2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS from North America
A sub-standard vehicle
Hazard switch malfunction at 32,000 and 50,000 causing brake lights to fail. Replaced twice, once under warranty, and once through a recall.
Both front wheel bearings went bad at 42,000 miles. (Warranty expired.)
Upper and lower ball joints were shot at 38,000 miles. (Warranty expired.)
Transmission failed at 56,500 miles. (Of course, warranty expired.)
The late model Chevy Blazers are junk. I have been researching these problems and have found numerous people complaining about major repairs at low miles. In particular, everyone I have spoken to that owns a Blazer usually replaces wheel-bearings and ball joints soon after the warranty expires. These repairs alone will cost at least $1500. I am still waiting to find out the cost of replacing the transmission.
I think the "Like A Rock" slogan is nonsense.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 14th October, 2002
29th Oct 2002, 06:49
I don't think the "like a rock" slogan is nonsense. they're trying to tell you that it is like a ten ton rock in the shape of a lemon.
11th Jan 2003, 15:49
I agree with a previous comment about later model Blazers. I have owned 3 since "97" and had major problems with all in the first 5-10,000 miles after warranty.
Two of these Blazers had major problems that surfaced in the first 5,000 miles. Although they were covered under warranty, it was a big hassle. I then was driving a new car that was very suspect. In my opinion this is a very strong indication of poor workmanship and very poor quality control at best.
"Like a Crock" is more like it!