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 - 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
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, GASOLINE - STORAGE - TANK ASSEMBLY - FILLER PIPE AND CAP
304301/01/200410009390Fuel splash from filler neck after filling tank after 04-06-04-003. *tt09/27/2004
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
PE04001GENERAL MOTORS CORP.01/05/200405/07/2004FUEL SPILLAGE DURING REFUELING
 This investigation was opened on the model year (my) 2003 chevrolet trailblazer.based on gm's information request (ir) response, odi added to its analysis the my 2003 gmc envoy and oldsmobile bravada vehicles.these vehicles share the same vehicle platform (gm 360/370) and fuel fill components.incident summary numbers reported above include these vehicles.epa regulates the fuel dispensing rates at filling stations and gm states that the reports of spitback for the subject vehicles are principally caused by fuel dispensing pumps exceeding the rate specified by epa.odi finds that the rate of complaints, field reports and warranty is low compared to other vehicles that have been recalled for a spitback issue.a safety-related defect trend has not been identified at this time and further use of the agency resources does not appear to be warranted.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.see attached report for additional information.
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - STORAGE - TANK ASSEMBLY - FILLER PIPE AND CAP
PE04001GENERAL MOTORS CORP.01/05/200405/07/2004FUEL SPILLAGE DURING REFUELING
 This investigation was opened on the model year (my) 2003 chevrolet trailblazer.based on gm's information request (ir) response, odi added to its analysis the my 2003 gmc envoy and oldsmobile bravada vehicles.these vehicles share the same vehicle platform (gm 360/370) and fuel fill components.incident summary numbers reported above include these vehicles.epa regulates the fuel dispensing rates at filling stations and gm states that the reports of spitback for the subject vehicles are principally caused by fuel dispensing pumps exceeding the rate specified by epa.odi finds that the rate of complaints, field reports and warranty is low compared to other vehicles that have been recalled for a spitback issue.a safety-related defect trend has not been identified at this time and further use of the agency resources does not appear to be warranted.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.see attached report for additional information.

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
FUEL SYSTEM, DIESEL
08/21/200711000010003/25/2004
 Tl*the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet trailblazer. while driving at an unknown speed, the engine warning light would sporadically illuminate on the instrument control panel. after injecting fuel into the vehicle, he would smell a strong odor of gasoline. he took the vehicle to a local mechanic and they stated that there was a leak. the fuel cap was replaced. two weeks later, the engine light illuminated on the instrument control panel. he took the vehicle to the dealer and they stated that there was a fuel tank inject valve fracture, and that the manufacturer voluntarily recalled that component in august of 2007. the contact's vin was not included; therefore, he would have to pay $1,200 for the repair. the manufacturer would not provide any assistance. the failure mileage was 110,000 and current mileage was 120,867.
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
04/30/2012123000
 Our 2003 chevy trailblazer has smelled like fuel for a few months and we have been going through gas like crazy. we just discovered a cracked valve connecting the hose to the fuel tank. of course, chevy doesn't just sell the valve, they want you to buy a whole new tank. after researching online, this seems to be a common problem, maybe a defect with this model and make for 2002-2004 models. i have 3 small children and am concerned that this is a huge safety issue. we had another defect problem with our trailblazer last year, where the hinges on the rear door wore out and we had to replace the entire door. this is also a common problem with trailblazers, but chevy will not issue a recall. we paid the $2500 for the rear door, but i don't want to pay another $1000+ for the fuel tank. this vehicle is becoming a money pit.
04/30/2012123000
 Our 2003 chevy trailblazer has smelled like fuel for a few months and we have been going through gas like crazy. we just discovered a cracked valve connecting the hose to the fuel tank. of course, chevy doesn't just sell the valve, they want you to buy a whole new tank. after researching online, this seems to be a common problem, maybe a defect with this model and make for 2002-2004 models. i have 3 small children and am concerned that this is a huge safety issue. we had another defect problem with our trailblazer last year, where the hinges on the rear door wore out and we had to replace the entire door. this is also a common problem with trailblazers, but chevy will not issue a recall. we paid the $2500 for the rear door, but i don't want to pay another $1000+ for the fuel tank. this vehicle is becoming a money pit.
04/30/2012123000
 Our 2003 chevy trailblazer has smelled like fuel for a few months and we have been going through gas like crazy. we just discovered a cracked valve connecting the hose to the fuel tank. of course, chevy doesn't just sell the valve, they want you to buy a whole new tank. after researching online, this seems to be a common problem, maybe a defect with this model and make for 2002-2004 models. i have 3 small children and am concerned that this is a huge safety issue. we had another defect problem with our trailblazer last year, where the hinges on the rear door wore out and we had to replace the entire door. this is also a common problem with trailblazers, but chevy will not issue a recall. we paid the $2500 for the rear door, but i don't want to pay another $1000+ for the fuel tank. this vehicle is becoming a money pit.
04/30/2012123000
 Our 2003 chevy trailblazer has smelled like fuel for a few months and we have been going through gas like crazy. we just discovered a cracked valve connecting the hose to the fuel tank. of course, chevy doesn't just sell the valve, they want you to buy a whole new tank. after researching online, this seems to be a common problem, maybe a defect with this model and make for 2002-2004 models. i have 3 small children and am concerned that this is a huge safety issue. we had another defect problem with our trailblazer last year, where the hinges on the rear door wore out and we had to replace the entire door. this is also a common problem with trailblazers, but chevy will not issue a recall. we paid the $2500 for the rear door, but i don't want to pay another $1000+ for the fuel tank. this vehicle is becoming a money pit.
04/30/2012123000
 Our 2003 chevy trailblazer has smelled like fuel for a few months and we have been going through gas like crazy. we just discovered a cracked valve connecting the hose to the fuel tank. of course, chevy doesn't just sell the valve, they want you to buy a whole new tank. after researching online, this seems to be a common problem, maybe a defect with this model and make for 2002-2004 models. i have 3 small children and am concerned that this is a huge safety issue. we had another defect problem with our trailblazer last year, where the hinges on the rear door wore out and we had to replace the entire door. this is also a common problem with trailblazers, but chevy will not issue a recall. we paid the $2500 for the rear door, but i don't want to pay another $1000+ for the fuel tank. this vehicle is becoming a money pit.
04/30/2012123000
 Our 2003 chevy trailblazer has smelled like fuel for a few months and we have been going through gas like crazy. we just discovered a cracked valve connecting the hose to the fuel tank. of course, chevy doesn't just sell the valve, they want you to buy a whole new tank. after researching online, this seems to be a common problem, maybe a defect with this model and make for 2002-2004 models. i have 3 small children and am concerned that this is a huge safety issue. we had another defect problem with our trailblazer last year, where the hinges on the rear door wore out and we had to replace the entire door. this is also a common problem with trailblazers, but chevy will not issue a recall. we paid the $2500 for the rear door, but i don't want to pay another $1000+ for the fuel tank. this vehicle is becoming a money pit.
12/01/20111
 2003 chevrolet trailblazer. consumer writes in regards to fuel tank and rust holes *tgw the consumer was informed the fuel tank was leaking, due to rust holes and pitting. there was also a defect with the filler tube. the consumer was informed the fuel pump would need to be replaced due to the other problems with the fuel system. also, the transmission cooling lines were replaced, due to a leak . *jb
12/01/20111
 2003 chevrolet trailblazer. consumer writes in regards to fuel tank and rust holes *tgw the consumer was informed the fuel tank was leaking, due to rust holes and pitting. there was also a defect with the filler tube. the consumer was informed the fuel pump would need to be replaced due to the other problems with the fuel system. also, the transmission cooling lines were replaced, due to a leak . *jb
12/01/20111
 2003 chevrolet trailblazer. consumer writes in regards to fuel tank and rust holes *tgw the consumer was informed the fuel tank was leaking, due to rust holes and pitting. there was also a defect with the filler tube. the consumer was informed the fuel pump would need to be replaced due to the other problems with the fuel system. also, the transmission cooling lines were replaced, due to a leak . *jb
12/01/20111
 2003 chevrolet trailblazer. consumer writes in regards to fuel tank and rust holes *tgw the consumer was informed the fuel tank was leaking, due to rust holes and pitting. there was also a defect with the filler tube. the consumer was informed the fuel pump would need to be replaced due to the other problems with the fuel system. also, the transmission cooling lines were replaced, due to a leak . *jb
05/31/2011
 I am the original owner of a 2003 chevy trailblazer. when i first purchased the vehicle in the month of october/2002, i didn't experience any problems until maybe the fourth year, going on its 5th; right before the warranty was about to expire. the first problem i encountered with the vehicle was the transmission. it didn't want to change gears properly. because of the 5 year warranty, the dealership was able to fix that problem, at that time. today, i continue to experience transmission problems: with a loud noise, a struggle in horse power and a vibration when i am at a complete stop. i have spent so much money on other electrical parts as well. i have purchased over ten light bulbs for rear brake lights that continue to malfunction. i recently replaced a relay because the head lights would constantly go out after the vehicle was turned on. i replaced the fan clutch and water pump because they both went out. i also replaced a battery and two starters. for the past few months, my vehicle smells like fuel everytime i turn it on. i am asking that your department look into all of these claims. it appears that almost everyone that owes a 2003 trailblazer has been experiencing the same issues, but yet; no one is doing enough to protect all those consumers who have been grateful to this country in purchasing american made vehicles. a sincere thanks.
05/31/2011
 I am the original owner of a 2003 chevy trailblazer. when i first purchased the vehicle in the month of october/2002, i didn't experience any problems until maybe the fourth year, going on its 5th; right before the warranty was about to expire. the first problem i encountered with the vehicle was the transmission. it didn't want to change gears properly. because of the 5 year warranty, the dealership was able to fix that problem, at that time. today, i continue to experience transmission problems: with a loud noise, a struggle in horse power and a vibration when i am at a complete stop. i have spent so much money on other electrical parts as well. i have purchased over ten light bulbs for rear brake lights that continue to malfunction. i recently replaced a relay because the head lights would constantly go out after the vehicle was turned on. i replaced the fan clutch and water pump because they both went out. i also replaced a battery and two starters. for the past few months, my vehicle smells like fuel everytime i turn it on. i am asking that your department look into all of these claims. it appears that almost everyone that owes a 2003 trailblazer has been experiencing the same issues, but yet; no one is doing enough to protect all those consumers who have been grateful to this country in purchasing american made vehicles. a sincere thanks.
05/31/2011
 I am the original owner of a 2003 chevy trailblazer. when i first purchased the vehicle in the month of october/2002, i didn't experience any problems until maybe the fourth year, going on its 5th; right before the warranty was about to expire. the first problem i encountered with the vehicle was the transmission. it didn't want to change gears properly. because of the 5 year warranty, the dealership was able to fix that problem, at that time. today, i continue to experience transmission problems: with a loud noise, a struggle in horse power and a vibration when i am at a complete stop. i have spent so much money on other electrical parts as well. i have purchased over ten light bulbs for rear brake lights that continue to malfunction. i recently replaced a relay because the head lights would constantly go out after the vehicle was turned on. i replaced the fan clutch and water pump because they both went out. i also replaced a battery and two starters. for the past few months, my vehicle smells like fuel everytime i turn it on. i am asking that your department look into all of these claims. it appears that almost everyone that owes a 2003 trailblazer has been experiencing the same issues, but yet; no one is doing enough to protect all those consumers who have been grateful to this country in purchasing american made vehicles. a sincere thanks.
