Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
SUSPENSION
01273B11/18/200310004146Vibration at highway speeds. *tt11/20/2003
29110011/29/2000616393Some vehicles may exhibit a popping noise during sharp turning maneuvers or when the vehicle is driven over bumps. *tt02/25/2001
SUSPENSION - FRONT
318310010877Front axle grind whine noise in 2wd gone in 4wd. *eh12/15/2004
0201501/01/200410006961Pop snap noise in the front suspension when braking. *mr05/20/2004

Investigations


NHTSA IDManufacturerDate openDate closeSubjectRecall campaign
SUSPENSION
RQ02012GENERAL MOTORS CORP.09/10/200203/07/2003FRONT CONTROL ARM BALL JOINTS01V200000
 See attached page.
SUSPENSION - FRONT
RQ02012GENERAL MOTORS CORP.09/10/200203/07/2003FRONT CONTROL ARM BALL JOINTS01V200000
 See attached page.
SUSPENSION - FRONT - CONTROL ARM
RQ02012GENERAL MOTORS CORP.09/10/200203/07/2003FRONT CONTROL ARM BALL JOINTS01V200000
 See attached page.
SUSPENSION - FRONT - CONTROL ARM - LOWER ARM
RQ02012GENERAL MOTORS CORP.09/10/200203/07/2003FRONT CONTROL ARM BALL JOINTS01V200000
 See attached page.
SUSPENSION - FRONT - CONTROL ARM - LOWER BALL JOINT
RQ02012GENERAL MOTORS CORP.09/10/200203/07/2003FRONT CONTROL ARM BALL JOINTS01V200000
 See attached page.
SUSPENSION - FRONT - CONTROL ARM - UPPER ARM
RQ02012GENERAL MOTORS CORP.09/10/200203/07/2003FRONT CONTROL ARM BALL JOINTS01V200000
 See attached page.
SUSPENSION - FRONT - CONTROL ARM - UPPER BALL JOINT
RQ02012GENERAL MOTORS CORP.09/10/200203/07/2003FRONT CONTROL ARM BALL JOINTS01V200000
 See attached page.

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
SUSPENSION
12/02/200450000
 Noise from engine. diagnosed as ball joints need replacing or wheels will fall off. replaced upper and lower ball joints and idler arm for about 1200.00. now(june 19, 2012) at 100,000 miles, same noise coming from engine compartment. looks like another ball joint replacement.
12/02/200450000
 Noise from engine. diagnosed as ball joints need replacing or wheels will fall off. replaced upper and lower ball joints and idler arm for about 1200.00. now(june 19, 2012) at 100,000 miles, same noise coming from engine compartment. looks like another ball joint replacement.
12/02/200450000
 Noise from engine. diagnosed as ball joints need replacing or wheels will fall off. replaced upper and lower ball joints and idler arm for about 1200.00. now(june 19, 2012) at 100,000 miles, same noise coming from engine compartment. looks like another ball joint replacement.
12/02/200450000
 Noise from engine. diagnosed as ball joints need replacing or wheels will fall off. replaced upper and lower ball joints and idler arm for about 1200.00. now(june 19, 2012) at 100,000 miles, same noise coming from engine compartment. looks like another ball joint replacement.
03/29/2007110/17/2005
 I bought the 2000 blazer used just over a year ago and have had nothing but problems. to begin, i replaced the alternator, fuel pump, and virtually all suspension components in the front end with just over 65,000 miles. on vacation during one of the hottest days of the year traveling home the blazer over heated and left my family and i stranded on a major interstate with no a/c for nearly an hour before getting towed to the worst chevrolet dealer in the country(richmond, va). we were forced to pay for a new radiator and miscellaneous parts totaling over $600. they said the coolant system was full of rust and the radiator was plugged and could not be reused. now i'm experiencing the service engine soon that will not go out. after numerous trips to the dealer that started with leaking oil cooler lines, they said that the crank sensor was going bad. i replaced it, still the light stays on. next they say there is a misfire in cylinder 2, i replace the plugs, wires, rotor, and cap. still the light stays on. all of these repairs within the first 14 months of owning this junk and it is not anywhere near being paid for. gm needs to fix these problems. i have spoke with other blazer owners and they too have experienced nothing but trouble. and the big 3 wonder why they are losing customers and market share. have they ever heard of quality? looks like i'm going foreign. *jb
11/23/2005140000408/08/1999
 Ball joints upper and lower replaced at 40k and 100k miles. will be needing to be replaced again very soon at 140k miles. the replacement at 40k was a total failure of passenger side ball joints to wit: vehicle was incapacitated as wheel was left 'bent'. fuel gauge fluctuated wildly if less than 1/3 tank of gas. fuel pump failed. *jb
01/01/1901730001
 Potential safety issue regarding the chevrolet s10's and the chevrolet s10 blazers.*mr the consumer had to have the ball joints on her 2000 chevrolet blazer replaced prematurely at 73000 miles. *nm
04/01/2005730001
 2000 chevrolet blazer had ball joints replaced.*mr *jb
11/15/20020
 Numerous electrical problems and or failures, bad fuel and exhaust problems, suspension pops excessively, gas pedal sticks intermittently, radio replaced twice, electric seats and windows malfunction
11/11/2001610/06/2001
 1-recline handles on the front seats 2-back wiper don't work 3-window cleaner leaks on the rear window 4-replaced front suspension lower and/or upper ball joints twice in 1 year (mechanic told me that they see this all the time) 5-rear window latch won't open. *jb
11/04/2003400006
 While driving at 60 mph there was a vibration throughout the vehicle. dealer informed consumer that vibration was normal. dealer showed consumer docket id# 1381844, stating that chevrolet was aware of the problem, and an attempt to repair was unnecessary.*ak
09/01/200335700110/14/2000
 I have a 2000 blazer lt 4wd with 44,000 miles on it. i recently started experiencing vibrations at highway speeds. my dealer verified the problem. according to a gm document, there is no fix to this problem. according to gm document id# 1381844. the document is entitled vibration at highway speeds-suspension wheel #pi01273b - (09/15/2003). the document explains the problem & symptoms exactly as described in many of these discussions. there is a line in this document that reads: this vibration is considered a normal characteristic for these vehicles and no repair attempts should be made. this document covers 2 & 4wd drive gm vehicles with the same body types (i.e. blazers, jimmy, bravada, s-10, envoy) and covers years 00 - 03. this vehicle is unsafe for use on the highway!! if this was normal why didn't the vehicle do this when it was new? i called chevy's customer service line and they verified the document. they told me to take it to another dealer for a second opinion after that i guess i'm out of luck. my dealer found the document at the following url: http://service.gm.com/servlets/blobshtml?shtmlfile=1381844. *la
06/12/2002106/09/2001
 Front end problems, and security light staying on. *jb
03/13/200183805105/03/2000
 While driving 25 mph the transmission failed. the dealer was notified about 7 months ago but they could not duplicate or correct the problem. *ak the dealer was notified of the shruddering and slippage of the transmission at 23863. the front differential pinion seal leaked, the check light was replaced due to the malfunctioning switch, the brake light had become inoperative due to an open circuit, the heating seat was inoperative, there was a rattle in right front suspension, the transmission had no reverse, and there was hard shifting into the forward gears. *scc
10/01/2000370001008/03/2000
 While traveling on the highway there was vibration through out the vehicle. the dealership was aware of the problem. mr consumer reported front end vibration shortly after leasing the vehicle. vehicle has been in and out of service. dealership cannot remedy the problem. however consumer felt drive train caused front end vibration. *tt
