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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,738 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 - interior problems

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1998 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #14

Feb 122002

(reported on)

Blazer 4WD

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The seat reclining levers broke off on both front seats. Driver side broke first, then passenger side broke about 4 months later.

- Clinton Township, MI, USA

problem #13

Dec 011999

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Latch that moves seat to different positions broke three times. Dealer has inistalled latch twice, however it keeps breaking and locking when in a tilted position, consumer states the broken latch has cut his leg when getting out of vehicle.

- Ashland, AL, USA

problem #12

Oct 021998

Blazer

  • miles
Lever that reclines passenger's and drivers seat has broken 3 times on passenger's side, and 1 time on driver's side. Once while driving, driver's seat fell back. Consumer felt this was dangerous.

- Naperville, IL, USA

problem #11

Dec 011999

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Handle that adjusts seat to different positions broke three times. Seat is being held in place by a 2 ply board. Screw sticks out and has cut consumer on the leg.

- Ashland, AL, USA

problem #10

Mar 232001

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
Tilt seat recliner sticks in place. Dealer has inspected vehicle.

- Winchester, VA, USA

problem #9

Mar 142001

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
The seat recline lever has already been relaced once and is never used.

- Sardis, MS, USA

problem #8

Jan 011999

Blazer 4WD

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Loud "clunk" noise is heard from the exhaust system under vehicle during start-up and engine shutoff, cruise control shuts off during operation at 55+ mph, front passenger seat recliner handle broke off without force, handle on the cargo shade in the rear broke during cold temperatures, driver side mirror shakes while driving, fog lamps keep blowing out on both sides, gas pedal sticks often, causing a safety hazzard in traffic.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #7

Mar 092001

(reported on)

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Seatback latch on driver and passenger sides seat has broken, and been replaced once. Latches have broken again. Dealr has been contacted.

- Newark, NJ, USA

problem #6

Dec 022000

(reported on)

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
I have contacted GM several times to no avail.here are my problems.the right side latch on the seat has been replaced three times by apple valley cherolet. Now the one on the left has broken.this is a two door vehicle and the only way to get in and out of back seat.this car is not mistreated to have this happen.three times it has left me sitting and wont start sometimes you can tell when its going to happen because the lights will dim and the charging gage will drop they have tried to repair this but havent, the windsheild wipers now will delay for about five times then they just stop in the middle of the windsheild or keep running as fast as they can until you turn them off and start over, the four wheel drive system kicks in on its own and you have to stop to get it back to two wheel drive, not the light on the dash it stays in two, the brakes are spongee and go almost all the way to the floor, GM said my Blazer wasnt in the recall for the brakes because of where it was made, the exhaust smells like sewer I dont know if I have an exhaust leak or not, when I received this vehicle I ordered it in December of 97 and received it in Feb. Of 98.the bolt was missing off of the strut, they replaced that and alligned the front end and it still will not stay in allignment, since the warranty has ran out 4,000 miles ago we have replaced a belt tightner and a water pump

- Martinsburg, WI, USA

problem #5

Nov 202000

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
The front reclining seat adjusters on driver side and passenger side have been worked on twice and keep failing. The seat will lock in a certain position and can not be readjusted without being worked on by a service tech. This can make it hard to drive the vehicle if the seat recline can not be readjusted.

- Columbia, TN, USA

problem #4

Oct 102000

Blazer

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The seat recline lever routinely fails because of defective design it is dangerous because it puts the driver and or passenger in a unsafe position to the air bag GM is aware of the problem but refuse to fix the defective design or replace.

- Edwardsville, IL, USA

problem #3

Aug 012000

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
Maual adjust handle metal shaft (rod) broke while attempting to adjust seat back angle. Minimum force was used. Dealership estimated > $150 to replace shaft as seat will have to be removed. This metal shaft should'nt have failed so easily.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #2

Aug 041999

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Driver's seat back latch has broken four times. Dealer has repaired the vehicle three times under warranty.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #1

Aug 051999

(reported on)

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The front bucket seat latch does not lock properly. The dealer has repalced the seat latch.

- Kenner, LA, USA

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