 days then smell of gas began and got very strong after a couple days. when it smelled bad we took it to a shop and the fuel sending unit and filter needed replaced. there was a small hole which was caused by corrosion that the mechanic said he had never seen this before. he said if i hadn't brought it when i did that the vehicle could have caught on fire. *jb
11/16/200647369104/29/2003
 Dt*: the contact stated while driving various speeds, the odor of fuel was noticed in the cab of the vehicle. it was driven to an independent repair shop, who replaced the synchronize valve, fuel sending unit and fuel filter. the consumer was told the problem was with the sending unit. the consumer had the problem repaired, however it resurfaced again. updated 12/18/06. *jb
05/30/2006302/12/2003
 Transmission does not shift smoothly and the vehicles seems to skip when driving, had checked and was told the transmission needs servicing. also, several times the car has jumped from 2wd to 4wd on its own, while being driven. thankfully only when going approximately 10 - 15 mph. now the service 4wd light is on. fuel filter needs replacing. oxygen sensor needs replacing. this car is a 2002 with 71,000 miles. *nm
08/20/2004258481
 Re defective 2002 chevrolet trailblazer 4x4, problem with 4 wheel drive, a/c, batteries, taillights and electrical problems. *bf while driving 55 mph the vehicle's 4-wheel drive went into four wheel high or low intermittently. the vehicle's battery loses it's charge. the taillights went out and the blower in the air conditioner had to be replaced. fuel splashed out of the filler while the consumer was filling the tank. the vehicle stalled intermittently. *nm
05/21/20047000107/03/2002
 Vehicle loses power without warning and causes danger to occupants and oncoming traffic the vehicle is in manufacturer's warranty and has been in shop several times with no idea whats causing problem. *ak
05/15/20030
 In november of 2002, jn automotive has reversed the odometer on my vehicle and i believe they are in violation of the federal odometer law. i just want to find some resources that will help me resolve this situation.
02/18/200249282208/13/2001
 Problems with air bag dash light, fast engine idle, air conditioner, rear hatch inner strap broke, etc...*mr the airbag light was intermittent. the sir module was replaced, and there was poor terminal connection at the sir wiring harness, and was traced/repaired on the left side impact connector and the codes were cleared. the engine idled fast(especially at start up, and the fuel mileage was 13 mpg. the results of the evaluation and repairs were: passenger impact connector was loose(repositioned/connected), idle within specifics, the emblem had fallen off, the rear hatch inner strap had broken, the transmission seemed to take long to shift into gear(happened sometimes when cold), and the pcm needed to be reprogrammed(j6355 power train controller pcm). there was a thumping sound in the rear differential when shifted, the a/c would blow out cold air when the a/c indicator was off, hot air would come out of the defroster area on the dash when the indicator was set for heater on the floor, the engine made a tapping sound, the lift gate weather strip had come apart, and the battery kept losing charge(3 occurrences). *scc *jb
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - DELIVERY
11/14/2007106545111/26/2005
 2002 trailblazer ltz the current and failure kilometres are 106,545 km. the vehicle began to have a strong odor of gas inside and out. it seemed as if we were consuming gas at a very high rate. had the vehicle checked and it was not visible where the vehicle was dripping fuel. nothing was found. later took vehicle to the dealer and was found to have corroded fuel lines on the fuel module sending unit on the top of the fuel tank. at a repair cost of $850.00. we feel this is a safety issue as it could have caught on fire at any time. we understand there is an investigation report (nhtsa action#ea07-009) being done. this manufacturers defect is a serious threat to people driving this type of vehicle. parts such as these should last longer than 100,000 kilometers. we have retained old part from dealer. *tr
03/29/20061
 2002 trailblazer customer states that the fuel module is corroded and had to replaced customer wants to reimbursed**cc *jb
12/23/20021
