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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,046 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2001 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments

problem #17

Apr 152007

Blazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

2001 Blazer has defective brake lights. This is intermittent, and is related to the hazard flasher switch assembly. There is a recall on this issue for selected vins. GM will not cover this problem on my vehicle which has experienced this problem at least 2 times in the past year.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #16

Dec 092005

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
The contact stated while parked at a bank smoke came from the steering column. When he took the vehicle to the dealership, they found that the brake lights and turn signals were not working. The turn signal assembly was replaced and there have been no further problems.

- Hammond, IN, USA

problem #15

Mar 092005

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 79,800 miles
Both the brake lights and hazard lights were inoperable. Consumer contacted the manufacturer, and was notified that this vehicle is not included in the hazard light NHTSA recall 01V364000.

- Feeding Hills, MA, USA

problem #14

Feb 192005

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,986 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

(1) we own a 2001 Blazer. In the past our vehicle has been rear ended twice, my wife suffered a neck injury in the 1st accident. The 2nd accident just happened about a month or so ago. (2) 2-19-2005 I was following my wife home, after having my other vehicle serviced, and noticed the stop lamps were not working. I got on the internet, & found there was a recall for 2000--2002 Blazer with the exact same problem NHTSA recall 01V364/GM. (3) I called GM at 1-800-222-1020 gave them my VIN number, they said my vehicle was not part of the recall.but I should take to vehicle to a GM dealer as soon as possible, have the multi-switch repaired, & they would reimburse me for the expenses then, the first person I spoke with never called me back as they stated they would, I called him back twice. After no response I called, & spoke with another person, she was going to call the location I had the multi-switch replaced, & call me back, her co-worker called me, & told me she was in a meeting, & I should call her back. Since then I have called her back 3 times, just got her voice mail ! still waiting to hear back from her. I can not believe GM is not taking this safety problem serious!! my wife, & children could have been killed because of this defect. If our Blazer is not part of a recall then GM must be trying to hide this problem!.

- Florence, KY, USA

problem #13

Jul 102003

Blazer

  • miles
While expecting the vehicle noticed that the brake light doesn't appear at all.

- Stamford, CT, USA

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problem #12

Oct 312002

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
No summary.

- Shelby Township, MI, USA

problem #11

May 272002

Blazer 4WD

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The 4 ways do not work and are effected by the same components as the brake lights. Since the brake lights sometimes work but most of the time do not, the dealership will not replace these lights. The dealership stated that they worked today when they checked them out and said there was no recall on this particular part. My concern is my family getting rear-ended by another vehicle or me getting pulled over by a police officer and getting a ticket. This is a serious problem that could possibly affect other people as well as my passengers.

- West Reading, PA, USA

problem #10

Apr 302002

Blazer

  • miles
Brake lights have failed.

- Akron, OH, USA

problem #9

Jan 232002

Blazer

  • miles
The brake and hazard lights do not come on at all making drivers any passengers very unsafe and vulnerable to rear end crashes on the roadway.

- Inkster, MI, USA

problem #8

Dec 012001

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
Brake lights will not work when applying brakes. Bulbs and fuses are all ok, hazard flasher when flashing causes an electrical static sound under dash and when wiggling the hazard flasher switch, brake lights will work and come on. I also own a 1996 Chevrolet Blazer that had the same problem and was repaired at bob hook Chevrolet 09/07/99 invoice no. 156312. Very little chance that I own two of the same vehicles five years apart and same defect happens to both. This is a serious safety problem that needs to be recalled before accidents occur because the vehicle behind didn't see vehicle in front stop. I am not only concerned about my family being safe but for the safety of others! why would the dealer service shop tell me that the part will have to be ordered and there is a national back order on that part but to continue to drive the vehicle? I have contacted GM. And filed a complaint # C05965366 and they said; we will do the best we can to get the part shipped. Please help get this defect recalled so potential accidents can be avoid.

- Taylorsville, KY, USA

problem #7

Nov 172001

Blazer

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Both the brake lights and turn signals suddenly stopped working. When I took the car into the dealer, they informed me immediately that this problem was occurring on many similar vehicles. They confirmed that the problem was caused by the failure of the "multi function switch". in fact, this problem was so wide spread, the part was on "national backorder" and would not be avialable 10 days to two weeks. It appears that General Motors does not think that thousands of cars dirving around without brake lights or turn signals is a serious problem.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #6

Oct 152001

Blazer

  • miles
I went to have my car inspected when I was informed that I had no brake lights. The station where I got the inspection told me this was not the only GM car they had seen with this problem. They told me they had seen this afew times in thelast month. I went to my dealership and they told me I needed a multi function switch. I called GM to form a complaint because there is no telling how long this had been like this. Lisa at GM told me that they had failures in this switch and they were looking for a more dependable source. I couldn't even get a switch for a week because of this. Driving with no brake lights could be a potentially hazardous situation. I'm reporting this so someone doesn't loose their life over these defective switches. Please contact me if you need additional information. Thank you, joel collins.

- Chapel Hill, NC, USA

problem #5

Sep 292001

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer noticed rear brake lights were not working, dealer replaced module. Please add further information.

- Kenmore, NY, USA

problem #4

Jul 252001

Blazer

  • miles
Rear brake lights were not functioning.

- Grayslake, IL, USA

problem #3

Jul 192001

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
I was driving on a road when someone pulled up next to me and told me I didn't have brake lights. Only the small top center brake light was working. I was lucky that a stranger told me, I would never have known that they were not functioning. When I called the dealership they said that there was a silent recall. They had 3 other vehicles in that day with the same problem. I feel that this is a major problem because if someone isn't paying complete attention they will not notice that a Blazer has stopped until it is too late. I feel that there should be a public recall for this problem. It was a simple fix (it only took part of one day). All they had to do was put in a new turn signal lever. I think that any problem like this should always be a public recall, it is not fair that the manufacturer and dealership knows about a problem and does not tell the consumer. I guess they would have told me had I gotten into an accident. But then it may have been too late. Thank you very much. Janet L. werner.

- Dearborn, MI, USA

problem #2

Jul 312001

Blazer

  • miles
Brake and hazard lights would intermittently fail to operate. Vehicle been into dealer shop on two occasions, and problem still reoccurring. Feel free to provide any further information on this matter.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #1

Jul 192001

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
I was driving on a road when someone pulled up next to me and told me I didn't have brake lights. Only the small top center brake light was working. I was lucky that a stranger told me, I would never have known that they were not functioning. When I called the dealership they said that there was a silent recall. They had 3 other vehicles in that day with the same problem. I feel that this is a major problem because if someone isn't paying complete attention they will not notice that a Blazer has stopped until it is too late. I feel that there should be a public recall for this problem. It was a simple fix (it only took part of one day). All they had to do was put in a new turn signal lever. I think that any problem like this should always be a public recall, it is not fair that the manufacturer and dealership knows about a problem and does not tell the consumer. I guess they would have told me had I gotten into an accident. But then it may have been too late. Thank you very much. Janet L. werner.

- Dearborn, MI, USA

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