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Report any issues or problems you are having with your 2019+ Chevy Blazer. We can compile a list of the issues together and try to resolve them and keep them as a case study.
 

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I'm on high alert for transmission woes that impacted the Traverse that shares the 9-speed transmission our Blazer's have. Just read this feedback from those owners:

  • “I purchased a 2018 Traverse/Redline on 6 Feb 2018, drove it less than 100 miles, and the transmission stopped working two (2) days later,”
  • “646 miles on the odometer and transmission failed. My 15-year-old Tahoe made it 256000 without a transmission failure. It’s hard to accept waiting on the side of the road with a car that doesn’t even have plates on it yet,”
 

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We currently have a 2018 Traverse with 9 speed transmission... No issues, very smooth. I also have a 2017 Malibu Premier (till my blazer comes in)...I had issues with the trans 4,500 miles into it. Dealer had to replace valve body and seloniod (sp?) pack. Same 9 speed transmission, it was the first year for it...It was fixed and continues to be a very smooth shifting transmission...
 

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Auto Stop Feature

Just upgraded to a Blazer RS from a 2016 Chevy Cruze last month. My cruze also had a the auto stop feature, and turned the engine off when the vehicle came to a complete stop, and stayed off until I released my foot from the break peddle.

I've noticed on my Blazer that when I come to a complete stop and the auto-stop feature is initiated, regardless of wether or not I take my foot off the break peddle, the engine randomly starts after a minute or two.

Has anyone else had this issue? Wondering if its my Blazer or a new feature from Chevy that the auto-stop feature only turns your car off for a few minutes and then turns it back on.

thanks!
 

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The scary thing is when you do a google search for "chevrolet start stop" the next suggestion is...

"Chevrolet start stop disable"

If Google is picking up on a mass amount of people that don't want it, that sure says a lot.
 

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@tpierce09 speaking of issues, the Cruze was plagued with them from what I heard. It might explain why I don't spot them on the road anymore. Transmission issues being part of it.
 

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Beware - of Launch vehicle problems. I picked up my New Chevy Blazer on May 8 in Newmarket Ontario and today May 12 it is in to be repaired. The engine overheated and parts are being ordered and may take a while if Lordstown does not have them in stock, they may have to come from Mexico. Dealer says to me well atl east you get free kms from rental car? Really? Other comment was well it is a launch vehicle, things can happen. $47,000 later and I have rental car? Wtf Chevy? Never again. A new car should not be in for service within the first 5 days. Not impressed with dealer or Chevy. If you want the facts and I mean all of them hit me up on my facebook page. But I doubt I will hear from you. I waited since January 29th for the Blazer I ordered only to find out it would not arrive until mid June. So dealer pulled a similar one from another dealers stock, then overcharged me (still waiting for refund cheque even though they took part of my down payment on credit card, I have to wait for cheque), then didn't provide ownership. This is totally unacceptable service, but no one cares. I have been GM loyal for 27 years. But not anymore. You have lost a loyal customer.
 

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@tpierce09 speaking of issues, the Cruze was plagued with them from what I heard. It might explain why I don't spot them on the road anymore. Transmission issues being part of it.
Yeah its definitely nice to get away from that vehicle! I think over the 3 year span of me leasing the car, it spent a good 4-6 weeks in the shop to get fixed from recalls and other issues.
 

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Beware - of Launch vehicle problems. I picked up my New Chevy Blazer on May 8 in Newmarket Ontario and today May 12 it is in to be repaired. The engine overheated and parts are being ordered and may take a while if Lordstown does not have them in stock, they may have to come from Mexico. Dealer says to me well atl east you get free kms from rental car? Really? Other comment was well it is a launch vehicle, things can happen. $47,000 later and I have rental car? Wtf Chevy? Never again. A new car should not be in for service within the first 5 days. Not impressed with dealer or Chevy. If you want the facts and I mean all of them hit me up on my facebook page. But I doubt I will hear from you. I waited since January 29th for the Blazer I ordered only to find out it would not arrive until mid June. So dealer pulled a similar one from another dealers stock, then overcharged me (still waiting for refund cheque even though they took part of my down payment on credit card, I have to wait for cheque), then didn't provide ownership. This is totally unacceptable service, but no one cares. I have been GM loyal for 27 years. But not anymore. You have lost a loyal customer.
Its unfortunate we're learning the hard way to trust new products like this from Chevrolet. I still find it hard to believe it gets a 4.5/5 on most reviews.

Owner experiences like these few make you wonder...

HATED IT

by txguy214 from Dallas tx on Sat May 04 2019

I test drove this unit in search of a mid size SUV. GM missed the mark on this one. Instead of brining back an iconic Blazer they created just another FWD CUV. Inside you cannot tell that you are not in a Camaro... the inside is the same as one. I cannot believe GM invested in this when they are deep in financial trouble. This car is a flop. It has been out 3 months and I have seen 1 on the road. Also, this car is way to heavy for a 2.5 4 cylinder. It struggles to get up and go. If you do chose this car, and I'm sorry that you do, go with the gas guzzling 3.6L V6. After driving all these cars I have decided to wait until the RWD 2020 Explorer when it comes out later in the year. Now that is a masculine looking SUV.
Stupid

by Joe Brown from Saladin ny on Fri Apr 19 2019

Looks like any other SUV. Totally disgracful to the legendary Chevy blazer. Looks like a Chevy equinox. A Chevy blazer was a mid size truck with the option of taking the roof and going off road and having a good time. Was fords Broncos top competitor...not anymore.
Test drove for 24 hours and was very unimpressed

by JacquesCustard from Port orange, Florida on Wed Jan 09 2019

Lack of power, sluggish off the grip. Design was what really hurt it. I loved the old Blazers but the new design is so ordinary and I exciting. Was really hoping for more out of Chevy. Oh well, I’ll wait and see what new ford bronco has in store when it hits the road.
 