07/17/2000102/10/2000
 Consumer was involved in an accident. the vehicle rolled over after hitting a small pothole in the road. consumer feels the vehicle is stiff to drive and the suspension is what caused the rollover. *jg
11/01/2000
 While traveling on highway vehicle has a knocking noise. when turning the wheel and if hitting a bump noise gets louder . dealership is aware of problem.*ak
11/24/2000406/16/2000
 While driving and without warning headlights and dash lights will dim, resulting in poor visibility at night.*ak dealer replaced headlamp switch, however problem still exist. popping noise when turning right and applying brakes. dealer could not duplicate problem. vehicle has a squealing noise when cold. dealer replaced belt and tensioner assembly. *tt
102/10/2000
 The vehicle experienced a rollover after hitting a small pothole in the road which resulted in loss of steering control, prior to this accident the consumer complained about the stiffness of the vehicle and the suspension. nlm
104/04/2000
 The distance between the rear wheels is 3 inches closer than the front wheels, the distance between the rear wheels is 64 inches while the front wheel distance is 67 inches, the dealer measured other blazers and found this difference is present in all the blazers. nlm
02/09/20000
 While driving about 45 mph he could hear a rumbling noise (like a flat tire), and felt vibration coming from the steering wheel. *ak
SUSPENSION - FRONT
07/16/2008250001
 Ball joints this vehicle has failed massachusetts yearly inspection 2 years in a row due to sloppy ball joints. if the vehicle was not inspected the result could be rather hazardous to me and people on the highway. *tr
01/21/20055600003/01/2001
 My blazer now has 56,000 miles on it. i have discovered that it is in need of front end repair - specifically the ball joints are badly worn, the boots on the frond axle have a bad crack on the right side, and there is significant idler wear. in doing research, i have discovered that numerous blazer owners have experienced similar problems. i feel this is a design defect. i have also had two other issues that i am now discovering are common problems with a great number of blazers. both front reclining seat handles have broken off. i am also experiencing problems with the doors seeming to not align properly - as if the welds or hinges are failing. these have also been mentioned repeatedly in your complain area for this model. i have not gotten these items repaired as of this date. the blazer is now parked until i can afford to get it fixed. *nm
07/24/20042
 While driving 30 mph, the consumer heard a loud knocking noise coming from the front of the vehicle. the vehicle vibrated uncontrollably. *jb the consumer stated that she knew of another consumer with the same make and model that have experienced the same problem. *sc *jb
11/01/2004349503
 While driving, the crank shaft position senor failed which caused the vehicle to hesitate, buck back and forth and nearly stop. *bf the consumer stated that the dangerous front end suspension defects which failed included a second front axle tube, front axle bearing failure both tire rod ends front drive shaft. front suspension has defects that could allow the wheel to fall off. consumer wrote a letter to gm about the problems complaint number 1-245128909. *tc
04/10/200171000309/20/1999
 No notification of any recalls or service bullitins, broken seat, lights, front suspension parts, would not honor warranty. *ak
03/12/200456000104/18/2001
 My vehicle's front end has been giving me alot of front end problems. bouncing & making a vibration noise . i brought it to the dealership & they tell me that i need ball joints and other suspension parts due to the ball joints being bad on my vehicle. i call around to other repair shops & they say that is a very common problem with blazers costing the consumer hundreds of dollars in repairs. so, what is chevy going to do about it ? wait until a number of people get into accidents before they'll name it a recall ?*ak
03/18/2004420002
 Upon approaching the driveway vehicle suddenly made a noise. steering wheel felt funny. also, front left tire turned in the opposite direction that vehicle was going. when this occurred vehicle skidded. consumer depressed the brake pedal to stop. this occurred because the left front lower ball joint came apart, and the front right ball joints were starting to show signs of the same failure. the entire front suspension assembly needed to be replaced. also, automatic transmission slipped when shifting from first to second gear. meanwhile, while driving in over drive mode, the over drive disengaged and vehicle speed was reduced from a rapid pace to a very low speed. this failure almost resulted in an accident. dealership determined this was caused by a failure in the torque converter solenoid.*ak
12/27/20031511/18/1999
 I purchased my chevrolet blazer new at the end of 1999 and it has been in the shop so much i know all 15 of the mechanics by there first name. the battery has been replaced at least 3 times, the alternator has been changed 3 times, the automatic transmission has been replaces, the seat handles have been replaced more than once, the seat belts have been replaced from locking up, the front end has had work done to it and still is not fixed, the rear right speaker does not work, the fuel gauge has been replaced, the gas petal sticks i haft to clean the card at least every month, the heater core has been replaced 3 times and it still does not get hot. i was told that this was caused by the orange antifreeze and was told that chey would not warranty their 5 year antifreeze and the dealer told me that i needed a $500.00 engine flush that i could do my shelf for $10.00 but i was then told that the engine was corroded up inside and i would need a new motor and they would not pay for it even under warranty. i called gm complaint line and was told that they new of the problem and they could not offer me any help. the complaint line was a joke and a waste of my time. i will never buy another chevy this is my second vehicle. my first was a s10 and i had the same problems. *ak
09/30/200334695209/22/2003
 The fuel pump,line and tank are faulty at 35000 miles. i bought it as a used car from santa ana hyundai who agreed to fix the fuel pump but did not. the transmission is not changing gears properly, it would not start when i turned it off to get gas on 9-26-03, the left front end is popping with a loud noise,the brakes are not antilock brakes,it feels as if i am hitting metal when i stop hard,the panel lights would flicker, lights on dash board when flash when i had seatbelt on. i had a chevrolet dealership fix the minor things. the battery cable was loose and they oiled the joints to stop the squeak. the dealer refused to fix the fuel pump which is unsafe and demand i pay him money that is already above the price of this car. i am paying $14,000 plus for a 2000 chevrolet blazer with a faulty fuel pump.the door entry will not properly take in the key to open the door.the gauge meters were dancing back and forth and not properly reading the fuel.it was a rental car before i bought it so i had no real history of recalls or mechanical reports. *la
111/01/2000
 Accelerator sticks due to carbon buildup on throttle body. gasoline prematurely burns before reaching the cylinder. ball joints had to be replaced. engine oil leaks. coolant leaks. transmission leaks. *tt *nlm
09/11/20011
 Consumer lower control bracket separated from stabilizer bar. *tt
03/28/2002105/01/2000
