1999 Chevrolet Blazer ZR2 4.3 V6 from North America
Problems that were fixed under warranty:
1- could not shift out of 4WD.
2- Driver side and passenger side seat recliner handles broke.
The Dealer fixed both issues without question.
Problems after warranty expired:
1- Gas gauge stopped working – has not been fixed.
2- Driver side seat recliner handle broke – has not been fixed.
3- Oil cooling lines leak – small leak, has not been fixed.
4- Battery leak corroded the power wires (positive and negative). This has happened twice. Battery and all wires replaced both times.
5- Front & Rear brakes and rotors replaced.
6- Blower and windshield wipers stopped working at the same time. A ground wire became corroded and broke. A mechanic reattached the ground wire.
7- Water pump broke. Mechanic replaced and switched from Dex Cool to normal antifreeze.
8- Driver side hub assembly / wheel bearing went bad. (This is currently being worked on)
9- Ball joints went bad. (This is currently being worked on)
10- Front & Rear brakes and rotors are being replaced again and the ABS light came on. (This is currently being worked on)
11- HVAC control switch went bad and is being replaced (This is currently being worked on)
12- Issues with loose steering. (This is currently being worked on)
I love my Blazer, but lately it's getting harder and harder to say that. Overall this has been a good vehicle for me during the past 6 years, but I'm beginning to wonder how much life she has left in her. I use synthetic oil and change it religiously every 5,000 miles. The engine sounds excellent and the truck is overall in good shape. I just wonder how much more of these "little things" are going to go wrong. It sure is nice not having a car payment, but I don't want to start budgeting for monthly repair costs.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 5th January, 2006