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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
108,879 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Chevrolet Blazer fuel system problems

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2002 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments

problem #6

Apr 232016


  • 169,272 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Blazer. While driving various speeds, the vehicle stalled and the low fuel and security warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the fuel pump was replaced, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 169,272.

- Covington, VA, USA

problem #5

Aug 152015


  • 143,000 miles
Received a recall last October 2015 about strong gas small. Got appointment at Chevy dealer to fix problem in November. Dealer says I need a gas tank, but they can't get any from company. They have other recalls also with the same problem that are waiting. Now vehicle has become hard to start. Still waiting for dealer to fix. Why does Chevrolet send recalls if they have no intention of fixing the problem?? this is a dangerous situation with gas dripping, and the strong gas smell. It is a lawsuit waiting to happen if someone accidently drops a cigarette around the car.

- Owingsville, KY, USA

problem #4

Nov 012013

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
The fuel gauge sensor system becomes faulty after 74,000 miles. Mine started at approx. 90,000 miles. I have learned online this has happened to many 2002 Blazer owners & GM will not address the issue. Because of this the cars will not pass emissions due to a diagnostic trouble code & costs over $1,000 to repair on a 12 year old vehicle even thought it has nothing to do with the actual emission output. It is one thing to have parts break down with age and quite another to have the same part become faulty on a large scale. I cannot renew my plates due to the emission failure and cannot afford to fix a gage for a $1,000. GM needs to recall the vehicles and admit their fault using a cheap faulty part to save $$. I know this may not be a "safety" concern per say but GM advised me to make a complaint with NHTSA. My vehicle is my lively hood & I don't know what else to do.

- Northbrook, IL, USA

problem #3

Jan 112013


  • miles


Vehicle was originally purchased 10/08/12 from car world, 3400 North oracle road, tucson, Arizona, 85706. Began to experience starting and stalling problems in first week of January 2013. I took Blazer to H & M auto, 138 South veterans blvd, 85713, tucson, Arizona. Vehicle was tested and it was determined that fuel pump was problem. Fuel pump was replaced at a cost of $250. In March of 2013 fuel pump failed. Pump was returned to store where it was purchased, sundown distributing II D.B.a. "costless auto parts". a new pump was installed. January 13, 2014- again fuel pump failed. One year warranty had expired. I was required to purchase a new fuel pump at a cost of $185.99. I along with my son replaced the fuel pump. October 2014- began to experience starting problems. Blazer was inspected by tucson radiator and muffler, Inc. 410 West irvington road, tucson Arizona,85714. It was determined that fuel pump was failing.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #2

Sep 142012


  • 186,000 miles
After refueling our 2002 Chevrolet Blazer, there was a strong smell of gasoline. After taking it into the shop for repairs, the diagnosis was that the fuel tank and lines were rusting away and need to be replaced. Shop called us back and advised that parking break drums are falling apart. Every time we have an issue with this vehicle it has always been a major repair. Never a simple fix. With all the complaints on this vehicle I don't understand why the government doesn't force GM into a recall. This vehicle even qualified under the cash for clunkers program.

- Millersville, MD, USA

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problem #1

Nov 152006


  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Blazer. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The technician advised that the fuel pump would have to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired however, the failure recurred. The fuel pump was replaced a second time. The approximate failure mileage was 65,000.

- Saginaw, MI, USA

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