1st Oct 2002, 13:54
I bought a 2002 Chevrolet Blazer LS 2-WD with manual 5-speed transmission exactly one month ago. At 800 MILES, the transmission went out. It has been sitting in the shop at the dealership now for a week awaiting parts. This was my first NEW car... The dealer will not give me a new vehicle OR even replace the faulty transmission - telling me all they legally have to do is repair the current defective transmission. Needless to say, I will NEVER buy another Chevrolet product and will steer everyone I know away from them... I ALMOST bought a Jeep Liberty or Nissan Xterra (similar prices), and, of course, wish I had now...
8th Oct 2002, 11:27
I bought a Cheverolet Blazer 4x4 in 1999 brand new off the lot. The only thing besides oil changes and a new set of tires, there was a sensor that went bad and made the car sluggish on acceleration otherwise there wasn't anything else that went wrong. The people at Cheverolet where nice as could be, and got my chevy in and out quickly.
28th Nov 2002, 23:54
I purchased a 1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4x4 brand new from the dealer. I personally feel it is one the worst vehicles produced and GM has posted no recalls. Since my purchase, now with 62,000 miles, I have: (2) broken seat handles, a heater that doesn't work due to Dex-Cool, a door that won't shut properly because of cheap rubber gaskets on the the door pins, interior lights that don't shut off because of bad door switches, (1) replaced battery, and a driver's side door that doesn't lock, except by key.
14th Jan 2003, 05:11
Feb.2002 I too purchased a used Chevy s10 Blazer. I had owned 2 older ones for play and they still run fine, just rusting out from4-wheeling in the mud. This new one will make me go back to a bronco or something else. What a piece of crap. It appears no one will stand behind this low-class shoddy product. The vehicle came to me clean with oil change records and all other service records. All service was done in a timely manor in keeping with manufactures recommendations. Within 30 days of purchase I had had truck back in shop and replaced the transmission and a computer box on the transfer case costing 2800.00 and I still don't have any 4-wheel drive. Yes I too had my seat handles fall off. They just wrung off in my hand. The window washers don't work and now in the middle of another Md. winter the defrosters stop. Push button 4-wheel drive, Ha, guess I learned the hard way. No more Blazers for this girl.
28th Jan 2003, 18:03
I also have had nothing but problems with my 2000 4WD Blazer. I bought it used with very few miles, and in the 5 months I have owned it, I have had to get the ball joints on both sides replace, 2 oxygen sensors have went, and now both front wheel bearings have to be replaced. Another family made has had the same problems with their 2000. Who would think Chevy would make such a terrible vehicle.
21st Mar 2003, 01:37
I bought a 2000 chevrolet blazer about 7 months ago. I have had many of the same problems a lot of you have had. I have a lot of rattles in the interior like things are coming loose or something. And just two days ago I had antifreeze in my oil. I had the oil changed four days prior at the chevrolet dealer. They said that everything looked fine. Over the next few days I noticed the coolant level was low and filled with coolant several times. I could not find a leak anywhere. I called the dealer and they told me to check my oil to see if it was milky or cloudy. They said it would look like coffee with cream if it had antifreeze in the oil. And low and behold when I checked the oil it was milky. Another thing was that the oil level was way past the full mark. Another bad sign they said. So I took it to the dealer to have it looked at and was told I needed a new engine. I was totally shocked that this could happen being that I only have a little over 57,000 miles on it.
They said do to antifreeze in the oil the bearings were probably shot. I thank god that I purchased the extended warranty. All I have to pay is a $100.00 deductible. But the way it sounds to me having a new engine just means I will probably have more trouble down the road. You all have my sympathy on your regrettable car buying experience's.As I am totally disgusted with general motors. And after this experience I will never purchase another GM product for the rest of my life. And I will strongly advise the same to any member of my family or friends. Heck I will even try to sway strangers. In my eyes GM needs to step up to the plate and take care of the issues that are at hand. Or they will eventually be no better than a common criminal.
24th Mar 2003, 12:37
I bought a used 1999 Chevy Blazer 2 years ago. It makes a lot of noises when I am driving. It sounds like everything is loose. The seat reclining handle on the passenger side doesn't work without a lot of force. I mean a lot of force. The spare tire makes more noise than you could believe, you could tighten it until your finger turn blue and it doesn't matter. I have had to replace my breaks 3 times already. I have asked the dealer if there are lifetime brakes or at least brakes with a warranty of a couple of years. On this make they say there are none. I haven't had a lot of problems, but reading all the information that I have read really scares me. Why doesn't GM do something about it?
4th Apr 2003, 13:51
My wife and I were so excited to finally buy a SUV. Now, We wish it never happened, thank you Chevy. We bought a 1999 Blazer 4x4 used thinking it would be the BEST purchase. Within 5 months the 4 wheel drive went out on it. Then 8 months later (about 50,000 miles), the entire transmission had to be rebuilt. Both seat back handles have broken off, and the drivers side window works only when it decides to!
I have alway been a Ford/Nissan man. I have now learned to stay faithful to my companies, and will NEVER again by a Chevy.
23rd Apr 2003, 04:33
Bought a 1999 Jimmy... withing 3 months the water pump seals failed and had to be replaced. 4 months later the head gasket blew followed promptly by the engine seizing up. Installed new engine as GMC would not claim responsibility. 3 weeks later engine light is on again... can we say LEMON!!!
24th Apr 2003, 12:48
Where do I start? I purchased a 1999 Blazer new and have been dipping into my pocket ever since. First the wheel bearings (I have gone through 3) then the brakes, rotors, ball joints, battery, oil lines, idler arm, heater, hazard switch, levers for front seat reclining broken and replaced 3 times and now I have a shimmy that will not go away. I have changed tires, had an wheel alignment, replaced idler arm and still that shimmy remains. I would not recommend a Blazer and I can't for the life of me understand why there aren't recalls on this vehicle.