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Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
65,153 miles
Total Complaints:
25 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. buy metal replacement handles from (8 reports)
  2. not sure (8 reports)
  3. replace handles (6 reports)
  4. the entire bottom end of the seat needs to be replaced (3 reports)
2000 Chevrolet Blazer accessories - interior problems

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2000 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #25

Feb 032016


  • Automatic transmission
  • 116,000 miles


Really People...You are all complaining about a $9.99 part...WHAAAA... My seat handle broke.

I work at a Large Dealer and even the 2016 Vehicles with no miles have defective parts...Get over yourselves. Be happy you don't own a NISSAN with constant transmission and brake issues.

HONDA has pallets of Air Bags sitting on their return shelf. HYUNDAI has a car in there a week with cylinder head issues...

All cars break. Be happy your repair is a $9.00 handle.

If you maintain your cars 90% of the failures on your vehicle can be avoided...Granted this part is badly engineered and they should be beaten but its only a small and easy fix.

- , Naugatuck, CT, USA

problem #24

May 092003

Blazer LT 4.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,000 miles

This is another chief complaint with the 2000 Blazer. GM used cheap parts here and let the customer repair it at their own expense. While not an expensive repair, GM should have taken care of this.

- , Kenosha, WI, USA

problem #23

Jun 052005

Blazer LT 4.3

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

Much the same as everyone else here. The handle and geared post the handle attaches to, snapped off. I haven't even tried to fix it. Thank God the seat is at the proper angle for me.

- , Endicott, NY, USA

problem #22

Mar 132006

Blazer 4.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 97,000 miles


Handle has design defect. I went to ebaY and found replacement handles that just slide right over the broken rod.

- , West Valley, UT, USA

problem #21

Mar 222007

(reported on)

Blazer LS V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles

The passenger side seat handle broke off right in my hand. I wasn't even sitting in the damn seat. So, now I have to get a replacement handle and put more money into this worthless car!!!!

- , Stafford, VA, USA

problem #20

Apr 012002

Blazer LS 4.6L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles

Driver's side handle broke after owning the vehicle for 2 months. Passenger side handle hardly used, guess that's why it hasn't broken yet.

- , Beverly Hills, FL, USA

problem #19

Feb 012008


  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles


passenger can't lay the seat down. simple as that. If you want to lay down on a long road trip, then tough sh*t.

- , Springfield, MO, USA

problem #18

Oct 202007

(reported on)

Blazer LS 4.3L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,000 miles

The recline handle on the passenger side snapped off and the geared portion of the metal post was inside the handle leaving only the broken post exposed... I have heard of a replacement part for this situation but wonder if you need the geared portion to fix the problem?...

- , Middle River, MD, US

problem #17

Aug 102007

(reported on)

Blazer LS V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles

I definitely hear you #1!!! My wife was trying to recline and the Passenger seats handle just popped right off also!!!! Thank goodness it was in the upright position and not the drivers seat!!

I definitely think that this vehicle is a piece of junk!!! I will definitely be going Toyota Highlander next time around. I will file separate complaints but here is a summary of my issues!!!

-Seat recliner lever breaking off -Left front wheel bearings going bad, also needing a new Idler Arm because of this. Over $1,000 to repair. -Idler Arm now again bad, but it is just after 16k miles, so not covered by the repair warranty anymore.. will cost $575 to fix -Oil cooler lines, Have been fixed 2x already and are bad again. $400 to fix. Been told by Midas and other independent shops this is a big problem on the blazer!!! -Heater quit working. Had coolant changed and backflushed and now heater works again. Was told if happens again need a new heater core... at $1500.00

What a headache.. I have already begun shopping for a new car (honda civic or accord) and my next truck will be a Toyota Highlander or so (depending if what truck or suv). I used to be Hard core Chevy, but NO MORE.

- , Sartell, MN, USA

problem #16

Apr 122007

(reported on)

Blazer LS 4.3

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

This is the absolute worst vehicle ever made. I have felt better in a golf cart. The seat handles broke on both seats. My radiator has frickin turned to mud at least 4 times (thanks, dex cool). AC/Heater quit working. Never buying another GM product. Japan here I come!!!

- , Hamilton, AL, USA

problem #15

Mar 192007

(reported on)

Blazer V6

  • Manual transmission
  • 43,000 miles


UGH! I have spoke to about 7 people who own Blazers who have had the same problem! Has anyone been compensated?

