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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,748 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.

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2000 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments

problem #13

Mar 072016

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • 0 miles


My customer complained of a transmission failure involving, but not limited to a dtc P0785. I asked my customer if the involved vehicle (2000 Chevrolet Blazer) had any dealer or after market accessories installed, customer adamantly replied: No, "bone stock GM." My customer was not aware that the involved vehicle had a theft deterrent system, manufactured by "karr" and distributed by audiovox with installers nationwide. I have been actively involved with GM dealerships for over forty years and possess a wealth of experience in parts and service experience. I removed the suspect security system and repaired the damaged wiring which resulted in the improper installation. In the past week I have been confronted with four customer complaints which resulted from security systems, aftermarket radios and including aftermarket headlamps. These aftermarket components are the direct cause of system failures involving engine management systems, lights, and numerous electrical failures. I sincerely request immediate and thorough investigation which I remain confident will result in massive recalls of these inferior products.

- Inglewood, CA, USA

problem #12

Apr 222013

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
My blinkers started blinking real fast and I couldn't figure out why. I asked my brother and he told me I had a light out somewhere, so he helped me locate it. It was my blinker on the driver side back. I replaced it and a few months later it happened again. I replaced it again. All this happened in 2013. In the summer of 2014 it happened again with the same light. I replaced it again. I was watching good morning America this morning and seen where they were investigating safe cars at used car dealers. It gave a web site to look and see if your vehicle has any recalls. I looked and it showed mine had 4. I called the number it gave and the lady told me mine had none with the VIN # I gave her. Why then am I having problems with this one light?

- Paragould, AR, USA

problem #11

May 162011

Blazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 158,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Blazer. The contact stated there was a ticking sound coming in the glove compartment. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic who inspected the vehicle and found a failure within the multi-function switch. The contact stated that NHTSA recall campaign id number, 08V231000, exterior lighting brake lights switch was related to the failure. The manufacturer was contacted but stated that the vehicle was not included in the recall. The contact will be responsible for the repair cost. The failure mileage was 158,000. Updated 07/15/11

- Spring Grove, VA, USA

problem #10

Mar 082011


  • 139,833 miles


The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Blazer. The contact stated that the hazard lights did not function and affected the brake lights' (stop lamps) functionality as well. The contact used cardboard to hold the hazard lights in place. The manufacturer stated that the vehicle was repaired per recall 01V364000 (exterior lighting:hazard flashing warning lights:switch) previously and would not be repaired again. The vehicle was not repaired. The current and failure mileage was 139,833.

- Sidney, OH, USA

problem #9

Jun 222006


  • 2,000 miles
Front end is junk, the smell of raw gas when fueling up and replaced oil line, steering parts, door pin, back light, right hub, before service warranty was up. Then of coarse the, rotors went along with the left hub and heater core went, .. the Blazer has been a lemon since I bought it new. Cried alot.. I just turned the 100,000 on 7/15/10 couldn't go anywhere cause it was in the shop being fixed... lemon so much for buying new.

- Lyman, ME, USA

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problem #8

Nov 172009


  • 16,386 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Blazer S10. When the vehicle was parked, with the turn signal engaged, the contact heard a continuous clicking noise. In addition, the tail lights intermittently became nonfunctional. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer on two separate occasions with replacement of the turn signal switch. The failure mileage was 16,386. The current mileage was 168,384.

- Dundalk, MD, USA

problem #7

Nov 182009


  • miles


11/18/2009: Smoke was coming from the steering column. Spoke with a family member who works as a technician for pep boys. He believed the cause to be the multifunction switch. 11/20/2009: Brake lights would not turn off even when the vehicle was turned off. They stayed on until they completely drained my battery. Looked up recalls and found there was a recall on the multifunction switch: NHTSA action number: RQ08001. 11/21/2009: Called the GM number listed on the NHTSA recall form to ask for assistance with the cost of replacing the part. Was refused assistance and given the following reasons: My particular VIN was not one included in the recall. I didn't purchase my vehicle from a GM dealer. I purchased my vehicle used (there was only one previous owner). My vehicle has over 100,000 miles on it. I don't have a (proven) history of being a loyal GM owner. I don't have my repairs done at a GM dealer. The estimated cost of the multifunction switch itself is $200. That does not include labor. The repair needs to be done immediately as the vehicle is unable to be driven as is.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #6

