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
SUSPENSION - REAR
06120012/06/2000617775Some vehicles may exhibit a loud popping noise from the rear suspension area when traveling over bumps. *tt03/27/2001

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
SUSPENSION
09/15/200347642
 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.
11/01/200258000101/18/2001
 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. *tt *jb
1
 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. *jg
01/02/20011009/01/2002
 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.*ak *mj
07/14/2001
 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.*ak
2
 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.*ak
05/02/2001111/24/2000
 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.*ak consumer states after repairs, front end is noisy. air leak in vehicle. rough idle. alignment problems. starter is noisy. horn is hard to push. *slc
SUSPENSION - FRONT
06/23/2004374001
 Consumer was hearing a noise when turning right. consumer took the vehicle to an independent mechanic, who indicated that he was unable to diagnose the problem. *ak
01/08/20049000204/20/2001
 Rattle in front end of vehicle coming from suspension, or wheels, can be felt in steering wheel. also after coming to a stop after traveling on interstate vehicle shakes/vibrates in transmission/rear drivetrain area when starting. both have been going on for a couple years, and i have had vehicle at dealer ship to repair/locate problem, but problem continues
03/25/2003002/07/2001
 Heard clicking sounds from front wheels of car. have only had the car two years and had to replace the wheel bearings in both tires!
02/04/200326356306/10/2001
 Vibrating and bumpy feeling when when backing in and out of parking areas. ph
 After making a right or left turn consumer heard a popping noise coming from front end. dealer has been contacted. please provide further information.*ak
07/25/2001707/24/2001
 There was a vibration in the front end of the vehicle. the dealer tried balancing, rotating and replacing the tires, however the problem remained.*yh
11/01/2000
 Shimmy in left front wheel when making left hand turn after you come to a complete stop. at this time the blazer is at the dealership for the third time. *ak
02/01/2002
 When slowing down or a sudden stop vehicle will start to pull to the left or right. contacted dealer, and the dealer cannot find cause of problem. *ak
11/01/2000
 Front suspension noise. *ak
12/01/2000
 Vehicle sways' when driving over 40 mph... steering feels loose. dealer says it is typical of the vehicle... chevrolet denies that there is a problem and will not cooperate will us. i am afraid to drive vehicle and chevrolet will not let me out of my lease, so i am stuck with it.*ak
12/01/2000
 Vehicle sways' when driving over 40 mph... steering feels loose. dealer says it is typical of the vehicle... chevrolet denies that there is a problem and will not cooperate will us. i am afraid to drive vehicle and chevrolet will not let me out of my lease, so i am stuck with it.*ak
11/01/20002010/01/2000
 There is a popping clicking type noise, from front (suspension), upon making sharp right turns, especially on uneven surface. *ak
11/07/20002510/01/2000
 Popping thud cracking type noise when making sharp turns. noise comes from front of vehicle, on uneven pavement. *ak
05/02/2001111/24/2000
 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.*ak consumer states after repairs, front end is noisy. air leak in vehicle. rough idle. alignment problems. starter is noisy. horn is hard to push. *slc
SUSPENSION - FRONT - CONTROL ARM - LOWER BALL JOINT
07/11/200556218
 My 2001 chevy blazer had uneven tire wear indicating the need for a front end alignment. during the inspection i was informed that the lower ball joints had to be replaced as well as the idler arm and should do the upper joints as well. i had never heard of a vehicle with 56,000 miles needing to have this done. of course, now i hear of many owners having the same problem. the unexpected $900 bill was not pleasant! the mechanic said it was a common problem that he saw with chevy products. do i have any chance of being compensated for the less than quality parts installed on my vehicle?
