2002 Chevrolet Blazer Reviews

2002 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3 from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 4.3 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.3 / 10
Distance when acquired45000 miles
Most recent distance156000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Blazer

Summary:

Never again!

Faults:

Fuel pump went at 70,000.

Intake manifold gasket at 90,000.

Valve cover gaskets at 90,000.

Radiator at 150,000.

Various wheel bearing replacements.

Ball joints.

General Comments:

Bought the truck with 45,000 miles. I have sunk SO much money in this Blazer. I had a 1992 and 1993 before this, and they were built much better. Thousands of dollars spent on fuel pump, intake manifold gaskets, radiator, 4 wheel drive actuator and cable, ball joints, replaced wheel bearings at least 3 times on each side. Back window button does not work, blower fan only works on number 3.

This truck might make me buy a foreign car soon.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 9th June, 2011

2002 Chevrolet Blazer LT from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired1200 miles
Most recent distance68000 miles
Previous carToyota Camry

Summary:

Great reliable SUV.. Perfect size

Faults:

The head gasket failed and coolant got mixed with the engine oil. This was covered by Chevy due to this being common, so that worked out great! Good customer service.

Other than that, nothing else has gone wrong and the vehicle runs great.

General Comments:

I got the 4 door model LT brand new. This SUV runs great and gets good gas mileage for a mid size SUV.

The engine has a good balance of power and fuel economy, it has plenty of acceleration, and seems to be a "zippy" engine.. but not a power horse like my 99 GMC Yukon.

The interior has held up very well, and looks almost new on the inside, with nothing fading or broken.

Perfect size vehicle to drive everyday, pulls our boat out to the lake, and hauls stuff weekly in the back.

Great vehicle, and I have been very satisfied with this Chevy!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd July, 2008

2002 Chevrolet Blazer from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Automatic

Summary:

I have no complaints about my Blazer

Faults:

All of these comments on the Blazer's faults and defects scare me. I have an '02 Blazer with 119K miles on it and my only problems are.

-the bushings on the driver's door are egged so the door sags and leaks water.

-the recline lever on the driver's side seat snapped off.

Luckily I haven't had all of the mechanical problems mentioned in most of these other comments. My major complaint is that the truck only gets 18 miles to the gallon, and at $3 per gallon that makes me not want to drive my truck. I haven't noticed anyone else mention fuel economy. I know it's an SUV and the gas mileage won't be great, but for 18 miles/gal I'd assume my vehicle was much larger or a V8, but it's neither.

General Comments:

I love my Blazer, but performance-wise I'll take a V6 coupe over it any day.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd August, 2007

2002 Chevrolet Blazer from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Automatic
Distance when acquired56000 miles
Most recent distance61000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Galant

Summary:

I might have a Lemon on my hands

Faults:

I have a 2002 Chevy Trailblazer I bought from a NY state dealership about 10 months ago with 56,000 miles on it.

I had to replace the fuel pump and the alternator, and now I have another problem. When I start to accelerate my truck sounds extremely noisey. "Sounds like a jet plane." There's a large roaring sound under the hood and it only quiets down when I let off the gas pedal. I am pretty sure it's my clutch fan. Well that's what I have been told. And now (today) my service engine soon light has come on. This truck has only 60,000 miles on it and I have one problem after another.

This is crazy. Any suggestions or comments?

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

Review Date: 20th July, 2007

21st Nov 2010, 11:18

I have owned three Blazers so far. I have found that there are a few common problems. The fuel pump may go, and this can be costly because they need to remove the fuel tank. If you have this done, use a reputable replacement part. You do not need to use the OEM. Research the quality of replacement parts before you have it done.

I have changed hubs and the alternators also go. But other than that, the car has been very reliable. I now have a Blazer with over 200,000 miles on it and it is still going strong. I have had to change normal things like brakes, rotors, and hubs, belts and other wearing parts. This is normal for any car.

The fuel pump seems to be the most common failure I see in the Blazer.

I now have a leak in the catalytic converter. Rot from age. Because of the leak, the O2 sensors read a problem, which is what they are suppose to do, and my service engine light comes on. It sounds to me like you have a leak in the exhaust system, and you may find the same thing happening. I would not trash the car because you have normal parts failure.

My experience with Chevy cars is that if you do the periodic maintenance and you don't beat on the car, it will last for well over 200k miles. I plan to drive this until I hit 300K and then retire it. I will comment back when I hit my limit.

Best of luck with your car, and remember, do the maintenance as suggested by the OEM.

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 17 reviews