07/01/201172943
 Tl* the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet trailblazer. the contact stated while the local mechanic inspected the vehicle they found that the fuel pump was leaking. the mechanic advised that the fuel pump liner was made with defective metal that caused the fuel pump to corrode. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and the current mileage was 72,943.
07/01/201172943
 Tl-the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet trailblazer. the contact stated while the local mechanic inspected the vehicle they found that the fuel pump was leaking. the mechanic advised that the fuel pump liner was made with defective metal that caused the fuel pump to corrode. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and the current mileage was 72,943. kmj
11/10/201196338
 My 2003 trailblazer developed a fuel leak at the inlet check valve. specifically i was informed by the dealership that the inlet valve has developed a crack in the weld and is leaking gas when the tank is full or while i am filling up the tank. i believe this is a dangerous situation and in doing some research appears to be a common problem with both the ext and regular models of trailblazer. however only the ext models are under special coverage for replacement at this time.
07/01/201172943
 Tl-the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet trailblazer. the contact stated while the local mechanic inspected the vehicle they found that the fuel pump was leaking. the mechanic advised that the fuel pump liner was made with defective metal that caused the fuel pump to corrode. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and the current mileage was 72,943. kmj
11/10/201196338
 My 2003 trailblazer developed a fuel leak at the inlet check valve. specifically i was informed by the dealership that the inlet valve has developed a crack in the weld and is leaking gas when the tank is full or while i am filling up the tank. i believe this is a dangerous situation and in doing some research appears to be a common problem with both the ext and regular models of trailblazer. however only the ext models are under special coverage for replacement at this time.
07/01/201172943
 Tl-the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet trailblazer. the contact stated while the local mechanic inspected the vehicle they found the fuel pump was leaking fuel on top of the fuel tank. the fuel pump liner was made with defected metal that caused the fuel pump to corrode. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and the current mileage was 72,943. li
11/10/201196338
 My 2003 trailblazer developed a fuel leak at the inlet check valve. specifically i was informed by the dealership that the inlet valve has developed a crack in the weld and is leaking gas when the tank is full or while i am filling up the tank. i believe this is a dangerous situation and in doing some research appears to be a common problem with both the ext and regular models of trailblazer. however only the ext models are under special coverage for replacement at this time.
11/10/201196338
 My 2003 trailblazer developed a fuel leak at the inlet check valve. specifically i was informed by the dealership that the inlet valve has developed a crack in the weld and is leaking gas when the tank is full or while i am filling up the tank. i believe this is a dangerous situation and in doing some research appears to be a common problem with both the ext and regular models of trailblazer. however only the ext models are under special coverage for replacement at this time.
11/10/201196338
 My 2003 trailblazer developed a fuel leak at the inlet check valve. specifically i was informed by the dealership that the inlet valve has developed a crack in the weld and is leaking gas when the tank is full or while i am filling up the tank. i believe this is a dangerous situation and in doing some research appears to be a common problem with both the ext and regular models of trailblazer. however only the ext models are under special coverage for replacement at this time.
11/10/201196338
 My 2003 trailblazer developed a fuel leak at the inlet check valve. specifically i was informed by the dealership that the inlet valve has developed a crack in the weld and is leaking gas when the tank is full or while i am filling up the tank. i believe this is a dangerous situation and in doing some research appears to be a common problem with both the ext and regular models of trailblazer. however only the ext models are under special coverage for replacement at this time.
07/14/2011102000
 While driving on the highway vehicle shut off with no warning, fuel gauge showed 1/4 tank. after pulling to the shoulder then showed empty and gas light came on.
07/14/2011102000
 While driving on the highway vehicle shut off with no warning, fuel gauge showed 1/4 tank. after pulling to the shoulder then showed empty and gas light came on.
07/14/2011102000
 While driving on the highway vehicle shut off with no warning, fuel gauge showed 1/4 tank. after pulling to the shoulder then showed empty and gas light came on.
09/01/201179000
 Ses light came on - took to dealer and was advised of gas tank filler neck crack. did smoke test to determine leak. tried repair by sealing. that lasted 2 weeks and ses light came on again. gave me estimate repairing with new tank approx $1500.00 or used tank $800.00. did some research on the internet and found they was recall on extended trailblazers (mine is not). delved further and found service bulletin indicating gmc and chevrolet has a special coverage adjustment #07099a. they ordered a new tank and installed at no expense to me.
09/01/201179000
 Ses light came on - took to dealer and was advised of gas tank filler neck crack. did smoke test to determine leak. tried repair by sealing. that lasted 2 weeks and ses light came on again. gave me estimate repairing with new tank approx $1500.00 or used tank $800.00. did some research on the internet and found they was recall on extended trailblazers (mine is not). delved further and found service bulletin indicating gmc and chevrolet has a special coverage adjustment #07099a. they ordered a new tank and installed at no expense to me.
09/01/201179000
 Ses light came on - took to dealer and was advised of gas tank filler neck crack. did smoke test to determine leak. tried repair by sealing. that lasted 2 weeks and ses light came on again. gave me estimate repairing with new tank approx $1500.00 or used tank $800.00. did some research on the internet and found they was recall on extended trailblazers (mine is not). delved further and found service bulletin indicating gmc and chevrolet has a special coverage adjustment #07099a. they ordered a new tank and installed at no expense to me.
09/01/201179000
 Ses light came on - took to dealer and was advised of gas tank filler neck crack. did smoke test to determine leak. tried repair by sealing. that lasted 2 weeks and ses light came on again. gave me estimate repairing with new tank approx $1500.00 or used tank $800.00. did some research on the internet and found they was recall on extended trailblazers (mine is not). delved further and found service bulletin indicating gmc and chevrolet has a special coverage adjustment #07099a. they ordered a new tank and installed at no expense to me.
09/05/2011129000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet trailblazer. the contact smelled a strong odor of fuel. upon examining the vehicle, the contact noticed that the fuel tank was leaking. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who informed the contact that the leak was due to corrosion. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but offered no assistance. the failure mileage was 129,000.
09/05/2011129000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet trailblazer. the contact smelled a strong odor of fuel. upon examining the vehicle, the contact noticed that the fuel tank was leaking. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who informed the contact that the leak was due to corrosion. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but offered no assistance. the failure mileage was 129,000.
09/05/2011129000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet trailblazer. the contact smelled a strong odor of fuel. upon examining the vehicle, the contact noticed that the fuel tank was leaking. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who informed the contact that the leak was due to corrosion. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but offered no assistance. the failure mileage was 129,000. rvk
09/05/2011129000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet trailblazer. the contact stated that while stopped, he smelled a strong odor of fuel. upon examining the vehicle, the contact noticed that the fuel tank was leaking. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and the contact was informed that the leak was due to corrosion. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but offered no assistance. the failure mileage was 129,000. sm.
07/28/2011129400
 Tl- the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet trailblazer. the contact stated the vehicle smells like gasoline. the contact spoke with the manufacturer and was told the failure was with the gas tank that caused the vehicle to smell like gas fumes. the manufacturer stated this was covered under warranty and they would cover the repair. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was told the problem was caused by the filler cap and that was not covered under warranty because it was over the mileage limit. the contact spoke with the manufacturer again and was told the vehicle was not covered because it was over the mileage limit. the contact feels this is a safety issue because gasoline is leaking from the vehicle. the vin was not available. the failure mileage was unknown, but the current mileage was 129,400.rl
07/28/2011129400
 Tl- the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet trailblazer. the contact stated the vehicle smells like gasoline. the contact spoke with the manufacturer and was told the failure was with the gas tank that caused the vehicle to smell like gas fumes. the manufacturer stated this was covered under warranty and they would cover the repair. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was told the problem was caused by the filler cap and that was not covered under warranty because it was over the mileage limit. the contact spoke with the manufacturer again and was told the vehicle was not covered because it was over the mileage limit. the contact feels this is a safety issue because gasoline is leaking from the vehicle. the vin was not available. the failure mileage was unknown, but the current mileage was 129,400.rl
07/28/2011129400
 Tl- the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet trailblazer. the contact stated the vehicle smells like gasoline. the contact spoke with the manufacturer and was told the failure was with the gas tank that caused the vehicle to smell like gas fumes. the manufacturer stated this was covered under warranty and they would cover the repair. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was told the problem was caused by the filler cap and that was not covered under warranty because it was over the mileage limit. the contact spoke with the manufacturer again and was told the vehicle was not covered because it was over the mileage limit. the contact feels this is a safety issue because gasoline is leaking from the vehicle. the vin was not available. the failure mileage was unknown, but the current mileage was 129,400.rl
07/28/2011129400
 Tl- the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet trailblazer. the contact stated the vehicle smells like gasoline. the contact spoke with the manufacturer and was told the failure was with the gas tank that caused the vehicle to smell like gas fumes. the manufacturer stated this was covered under warranty and they would cover the repair. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was told the problem was caused by the filler cap and that was not covered under warranty because it was over the mileage limit. the contact spoke with the manufacturer again and was told the vehicle was not covered because it was over the mileage limit. the contact feels this is a safety issue because gasoline is leaking from the vehicle. the vin was not available. the failure mileage was unknown, but the current mileage was 129,400.rl
07/16/2011115000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet trailblazer. the contact stated while driving at 25 mph the check engine ligt came on. the contact took the vehicle to a local mechanic for a diagnostic test. the test results shown a fuel tank leak. the contact has not taken the vehicle to the dealer or called the manufacturer. the contact stated this is serious safety issue that could result into a fire. the failure mileage was 115,000. jo
07/16/2011115000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet trailblazer. the contact stated while driving at 25 mph the check engine ligt came on. the contact took the vehicle to a local mechanic for a diagnostic test. the test results shown a fuel tank leak. the contact has not taken the vehicle to the dealer or called the manufacturer. the contact stated this is serious safety issue that could result into a fire. the failure mileage was 115,000. jo
07/16/2011115000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet trailblazer. the contact stated while driving at 25 mph the check engine ligt came on. the contact took the vehicle to a local mechanic for a diagnostic test. the test results shown a fuel tank leak. the contact has not taken the vehicle to the dealer or called the manufacturer. the contact stated this is serious safety issue that could result into a fire. the failure mileage was 115,000. jo
07/16/2011115000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet trailblazer. the contact stated while driving at 25 mph the check engine ligt came on. the contact took the vehicle to a local mechanic for a diagnostic test. the test results shown a fuel tank leak. the contact has not taken the vehicle to the dealer or called the manufacturer. the contact stated this is serious safety issue that could result into a fire. the failure mileage was 115,000. jo
07/16/2011115000
 The contact owns a 2003 chevrolet trailblazer. the contact stated while driving at 25 mph the check engine ligt came on. the contact took the vehicle to a local mechanic for a diagnostic test. the test results shown a fuel tank leak. the contact has not taken the vehicle to the dealer or called the manufacturer. the contact stated this is serious safety issue that could result into a fire. the failure mileage was 115,000. jo
05/01/2011158300
 I noticed a strong fuel odor coming from the vehicle. i researched the manufacturers tsb's and discovered there were two voluntary recall campaigns that had fuel odor symptoms. i inspected the components and found i had both issues, rusted feed and return lines on the fuel pump and a fractured filler neck on the tank. gm extended the warranty to 10 years and 150000 miles on one issue and 10 years and 120000 miles on the other. i currently have 158000 miles on my vehicle. my issue is with the voluntary recall notice i received. they clearly state that if there is no fuel odor present then do nothing at this time. if i had gone in for inspection at the time the notices were sent out, i would have been under the mileage cap and it would have been fixed under warranty. this is a major safety hazard and should have been a full blown safety recall. a voluntary recall is just a way to skirt the issue and save a buck. how many people are there like me who will not find a problem until it is too late. and it is too late by the time you can smell a fuel odor, that means there is raw fuel escaping from your tank. now i have had to fix this problem at my substantial expense.