 While driving, the wheel on the front passenger side fell off the vehicle, dealer inspected and found upper ball joint retaining nut and cotter pin were missing, dealer replaced upper ball joint, nut and cotter pin, consumer also states that there were some problems with the drivers side of the vehicle. *yd
 While driving vehicle without warning there was a constant noise. took to dealership, mechanic replaced wheel bearings, and problem reoccurred. replaced front end, and problem occurred again. replaced front end switch and problem still occurs.*ak
07/17/2000102/01/2000
 Urgent- this will kill people please read - my 2000 chevrolet blazer rolled at 30 mph after hitting a chuck hole on the right side of the road. it threw me to the right side of the road so i brought the vehicle back onto the road at which time my steering column was going crazy and then i rolled at least once before stopping - i really thought i was dead, and my vehicle is a total loss. i have the vehicle in my possession now - because of theft related issues with allstate insurance company. i would like some help showing the world that it may not be a firestone problem, it may be a suspension problem. i can close my eyes and tell you in slow motion exactly what the vehicle did and you would think gm would want to have me interviewed -- since i lived!!! i have pictures as well if you want to have them emailed. please help. it happend in a split second, going only 30 mph 1/2 mile from my house in texas (102 degrees). *ak (dot number: ? tiresize: ?)
08/29/200007/01/2000
 The dealer acknowledges that this problem is a long-standing problem and is the norm for the blazers. they feel their vehicle is nonetheless safe even though it severely affects steering in cornering and turns. on extreme right curving up/down road this instability makes the vehicle feel as if it is leaving the roadway. on a rainy road if you break in the aforementioned condition, the rear end fans out left. *ak
08/29/200007/01/2000
 The dealer acknowledges that this problem is a long-standing problem and is the norm for the blazers. they feel their vehicle is nonetheless safe even though it severely affects steering in cornering and turns. on extreme right curving up/down road this instability makes the vehicle feel as if it is leaving the roadway. on a rainy road if you break in the aforementioned condition, the rear end fans out left. *ak
11/14/199911/03/1999
 Intermittently headlights/ interior lights and instrument panel lights just flicker on and off. the truck was taken to the dealership. notning was done about the lights. when taken to the second dealership, consumer was told that the manufacturer was aware of the problem, but did not know what was causing the problem. in addition, , while driving at 45 and turning left consumer hears moaning noise. noise is caused by improper torquing on right front suspension. whining noise is also coming from secondary air pump. *ak
SUSPENSION - FRONT - CONTROL ARM
07/01/2002201/01/2000
 Steering lower ball joint was unstable. *akthere is serious vibration, loose steering. the tires feel bouncy. the vehicle would not pass inpection at the dealership. *jg
11/29/20011
 Ball joints are loose and make a knocking noise when driving vehicle. contacted dealer, and the dealer is not willing to do anything.*ak *nlm
SUSPENSION - FRONT - CONTROL ARM - LOWER BALL JOINT
06/01/200550000904/01/2005
 Owns a 2000 chevrolet blazer zr2 with 68000 miles. the heater blows cold air only. the alternator has been replaced at least twice. i replaced it once, and previous owner replaced it once . battery has been replaced at least twice. all ball joints replaced at least once to my knowledge. fuel gauge broke before 50000 miles. seat handle on passenger's side broken before 50000 miles. tailgate won't open. passenger side windshield wiper only moves half the time. that is all that i can recall right now.*ak
08/13/2005800001
 Dt: the ball joints on drivers side broke sent head on august 13, 2005. contacted the dealer, they were of no help. contacted gmc, they took a complaint. did not hear any type of noise or any type of warning. this seemed to be a problem on the 4x4 vehicles. *ak
08/02/2003402/01/2003
 Give this voq to alberto jimenez
08/02/2003402/01/2003
 Dt: every since the consumer purchased the blazer in 2003 the lower ball joints had to replaced four times. the consumer was the only operator of the vehicle and she only drove the vehicle to work. the current mileage is 170,000. the lower ball joint has had to been replaced every six months. *jb
04/12/200472000703/03/2004
 Problems that are not saftey issues: air conditioning doesn't work; door hinge pin needs to be replaced; driver's window slips off track to the outside of the frame, resulting in the back side of the window cracked at least a 1/4 of an inch (was told by friendly chevrolet in springfield il that this is a design problem and can not be fixed; called chevrolet and was told to take it back to dealer and pay them to reevaluate the problem; ) safty issues: ball joints need to be replaced;gas gauge sending unit doesn't work;;differential is leaking and plug connected to this needs to be drilled out and rethreaded to find out how bad the leak is; windshield wiper on driver's side loose and flips off to the left of the windshield in heavy rain and snow; electrical harnass needs to be replaced; engine insolation pealing off under hood; engine light on continually; car stalls intermitantly(first time it happened, was told the engine had overheated); at every start up, engine stays in nuetral (has no excellerator power)then catches after about three minutes); work done: thermostat hoses replaced;distributor replaced;spark plug wires and spark plugs replaced; sepentine belt replaced; part between the axle and the u joints needed to be replaced; oil leak fixed;fuel injector replaced; i have no idea what will go wrong when; it's like playing russian rullett while driving; have rented vehicle twice; will also need to rent vehicle for cross country road trip next week; will not risk driving this car; (incident date: first incident-day estimated)
12/22/2004109/15/2000
 I was told by the service manager at my chevrolet dealership that the ball joints on my 2000 blazer were in extremely poor condition and could fail at any time. in fact he said that the wheels could fall off the car. this seems like quite a safety issue for a 4 year old car with only 30,000 miles on it. he also said it was not surprising given the lack of quality parts used by chevrolet in the manufacturing. while looking at customer reviews / complaints on edmunds.com i notice at least 2 more people with the exact same problem. this is unacceptable.*ak
12/14/2004112/22/2001
 2000 chevrolet blazer 4-wheel drive with aprox 60,000 actual miles front ball joints need to be replaced. mechanic states that the wheels could fall off over speeds of 35mph. have scheduled replacement at cost of $800-$900. will request old parts.*ak
05/17/2004101/02/2000
 Had new tires put on because of uneven wear. was told the cause of the wear was not due to misalignment of tires but because of worn ball joints. tire dealer could not align tires. did research on the internet and two items that seem to come up with the 2000 chevy blazer are the bad contol arms/ball joints and bad 4 wheel drive computer module. blazer has 42000 miles on it and is driven on good roads.*ak
04/21/2004470001
 While driving consumer heard a clunking noise coming from the front lower ball joints. dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem. *ak
03/23/200470000103/08/2003
 While driving at highway speed the vehicle stalled without warning and coasted to the side of the road. the cause has not been determined. please provide any additional information. *nm in addition, consumer experienced vibrating when stopping. dealer performed front and rear brake service by replacing worn out pads and rotors. dealer also made repairs on lower ball joints, pitman and idler arm assembly. *la
