24th Feb 2006, 09:22
Bought my 2000 Chevy Blazer LS in 2001. Used with 20k on it.
Lease trade in.
Now has 57,000 miles on it.
Just came back from the shop. all new rotors. Rusty and pitted.
All 4 ball joints bad. Even though regular oil changes and lubes were done on a regular basis.
Have to lube the door jam regularly or it sqeeks.
Rear wiper motor quit last week.
Seat lay-back handle broke off at 40k. (Vise-grips work well)
The fuel gauge started going up and down with the turnsignals the other day. Shut off the ign. turned back on and is OK now. I guess will soon go out.
It had a couple fuel injectors go bad at 40k. The dealer tried to rip me off by over charging hundreds of dollars extra until I showed him the book showing the hours to do the repair was less!
It's a shame, because I like the looks, I like the way it drives, I like the power of the 4.3L motor (I wish it was about 2 feet longer)
25th Feb 2006, 09:14
I just bought a 2000 Chevy Blazer 4-Door Ls 4X4 with 92,000 miles on it. One week after purchase the fuel gauge is jumping from full to empty at random. Took it to the dealer to get a repair quote $850.00 for the fuel pump and fuel gauge sensor. Wish I had check around about this vehicle more if I had found this site sooner I would have stuck with Ford.
25th Feb 2006, 18:34
For $850 on a 6-year-old vehicle, you can live without the fuel gauge. Why the quote for the fuel pump? I wouldn't think the fuel pump would have anything to do with the gauge. If your only problem is the gauge, and you aren't having trouble with the engine stuttering or running, why bother with the fuel pump? Perhaps your mechanic is trying to make a few bucks off you.
7th Mar 2006, 19:02
I own a 1998 Blazer and have had to replace the transmission, the front right wheel hub/bearings, the recliner handles 4 times, and the hood release cord twice. I called the dealership about the recliner handles after reading all the complaints and asked about a recall on them. I was informed that they have had previous complaints, but since it is not a safety issue, they are not going to recall it.
If you have not had to replace this part yet, then you're lucky. It costs around $85 each time--not a major cost, but when you have to do it more than once, the issue becomes more about their lack of interest than the money. Frustrating. NEVER BUY A CHEVY!!!
7th Mar 2006, 21:28
I recently purchased a 2000 Blazer 4X4. I started checking the gas mileage from the day I purchased it and was only getting 11 1/2 MPG. After a tune up, oil change, installing K & N air filter. new fuel filter, exhaust check, spider injector inspected and computer codes checked... Still only getting 12 to 12 1/2 MPG. Anyone have any more ideas?
8th Mar 2006, 07:57
I agree with all of the comments listed. I own a 2000 blazer and it was the worst purchase I ever made. I bought it 2002 with 32000 miles on it. Love at first site. I was great for about a month. The drivers window stopped working. It was still under warranty. Since then I've replaced it 2 more times. The rear defroster connector broke off the window. Gas gauge not working-it waves at me every time I turn the key. I was quoted 350.00 just for the part. I set the trip meter to monitor it. I had to replace the wheel bearing on the right, upper and lower ball joints for both sides. I have several leaks- transmission fluid, oil. What's next? I wouldn't give this vehicle to my worst enemy.
8th Mar 2006, 13:06
To the person who posted on the 9th of February, how did you get the spring back in when you replaced the door pins.
9th Mar 2006, 15:58
My dad owns a 2001 Chevy Blazer, as he has two cars. The Blazer so far has caused him about $5000 to repair just this year alone. First, the stereo system stopped working, the CD Player which he never even used and makes noise that would drive you to drink.
Secondly, he had to replace hoses because his oil was leaking, Thirdly, the A/C Compressor needed to be replaced, 4th He needed new tires and brake pads at less than 40,000 miles, The alternator needed to be replaced and 2batteries,
This is absolutely ridiculous. We filed a complaint with Chevrolet and they are trying to tell us it is wear and tear on the vehicle. The car is only driven by him and it looks like it is brand new as he always maintains it properly. We have bought at least 10 trucks from Chevrolet, but this one by far has go to be the worst. It is constantly breaking down. Chevrolet blames it on wear and tear, that is non sense. I myself have a 2002 Chevy Trailblazer and the brakes and rotors went at 20,000 along with the emergency brake. The rotors were completely deteriorated.
12th Mar 2006, 00:33
Well, I'm in the same boat as everyone else. I own a 2000 Blazer and I do all my maintenance on a regular basis. A year ago I had to replace the wheel bearings on both sides, upper and lower ball joints, idler arm, and pitman arm. Here I am, a year later, and the wheel hubs are bad again. Wouldn't you know, only 13 months after I purchased them, so they are out of warranty. So, I have to spend another $800 to get it going again. And that's if it didn't screw up anything else. I think its utterly ridiculous that they can't manufacture an after-market part that would last better than the junk they sell us. What else. The heater core went out at 50000 miles. The gas gauge was bouncing around by 40000. 2 alternators already. This is the worst vehicle I've ever owned. I have no plans to ever buy a Chevy again. I've always sworn by them before, but they haven't done anything to help me correct these problems. I've dumped thousands into this hunk of metal. The good thing is, next week its paid for, and I'm buying something new. I just want to take this thing and dump it in a river somewhere.
21st Mar 2006, 23:21
Is anyone having problems with rain leaking into there 2000 blazers around the drivers side door seal? I was told that replacing the bushings and door pin would correct this by a parts counter person at Auto-Zone, but I'm not a mechanic and don't know if I could do this repair myself. has anyone had this problem and or done this repair?
23rd Mar 2006, 08:32
I could laugh at all the comments I read related to the 2000 Blazer if they weren't true. I have experienced almost every problem noted in comments dating back to 2004:
- Poor fuel economy
- Sagging, squeaky, hard to close drivers door
- Rear wiper 'squirter' not functioning
- Vibration in the front-end at 60-72 MPH
- Replaced the front brakes (rotors + pads) on this truck more times in the past 3-years than the life of any other car/truck every owned
- Front wheel bearings (I've almost lost count..3 or 4 times)
- Leaking oil cooler lines
- Plugged and noisy heater core
- Rain leaking in through the passenger side to the point where I had 3-4 inches of water in the truck when I came home from vacation. Entire interior had to be replaced at my insistence.
- Electronic 4-wheel drive switch faulty and would not engage/disengage depending on what mode I was in
- ABS system seems to engage on it's own under normal braking... light now stays on (I've pulled the fuse on the ABS to avoid it's 'help'..back to pumping the brakes the ol' fashion way)
I thought this was just a lemon vehicle until I've been doing some reading. I purchased this truck after trading in my 6-month old Volvo (hated driving a car) with 2000 miles on it in 2001. This was absolutely the worst vehicle I have ever owned and the last Chevy product I will every buy. I only wish I knew more before I bought the truck. Now the wheel bearings are telling me that they need to be replaced again (after only 4000 miles on the new ones). I'm on my way to buy a new F250 SD diesel this weekend...I've had it with this truck, period.