05/01/2011158300
 I noticed a strong fuel odor coming from the vehicle. i researched the manufacturers tsb's and discovered there were two voluntary recall campaigns that had fuel odor symptoms. i inspected the components and found i had both issues, rusted feed and return lines on the fuel pump and a fractured filler neck on the tank. gm extended the warranty to 10 years and 150000 miles on one issue and 10 years and 120000 miles on the other. i currently have 158000 miles on my vehicle. my issue is with the voluntary recall notice i received. they clearly state that if there is no fuel odor present then do nothing at this time. if i had gone in for inspection at the time the notices were sent out, i would have been under the mileage cap and it would have been fixed under warranty. this is a major safety hazard and should have been a full blown safety recall. a voluntary recall is just a way to skirt the issue and save a buck. how many people are there like me who will not find a problem until it is too late. and it is too late by the time you can smell a fuel odor, that means there is raw fuel escaping from your tank. now i have had to fix this problem at my substantial expense.
05/01/2011158300
 I noticed a strong fuel odor coming from the vehicle. i researched the manufacturers tsb's and discovered there were two voluntary recall campaigns that had fuel odor symptoms. i inspected the components and found i had both issues, rusted feed and return lines on the fuel pump and a fractured filler neck on the tank. gm extended the warranty to 10 years and 150000 miles on one issue and 10 years and 120000 miles on the other. i currently have 158000 miles on my vehicle. my issue is with the voluntary recall notice i received. they clearly state that if there is no fuel odor present then do nothing at this time. if i had gone in for inspection at the time the notices were sent out, i would have been under the mileage cap and it would have been fixed under warranty. this is a major safety hazard and should have been a full blown safety recall. a voluntary recall is just a way to skirt the issue and save a buck. how many people are there like me who will not find a problem until it is too late. and it is too late by the time you can smell a fuel odor, that means there is raw fuel escaping from your tank. now i have had to fix this problem at my substantial expense.
05/01/2011158300
 I noticed a strong fuel odor coming from the vehicle. i researched the manufacturers tsb's and discovered there were two voluntary recall campaigns that had fuel odor symptoms. i inspected the components and found i had both issues, rusted feed and return lines on the fuel pump and a fractured filler neck on the tank. gm extended the warranty to 10 years and 150000 miles on one issue and 10 years and 120000 miles on the other. i currently have 158000 miles on my vehicle. my issue is with the voluntary recall notice i received. they clearly state that if there is no fuel odor present then do nothing at this time. if i had gone in for inspection at the time the notices were sent out, i would have been under the mileage cap and it would have been fixed under warranty. this is a major safety hazard and should have been a full blown safety recall. a voluntary recall is just a way to skirt the issue and save a buck. how many people are there like me who will not find a problem until it is too late. and it is too late by the time you can smell a fuel odor, that means there is raw fuel escaping from your tank. now i have had to fix this problem at my substantial expense.
05/01/2011158300
 I noticed a strong fuel odor coming from the vehicle. i researched the manufacturers tsb's and discovered there were two voluntary recall campaigns that had fuel odor symptoms. i inspected the components and found i had both issues, rusted feed and return lines on the fuel pump and a fractured filler neck on the tank. gm extended the warranty to 10 years and 150000 miles on one issue and 10 years and 120000 miles on the other. i currently have 158000 miles on my vehicle. my issue is with the voluntary recall notice i received. they clearly state that if there is no fuel odor present then do nothing at this time. if i had gone in for inspection at the time the notices were sent out, i would have been under the mileage cap and it would have been fixed under warranty. this is a major safety hazard and should have been a full blown safety recall. a voluntary recall is just a way to skirt the issue and save a buck. how many people are there like me who will not find a problem until it is too late. and it is too late by the time you can smell a fuel odor, that means there is raw fuel escaping from your tank. now i have had to fix this problem at my substantial expense.
05/01/2011158300
 I noticed a strong fuel odor coming from the vehicle. i researched the manufacturers tsb's and discovered there were two voluntary recall campaigns that had fuel odor symptoms. i inspected the components and found i had both issues, rusted feed and return lines on the fuel pump and a fractured filler neck on the tank. gm extended the warranty to 10 years and 150000 miles on one issue and 10 years and 120000 miles on the other. i currently have 158000 miles on my vehicle. my issue is with the voluntary recall notice i received. they clearly state that if there is no fuel odor present then do nothing at this time. if i had gone in for inspection at the time the notices were sent out, i would have been under the mileage cap and it would have been fixed under warranty. this is a major safety hazard and should have been a full blown safety recall. a voluntary recall is just a way to skirt the issue and save a buck. how many people are there like me who will not find a problem until it is too late. and it is too late by the time you can smell a fuel odor, that means there is raw fuel escaping from your tank. now i have had to fix this problem at my substantial expense.
05/01/2011158300
 I noticed a strong fuel odor coming from the vehicle. i researched the manufacturers tsb's and discovered there were two voluntary recall campaigns that had fuel odor symptoms. i inspected the components and found i had both issues, rusted feed and return lines on the fuel pump and a fractured filler neck on the tank. gm extended the warranty to 10 years and 150000 miles on one issue and 10 years and 120000 miles on the other. i currently have 158000 miles on my vehicle. my issue is with the voluntary recall notice i received. they clearly state that if there is no fuel odor present then do nothing at this time. if i had gone in for inspection at the time the notices were sent out, i would have been under the mileage cap and it would have been fixed under warranty. this is a major safety hazard and should have been a full blown safety recall. a voluntary recall is just a way to skirt the issue and save a buck. how many people are there like me who will not find a problem until it is too late. and it is too late by the time you can smell a fuel odor, that means there is raw fuel escaping from your tank. now i have had to fix this problem at my substantial expense.
08/01/201056000
 Irratic fuel gauge 2003 chevy trailblazer. fuel gauge acts irratic at or below quater tank to empty. don't know how mech fuel remains in tank
08/01/201056000
 Irratic fuel gauge 2003 chevy trailblazer. fuel gauge acts irratic at or below quater tank to empty. don't know how mech fuel remains in tank
08/01/201056000
 Irratic fuel gauge 2003 chevy trailblazer. fuel gauge acts irratic at or below quater tank to empty. don't know how mech fuel remains in tank
08/01/201056000
 Irratic fuel gauge 2003 chevy trailblazer. fuel gauge acts irratic at or below quater tank to empty. don't know how mech fuel remains in tank
03/12/2011170000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet trailblazer. the contact smelled a fuel odor and noticed fuel spilling underneath the vehicle. the contact inspected the vehicle and discovered that the steel air bolts from the fuel pump were covered with rust. the contact called the manufacturer who stated that he had to take the vehicle to an authorized dealer. the vehicle had not been inspected or repaired. the current and failure mileages were approximately 170,000.
03/12/2011170000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet trailblazer. the contact smelled a fuel odor and fuel poured from under the vehicle. the contact inspected the vehicle and discovered that the steel air bolts from the fuel pump were rusted. the contact called the manufacturer who stated that he would have to take the vehicle to an authorized dealer. the vehicle had not been inspected or repaired. the current and failure mileages were approximately 170,000-bk
03/12/2011170000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet trailblazer. the contact smelled a fuel odor and fuel poured from under the vehicle. the contact inspected the vehicle and discovered that the steel air bolts from the fuel pump were rusted. the contact called the manufacturer who stated that he would have to take the vehicle to an authorized dealer. the vehicle had not been inspected or repaired. the current and failure mileages were approximately 170,000-bk
03/12/2011170000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet trailblazer. the contact smelled a fuel odor and fuel poured from under the vehicle. the contact inspected the vehicle and discovered that the steel air bolts from the fuel pump were rusted. the contact called the manufacturer who stated that he would have to take the vehicle to an authorized dealer. the vehicle had not been inspected or repaired. the current and failure mileages were approximately 170,000-bk
09/04/201080000
 I am filing a complaint .and will continue to file complaints until all of the consumers issues have been addressed. i understand that gm is not willing to hold theirselfs liable for these issues ,but people spend pretty pennies out of pocket to purchase vehicles from these manufacturers to spend more money to pay for repairs after just a short while of owning these . i have researched issues i am having with my vehicle , and i am having all the above listed issues , and do not wish to spend large amounts of money to pay for these cost considering i am still paying for this vehicle . i just spoke with a representive about these complaints ,and have set up an appoinment to pay a dealership for diagnostics , but am hoping that i can get closure on these issues without paying big expenses. i hope everyone else will follow suit and keep inputting your complaints until they are resolved. my vehicle issues are the fan clutch needs replaced, my gas tank has been replaced already,just replaced my serpintine belt this morning, my exterior lights (brake/turn signal) have been replaced 3 times over two months, and engine light keeps coming on , something doesnt seem right underneath this vehicle either. i just feel like i am paying for a peice of junk on top of paying to keep the vehicle running. oh yea this vehicle has had to have thousands of dollars of body work done as well thanks to mother nature. i just hope they will be responsible enough to take on this responsibilty of theirs ,not ours.
09/04/201080000
 I am filing a complaint .and will continue to file complaints until all of the consumers issues have been addressed. i understand that gm is not willing to hold theirselfs liable for these issues ,but people spend pretty pennies out of pocket to purchase vehicles from these manufacturers to spend more money to pay for repairs after just a short while of owning these . i have researched issues i am having with my vehicle , and i am having all the above listed issues , and do not wish to spend large amounts of money to pay for these cost considering i am still paying for this vehicle . i just spoke with a representive about these complaints ,and have set up an appoinment to pay a dealership for diagnostics , but am hoping that i can get closure on these issues without paying big expenses. i hope everyone else will follow suit and keep inputting your complaints until they are resolved. my vehicle issues are the fan clutch needs replaced, my gas tank has been replaced already,just replaced my serpintine belt this morning, my exterior lights (brake/turn signal) have been replaced 3 times over two months, and engine light keeps coming on , something doesnt seem right underneath this vehicle either. i just feel like i am paying for a peice of junk on top of paying to keep the vehicle running. oh yea this vehicle has had to have thousands of dollars of body work done as well thanks to mother nature. i just hope they will be responsible enough to take on this responsibilty of theirs ,not ours.