04/07/20021
 Ball joints are already bad. *ak
12/15/2003103/15/2003
 2000 chevrolet blazer lower ball joints the vehicle has only 36,211 miles and the joints are worn out. has there been any recalls on this problem. i talked to other owners and they also had or have this problem.*ak
05/08/2002411/18/2001
 The suspension on the vehicle...the control arm upper and lower ball joints and the sensors for the bas brakes all went at once...also the gasoline sensors in the vehicle..the gas amount never registers and the needle flips back and forth and i have researched similiar reports on the net and have found that all these issues are a major frequently occuring problem with the vehicles... i own a 2000 chevy blazer...i feel that the manufacturer of this vehicle should be fixing this problems...i have already paid for the ball joints and upper/lower arm and sensor to be fixed at a massive cost to me of over 1000.00 the vehicle is constantly having to have repairs done some of which are due to normal wear and tear but for all kinds of sensors to be going a truck is ridiculous..i am also as of a week ago experiencing problems with the door locks...the fuse for that equipment blows on a regualr basis..i have paid for vehicle diagnostics throught the portsmouth nh chevy dealer and they have found all kinds of other major problems with this vehicle..the cost of the vehicle was 18000 and by next year i will probably have spent $6-7000 trying to fix this vehicle. *ak
550001
 The two right and left wheel bearings were replaced.*mr. the lower ball joint and tires had to be replaced. *ts
07/21/200337250005/07/2003
 The ball joints need to be replaced on my blazer and i have only had it for about three months. the dealership has agreed to pay for all of it but $100.00.
06/29/200337250005/07/2003
 The wheel bearing had to be replaced less than a month after i had it. the dealer did not charge me for that. i had the vehicle for about two and a half months and the transmission went out. the dealer only covered 30% of the cost which was better than nothing.
03/05/200337979106/30/2000
 Suspension front and rear-upper and lower ball joints(front)left and right sides idler arm and both rear leaf springs needed to be replaced. warped rotors left and right. left door lock cylinder fell off. dealer replaced right rear speaker under warranty. front seat recliner levers replaced resulting in split cost with dealer. manufacturer rep offered labor/parts split for suspension work and brake work for $1400.00. refused work on door lock in excess of $300.00. *jb
 When driving at various speeds steeering wheel would vibrate hard becasue lower ball joint was uinstable. please provide further information.*ak
SUSPENSION - FRONT - CONTROL ARM - UPPER ARM
05/08/2002411/18/2001
 The suspension on the vehicle...the control arm upper and lower ball joints and the sensors for the bas brakes all went at once...also the gasoline sensors in the vehicle..the gas amount never registers and the needle flips back and forth and i have researched similiar reports on the net and have found that all these issues are a major frequently occuring problem with the vehicles... i own a 2000 chevy blazer...i feel that the manufacturer of this vehicle should be fixing this problems...i have already paid for the ball joints and upper/lower arm and sensor to be fixed at a massive cost to me of over 1000.00 the vehicle is constantly having to have repairs done some of which are due to normal wear and tear but for all kinds of sensors to be going a truck is ridiculous..i am also as of a week ago experiencing problems with the door locks...the fuse for that equipment blows on a regualr basis..i have paid for vehicle diagnostics throught the portsmouth nh chevy dealer and they have found all kinds of other major problems with this vehicle..the cost of the vehicle was 18000 and by next year i will probably have spent $6-7000 trying to fix this vehicle. *ak
06/25/2002110/01/1999
 Left front driver's side wheel buckled underneath the car. vehicle was towed to a mechanic. mechanic stated, the upper control arm was broken. *akthe upper ball joint broke. the sensor, sheild and a new wheel were all damaged. there was no warning given to consumer prior to failure. *jg
01/27/2001
 Consumer's vehicle was going 30mph around a curve and it went off the road. consumer didn't remember anything else. consumer has found out through different dealer that upper control arms were bad and caused vehicle to flip over. chevrolet insisted they could do nothing to assist consumer.*ak
SUSPENSION - FRONT - CONTROL ARM - UPPER BALL JOINT
07/16/200672000103/01/2003
 Drivers side upper ball joint separated while making a right turn off of a main street onto a side street. the wheel folded into the wheel well causing the 2000 worth of damage. chevy blazer came to a sudden halt. my family was very lucky we were not going at highway speeds when this occurred. the vehicle has approximately 72,000 miles. i had just lubed the front end and changed the oil change the day before. *jb
06/01/200550000904/01/2005
 Owns a 2000 chevrolet blazer zr2 with 68000 miles. the heater blows cold air only. the alternator has been replaced at least twice. i replaced it once, and previous owner replaced it once . battery has been replaced at least twice. all ball joints replaced at least once to my knowledge. fuel gauge broke before 50000 miles. seat handle on passenger's side broken before 50000 miles. tailgate won't open. passenger side windshield wiper only moves half the time. that is all that i can recall right now.*ak
01/01/19011
 2000 chevrolet blazer ball joint broke on the driver's side.***no answer required***. *mr the abs light illuminated on the dashboard. *jb
08/13/2005800001
 Dt: the ball joints on drivers side broke sent head on august 13, 2005. contacted the dealer, they were of no help. contacted gmc, they took a complaint. did not hear any type of noise or any type of warning. this seemed to be a problem on the 4x4 vehicles. *ak
04/12/200472000703/03/2004
 Problems that are not saftey issues: air conditioning doesn't work; door hinge pin needs to be replaced; driver's window slips off track to the outside of the frame, resulting in the back side of the window cracked at least a 1/4 of an inch (was told by friendly chevrolet in springfield il that this is a design problem and can not be fixed; called chevrolet and was told to take it back to dealer and pay them to reevaluate the problem; ) safty issues: ball joints need to be replaced;gas gauge sending unit doesn't work;;differential is leaking and plug connected to this needs to be drilled out and rethreaded to find out how bad the leak is; windshield wiper on driver's side loose and flips off to the left of the windshield in heavy rain and snow; electrical harnass needs to be replaced; engine insolation pealing off under hood; engine light on continually; car stalls intermitantly(first time it happened, was told the engine had overheated); at every start up, engine stays in nuetral (has no excellerator power)then catches after about three minutes); work done: thermostat hoses replaced;distributor replaced;spark plug wires and spark plugs replaced; sepentine belt replaced; part between the axle and the u joints needed to be replaced; oil leak fixed;fuel injector replaced; i have no idea what will go wrong when; it's like playing russian rullett while driving; have rented vehicle twice; will also need to rent vehicle for cross country road trip next week; will not risk driving this car; (incident date: first incident-day estimated)
09/22/2004800001