 The vehicle began to have a strong odor of gas. it seemed that it was consuming gas at a very high rate. had the vehicle checked and it was not visible where the vehicle was leaking the fuel. knowing that the fuel system is a pressurized system it was felt we should be able to see the spray easily while on a lift and the vehicle running. nothing was found. vehicle taken to a service garage and the fuel tank was dropped. looking at the fuel sensor unit assembly it was noticed that it was corroded. when cleaning the top of the tank with air pressure the sender unit assembly had rusted to the point the air was blowing chunks of metal away. the mechanic advised that the sender unit is recessed into the tank which allows water and other contaminates to sit on top of the metal and deteriorate it. the vehicle has 56000 miles and is serviced regularly. it would seem it had failed prematurely or due to design flaw. *nm
04/02/20026000112/17/2001
 I was driving on the freeway and lost the ability to accelerate. i pulled my car over, and i was inside the car until a tow truck arrived. the tow truck driver informed me that gasoline was pouring out from the underside of the car. a clip failure that left my truck sitting in a gasoline pipe. gm fixed it, but gave it back to me with no gas in my car. i barely made it to the gas station. *la
05/31/2002104/01/2002
 Vehicle owner is kenneth starr of clover, sc(grandfather). fuel line became detached from engine while driving on thruway, large quantities of fuel sprayed on and around engine. vehicle is not in previous recall for this problem, would suggest this problem is wider than previously thought. in opinion of trooper and machanic, it was only the fact that he was going 60+ mph that kept the fuel from hitting the manifold and igniting, with the amount of fuel released, survival of vehicle occupants would have been a unlikely. manufacture date of this vehicle is listed as 01/02.*ak
02/15/2002112/01/2001
 Engine died while driving at 55 mph. pulled over to the side of the road and tried to start vehicle, but it would not turn over. when driver side door was opened, i noticed a large puddle that smelled like gasoline. looked under vehicle and saw that gas was still leaking out. vehicle was towed to nearest chevrolet dealership. dealer found fuel filter retaining clip had come loose. while at the dealership they also replaced 4wd switch. it had been switching to 4hi and 4lo while in a4wd. not even two days later, the car again died while driving along at 55 mph. engine would not turn over, so vehicle was towed to dealership it was bought from. when dealership service tried to start the car it cranked once then a sound like free spinning was apparent. when the spark plugs were removed broken pieces of piston and ring were found inside the engine and the spark plugs were smashed. engine was replaced.
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - DELIVERY - FUEL PUMP
02/25/2008106/01/2005
 Have a 2002 trailblazer that started to smell like fuel. took to dealer and they said gas tank was cracked where the fuel pump meets tank. whole vehicle smelled like fuel. chevy dealer charged me $1,200.00 for new tank, fuel module and ring. really dangerous with all the fumes and disappointed in chevy with no help!! *tr
01/29/200848000102/10/2002
 Gas fumes inside of vehicle , fumes and leaking gas outside of vehicle near gas tank. took to gm dealer to diagnose and they replaced rusted and leaking fuel pump module at my cost i did ask for and had returned the old part which was rusted . would this not be considered a safety hazard with leaking gas? it is a blessing that there was not a fire. *tr
12/27/200771585107/15/2004
 Tl*the contact owns a 2002 chevrolet trailblazer. the contact stated that he smelled a strong gas odor in his vehicle. the dealer stated that the fuel pump assembly rusted and should be replaced. the current mileage was 71,605 and failure mileage was 71,585. updated 01/29/08 *bf updated 01/29/08
12/07/2007860003008/15/2005
 Tl*the contact owns a 2002 chevrolet trailblazer. the contact smelled a strong gasoline odor in the passenger compartment. the vehicle would not start so she replaced the fuel filter. immediately after repairing the vehicle, she noticed the same failure. a local mechanic stated that the fuel pump module needed to be replaced. the contact has filed a formal complaint with the manufacturer. the current and failure mileages were 86,000.