09/04/201080000
 I am filing a complaint .and will continue to file complaints until all of the consumers issues have been addressed. i understand that gm is not willing to hold theirselfs liable for these issues ,but people spend pretty pennies out of pocket to purchase vehicles from these manufacturers to spend more money to pay for repairs after just a short while of owning these . i have researched issues i am having with my vehicle , and i am having all the above listed issues , and do not wish to spend large amounts of money to pay for these cost considering i am still paying for this vehicle . i just spoke with a representive about these complaints ,and have set up an appoinment to pay a dealership for diagnostics , but am hoping that i can get closure on these issues without paying big expenses. i hope everyone else will follow suit and keep inputting your complaints until they are resolved. my vehicle issues are the fan clutch needs replaced, my gas tank has been replaced already,just replaced my serpintine belt this morning, my exterior lights (brake/turn signal) have been replaced 3 times over two months, and engine light keeps coming on , something doesnt seem right underneath this vehicle either. i just feel like i am paying for a peice of junk on top of paying to keep the vehicle running. oh yea this vehicle has had to have thousands of dollars of body work done as well thanks to mother nature. i just hope they will be responsible enough to take on this responsibilty of theirs ,not ours.
09/04/201080000
 I am filing a complaint .and will continue to file complaints until all of the consumers issues have been addressed. i understand that gm is not willing to hold theirselfs liable for these issues ,but people spend pretty pennies out of pocket to purchase vehicles from these manufacturers to spend more money to pay for repairs after just a short while of owning these . i have researched issues i am having with my vehicle , and i am having all the above listed issues , and do not wish to spend large amounts of money to pay for these cost considering i am still paying for this vehicle . i just spoke with a representive about these complaints ,and have set up an appoinment to pay a dealership for diagnostics , but am hoping that i can get closure on these issues without paying big expenses. i hope everyone else will follow suit and keep inputting your complaints until they are resolved. my vehicle issues are the fan clutch needs replaced, my gas tank has been replaced already,just replaced my serpintine belt this morning, my exterior lights (brake/turn signal) have been replaced 3 times over two months, and engine light keeps coming on , something doesnt seem right underneath this vehicle either. i just feel like i am paying for a peice of junk on top of paying to keep the vehicle running. oh yea this vehicle has had to have thousands of dollars of body work done as well thanks to mother nature. i just hope they will be responsible enough to take on this responsibilty of theirs ,not ours.
09/04/201080000
 I am filing a complaint .and will continue to file complaints until all of the consumers issues have been addressed. i understand that gm is not willing to hold theirselfs liable for these issues ,but people spend pretty pennies out of pocket to purchase vehicles from these manufacturers to spend more money to pay for repairs after just a short while of owning these . i have researched issues i am having with my vehicle , and i am having all the above listed issues , and do not wish to spend large amounts of money to pay for these cost considering i am still paying for this vehicle . i just spoke with a representive about these complaints ,and have set up an appoinment to pay a dealership for diagnostics , but am hoping that i can get closure on these issues without paying big expenses. i hope everyone else will follow suit and keep inputting your complaints until they are resolved. my vehicle issues are the fan clutch needs replaced, my gas tank has been replaced already,just replaced my serpintine belt this morning, my exterior lights (brake/turn signal) have been replaced 3 times over two months, and engine light keeps coming on , something doesnt seem right underneath this vehicle either. i just feel like i am paying for a peice of junk on top of paying to keep the vehicle running. oh yea this vehicle has had to have thousands of dollars of body work done as well thanks to mother nature. i just hope they will be responsible enough to take on this responsibilty of theirs ,not ours.
09/04/201080000
 I am filing a complaint .and will continue to file complaints until all of the consumers issues have been addressed. i understand that gm is not willing to hold theirselfs liable for these issues ,but people spend pretty pennies out of pocket to purchase vehicles from these manufacturers to spend more money to pay for repairs after just a short while of owning these . i have researched issues i am having with my vehicle , and i am having all the above listed issues , and do not wish to spend large amounts of money to pay for these cost considering i am still paying for this vehicle . i just spoke with a representive about these complaints ,and have set up an appoinment to pay a dealership for diagnostics , but am hoping that i can get closure on these issues without paying big expenses. i hope everyone else will follow suit and keep inputting your complaints until they are resolved. my vehicle issues are the fan clutch needs replaced, my gas tank has been replaced already,just replaced my serpintine belt this morning, my exterior lights (brake/turn signal) have been replaced 3 times over two months, and engine light keeps coming on , something doesnt seem right underneath this vehicle either. i just feel like i am paying for a peice of junk on top of paying to keep the vehicle running. oh yea this vehicle has had to have thousands of dollars of body work done as well thanks to mother nature. i just hope they will be responsible enough to take on this responsibilty of theirs ,not ours.
12/27/2010136000
 After noticing strong gasaline odors in car and in the garage, the check engine engine light came on. according to diagnostic test run by dealarship, this is the result of a leak in evac system. while researching, noticed other owners having same problem. called gm, advised no recalls issued for this problem. gm offered no relief. expressed my disappointment with rep since this problem could lead to very serious consequences.good thing the problem was caught since could have led to fire had there been an acccident or an incenarator nearby. my cost to repair the manufacturers defect is $1600.00.
12/27/2010136000
 After noticing strong gasaline odors in car and in the garage, the check engine engine light came on. according to diagnostic test run by dealarship, this is the result of a leak in evac system. while researching, noticed other owners having same problem. called gm, advised no recalls issued for this problem. gm offered no relief. expressed my disappointment with rep since this problem could lead to very serious consequences.good thing the problem was caught since could have led to fire had there been an acccident or an incenarator nearby. my cost to repair the manufacturers defect is $1600.00.
12/27/2010136000
 After noticing strong gasaline odors in car and in the garage, the check engine engine light came on. according to diagnostic test run by dealarship, this is the result of a leak in evac system. while researching, noticed other owners having same problem. called gm, advised no recalls issued for this problem. gm offered no relief. expressed my disappointment with rep since this problem could lead to very serious consequences.good thing the problem was caught since could have led to fire had there been an acccident or an incenarator nearby. my cost to repair the manufacturers defect is $1600.00.
12/27/2010136000
 After noticing strong gasaline odors in car and in the garage, the check engine engine light came on. according to diagnostic test run by dealarship, this is the result of a leak in evac system. while researching, noticed other owners having same problem. called gm, advised no recalls issued for this problem. gm offered no relief. expressed my disappointment with rep since this problem could lead to very serious consequences.good thing the problem was caught since could have led to fire had there been an acccident or an incenarator nearby. my cost to repair the manufacturers defect is $1600.00.
12/27/2010136000
 After noticing strong gasaline odors in car and in the garage, the check engine engine light came on. according to diagnostic test run by dealarship, this is the result of a leak in evac system. while researching, noticed other owners having same problem. called gm, advised no recalls issued for this problem. gm offered no relief. expressed my disappointment with rep since this problem could lead to very serious consequences.good thing the problem was caught since could have led to fire had there been an acccident or an incenarator nearby. my cost to repair the manufacturers defect is $1600.00.
12/10/2010110848
 Ses light checked by dealer, recommend replace gas tank due to emisions leak. research indicated this is a special policy adjustment tsb# 05012. vehicle is a 2003 with 110,848 miles. special policy extension of repairs for 10 years or 150,000 miles not honored by dealer. gm customer assistance center called service request# 71-899438249. assistance also denied from gm
12/10/2010110848
 Ses light checked by dealer, recommend replace gas tank due to emisions leak. research indicated this is a special policy adjustment tsb# 05012. vehicle is a 2003 with 110,848 miles. special policy extension of repairs for 10 years or 150,000 miles not honored by dealer. gm customer assistance center called service request# 71-899438249. assistance also denied from gm
12/10/2010110848
 Ses light checked by dealer, recommend replace gas tank due to emisions leak. research indicated this is a special policy adjustment tsb# 05012. vehicle is a 2003 with 110,848 miles. special policy extension of repairs for 10 years or 150,000 miles not honored by dealer. gm customer assistance center called service request# 71-899438249. assistance also denied from gm
12/10/2010110848
 Ses light checked by dealer, recommend replace gas tank due to emisions leak. research indicated this is a special policy adjustment tsb# 05012. vehicle is a 2003 with 110,848 miles. special policy extension of repairs for 10 years or 150,000 miles not honored by dealer. gm customer assistance center called service request# 71-899438249. assistance also denied from gm
10/18/2010103085
 Service engine light illuminated due to leak in evac system according to diagnostic test. smoke test showed leak to be at weld where fill spout tube is attached to fuel tank. gasoline fumes were present were present from the vehicle. was infonmed that tank would have to be replaced ala cost of $1200.00. did some intemet research and found that gm had a tsb addressing this problem (campaign #05012), but it only applied to 2002 ext models. since this is, in reality, a fire safety issue, i feel gm should also include other models with the same problem regardless of age or milage.
10/18/2010103085
 Service engine light illuminated due to leak in evac system according to diagnostic test. smoke test showed leak to be at weld where fill spout tube is attached to fuel tank. gasoline fumes were present were present from the vehicle. was infonmed that tank would have to be replaced ala cost of $1200.00. did some intemet research and found that gm had a tsb addressing this problem (campaign #05012), but it only applied to 2002 ext models. since this is, in reality, a fire safety issue, i feel gm should also include other models with the same problem regardless of age or milage.
10/18/2010103085
 Service engine light illuminated due to leak in evac system according to diagnostic test. smoke test showed leak to be at weld where fill spout tube is attached to fuel tank. gasoline fumes were present were present from the vehicle. was infonmed that tank would have to be replaced ala cost of $1200.00. did some intemet research and found that gm had a tsb addressing this problem (campaign #05012), but it only applied to 2002 ext models. since this is, in reality, a fire safety issue, i feel gm should also include other models with the same problem regardless of age or milage.
10/18/2010103085
 Service engine light illuminated due to leak in evac system according to diagnostic test. smoke test showed leak to be at weld where fill spout tube is attached to fuel tank. gasoline fumes were present were present from the vehicle. was infonmed that tank would have to be replaced ala cost of $1200.00. did some intemet research and found that gm had a tsb addressing this problem (campaign #05012), but it only applied to 2002 ext models. since this is, in reality, a fire safety issue, i feel gm should also include other models with the same problem regardless of age or milage.
10/18/2010103085
 Service engine light illuminated due to leak in evac system according to diagnostic test. smoke test showed leak to be at weld where fill spout tube is attached to fuel tank. gasoline fumes were present were present from the vehicle. was infonmed that tank would have to be replaced ala cost of $1200.00. did some intemet research and found that gm had a tsb addressing this problem (campaign #05012), but it only applied to 2002 ext models. since this is, in reality, a fire safety issue, i feel gm should also include other models with the same problem regardless of age or milage.
11/17/2010140000
 Fuel leak from top of tank, leaking down side, cannot hold much gas without leaking onto the ground.
11/17/2010140000
 Fuel leak from top of tank, leaking down side, cannot hold much gas without leaking onto the ground.
