1999 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L V6 from North America




WHERE do I get replacement front hub bearings?? I read in several postings that they bought bearings and replaced the two sealed ones themselves...

BUT I cannot find any... HiLo and Autozone says not available... the 4 wheel version is, but they don't fit on the 2WD model..

Gawd I hate my Blazer... Hub bearings, seat recliner handles, washer motor, the AC clutch (rattles like crazy when engaged... if it was the other way around, I wouldn't mind!), now I hear a slight whine when accelerating in 2nd gear, and the heater has quit putting HOT air out (kinda lukewarm... I had the cooling system flushed a while back to get rid of the gurgling noise)...

General Comments:

See above...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 14th November, 2003

1999 Chevrolet Blazer S10 4.3L V6 from North America


Generally good with some annoying design issues


Recline levers for both passenger and driver seats have each broken twice (4 levers in all)

CV joint boot destroyed itself ~ 60,000 miles.

Short in steering column wiring caused turn signal click assembly to click constantly. Apparently, this is a common issue in GM SUVs around this production year, but dealership wanted $400 to fix.

Upholstery wearing badly after 3.5 years.

Rear lift-glass latch assembly requires nearly constant lubrication to maintain proper operation.

Rear differential started to develop problems around 70,000 miles.

Manual transmission has tendency to spontaneously pop out of reverse.

General Comments:

Engine reliability is good. Still starts/idles/runs like new after 73,000 miles.

Drive-train seems a little loose. Clunks and such are frequent. Have had some minor to fairly significant drive-train issues.

Seat recline lever mechanism is terrible. The handle's shear off with very little force. Extremely poor construction quality.

There is apparently a design flaw in the steering column wiring that frequently leads to a short in the turn signal electrical system. Happened to me and several other owners I know after less than 3 years/50,000 miles. In one case, led to smoke coming out of the steering column. GM is generally unsympathetic and wants to charge around $400 to fix the problem.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th October, 2003

14th Jun 2004, 14:57

Almost everyone has the problem of the seat recliner handle breaking off!!! How much did it cost to repaire it???

1999 Chevrolet Blazer S10 LT V6 from North America


This Blazer is the worst purchase I ever made


I bought my 199 Blazer off the lot with 14 miles on it.. Every ten thousand miles I have to replace components of the four wheel drive: encoder, module, pinions, seals yolks you name it what ever the 4 wheel drive had its been replaced 9 times, it was even proved as a lemon. I have to replace repeatedly the wiring in the 4 wheel drive. The heater core went. at 50 thousand miles, not a good thing in October, especially when my "Ultimate Warranty" don't cover it> had to replace warped rotors, ball joints, rocker idler arm... well I think you get the big picture on my p.o.s. Blazer.

General Comments:

These 1999 S10 LT Blazer's seriously need to be recalled.

I have invested way too much time in rental cars.

Time loss from work, and too many hours in the service department.

Not to mention to much time on the phone with the warranty department.

I seriously regret buying this Blazer.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 30th September, 2003

1st Jan 2007, 13:36

The delco battery leaks acid, which destroys the shifter cable for the 4x4. GM vehicles also eat alternators, power steering units, A/C compressors, heater cores, intake manifold gaskets, fuel pumps, injectors, starters, batteries, computers, power windows, transmissions and engines.

Bottom line is, if you own a GM trade it. Ford and D/C are no better, and the European stuff is even worse. It's sad to say, but the Asians offer better cars that don't break (as often).

9th Apr 2024, 03:54

You hear sometimes that extended warranties are ripoffs. This one was an example of that. Or, that heater core actually should have been covered, and the guy at the GM dealer hoodwinked you. I’d give the dealer service marks a worse score than 8/10 if I suspected that.