2001 Chevrolet Blazer Reviews - Page 10 of 13

2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3 Liter V6 from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 4.3 Liter V6 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10
Distance when acquired12 miles
Most recent distance83000 miles
Previous carPontiac Sunbird

Summary:

I am generally pleased with the 2001 blazer and it has met my expectations for the money

Faults:

I had to replace the HUB assembly which has to do with the Anti-lock brake system.

I had to replace the serpentine belt 3 times within the first 50,000 miles - I eventually went with a Gatorbelt.

I had to replace the tires at 50,000 miles which were rated for 60,000.

General Comments:

Overall, this car has been reliable. I have 83K+ miles and there are things here and there, but nothing too serious. I think the car has a rough ride and am considering replacing the shocks with some better quality ones to see if it help. I usually stretch my oil changes to 5,000 miles and always use FRAM filters and have not had a problem yet - unless it concerns getting the filter on and off, which can be a chore. The fuel economy is not that great, but it's okay. Adding some metal to the car gives it some character - I have a grille guard from Westin, steps from smittybuilt and a rear bumper guard from Waag. People tell me it looks good with it - rahter plain without it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 22nd July, 2005

8th Aug 2005, 02:05

I just read a comparison report on oil filters. Fram used to be good, but came in last in recent tests.

They were taken over by another company, and quality has taken a nose dive. Even Walmarts own filters "Super Tech" were rated better.

Just thought you'd want to know!

2001 Chevrolet Blazer LX 4.3L from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 4.3L Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.3 / 10
Distance when acquired10000 kilometres
Most recent distance40000 kilometres
Previous carFord Taurus

Summary:

So far not expensive to maintain... however may now have wheel bearing problems

Faults:

I've got a howling noise that sounds like it's coming from one of the tires; I put the spare on in place of each tire and took it for a test drive each time... no change to howling noise.

Could it be a wheel bearing?

How do you determine which one it might be?

Changed out hazzard switch by warranty.

Replaced two tires do to a side wall hole.

Replaced battery and cable to starter etc... do to broken +post and leaking acid.

General Comments:

Have enjoyed driving it... I like the auto 4 wheel in winter.

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

Review Date: 3rd March, 2005

1st Apr 2006, 07:34

The newer Blazers use a sealed unit front wheel bearing assembly. Use a ball bearing type roller bearing that is supposed to be lower in friction than the old needle type bearings, but sure seems to be lacking in durability, and that unit is expensive. I suppose the factory saved a few cents with the one unit assembly during manufacturing, but that hits us consumers hard when they fail - just out of warranty. Sounds like that is what your problem is.

March 31, 06.

2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3 from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 4.3 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.5 / 10
Distance when acquired77000 kilometres
Most recent distance108000 kilometres
Previous carChrysler Reliant LE

Summary:

Decent looking inside and out, but too expensive to run

Faults:

Vehicle performed very well, but it appears I have had a large amount of issues.

Oil Cooler hoses leaking severely - replaced at 100,000km.

Original Tires worn - replaced at 105,000km.

Pitman and Idler arms worn - replaced 107,000km.

High-pressure power steering cooler line blew - replaced at 107,500km.

Still requires major tune up. Up-wards of $500. Trouble code "Random cylinder misfire" detected.

General Comments:

Was in great shape mechanically and reasonably stylish.

Wish it was a four (4) door and not two (2)

Not a fan of the spare tire gate, as it limits rear window visibility.

Parts are usually dealer only parts which is an expensive endeavor.

Maintenance appears to be so much more critical with this vehicle as there are several engineering flaws with different components, which GM has still not addressed, eg (oil cooler lines, transmissions, upper/lower ball joints.)

Had a cross-country adventure and towed a heavy trailer. Got me to my destination, but at a price.

Terrible on gas :- (

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

Review Date: 10th January, 2005

9th Mar 2006, 17:15

Yep I agree it is a higher maintence vehicle, but worth it. Not a truck for the people on a budget. This truck has a higher stand to it and may need more repairs or replacements to it. I except this and will repair whatever to have it.

Average review marks: 5.4 / 10, based on 37 reviews