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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
75,000 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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2003 Chevrolet Blazer brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 202016


  • miles


I purchased this vehicle in February 2015 with 71,000 - the body was very well kept inside and out. What I didn't know was the extensive amount of rust and corrosion under the vehicle, which did not show initially. I have only had same a little over a year and have had to already replace front arm joints because they snapped in half and my tire was sitting crooked and in danger of falling off!! fuel lines had to be replaced because they completed rusted through and gasoline was leaking out all over. The driver door was checked 2X as it does not shut correctly and I can hear wind getting into the vehicle while driving (not to mention water pouring in over the driver's side door and door controls), the brakes go completely to the floor (despite being fixed), the ABS light and check engine light stay on despite being checked - this truck design is terrible and it now rides and sounds like a bucket of bolts. I have had many trucks from GMC jimmy, Chevrolet trailblazer, etc. - I have never had one that has gone completely sour in so short a time. I have also read the numerous accounts of people in accidents with this year vehicle and the brakes failing and airbags not deploying - I am seriously scared to drive this vehicle anymore. I am a single mother of 2 and thought I was purchasing a reliable vehicle for my family from a reputable company. I see that most of the complaints - if they were investigated by Chevy - were deemed "no problem found" and swept under the rug. What do I do?! I have already spent over $1,000 to fix this vehicle and it still has issues - I simply cannot afford to keep sinking $$ into a vehicle that is going to bleed me dry.

- Cinnaminson, NJ, USA

problem #2

Feb 162015


  • 175,000 miles
Takata inflators: I had left my house headed to work at approximately 6:30 am and got on I40 eastbound, it had snowed the day before and the roads had been treated and were clear for travel, I was traveling on a 3 lane highway in the left lane @ aprox 50mph and I applied my brakes to do upcoming traffic, when the ABS system locked. I attempted to let off and re apply the brake but the ABS system just stayed engaged and the front end started sliding hard to the left and I steered away from the pull. I subsequently hit the center concrete wall at approx. 40mph with the front passenger side of my car, which caused me to spin around and hit the passenger rear, I continued to spin until I was facing back East. My air bags did not deploy but it caused severe damage to core support and passenger side frame horn. It was a single vehicle accident and no damage was done to anything but my vehicle and myself, the ABS did not release within what I approximate to be about 6 seconds and this so called safety device nearly killed me. I was wearing my seat belt.

- Yukon, OK, USA

problem #1

Apr 152009

Blazer 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
Noticed brake fluid on floor of my garage. Found that the brake line to the rear brakes was rusted and leaking. GM dealer said it was out of warranty so I paid a local garage to install new brake line. It has failed again, 98,000, while I was driving. Lost braking ability. I find that GM will sell me a set of brake lines for $500 and I can have them installed anywhere I want to. Considering the current GM situation with the ignition switch I think they should be made to recall all effected vehicles and fix their rusting brake lines.

- Copper Harbor, MI, USA

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