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Crashes / Fires:
6 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
106,422 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2003 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments

problem #9

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 #8

Nov 042013

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
Airbag recall.

- Wyoming, RI, USA

problem #7

Jan 162014


  • 138,300 miles
My 03 Blazer has had its airbag lights on for some time now and I'm worried that if I get into a crash my airbags wont deploy, I'm scared also to see so many complaints along the same lines as mine. This problem needs to be addressed by the NHTSA or by GM before someone is killed or injured badly. A recall is needed!

- Tualatin, OR, USA

problem #6

Jun 252010


  • 78,000 miles


Was hit by right side impact by a truck without brakes at a stop light. It was going 40 mph. Coming down hill as I took off at stop light. Pushed across 3 lanes of traffic. Air bags did not deploy ! also I was hit on front right side panel. It later caused my instrument panel to not display the lights on warnings. Had to replace the panel. That's when I was informed that air bags will not deploy at all ! but flashes on and off as you drive.

- Catawba, OH, USA

problem #5

Aug 132013

Blazer 6-cyl

  • 174,500 miles
I was traveling southbound when I experienced a seizure and lost control of my vehicle. I proceeded to veer to the left where I clipped several cars that were headed northbound and had stopped due to the realization that my vehicle was not under control. I then proceeded over a tree lawn and into a parking lot. I hit a Dodge Ram pickup with the right front corner of my vehicle and pushed that vehicle into another parked car that was next to it. Both vehicles ended up sideways and my vehicle ended up spun around 180 degrees. At this time my vehicle came to a stop. Police were called an paramedics arrived. The jaws of life were used to extract me from my vehicle. I was taken to a local hospital where it was determined that I suffered burst fractures of L1, L2, and L3. I also suffered an evulsion fracture of my left ankle. The police report states that I was travelling at a high rate of speed and that the vehicles which were northbound were just clipped. The airbags are both still within their cases as neither deployed. I would expect this of the passenger airbag as that seat was unoccupied but the driver bag should have deployed. The insurance investigator even expressed to my wife that he was surprised that the air bag did not deploy. I was having a seizure and was not conscious so I cannot provide any information other than what is in the police report. The report is #370763 issued by the township of clinton, Michigan. The vehicle is currently located at copard auto salvage, 21000 hayden, woodhaven, mi 48183. The phone number is 734-365-0070. It will be held there for between 7 and 10 days from 8/26/2013. Thank you

- Harrison Township, MI, USA

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problem #4

Oct 312010


  • 263,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Blazer. While the contact was driving approximately 25 mph, an opposing vehicle crashed into the driver side of the vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy with the impact. There was no personal injury. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to the residence. The vehicle sustained severe damages. The failure was 263,000.

- Pittsburgh , PA, USA

problem #3

Jun 192006

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,000 miles


: the contact stated that both front airbags of the vehicle did not deploy during a crash which occurred while traveling 45 mph. The vehicle was headed East on a narrow, rough, bumpy road when it approached an intersection and struck another vehicle heading North. The other vehicle briefly stopped at the stop sign and pulled out into the intersection 15 feet before the contact's vehicle reached the intersection. This resulted in the contact's vehicle crashing into the front driver side door of the other vehicle. Both occupants were wearing their seat belts. The airbag warning light was not on prior to the crash. The police took pictures and a report was filed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection.

- Mount Orab, OH, USA

problem #2

Sep 252003


  • miles
While driving 70 mph the driver lost control of the vehicle and flipped over. Neither of the frontal or side air bags deployed. It was later determined that the rear axle had broke which caused the loss of control.

- Richmond Hill, GA, USA

problem #1

Jun 112003

Blazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Two employees were involved in a crash where they were the ones that struck a stopped car at 50 mph. The air bags did not this a problem. Is this a possible recall situation. Who do I contact about this a Chevrolet"?" does your Agency get involved.

- Newark, CA, USA

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