6th Jun 2003, 12:43
Yes, we have a 2000 Chevy Blazer 2wd. and yes, I have had to replace recalled hazard switch because our brake lights failed and had to fight with Chevy to get them to reimburse us for the cost of the part. we did not receive reimbursement for the labor. Both right and left hub assembly have had to be replaced. and now the rear end is shot. it will cost $2200.00 to fix this problem. Chevy not like a rock, like a bomb. I am going broke fixing it and its not even paid off yet. and of course, as the rest of you, the warranty expired, then I started having problems. What about the Lemon Law? I will be writing Chevrolet and BBB.
12th Jun 2003, 16:27
Hi! I unfortunately became one in this group of Chevy Blazer owners to find out about the front suspension problems Blazers have. Yesterday morning I smelled smoke when pulling into work. I parked and got out to see flames in the front. The Fire Dept. came and ended up axing my hood to put it out. I looked at it later, and it looks like the front balljoint/ arm broke, and the tire rubbed, causing the fire. It's now totalled. 44 days ago I purchased it from Todey Chevrolet in Oxnard, Ca. They claim no responsibility. I'm out the $13,000 I paid. Included, there is a comment dated 21st Apr 2003, 12:40 from -ER in Oxnard, Ca.
I would appreciate it if you could give me their e-mail address, or give them mine. I'm curious as to whether they purchased theirs at the same dealer, as it's the main one in this area. I'm desperate to resolve this $13,000 dispute.
15th Jun 2003, 09:54
This sounds like a major problem with these Chevy Blazers. I have a Blazer LS 2000 4X4, which I am experiencing the same thing. These are some things I have had problems with:
The two levers on the bucket seats had to be replaced
The drivers door hinge were worn and needed to be replaced
The hazard switch had to be replaced twice
The ball joints made a lot of noise, the Chevy dealer just added grease.
This was all covered under the 36,000 mile warranty!
Now that I have 43,000 miles, both my front wheel hubs went bad, which cost me $1,175 to replace, and the ball joints are still making noise.
Chevy is suppose to be built like a rock, but it is more like the Man in the Mountain-it just crumbles!
We need to find a solution…maybe we should not buy another vehicle from Chevrolet next time!
15th Jun 2003, 11:59
I too own a 2000 Chevy blazer ls 4wd. 43,000 miles on it. I love my truck, everything works great and I have owned a 1991 blazer as well, that rock was traded in for the new rock at 168,712 miles. the term like a rock refers to my trucks cause I do not beat them like a rock. I have taken well care of mine and kept up with the maintenance and have had zero problems. lemons happen to all car makers, glad mine is not one of them.
17th Jun 2003, 17:24
I thought it was my tires making the noise in the front end. Just turned 40K and decided to check the net to see if anyone else has has this noise. WHAT A SHOCK. I guess I will be replacing the front hubs this weekend. The truck really hasn't been any trouble otherwise. But right now front end noise become intolerable.
20th Jun 2003, 23:26
Next time I buy a car I will check here for complaints. I loved my 2000 Chevy Blazer, but same situation as described by others. Soon after my warranty expired problems began. At 37,000 miles the cooler lines were replaced. At 50,700 miles my Idler arm needed replacing. Now at 62,000 miles both my left and right front wheel bearings have been replaced. I have also had my regular brakes done, but figured that was normal. Today I had to have the ABS serviced because the front right wheel sensor quit. The car is not even paid off yet and I have spent over two thousand on repairs.
11th Jul 2003, 20:56
I have serviced my Blazer 2000 ls 2wd to the tee and what do I get in return? Bad motor mounts and transmission mounts at 55k. Recently, my transmission began to whine, my mechanic says the pump is bad.
I should have gone with the Nissan Xterra!!
17th Jul 2003, 09:15
I own a 2000 4WD LT Blazer and I'm very pleased with it! The only problem I've encountered is the creaky hinge on the driver's door. To all the people replacing ball joints: You have to get dirty and grease them on a regular basis!! If you think Chevys are all lemons, you're crazy. Look at other websites for different manufactures. All of them have their problems and must be maintained and serviced.
31st Jul 2003, 13:54
I was told yesterday by another driver that my I didn't have brake lights. today, I went to the store to buy new fuses, tried every fuse in the box and it didn't work. I replaced the bulbs, but didn't work. I get on-line to try to find help with the situation and came across recall information... 2001 chevy blazers recalled for faulty hazard/brake lamps...etc...etc... I went out to check my hazards and to my amazement... they didn't work.. i called the dealer explained that I now know of the recall I was never notified about... and so far it seems like it won't be a problem, we will see tomorrow. they can recall vehicles for whatever reason, but until your car shows signs and symptoms of hazards, you will always think that "oh, that's not my car!" everyone needs to check the recent recalls or call the NHTSA hotline to report the issues... wish me luck! very irritated!
26th Aug 2003, 20:01
I was so excited to purchase my 1998 blazer. It was only 2 years old and 35,000 miles. First the Cassette play went and then the cd player after that. Back window wiper had to be fixed. There is a dead spot on the wipers so they will stop from time to time. About a year after I brought it the passenger side wheel bearing had to be replaced. I just replaced the alternator. Now I took it in for inspection and I have a lower ball joint that needs replaced and the bearing that I had replaced about a year ago is going again. I am trading it in on a Honda Civic. I am sad because I really love the car, but it has been one thing after another and with a $360/m payment I can't put out anymore money.
1st Sep 2003, 17:15
Let me add my own experience with my 2000 Blazer 4x4. Here is a list of problems I've dealt with.
Driver door hinge and bushings 35k miles
Fuel Filter and Idler arm replacement 30k miles
Alternator bearings 44k miles.
Unexplained creaking in the door continues. Dealer tells me it is the welded hinge on the door and he can't fix it. Recommended a body shop even though I'm still within my extended warranty period.
Is it me, or could every GM Service department really care less about fixing your car. They make me feel like their doing me a huge favor for fixing the lemon they sold me. I'm sick of it!!! Bring on the imports!!