 2000 chevrolet blazer s10, 80000 miles. without warning upper ball joint on drivers side front gave out. caused extensive damage to suspension, abs, axel and more. would have been fatal if on hiway when failure occurred. ended up replacing all parts mentioned above for about $5k. still have offending ball joint in a box at home.*ak
12/22/2004109/15/2000
 I was told by the service manager at my chevrolet dealership that the ball joints on my 2000 blazer were in extremely poor condition and could fail at any time. in fact he said that the wheels could fall off the car. this seems like quite a safety issue for a 4 year old car with only 30,000 miles on it. he also said it was not surprising given the lack of quality parts used by chevrolet in the manufacturing. while looking at customer reviews / complaints on edmunds.com i notice at least 2 more people with the exact same problem. this is unacceptable.*ak
05/17/2004410001
 While driving at 30 mph, suddenly there was a grinding noise. the consumer pulled off the road to inspect the cause of the noise. the noticed that the front passenger tire was tilted. this occurred because the front upper ball joint broke and damaged the entire front end. *jb
04/07/20021
 Ball joints are already bad. *ak
05/08/20033055608/01/2002
 Upper ball failed right side. *nlm
03/05/200337979106/30/2000
 Suspension front and rear-upper and lower ball joints(front)left and right sides idler arm and both rear leaf springs needed to be replaced. warped rotors left and right. left door lock cylinder fell off. dealer replaced right rear speaker under warranty. front seat recliner levers replaced resulting in split cost with dealer. manufacturer rep offered labor/parts split for suspension work and brake work for $1400.00. refused work on door lock in excess of $300.00. *jb
03/28/2002105/01/2000
 While driving, the wheel on the front passenger side fell off the vehicle, dealer inspected and found upper ball joint retaining nut and cotter pin were missing, dealer replaced upper ball joint, nut and cotter pin, consumer also states that there were some problems with the drivers side of the vehicle. *yd
SUSPENSION - FRONT - HUB
11/01/200560000607/01/2002
 2000 blazer transmission failed, cost $3000 to repair. left ball joint failed and replaced all $500, pitman arm, idler arm, tie rods right and left needed replacement. left front wheel bearing hub failed and was replaced, both $800. overheating due to dexcool leak at intake needed replacement. i have a $20,000 piece of junk sitting in my driveway.this was ongoing from earlier year models but no recalls for this year ,why no body died ? fuel gauge bounced. *ak
08/07/20034
 I have had numerous problems with my 2000 chevy blazer ls 4x4. under warranty the dealer replaced the oil lines by the oil filter, whole seat mechanism, driver side window motor, rear shock. they also fixed my hood rattle after 5 visits to the dealer and i told them what was wrong the first time it went in. since then at 40,000 miles the driver side wheel bearing went out and had it replaced and at the same time had the fuel pump replaced since that went out also. at 50,000 miles the same one went out again and had it replaced. now at 68,000 miles the passenger side wheel bearing is bad. also on my first wheel bearing replacement, they told me the ball joints were very loose and should think about replacing those also. these things should never be going wrong with such low miles. from what i am reading on the web and hearing from the dealers, this is a very frequent problem that chevy will not recall and take responsibility. i sure am happy that i haven't had a wheel fall off and kill someone yet. *jb
08/15/2000108/15/2000
 In less than 4 years i have had 2 major car repairs on my blazer. on trip to the chevy dealer they replaced the following: hift solinoid right front hub brg dry/grouwling, brg failed replaced hub brg assmy. my truck had 54,515 miles. *ak the stone mountain chevrolet dearlership in stone mountain ga did the repair. the next large repair is for a rear differential overhaul. the technician said that this is caused by major towing but ther is no hich on the truck and there is 99,000 miles on the truck.
12/11/2002520002
 There was roaring noise in the front end when consumer accelerated. dealership indicated that the noise was due to the bearings. hub and the bearing assembly were replaced.*ak
09/15/2000105/23/2000
 Engine stalled while driving, dealer determined fuel gauge was broken, mastercard was replaced.*ak consumer stated the gas gauge read ? of a tank, dealer found broken fuel card and replaced the card, parking brake hose broke of and drum was rusty causing parking brake to hang up, dealer replaced damaged shoes and rusted drums, brake lights and lights intermittently inoperative, while braking and turning to the right vehicle is making grinding noise from front, dealer replaced left hub, while driving brakes make noise, dealer found rotors out of round, wipers will intermittently not work, and also there was a burning smell coming from fuse area, driver side seat would not lock into place and the recliner broke, drivers side door panel was loose, dealer replaced side door panel and drivers window was loose and rattling, molding was also rattling. *yd
SUSPENSION - FRONT - SPRINGS - COIL SPRINGS
 Whenever making a sharp right turn front end would make cracking noises. then, it would hesitate and suddenly accelerate. was informed that coil springs were causing the problem. they were placed upside down from factory.*ak
SUSPENSION - FRONT - STABILIZER BAR
02/10/2002201/01/2000
 The 2000 chevy blazer is a mechanical and saftey nightmare! this vehicle was purchased brand new/lease and i have had problems from the beginning. the exhaust has never sounded normal; it has a preignition (rattle-like) noise, and i was recently told that the catalytic converter is bad. the alternator failed at approximately 12000 miles. the hazard lights failed in april 2002, and the brake lights failed shortly after. the steering problems include: clunking when turning to the left, a shift in the front end (feels like the front pass. side steering components are loose). the vehicle is almost impossible to control on freeway due to loose steering and inability to control on transitioning/uneven pavement. the dealer has replaced front pass-side tierod and stabilizer, and the steering wheel now has a 12-15degree, off-center, right list. cutter cheverolet of hawaii is now having us try to reproduce the problem(s), and trying everything they can to not accept that the vehicle is, in fact, a lemon! what does it take to prove that a vehicle is just not a good vehicle; does my family have to get injured or die to prove there is a problem! we are a gm-family(entitled to gm family discounts), and this is how we get treated. . .no acceptence of responsibility or pride/honesty in their product. i will never buy another gm product; ever! the dealership, gm factory, and gmac should rightfully accept responsibility and take the vehicle back. i have better things to pay $384.00 per month! japanese atomotive industry. . .here we come! ~ don schrader, pearl harbor, hawaii. *ak
SUSPENSION - FRONT - WHEEL BEARING
01/01/200536500512/01/1999
 Tl*the contact owns a 2000 chevrolet blazer. while driving 50 mph, the front end of the vehicle vibrated. the mechanic stated that the front driver side wheel bearings failed and he made the replacement. approximately two months later, the failure recurred on the passenger side. the wheel bearings were replaced again. approximately one year later, the failure recurred on the front driver side wheel bearings. the bearings were replaced for the third time. the vin was unknown. the failure mileage was 36,500 and current mileage was 93,000.
