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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,092 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 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2001 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments

problem #7

Sep 152003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,642 miles


The ac compressor has been replaced 3 times - the last time was on 9/2003. The exhaust pipe seal has been replaced, the muffler has been replaced, cluster dash went out and replaced, front suspension replaced, brake lights went out and replaced. The back window was not aligned properly and had to be fixed. The front passenger door had to be realigned and the door sill replaced.

- Homosassa, FL, USA

problem #6

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

problem #5

Sep 152002

(reported on)


  • miles
Vehicle was taken in for service. The mechanics informed consumer that there was a front end problem, but they had no time to repair it. They assured consumer that it was nothing serious and could be looked at later. Consumer took vehicle to another mechanic where they removed, soaked and reinstalled the bushings in the front end. This did not remedy the problem. The vehicle was taken to another Chevy dealer where they attempted to make repairs. New front coil springs were ordered. The original springs that were in the vehicle were 149 nm. The springs designed for this vehicle were 116nm. Consumer found out that the dealer where the vehicle was purchased had worked on this vehicle before consumer bought it for the exact specific height problem and were unable to correct it. They still saw fit to sell consumer this vehicle knowing about the defect. Consumer would like to settle this matter by having the dealer ship buy back the vehicle. There was also a problem with the rear springs. They were worn and the pinion seals needed replacing.

- East Hanover N, NJ, USA

problem #4

Jan 022001

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Spare tire restraint failed to remain locked while driving over bumps or holes. Arm would swing open and out into incoming traffic with tire still attached, also the vehicle fishtails at very low speeds while driving in snowy weather.

- East Otto, NY, USA

problem #3

Jul 142001

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Periodically the vehicle would shift to right. Dealer was unable to find defect. Then, vehicle began to make loud noises. While consumer was driving on highway vehicle shifted very hard to right. Consumer lost control of vehicle, and crashed into another vehicle on right. Vehicle then flipped over. GMC and insurance co. Currently have incident under investigation.

- Moorestown, NJ, USA

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problem #2

Jun 082001

(reported on)


  • miles
When making a left or right hand turn vehicle will steer to left or right erratically, and will stay there. Dealer has repaired vehicle twice, and problem has not been corrected.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #1

May 022001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving about 45 mph would lose control of vehicle. Will not keep direction, and wandering all over road, and wind could force vehicle out on road. Consumer states after repairs, front end is noisy. Air leak in vehicle. Rough idle. Alignment problems. Starter is noisy. Horn is hard to push.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

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