2001 Chevrolet Blazer ZX 2 4.3 V6 from North America


For what we paid for this truck, major components such as a transmission, should have held up longer


Fuel pump had to be replaced at 53,000 miles.

Transmission had to be replaced at 55,000 miles.

General Comments:

We are very disappointed that this very expensive vehicle has had to have such expensive repairs with only 55,000 miles on it.

We are getting the "impression" from the service department that this is not the first transmission that they have replaced in this type of vehicle with so few miles on it.

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

Review Date: 15th November, 2004

10th Mar 2005, 18:17

My transmission went out at 54000 miles, too. It seems to be very common with these trucks.

I have not been as happy with this truck as I have been with my 92 blazer (which is still happily running on the original transmission).

13th Apr 2005, 08:00

I just found out this morning that my transmission needs overhauled... only 57,000 miles on my 2001 Blazer LS. HELP!

Is there any recourse from Chevy or GM that I can look for?

14th Sep 2007, 21:55

My transmission went out at 75,000 miles, 3 weeks after I bought it!

6th Jul 2010, 20:05

I bought my Blazer with 56,000 miles and was thrilled to find such a well taken care of truck with low miles (2001). However, at 58,000 miles the transmission went out. I was so disappointed because I was already pushing my budget with a car payment. Seems that transmission is an issue.

Aside from the transmission, and the never-ending loud engine noise, I actually really like my little Blazer. It is very comfortable to ride in... a pleasure for me after years in a miserable low riding compact. I can see why some people become big Blazer fans.

2001 Chevrolet Blazer LX from North America


Don't buy a Blazer, in fact, don't buy GM!


My Blazer eats ball joints and wheel bearings. I have been through a set every year. I do mostly highway driving, I take good care of my Blazer. But every year I am replacing the ball joints and/or wheel bearings. I am sick of this. It's cost me a ton of money. Anybody got a suggestion?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 6th November, 2004

9th Mar 2006, 16:43

Eating ball joints and bearings. If you bought it used you have no idea where its been or who has used it... young kids renting it and bajaing around in it. Daddy's little girl lets boyfriend drive it. Point being a hard hit or curb jumping could do this damage and not repaired correctly. The cheap way just replace parts and send it out of the shop. Someone you let use it may have done some damage and not told you. If you live in a smaller town this may not work for you. Take it to a frame shop and have them do some measurements. See if they can find something bent. Some places may not know or just want to see you and your money again soon. A larger city may more shops of quality, honesty and more experience. What a shame they have turned you away from a vehicle that may not be that bad.

24th Sep 2006, 19:29

2001 Chevrolet blazer also, gave me trouble 6 months after purchase. Already replaced transmission, now the wheelbearing are causing me some trouble. I do agree, never, ever, buy a Blazer, especially a used one>

28th Oct 2006, 03:42

The guy says he continuously replace joints and bearings. Whatever was done to damage these components before he took ownership is largely irrelevant.

5th Feb 2007, 08:04

If your vehicle is 4WD, one of the most overlooked and most common causes of wheel bearing failure is incorrect torque of the axle shaft nut. If you have a 2WD vehicle, then this is irrelevant. We are ASE techs who own a repair shop and we have also noticed that GM has changed some of the torques specs since factory. This has resulted in us concluding that GM may have realized the factory torque specs may have been incorrect or they have dialed them in closer to a more reliable setting. Most do-it-yourselfers do not have access to these updated specs or many time install them with an impact gun and this is a big no-no. Also you would be surprised how many techs actually install these with an impact gun and disregard the torque completely. Anyway I hope this helps reduce the number of hub bearings you replace. Other factors include oversize wheels and tires; other worn parts like ball joints can put excessive stress on bearings and other components, and improper maintenance. Thanks again and I hope this helps.