2003 Chevrolet Blazer from North America
Great truck, but too many problems for such a low mileage
I love my truck --- but...
I have begun to have some real issues with it. I drive it daily, even up to OK from TX. Even so, I've managed to keep the mileage down -- less than 53000 at this time.
I was smart enough to buy a 6 year warranty -- good thing.
I'm now on my 4th battery -- not under warranty, so out of pocket.
At 4 years:
-- I heard a strange sound and found out the U-joints were rusted through. Very expensive, but thank God for 6-year warranties.
-- A/C unit made a loud whine, but not for the mechanic at the dealer. This went on for over a year. Finally, started throwing sparks so when I smelled something burning, they found the problem. Very expensive, but thank God for 6-year warranties.
-- Fuel pressure regulator leaking. Very expensive, but thank God for 6-year warranties.
Now, warranty has expired.
The heater core clogged by sediment. A chemical flush worked well enough that I can now have some heat.
I'm experiencing electrical issues. For example, the security light came on and stayed on for a while; the airbag light came on and stayed on for a day or so over the weekend, but when I took it to the dealer on the next Monday, it was off (figures) ; yesterday (Sunday), the gauges suddenly came on AFTER I had turned off the ignition and while I sat in the truck writing a note. I opened the door and the gauges turned off, but somewhat unnerving.
The service people at the dealer are wonderful, but they can't figure out what is causing the problem.
Finally, there are major creaks - sometimes.
Will I have a fire in my garage?
I love my Blazer and it's paid for, but I'm nervous.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 28th December, 2009
While I am not a mechanic, it sounds like the issue you are having with the speedometer, gauges, airbag light etc. could be coming from a corroded wiring harness found under the driver's seat. There is a recall that I'm fairly sure covers your year. Check it out?
"Will I have a fire in my garage?"
No only Fords do that. :)