10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
9 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,557 miles

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problem #29

Sep 062008

Blazer 6-cyl

  • 183,250 miles
The ABS gradually came on. When applying the brakes, the wheels lock up and the Blazer skids about a foot. I have had numerous near accidents because of the ABS. I took the Blazer into the Chevrolet dealership and they ran the VIN. I was told that there are no recalls for my Blazer. However, according to the NHTSA website, there are two recalls (00V055000 & 99V220000). I would like to know whether or not there are any recalls.

- San Bernardino, CA, USA

problem #28

Jun 052005

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles
The handle that allows you to recline the seat broke off flushed with the seat, this happened to both the driver and passenger seats in June 2005. The hood will not pop up when the lever was pulled until one banged on the grill or the hood in certain spots, which just started in March of 2007. The gas mileage dropped from 20 mpg to 16 mpg within 6 months. The back glass stuck and was hard to open, started in 2006. When turning on the air conditioner (A/C ) the car had no power, I have to turn it off when accelerating on the interstate or on hills. If the cruise control was set it kicked off when the A/C was on. When I needed to stop quickly the brakes failed, and felt a grinding sensation through the pedal, but the mechanic changed the brakes and checked the rotors, but hasn't found any problem. Suspected a defect somewhere in the brake system\ as of 2005. The fan kicked on all the time, even when the engine was cold, and in winter when first starting. One mechanic told me that in many Blazer the catalytic converter broke off in the muffler, which had to be replaced. Had been told this happened so much that most people left them off. Too many other problems to mentioned. Also, the horn worked only when it wanted to, problem in the steering wheel.

- Fort Smith, AR, USA

problem #27

Jan 192007

Blazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 140,000 miles
I own a 2000 Chevy Blazer and when it rains the brakes go out the vehicle will not stop the pedal won't go to the floor and it when you try to push the breaks it makes a funny clicking kind of noise and the pedal just hops not letting you break. Then when you take off after you stopped (by the emergency break)the back end slides sideways like the front breaks are locked up. I almost killed myself and my kids because I couldn't stop! that is extremely dangerous! it only happens when it rains or go through water. Others with the same kind of vehicle said the had that problem as well.

- Pryor, OK, USA

problem #26

Jun 222006

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
ABS activates while braking at low speeds causing an increased stopping distance which has nearly resulted in hitting pedestrians or other vehicles. This happens several times daily.

- Shelby Twp, MI, USA

problem #25

Jan 182004

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,500 miles
2000 Blazer anti-lock brakes do not stop the vehicle. Two years ago this caused an accident when I hit the car in front of me at a stop sign. The vehicle had done this quite a few times before this, both in wet and dry weather. I had the vehicle looked at by two different dealerships and they could find nothing wrong. I currently keep the anti-lock brakes unplugged as they are not safe. You think you are stopping and then the car lunges forward as the brake acts up. The accident caused me to get a ticket and have higher insurance premiums.

- Pinckney, MI, USA

problem #24

Sep 012005

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 190,000 miles
Live in tn, often travel to mi anti-lock brake pump would engage at 10 mph when braking in normal conditions. Same problem and solution as the vehicles in GM's current truck and SUV recall, but this is a 2000 Blazer.

- Clarksville, TN, USA

problem #23

Aug 152004

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,721 miles
The anti lock brakes failed to stop my 2000 Blazer in time to avoid hitting a deer. I contacted GM and they told me there was nothing they could do for me, there had been no recall on the 2000 Blazer like there was on other models of SUV's of the same year. I had the problem repaired on my own. It is my belief that there should be a recall on this SUV to prevent anyone from being injured or killed due to brake failing. There was $3200 damage on my Blazer and it cost $192 to have the problem repaired.

- Sidney, NY, USA

problem #22

May 152005

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Both brake-ABS lights come on intermittently. Vehicle into dealership several times with different diagnosis, even though, speed sensor was mentioned each time but never repaired. Currently, GM recall for speed sensor brake problem does not include 2000 Chevy Blazer nor the state of Missouri. This is still a ongoing problem on my vehicle.

- Newburg, MO, USA

problem #21

Mar 102001

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles
There has been a constant problem with the brakes since consumer purchased the vehicle. When applying brake pressure the brakes chatter/jump, and shake within the brakes. The vehicle stops when this occurs. This can happen at both high and low speeds when applying brake pressure. This vehicle has been to a dealer numerous times for this problem. The consumer does not know what repairs have been made, but does remember something about calipers and corrosion. This is still a problem. There is a recall on some Chevrolet vehicles involving the ABS, but consumer's vehicle is not included in this recall.

