10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,819 miles

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problem #7

Jun 272013

Blazer 6-cyl

  • 93,732 miles
Fortunately, I had just gotten off the freeway and was looking for an address at a slow speed. All of a sudden the car lurched; I had no steering; I lost all electrical control; the car ground to a halt; smoke came out from under the hood. I and a friend got out of the car. Fortuitously, fire trucks appeared. It turned out they were returning from another incident as I could not believe the immediacy of their response. They took over preventing further aggravation of this situation. The battery was boiling. All the electrical wire harnesses were melted. The upper suspension control arm was broken. The firemen's observation was, if I had been going any faster, the car could have flipped. After being towed to a nearby mechanic, I learned the upper control arm had broken. It impailed the starter which shorted. That melted the wiring harnesses to and from the battery, as well as being the cause of the battery boiling. The key issue is that General Motors would build a vehicle where the upper control arm is so flimsy it would break. I have read other incidents of the same thing with the Chevrolet Blazer where, for example, a person was going 30mph, the car flipped, and the person was knocked unconscious. A repeated corporate failure of this nature should have consequences.

- Palos Verdes Estates, CA, USA

problem #6

Jun 222006

Blazer

  • 2,000 miles
Front end is junk, the smell of raw gas when fueling up and replaced oil line, steering parts, door pin, back light, right hub, before service warranty was up. Then of coarse the, rotors went along with the left hub and heater core went, .. the Blazer has been a lemon since I bought it new. Cried alot.. I just turned the 100,000 on 7/15/10 couldn't go anywhere cause it was in the shop being fixed... lemon so much for buying new.

- Lyman, ME, USA

problem #5

Jun 062010

Blazer

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owned a 2000 Chevrolet Blazer. While driving approximately 55 mph the steering wheel became very stiff. While compensating for the stiff steering the vehicle was involved in a rollover crash in which the air bags did not deploy. The contact was injured. A police report was filed. She was taken by helicopter to the hospital. The vehicle was towed and was never examined to determine the cause of failure. The failure and current mileages were 120,000.

- Lake Panasoffkee, FL, USA

problem #4

Jan 072004

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
2000 Chevy Blazer...steering is dangerous...to much play in steering...this has always been the case after warranty went out. I do not feel safe enough in the vehicle to drive it on the highway nor do I take vacations in it. I have limited use with the vehicle due to this concern.

- Valparaiso, IN, USA

problem #3

Jul 162008

Blazer

  • 25,000 miles
Ball joints this vehicle has failed Massachusetts yearly inspection 2 years in a row due to sloppy ball joints. If the vehicle was not inspected the result could be rather hazardous to me and people on the highway.

- Millbury , MA, USA

problem #2

Aug 092002

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
While driving vehicle will go into 4 wheel drive by itself, which result in loss of control of vehicle that almost caused an accident.

- Naugatuck, CT, USA

problem #1

Oct 012001

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When vehicle hits a bump, the steering gets very loose. Consumer feels unsafe because if ball joints break from steering wheel being so loose, this could cause an accident.

- Manitowoc , WI, USA