09/01/200776000108/15/2007
 Gas vapors coming from under left rear of vehicle when i fill it full of fuel. i saw that this issue is under investigation. i have not yet repaired the vehicle as i am awaiting the outcome of a potential recall. i currently just don't fill it full of fuel. *tr
11/27/2007120000101/01/2004
 For several days, i smelled gasoline around my vehicle and had trouble starting the vehicle. once i got it to a garages, i was informed that the fuel pump assembly was completely rotten and needed to be replaced. the mechanic informed me that he has never seen this before on a modern vehicle. the fuel pump was working, but the components into the pump were rotten and leaking, thus requiring the replacement of the entire fuel pump. *tr
08/15/20071
 2002 chevrolet trailblazer has developed fuel leak from fuel sending unit module. must have approximately $550.00 repair done for simple safeties sake. can't drive around leaking fuel. unusual for a 5 year old car to develop gas leaks due to manufacturer defect. would like recall and reimbursement for needed repairs. thank you. *tr
07/21/200785000106/25/2002
 Refer to nhtsa action number: pe07013 and ea07009 . . . . odi has received reports that the fuel pump module leaks fuel and or vapor underneath the vehicle. gm states, the failure mechanism is corrosion of the fuel pump module flange which may lead to a fuel leak. corrosion of the fuel pump module flange is the result of the vehicle operating in a corrosive environment. odi has opened this engineering analysis to further assess this issue. *jb
05/28/20071
 Strong smell of gasoline when starting the truck coming from under where back tire well is. *tr
04/29/20071
 2002 chevy trailblazer fuel pump module corroded and was leaking fuel. *tr
04/28/2007107758102/02/2002
 Tl* the contact owns a 2002 chevrolet trailblazer ls. the contact smelled gasoline fumes from the rear of the vehicle. a pool of gasoline was discovered underneath the vehicle. on march 12, 2007 the contact located an open investigation on the nhtsa website action # pe07013 regarding fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump. the dealer stated that the fuel pump module needed to be replaced, and will take three to four hours to pull the gas tank, and $700.00 for the repair. the contact stated that this was a safety problem because the vehicle could catch on fire. the current and failure mileages were 107,758.*ak
03/08/200750857106/03/2005
 Tl* the contact owns a 2002 chevrolet trailblazer. while parked the vehicle was dripping gas. the contact took the vehicle to a local shop and several gas leaks were discovered. the dealer was called to check for any recalls on the vehicle, but there were none. the mechanic disassembled the gas tank, and found that the electric fuel pump module was completely corroded. the current and failure mileage were 50857.*ak
03/19/20071
 2002 chevrolet trailblazer lt fuel leak in sending unit. corrosion causes hole in sending unit ,therefore fuel leaks from tank. estimated repairs from chevrolet dealership $700. i was informed this is extremely common with this vehicle ,and was told to refer it to this website.*ak
08/29/2006115300106/10/2003
 Became difficult to start engine over 3 days. then could smell gas. fuel sending unit had 2 tiny holes. could have caught on fire. 8jb
06/01/200219000702/01/2002
 Purchased feb 1, 2002. since then have had nothing but problems. had into 4 different dearlerships fixing many problems but after each visit another problem occurs. from tail lights burning out, windhshield wiper motor failures, instrument cluster replaced, heater control panel replaced once, memory mirror modules replaced 2 times, heated seat switches replaced 2 times, rear window defogger/replaced entire rear window 1 time, battery replaced 1 time ( said battery was at fault for current problems) battery was fine and charged me $ 150 for new battery that was not the correct battery replacement, exhaust gasket became loose/loud and had to be replaced, the fuel pump replaced because it just cut off as i was on the expressway going approx 65 miles an hour, i had to get to the side of the road quickly- had to be towed to dealership. problem fixed, however after i picked it up then the current problem began. i could go on and on with the problems that i have had. present problem is that whenever i turn on the heat it dies out with no warning---just stops and stalls. dealership says they fixd it but upon pick up the problem still exists. gone to pick it up 2 times, but when i start it and put on heat, it dies all over again even after dealership claims they fixed it. i live in chicago and it has been a cold winter. almost caused a crash on another expressway on way home from having the airbag sensor and a complete brake job done and all fluids changed. this vehicle is not worth $ 37,000 and i feel it is time that gm accept some responsibility for this lemon of a vehicle. it is my only vehicle and i am still paying dearly for it but lately cannot even use it as it remains in one dealership after another at my expense. i will not purchase another vehicle from gm. i need help and answers as i am not getting anywhere even with this vehicle still under warranty.*ak
