GM ponders 06-07 Chevrolet TrailBlazer recall

By Peter Chubb - Feb 14, 2012

We need to stress that a recall for the 06-07 Chevrolet TrailBlazer has not been issued yet but it’s a huge concern for GM, as if an issue is found it could also affect three of their other models. The NHTSA has received several complaints that suggest there have been door fires in these vehicles and as a result could possible affect 309,000 of these SUVs.

A total of 12 complaints have been received with concerns regarding the power window switches and other related parts, It has been reported that there have been a few fires or smoke inside select TrailBlazer models, thankfully there hasn’t been any injuries.

This is the same issue that has affected 830,000 Toyota Camry and RAV4 vehicles, it’s not as strange as you think because both companies sourced the parts from the same supplier and if NHTSA find a link then there is a fear that this could become a widespread recall.

From what we already know the Buick Rainier, GMC Envoy and the Saab 9-7X share the same power window switch, and while there is nothing owners of these vehicles can do for now, we would advise you to be extra vigilant and if there are any signs of smoke then you need to get in contact with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration right away.

It’s hard to say how long this investigation will go on for, but owners of the affected Chevrolet TrailBlazers will be waiting patiently for the verdict, as will we. If you do have any worries or experience issues with one of these models then contact your local dealer, but maybe you should consider disconnecting the battery first.

There seems to be some confusion as to who the issue is down to because we have heard a few people suggesting Toyota is to blame, but it’s too early to start pointing fingers. The best course of action is to wait until the inquiry is over before we make any assumptions, but it’s certainly worrying and just highlights the fact that vehicles of today are more about quantity and not quality.

Looking over some of the cases we were worried to learn that when a fire did occur the engine was off and the vehicle was left unattended, now could you imagine if you left the vehicle at the parking lot or in the garage where it could not only set another vehicle on fire but also your home while you are asleep?

We are sorry to be so harsh, but you have to consider how series this issue could be. Have you experienced any issue with your 2006-2007 Chevrolet TrailBlazer?

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  • Patricia Clark

    David I had problems with my 06 trailblazer and the gas tank gushed. It was rather expensive, but my dealership talked to Chevy and they split the cost with me. Now I’ve just had to replace the master switch in drivers door, to pass my state inspection. I’m hoping it will be recalled so I can be reimbursed!

  • David Qualls

    Like all the reports before me I own a 2007 Trailblazers LS. I have both know problems existing like many others. !. The drivers master window switch quit working and door locks for that side. @. Fuel guage is inoperative to . It saids empty no matter how much fuel it has.

  • Linjov

    My 2007 trailblazer window switch melted and shorted out the whole driver side window and doorlock control. I have looked everywhere for a replacement.  I’m told only qualified Chevy dealers can replace this specific pn#.  The lowest cost I could find was $301.00.  Programming it is to cost between $50 and $75.  GM needs to replace these parts free of charge, especially for us who are on fixed incomes.

  • Pepperly1

    i have a 2006 trailblazer and have had problems with the door switch and I feel that gm should fix it.
    thank you
    peggy epperly

  • Salgirl

    Mine hasn’t smoked or caught on fire but just died.  Now I have no use of the front windows or door locks.  I’ve looked everywhere trying to replace it and was told that the part wasn’t manufactured any longer.  I wasn’t surprised to hear about a possible defect and am hoping for a recall.

  • Paul Brown1263

    This happened to me about a year ago.  My window stopped working. I put in a new Fuse and the door almost caught on fire. Smoke was com from the door and I had to pull the fuse. How do I report this??