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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,970 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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2001 Chevrolet Blazer electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 132006

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 144,056 miles


My wife and I bought our '01 Chevy Blazer used in 04/05. From the start we had a hard time getting it to engage/disengage 4WD. This last winter my wife, the primary driver, complained that the vehicle had no power while coming home one night and the weeknights following for a week. I checked in the mornings it was fine. Pretty soon we both started noticing the gas gauge bouncing around like it was dancing. My wife thinking she was running out of gas would pull into the first gas station. She would fill up and leave the station only to have it happen again after pulling away from the pump. One month later, her and our 3 small children got stranded when they went in to convenience store. A minute later the Blazer had died and the key in the on position. Replaced the fuel filter and then the fuel pump ($350 just for the pump!!!) the heating element in the pump had fried it. 04/06 the ABS failed and she almost hit a pedestrian. 2 weeks later we start hearing this popping noise when slowing/stopping and accelerating. 05/06 the battery died on her with no warning. Tried jumping it and it wouldn't hold a charge. Got that replaced. Then in 08/06 we didn't drive it because the plates had expired and we couldn't afford to replace them yet. Finally I drove it on 08/13/06 for 1 mle to the store and on my way back while stopping at the stop sign 2 blks from my house, I heard this loud clunk noise and then the vehicle started whinning. Now the thing won't move. It starts and whines, but won't move. Transmission is shot and is going to cost $1600 to replace with me doing the work. And so now, like 90% of the country, I am making a very high car payment except mine is on a car that I can not drive. This and other web sites about vehicle recalls prove that there are some serious issues with these vehicles and nothing is being done about it. What needs to happen is for some one to die B/C of these defects and then U will be scrambling to correct the problems. This is ridiculous.

- Broomfield, CO, USA

problem #3

Oct 262004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,203 miles
Battery leaks acid onto the engine compartment. As a result, while driving 65 mph, vehicle shut off.

- Grove City, OH, USA

problem #2

Aug 292004

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,620 miles
Some imes car will not start battery to 9 amp, battery checked okay alternator checked okay. Car in shop started okay 4 or 5 time 14 amps set 30 mie battery to 9 amps no start checked over charged and do same thing. Nothing left on. All electrical ckecked okay.

- Bangor, ME, USA

problem #1

Nov 012002

Blazer 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 58,000 miles
Vehicle was stalling without warning and could not be restarted until a minimum of 30minutes had elapsed. Vehicle checked by dealer who determined original delco battery leaked through the battery tray and damaged the function of the vehicle's computer. Ts consumer stated the engine stills shuts off at times. The throw-out bearings were noisy. The dash lights become very hot after vehicle has warmed up. Door on fuel tank rattles when moving.

- Kimberly, AL, USA

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