- St Agnes, MI, USA

problem #20

Sep 082004

Blazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Going about 30 mph to enter freeway on onramp, I put on my brakes as traffic was slowing. Traffic then slowed quickly and I pushed brakes down harder and pedal went to the floor and car didnt stop causing me to hit the back for the car in front of me. I contacted the dealership and was told that was a problem with ABS brakes at slower stopping speeds and that nothing could be done to correct it and that nothing would show on the computer. I called a brake shop and was basicly told the same thing. That ABS brakes at slow speeds are a problem, they could put it on a machine to check codes but were 99.9% sure as usual it would show nothing.

- Henderson, NV, USA

problem #19

Sep 302003

Blazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,695 miles
The fuel pump, line and tank are faulty at 35000 miles. I bought it as a used car from santa ana Hyundai who agreed to fix the fuel pump but did not. The transmission is not changing gears properly, it would not start when I turned it off to get gas on 9-26-03, the left front end is popping with a loud noise, the brakes are not antilock brakes, it feels as if I am hitting metal when I stop hard, the panel lights would flicker, lights on dash board when flash when I had seatbelt on. I had a Chevrolet dealership fix the minor things. The battery cable was loose and they oiled the joints to stop the squeak. The dealer refused to fix the fuel pump which is unsafe and demand I pay him money that is already above the price of this car. I am paying $14,000 plus for a 2000 Chevrolet Blazer with a faulty fuel pump.the door entry will not properly take in the key to open the door.the gauge meters were dancing back and forth and not properly reading the fuel.it was a rental car before I bought it so I had no real history of recalls or mechanical reports.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #18

Jul 302003

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
My 2000 Chevy Blazer (88K mi.) had both the ABS system light and emergency brake light come on. I have also experienced strange ABS activation even at low speed and light brake application. My dealer said the ABS controller is faulty. I have found numerous descriptions of these very same symtoms from other owners as well as tsb references to this defect. This looks like a trend and a design flaw and a saftey issue. This should be investigated and the ABS controller system should be recalled.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #17

May 102003

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,000 miles
While traveling at slow speeds, (less than 15 mph) brake pedal pulses, and goes towards the floor. ABS then activates, and the truck does not stop. This has happened 5-10 times, twice causing collisions with curbs, and parking barriers. Garage that fixed a broken brake line, checked the brakes, and could find no problems.

- Natick, MA, USA

problem #16

Aug 012001

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
Every place I have contacted about these repairs has stated they are aware of these two product-wide part defects. Per scott at darryl burke, the mf switch has been going out on most affected vehicles, which has been a product-wide failure, prior to the 36ooo mile warranty limit. Per jr at atlantic ave. Tire in cary, nc, 919 872-0786, he and his supplier are aware of the broad mf switch failures which cause loss of rear brake lights and could now be the main factor contributing to many accidents. Also, scott at darryl burke's svc dept told me today not to bother spending $340 to replace the seat adj levers as they will just break again as there has not been a product upgrade issued to fix the root cause of this product wide problem. If the seat can not be adjusted so that the driver is comfortable and has optimum visibility, this problem can contribute to driver error and accidents.

- Cary, NC, USA

problem #15

Oct 112001

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
When brakes were applied, pedal went to floor/speed approx. 15mph./veh. In off position/pedal high/once ignition applied/pedal goes to floor/police report verified this as per att ached/caribbean auto mart did all servicing/complaints about brake problem ongoing and consistent.

- St Thomas, VI, USA

problem #14

Feb 182001

Blazer

  • miles
While driving 20mph and trying to stop vehicle, brake pedal went to floor. Also, brakes would make a loud noise when pressing them.

- Searcy, AR, USA

problem #13

Jun 212001

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
When applying ABS brakes, if the road is wet, brake pedal goes to floor, causing extended stopping distance. Cause unknown. Dealer cannot identify cause.

- Victor, NY, USA

problem #12

May 162001

(reported on)

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Intermittently when brakes are applied pedal goes to floor, resulting in extended stopping distance. Dealer has repaired braking system seven times.

- East Mckeesport, PA, USA

problem #11

Apr 092001

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
While driving vehicle completely shutdown without warning, cause unknown. When changing from two wheel drive to four wheel drive brakes jammed, nearly causing a collision.

- Earlysville, VA, USA

problem #10

Apr 082001

Blazer

  • miles
Headlights were going on and off while traveling down dark curved road. Light flickered so much that consumer was trying to pull over and struck a tree head-on, and rolled over once. ABS brakes had failed. Airbags didn't deploy. GMC filed a complaint.

- Englewood, FL, USA

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