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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,332 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments

problem #12

Dec 012010

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles

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

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 #11

Dec 052007

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Blazer. All of the brake lights malfunctioned except for the window brake light. The vehicle was not inspected by a dealer. The manufacturer stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 01V364000 (exterior lighting:hazard flashing warning lights:switch). The current and failure mileages were 31,000.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #10

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 #9

Apr 202005

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

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

A person in a vehicle that had been behind my vehicle stopped me and informed me that I had no break lights. I called GM motors and asked them to fix the problem because I had a piece of paper stuffed in the hazard switch on the steering column so my break lights would work. I was told by GM that my vehicle did not fall under the recall by the VIN number.

- Wagram, NC, USA

problem #8

Feb 192005

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,986 miles
(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

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problem #7

Feb 042003

Blazer

  • 2,000 miles
The multi functioning switch recall 01V364000 remedy failed, and the defect recurred.

- Brandon, FL, USA

problem #6

Sep 152002

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles

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

The brake and emergency lights are not working properly. Consumer requested recall repair to fix defect.

- East Hanover N, NJ, USA

problem #5

Mar 202002

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Hazard light switch had shorted out. Vehicle had no working brake and turn signals, they had to be replaced. There is recall 01V364000 concerning multi-function switch failure, but this vehicle is not affected.

- Owosso, WA, USA

problem #4

May 072001

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Turn signals and brake lights go out. Took vehicle to dealer who indicated hazard switch was faulty.

- Clare, MI, USA

problem #3

Mar 132002

Blazer

  • 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

problem #2

Mar 132002

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving ABS function poorly. Vehicle is experiencing multi-function switch assembly problem which caused loss of hazard lights, brake lights, turn signal lights and hazard lights. Consumer is stating that the vehicle had a recall, # 01V364000, when he called Chevrolet corporation, they told him that the cost would be covered but dealer said no. Consumer is looking for reimbursement of $362.92.

- Monrovia, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 082001

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
Brake and hazard light switch fails. Two known cases. Tech says all 2001's will fail! no recall"?"

- Elmira, NY, USA

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