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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,878 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 #9

Apr 022007

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,892 miles


Front wheel bearings had to be replaced for a second time. The car has only 60,000 miles on it! the second time, the bearings were no longer covered under warranty and I incurred over $1000 in repair costs.

- Littleton, CO, USA

problem #8

Dec 282006

Blazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 159,097 miles
Since I bought my 2001 Chevy Blazer, I've had to replace ball joints everytime I have a front end alignment. This year I've replaced 3 wheel bearings, fuel pump, and I just lost my transmission. I've had the light recall fixed. My service engine light stays on, but you cannot put a computer to it because it doesn't work. My ABS light comes and goes. Whats next?

- Rome, ME, USA

problem #7

Feb 242006

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,000 miles
Front end, both wheel bearings at 60,000 miles, idler arm, replace tires, ABS light.

- Sussex, WI, USA

problem #6

Aug 092005

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles


Not only have I had problems early with hub and bearing-- and also replaced ball bearing-- now the ABS-- manufacturers has done poor job on brake. Wheel parts- very cheap parts-- many talk about it and know that the Blazer has had problems with these parts. My family has purchased Chevy's for years-- I am now never about to purchase a Chevy again. While I pay my car payment, I always purchase new. I am always also paying for work done on this vehicle, and I am talking- over 2,000 so far and again have to go in today-- I may even trade it in I am so pissed. We also had problems with my husbands truck..I don't know what they did, or who they purchased their parts from, but surely went to cheap parts, they( Chevy) put many consumers in a bad spot. And I have written a complaint before- when I had the Chevy Blazer 2001 for a year half. They seem to want to only hear if I died cause of the failures that it would be looked into.

- North Tonawanda, NY, USA

problem #5

Jan 012005

Blazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
I own a 2001 Chevrolet 2dr 2wheel drive Blazer. The wheel bearings and spindle / parts have already needed to be replaced on both sides/front. I found this problem because the wheel of my front passenger side came off while I was driving. Thankfully I heard the grinding and slowed my speed to 5-6 mph and had turned my hazard lights on. From what I am learning this is a problem that is some what common with my make/model vehicle. I have also seem complaints of this nature on Canadian auto club sites.

- Lawrenceville, NJ, USA

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problem #4

Apr 222004

Blazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,916 miles
Consumer heard a noise in the front of vehicle. Consumer stated he had been hearing it a little, but currently the noise became more pronounced. Consumer had already replaced the transmission once. The consumer had to fill the tires every week. The tires leaked air since purchase. The tire service dealer suggested that there was no leak and that corrosion built up on the wheels in which air escaped through the rim of tires. There was a thumping noise in the front end and seems like it happens worst on right turns, the left wheel bearing was loose in the hub bearing assembly, the hood hinges rattling excessive clearence, there was excessive slippage and the clutch burnt. (Laredo tires)

- Parkersburg, WV, USA

problem #3

Jan 142004

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,000 miles


While driving the consumer heard a loud noise. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, and the mechanic replaced the wheel bearings on the right side. The hub assembly was also replaced.

- Kiel, WI, USA

problem #2

May 122002

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles
Hub and bearing assembly, only to find that it is a common problem, this car has little less than 40,000 miles on it, paying up the yang yang just buying it, and already having a problem with it, please note, that much of this is long distance driving, is it cheap assembly parts, or just bad workmanship? said wear and tear, if it is a common problem, must not be wear and tear, must have a cheap part.

- North Tonawnda, NY, USA

problem #1

Apr 092003

Blazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have replaced the left front wheel bearing on my 2001 Chevrolet Blazer (it was worn out after about 53,000 miles. Now, I have to replace the right front wheel bearing. These wheel bearings are about 400 dollars a piece (1 whole unit) and with the labor the costs come to about 600 dollars. This has got to be some sort of defect and I would like for someone to investigate this.

- Altamonte Springs, FL, USA

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