11/17/2010140000
 Fuel leak from top of tank, leaking down side, cannot hold much gas without leaking onto the ground.
11/17/2010140000
 Fuel leak from top of tank, leaking down side, cannot hold much gas without leaking onto the ground.
09/27/2010109000
 Fuel neck leaks on gas tank on my 2003 chevy trailblazer purchased it from a local dealership on 08/14/10 with 107782 miles on it. we keep it in our garage and (that is also where people go to smoke) shortly after we got it home we noticed a gas smell in the garage so we started looking at it and noticed it. long story short we took it back to the dealership and they told us the the fuel neck was cracked and the purger tank was bad. they tried a silicon on the leak which did not work so they say the tank needs to be replaced. noticed that others where having the same problem. called gm to see if they would in any way cover the repair of an known issue, and was told that since i bought it used and it has over a 100,000 miles they would not do anything! now the dealership does not want to do anything, and are mad because i called gm. then i did a carfax today and notice there is a mileage issue.
09/27/2010109000
 Fuel neck leaks on gas tank on my 2003 chevy trailblazer purchased it from a local dealership on 08/14/10 with 107782 miles on it. we keep it in our garage and (that is also where people go to smoke) shortly after we got it home we noticed a gas smell in the garage so we started looking at it and noticed it. long story short we took it back to the dealership and they told us the the fuel neck was cracked and the purger tank was bad. they tried a silicon on the leak which did not work so they say the tank needs to be replaced. noticed that others where having the same problem. called gm to see if they would in any way cover the repair of an known issue, and was told that since i bought it used and it has over a 100,000 miles they would not do anything! now the dealership does not want to do anything, and are mad because i called gm. then i did a carfax today and notice there is a mileage issue.
09/27/2010109000
 Fuel neck leaks on gas tank on my 2003 chevy trailblazer purchased it from a local dealership on 08/14/10 with 107782 miles on it. we keep it in our garage and (that is also where people go to smoke) shortly after we got it home we noticed a gas smell in the garage so we started looking at it and noticed it. long story short we took it back to the dealership and they told us the the fuel neck was cracked and the purger tank was bad. they tried a silicon on the leak which did not work so they say the tank needs to be replaced. noticed that others where having the same problem. called gm to see if they would in any way cover the repair of an known issue, and was told that since i bought it used and it has over a 100,000 miles they would not do anything! now the dealership does not want to do anything, and are mad because i called gm. then i did a carfax today and notice there is a mileage issue.
09/27/2010109000
 Fuel neck leaks on gas tank on my 2003 chevy trailblazer purchased it from a local dealership on 08/14/10 with 107782 miles on it. we keep it in our garage and (that is also where people go to smoke) shortly after we got it home we noticed a gas smell in the garage so we started looking at it and noticed it. long story short we took it back to the dealership and they told us the the fuel neck was cracked and the purger tank was bad. they tried a silicon on the leak which did not work so they say the tank needs to be replaced. noticed that others where having the same problem. called gm to see if they would in any way cover the repair of an known issue, and was told that since i bought it used and it has over a 100,000 miles they would not do anything! now the dealership does not want to do anything, and are mad because i called gm. then i did a carfax today and notice there is a mileage issue.
09/27/2010109000
 Fuel neck leaks on gas tank on my 2003 chevy trailblazer purchased it from a local dealership on 08/14/10 with 107782 miles on it. we keep it in our garage and (that is also where people go to smoke) shortly after we got it home we noticed a gas smell in the garage so we started looking at it and noticed it. long story short we took it back to the dealership and they told us the the fuel neck was cracked and the purger tank was bad. they tried a silicon on the leak which did not work so they say the tank needs to be replaced. noticed that others where having the same problem. called gm to see if they would in any way cover the repair of an known issue, and was told that since i bought it used and it has over a 100,000 miles they would not do anything! now the dealership does not want to do anything, and are mad because i called gm. then i did a carfax today and notice there is a mileage issue.
09/30/2010211023
 Tl the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet trailblazer. the contact stated that while driving 25 mph he smelled fuel inside the vehicle and noticed fuel on the outside of the gas tank. the contact called the dealer who advised him to bring the vehicle in. the dealer noticed corrosion on top of the fuel tank and a fuel leak. the dealer was replacing the fuel tank when the complaint was filed. the contact stated that the vehicle could have caught fire while driving. the failure mileage was 211,023.
09/30/2010211023
 Tl the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet trailblazer. the contact stated that while driving 25 mph he smelled fuel inside the vehicle and noticed fuel on the outside of the gas tank. the contact called the dealer who advised him to bring the vehicle in. the dealer noticed corrosion on top of the fuel tank and a fuel leak. the dealer was replacing the fuel tank when the complaint was filed. the contact stated that the vehicle could have caught fire while driving. the failure mileage was 211,023.
09/30/2010211023
 Tl the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet trailblazer. the contact stated that while driving 25 mph he smelled fuel inside the vehicle and noticed fuel on the outside of the gas tank. the contact called the dealer who advised him to bring the vehicle in. the dealer noticed corrosion on top of the fuel tank and a fuel leak. the dealer was replacing the fuel tank when the complaint was filed. the contact stated that the vehicle could have caught fire while driving. the failure mileage was 211,023.
09/30/2010211023
 Tl. contact owns a 2003 chevrolet trailblazer. the contact stated while driving 25 the smelled fuel inside the vehicle. the notice fuel on the outside of the gas tank. the contact called the dealer and the dealer informed not to drive the vehicle and bring into the dealer. the dealer notice corrosion on top of the fuel tank and fuel leakage and the dealer is currently replacing the fuel. the contact stated the vehicle could have caught on fire while driving. the failure mileage was 211,223. jo
01/20/2010940001
 Safety problem with seal where the filler neck meets gas tank. this seal cracks. gas spills out this seal when fueling and emits a strong gas odor when engine is on or off, more so when car is running. from my research this is a wide spread problem but only ext models are eligible for free replacement but the problem is not limited to ext models. same defective parts are used on non ext models. cost to repair is $1400! this is a health concern and fire hazard due to fumes escaping vehicle *cn
10/28/2009810001
 I own a 2003 chevy trailblazer ls model. the gas tanks leaks where the filler neck connects to the tank. this is a known issue on 2002,2003 and 2004 models. i asked gm for assistance with the tank replacement ($1400.00) because this is a well known issue with this vehicle. request was denied because i don't have a history with gm dealerships as in previous purchases. my vin number did not fall into the special authorization that was issued in 2007 for this issue. *tr
08/10/2009882001
 I own a 2003 chevy trailblazer v6 ls. i always noted the presence of an odor of gas especially when filling up my vehicle, it grew progressively worse over a two year time frame. then in july of 2009 the check engine light would come on and go off. i noticed gas dripping from the underside near the gas tank! finally evidence of a leak! a very strong smell of gas and took it to my service garage. the examined the problem and told me i needed a new fuel pump assembly. they repaired it to the tune of $680 dollars. 4 weeks later i was back, still smelling gas. they had to drop the tank again and replace the assembly unit gasket. i think this may be a wide spread problem not just limited to me. *tr
09/15/2009980001
 I have owned a 2003 chevrolet tb ltz and for the past several months i have been smelling a gas leak somewhere but i could not identify where. recently i found that it was leaking around the neck of the pump where it was corroded and the seal failed. now everything work well including the gas pump and i have been reading that this problem has been existing on 2002 trailblazers and later. my tb has 106,000 miles on it and unfortunately out of the warrantly period but this is definitely a safety issue. i am just glad the truck did not start a fire, especially when my family was in it or it was parked in my attached garage. has there been any recall on the gas tank. i have never been advised by chevrolet except for the filler neck which i really don't think was a problem at the time with my tb. please help! *tr
08/18/2009583411
 2003 chevy trailblazer check engine light came on. dealer said the gas tank has a crack in it and is not found to be a recall item. we believe this is a safety issue and should be something the manufacturer should warranty under recall. *tr
06/19/2009810001
 Engine service light came on, took vehicle to dealer. i was informed that there was a leak in the gas tank. a crack where the filler tube meets the tank. *tr
06/04/2009430541
 Fuel sensor in my 2003 trailblazer is broken. dealer wants $800 to fix it. this is a known problem with the trailblazer. a recall by gm needs to happen. *tr
03/19/20091850001
 Check engine light came on took it to have it checked and was told there is a crack in the gas tank but chevy also knew this was a problem because they get alot of them but because the tb has so many miles on it i must foot the bill of 1500 to replace it even though it the gas tank and they knew there were problems with it i was never notified thee was a problem. *tr
03/27/2009950001
 2003 trailblazer filler neck on fuel tank cracked, fuel tank is same part number as trailblazer ext which is under special coverage for same problem, however regular model is not. cost to replace fuel tank is $900 for oem new product. *tr
02/25/200875000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet trailblazer. while driving approximately 40 mph on normal road conditions, the check engine warning indicator illuminated on the instrument panel and remained lit until the engine was turned off. in addition, the contact noticed a small amount of fuel leakage whenever the fuel tank was filled to capacity. the driver fills the fuel tank halfway in order to avoid leakage. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnostic testing and they stated that the failure was related to a hole in the fuel tank. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for a second opinion and the same failure was confirmed. the vehicle has not been repaired. the failure mileage was 75,000 and current mileage was 107,000.
02/23/20091
 Smell of gas. took to mechanic and found the fuel tank is leaking where the filler tube goes into the tank causing the service engine light to come on. *tr
02/10/200979500
 Tl*the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet trailblazer. while driving 20 mph, smoke appeared under the hood of the vehicle and entered through the defrost vents. the flames spread through the hood and then underneath the vehicle. the fire department extinguished the fire and stated that the fuel injector was the cause of the failure. the vehicle was towed to a repair shop and they stated that the vehicle was destroyed. a police report was filed. the contact wanted to know what caused the fire. there is a recall for the faulty fuel injector for the 2002 models, but the 2003 models were not included. the current and failure mileages were 79,500.
10/23/200868000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet trailblazer. the contact smelled a strong odor of gasoline. she took the vehicle to the dealer and they stated that they needed to diagnose the vehicle in order to locate the failure. the vehicle has not been repaired. the current and failure mileages were 68,000.
