2002 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3 from North America

Summary:

Good Car!

Faults:

Wheel Barrings @ 16,000.

General Comments:

I love this car! Has been very good to me. I have had little or no problems with it. I have noticed that lots of people have had tranny problems. I have had none at 112K. This car has not been very well taken care of either. I do the min. repairs and it still runs great, and my shop told me I should get easy 200K on it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th October, 2005

18th Nov 2005, 00:51

The Chevy Blazer is One of the best trucks made today, from the heritage of the chevy name to the powerful v6 engine, there is no better suv on the market.

2002 Chevrolet Blazer ZR2 LS 4.3 Vortec W from North America

Summary:

I love Chevrolet, but this has not been a good experience for a first time new car buyer

Faults:

Despite the decorative (and expensive) fender flares (and aftermarket mud flaps), the truck throws stones all along the lower half and onto the rear flares.

At 20000 miles, each of the front flares cracked due to weather changes.

A plastic piece in the tailgate that allows the back window to open broke at around 25000. There was no other way to open the window (the emergency hole in the interior did not work without this piece) and I had to break the interior tailgate cover to open the window. I replaced the plastic piece with a piece of heavy guage metal wire and haven't had a problem since.

The paint started to flake off of the spare tire carrier at 30000. it had to be painted twice by a dealer before it was remedied.

At 40000 miles, a cable under the passenger seat (rarely used) broke, disabling the recline function in the seat. Found another at a junk yard.

The transmission blew at 54000 miles because of a faulty gear that Chevrolet has since changed in newer transmissions, but has not issued a recall on. Chevy paid 75% of the $2000 bill to rebuild the transmission, despite it being over warranty.

The power window motor in the driver's door broke all four of the rivets mounting it to the door at 56000 miles. I replaced the rivets with 5/16" bolts and it seems to be working fine.

General Comments:

The truck is very reliable in the winter and in off road conditions.

The clearance is great for oil changes (no jack necessary!).

The ride is stiff, but is to be expected of an "off-road" vehicle.

I get an average of 16-17 miles to the gallon (260 miles on a tank of gas).

It does not have as much pep as my 1992 Blazer. Both have the 4.3 Vortec.

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

Review Date: 10th March, 2005

31st May 2011, 18:40

My 2002 Chevy Blazer ZR 2 has 143,545 miles.

I have replaced one battery and one headlight. 50 miles ago the serpentine belt. 100 miles ago the rear brakes. Factory tires were replaced 5 months ago.

What a money pit!

2002 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3 liter V6 from North America

Summary:

Poor vehicle for the money

Faults:

Parking brake release cable was not hooked up from time of initial purchase. When I set the brake for the first time, I had to call for road side assistance to get it released.

Also, upon pick up of vehicle I noticed that there were burn marks in the rubber around the windshield so it had to also be replaced.

The transmission went out at 31000 miles and then again at 53500 miles.

General Comments:

This vehicle has had consistent problems with the transmission. Both times the transmission went out it was the same problem. The dealership fixed it the first time, but not with the updated part that was needed.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 23rd September, 2004

10th Mar 2005, 18:10

I have a 2002 ZR2 Blazer. My transmission also went out at 54000 miles. I don't recall what broke, but it was 'sun' something. Chevrolet is aware of this (they have since bulked up this part), but have not issued a recall. When it went out, I lost reverse and anything above second gear.

Chevy paid 75% of the bill to rebuild the tranny, but that still left me with a $500 bill.

I have noticed a lot of people complaining about transmissions in their Blazers/Jimmies in recent years (my '92 is the reliable one!!!). Chevy, are you listening?

11th Aug 2007, 18:11

I have a 2002 Chevy Blazer LS that is on it's 3rd flywheel, and now it needs a new torque converter. The thermostat just went too. I have had nothing, but trouble with this truck thing since I got it.

Does anyone know what the procedure is to replace a torque converter and flywheel, and how much it should cost? I am being told about $3000 to $5000 at this point. I think I am being taken for a ride. Please help.