13th Oct 2004, 13:08
Thank you for your comments on the Blazer. I am looking to possibly by one, but not to sure now. As for your shaking upon hard braking, that is not normal. being in the brake repair business I can tell you for sure to have your rotors or drums turned, they are out of round.
21st Oct 2005, 08:43
I too purchased a 2003 Blazer at a "fairly reasonable" price. I thought for a mature platform that the bugs would have been worked out. Since then, I've had a series of intermittent irritating problems. The truck makes a loud "roaring" sound for about a half a block after I leave the garage, then settles down to normal. The A/C and heater controls did not direct the air to the proper vents. (Could not get floor or defrost air). When on high heat something in the dashboard makes a "tinking" sound. On hot days when a/c compressor on, engine seems to have a miss in it every five seconds or so. Also in this condition I get a lot of knocking and pinging. Only thing that the dealer has been able to fix has been putting new actuators to direct the vent air. They tried putting in the 2004 computer program to control knocking and pinging. May have had limited improvement, but did not solve the problem. About the only time truck runs right is in cool weather with the heater/AC controls off.
23rd Mar 2006, 20:07
My 2003 Blazer is quite possibly the worst vehicle ever built! 3 stereo's, complete electrical overhaul, two batteries, fit and finish problems, ball joints at 25 000 and several times it had to be towed to the dealer -- on one occasion they let it sit in my driveway for 4 days. I WOULD NEVER RECOMMEND ANY GM PRODUCT after this experience. They wouldn't let me out of the lease when I offered to buy a truck on their lot -- terrible service, terrible cars and a terrible experience!
21st Jul 2006, 03:34
Bought a 2003 blazer zr2 brand new. Lemoned it back to General Motors. I bought this vehicle new and didn't find out the 4x4 didn't work until I got stuck in the snow. There was a leak that was "fixed" 5 times, the engine cooling system went out and the 4x4 broke again... all within 20,000 miles. I loved the truck as far as looks and comfort, but the mechanics of it were horrible.
5th Mar 2008, 18:29
I have had my 2004 blazer for over 3 years, 109,000 miles, I got it with 9000 miles on it. I had to replace the lower ball joints, that is the ONLY problem I have had until 107,000 when the ac quit working. Best vehicle I have ever owned.
17th Apr 2008, 21:39
Bought my 2003 Blazer LS new. Has approx 70000 miles on it now. Only problems I've had are ball joints as stated above. (I've had it in some pretty hairy off road situations, so it was no surprise.) But, they were still covered under warranty. Also had the latch for the end gate break. And that's it for problems with my Blazer so far. I LOVE THIS VEHICLE!
25th Feb 2010, 20:07
I purchased a 2003 Blazer LS brand new. So far it has been running outstanding the past 7 yrs. I stay on top of all the maintenance, and voluntarily had the transmission serviced 3 times. Treat your vehicle properly and do the maintenance, and it will be all good.