10/05/20081080001
 2003 trailblazer ls started leaking fuel from the top of the gas tank. gas smell is present all the time. fuel tank had to be replaced. *tr
02/03/2007750001
 Have a 2003 chevy trail blazer and the gas tank is leaking from the top. i understand that there is a tsb # 05012 out on this issue. i had recently been at my dealer to get the check engine light checked. they said that i needed to replace the compressor right away. well that was over a year ago and it is still working just fine..that was not the problem. seems there are a lot of us out there who have this leaking gas tank problem. *tr
07/24/200865000112/27/2002
 Tl*the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet trailblazer. while driving 55 mph, the contact was notified of a fuel leak by a fellow driver. the vehicle was towed to the dealer and they stated that the gas tank was corroded. the gas tank was replaced at the cost of $1,000. the contact filed a report with the manufacturer. the current and failure mileages were 65,000. updated 08/15/08 *bf the fuel pump module was replaced because it had rusted out. updated 08/15/08. *jb
04/26/2008541111
 Trailblazer ls 2003 has problems with code p0442 and checked other complaints from same vehicles (2002) issued in the past. gas tank is leaking therefore a recall must include this models year too. *tr
03/09/200575000109/11/2003
 I own a 2003 chevy trailblazer. i have been smelling gas fumes for the last couple of years and when i have taken to the local dealerships they stated that it was just spillage and normal for that type of car. my check engine light stays on and i have been told by autozone personnel that the code indicates some kind of emissions leak. when reviewing the open complaints, i noticed that there are many complaints very similar to what i have been experiencing. it is mostly when i fill up my gas tank over 1/2 a tank. i am afraid to fill it up full due to the heavy smell of gas. *tr
06/30/200729855111/01/2002
 Tl*the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet trailblazer. while driving approximately 30 mph, the contact smelled fuel inside the vehicle compartment. she exited the vehicle, cleaned the fuel tank, and discovered a leak. the vehicle has not been inspected by the dealer. the contact stated that the plastic neck leading into the fuel tank appeared to be cracked. the current and failure mileages were 29,855.
01/03/200797000111/03/2006
 Had to have fuel sending unit replaced.the dealer stated the top was rusted, leaking fuel on the driveway.filed one complaint here already with no response now i saw in the paper there might be a recall.*ak
02/07/200653000106/16/2005
 2003 trailblazer - reduced engine power light present when started. would accelerate to 15mph. rattle or grinding noise when braking or driving over bumps. drove to beaty chevrolet knoxville tn tues, 2/7/06. replaced throttle assembly & advised noise was from misaligned hood. trailblazer picked up on fri, 2/10/06. paid $200. ext warranty ded. gas empty stopped to fill up. while driving noticed fuel gauge past full mark, appeared to be pointing straight down. noticed tachometer registered 6500 rpms. called beaty chevrolet. service department closed. next day fuel gauge appears correct. after a week refueled and noticed fuel gauge was incorrect again. noticed strong gas odor when vehicle is started & vehicle smoking. called to schedule repairs on 2/28/06. was unable to make appointment rescheduled for tues 3/9/06. beaty informed that it must be guage sensor and not related to previous repair work so another $200. deductible would be due. they were unable to detect fuel odor nor smoking. i disagreed with the $200 charge due to vehicle being defective when i picked it up from the service department on the first visit. beaty chev. said they did not look at the tachometer nor fuel gauge when they service vehicles so they would not have known about the problem. lol .. i called gm warranty and they would not waive the $200 and said the dealership would be responsible. i contacted the dealership again and they thought gm would waived because of the numerous problems with the guage sensors. however they would not admit that they did not check the vehicle when it was being repaired the first visit. i have read numerous complaints regarding reduced power throttle assembly, guage malfunctions, and grinding noise when braking and feel that gm should recall and reimburse the consumer for the repairs they have paid. vehicle is still making grinding noise and now seems to lunge forward when brake is released. i need help and any advice you have to offer. *nm
03/09/200625000112/01/2004
 Dt*: the contact stated while driving at any speed, fuel fumes were in the passenger compartment. the dealership replaced the charcoal filter, fuel tank, and solenoid. these attempts have not repaired the problem.
09/25/200541000310/01/2003
 I have a 03 tb 2wd i have noticed recently that it is not changing gears properly. the service engine light came on and the problem appeared three more times. then the light went off and the problem went away. i took it to the dealer and they hooked it up to the machine and all they could find wrong was my o2 sensor. they said i needed to replace the gas sensor. this has nothing to do with the transmission.(this is what they said) they told me that they were not worried about it. i told them i was about to drive the car on a trip 1,000 miles one way. no problems they said. i called and questioned the dealership and he acted very surprised by this. says he hasn't seen a problem with the transmission. one of my co-workers daughter also has a trailblazer and hers has started to act up as well, and guess what it is the same thing as mine. i went on this web site and found out that this is a common problem with the tb. is there anything that can be done about this madness? http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/.ef15323/65. *nm
09/18/2005107/26/2005
 When filling up my gas tank, it regularly overflows before the automatic shut off a the pump. this problem has occurred at various gas stations, and from research, found that this is common problem. this is extremely dangerous as gas will often spill on my clothes, shoes and the side of the vehicle. not to mention the astronomical cost of gas these days! i can't afford this problem. how can it be fixed and if it's a common problem, why hasn't a recall been issued? *nm
01/17/2003201/17/2003
 Consumer was stopped by a police officer, who informed consumer that the tail lights were out. vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that tail lights needed to be replaced. also, vehicle stalled while driving at any speed. *ak the vehicle would hesitate and skip upon acceleration, at stop signs. traffic lights and while parking on inclines. multiple components were replaced to correct the problem but they recurred. the radio became extremely hot while driving on long trips. the radio was replaced but the problem continued. the a/c unit failed intermittently because of a faulty a/c switch. the consumer mentioned fuel system problems. *nm
03/07/2004005/01/2003
 I attempted to fuel the vehicle. every time i attempted, the pump would shut off as if an overflow were happening. this is not the first time. the dealer had advised me that it had fixed the problem when advised of it on a previous occasion. usually happens when the engine hasn't been running for very long.
09/29/2002357109/23/2002
 Every time you fill up for gas. gas overflows and spills on ground. *la
05/04/20032051004/29/2003
 When filling the fuel tank on 2003 trailblazers with fuel pump equipped with accordion neck sleeves, fuel has the possibility of back flushing out the top of the tank neck. i experience this on multiple gas stations here in california with multiple 2003 trailblazers. about 1 cup of gasoline flows over the intake and on to the car and ground causing a serious hazard. the back flow spill does not seem to occur on every type of fuel pump, but only on those equipped with certain sleeves over the nozzle. other trailblazer owners i have talked to in my area also experience this problem. the dealer has not only not been able to duplicate the problem at their local station but has no remedy for the multiple times we have brought the vehicle in for service. *nlm
06/11/2003320005/30/2003
 Gas spilled over from spout and underside. with the amount of gas spilled, overflow got all over vehicle and person at the gas pump. had to wash off shoes, clothing and lower leg area due to excessive gas spillage! extremely dangerous! *nlm
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - DELIVERY
02/23/200832000412/25/2002
 Water has been seen several times dripping from underneath the truck in the center area. it appears to be from the emissions system. no wet weather at the time. it appears to be some sort of condensation. also fan clutch failure, sway bar linkages failure, tie-rod failure, rack and pinion failure/leak, control arm failures 2 times, windshield wiper would not turn off failure, windshield wiper reservoir tank leak replaced, ac cold air failure. all needed to be replaced on a vehicle less than 5 years old with only 38,000 miles on it. *tr
10/02/2003600309/24/2003
 When filling gas tank, when nozzle shuts off ,gas belches out of tank filler tube. spalashes gas on shoes and clothing. also gets gas on inside of car fender.you can then smell gas fumes when car is parked in garage.*ak
04/05/2003501
 When 2003 chevrolet trailblazer is filled with gas, gas comes back out of trailbzer to form up to a 2ft. puddle of gas on the ground! gas up to 2ft. wide down the paint! my 2 1/2 year old son strapped in car seat and others have been inside when this has happened,mainly at renton wa. safeway gas pumps, but other pumps as well! i told good chevrolet in renton wa. as far back as april 2003 of this problem and at first they claimed their was no problems whatsoever with trailblazers, but some chevy tahoe suv's had the problem! maybe i didn't know how to fill a tank, try a different gas station, don't remove nozzle for a few seconds...i tried everything they said and kept calling and telling them of the problem!!! i asked for one of them to come with me and witness it and they declined! by may and june im still telling good chevrolet of the continuing problem! they ask to look at the trailblazers tank and fill tube.. maybe its kinked, fill tube or ball check problem...they said it looks great nothing found,and they filled it with gas at their pump and no gas came out at all! i had told them to fill it at the renton safeway!!!!!,but they didn't!!!! i wonder why?...bob manning the service manager at good chevrolet had been advised of all this in many phone calls to him! now in july they want to replace the filler neck and tank. when they fill it again they still do not go to renton safeway like i told them again..i fill it and gas comes out!!! i call again and ask again for a witness from good chevrolet, finally they send a tech. with me. we drive to renton safeway i put the nozzle in tank, put on the clicker stand back, the tank fills and as they clicker shuts off when the tanks is full, gas comes out and forms a puddle on the ground!!!! i've called the bbb, attorney general and now you...the trailblazer also has large pops of static discharge constantly! i was stone walled with my concerns! *jb
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - DELIVERY - FUEL PUMP
01/09/20131689001
 Leaking from the fuel pump flanges, caused fuel lines to corrode and leak onto gas tank. gas smell coming from rear of vehicle. this was a great fire hazard as a driver of this vehicle and safety of others! pe 07013 cost to repair $763.76. *tr
03/05/201060000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet trailblazer. the contact stated that the service engine light was illuminated when he started the vehicle. two weeks after noticing the check engine light, he smelled strong gas fumes. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealership where the dealer dropped the fuel tank and found all types of fuel spraying from it. the dealer informed the contact that the failure was caused by the fuel pump. the contact called the manufacturer who told him that someone would contact him within two business days to discuss the expenses of the repair. the vehicle had not been repaired when the complaint was filed. the vin was unavailable. the current and failure mileages were approximately 60,000.
