2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L from North America


Need a less costly SUV


Reclining seat levers broke at 45,000 miles (vice grips work OK)

Replaced the wheel bearings about a year ago.

Upper and lower ball joints replaced at 80,000 miles.

The gas gauge does not operate because the electronic card that sits in the fuel tank shorted out (according to the dealer).

Serpentine belt replaced at 80,000 miles.

Oil cooler lines need to be replaced.

Replaced the brake pads more times than I would have cared to. Even had to replace the rotors once secondary to the excessive wear on the pads.

13 months after replacing the wheel bearings, I get to now replace them again.

General Comments:

This vehicle is a mechanics dream.

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

Review Date: 28th April, 2006

2000 Chevrolet Blazer LT 4.3 from North America




Bought new off dealer lot

Brake rotors warped within 200 mile of purchase, turned rotors, should have taken the sign and returned the lemon.

Headlight unit filled with water after 1 year, replaced under warranty

Battery after 2.5 years

Oil cooler lines

Ball joints

Both front wheel hubs

Idler pulley

Serpentine belt


Rear Diff

Brakes and Rotors all around

New climate control computer

Driver side door hinges twice

Passenger side door molding

Water pump

Driver side leather seats worn after 40k

Tires all around at 55k

Second set of tires at 60k (bad OEM replacements)

Fuel pump and sending unit (not to mention the 16 gallons of gas that disappeared during the tank drop)

On Deck

Heater core leaking

AC needs to be recharged

Front and rear shocks

Paint starting to peel.

And I'm only at 75k.

General Comments:

Owned 1989 Blazer before this and drove it into the ground for 180,000 miles with normal wear and tear (tires, brakes, battery). Had to get rid of it because it was rusting away. Not sure this one will "survive" to the rusting stage.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 21st April, 2006

2000 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3 from North America


Worst made vehicle I've ever owned


Wheel hubs and bearings, upper and lower ball joints ball joints replaced 3 times already. No OEM parts that are better quality available. $1000 each time for parts, not including my time and labor.

Gas gauge became erratic at 35000 miles. Replacement fuel sending unit costs $350, plus time and labor.

Seat handles both broken off. gotta live without em. Its pot metal that breaks off, and you have to replace with same crap.

Heater core gone at 50000 miles. Wouldn't you know, just after warranty expires.

General Comments:

The worst car I've ever owned. I've always been a huge Chevy fan, but no longer. I can't believe the poor craftsmanship in these vehicles. Chevy has been no help on any of the problems. While I can understand normal wear and tear, I do regular maintenance on my truck, to no avail. The parts just keep failing. My last set of wheel hubs lasted 13 months. Of course, 1 month after the parts warranty expired. Had to buy new tires AGAIN because of the faulty wheel hubs.

All my problems should have been factory recalls. Just goes to show that you don't get the quality you pay for anymore on American vehicles. I am ready to buy a new vehicle and dump this hunk, and I WILL NOT look at a Chevy. I've been pumping over a grand each year into repairs on this pile already. I'd like to drive it into a river or off a cliff.

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

Review Date: 11th April, 2006

11th Apr 2006, 13:11

Well, with 192,000 miles you're going to go through that kind of thing at least once (though three sets of bearings and ball joints does seem above average.) Trucks and especially 4WD ones wear these things out faster than in a car.

Ever since Chevy started building them with the speed sensor inside, it's like they're made of tin and crackers, they just won't last.