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Average Mileage:
50,182 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments

problem #17

Apr 172015


  • 95,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Blazer. While the vehicle was being serviced by an independent mechanic for routine maintenance, it was discovered that the brake lights failed to illuminate. The mechanic diagnosed that the multi-function switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure and the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 01V364000 (exterior lighting). The approximate failure mileage was 95,000.

- Collierville, TN, USA

problem #16

Jan 062011

Blazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Blazer. The contact stated that the multi-function switch for the brake light was inoperable. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated his VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 01V364000, (exterior lighting:brake lights:switch). The manufacturer was notified who did not offer any assistance. The failure mileage was 55,000. Updated 10/05/2011

- Painesville, OH, USA

problem #15

Dec 012010

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Blazer. The contact stated that while stopped, another vehicle almost crashed into him because the contacts brake lights were not illuminated. In addition, the hazard lights were also inoperable. The vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed but he was informed by an authorized dealer that his vehicle was not included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number: 08V231000 (exterior lighting:brake lights:switch). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 52,000. Updated 1/19/2010 updated 03/25/11

- Painesville, OH, USA

problem #14

Jun 072010


  • 62,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Blazer. The contact stated that the brake lights stayed illuminated at times. The dealer stated the multi-function switch needed to be replaced. The contact wanted to know why the vehicle was not repaired under recall 08V231000 (exterior lighting: Brake lights: Switch) which was directly related to the failure. The current and failure mileages were approximately 62,000.

- Seymour, IN, USA

problem #13

Apr 152010


  • 78,000 miles
My 2001 Chevy Blazer stop lights are not operable due to a known GM recall 08V231000 however they are not willing to fix this without me paying up front. Loss of the brake lights and turn signals have made my vehicle inoperable. There is a short in the switch that cause smoke to come from the steering column as well.

- Frankfort, IN, USA

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problem #12

May 092009


  • 138,000 miles
My vehicle has the exact symptoms of a know safety defect that but Chevrolet tells me that because of the VIN number of my vehicle it was not included in the recall. The recall is: NHTSA campaign id number: 08V231000 RQ08001 NHTSA action number: RQ08001 component: Exterior lighting:brake lights:switch potential number of units affected: 5862 summary: General Motors is recalling 5,862 my 2000-2002 Chevrolet Blazer, my 2000-2001 GMC jimmy, and my 2000 Oldsmobile Bravada sport utility vehicles. The multifunction switch could develop an open circuit condition that results in the stop lamps and the rear hazard lamps becoming inoperative. The center high mounted stop lamp and turn signal functions are not affected. There are more vehicles out there that GM needs to identify for this recall.

- Walworth, NY, USA

problem #11

Jul 292008

Blazer 6-cyl

  • 31,138 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Blazer. While driving approximately 35 mph, the contact noticed smoke coming from the steering column and the brake lights were inoperable. When the ignition was turned off, the engine would still operate. The contact had to make several attempts to turn off the vehicle. There were no warning lights illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and they stated that the failures were related to a defective multi-function switch. The vehicle was repaired. The contact experienced failures identical to the ones mentioned in a prior two part recall. The consumer assumed the recall was performed, however she learned that the recall was not performed completely. The consumer began having problems with the multi-function switch. The part that the consumer thought was replaced back in 2002 was never replaced. The failure and current mileages were 31,138. The consumer is seeking reibursement. Updated 09/19/08.

- Lancaster, NY, USA

problem #10

Nov 162007


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have a 2001 Chevrolet Blazer that recently had to be repaired. I feel that a recall item should cover cost of the repair. The Chevrolet customer representative that I spoke to said that it is not covered by the recall. In a nutshell, the symptoms that the car had are exactly the same as those mentioned in NHTSA campaign id number : 01V364000. Both rear, outside stoplights stopped working. The center stop and the turn signals worked fine. I had the car repaired at a cost of $470.29. On the invoice the item replaced is a multifunction switch?