02/13/2002111/01/2001
 Engine stalled while in heavy rush hour traffic at 55 mph. pulled to shoulder, attempted to restart engine. every time we tried to start car, fuel pump engaged and gas sprayed under vehicle...creating a large puddle of fuel.*ak
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - DELIVERY - HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
09/25/2009399931
 On 9/25/09, my 2002 chevrolet trailblazer stalled and lost power steering when i attempted to make a right turn. when i tried to restart the vehicle, gasoline was caused to spill on the roadway. the vehicle was towed to my local repair shop, and it was determined the fuel filter fitting failed. my vehicle had 39, 993 miles on it at that time. after my vehicle was repaired, further research revealed a recall had been issued under number 02v121000 for the same problem described above. i contacted gm/chevrolet, and was advised that recall did not pertain to my vin, nor were there any other recalls issued for my vehicle addressing similar failures. it is obvious that my vehicle should have also been included in the recall mentioned above. *tr
03/15/200874238102/03/2008
 Fuel lines from fuel pump rusted, causes gasoline leakage. *tr
01/18/2008150000301/18/2008
 Tl*the contact owns a 2002 chevrolet trailblazer. if the contact does not unhook the battery post each night, the vehicle will not start in the mornings. she purchased a new battery, but the failure persists. the front passenger side of the vehicle near the tire makes a roaring sound intermittently. neither weather nor speed were factors. the contact believes that the gas tank is leaking fuel because it is burning more fuel. the vehicle was not taken to a chevrolet dealer, but was taken to the dealer from where the vehicle was purchased. the mechanic stated that the vehicle was experiencing electrical failure and should be taken to the dealer. the contact was informed that the following nhtsa campaign id numbers did not apply to her vin: 01v126000 (suspension:front:control arm:lower arm), 03v096000 (electrical system:wiring:interior/under dash), and 02v121000 (fuel system, gasoline:delivery:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings). the current mileage was 165,000 and failure mileage was 150,000.
09/21/200621500102/01/2002
 Dt*: the contact stated while driving various speeds on various road conditions, the odor of gasoline was present in the cab. the vehicle was inspected by a dealer who determined the fuel fittings needed to be replaced. afterwards, the problem persisted. the vehicle was inspected by a dealer who determined the gasoline storage tank assembly needed to be replaced, but the problem persisted. the manufacturer was notified.
06/01/2006200001
 Dt*: the contact stated a fuel odor came from the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to the dealership which was unable to identify the reason for the odor. afterwards, a nhtsa recall number 02v121000 was issued for the fuel filter. the fuel filter was replaced by the dealership under the recall. the fuel odor persisted after the recall was performed in october of 2002. while pulling out of the driveway, the contact noticed a puddle of fuel where the vehicle had been parked since the previous day. after inspecting the vehicle a different dealership replaced the fuel tank in april of 2005. the fuel odor continued to come from the vehicle.
05/26/2006206/15/2001
 Fuel line disconnects at the fuel filter while driving. this has happened twice in the past nine months. strong fuel odor in the cabin. both times, other motorists brought the fuel leak to my attention. *jb
03/16/200638900112/17/2001
 Dt*: the contact stated while driving gasoline fumes were detected. the vehicle was taken to dealer for inspection where they determined the steel fuel lines had rusted through due to salt corrosions. the fuel module kit which includes lines, pipes and fittings were replaced.
