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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,583 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments

problem #16

Dec 052015


  • 125,000 miles


My 2001 Blazer's brake lights stopped working during a recent drive, and another driver was kind enough to point this out at a stoplight. The next day the brake lights worked again, but remained on after I shut off the engine. My mechanic was able to determine the problem was the multifunction switch on the steering column. This was a known issue (GM recall number 01073) and GM recalled a number of the same make and model of vehicles, but my Blazer's VIN was not included in the official recall.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #15

Sep 172012


  • 65,000 miles
Brake/ABS lights come on the dash, no ABS brakes at all, so now what "?"

- Spanish Fork , UT, USA

problem #14

Aug 312012


  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Blazer. The contact stated that while having the vehicle inspected the brake lights failed to illuminate. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 08V231000 (exterior lighting). The failure and current mileage was 130,000.

- Cedar Hill, TX, USA

problem #13

Aug 152002


  • 10,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Blazer. The contact stated that while stopped at a light, another motorist informed him that the brake lights were not illuminated. The vehicle was then taken to an authorized dealer to be repaired under the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 08V231000 (exterior lighting:brake lights:switch). After the repairs, the failure occurred a second time. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer for diagnostics and repair. The contact was not aware of the repairs that were performed, but believed the hazard switch carrier was replaced. The approximate failure mileage was 10,000.

- Ripley, WV, USA

problem #12

Feb 142009


  • miles
Rear lights do not brighten when braking, took it to dealer. Dealer says there was a recall and it was done already to my 2001 Blazer, but I never had taken it in for that problem was going to charged 500 dollars just to redo it. I had bought the Blazer new from a dealer.

- Sanger, CA, USA

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problem #11

Dec 012010

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
Multi function switch in my 2001 Chevy Blazer that controls the hazard lights and the brake lights is on a recall. My Blazer does not match any of the VIN # that are listed even thought I have the exact yr and problem with the car.

- Painesville, OH, USA

problem #10

Jul 042010


  • 120,000 miles


We own a 2001 Blazer and recently the brake lights are on all the time. Also, the hazard lights and turn signals don't work. If you hold the hazard switch part way down and hold it very steady you can get the brake lights and signals to work. I've tried contacting my local dealer, but they tell me this is not covered by any recalls. I will have to replace the entire multi function turn switch. From what I see online, it looks like the 2000 Blazer has already had a recall for a hazard switch problem. I would bet the 2001 model is identical.

- Aurora, MO, USA

problem #9

Dec 272009


  • 83,229 miles
2001 Chevrolet Blazer: Brake lights stayed on while vehicle was parked and off. Hazard lights did not work. Turn signals did not work. Engine ran while ignition was off. Noticeable amount of smoke came from steering column. There was a recall (01V364) for a faulty multi function switch, dealer said they performed it already. Dealership diagnosed problem and said the same multi function switch needed to be replaced again.

- Fremont, OH, USA

problem #8

Mar 012008


  • 90,800 miles
After finding out my 2001 Chevy Blazer had no brake lights the second time since new, this first went out & was replaced by avenue Chevy, batavia on 11/7/2001 w/ only14,790 miles. And not imagining the problem could be the expensive entire turn signal unit again, I asked around, even guys at avenue Chevy, batavia, ill. I purchased a brake switch part # 15128745 on 3/4/08 for $14.09 & replaced NY unit but this did not fix the problem. I went back to avenue Chevy and on 3/11/08 they replaced part # 26100937 multifunction switch for a total of $442.79 ! ! !

- North Aurora, IL, USA

problem #7

May 092009


  • 138,000 miles
My vehicle has the exact symptoms of a know safety defect that but Chevrolet tells me that because of the VIN number of my vehicle it was not included in the recall. The recall is: NHTSA campaign id number: 08V231000 RQ08001 NHTSA action number: RQ08001 component: Exterior lighting:brake lights:switch potential number of units affected: 5862 summary: General Motors is recalling 5,862 my 2000-2002 Chevrolet Blazer, my 2000-2001 GMC jimmy, and my 2000 Oldsmobile Bravada sport utility vehicles. The multifunction switch could develop an open circuit condition that results in the stop lamps and the rear hazard lamps becoming inoperative. The center high mounted stop lamp and turn signal functions are not affected. There are more vehicles out there that GM needs to identify for this recall.

- Walworth, NY, USA

problem #6

Mar 202009


  • miles


The brake lights in the back of my 01 Chevy Blazer go out from time to time. We got the recall info from Chevy and took it to the dealer. Chevy said they fix the problem before we had the car thus they are off the hook for any liability. We bought the car used with only 20,000 miles and the problem still is occurring with the car. The cost to fix this problem is close to 1000 dollars and I feel that the problem is still occurring even though the manufacturer said they fixed it. I feel that Chevy should still fix this problem because it's obvious it wasn't done right on the first attempt and more importantly it's a very dangerous situation.

- Santa Rosa, CA, USA

problem #5

Mar 152009


  • 118,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Blazer. The contact stated that the rear brake lights and hazard lamps became completely inoperative. The center high-mounted stop lamp and turn signal functions were not affected. The dealer stated that his vehicle was not included in any recalls. The manufacturer advised him to call the dealer. No repairs have been performed on the vehicle. The current and failure mileages were approximately 118,000.

- Van Alstyne, TX, USA

problem #4

Nov 262008


  • 100,000 miles
My brake lights are not working, nor my turning signals and hazard lights. Took it in, they said its a multi-function switch / turning signal switch.. the cost is 400 dollars.

- Port Richey, FL, USA

problem #3

May 012008


  • 122,300 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Blazer. The contact received a safety recall notice for NHTSA campaign id number 01V364000 (exterior lighting:brake lights:switch). The contact stated that the multifunctional switch failed, and the dealer will not repair it under recall. The current and failure mileages were 122,300.

- Flushing , NY, USA

problem #2

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 #1

Oct 012003

Blazer 6-cyl

  • 43,000 miles
Multi function switch experienced the same defect as stated in recall 01V364000; however, this vehicle wa snot included due to VIN.

- Trevor, WI, USA

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