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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,185 miles

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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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2001 Chevrolet Blazer brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments

problem #5

Nov 112005

Blazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles


2001 Chevrolet Blazer 2wd, 2dr. Problem with brakes, went to auto shop and brake condition was explained as "hazardous". had to get entire new rotor systems for front and back including new pads, etc. I bought this vehicle new & it was garage stored. Rotors were rusted through and "barely there". was told by auto shop that they have been seeing a lot of Blazer's with the same problem. Total repair cost for brakes was $2,200!! vehicle was properly maintained and only 4 years old at the time of repair.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #4

May 042001


  • miles
2001 Chevrolet Blazer developing various problems.** answer required***. the differential pinion shaft seal was leaking. When it rained the transmission slipped, the cigarette lighter was inoperative, the lighter socket was replaced. The heater was not blowing hot air, the service engine soon light illuminated, the brake light was inoperable, the directional switch was replaced. The front rear rotors were rotted, the rear wheel well molding was coming undone, the drivers window was leaking water. The vehicle was not shifting properly, the alternator was replaced, the tail gate glass would not lock, the driver door did not shut easily, the battery was replaced. The headlights were inoperable. The driver seat recliner was replaced, the retractor in the seat belt was reset. The rear window molding was loose. The oil cooler lines were leaking.

- Wellesley, MA, USA

problem #3

Sep 172004


  • miles
Brake rotors flaking and requiring replacement with less than 32000 miles on the vehicle. We own two GM products that have had all rotors replaced below 32000 miles of wear.

- Myersville, MD, USA

problem #2

Mar 152004

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,000 miles
Our 2001 Chevy Blazer required brake service with 44000 miles. We selected tuffy auto service centers (Warren, mi), our estimated cost was $180. During the brake service the tuffy service manager informed us that our rear brakes would require replacement, our cost for the rear was an additional $280. The service manager indicated that the rear brake disc-rotors were heavily corroded, service (rotor turning) was not an option and replacement required. Rear brake service at 44000 miles is highly unexpected, full replacement due to corrosion is unacceptable. Our assessment is that the disc-rotor material was not correctly specified (and/or perhaps a galvanic corrosion with aluminum wheels/iron hubs), the resulting excessive corrosion unexpected and a serious safety concern.

- Leonard, MI, USA

problem #1

Jul 102003

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,925 miles
On the 10 of July I took my 2001 Chevy Blazer in for routine brake service, I was then told by my mechanic(satch whitt) that I had 4 defective rotors that needed to be replaced, that they appeared to be defective. He stated that the metal was just flaking off and to him it appeared that they had been made from reprocessed metal. He also stated that he had seen alot of this in the newer Chevy products recently. Although I was lucky and did not have an accident I feel that this is a very real safety concern for american families. I have kept the rotors in hopes that Chevrolet would stand behind thier product. Thank you for your time and consideration in this safety matter, mark wiley.

- Renick, WV, USA

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