07/24/200865000112/27/2002
 Tl*the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet trailblazer. while driving 55 mph, the contact was notified of a fuel leak by a fellow driver. the vehicle was towed to the dealer and they stated that the gas tank was corroded. the gas tank was replaced at the cost of $1,000. the contact filed a report with the manufacturer. the current and failure mileages were 65,000. updated 08/15/08 *bf the fuel pump module was replaced because it had rusted out. updated 08/15/08. *jb
03/18/200873500108/15/2003
 Fuel leak from the fuel pump module in my 2003 chevrolet trailblazer. i recently had the fuel tank replaced because of a vapor leak causing the check engine warning light to activate. when i picked up the vehicle i detected a strong gasoline smell and was just now told that the top of the fuel pump module was badly corroded with gas leaking through it. warranty will not cover the replacement as the module is still working. this is either a faulty design, or substandard materials are being used for this part as this vehicle is not all that old, and this condition is presenting a serious hazard with the gas and gas vapors leaking from the fuel tank. *tr
03/15/2008101500110/11/2004
 The fuel pump sending unit on my 2003 chevy trailblazer developed corrosion and leaked fuel from the unit. the cost of the repair was $592. *tr
12/17/200795000111/03/2006
 Fuel was leaking on the ground. *tr
11/01/2007483651
 I got a strong smell of gasoline in my 2003 chevrolet trailblazer. i stopped at a garage and they looked at it and said the fuel line was either busted or corroded. they could not fix it right away, but said they didn't think the fuel line on a 2003 vehicle should be rusted. the gas was pouring out underneath the vehicle causing a fire hazard. i called the local chevrolet dealer and they could not fix it either, but they informed me that it would be rusted through that they are replacing a lot of them and also brake lines. i ask if there was a recall for this on the vehicle, and he said no it's just the ice melting materials they use on the roads around here. the gas tank has to be removed and the lines need replaced. the garage that is doing the work says that the fuel pump and filter should be replaced while the tank is down. i don't believe a four year old car should have fuel lines and brake lines rusting out like that. i think it is an engineering mistake on the materials these lines are made from. i am sure a lot of other people have spent large sums of money to repair this problem and if my complaint can get a recall started that would benefit all trailblazer owners. *tr
04/18/20071
 The smell of gas coming into vehicle, and leaking onto ground underneath. had fuel pump module (fuel sending unit) changed. *ak
03/02/200765503110/30/2002
 Vehicle would emit a strong fuel odor upon being started. after idling for a short period of time small puddles of gasoline were present beneath the undercarriage of the vehicle dirctly below the fuel tank.*ak
12/27/200693110111/03/2006
 I purchased a used vehicle from upstate chevrolet in attica ny 14011 and the second month of ownership this vehicle was leaking gasoline. the fuel pump was leaking pushing gasoline out. vehicle was repaired for $670 all at my cost. checking with a parts store it was found to be a problem that is common of these vehicles. my vehicle is less than four years old. it is a 2003 chevy trailblazer and was repaired on 12/27/06. *nm
07/03/2006108/04/2003
 2003 trailblazer fuel line and fuel pump rusted and began to leak fuel. *ts the fuel pump had to be replaced at a cost of 800.00 dollars. the filler neck was leaking at the fuel tank. the front pinion axle seal was leaking and the front stabilizer links were replaced. *jb
01/04/200648000106/01/2003
 Dt*: the contact stated after attempting to start the engine, a strong odor of gasoline was present. after smelling the gasoline, no further attempt was made to start the vehicle. the next day the contact managed to start the vehicle with the odor of gasoline present. the vehicle was driven to an independent repair shop who discovered the fuel pump was cracked and leaking gasoline. the repair shop suggested replacing the fuel pump. updated 01/25/06. *jb
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - DELIVERY - HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
02/18/200890000112/29/2004
 Gas tank leaking. i have two children (safety issue) i think there is something that gm needs to do about this problem.. obviously it is a problem. i guess we need to take further actions ourselves. *tr
11/01/2007483651
 I got a strong smell of gasoline in my 2003 chevrolet trailblazer. i stopped at a garage and they looked at it and said the fuel line was either busted or corroded. they could not fix it right away, but said they didn't think the fuel line on a 2003 vehicle should be rusted. the gas was pouring out underneath the vehicle causing a fire hazard. i called the local chevrolet dealer and they could not fix it either, but they informed me that it would be rusted through that they are replacing a lot of them and also brake lines. i ask if there was a recall for this on the vehicle, and he said no it's just the ice melting materials they use on the roads around here. the gas tank has to be removed and the lines need replaced. the garage that is doing the work says that the fuel pump and filter should be replaced while the tank is down. i don't believe a four year old car should have fuel lines and brake lines rusting out like that. i think it is an engineering mistake on the materials these lines are made from. i am sure a lot of other people have spent large sums of money to repair this problem and if my complaint can get a recall started that would benefit all trailblazer owners. *tr
12/16/200632204205/21/2003
 Chevrolet 2003 trailblazer: noticed a large puddle in driveway, which was gasoline. started suv up and the gas just poured out of the vehicle. i was afraid to drive it, but knew i had to do something. i drove it to the nearest repair station, wherein, after inspection it was found to be rotted supply and return lines on fuel pump module. the repair station removed the remaining fuel from the fuel tank; replaced fuel pump module; reinstalled fuel tank; reinstalled fuel. at a total cost of $778.14 used. i am a gm retiree after 33 years of service, and would like to be reimbursed for said amount of money. thank you for your consideration in this expensive matter. *ak
03/08/2004400109/11/2003
 The gas intake pipe allows gas to spill out when fueling 2003 trailblazer.basically, the fuel pumps at all gas stations i use do not shut off when fueling and gas overflows onto the ground. the dealer has ordered a replacement part but no recall is out. this is a fire hazard and safety concern.*ak
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - STORAGE
12/02/2007115000105/28/2003
 My check engine light came on. after linking to the computer i had a code # p0442. after i, and my mechanic inspected the vehicle, we found that the gas tank was cracked and leaking. i had to replace the faulty gas tank, for an expensive fee. i called chevy, and to sum it up, i was left to work this problem out on my own, with no financial help from gm. *tr
07/01/200785000109/01/2006
 Strong gasoline smell in passenger compartment. smell is strongest underneath vehicle fuel tank. have not yet had vehicle serviced to determine root cause. *tr
05/18/200790000110/01/2005
 Service engine light came on. my private mechanic found it to be code p0440 indicating the fuel evaporation system had a problem. initial inspection found nothing but upon performing a smoke test of the fuel system, the fuel inlet nozzle on the fuel tank was found leaking. only fix was to replace the tank. total cost was $2200. i notified gm and was told they cannot do anything since the vehicle is out of warranty. fuel tanks should not be leaking, especially when they are only 4 years of age. many other similar complaints on this website show this to be a common problem with this vehicle. a recall to check all fuel tanks should be done before someone is killed over this poor design/quality issue. *tr
09/20/20031
 2003 chevrolet trailblazers 3-4 weeks ago my service engine soon light came on and i took it to the dealership who showed me a leak at the junction of the gas tank and the hose from where you fill up the tank. the service man tightened the clamp. the light came on again and i took the tb back and was told the connection was cracked and that the tank had to be replaced. i haven't been in an accident, haven't run over anything etc to cause this. i am having the tank replaced-- *nm
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - STORAGE - TANK ASSEMBLY
01/19/2010119000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet trailblazer. the dealer stated that the fuel tank was leaking and that there was a fracture in the fuel inlet valve which was connected to the spout. there was no routine maintenance performed on the vehicle prior to the failure. the dealer will not assume the repair cost and there are no related recalls or warranties. the chevrolet manufacturer was called and stated that they would review the case and inform him of the outcome. the failure mileage was 119,000.
04/12/20087300
 Tl* the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet trailblazer. she smelled fuel fumes coming through the air vents of the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to the dealer , and the fuel tank was replaced. the repair did not remedy the failure. secondly the head-lights fail while driving. lastly, the lighting of the instrument control panel was inoperative. she contacted the gm manufacturer, and was referred back to the dealer. the vehicle has been taken to several dealers, but the failures have not been remedied. the failure mileage was 7,300. the vehicle identification number was unavailable.
09/08/200940500103/22/2003
 Tl*the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet trailblazer. the owner smelled fuel when he approached the vehicle and eventually the service engine soon light came on. an authorized mechanic stated that the seams in the plastic fuel tank were leaking and that the vehicle should not be driven until the problem was corrected. the manufacturer advised the contact that they would not be responsible for the repair costs. the dealer replaced the fuel tank. the current and failure mileages were 40,5000. updated 10/13/09. *lj the repair was made at another dealership. the dealership stated that the seam failure was on the top of the gas tank. updated 10/13/09
03/18/200890000105/01/2004
 My 2003 chevy trailblazer was found leaking gas round the top of the tank, the service tech said the module was rusted and will need replacing @$800. *tr
03/07/200855000102/25/2008
 I have a 2003 chevrolet trailblazer ls, 4x4 the gas tank leaks after filling completely. odor of gas coming from my vehicle. *tr
12/28/200752100106/01/2003
 I have a 2003 chevy trailblazer. the gas tank is leaking. after researching this, it is a common problem with this make and model. it was a gm mess up, they should recall it and fix it.*cn
12/17/20070111/05/2003
 Leak in the fuel tank. *tr
09/07/200748000104/23/2003
 Tl*the contact owns a 2003 chevy blazer. the fuel tank was leaking. the check engine light is illuminated continuously. the dealer suggested that the entire fuel tank be replaced. the current and failure mileage were 48,000. updated 01-16-08. *kb updated *jb
08/03/2007760001
 2003 chevrolet trailblazer gas leak. *jb
02/24/200773750112/11/2006
 I noticed a strong smell of gas when checking the air pressure in the tires. after looking under the suv i noticed the tank was dripping gas and was very wet. i was in a small town on a trip with no access to parts so a local shop had to remove the tank, take the sending unit apart, and repair the rusted and leaking sending unit in order to safely get me home.*ak
01/05/200761000104/25/2003
 I have a 2003 chevy trailblazer. it has approximately 62,000 miles on it. the gas tank has a leak causing a ses code of p0442. this type of breakage has been reported before and is well documented. the manufacturer claims no responsibility for this failure. they claim it is due to the age of the car. i cannot believe that it is acceptable for a gas tank to wear out in 3 and 1/2 years! i believe it is a manufacturing defect as it occurs in these types of vehicles frequently. i would ask nhsta to investigate this situation. thank you for your assistance. *nm
11/15/200660000204/07/2003
 2003 trailblazer gas tank leak, crack in fuel neck, 60,000 mi.,service light came on and the dealer diagnosed it and said it would be $1200 to replace gas tank. *jb
12/22/200669000105/19/2006
 1) began to notice a strong smell of gasoline when traveling in auto. this smell became stronger when vehicle was parked. also had a service engine soon light on instrument cluster. when looking under car for leak of gasoline, smell was stronger near fuel tank. the smell was so strong that i was afraid to leave auto in garage at my home for fear of a fire. 2) auto was taken to a repair facility for service engine soon light and gas smell. they discovered a leak in the gas tank at the plastic weld of the nipple that connects to the filler tube. they stated that there seemed to be a failure at the weld or an incomplete weld from the manufacturer. the only solution for this problem would be the replacement of the fuel tank. 3) this repair was completed by the repair facility on 12/28/2006 i have access to this part for inspection. *jb
07/31/200617000205/12/2006
 High pitch whirring sound emanating from the front underside of the vehicle. sound increased as acceleration increased. difficulty in steering became prominent. rack and pinion was leaking into the boot. gasoline tank located on the driver side rear, when full, leaked gasoline. *jb
03/20/200660000103/12/2005
 Fuel tank leaking gas, seal on fuel pump degraded same as 2002 trailblazer and gmc envoy recall, no issued recall on 2003 yet. *nm