- Delanco, NJ, USA

problem #9

Sep 072007

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 76,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Blazer. The contact stated that the brake lights would not illuminate. As of September 24, 2007, the dealer had not inspected the vehicle. The manufacturer stated that his VIN was excluded from NHTSA campaign id number 01V364000 (exterior lighting:brake lights:switch). The current and failure mileages were 76,000. Updated 12/12/07

- Moberly, MO, USA

problem #8

Aug 012006

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles
I was in a drive through which looped around the building. I applied the brake to stop at the window and could feel the ABS engage and the vehicle did not want to stop. It scared me and of course I reapplied the brake quickly, to avoid hitting the vehicle in front of me, and I was finally able to stop. This happened again a few weeks later at a large intersection at a red light. I was 7 months pregnant at the time and was pretty scared. I have heard several of these complaints and I know that the brakes on every year before this were recalled. I also had trouble with the brake lights and four-ways, which stopped working. I was driving and the four ways came on. I had to pull over and ended up holding the button down while I drove in order for them to stop flashing. Shortly after the turn signals stopped working. Finally, the speedometer temporarily stopped working, then shortly after that, the heat stopped working, the vehicle only blowing cold air. We replaced the thermostat but the heat still would not function. I ended up getting rid of the vehicle because of the numerous malfunctions.

- Pittsfield, MA, USA

problem #7

Aug 212006

Blazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


I own a 2001 Chevy Blazer, my brake lights and hazard lights stopped working for no apparent reason. The bulbs are in working condition, the fuses are not blown. I then did an internet search and found out that the 2001 Blazer were recalled for this very same problem NHTSA campaign 01V364000, so I phoned a Chevy dealer and was told my VIN # was not included in the recall and it was over I don't feel that I should be burdened with this problem when it is clearly defective manufacturing.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #6

May 022006

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 76,000 miles
: the contact stated the brake lights remain illuminated. In order to shut off the brake lights, the battery has to be disconnected to keep from running down the battery. An NHTSA recall, 06V139000; was performed on the vehicle concerning, the; exterior lighting: Brake lights: Switch however; the recall did not remedy the problem. The dealership would not offer a second repair without charge under the recall.

- Seymour, CT, USA

problem #5

Dec 142005

Blazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,700 miles
Switch failure for stop lamps other vehicle did stop and advise of problem. GM did recall some VIN #'s but not this unit. Dealer charged $400. For same items in recall #01V364000.

- Mustang, OK, USA

problem #4

Sep 012005

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,264 miles
I bought my Chevy Blazer in may of 2001. We had a recall for the exterior lighting: Brake lights: Switch. We brought it back to the dealer we bought it from and they did replace it. We are having the problems with the same part once again (no brake lights). We called the dealer and they're telling us this part is not covered. If there's still a problem with it, which I understand we're not the only ones reporting this, why wouldn't this be covered" my husband has owned his GM truck for over 10 years and has never had to replace this part. Why would a newer vehicle have to replace it twice within a 4 year period" please advise.

- Westfield, MA, USA

problem #3

May 052002


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
NHTSA#recall01 V 364 000/manufacturers recall 01073, concerning multi-function switch: Rear stop lamps are inoperative. Dealer notified and informed consumer that this vehicle is not covered under the recall due to VIN. Consumer had the repairs completed at another dealer.

- Akron, OH, USA

problem #2

Apr 152002

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Recall 01 V 364 00/multifunction switch: Rear tail lights are inoperable. Dealer informed consumer that this vehicle was not covered under recall due to VIN. Consumer was rearended by another vehicle, the other driver stated that he did not see consumers brake lights, consumer was charged to have the recalled part replaced.

- Cookeville, TN, USA

problem #1

Mar 132002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving, brakes and hazard lights went out with no warning. Cause unknown. Consumer found that the vehicle had a recall on hazard and break lights, NHTSA campaign id number: 01V364000 and 01V364000, dealer will not honor the recall and consumer had to pay $362.91 for the repair. Consumer is asking a full refund from manufacturer.

- Monrovia, CA, USA

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