- , Airway Heights, WA, USA

problem #14

May 242006

(reported on)


  • 75,000 miles

I am glad to have found this site. I share in sooo many of the same complaints. My gas gauge is all over the place - and I think it is worse as the tank actually gets low. Like everyone else here has said, you have to use the trip meter to gauge where you might be. I will not take this car farther than 50 miles from home. Problems in other areas too: both my seat handles have broken off - like paper - looks like they used aluminum foil instead of steel. Will comment in other area - but my drivers side wheel almost fell completely off - wheel hub bearing replacement at over $700 in -30 degree temps last winter coming back from Chicago. They tried to tell me I must have hit a pot hole... thinking now was a line of BS. I'm on here today because my driver side door is screwed up again. First time the pin broke and the dang thing almost fell off. Now, the latch that closes won't unlatch - preventing the door from shutting. Driving to get that fixed holding onto my car door (wearing seatbelts - hope they don't break!). Let's see what else, the hood sticks constantly, the heater completely quit working this winter - I did have the fluids replaced and now the air is hot again, but the fans barely pump out any heat.

- , Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #13

Oct 192006

(reported on)

Blazer LS V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles

My husband and I go visit our family 3 hours away and this was not very fun while I was pregnant and I could not move my seat THIS SUCKS

- , Cadillac, MI, USA

problem #12

Oct 162006

(reported on)


  • 65,000 miles

Plastic junk. I had a Geo with better quality.They should make them out of metal instead of plastic

- , Roanoke, VA, USA

problem #11

Feb 222007

(reported on)

Blazer LS V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

my 2nd complaint, have about 8 more to go, broke off when my 110lb girlfriend tried to lay her seat back! wow, cheap soft metal.



- , Panama City Beach, FL, USA

problem #10

Feb 052007

(reported on)

Blazer LT 4.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,317 miles

WTF!!! They can build a low maintenance engine like the 4.3L but can't make a damn handle? Mine broke twice before I googled it and found an after market replacement that had a metal shaft instead of the plastic! Here's the link:

- , Taberg, NY, USA

problem #9

May 062006

(reported on)


  • 50,000 miles

mine broke too, and so did my friends. what a piece of plastic crap.

- , Richmond, VA, USA

problem #8

Dec 142006

(reported on)

Blazer LT 4.3 V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles

I have only had my blazer for 3 months and the passenger seat handle to recline the seat broke, what the hell, good thing it broke in the upright position.

- , Clintonville, NY, USA

problem #7

Jan 082007

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

You have to unplug the switch under the seat or the seat moves you forward and backwards while driving. By doing this the seat will not move and the heated seats are worthless too.

- , Glenwood Springs, CO, USA

problem #6

Nov 172006

(reported on)

Blazer LS 4,3

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles

My blazer now has 72000 miles but the seat recliner levels broke when it was just 42000 miles and of course it was by then out of warranty. The dealership told me that the entire bottom end of the seat (The base) has to be replaced. The cost $900. So ever since then I have lived without a reclining option on BOTH the driver and passanger chairs. Ever since I bought this blazer I've had nothing but problems with it. The Oil cooling line near the radiator busted due to the fact that it was not routed properly and the hose rubbed against the metal until it broke. This happened at 52000 miles and the dealer did not covered it under the warranty (It was out) even though it was Chevrolet's fault to begin with. Now I have the problem with the heater core being clogged up and the entire dash has to be removed and the dealer wants $1100 to replace it because it is out of warranty. I just found our also that the other cooling line going to the oil filter adapter is also leaking oil and needs to be replaced. The lower ball joints are also defective and need replacement. GENERAL MOTORS IF YOU WANT US TO BUY AMERICAN YOU BETTER START MAKING CARS LIKE THE JAPONESE OR PERHAPS LIKE MY OLD CAPRICE CLASSIC SW WHICH WAS VERY RELIABLE. THIS BLAZER HAS BEEN NOTHING BUT PROBLEMS AND I WILL SELL IT AND BUY A NISSAN SUV. I AM SICK OF ALL THE PROBLEMS AND HOW EXPENSIVE THE REPAIRS ARE.

- , Baltimore, MD, USA

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