25th Apr 2003, 10:57
My husband and I thought the 1999 4x4 Blazer we bought used was a great purchase. Wrong!! We've only had it one year. Already the 4x4 doesn't quite work, the handle on the passenger seat simply fell off and guess what I found out yesterday? We have to dish out a thousand bucks to have both hubs replaced! The truck had been making shimmy noises that sounded like brakes or rotors. After they were replaced, the noise and vibration still didn't stop. Finally, when we came to a stop the brakes bounce badly and you practically feel as though you have whip lash. The hub problem was so bad that the people at the Chevrolet dealership didn't want me to leave with it because it is a major safety issue. So, all you '99 Blazer drivers, watch out! We will definitely be trading this one in for something with parts that stay on!
9th May 2003, 17:24
Bought a 1999 Blazer to replace my 84 Jeep. God do I miss my Jeep. Even at 225,000 miles it was a better SUV. Both seat adjustment handles in the front have been replaced with mini vise grips because I'm sorry, its not worth the cost to replace them. The Headlight switch just up and quit on me one night while driving down the road. And now, the transmission has decided that it no longer wants to go into reverse, 2nd or 4th gear. At 70,000 miles I have never had to rebuild or replace a transmission, and the worst part is I have only had it three months and only put 2000 of those miles on the confounded thing. If you are thinking of buying this truck, Don't. If you already bought it and can get rid of it, do it fast. I guess they really meant it when they said Nothing works like a Chevy truck. Cause this truck works like a big pile of nothing.
14th May 2003, 23:11
Dear Chevrolet CE O's,
It does appear that enough comments here are worth seriously looking at a recall on many, esp. 1999, Chevy Blazers. I to, am a dissatisfied 1999 Chevy Blazer owner, of just 15 months, replacing the door hinges, serious problems with the seats, and electricial problems with power windows and lights. Many, many people across the US, will not purchase Chevy again, and intend to pass the word along.
20th May 2003, 08:28
I have to admit that I have enjoyed my 1999 Blazer that I bought new and cared for as best that I could. I have decided that GM's quality is better than the Chrysler cars that I vowed never to ever consider purchasing. Unfortunately, I have suffered the same problems as those who have contributed here. The handles broke off from the front seats, and at 65,000 miles, the transmission failed. My extended warranty with my car insurance capped my expense on the transmission repair to $200, my deductible, which is good, but unfortunately, I too will now include GM in my list of cars that I will not consider purchasing in the future. I guess, the only choice at this time will be either German or Japanese cars. Is this not a sad state of affairs for the American quality or better yet, the lack of it. Sooner or later, these companies will start listening.
23rd Aug 2003, 18:11
I feel for you all. I recently purchased a 1999 4x4 Chevy Blazer 8 months ago. It had approximately 50,000 miles on it when I purchased it. About 3 months after the left ball joint, followed by the right ball joint just snapped while I was driving. There was NO WARNING, no NOISES it just broke, and started hopping from side to side on the road. It was in the middle of the winter, and the road conditions were poor, I could have been killed, and almost was when it decided to nearly hop over an embankment with a 50 ft. drop off.
After I recovered from that I felt like something was wrong, the steering seemed lose out of no where. Again there were no noises though. I brought it into my mechanic and asked him to look at it. It turned out both my rear rotors and brake pads were completely destroyed with no warning of wear.
Ever since I have had it, I felt a slight vibration in the front by the tires, but three mechanics were unable to find the source for it. Now with the tire recalls, I am afraid that my tires are going to split, and kill me on the highway. The particular tire that is on my Blazer is under "Consumer Alert" since 2000, and GM has done nothing about it.
Because of all the problems I have gone to my GM Dealer where I purchased it 8 months ago, to see if I could get something else. However, it turns out that my Blazer has depreciated 50% since the eight months I have owned it.
My best advice to all of you, is to make sure you have GAP Insurance. This way if you should happen to get into a car accident because of faulty construction, you will get 100% of what you owe on it, and not the value of the Blazer.
I used to own a 1997 Chevy Pick-up, in the 3 years I owned it, I have never had as many problems with it, as I have with my 1999 Blazer in the 8 months. I truly believe this is the worst vehicle that Chevy/GM has EVER MADE! I will definitely, never buy one again.
8th Sep 2003, 15:13
I bought my 99 Blazer used with only 15,000 miles. The day I bought it the handle on the driver seat broke while it was still on the lot. That should have been my warning sign, but instead I took it home anyways. I have had a lot of the same problems as everyone else has stated. It only has 75,000 miles now and I've had it for about 3 1/2 years. I have spent probably $4,000 on repairs alone this year. And I'm fixing to dish out another $1,000 to $2,000 for a rear end problem. I wished I would have never bought this vehicle. I have had nothing but problems since I laid eyes on it. I will never buy another GM product again. And I will tell anyone I know not to buy one either.
5th Jan 2004, 16:55
I have a 1999 Blazer and I have had a few problems also most have been covered by the warranty. The one problem I do have that should have a redesign and recall is the seat adjustment handle. I have had the drivers seat handle and the passenger seat handle replaced and now the drivers seat handle has broke again, I have had the vehicle for 5 years. I can probably replace the handle myself, does anybody know how much the assemblyy is?
6th Jan 2004, 21:33
I purchased a 99 Blazer used with 28000 miles on it. I love the way it drives and it is very comfortable. However, I am disgusted with the problems I have been experiencing. I baby my SUV doing all the maintenance required to keep it running well. Since my purchase in the summer of 2000 I have put another 40000 miles on it for a total of 60000. I have had to replace the water pump at 35000 miles. The seat handle broke about a month after I got it. The heater core got a leak at about 45000 miles. The multifunction switch went at 58000 miles. The drivers door hinge is off so the door won't shut right. So far I've put about $1500.00 dollars into repairs and that's before getting this electrical problem fixed. And now its sitting in my driveway and won't start because the electrical system is doing many different funny things. My best friend had a 2000 Blazer for approximate 6 months when it started doing the same electrical thing. He traded his in after being told that he needed a new transmission at a cost of $1500.00. From reading other people's comments, it seems they are all having the same type of problems. I am beginning to believe that yes, the Chevrolet Blazer is a Lemon. I won't be purchasing another Chevy product.