11/01/200560000607/01/2002
 2000 blazer transmission failed, cost $3000 to repair. left ball joint failed and replaced all $500, pitman arm, idler arm, tie rods right and left needed replacement. left front wheel bearing hub failed and was replaced, both $800. overheating due to dexcool leak at intake needed replacement. i have a $20,000 piece of junk sitting in my driveway.this was ongoing from earlier year models but no recalls for this year ,why no body died ? fuel gauge bounced. *ak
03/02/200568189304/28/2001
 1/5/04 - loud noise coming from front of vehicle (milage 68,189) - replaced both front hub bearings (old part not available) 12/09/04 - loud noise coming from front of vehicle (mileage 88,616) - replaced driver front wheel bearing and passenger idler arm and (old part not available) 3/2/05 - loud noise coming from front of vehicle (mileage 92,516) -replaced driver front wheel bearing (old part not available). *ak
02/23/2005540001
 Front wheel bearing have wore out. as a result, the abs sensor light stayed on. the cause has yet to be determined. *ak
02/08/20042
 I have experienced failure of both front hubs, i can understand one but amazing that it would happen to both. the firestone where i go to did not detect a problem a month before and considered it strange that both went out at the same time. *jb
12/22/2004405/09/2002
 I have multiple complaints, the gas gauge on my vehicle stop working and i ran out of gas in the middle of the street when i realized problem 2 the rear brake lights and hazard lights do not work. the other problem is the vehicle stalls, and when it finally take off, the car jerks and the driver seat moves/slides back from the hinges which caused me to not be able to reach my breaks and run into a curb. also the driver side door sticks and is difficult to open. lastly the wheel baring and ball joints have gone bad twice and the car has less then 75000 miles on it. i called gm customer service department and explained all of my concerns and was told they we not aware of any nationwide problem and there was nothing they could do except fix the hazard light malfunction. i researched on the net and found many many people complaining of the same concerns i have. *jb
11/11/2004208/24/2000
 (1) 2000 chevy blazer 4wd with 27665 miles; properly maintained with il and lube every 3,000 miles, no off road or abusive driving and i am original owner and bought new. (2) last month began to hear growling noise from front end which grew louder with increasing speed. noise would increase even louder if steering wheel moved to right. (3) took car to dealer for diagnosis and repair. service department told me both front wheel bearing were shot and needed replacement, and said there was danger wheel would fall off. i expressed concern over safety if this were to happened on highway and surprise that a well maintained vehicle with low mileage would have this kind of problem. i was told they see this every week with other general motors vehicles with low mileage. sounds like an unacceptably high rate of manufacturing defect potentially placing people at risk and causing unnecessary consumer expense for repair. *jb
08/01/2004530002
 Front wheel bearings premature failure on 2000 blazer 4dr 4wd. common problem on this year of blazers. makes a loud humming sound while driving. *nm
04/26/200436000111/11/2002
 I am complaining about the front wheel bearing on a 2000 blazer with only 36,754 miles on it. these are sealed bearings and no way to service them, they are suppose to last the life of the vehicle. the vehicle vibrates and makes noise and is ruining my tires and could make the vehicle wheel fall off. i got the vehicle used but have only put 10,000 miles on it in 2 years and i have the vehicle serviced every 3,000 miles and have all the records. i feel that there must be a problem with the bearings for them to go in 36,000 miles if that is considered the life of the vehicle maybe i should start buying fords. *jb
11/17/2003350003
 Front wheel bearings: apparent defective parts that fail frequently and have to be replaced. the chevy dealer says they keep plenty of them in parts store since they're always replacing them. dealer says manufacturer is well aware of the parts problem but refuses to even acknowledge it or reply to questions from dealer.
06/07/200340000104/10/2000
 Fuel level sensor stopped functioning just out of warranty. have run out of gas several times since. now front wheel hub bearing is making a loud humming noise.*ak
12/11/2002520002
 There was roaring noise in the front end when consumer accelerated. dealership indicated that the noise was due to the bearings. hub and the bearing assembly were replaced.*ak
01/15/200440000211/22/2003
 Driver's side front wheel bearing failure; carbon build-up in throttle body caused accelerator to stick; oil lines to remote oil filter leaking; vehicle has 41,000 mi. *ak
11/12/200358000211/09/1999
 Replacement of both front wheel bearings at 60,000 miles. lots of road noise and hum vibration coming from front end for several thousand miles, then it got real bad when turn steering wheel to left. small time mechanic has replaced bearings on 12 blazers over the course of 6 months. one dealer acknowledged that many blazers have been in to replace front wheel bearings anywhere from 30-80000 mile. mechanic thinks it's caused by lack of adequate grounding for the abs braking system. *la
10/02/20033
 Wheel bearings wear out prematurely. parts have been replaced three times within one year. *ak
550001
 The two right and left wheel bearings were replaced.*mr. the lower ball joint and tires had to be replaced. *ts
05/19/2003413001
 The wheel bearing broke and as a result the abs did not work properly. *nlm
43620
 There was a clanking noise coming from the front wheel while driving. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that the front wheel bearing and hub need to be replaced. *nlm
04/08/20031
 The front wheel bearing experienced premature failure. *jb
11/24/200241699111/24/2000
 Purchased 2000 blazer 11/24/00. many problems since. transmission cooler line, warranty repair. oil cooler lines, upper and lower, warranty repair. warranty expired and they are leaking still. problem never really fixed. idler arm, warranty repair. driver side recline handle driver seat fell back would not return to upright position, warranty repair. both front wheel bearings and rotors, warranty repair. from day 1 numerous rattles and squeaks. door panels rattle constantly. passenger seat rattles and squeaks. windshield wiper entire arm came off, repaired at my expense. out of warranty, at 41,699 miles but not even (2) years old, transmission had to be rebuilt at my expense. chevy customer service is a joke! cost of transmission $2,442 and the cost of a two week car rental. even when transmission line had to be repaired we had to rent a car at our expense because local dealer refused to supply a loaner. again chevy customer service a joke! called chevy hot line/help line and was just given the run around. i will never buy chevy american made auto again. why is it you can buy any item at most department stores and take it back and receive satisfaction, but spend $25,000+ for a chevy product and you are screwed when you simply want the reliability and service you were promised. i tell every person i meet not to buy a chevy. solid like a rock? what a lie! *jb
01/23/200335000009/10/2001
 Bearings failed. *nlm
02/19/200339700102/08/2003
 Had to replace front left and right wheel bearing hubs. less then 40,000 miles talk to chevrolet, no help out of warranty. still can hear noise when turning to the left.
