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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
95,116 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments

problem #18

Sep 012015


  • 94,224 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Blazer. While the vehicle was being inspected by a sheriff, it was discovered that the brake light failed to illuminate. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 01V364000 and 08V231000 (exterior lighting). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 94,224.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #17

Jul 302015

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • 156,000 miles
I drove to autozone on West colonial dr and had my vehicle computer diagnosed which produced a code that stated (stop lamp & rear hazardous lamp failure) there is a recall on certain 2002 Chevy Blazer vehicles, however my 2002 Chevy Blazer VIN # [xxx] doesn't have this recall. Chevy should implement a recall for all 2002 Chevy Blazer. Now the dealer wants over $500 to fix this issue. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #16

Jul 282014


  • 180,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Blazer. The contact stated that the tail lights failed. The dealer informed the contact that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number 08V231000 (exterior lighting). The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 180,000.

- Tulsa , OK, USA

problem #15

Jul 122013

Blazer 6-cyl

  • miles


I have a 2002 Chevrolet Blazer with brake lights and flashers that do not work. The center brake light and turn signals work ok. There is a recall for this same problem description but I was told that my VIN number is not covered by it. The problem I have and the recall problem are identical. Is there any way I can plead my case?

- Columbus, NE, USA

problem #14

May 202013

Blazer 6-cyl

  • 137,702 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Blazer. The contact stated that the hazard and brake lights failed to function. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the multi function switch on the steering column was defective and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 08V231000 ( exterior lighting). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 137,702.

- Travelers Rest , SC, USA

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problem #13

Nov 272012


  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Blazer. While parked, the contact noticed that the hazard and brake lights would not illuminate. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The mechanic advised that the multi-function switch would have to be replaced. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 01V364000 (exterior lighting:hazard flashing warning lights:switch) and contacted the dealer. The dealer advised the contact that the VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Hillsboro, TX, USA

problem #12

Mar 192010

Blazer 6-cyl

  • 120,000 miles


In March of 2010, my drivers side brake light went out but the bulb still lit up. It is a dual filament bulb, one for tail lights and the other for brake/turn signal. My mechanic investigated and the issue was a faulty switch for the brake light. This is a part that can only be purchased from the dealer. No aftermarket switches/circuit boards are available. The whole circuit board must be replaced. Again on 9/1/12, I was notified that both my brake lights are out. I called General Motors and went to my local dealership only to be told my vehicle is not under a recall. I researched and found recall: 01073 issued by General Motors for the exact issue my vehicle is having which was expanded to include more vehicles but still not mine. GM is profiting from selling these dealer only parts when they fail aside from saving money by not issuing the recall to all affected vehicles.

- Falls Church, VA, USA

problem #11

Apr 152012


  • 151,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Blazer. The contact stated that the rear brake lamps stopped illuminating. The contact stated that he believed this was a safety hazard since other drivers would not be aware when he applied the brakes. The vehicle was taken to a local repair shop, who decided to replace the bulbs and inspect the wiring harness. The remedy did not repair the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and did not offer any assistance since the 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 mileage was 151,000 and the current mileage was 153,000.

- Salisbury, NC, USA

problem #10

Jan 142011

Blazer 6-cyl

  • 152,339 miles
Loss of stop lamps and rear hazard lamps could fail to warn a following driver that the vehicle is braking and/or is stopped and could result in a crash. Took vehicle to Chevy dealer service, problem was identified to be the same as vehicle recall 01073B but it was determined that vehicle was not included with recall number 01073B. Why? the loss of stop lamps and rear hazard lamps could fail to warn a following driver that the vehicle is braking and/or is stopped and could result in a crash. NHTSA campaign id number: 08V231000 and NHTSA action number: RQ08001.

- Hubbard, OH, USA

problem #9

May 172010

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • 73,698 miles
2002 Chevrolet Blazer defective hazard switch. Because of faulty switch, I have no brake lights and no hazard lights. This defect is discussed on the internet. I have called Chevrolet only to be told they won't cover it. This switch is mentioned in an NHTSA recall. This is a dangerous situation. The hazard switch did not wear out. How often does a person use this switch? it is a bad design.

- Bettendorf, IA, USA

problem #8

Jan 112010


  • 85,876 miles


I have a 2002 Chevrolet Blazer. The hazard lights and the brake lights on the body quit working. The brake light over the hatch still worked. The turn signals also were not affected. I checked fuses and light bulbs but both were fine. When I turned on the hazard lights there was a clicking sound coming out of my speaker, like there was a short in the wiring. I'm glad it didn't start a fire. I then did an online search for possible solutions to the problem and came across some recalls on my model describing the same problem. When I called Chevrolet they said that mine was not on any of the recall lists. I had to take it to the local Chevy dealer and they had to replace the multifunction switch which is what the recalls were for. I'm not sure why mine was not included either the original recall or the subsequent ones. I do feel that if there were any issues with this model they should have at least sent a warning letter. If someone hadn't told me that the brake lights were out I would have never known.

