24th May 2007, 14:02
I have had most of the problems listed on this sight with my 2000 Chevy Blazer. It was my dream car when I bought it in July '05 using my '97 GMC Jimmy (which I didn't trust) as a trade in.
So far I have replaced:
Rear brakes - froze up - $600.00
Tie Rods etc - $300.00
Drivers Side Door problems: door sagged, lock broke from all the lifting to close it -had to be replaced, mirror switch (still doesn't work),interior door handle cracked - whole panel had to be replaced, rear windshield wiper - I took it to a body shop
Transmission Rebuilt March '07 - $1800.00 (under warranty thank goodness)
Fuel Pump: $800.00.
Now the A/C isn't blowing cold air, my gas gauge is doing "the dance" that everyone mentioned here, the drivers side mirror isn't working, the drivers door still isn't right as far as sagging and causing excessive wind noise, I don't trust the 4wd as it has failed in the past- not engaging. I anticipate many more problem after reading the posts here.
How does one go about forcing a recall on some of these obviously flawed parts. How about a class action suit against Chevy? How does one get started?
26th May 2007, 21:04
I have a 2000 LT Blazer. The gurgling noise was the heater core- first it was flushed and hoses changed around 70000 miles ($300) then it wad to be replaced ($980) front brakes replaced x 3, second and third times within a few months of each other. The rear window defroster wire fell off at 40,000, which required a new window to repair, (priced at $900) the passenger seat reclining lever broke off in my hand, right after the warranty expired, (new seat priced at $800) same thing with the drivers lighted mirror on the sun visor- the flip-up part, flopped off while driving down the road and broke the clear shield over the instrument cluster- cost for a new sun visor was nearly $400. I have no idea about the cost of the shield. The sending unit on the fuel tank also failed around 40000 miles- that is another $1000 to fix at the dealer and a major pain to fix from home. There is also some serious thumping from the front end when I turn the steering wheel- so it appears front end work is also needed There are a lot of repairs that have not been done due to the cost. Also, the driver's front door is ready to fall off. The Blazer is just turning over 100000 miles now. I am not sure that I would purchase another Blazer/Chevy again, seeing that everyone is having the same problems. When similar problems appear like this en mass, then it is obvious that GM needs to re-evaluate QA, not only within it's own organization, but with it's outsourced manufacturers as well.
29th May 2007, 14:55
For everyone with the drivers side window problem... How much did that cost to fix?
8th Jun 2007, 15:42
Wow. I can't believe all of these issues with blazers! I have a '97 with 137k miles and its been a great truck to drive. I bought it 6 years ago and have replaced the alternator, front wiper motor, upper and lower ball joints and idler arm.
The drivers side door does need repair as it doesn't close all the way.
I'm getting a tune-up and brakes next week.
I have a lot of miles on my truck and expect that parts will wear out. I love my Blazer and hope it lasts another 50,000 before I need to replace it! Maybe the newer Blazers were made differently, but my '97 has been a gem.
9th Jun 2007, 17:25
Oh Lord help me...
I've just bought a 2000 Blazer LS 4Dr 4X4, and after reading through this site I'm freaked right out!
I found the site while looking for a solution to the irritating blinker noise issue that never seems to stop. (Anyone have any ideas on that btw??)
I do believe I am going to be very thankful for the two year warranty I have in place... Guess it's pretty much a guarantee I will be trading her off in a year on something else huh?
19th Jun 2007, 05:53
How can you tell you really need new lower ball joints?
Every once in a while, I get this creeking noise coming from the front end of my vehicle while driving. It comes and goes.
23rd Jun 2007, 19:59
I bought my 2000 4WD Blazer as a program vehicle with 12000 miles on it. I can't even remember everything I have replaced in it, but I can tell you that after religiously changing the oil every 3000 miles, the motor blew! I was so furious with Chevy that I still owed money on a vehicle that I couldn't even drive and it just came out of warranty. I was told by GM that because I didn't have my oil changed at the dealership, they couldn't believe that I serviced it properly. They actually had me fax them documentation showing that I DID take care of it. Their final response was basically - too bad, it's not our problem. As I told them on the phone, that's the last bow tie I'll EVER have in my driveway!! Oh yes, and I still have the dancing gas gauge, the faulty doors, the frequent front end repairs, the occasional shutter, hazard light switch, and the rear window washer that washes the INSIDE of the vehicle. I can think of a lot of other vehicle manufacturers that actually care about the product they put out and the people that PAY for them and drive them.
16th Jul 2007, 07:40
Not a mechanic, but maybe someone can use this info. The driver side door thing can be fixed with some JB weld and a new set of bushings. You need to re-enforce the latch that the pin and bushings sit in, as the bushings for some reason make the latch wear unevenly. I went thru several sets of bushings and pins before a great mechanic pointed it out, though why none of the others thought of it...
List of Problems:
Fuel Pump 80k
Both Front seat recline levers (in the past month)
Wheel Bearings/Ball Joints every year
Radiator JUST developed a crack in the tank, so probably need to replace that soon.
Floor heat no longer works, mechanic thinks it's a bad plastic lever, but we will see.
Other minor issues. On average I am happy with this vehicle, its been good when we needed it, but I hope to replace it soon.
20th Jul 2007, 11:04
Jack up the wheel off the ground. Shake the wheel from top to bottom and see if there is play in it. If so, then the ball joint (s) are worn. Shake from side to side and see if there is play in it. If so, then it is a worn tie rod (less commmon than ball joint issue).
2nd Aug 2007, 11:37
2000 Chevy Blazer LS
Fuel Injectors Replaced
Upper and Lower Ball Joints replaced
New Front Shocks
No rear washer fluid (note remove rear hatch and connect hose)
Door Hinge issues
Oil Lines Replaced
No Horn (need to replace assembly behind air bag)
Crank Sensor Replaced
And today 8/2/07 the famous no reverse so off to the trans shop.
There is the normal wear and tear stuff like brakes, belts, battery ect. I have no issues with this...
Seems all the complaints are the same. In fact when I called the trans shop and told the service tech I had a 2000 blazer he said, let me guess, no reverse and delayed shifting. BINGO.
It's a shame GM has not owened up to at least the Ball Joint issues and Fuel Injectors. BTW: In Cali the injectors will be replaced at N/C regardless of year. it is the only state GM does this in. LOL! Wonder why people buy foreign cars. At least they own up to issues.