01/17/200337000012/02/2002
 Front wheel bearings making grinding noise at 37000 mi dealer would not cover under warranty cost $1004.00 to repair, also rear differential replaced at 35000 mi was covered under warranty
07/12/20021
 Steering wheel vibrates hard and wheel grinds. dealer has been notified. *ak consumer stated that wheel bearing became disconnected from hub assembly unit. dealer replaced the wheel bearing unit. *yh
05/17/2002107/01/2000
 Front left wheel bearing hub assembly is failing. started at 40,000 miles, has gotten much worse. dealer will not replace. manufacturer will not replace.*ak
05/07/2002
 While driving wheel bearing broke and tire fell off.*ak
02/01/2002
 While driving at any speed a noise could be heard coming from front end of vehicle. dealer was contacted, informed consumer that front wheel bearings were the source of the problem, please provide further details.*ak
SUSPENSION - REAR
12/03/201072500
 We have a 2000 chevy blazer vin 1gndt13w1y2225372. since ownership the vehicle has been expected. my sister has complained numerous times about issues with rattles, squeaks and body issues. we have noticed early in the vehicles life the amount of rust this blazer has on the underbody. this has been the issue of some of the noises. recently, she complained again of a suspension noise while stopping, turning or hitting ruts or holes in the road. i inspected and lubricated problematic points that we addressed in the past. the noise would come and go. finally, she mentioned a feel of control loss while braking and making turns and the noise. she mentioned the noise was so loud people would stare or turn heads. upon my inspection i was shocked and never have seen this problem on any vehicle. the rear shackles that hold the rear leaf spring to the frame had completely rusted through. thus allowing the leaf spring to float freely on the frame rail in rear. this shackle allows the leaf spring to move forward and backward during suspension flex. in addition, this stabilizes the rear end and keeps everything in place-consult a mechanic for specific function. i have dealt with many cars in my life as well as trucks. never, have i seen this rust issue in any vehicle-chevy to note as well. i am demanding a response to this problem and i will further contact traffic safety about this issue. i'm sorry, but this is a serious issue at hand. this blazer has around 73000 miles and from the outside paint and interior looks in excellent condition. however, when looking at the underside carriage, engine compartment and the integrity of the door hinges (especially drivers door) it is a mess. i am expecting a reasonable explanation on this issue and appreciate your input. *** this is the same letter i sent to gm.
12/03/201072500
 We have a 2000 chevy blazer vin 1gndt13w1y2225372. since ownership the vehicle has been expected. my sister has complained numerous times about issues with rattles, squeaks and body issues. we have noticed early in the vehicles life the amount of rust this blazer has on the underbody. this has been the issue of some of the noises. recently, she complained again of a suspension noise while stopping, turning or hitting ruts or holes in the road. i inspected and lubricated problematic points that we addressed in the past. the noise would come and go. finally, she mentioned a feel of control loss while braking and making turns and the noise. she mentioned the noise was so loud people would stare or turn heads. upon my inspection i was shocked and never have seen this problem on any vehicle. the rear shackles that hold the rear leaf spring to the frame had completely rusted through. thus allowing the leaf spring to float freely on the frame rail in rear. this shackle allows the leaf spring to move forward and backward during suspension flex. in addition, this stabilizes the rear end and keeps everything in place-consult a mechanic for specific function. i have dealt with many cars in my life as well as trucks. never, have i seen this rust issue in any vehicle-chevy to note as well. i am demanding a response to this problem and i will further contact traffic safety about this issue. i'm sorry, but this is a serious issue at hand. this blazer has around 73000 miles and from the outside paint and interior looks in excellent condition. however, when looking at the underside carriage, engine compartment and the integrity of the door hinges (especially drivers door) it is a mess. i am expecting a reasonable explanation on this issue and appreciate your input. *** this is the same letter i sent to gm.
12/03/201072500
 We have a 2000 chevy blazer vin 1gndt13w1y2225372. since ownership the vehicle has been expected. my sister has complained numerous times about issues with rattles, squeaks and body issues. we have noticed early in the vehicles life the amount of rust this blazer has on the underbody. this has been the issue of some of the noises. recently, she complained again of a suspension noise while stopping, turning or hitting ruts or holes in the road. i inspected and lubricated problematic points that we addressed in the past. the noise would come and go. finally, she mentioned a feel of control loss while braking and making turns and the noise. she mentioned the noise was so loud people would stare or turn heads. upon my inspection i was shocked and never have seen this problem on any vehicle. the rear shackles that hold the rear leaf spring to the frame had completely rusted through. thus allowing the leaf spring to float freely on the frame rail in rear. this shackle allows the leaf spring to move forward and backward during suspension flex. in addition, this stabilizes the rear end and keeps everything in place-consult a mechanic for specific function. i have dealt with many cars in my life as well as trucks. never, have i seen this rust issue in any vehicle-chevy to note as well. i am demanding a response to this problem and i will further contact traffic safety about this issue. i'm sorry, but this is a serious issue at hand. this blazer has around 73000 miles and from the outside paint and interior looks in excellent condition. however, when looking at the underside carriage, engine compartment and the integrity of the door hinges (especially drivers door) it is a mess. i am expecting a reasonable explanation on this issue and appreciate your input. *** this is the same letter i sent to gm.