11/23/200587500108/08/2002
 Gasoline leak in 2002 chev. trailblazer 87500 miles. leak arose from rusted steel tubing at top of tank from the sending unit. it seems this is a design or manufactoring fault considering car is only three years old. *nm
08/25/200565000109/04/2001
 Dt: the contact smelled gas and it got really strong on 8-11-05. he took the car to dealer to have it checked on 8-25-05. he was treated very badly by dealership. the dealership removed the gas tank and noticed that the two lines on top of the tank were leaking. they told the consumer that he should wash the road salt off of the tank. they stated that was the reason for the leaking. the consumer felt this problem was similar to recall 02v121000. the dealership wanted him to sign a statement, saying the rust and corrosion was his fault, however he refused to do so. then they said they would not get the part until late friday, he felt like the dealership was punishing him because he refused to sign their papers. they would not offer him a rental car. he called gm and they advised him to file a complaint with them against the dealership after he got car back. the dealership has had the car one week now and the repairs have not been completed . *ak
04/20/200515890202/02/2002
 The vehicle was leaking gas two months ago, resulting in the replacement of the fuel tank the first time, in last two months, the fuel tank was replaced by the dealer. the vehicle did have a recall dealing with the fuel lines. the fuel line repair was done twice as well. there is still a smell of gas in the vehicle at this time. the dealer states that currently there is no problem with gas tank. the dealer did state previously that there was no problem with the gas tank. and then replaced it. consumer had to wait for the dealer to get parts to make the repair. the vehicle has been into the dealership at least three times for the same problem. consumer feels this problem is a result of the recall repair work. the problem first occurred after recall of fuel line was first done. recall id number 2016.*ak
04/04/200562109306/02/2002
 02 v 121 000/fuel filter fitting: while driving 70 mph the engine stopped without warning. the consumer inspected the vehicle and noticed that the fuel line retainer clip was missing. the consumer replaced the line retainer. the dealer was not notified at this time. *jb updated 12/27/2005 - *nm
02/04/20041
 My 2002 trailblazer began leaking gas around the fuel filter connection. my guess is a rate of around 5 gallons in 20 minutes. vehicle kept running. vehicle has a recall on this with nhtsa campaign number 02v121000. i belieive i had this recall 02016 - fuel filter connect performed by hendrick pontiac buick on 6/4/02 . the recall has the following decription on the nhtsa database: on certain sport utility vehicles, a fuel filter fitting can become disconnected. if this were to occur while attempting to start the engine, a no-start condition would result and fuel would be pumped out the fuel filter onto the ground. if the fitting becomes disconnected while the vehicle is in motion, the engine would stop due to inadequate fuel supply and cause a loss of power steering assist. if an ignition source were present, fuel leakage from a disconnected fuel filter fitting could result in a fire.dealers will replace the fuel filter quick connect retainers. i examined the filter connect and found the snap-on part of the filter was not snapped into the holes in the hose connection. the snap was actually rotated about 90 degrees. this was not holding the hose in all the way but just enough to cause a major gas leak and to send gas to the engine. i believe the fuel filter connects are a bad design. 1 of 3 things went wrong. 1) the recall was never performed even though the service paperwork said it was. gm needs to replace the connectors because they are poorly designed and can cause a fire/explosion. 2) a certified gm technician installed the connection to the filter improperly. the connection should be designed so that it automatically aligns itself to the snap or does not slide on. this is not a technician problem, it is a problem with the design of the snap connections. 3) the connection worked itself worked loose over time with the regular bumps of everyday driving. in this case, it is also a problem with the design of the snap connection.
