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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
69,573 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Chevrolet Blazer accessories - exterior problems

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1998 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments

problem #7

Nov 202007


  • 50,000 miles


Wipers don't work then work won't shut off for a long time, usually shut off during a downpour, cruise control quit working, flashers sound erratic won't shut off unless brake is pressed, passenger side seat adjustment handle broke off, I have cut my leg numerous times as well as others. Passenger side seat belt won't lock just pulls out. Drivers side seat recline broke off only used that about 5 times. Now one of the rear hatch shocks broke off the bracket that holds the shock in place cracked off, hatch door is really heavy. The right flasher flashes real fast even though it still works. I will never ever buy a Chevy Blazer again or anything even close this vehicle has been nothing but a pain in my butt for 10 years. I absolutely hate it!! it's becoming a hazard to drive because of the wipers acting sporadic all the time and with winter coming early it's scary. I hope something is done about this soon. I been reading about other peoples problems and their exactly like mine. Somebody said something about a multifunction board to repair it. Yeah their $200 dollars and have to take apart the steering column. I shouldn't have to pay one penny for all my repairs that I need.. shame on GM.

- Mishawaka, IN, USA

problem #6

Jun 012008


  • 98,000 miles
Wipers work about 50% of the time at best, typically when it is not raining. This is a big safety issue. It looks like countless others have had this problem with their 98 Blazer. I have not yet fixed the problem. When will this be recalled?

- Bloomington, IL, USA

problem #5

Aug 072008


  • 123,000 miles
There are 2 recalls for windshield wipers not working/intermittenly working for 1996 Blazer - my 1998 Blazer is having the exact same issue but I can't find any recalls with my 1998. It has been an intermitten problem for 2 years and now they just stopped. The fuse is good and there is a lot dealing with circuit board solder joints for the wipers.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #4

Dec 012004

Blazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles


The windshield wipers stop working, do not respond to the delay setting, and often do not turn off when the switch is turned to the off position. That causes rapid wiper blade wear and a loud suealing sound. Often, the wipers will continue to run for more than 10 minutes after turning off. This is very distracting while driving.

- Sparta, TN, USA

problem #3

Jun 152004

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles
Windshield wipers did not work. Also, the handles on the driver and passenger seats broke, and water pump was defective.

- Mount Vernon, ME, USA

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problem #2

Sep 112003

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,012 miles
Air bag warning light a first came on periodically but now stays on continuously. Dealer said vehicle was out of warranty and would cost me for repairs on a safety item. Windshield wipers now operate on their own. On, off setting, sometimes they operate. On different run settings they stop completely or vary speeds. Both are very serious safety hazards and should be recalled immediately. If an accident occurs by the windshield function or if someone is seriously injured because the airbags fail to deploy, there will be a serious lawsuit on someone's hands.

- Mason, OH, USA

problem #1

Dec 311997

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Rear window washer is inoperable, it was improperly installed.

- Trenton, OH, USA

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