02/17/200466000106/02/2001
 While driving at any speed consumer continued to hear a thumping sound coming from the front of the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for an examination, and dealer determined that lower ball joints needed replacement. *ak *mr
01/15/200444000403/01/2001
 Transmission dropped out @44000 miles. 12/02 had to replace both front ball joints. summer of '03 started making loud popping noises which came from front right area, it would pull unexpectedly to either side - mainly to the right and service 4wd light would come on. 10/03 had to have right front wheel bearing replaced. could find nothing wrong with 4wd-don't know why light keeps coming on. now 01/04, right front wheel bearing needs replaced again. i'm told part under warranty as long as i own vehicle cause gm has received so many complaints. what is gm doing to correct the root cause of this? i see i am not the only one with this problem. thank god i have not had any accidents, but have had a few near misses because the it would jerk instantly and it caught me off guard. does an accident / injury / fatality have to happen before corrective action is taken? *cb
SUSPENSION - FRONT - CONTROL ARM - UPPER ARM
04/01/2001103/01/2001
 When servicing the tires there was a loud pop noise. dealer claimed cause was a loose upper control arm. dealer replaced upper contrl arm. service manager stated it was same defect as mentioned in recall 01v126000 for trailblazer, 2002. *ak *slc
SUSPENSION - FRONT - CONTROL ARM - UPPER BALL JOINT
03/30/200774000103/11/2004
 Tl*- the contact owns a 2001 chevrolet blazer. while driving the upper ball joint snapped and the wheel collapsed sideways, leaning towards the inside of the vehicle, but the vehicle continued to travel at 70 mph. the contact had the vehicle towed, and replaced the ball joint as well as anything that might have been damaged himself. the current mileage was 76,000 and the failure mileage was 74,000.*ak
08/09/200540000410/20/2002
 Not only have i had problems early with hub and bearing-- and also replaced ball bearing-- now the abs-- manufacturers has done poor job on brake. wheel parts- very cheap parts-- many talk about it and know that the blazer has had problems with these parts. my family has purchased chevy's for years-- i am now never about to purchase a chevy again. while i pay my car payment, i always purchase new. i am always also paying for work done on this vehicle, and i am talking- over 2,000 so far and again have to go in today-- i may even trade it in i am so pissed. we also had problems with my husbands truck..i don't know what they did, or who they purchased their parts from, but surely went to cheap parts, they( chevy) put many consumers in a bad spot. and i have written a complaint before- when i had the chevy blazer 2001 for a year half. they seem to want to only hear if i died cause of the failures that it would be looked into. *jb
05/09/2003100001/01/2001
 I have reviewed other owners complaints regarding their front suspension, fuel pump with random shut offs. my vehicle is experiencing the same and similar problems. as of today my vehicle is in the shop;i was doing 35-40 mph when vehicle just un expectedly shut off. i was stranded on a major road which cause a significant traffic delay. i have an oil leak from the hose leading to my oil filter and the vehicle pull to the right sharply if i release the steering wheel. the vehicle makes a popping sound when turning. these problems are hard to find just an isolated incident when so many consumers are having the same problems. *nlm
SUSPENSION - FRONT - HUB
08/16/200568470207/21/2003
 Had a terribly loud noise in the front end of our 2001 chevy blazer and found out it was a front wheel hub and bearing assembly, cost $439.81. now one year later the other side has gone and had to be replaced, we have almost $900. into this repair that i now see appears to be a frequent problem with this vehicle. general motors needs to be accountable for there products, either on there own or forced to do some type of recall. we also had to have the brake light recall taken care of
08/09/200540000410/20/2002
 Not only have i had problems early with hub and bearing-- and also replaced ball bearing-- now the abs-- manufacturers has done poor job on brake. wheel parts- very cheap parts-- many talk about it and know that the blazer has had problems with these parts. my family has purchased chevy's for years-- i am now never about to purchase a chevy again. while i pay my car payment, i always purchase new. i am always also paying for work done on this vehicle, and i am talking- over 2,000 so far and again have to go in today-- i may even trade it in i am so pissed. we also had problems with my husbands truck..i don't know what they did, or who they purchased their parts from, but surely went to cheap parts, they( chevy) put many consumers in a bad spot. and i have written a complaint before- when i had the chevy blazer 2001 for a year half. they seem to want to only hear if i died cause of the failures that it would be looked into. *jb
04/12/200466100204/01/2001
 Both front wheel hub assembly failed at the same time.*ak
SUSPENSION - FRONT - SPRINGS - COIL SPRINGS
03/01/2001
 Vehicle rides hard/ jumped up and down, and there is a knocking noises coming from underneath within suspension of vehicle. dealership told her that coil spring insulated. insulated is a rubber piece that sit by the coilspring and rubs off. dealership is aware of problem.*ak
