1997 Chevrolet Blazer Reviews - Page 24 of 24

1997 Chevrolet Blazer LS from North America

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 1 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
1.2 / 10
Distance when acquired26000 miles
Most recent distance82000 miles
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

Junk on wheels

Faults:

The fuel pump system just had to be replaced.

A complete set of front brakes just had to be replaced (pads, rotors, calipers, etc.).

There is no heat (heating core?).

The 4WD does not engage.

The windshield wiper system has to be replaced.

The whole front end (tie rods, etc.) needs to be replaced. The auto will not pass inspection because it is so bad.

The electric side mirrors do not work properly.

Plastic sections of interior and exterior are falling off.

The carpet on the driver's side has completely worn through.

General Comments:

$3,000 in repairs just in one month.

The same problems plague this model from vehicle to vehicle. Ask around.

General Motors will not respond to formal inquiries and complaints. General Motors does not stand behind their product. I kid you not... this is what a representative said to me... "So what do you want from us?" (This was in response to my informing her that I was facing $3,000 in repairs in one month.)

I will never purchase another GM product again. To me, GM = Gross Mistake.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 15th January, 2002

14th May 2002, 11:08

I agree with this one, I have a 1998 Blazer and I also have no heat, now my transmission is leaking. I would like to know if the transmission and heat problems is as common as it seems. We have always driven Chevy, but this Blazer makes us think about looking else where.

1997 Chevrolet Blazer S10 4.3 liter from North America

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 4.3 liter Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 1 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.8 / 10
Distance when acquired22000 miles
Most recent distance64000 miles
Previous carPontiac Bonneville

Summary:

Run, Forest, Run!

Faults:

Rust in the transmission found during a "fluid check" at 25,000 miles.

Alternator out at 50,050 miles (50 miles over warranty and 2 batteries later).

Complete brake overhaul at 55,500 miles.

Gas gauge quit working at 56,000 miles.

Air conditioner compressor was gone at 59,000 miles (that quit in March, couldn't afford to replace it until August).

Pulley harness for universal belt snapped at 62,000 miles.

Heater coil leaking inside the truck now, when I need a heater and defroster (notice the above, I just got the air fixed).

This Blazer has a rear mounted tire that continues to rattle as if the fender is about to fall off.

And fuel consumption? Hummmm. I pour it in... It pours it out! On a good day I get about 14 miles to the gallon in town and 18 on the road. I can't let it go empty to check for perfect accuracy - remember the gas tank assembly will cost me about $700.00 to replace.

Carpet wearing through on the driver's side and all that plastic trim on outside of the truck looks like someone has be scrubbing it with a hot wire brush.

The plastic levers that release the backs on the two front seats are stripped out from ordinary use at about 53,000 miles.

The keyless entry remote quit working at about 56,000 miles.

I have put out over $2,200.00 for repairs in less than a year. I could have been driving a dependable and enjoyable vehicle with warranty for peace of mind. At this point, I am looking for any new car except a Chevrolet! And I love America, but am not real happy with GM.

General Comments:

The only thing I can depend on about this vehicle is its high maintenance, gas guzzling ability to leave me stranded and always looking for a good mechanic.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 3rd October, 2001

13th Oct 2002, 16:06

I just read what you said about the Chevy Blazer, and I am having the same problems with mine. Everything you wrote is what is going on with mine now. I should of read this before I bought mine.

28th Feb 2003, 17:09

I have a 96 Blazer And I love it, no problems yet and I have had it for 2 years. It has 97,000 miles on it and I run it into the ground. All I have done do it since I have had it is wash it and change the oil. Isn't Chevy great!!!

1997 Chevrolet Blazer S10 LS 4.3 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1997
Engine and transmission 4.3 V6
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.8 / 10

Faults:

41K miles - transmission shot.

41K miles - 4wd encoder motor shot

Fuel pump ready to go.

Front end makes lots of noise.

General Comments:

Very disappointed in Chevy and also in the dealer. Was a lifelong Chevy man. Not anymore.

How convenient these things break as soon as the warranty expires.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 2nd October, 1999

28th Aug 2001, 22:45

I also have a 1997 Chevy blazer and it has been a electrical nightmare. everything has went wrong I have replaced about 6 electrical items and now my encoder for 4wdr is shot and a repair is 500.00 very disappointed with Chevy will never buy another one!!

1st Mar 2002, 11:13

I bought a 1997 LT one year ago, went out to start it, all it would do is crank and crank, no one can seem to figure out the problem. It has been over a week, very disappointed. Also a big Chevy fan until this purchase. I will get rid of this vehicle as soon as possible.

Diane.

Average review marks: 5.5 / 10, based on 89 reviews