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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,526 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.

2002 Chevrolet Blazer steering problems

steering problem

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2002 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments

problem #9

Nov 102015

Blazer

  • 108,735 miles

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

"takata recall" vehicle acted like it wanted to only go right and I couldn't turn left and ended up hitting the guardrail on the right side of the road and almost totalled the vehicle. Didn't know about any recall so I went to junkyard to get whole front end, fenders, hood and pretty much every thing on front of vehicle except for motor. But did replace fan on motor. Cost in parts only was approx. $700 (have receipts). Not including labor! & time and cost spent not having a vehicle until fixed. Also no airbags deployed!

- Andrews, NC, USA

problem #8

Dec 282010

Blazer

  • 145,000 miles
My daughter was driving at night and started to fish tale and spin out, she said that she had no control of the steering wheel and it lockup the driver side front tire. This caused the vehicle to do a 270 spin then go backwards hitting the curb, flipping the vehicle onto the driver side, causing it to roll. Because the shoulder was an embankment, the vehicle rolled onto the top then rolled back down onto it's wheels. The vehicle came to rest facing the wrong way on the highway. The cost of fixing the damage exceed value of the vehicle. Similar incident occur earlier just as a spin out (Oct. 2010 ?), steering lockup after turning left at an intersection had some oil on the road from a previous accident (not related to us); however, she recover from the spin and just turn off the engine and restart the vehicle unlocking the steering wheel. It was assume that the spin and lockup was from the oil on the road.

- Wichita Falls, TX, USA

problem #7

Nov 112002

Blazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
My wife at that time got in to an accident in a Chevy Blazer on Nov 11, 2002, on el paso, tx. Where the vehicle was lost due to a steering wheel lock up. After the accident I took the vehicle to the dealer where I buy it. The company did not do anything about it, the insurance company did not pay the right amount I lost a lot of money in lawyers and nothing was solved, just me losing more money. I would like to demand compensation.

- Mayaguez, PR, USA

problem #6

Apr 012004

(reported on)

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,000 miles

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

While turning left at 5 mph, the steering wheel locked up, as result the consumer hit a light pole, the vehicle was totaled.

- Canovanas, PR, USA

problem #5

Mar 222002

Blazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Steering on 2002 Blazer.

- Satsuma, AL, USA

problem #4

Oct 162002

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
Consumer stated that while driving and without warning the 4-wheel drive fail causing a distraction to the consumer. Dealer notified

- Reeders, PA, USA

problem #3

Aug 102002

Blazer 4WD

  • miles

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

Streering of my trailer Blazer is vague and not responsive. The vehicle is hard to control at higher rate of speed, especially around 65mph. The rear suspension feel soft and slides when making quick movements left or right in the streering. The streering at lower speeds feels soft with play in the control. Other vehicles test driven do not have this problem. You can notice the difference immediately. On windy days the car moves constantly and the streering is delayed in correcting the push. The vehicle slides to much before the streering corrects it. Hence the vague and delayed response of the streering.

- Westboro, MA, USA

problem #2

Dec 072001

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
While driving 55 mph steering becomes erratic and out of control. Also, upon acceleration vehicle vibrates in windy conditions.

- Reynoldsburg, OH, USA

problem #1

Dec 072001

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
While driving 55 mph in windy conditions steering went out of control, speeding up to 60 mph, and vehicle started to vibrate.

- Reynoldsburg, OH, USA

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