Seven problems related to door latch have been reported for the 2000 Chevrolet Blazer.
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Blazer. The contact stated that the bushings and hinge pins on her vehicle were defective. The doors would only close by maneuvering them in a certain manner. The contact took the vehicle to a dealer and was informed that the failure was not covered under warranty. They also stated that the failure was common and the contact would be responsible for the repair costs. The warranty expired on the vehicle five days after the complaint was filed. The purchase date was unknown. The current mileage was approximately 73,500 and failure mileage was approximately 73,000.
Door latch broke, cracking metal around the latch on the driver side door - taking into repair shop, however complete failure of metal.
I have a 2000 Chevrolet Blazer and around a year and a half ago my drivers side door started having problems with closing it. I took it to a repair shop and they said door was too heavy and the bushings needed to be replaced and repair the striker plate. That cost was $175 and shortly after the door started slipping down again. Now the passengers side is doing the same thing, I can close it but cannot use it. I have a son that I do not feel safe letting him sit in the front with me because after driving and going over bumps it gets jarred and starts coming open. This is a very unsafe issue and until now I did not know who to complain to. I also have never received a recall letter for any of the listed recall problems such as seat belts. I really would like a response to this complaint because this is a very serious issue.
Front door hinges on 2000 s-10 Blazer have rotted. Driver hinge in 2002, now passenger hinge (both front doors) in January of 05. Door hinges both needed replacement which seems extremely odd on fairly new vehicle. Research on the internet shows that many people have the same problem and probably just don't know where to report it simulataneously. It's failure results in the inability to close the doors, which, depending on when they break (I. E. When closing door, hitting a bump in road - which could cause closed door to unlatch from post, flinging door open while driving). I really strongly suggest this be looked at. It appears that the wheel wells allow road spray and moisture to be thrown directly into the door panel well where the hinge is located and is causing the rot. Looks like a major manufacturing defect to not seal the door hinge area from the wheel spray and debris throw-back zone.
Frontal seat adjuster lever broke complete off without excessive force being applied. This made driving difficult and unsafe in the current position the seat was in. Also, both front doors were leaking and were hard to open or close even when the automatic door lock was engaged. Dealership indicated that the door's bushing and pins needed to be replaced.
My chevy Blazer's drivers door was repaired while it was under warrenty. It is breaking off. My warrenty expired 3 mths later as the door had broken again. The chevy dealer refused to repair it. I beleive the car was n a flood before I bought it and they did not tell me because the door hinges are all rusted and broken. They changed my alarm system and it has never worked properly. It is suppose to be automatic shut down if key not put in to start.
Driver door latch wouldn't let door close smoothly. Sometimes latch will hit the side of the door .