06/18/2002103/28/2002
 Fuel line disconnected while driving at highway speed of 50 mph, took vehicle to dealer for repairs. *ak dealer found vehicle had severe gas leak due to retainer failure. fuel line filter retainers had to be replaced. *tt
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - STORAGE
08/28/200311/29/2001
 Since purchasing the vehicle, i have experienced problems putting gas in the vehicle. the gas pump keeps stopping - as if the car is full. this happens frequently, but not always. it doesn't matter which station i go to. the dealer replaced some filler hoses or something after i had taken it in a few times, but they were not able to correct the problem. it is very annoying and sometimes i only fill the car up 1/2 - 3/4 full because i can't tell if it is full or not. i squeeze the handle and it immediately kicks off. this also happens when others are fueling the vehicle. it doesn't matter if i turn the nozzle different directions or pull it part of the way out of the vehicle. i also frequently overfill the vehicle because i don't know that it is full. i noticed someone else reported this as a consumer complaint - so it's not just my trailblazer with the problem! it takes a long time to fill the tank when you can only put 1 second worth of gas in at a time! now my warranty is out, so i am probably stuck with this problem as long as i have the vehicle.
09/21/20026000005/30/2002
 After noticing a strong smell of gasoline and discovering a puddle of gasoline under the fuel tank, it was discovered the fuel tank had a split in the tank where the filler neck joins the tank. ts
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - STORAGE - AUXILLARY TANK
03/15/200418000
 The consumer has had the gas tank replaced twice. both times the tank cracked. first crack occurred at a seam, and the second crack occurred at the filler neck. he smelled gas inside his garage and saw gasoline dripping onto the floor. the service soon light comes on. the service soon light is on again, and the tank is being replaced. there was no repair on the fuel tank or removal of the fuel tank prior to these incidents.
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - STORAGE - TANK ASSEMBLY
07/20/200742334209/15/2003
 In 2005 my 2002 trailblazer - had smelling fumes, ses light, and a bad diagnosis from the dealer. partly due to the codes coming up for the evap system and related purge. after several resets of the ses light, one tech found gas dripping from under the the tank. the tank was replaced at no charge. in 2007 the same problems again - had smelling fumes, ses light, when dealer was contacted they said that the warranty had expire. we showed them a letter that staid that this was an actual problem and that chevrolet will replace the fuel at the end they repaced the fuel tank at no charge. *tr
02/27/2007201/07/2007
 I have had two 2002 trailblazers both developed gas leaks from the gas tank . gm did not agree to repair either one. *ak
10/06/200649800110/30/2001
 I kept smelling the strong odor of gasoline in the garage or even in the parking lot for about a day after i filled my fuel tank on my 2002 chevrolet trailblazer. there sometimes was a wet spot on the garage floor near the filler cap that appeared to be gasoline. the check engine soon light eventually came on. the dealer could find nothing wrong when they pressure-tested the fuel system but the computer fault code indicated an evaporative emissions failure. they re-set the light, but the problem persisted and the light soon came back on the next time i re-fueled. i read somewhere on the nets website about other trailblazer owners who had a broken check ball in their filler necks. i suggested this to the dealer who confirmed that this was my problem too. they charged me nearly $300 to repair the tank neck. i feel that this is the result of defective emissions control device and therefore should be covered under warranty. (i have only 50 k miles on the vehicle). at what point does something like this become a recall since this seems to be happening to others as well? *nm
09/21/200621500102/01/2002
 Dt*: the contact stated while driving various speeds on various road conditions, the odor of gasoline was present in the cab. the vehicle was inspected by a dealer who determined the fuel fittings needed to be replaced. afterwards, the problem persisted. the vehicle was inspected by a dealer who determined the gasoline storage tank assembly needed to be replaced, but the problem persisted. the manufacturer was notified.
