2000 Chevrolet Blazer LT from North America


Until 3 days ago, we have had no problems with our Blazer, but on April 8, 2004 it caught fire. My husband was backing out of a friends drive way and heard a loud pop. Next thing he knew there was smoke and flames coming out of the dashboard. Within 10 minutes the entire car was full of flames. The fire department was called to put it out. They said that the engine wasn't even affected and that the way the fire spread it appeared to be something electrical. I just wanted to make people aware that this could happen to them.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 12th April, 2004

2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3 V6 from North America


An overpriced jalopy


Weather Strip on front window at 10,000 (Warranty), falling apart again at 60,000.

Rear Door Lock 10,000 (Warranty)

Passenger Seat Lock 10,000.

Door Hinges rusting at 20,000.

Fuel Sensor at 30,000 (still doesn't start right away without a full tank/told this was normal??)

High Pressure Oil Lines 45,000.

Wheel Bearings 45,000.

Ball Joints at 50,000.

Head Gasket replaced at 50,000.

Entire vehicle rattles and squeaks 40000-Today.

General Comments:

I bought the vehicle brand new because I wanted a smaller size SUV and my family always drove Chevrolet products. First new vehicle.

I have been very disappointed with the vehicle. I am always wondering what will go wrong next.

Not very comfortable. People who sit in the passenger front seat always complain. Suspension is stiff and causes entire vehicle to shake and vibrate.

Decent power and it handles OK. It also gets decent gas mileage (20 mpg). It is the right size for city use.

It cost too much money for all the mechanical problems that I have had with it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th April, 2004

2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Vortech V6 from North America


Not a good buy


4WD switch broken at 29000 miles. Warranty fixed.

Rear window washer broken at 29000 miles. Warranty fixed.

Oil cooler lines failed at 30000 miles. Warranty fixed.

Center cap on front passenger wheel has fallen off twice. 30 bucks a pop to replace.

Muffler baffle went bad at 42000 miles. Warranty fixed.

Oil cooler lines are leaking again. They have been since 66000 miles.

Front hub or CV joint (s) are going bad. I now have a vibration and a slight humming coming from the front end.

Transmission or U-joints are going bad. I have a lot of play/clunking in the drive train.

Driver's door hinge is starting to fail.

Need to have cooling system flushed as the rusty colored buildup in the overflow tank has started to worry me. Dex-Cool is notorious for this problem.

General Comments:

I haven't had this vehicle back into the shop yet to fix these repairs. I'm currently in the process of purchasing an extended warranty/service contract to try and cover these repairs before they become serious problems. From the prices I've seen it will probably be well worth it.

Fit, finish, and reliability of the interior has been superb. I've had no problems with anything in this area.

However, an interior doesn't do you much good if you can't drive the car you're sitting in.

I am NOT satisfied at all, and I too owe more than what it is worth or will get for a trade in. Lesson learned.

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

Review Date: 3rd April, 2004

2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3 from North America


Don't buy a Blazer


Oil cooler lines leaking at 15,000, slow at first, now I have to replace them at 40,000.

Seat back adjustment lever broke on passenger seat at 30,000. $75.00 dealer only part.

SUV developed rattle in driver side door at 32,000, I just live with it for now since not effecting anything, but getting worse.

CV boot on passenger side is leaking grease at 40,000. replacing boot asap before it ruins cv joint.

Drivers side door weatherstripping is failing to seal, water drips inside car when there is a heavy rain and there is loud wind noise going down the road.

Spare tire mount on back is difficult to shut and can easily not latch, you must get it latched or will it cause a dimple in passenger side of rear quarter, I know from experience.

General Comments:

This SUV is reliable even with the problems, but I have little confidence in it.

Small problems are all adding up to a bad experience, what will break next.

Value of vehicle is dropping extremely fast. Owe more than vehicle is worth.

Very dissatisfied with this GM product.

I will never buy another GM product.

Poor gas mileage 15 mpg, even with manual transmission.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 24th March, 2004