2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 3.8 from North America


So far, it's been very dependable transportation for me


Gas gauge began to go out at 50000 miles, works most of the time.

Mechanic says ball joints will not take grease at 76000, ball joints squeaking now.

Center caps on wheel rims fell out over last two years.

Passenger door is hung.

General Comments:

Purchased the vehicle to deliver mail on a U.S. Postal Rural Route. Did the job well. Now used as a personal vehicle. Interior has held up well, and the engine has given no trouble.

Ball Joints seem to be going out, and the brakes need to be redone again, 2nd time in under 78000, but to be expected with the stop and go of mail delivery.

The serpentine belt always seems to go out every 20000 miles. Have had three now, and soon will need a fourth.

So far, it's been a good vehicle, and I've maintained it with on time oil changes and lube jobs as recommended by the owner's manual, with Jiffy Lube's help.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd March, 2008

2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3 VORTEC from North America


Generally Under-Rated Reliable Truck


75,000 Heater Core Blew. Cost 1100 to replace, though I did it at Goodyear.

84,000 Driver's Window, Gear driving window froze temporarily. Fixed myself just by removing door panel and adjusting fitting.

It seems to be more about how it was taken care of, rather than just being generally unreliable. I checked the bearings, pittman arms etc a few months ago, technician said they looked old, but fine.

General Comments:

Bad Gas mileage, but it is an SUV. I get about 17city/20hwy.

Back seat in 2 door is hard to access, but roomy enough.

Great Towing/Storage abilities. I've pulled people out of floods, taxied people in foul weather, and Hauled more things than I care to think about, moved 4 times since I bought it. It will not slip or lose control unless I make it. Overall I love this truck, but debating selling, due to having a family on the way. It is hard to get a baby in and out of the backseat.

Begins to get loud over 80mph, but what car doesn't?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th January, 2008

2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4X4 4.3 VORTEC from North America


It should be yellow and juicy (LEMON)!


I wish I would have found this web site before I purchased this vehicle. One week after I bought the vehicle I had to have a front wheel bearing replaced. One week later the other side. Of course it was not covered by warranty. I then had to have brakes all the way around (rotors, calipers, and pads). Yep you guessed it, not covered under warranty. I also had to have the front/passenger side seat-belt replaced, it would not detract/retract. Other known problems I know of on my own or by the dealership: It needs upper/lower ball joints (both sides), drivers door doesn't close right (pins are shot), fuel gage problem (bouncing gage), never know how much gas I actually have in it, passenger window works when it wants to, check engine light on (O2 sensors replaced), front end alignment (still got the vibration), now the transmission is shot (will cost between $1400-$1600 to overhaul), Of course NO Warranty!! One other problem, the front shocks are about shot I think we should all get together and file a class action suit against GM.

General Comments:

This vehicle rides like a tank!! I used to have a mini van that rode better. The vehicle feels very heavy and not smooth.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 2nd December, 2007

2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L from North America


This vehicle has been a disappointment


This is the 4th Chevy Blazer I have owned. It is a very good looking vehicle, but it sure does have issues.

Mileage has been a disappointment. It gets at the very best when I baby it around 17MPG. Most of the time it averages about 13-14MPG. Mileage should have been much better. My previous Blazer S10's got 18-22MPG. This model only hold 18 Gallons vs 20 on previous models, limiting the range I can drive before refuelling it. The gas gauge is not the most reliable. It is will sometimes think it is low on fuel when it really isn't.

The back hatch constantly squeaks. Very annoying and haven't' been able to fix it.

Ball joint have been a problem on all Blazers I've owned.

There is not as much room in the newer model.

The automatic seat is difficult to adjust to a comfortable position.

So far, no major problems, but it has been a letdown after my previous one's I have owned.

General Comments:

The 2001 Blazer LS has no problems with its looks. If you own one, the 5 speed manual transmission is much more reliable than the automatics, because the autos fail and have major issues.

It handles and drives well in the snow.

The automation is overkill in some cases, and periodically malfunctions.

So far, I don't mind driving it, but I miss my 1991 Blazer S10, which was a much better vehicle.

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

Review Date: 2nd December, 2007