2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS from North America

Summary:

I've tried this American made car as my first car ever, but am afraid Japanese will be my next buy.

Faults:

Rear struts (I believe) needed replacing within first year due to faulty manufacturing; luckily it was still covered by warranty.

Alternator required replacing.

Driver side visor's plastic construction snapped off with minimal use which now prevents "flap" from remaining closed to keep visor light off. Luckily, a store bought CD holder strapped on keeps the flap shut now.

Passenger & Driver seat adjust level needed replacement withing 3 months of each other as they both just snapped off when being used to recline the seat back (don't ask why).

Fuel level sensor stopped working which will cost $121 to repair unless I choose to replace the whole fuel pump for $472.

Motor mounts were "collapsed" but can be repaired/replaced for $261.

Coolant line is leaking.

CD player no longer plays. Sometimes, one track will, but "Err" message appears mid track. Owner's manual says this is temporary effect usually when humidity in weather is high, but should clear after an hour. So far, it's been a week.

General Comments:

I love the space my Blazer provides but I'd much prefer to have the dependability I hear many other driver get from their Japanese make cars.

Although, on the comfortability issue, the back seats could be more comfortable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 10th November, 2004

24th Apr 2005, 07:22

As far as your CD player goes, pull out the fuse and put it back in. Mine does the same and this seems to work for a while.

3rd Mar 2007, 20:54

I have a 2000 Chevy Blazer and at approximately 5 years, many thing started going bad with my vehicle.

I have had to have the lower right ball joint replaced, the lower right idler arm replaced, the heater core stopped working and it has been replaced, the whole engine cleaned and rebuilt due to a crack in the seal, which leaked antifreeze in, my oil pump went bad and it has been replaced, and the alternator had to be replaced.

The passenger side lever to lay the seat back broke off and I found a generic replacement part at my local auto store for about $20.00.

If I used the hazard lights, my brake lights would not work anymore, which I found out was a recall item and had it fixed.

The lights on my steering wheel for the audio system have gone out, and half the lights are out on the audio and temperature system panel.

The cover to the lighted visor broke off.

The fuel sensor stopped working; I was told I had to replace the whole fuel tank which was around $600-$700. I was told the 2000 Blazers could not have just the sensor changed itself, due to the new styling of the fuel tank.

My CD player has given me the "err" message too and pulling the fuse out and putting it back in has not fixed it. The battery has been replaced twice.

I know I am forgetting something else, but that about covers it, otherwise the Blazer has suited its purpose, taking me from point A to point B. This was my first American vehicle and if I can afford it, it will most likely be the last.

2000 Chevrolet Blazer from North America

Summary:

Consumer Reports lists this is a very expensive vehicle to own and I definitely agree

Faults:

-3 sets of wheel bearings (1 set under warranty from bearing manufacturer.)

-ABS indicator malfunction (in hub, so that needed to be replaced)

-front joints replaced

-brake light problem (replaced hazard warning assembly.

-door hinges need constant greasing

-driver door does not sit correctly

-transmission replaced

-coolant leak (gaskets and lines replaced)

General Comments:

We purchased our 2000 Chevy Blazer off the lot and brand new. Since we've had this vehicle, we have had over $6,100.00 in repairs. I am the primary driver and do not "beat" my vehicle. My primary use for vehicle is to and from work (highway miles). The vehicle is properly maintained.

Problems began shortly after the warranty. They have included the following:

- 3 sets of wheel bearings. (one warranty)

- ABS indicator malfuncation (hub replaced)

- front joints replaced

- brake light problem (hazard assembly replaced.)

- door hinges need constant greasing

- driver door does not sit correctly

- transmission replaced

- coolant leak (gaskets and lines replaced).

This has been a very expensive car to own. I feel that based on the number of similar problems that many individuals are experiencing there are some definite flaws the manufacturer should be taking care of!

My past 4WD vehicle was a Rodeo. The only problem I had to deal with in that vehicle was a transmission. I know that I will not be purchasing another Blazer. Chevy has definitely lost me as a customer.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 9th November, 2004

15th Mar 2005, 09:19

I am the owner of a 2000 Blazer and I am experiencing a lot of the same issues. This Friday I am having the front hub assembly replaced. My door needs greased... I had the hazard switch replaced (under recall)... Seems to me that Chevy definitely has an issue here that they should be resolving for us!

5th Aug 2008, 23:33

I just bought a 2000 Blazer from a friend and I also am hearing a grinding noise. I shift it into four wheel drive and it stops, but when I shift it back into 2 hi, it starts grinding again. I'm the third owner of this Blazer and my friend bought it from a friend of hers. Both previous owners were happy with the vehicle. I'm just frustrated trying to find out what the grinding problem is and getting it fixed. I would definitely buy a Chevy again (this is my second Chevy but my first Blazer), but I don't know if I would get another Blazer. I'll just wait a while and see how it does after I get it worked on.