Jun 012008


  • 150,000 miles
I stopped at a traffic light and was hit in the rear by the vehicle behind, driving my vehicle into the vehicle in front of me. I was given a traffic ticket and my vehicle sustained damage to front and rear. The driver behind me stated that my vehicle did not have brake lights. Which was confirmed by the officer. The diagnosis by the dealership was that the multifunction switch in the steering column was broken. This was done on Nov. 10, 2009 as I have been unable to get the vehicle there due to legal problems. I did however call GM soon after the incident and try to resolve the problem at that time. The Chevy dealership contacted GM for possible repair. It was noted by the dealership that the switch was replaced under recall in 2002. The GM customer service reps are trying to deny repairing again saying that they are not responsible twice. This part was replaced with another bad part that failed like the first original part. They should be required to replace the defective part with a reliable new design or be required to replace it again if it fails again.

- Flushing, MI, USA

problem #5

Oct 142008


  • 48,500 miles
Smoke from steering column, after the smoke from the column the hazard lights and switch would not work, break lights would not work either. GM dealer replaced the multifunction switch @ a cost of $438.50 and said they never heard of this problem before. Vehicle was recalled and was apparently fixed for the same reason 6 yrs ago.

- Altoona, PA, USA

problem #4

Jun 012007


  • 107,000 miles
Vehicle is exhibiting problems with brake lights and hazard flashers, consistent with recall 01073. These issued have been intermittent, but in the past month have become constant. Chevrolet customer service has stated that this recall service was performed in 2002. This issue with lights has occurred since 2007, contact with Chevy has been off and on since that point. Contacted Chevy today 9/15/2008 because multi-function switch has now started to smoke when turn signals are used. This is obviously coming from the mfc which was supposedly repaired in 2002. Chevy has stated that recalls are a one-time fix and any further issues at any point is the liability of the customer. They are unwilling to provide any support for a resolution of a recall repair with was performed only 6 years ago. If this issue is unrelated to the 01073 recall, I am willing to pay for repairs out of my pocket, but I want Chevy to initiate the diagnosis, instead they are telling me that they will provide no financial support whatsoever to even determine the cause of this error. I have stressed the importance of operating a vehicle with all safety features intact, and it is obvious that the same problem that 01073 addressed has recurred. I would like Chevy to bear the costs of diagnosis, and costs of parts and labor for all repairs required to remedy the malfunctions relating to the hazard switch and/or mfc (multi-function turn signal switch).

- Berrien Springs, MI, USA

problem #3

Nov 242000

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


While driving and without warning headlights and dash lights will dim, resulting in poor visibility at night. Dealer replaced headlamp switch, however problem still exist. Popping noise when turning right and applying brakes. Dealer could not duplicate problem. Vehicle has a squealing noise when cold. Dealer replaced belt and tensioner assembly.

- Cumberland, RI, USA

problem #2

Sep 152000

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Engine stalled while driving, dealer determined fuel gauge was broken, mastercard was replaced. Consumer stated the gas gauge read ? of a tank, dealer found broken fuel card and replaced the card, parking brake hose broke of and drum was rusty causing parking brake to hang up, dealer replaced damaged shoes and rusted drums, brake lights and lights intermittently inoperative, while braking and turning to the right vehicle is making grinding noise from front, dealer replaced left hub, while driving brakes make noise, dealer found rotors out of round, wipers will intermittently not work, and also there was a burning smell coming from fuse area, driver side seat would not lock into place and the recliner broke, drivers side door panel was loose, dealer replaced side door panel and drivers window was loose and rattling, molding was also rattling.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #1

Jul 012000


  • miles
Interior and exterior lights flicker on and off during normal operation at night. Dealership has examined vehicle, and has been unable to identify the problem. Please provide any additional information / documentation.

- Lancaster, NY, USA

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