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If the vehicle deems that the engine needs to be running in certain situations, it will start again. For instance, if you have HVAC running or change driving modes by putting the gear selector into L. There are times when battery drain would be too significant, so the car starts back up. Normal operation.
 

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If the vehicle deems that the engine needs to be running in certain situations, it will start again. For instance, if you have HVAC running or change driving modes by putting the gear selector into L. There are times when battery drain would be too significant, so the car starts back up. Normal operation.
I've experienced battery drain on older cars I had and it can be a major headache to diagnose. We're lucky if its just the battery (which I doubt)
Imagine what issues like this will do for resale value :|
 

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Tires going flat

My wife purchased a new Blazer RS and has had it less than a month. She took a 3 hr trip for work and got a flat tire and there was nothing stuck in the tire. It was not able to be patched and they put the donut tire on for her. The next day driving home she got another flat tire, not the same one. Again there was nothing stuck in the tire! She now has been stranded for the 2nd day in a row and was 2 hrs from home. She had someone not far from where she was (work related) coming to get her and saw ANOTHER Blazer broke down with a flat tire (she thought it was her). After all this we come to find out that the tires are not easy to find (they are 21"). It was going to be a week before the tires would be in so the car had to sit. These are newly designed tires specifically for the new Blazers and there is not enough history on them yet. I feel they are defective and very unsafe to drive on. I would like to know if anyone else has had this issue. I'm not sure if it's specifically with the RS's with the 21" rim or not. Thank you,
Larry
 

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My wife purchased a new Blazer RS and has had it less than a month. She took a 3 hr trip for work and got a flat tire and there was nothing stuck in the tire. It was not able to be patched and they put the donut tire on for her. The next day driving home she got another flat tire, not the same one. Again there was nothing stuck in the tire! She now has been stranded for the 2nd day in a row and was 2 hrs from home. She had someone not far from where she was (work related) coming to get her and saw ANOTHER Blazer broke down with a flat tire (she thought it was her). After all this we come to find out that the tires are not easy to find (they are 21"). It was going to be a week before the tires would be in so the car had to sit. These are newly designed tires specifically for the new Blazers and there is not enough history on them yet. I feel they are defective and very unsafe to drive on. I would like to know if anyone else has had this issue. I'm not sure if it's specifically with the RS's with the 21" rim or not. Thank you,
Larry
Haven't heard anything bad about the standard 20" set.
General rule of thumb when buying wheels/tires is to go with even sizes unless you don't mind spending the extra.
Would you move to the 20's if it meant not having to deal with these issues. GM takes a while to catch onto issues.
 

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Auto Stop Feature

Just upgraded to a Blazer RS from a 2016 Chevy Cruze last month. My cruze also had a the auto stop feature, and turned the engine off when the vehicle came to a complete stop, and stayed off until I released my foot from the break peddle.

I've noticed on my Blazer that when I come to a complete stop and the auto-stop feature is initiated, regardless of wether or not I take my foot off the break peddle, the engine randomly starts after a minute or two.

Has anyone else had this issue? Wondering if its my Blazer or a new feature from Chevy that the auto-stop feature only turns your car off for a few minutes and then turns it back on.

thanks!
Not sure if you got an answer but the engine will automatically come back on when the climate controls need to kick back on. Here in FL auto stop almost never kicks off during the day when the degree setting is set to a low temp because of the heat.
 

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Auto Stop Feature

Just upgraded to a Blazer RS from a 2016 Chevy Cruze last month. My cruze also had a the auto stop feature, and turned the engine off when the vehicle came to a complete stop, and stayed off until I released my foot from the break peddle.

I've noticed on my Blazer that when I come to a complete stop and the auto-stop feature is initiated, regardless of wether or not I take my foot off the break peddle, the engine randomly starts after a minute or two.

Has anyone else had this issue? Wondering if its my Blazer or a new feature from Chevy that the auto-stop feature only turns your car off for a few minutes and then turns it back on.

thanks!
The manual does mention that the auto stop feature will turn back on. I have had the auto stop turn back for heat during the winter. And now it's summer and the auto stop turns back on for the AC. It will always turn back on even if you do not have the climate control on. If the climate control is off, the auto stop feature will take longer to turn back on.
 

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I leased my Blazer RS July 1st. 1049 miles later, my transmission has an issue and check engine light came on. Now my car has been in the shop since Friday and the tech says to me yesterday that it's definitely a transmission issue and they will need to keep the car a few more days to figure out exactly what is wrong with it.
This is my first Chevy, and my third every car. Came from a 2016 Ford Edge SEL and i have to say besides this issue and poor service (log story short i, miss the service department at ford), i love my Blazer.
 

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Also, i want to note that when i took it to the dealer to fix the transmission they also told me that there is an exhaust tip recall on it. I will follow up on here with what the actual receipt says (when i get the car back) because I can't find any mention of a recall on the web or in the my chevy portal.
 

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Also, i want to note that when i took it to the dealer to fix the transmission they also told me that there is an exhaust tip recall on it. I will follow up on here with what the actual receipt says (when i get the car back) because I can't find any mention of a recall on the web or in the my chevy portal.
If you can get info on the build dates impacted that would help a lot of us here. Thanks!
 
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