11/11/2005101/22/2002
 Tie rods, multiple transmission module problems, airbag, taillights, stop, turn signal rear problem, electrical/ wiring,radio, hvac, pressure control,2 batteries, 2 fan clutches, among other problems. *jb
04/20/200515890202/02/2002
 The vehicle was leaking gas two months ago, resulting in the replacement of the fuel tank the first time, in last two months, the fuel tank was replaced by the dealer. the vehicle did have a recall dealing with the fuel lines. the fuel line repair was done twice as well. there is still a smell of gas in the vehicle at this time. the dealer states that currently there is no problem with gas tank. the dealer did state previously that there was no problem with the gas tank. and then replaced it. consumer had to wait for the dealer to get parts to make the repair. the vehicle has been into the dealership at least three times for the same problem. consumer feels this problem is a result of the recall repair work. the problem first occurred after recall of fuel line was first done. recall id number 2016.*ak
03/21/20035643407/15/2002
 4 wheel drive failure light on dash board and 4 wheel drive full and 4 wheel drive low light keep flashing and when i placed truck in park and shut off truck, it lunged backward. gas tank wouldn't take gas and the last time it spit gas out and out onto pavement. brakes don't seem to stop very well and i now have a pulsating feeling under my foot when i brake. *jb
09/02/2002
 Consumer states that there is a crack in the fueltank which is allowing the fuel to leak. contacted dealer mr
08/30/2002
 Consumer states that while driving the check engine came on. had vehicle serviced and was informed that the gas cap was loose. they tightened and the it light came on again. took vehicle back and found out that there was a hole in the filler pipe that was leaking fuel fumes. mr
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - STORAGE - TANK ASSEMBLY - FILLER PIPE AND CAP
09/26/2006106000107/01/2001
 Dt*: the contact stated the service engine light illuminated. the vehicle was taken to the dealership, who determined the fuel pipe that entered the tank was leaking. the tank needed to be replaced.
10/29/2002110/20/2001
 The accident happened 10/29/2004 around 7:00 pm. my husband, robert e. alford was traveling on highway 27 north coming home from vicksburg, ms. the accident report claimed he lost control of the 2002 chevrolet trail blazer he was driving and crossed into the other lane. he was hit on the passenger side of the vehicle by the vehicle in the south bound lane. the accident report used the phrase t boned in describing the impact of the vehicles. my husband's vehicle caught fire almost immediately on impact and he couldn't be saved according to the witnesses. *jb
09/01/2005420001
 Metal plate with all of the connections to the plastic gas tank rotted away, causing fuel vapors to enter the vehicle. we only have 38,000 miles on the truck. tank design will hold mud and water in a depression on the top of the fuel tank, promoting rust holes, that not only allowed vapors to escape also leaked gas when the tank was filled. *nm
02/01/2005600003
 The fuel tank filler neck detached from the tank. as a result, when filling the vehicle with fuel it poured out onto the ground. *ak
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - STORAGE - TANK ASSEMBLY - MOUNTING
06/06/2007726002
 Tl*the contact owns a 2002 chevrolet trailblazer. the contact stated that over a year ago, she paid to have a new fuel tank installed in her vehicle. two weeks ago, she began smelling gasoline again and took her vehicle to the dealer. the dealer stated that she needs another fuel tank. on june 18, 2007, the contact received a letter from the manufacturer stating that the fuel tanks are faulty on her make and model of vehicle. she called to schedule an appointment for repair and was told that she would have to pay for the repair first and get reimbursed afterwards. the purchase date and powertrain were unknown. the current mileage is 73,000 and failure mileage was 72,600.
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER
02/10/2011105000
 I saw an article in which you were testing trailblazers for faulty fuel gauges and it looked like it only spanned for 2005-2007, i have a 2002 trailblazers and have run out of gas now twice when it says i still have gas left, my light hadn't even turned on yet.
02/10/2011105000
 I saw an article in which you were testing trailblazers for faulty fuel gauges and it looked like it only spanned for 2005-2007, i have a 2002 trailblazers and have run out of gas now twice when it says i still have gas left, my light hadn't even turned on yet.
