12th Dec 2007, 07:34
Oh my... I have had my Chevy Blazer since January 2003. It only had 37000 miles on it when the trans went... since then I have replaced about almost every part that is listed in this report with everyone...
Now the trans has gone again... I have leaks galore inside the windows and from under the car... I cannot believe there has never been a recall on the trans issues with all of these complaints...
And the doors?? Wow... both drive and passenger side are falling off and will not shut all the way...
This is the worst car I have ever owned... I will never ever buy a Chevy again... I can't afford to always be fixing it...
14th Dec 2007, 10:53
I have had my '03 Blazer since new in Oct. of '03. I have a work vehicle so the Blazer gets very few miles. At this time, which is after 4 years, it only has 15,500 miles on it. Regardless of the mileage, I took mine in to get inspected expecting maybe something minor. To my surprise both lower ball joints need replaced to pass inspection. I have until the end of the month to get it inspected so I am going to investigate further and question the dealer about this. I understand that it's 4 years old, but with the amount of miles most people put on in about a year it shouldn't happen.
This is my second Chevy in a row I have owned. The first was a car which I got rid of at 65k, but that car never needed any repair other than wearable parts. Hopefully these ball joints aren't the start of worse things to come.
27th Dec 2007, 09:08
Same story, same truck: 2000 Chevy Blazer LS 4x4. I bought it with 40k and it was maintained well by prev owner. The list o' problems (now at 80k miles) :
-Front passenger wheel hub assembly (3 times)
-rear wiper not always working. I suspect the motor, but I'm too cheap to replace
-driver door pins squeaking. Anyone else notice the water run-off hose drips directly on these pins? Cause of them rusting out so quickly?
-heater core plugged. A quick fix that worked for me - flush out the heater core with water. I did this with a garden hose. (Be sure to run the water in "reverse") My heater has been working fine since (2 years).
-Airbag light turning on and off at random. I don't want to know how much this will cost me.
-I suspect intake manifold gasket is going by the smell of antifreeze in the truck (and no fluid leaking out anywhere). This is a common chevy issue though, not just to blazers.
Who can spell trade-in? I know I can.
28th Dec 2007, 05:38
I feel for you with the 15,500 2003 blazer, what can I say do what you need to with her and broom her fast. I have had nothing, but bad luck with my 2000 so what makes you think your's is just a fluke. Talk with your mechanic at the dealership (if they will stand behind it) and see what other common/expensive repairs this thing will have soon then make your decision on it. I would only buy one of these with a 100000 mile warranty on it bumper to bumper if bought again.
28th Dec 2007, 13:55
I bought my 2000 Chevy Blazer back in 2002 and boy has she been a headache since then. Within one month I had to replace the hazard light switch. They need to be replaced again (for about 2 1/2 years now). I have replaced the bearings twice, the ball joints, the fuel pump and several other parts. I now have to replace the bearings and ball joints again. Other parts (and believe me there are many) that had to be replaced I figure was as a result of wear and tear. I am thinking about buying a new vehicle and I am almost sure it won't be a Chevy (once bitten, twice shy).
10th Jan 2008, 10:28
Have a 2000 Blazer LT with all options. Haven't had, but a handful of problems, with the vehicle coming up on 60000 miles. Around 42000, the transfer case went out, but was replaced due to a sympathetic dealer. Has had only two sets of front brakes, original rear, one battery (leaked and caused a little damage, but was fixed under warranty). Catalytic converter replaced at about 54000 miles under warranty due to pinging internally. Rear wiper seems to be going. Biggest problem I have is rust that is starting to appear around the fuel filler neck. Seems to be coming from the inside. Agree that this shouldn't be happening yet, but every vehicle is different. One bad weld. Otherwise, solid vehicle with so-so mileage.
30th Jan 2008, 08:01
I just made my last payment on my 00 Blazer. As I write it's in the shop for a new fuel pump, and yes the fuel gauge stopped working at 85k, however through napa the float is included with the fuel pump kit.
All the problems you guys listed; I've had them all. Hey at least I could vent to you guys, It really is a crappy truck that will never stop beating you over the head.
9th Feb 2008, 16:20
I, too, found this site a little too late. Bought my 2000 Blazer LS about four years ago with 36K on it. Ran like a champ for the next 2 years and has been a money pit ever since. I just spent the last week replacing the fuel pump and sending unit and it still runs like crap. MAF and pressure regulator next? Also have put three water pumps in this truck in the last two years. Same problems with paint, front end, etc. I love the way the looks and handles and when it runs, it runs great... As soon as it's paid off... Subaru Forester.
9th Feb 2008, 22:58
2000 Chevy Blazer LS gives the meaning "nickel and dimeing you to death" a whole new meaning. Just got home from the movies and the inside of the windshield started to fog up and I smelled antifreeze. Looks like the heater core again. I had the heater core replaced 2 years ago (28,000 miles), due to the dexcool nightmare (all heating system components had to be replaced). I'm going to try some stop leak, who knows, maybe I'll get lucky. I've had all the same problems as most, fuel pump/sending unit replaced (did that myself, not too bad), front hubs (ABS going off intermittently) they need to be replaced again (I just pulled the fuse). Not to mention all the squeaks...
18th Feb 2008, 18:21
I have had my 2000 Chevy Blazer 4 door LS since 2000 and got it with 36k. I have had several problem with the right front seat handle breaking off and not reclinging. I have to replace my radiator because it ruptured. Some at time after 80k, the fuel gauge stopped working and had to replace it. Just recently, I had to replace my lower intake manifold gasket because it started leaking like a water faucet.
Since fixing the lower intake manifold gasket, I have yet to find where the anitfreeze leak is coming from. After reading these articles, I believe it could be the heater core.
Hobbs, New Mexico.