SUSPENSION - FRONT - WHEEL BEARING
04/02/200759892210/13/2000
 Front wheel bearings had to be replaced for a second time. the car has only 60,000 miles on it! the second time, the bearings were no longer covered under warranty and i incurred over $1000 in repair costs. *ak
12/28/2006159097602/25/2003
 Since i bought my 2001 chevy blazer, i've had to replace ball joints everytime i have a front end alignment. this year i've replaced 3 wheel bearings, fuel pump, and i just lost my transmission. i've had the light recall fixed. my service engine light stays on, but you cannot put a computer to it because it doesn't work. my abs light comes and goes. whats next? *nm
02/24/200663000407/12/2005
 Front end, both wheel bearings at 60,000 miles, idler arm, replace tires, abs light. *jb
08/09/200540000410/20/2002
 Not only have i had problems early with hub and bearing-- and also replaced ball bearing-- now the abs-- manufacturers has done poor job on brake. wheel parts- very cheap parts-- many talk about it and know that the blazer has had problems with these parts. my family has purchased chevy's for years-- i am now never about to purchase a chevy again. while i pay my car payment, i always purchase new. i am always also paying for work done on this vehicle, and i am talking- over 2,000 so far and again have to go in today-- i may even trade it in i am so pissed. we also had problems with my husbands truck..i don't know what they did, or who they purchased their parts from, but surely went to cheap parts, they( chevy) put many consumers in a bad spot. and i have written a complaint before- when i had the chevy blazer 2001 for a year half. they seem to want to only hear if i died cause of the failures that it would be looked into. *jb
01/01/200560000206/01/2001
 I own a 2001 chevrolet 2dr 2wheel drive blazer. the wheel bearings and spindle / parts have already needed to be replaced on both sides/front. i found this problem because the wheel of my front passenger side came off while i was driving. thankfully i heard the grinding and slowed my speed to 5-6 mph and had turned my hazard lights on. from what i am learning this is a problem that is some what common with my make/model vehicle. i have also seem complaints of this nature on canadian auto club sites. *ak
04/22/200426916606/24/2003
 Consumer heard a noise in the front of vehicle. consumer stated he had been hearing it a little, but currently the noise became more pronounced. consumer had already replaced the transmission once. *ak the consumer had to fill the tires every week. the tires leaked air since purchase. the tire service dealer suggested that there was no leak and that corrosion built up on the wheels in which air escaped through the rim of tires. there was a thumping noise in the front end and seems like it happens worst on right turns, the left wheel bearing was loose in the hub bearing assembly, the hood hinges rattling excessive clearence, there was excessive slippage and the clutch burnt. (laredo tires) *sc
01/14/200458000103/09/2001
 While driving the consumer heard a loud noise. the vehicle was taken to the dealer, and the mechanic replaced the wheel bearings on the right side. *ak the hub assembly was also replaced. *sc
05/12/20023600010/01/2001
 Hub and bearing assembly, only to find that it is a common problem, this car has little less than 40,000 miles on it, paying up the yang yang just buying it, and already having a problem with it, please note, that much of this is long distance driving, is it cheap assembly parts, or just bad workmanship? said wear and tear, if it is a common problem, must not be wear and tear, must have a cheap part. *nlm
04/09/2003109/15/2000
 I have replaced the left front wheel bearing on my 2001 chevrolet blazer (it was worn out after about 53,000 miles. now, i have to replace the right front wheel bearing. these wheel bearings are about 400 dollars a piece (1 whole unit) and with the labor the costs come to about 600 dollars. this has got to be some sort of defect and i would like for someone to investigate this.*jb
SUSPENSION - MULTIPLE AXLE
05/12/2001202/01/2001
 On may 12,2001 while driving westbound on i-290, a car in the left lane cut me off. i swerved my suv to the right to avoid an accident, and the truck lost control, tip over on the driver side and started to rollover. the car stopped on its top(roof). i had taken the car into the dealer ship on 4/5/01 to repair the stabilizer links/bushing, and on 4/10/01 the rear springs had to be reseated. i only had this truck for 2.5 months.*ak
SUSPENSION - REAR
10/13/200535000101/08/2002
 1) abs and e-brake light continually come on; unsure if abs system is functional; i have had the computer tested and it returned no faults 2) side windows work intermittently; no explanation; windows will not roll down for days at a time and then they work fine for days at a time 3) sunroof no longer functional; chevy dealer said the heat warped the internal parts and they broke as i rolled it back; weather was mild and the breakage happened at 0500 in the am; i don't believe it was heat related 4) rear of vehicle is has drastically fallen below the front; i have no explanation as to why; it looks as if the vehicle front suspension was raised and the rear was lowered; drives fine, but feels unsafe all of the above happened shortly after the warranty expired, between 40000-50000 miles. *nm