02/10/2011105000
 I saw an article in which you were testing trailblazers for faulty fuel gauges and it looked like it only spanned for 2005-2007, i have a 2002 trailblazers and have run out of gas now twice when it says i still have gas left, my light hadn't even turned on yet.
02/10/2011105000
 I saw an article in which you were testing trailblazers for faulty fuel gauges and it looked like it only spanned for 2005-2007, i have a 2002 trailblazers and have run out of gas now twice when it says i still have gas left, my light hadn't even turned on yet.
02/10/2011105000
 I saw an article in which you were testing trailblazers for faulty fuel gauges and it looked like it only spanned for 2005-2007, i have a 2002 trailblazers and have run out of gas now twice when it says i still have gas left, my light hadn't even turned on yet.
01/06/2008161912
 The engine light continues to come on after it has been turned off. the problem has been recurring over the last several years. more than four diagnostic test have been performed. vacuum problem. no resolutions. gas smell when car initially is started up.
01/06/2008161912
 The engine light continues to come on after it has been turned off. the problem has been recurring over the last several years. more than four diagnostic test have been performed. vacuum problem. no resolutions. gas smell when car initially is started up.
01/06/2008161912
 The engine light continues to come on after it has been turned off. the problem has been recurring over the last several years. more than four diagnostic test have been performed. vacuum problem. no resolutions. gas smell when car initially is started up.
01/06/2008161912
 The engine light continues to come on after it has been turned off. the problem has been recurring over the last several years. more than four diagnostic test have been performed. vacuum problem. no resolutions. gas smell when car initially is started up.
01/10/2007750001
 Service engine light continues to come on. has to be turned off my dealership. test run codes continue to show gas cap problem even after it has been replaced. *tr
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER - DELIVERY - FUEL PUMP
02/01/20081
 Fuel pump corrosion...delivery system corrosion...700 dollars later new fuel pump. *tr
06/23/2007102000111/24/2001
 2002 chevrolet trailblazer; vehicle was idling when i noticed a stream of fluid coming from underneath, near the middle. found it to be gasoline coming from the front end area of the gasoline tank. rate of leakage was about 1/4 gallon per minute. leakage stopped when vehicle was turned off. took to dealer - replaced leaking fuel sending unit.*ak
12/26/2005625091
 I own a 2002 chevrolet trailblazer. when my vehicle had 62,509 mileage i parked the vehicle at a friend's house. the vehicle leaked a large puddle of fuel on his newly sealed driveway. when i took it in to service the fuel level sender was replaced because the inlet and/or outlet tubes on top of the fuel sender were corroded and leaking fuel. this was a premature failure since the design should have been validated to 100,000 miles +.*ak
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER - DELIVERY - HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
12/31/200771598107/14/2004
 Strong gas smell, within a few days could smell on the outside of the vehicle. there was no gas visable at any time.found out the fuel pump assembly had rusted out. this vehicle is only five years old, well taken care of.*cn
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER - STORAGE - FUEL GAUGE SYSTEM
03/11/200543700101/22/2002
 2002 chevrolettrailblazer - automobile ran out of gas while fuel gauge still read 1/4 tank, no low fuel warnings came on. car shut down in the middle of traffic, automatic steering controll disabled and atomatic brakes disabled. near accident situation, coasted automobile off to side of road. no injuries.*ak
04/06/2004195328
 While driving 40 mph, the engine light illuminated, then the vehicle stalled. this caused the consumer to lose control of the vehicle, hitting a wall. the consumer had the vehicle towed. the dealership tried to repair the vehicle 7 times, but did not resolve the problem. the air bag also failed to deploy during the accident. *ak the pcm failed due to a circuit inside, fluid leaked from the power steering hose, the engine revved high and was loud when the vehicle was started, the consumer saw sparks under the hood fuse block at the same time the gauges fluctuated and shorted, the right rear tail lights were inoperative, and the fuel gauge made a whirring sound when the vehicle was started. *sc *jb *cb