3rd Apr 2005, 15:56
I purchased a 2000 Blazer LS 18 months ago with 36,000 miles on it. It ran fine until this March. My mechanic told me the car needs both sides, right and left, of wheel bearings replaced, and that this is a common problem with this type of GM vehicle. The car now has only 45,300 miles on it. From what I've read, I wonder what's next.
For me, this Blazer is enjoyable to drive. However, after reading the last 49 comments, I'll do a lot more homework before buying another vehicle.
If General Motors is not willing or able to deal with this problem, I believe they will fall into the same abyss Chrysler did in the 1970's.
11th May 2005, 12:42
I bought my 1999 Chevy S10 Blazer 4WD a couple of years ago, with 40,000 miles. For the first year, everything seemed OK. But in the past year, I had to replace the front bearings ($800), ball joints ($800), electric window controller ($150), and plugged heater core ($500). Anyway, given that the car has only 55,000 miles, I'm not a happy camper. There won't be any more Chevy's in the future at my household.
20th Aug 2005, 01:25
Wish I had found this site and read the comments prior to my buying a 2000 Blazer.
I traded a 1988 GMC pick up (with 250,000 trouble free miles) in on the Blazer, thinking one GM product is as good as another. Was I wrong, I have had all of the listed problems, Wheel bearings, Transmission and fuel sending unit and now the fuel pump. I just bought a FORD
5th Sep 2005, 13:22
I'm really surprised at the comments on the 2000 Chevy Blazer. I'm having the same problems as stated above. Only had the vehicle for 2 1/2 months, and now ready to replace the fuel pump at 800.00 dollars. Wish I would have seen this web site before making a purchase, so much for a vehicle history report on line. Good luck everyone with your 2000 Chevy Blazer.
17th Sep 2005, 20:00
I also purchased a 1999 Blazer and have similar problems to those posted above. Replaced idler and pitman arms front wheel bearings, flasher switch, problems with fuel gauge, passenger seat lever fell off. I recently was unable to shift out of 4lo despite trying everything and just today I couldn't back up (tranny problem...) lucky I bought the extended warranty. Total piece of junk. I always had Toyota's before and should have paid a little more to purchase a reliable vehicle that also retains their resale value.
15th Jan 2006, 17:58
Research, Research, Research, Unfortunately I didnt do mine and purchased a 2000 Blazer 4x4 LS less than a year ago. First problem at 74000 mile Transmission needed rebuilt. Reverse and second gear will go out. After spending $1,470 on this repair; my mechanic then told me that both front bearing are bad and the upper and lower ball joints are also bad. Approx. another $800 fix. The rear window wiper stopped working. $120. Lever on passenger seat broke, door trim on passenger door cracked and falling off. Service 4WD light came on after trans. Repair.? Other than these common problems we like the vehicle. If you go by any GM factory you wont find many Blazers on the lot. Guess the employees know something we dont. Phil in Ohio.
28th Jan 2006, 00:59
I purchased my 2000 Chevy Blazer in October of 2003. I found this website and thought of all the reviews to be hilarious! The fact that we share all the same pains about this particular vehicle doesn't seem to impress anyone at GM. I too have had the encounter with the front left wheel bearing going bad during rush hour in the notorious traffic on I-5 in California. The paint is also peeling on the roof rack and guess what?? The passenger side seat lever also broke off after the second day that I had it. That's why all I can do now is sit back and laugh. I guess I've been lucky because I'm a little over 100K in mileage and that's all that has happened so far. I can safely say that this will be my last Blazer experience. I'm currently saving up for a BMW.
-Kelli in Naples, Italy.
31st Jan 2006, 21:45
I was thinking of buying a used 2000 Chevy Blazer LS with only 71,180 miles on it, but after reading all the comments and problems this vehicle has, I have decided that since I now have done some of my homework, will opt for another pathfinder, mine is a '93 with 178,160 miles on it and it still gets me where I need to go. Thanks for all the helpful comments... SUV lover... now in AZ..
6th Feb 2006, 12:06
After just spending $1000 on brake and suspension work, then having it strand me in a grocery store parking lot on a Sunday afternoon due to a dead fuel pump (another $1000), never, ever again for a Chevy product. Maybe I was lucky to get 90,000 miles out of it. When this '99 TrailBlazer leaves my house for good, only another Honda will accompany my 1994 Prelude in the garage. When GM can build a reliable vehicle, I'll buy it. Until then, never again.
7th Feb 2006, 20:32
I bought a 2000 Chevy Blazer last year and absolutely love it... Now at over 100,000 miles I am hearing a noise in the front end and my gas gauge does not register correctly. I am taking it to the doctor next week and I will post my results.
9th Feb 2006, 08:59
I had bought a 2000 Blazer 4Dr 4WD in 2003 with 53000 miles on it. It currently has just over 90000 miles on it. Last year I had to have a new torque converter put in ($450) and today on my way to work I lost "D" and "3" gear. It is now being looked at by the transmission specialist and awaiting to hear the damage to the wallet. I also have had the passenger side seat lever break off (didn't fix, not worth it) and I also just recently replaced the drivers side door hinge (did it myself, cost only $12 for two new pins and bushings). Other than the tranny problems I love the vehicle. There hasn't been anything that I could not tow or haul yet. I am getting a squeak in the engine compartment, which by reading the previous reviews I have an idea what is next to fix (which I'll do myself, a lot cheaper). And now that I found this site I can use it to trouble shoot any further failures since they seem to be very similar.
24th Feb 2006, 00:55
I own a 2000 S10 blazer and it has 63,000 on it and so far I have not had any major problems with it. I have replaced the pins in the drivers side door myself, but other than that no problems. I purchased it in Sept 2004 with 52,000 on it and so far I have just changed the oil at 3,000 mile intervals and I changed the Transmission fluid and filter, Transfer Case fluid and front and rear Diff grease. I am somewhat surprised with the other comments. As I mentioned I bought the car with 52,000 miles and in the other comments some of the problems was prior or around the 50,000 mile mark that may be the reason mine was sitting on a used car lot. LOL. The prior owners may have had to do all the posted comments and traded it in. But I will now be keeping a closer eye on it after reading this page. Thanks for the input.
17th Nov 2004, 16:02
I have had my 2000 Blazer for a little under a year now and have had no real problems. The only thing I don't like is the fact that I get about 10 feet to the gallon. We use my husbands big ol' GMC Sierra pickup when we go long distances. Oh yeah, the levers on the driver side seat have broken off about a month after purchase. As for problems under the hood, nada. Faithful Chevy Buyer in Oklahoma.