- South Bend, IN, USA

problem #7

Nov 152008


  • 103,000 miles
Brake and hazard light failure. Due to a bad hazard carrier switch the brake lights fail to eliminate, along with hazard lights. It happens daily, as the part is no good. GM forced me to pay over $500 to replace the switch- even though there was a recall.

- Hereford, AZ, USA

problem #6

Dec 202008


  • 48,000 miles
I called Chevrolet (1-800-630-2438) about a recall on 2000-2002 Chevrolet Blazer id#08V231000. Exterior lighting: Brake lights: Switch. I told them my 2002 Blazer brake lights, hazard lights, dash lights, tail lights, head lights, interior lights, turn signal lights were not working properly. Brake lights, turn signal lights, and hazard lights only worked when you push red hazard pop-up button to the left and hold it there. Headlights, tail lights, dash lights, and interior lights were all flickering while driving. I was told this 2002 Blazer was not on the recall list, as it was built on September 5, 2001. The recall ended on August 20, 2001. I have researched this recall, and found it to be the difference between brass contacts and copper contacts in the multi-function switch. Also the grease used in the switch. I asked them if I had it repaired, and found brass contacts, instead of copper contacts in the multifunction switch, if they would reimburse me for the cost of repair. I was given a case # and to get it repaired. The only I would get reimbursed was if another recall would come out in the next 12 months/ 12,000 miles which ever came first. And would strongly recommend a Chevrolet dealer. I don't have $600-$700 to get it repaired at a Chevrolet dealer. I believe this is a factory defect, and should fixed immediately! there are more Chevrolet Blazer with the same multifunction switch problems, not in these recalls. Not all years are covered.

- Mcpherson, KS, USA

problem #5

Nov 242008


  • 72,551 miles
My brake lights and the hazard light was found defective and repaired on November 24, 2008 at rinke Chevrolet. I had to pay for the repair because the listed defect & recall for this exact problem was not listed on my VIN#. I want my money refunded from Chevrolet because a 2002 Blazer is made the same no matter what package is included - brake light defects could cause major serious injury accidents.

- Warren, MI, USA

problem #4

Oct 092007


  • 65,702 miles
Someone stopped me and said I had no brake lights. Saw there was a recall - id01V36400 - for a hazard switch carrier replacement. Had the switch fixed on October 11,2007 for $187.01 but was told that VIN # was not included in the recall. Contacted Chevrolet and they said the VIN # was not included and could not pay for the problem. In June, 2008 another recall was issued for the same problem - id 08V23100 - but VIN # was still not included. Have filled out the forms requesting reimbursement but nothing is being done. In the meantime, the dealership has been sold and Chevrolet says nothing can be done. At time of repair the Blazer only had 65,000 miles. This is the same problem that occurred in both the recalls.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #3

Jul 212008


  • 82,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Blazer. While driving at an unknown speed, the multifunction switch located in the steering column, which controls the hazard lights and brake lights, failed. The contact took her vehicle to the dealer and they informed her of NHTSA campaign id number 01V364000 (exterior lighting:brake lights:switch). The vehicle was repaired under recall. The contact later received a phone call informing her that General Motors denied the claim. She called General Motors and they stated that her vehicle was not included in the recall. The failure mileage was 82,000.

- Hobart, NY, USA

problem #2

May 192008


  • 90,000 miles
I came across a 2002 Chevrolet Blazer ls recall #01V364000 issued on or about March 2002. I had forgotten about the recall when I had my car repaired at jim trenary Chevrolet in O fallon, mo in March 2008. I later found the recall. The repair work that I paid for matched exactly what the recall was about so I asked for a refund for that work. They refused since my VIN wasn't on GM's list of open recalls. What went wrong with my vehicle was what was exactly described on the recall. Why wasn't my VIN included? part # 26100837 was a part mentioned in the recall and it is listed on my paid invoice.

- O Fallon, MO, USA

problem #1

Aug 302004

Blazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer's vehicle experienced the same problem as stated in NHTSA recall 01V364000. Sport utility vehicles. The multi function 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. Dealership indicated consumer's vehicle not included in the recall due to VIN.

- Tampa, FL, USA

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