12/03/201072500
 We have a 2000 chevy blazer vin 1gndt13w1y2225372. since ownership the vehicle has been expected. my sister has complained numerous times about issues with rattles, squeaks and body issues. we have noticed early in the vehicles life the amount of rust this blazer has on the underbody. this has been the issue of some of the noises. recently, she complained again of a suspension noise while stopping, turning or hitting ruts or holes in the road. i inspected and lubricated problematic points that we addressed in the past. the noise would come and go. finally, she mentioned a feel of control loss while braking and making turns and the noise. she mentioned the noise was so loud people would stare or turn heads. upon my inspection i was shocked and never have seen this problem on any vehicle. the rear shackles that hold the rear leaf spring to the frame had completely rusted through. thus allowing the leaf spring to float freely on the frame rail in rear. this shackle allows the leaf spring to move forward and backward during suspension flex. in addition, this stabilizes the rear end and keeps everything in place-consult a mechanic for specific function. i have dealt with many cars in my life as well as trucks. never, have i seen this rust issue in any vehicle-chevy to note as well. i am demanding a response to this problem and i will further contact traffic safety about this issue. i'm sorry, but this is a serious issue at hand. this blazer has around 73000 miles and from the outside paint and interior looks in excellent condition. however, when looking at the underside carriage, engine compartment and the integrity of the door hinges (especially drivers door) it is a mess. i am expecting a reasonable explanation on this issue and appreciate your input. *** this is the same letter i sent to gm.
12/03/201072500
 We have a 2000 chevy blazer vin 1gndt13w1y2225372. since ownership the vehicle has been expected. my sister has complained numerous times about issues with rattles, squeaks and body issues. we have noticed early in the vehicles life the amount of rust this blazer has on the underbody. this has been the issue of some of the noises. recently, she complained again of a suspension noise while stopping, turning or hitting ruts or holes in the road. i inspected and lubricated problematic points that we addressed in the past. the noise would come and go. finally, she mentioned a feel of control loss while braking and making turns and the noise. she mentioned the noise was so loud people would stare or turn heads. upon my inspection i was shocked and never have seen this problem on any vehicle. the rear shackles that hold the rear leaf spring to the frame had completely rusted through. thus allowing the leaf spring to float freely on the frame rail in rear. this shackle allows the leaf spring to move forward and backward during suspension flex. in addition, this stabilizes the rear end and keeps everything in place-consult a mechanic for specific function. i have dealt with many cars in my life as well as trucks. never, have i seen this rust issue in any vehicle-chevy to note as well. i am demanding a response to this problem and i will further contact traffic safety about this issue. i'm sorry, but this is a serious issue at hand. this blazer has around 73000 miles and from the outside paint and interior looks in excellent condition. however, when looking at the underside carriage, engine compartment and the integrity of the door hinges (especially drivers door) it is a mess. i am expecting a reasonable explanation on this issue and appreciate your input. *** this is the same letter i sent to gm.
09/10/2005102/02/2005
 On sept 10 2005 i took my car to have a tune up done on it and the mechanic told my husband that the rear end of my vehicle was about to go. i had just purchased the vehicle about 7 months prior to this happening and i have been told that this should not have happened on a 2000 chev blazer, with that low of mileage. i had notified the dealership where i purchased the car and they in turn wanted to put me into another vehicle but that is not what i wanted i had wanted them to fix my car the one that they had sold to me. i want to know if there is anything that can be done to get my car to run right, so that i may use it and not pay for one to sit in my drive way. and i wanted to find out if this happened to any other 2000 chev blazers? sincerely yours susan burgos. *jb
08/07/20034
 I have had numerous problems with my 2000 chevy blazer ls 4x4. under warranty the dealer replaced the oil lines by the oil filter, whole seat mechanism, driver side window motor, rear shock. they also fixed my hood rattle after 5 visits to the dealer and i told them what was wrong the first time it went in. since then at 40,000 miles the driver side wheel bearing went out and had it replaced and at the same time had the fuel pump replaced since that went out also. at 50,000 miles the same one went out again and had it replaced. now at 68,000 miles the passenger side wheel bearing is bad. also on my first wheel bearing replacement, they told me the ball joints were very loose and should think about replacing those also. these things should never be going wrong with such low miles. from what i am reading on the web and hearing from the dealers, this is a very frequent problem that chevy will not recall and take responsibility. i sure am happy that i haven't had a wheel fall off and kill someone yet. *jb
10/13/20001
 Loose rear stabilizer links and misaligned suspension caused the vehicle to make noise when driving over bumps. nlm
10/13/20001
 Loose rear stabilizer links and misaligned suspension caused the vehicle to make noise when driving over bumps. nlm
11/12/2000
 While pulling into parking place or backing up slowly, up to 5 mph , wheels stop moving. vehicle shakes and bounces about 6 inches either way until wheels move again. chevrolet refuses to take care of this problem. *ak
10/13/20001
 Loose rear stabilizer links and misaligned suspension caused the vehicle to make noise when driving over bumps. nlm
10/13/20001
 Loose rear stabilizer links and misaligned suspension caused the vehicle to make noise when driving over bumps. nlm
 Rear end launch/ shutter/ will move back and forth, causing extra wear and tear on universal joints. *ak
04/01/2000
 Car wobbles (vibrates) at highway speeds. feels like flat tire or tire going to fall off. tire dealer says not a tire problem. dealership recognizes a problem but doesn't have an answer for it.*ak
SUSPENSION - REAR - SHOCK ABSORBER
03/01/200107/01/2000
 Brought vehicle to dealer after i had an oil change at an independent mechanic. mechanic told me i should take truck back to dealer since my rear shocks were very wet (leaking) and they are sealed and should not leak. brought to dealer, never even bothered to look at it (since they'd probably have to replace them since they were under warranty) but told me chevrolet has stated that a little seepage is normal. problem continues now, with 43k miles on it, and they are far from a little wet - but completely black (and they're yellow shocks) - constantly wet, and truck rides like there are no shocks. will bring back to dealer again, and of course, now it is out of warranty, guarantee he'll tell me their bad.*ak
SUSPENSION - REAR - SPRINGS - LEAF SPRING ASSEMBLY - LEAF
03/05/200337979106/30/2000
 Suspension front and rear-upper and lower ball joints(front)left and right sides idler arm and both rear leaf springs needed to be replaced. warped rotors left and right. left door lock cylinder fell off. dealer replaced right rear speaker under warranty. front seat recliner levers replaced resulting in split cost with dealer. manufacturer rep offered labor/parts split for suspension work and brake work for $1400.00. refused work on door lock in excess of $300.00. *jb