12/30/2005210/15/2002
 3/4/05 2003 chevy trail blazer would not take fuel. the fuel would splash out of the fuel neck . the dealership replaced the gas tank and the sender. again, on 12/30/2005 the same problem occurred. the vechicle would not take fuel. while filling up the fuel on dispensed onto the ground. *nm
10/05/200540000308/29/2005
 Dt: contact owns a 2003 chevrolet trailblazer . while driving on road engine check light came on . vehicle was taken to dealership 3 times to have the engine check light reset . mechanic told the contact that it was a crack in the gas tank that was causing engine check light to come on. consumer felt that she shouldn't have to pay for repairs . she felt that this was a safety issue.*ak
07/20/200563000207/02/2003
 Dt: contact states tank gas cracked in june and she had a new one put on. they did not notice anything wrong prior to this happening.. they noticed a gas leak, and that was when they replaced the gas tank. she bought new tires on 7-7-05 ,and now they driver's side wheel bearing failed. also, heard a roaring noise, and took the car to dealer on 7-20-05. she has not talked to the manufacturer yet. the car has 63,000 miles on it. vehicke is a 2003 gm trailblazer. *ak
04/04/200480001
 While driving vehicle leaked fuel from the fuel tank. dealership informed the consumer that there was a hole in the fuel tank. the problem had not been resolved. *ak
08/16/20034000112/01/2003
 I struck what appeared to be a small piece of debris on the interstate. i found out an hour later that it punctured my fuel tank. unfortunately i did not find out about the leak until the parking garage i parked in for that 1 hour was closed by the fire department due to my leak. how can a sport utility vehicle have a plastic gas tank and no skid plate for protection? the gas tank is on back order from gm. is there a problem with this set up?*ak
11/02/20021110/01/2002
 Fuel over flows from filler neck onto side of vehicle and ground every time automatic nozzle shuts off. dt
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - STORAGE - TANK ASSEMBLY - FILLER PIPE AND CAP
01/04/20084005/01/2007
 Fuel spillage during refueling; during refueling the fuel will spill out from behind the top of the tank behind the wall. happened since vehicle has been owned. *cn
07/31/2007107/31/2007
 On my first day from the lot purchasing a 2003 chevrolet trailblazer, gas runs from the fuel tank when i fill up. after seeing all the complaints with the same problem, why is there no recall for this? *tr
03/29/2007108/01/2003
 I am being told that my 2003 chevy trailblazer has a cracked gas tank and has been leaking fuel. we have noticed a strong gasoline odor from the outside of the vehicle for a few weeks. apparently, chevy created a 'special policy' when this issue occurred for its 2002 trailblazers, but i am concerned that no attention is being given to the 2003 models. my dealership is replacing the gas tank which normally would have cost approx $1300, however, to get this deal, they are requiring me to pay for the 50k suggested maintenance on the vehicle at a cost of $475. there has been no injury or accident to myself as a result of this defect, but i feel that it is important enough to warrant investigation since this has also occurred in previous models. also, in previous models chevy paid for all of the repairs without requiring the owners to spend money on 'suggested maintenance'. the service bulletin number from chevy for the 2002 models is tsb 05012. *jb
11/13/200645885211/03/2002
 Tl*the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet trailblazer. the contact claimed to smell gas. the check engine light illuminated a few days later. the vehicle was taken to dealer for service twice. during the second visit, a leak in the filler hose was diagnosed. the vehicle was repaired, but because the repair was not performed by a chevy dealer, the contact could not be reimbursed. the failure mileage was 45885.*ak the customer stated to chevy that he has the cracked filler hose and offered to take to a chevy dealer but preferred an independent testing company gm refused in both cases. update 04/19/07. *tr
10/10/200667431105/01/2003
 Dt*: the contact stated while driving various speeds, the check engine light illuminated. the vehicle was taken to a dealer for inspection who determined the filler pipe neck at the top of the fuel storage tank assembly was leaking and needed replaced. the manufacturer was alerted. updated 10/25/2006 - the tank and inlet is a one piece unit. the inlet cracked around the molded flange where it attaches to the fuel tank. this is where the fuel leaked from. *nm
07/03/2006108/04/2003
 2003 trailblazer fuel line and fuel pump rusted and began to leak fuel. *ts the fuel pump had to be replaced at a cost of 800.00 dollars. the filler neck was leaking at the fuel tank. the front pinion axle seal was leaking and the front stabilizer links were replaced. *jb
11/17/2004210001
 Fuel leak at the fuel tank neck where rubber hose running from fuel filler pipe is attached to fuel tank. (hose is secured to fuel tank by a hose clamp). the check engine light was on, dealer simply reset the light. the light was back two days later and there was a gas smell. i looked at the fuel tank and saw fuel was seeping at the fuel tank neck.
01/30/200411
 Fuel spillage just after auto shutoff on gas pump on my 03 chevy trailblazer. this seems to happen almost everytime i fill the tank. i see and have heard this is a common problem and i believe this is potentially very dangerous. *jb
01/11/200496201207/01/2003
 2003 chevy trailblazer ls- when filling up the gas tank with a full tank, gas spills out of the gas tank's fill pipe. this backwash happens everytime and occurs right after gas nozzle shuts off regardless of gas station that is used. it has been occurring ever since i bought the vehicle in july 03. i estimate 12+ occurrences. *la
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 Fuel flows out the fuel tank filler neck when fuel tank is filled up with fuel. *ak
12/01/2003106/21/2003
 Within seconds of filling the fuel tank, fuel splashed back out of the fuel tank filler neck. *ak *scc *jb
07/26/20036105103/05/2003
 While fueling verhicle, fuel always spills over just before or after auto-shutoff of gas pump. this happens even though i'm careful that it's coming close to a full tank and prepare for the spillage. today it happened at a pump where the fuel pump nozzle was of a non-accordian type boot. i've spoken with others who have the same problem and dealers are telling them to be more careful when re-fueling. what will it take gm to admit there's a design flaw in the fuel delivery system? this is only one of many issues with the trailblazer. you'd think for what they cost that they'd be built better.*ak
05/05/20031103/22/2003
 Gas filler tube overflows on to the ground almost every time the vehicle is filled up with gas. has done this since purchase. tested different gas stations pumps thinking that was the cause but it does this at all of them about a second or so after the pump clicks off. also the filler tube boot has a built in hole for the gas to drain on to the ground....which ( on the better side i guess) does keep it from getting on the side of the vehicle on occasion.
04/18/20030004/04/2003
 New vehicle delivered with dangerous factory defect: gas filler tube has crack- allows fuel to spill out during fueling of vehicle. dealership does not have part on hand for repair. *nlm
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER
07/01/2009
 2003 chevrolet trailblazer. fuel sensor has gone out. the failure was not caused by anything done by the consumer. my fuel gauge constantly reads empty and is no accurate. i talked with the dealership, and even though other vehicles with the same equipment have had recalls issued, they have not issued one for the trailblazer. i know several people who have the exact same problems with their trailblazers (2003 - 2006 models) and it costs approximately $800 to get it fixed at the dealership.
12/23/20091
 2003 trailblazer lt. check engine light came on and stayed on for about a 3 weeks. brought vehicle to service at dealership, was told that i needed to replace my fuel tank because there was a leak in my fuel tank and it should be replaced. cost would be about $1100.00. i have also replaced my kick panel at least 6 times. everytime i have to come out of pocket for something that is poorly made by the manufacture. i know others are experiencing this same problem. please look into this situation for us, we need your help. i drive my vehicle everyday and only have about 63,000 miles, my vehicle is like new and i am the only driver. *tr
04/05/2009820001
 I have a 2003 trailblazer, where the fill spout is on the gas tank, is broke, by talking and checking on the web, there are a lot of people with the same problem, chevrolet said,i hate it for you that i don't live in a high corrosion area, but they have sent a special bulletin for the defect they will not fix it because of where i live. this is dangerous for alot of reasons, fuel leaks for 1 the only remedy is 1,500.00. *tr
02/06/200885000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet trailblazer. while driving 25 mph, the fuel gauge needle moved to full. upon filling the vehicle with fuel, the gauge remained full for the rest of that day. the following day, when the vehicle was started, the needle went around in a circle (counter clockwise) beyond the full mark. the failure has continued for the past six months. the contact read that the failure was due to a sensor in the gas tank, but has not taken the vehicle to the dealer or a mechanic. the manufacturer has not been notified. the current mileage was 90,300 and failure mileage was 85,000.
01/01/2008500001
 Fuel gauge on 2003 chevy trailblazer does not work. this is a safety hazard. vehicles running out of fuel can be a safety hazard with people walking on highways to get gas and people getting stranded. *tr
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER - DELIVERY
01/02/200755532104/12/2005
 Noticed smell of gasoline. took to dealer for repair. said leaking fuel lines to due unusual corrosion. fuel sending unit replaced. extended warranty would not cover repair due to corrosion. *tr
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER - DELIVERY - FUEL PUMP
12/16/200632204205/21/2003
 Chevrolet 2003 trailblazer: noticed a large puddle in driveway, which was gasoline. started suv up and the gas just poured out of the vehicle. i was afraid to drive it, but knew i had to do something. i drove it to the nearest repair station, wherein, after inspection it was found to be rotted supply and return lines on fuel pump module. the repair station removed the remaining fuel from the fuel tank; replaced fuel pump module; reinstalled fuel tank; reinstalled fuel. at a total cost of $778.14 used. i am a gm retiree after 33 years of service, and would like to be reimbursed for said amount of money. thank you for your consideration in this expensive matter. *ak
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER - STORAGE - FUEL GAUGE SYSTEM
10/13/200971200
 Tl*the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet trailblazer. while driving approximately 10 to 15 mph, the driver traveled over a railroad track and the engine stalled unexpectedly. there were no warning light indicators illuminated on the instrument panel. the contact made several unsuccessful attempts to restart the engine and observed that the empty fuel indicator was displayed on the fuel gauge. when the engine restarted, the fuel gauge displayed the accurate reading. the vehicle was able to resume normal operation. the contact has concerns of the significant safety risk. the vin was rejected from the system. the failure mileage was 71,200. the current mileage was 71,220.
02/11/2007300001
 Tl*the contact owns a 2003 chevrolet trailblazer. while driving 25 mph, the contact noticed that the fuel gauge was not registering the correct amount of fuel. occasionally, the gauge would indicate that no fuel was present in the vehicle at all. the vehicle was not inspected and no repairs were made at that time. one year later, the temperature gauge, actuator on the air conditioning/heating system, and the speedometer failed. the vehicle was taken to the dealer and they confirmed that the actuator failed. the vehicle was repaired at the cost of $720. the manufacturer stated that no compensation would be provided because the failure was not under recall. the failure mileage was 30,000 and current mileage was 44,000. updated 4/23/09 *cn updated 04/28/09. *jb
09/10/20031209/03/2003
 Owned 03 trailblazer for 4 months and has given me electrical & mechanical problems. i had one problem since i first bought this vehicle and now i have 13 things that are a danger to me and my family. ac turns on by itself whether car is off or on. ac has turned on while i was driving frightening the hell out of me causing me to almost lose control of the wheel. ac ,engine lacks horse power,hand brake,hazard lights,lights turn off, mirrors move by themselves, car boggs as if it wants to turn off, while driving steering wheel moves by itself, gas gauge has read low fuel when gas is full. i am terrified the car will give out with my child and i in it.i have tried to have vehicle repaired numerous times and still dealer can't seem to duplicate the problem. the vehicle is a hazard to me and my family and to all those who own one. need the problem to be fixed before any tragedies occur. *ak
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER - STORAGE - TANK ASSEMBLY - FILLING/CHARGING
06/30/20031503/18/2003
 Spitback of gasoline when pumping gas.
02/16/20044
 When fueling my 2003 chevy trail blazer, gas has overflowed a minimum of (4) times since november of 2003 (when i purchased the vehicle). two of those times gas sprayed back onto my hand. i had the vehicle into the dealer in late november 2003. they said that chevrolet knows about the problem, is working on it, and will issue a recall when they have a solution. *ak