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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.

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1998 Chevrolet Blazer accessories - interior problems

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1998 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #54

Aug 012005

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

My 1998 Blazer's driver's and passenger's seat adjustment lever broke off when attempting to adjust seat. I am unable to adjust the seat for proper driving position. The driver's seat lever broke at 30,000 miles and the passenger seat lever broke about 40,000 miles. I have been driving this vehicle utilizing vice grips to hold the driver's seat and passenger seat in place. These seats are no longer adjustable and presents a safety hazard. Inquiries from other individuals that own this vehicle have had the same problem. Further investigation revealed that at some point the manufacturer distributed a service bulletin regarding this defect. I am concerned as to why there has not been a recall and why I have not been notified of this ongoing problem. Obviously, numerous consumers owning the Blazer are faced with this same problem. I feel the lever should be replaced at no cost to the consumer since it is apparently a manufacturing defect and a safety issue.

- Glen Burnue, MD, USA

problem #53

Jul 232006

Blazer

  • miles
1998 Chevy Blazer with multitude of problems, which Chevy denies. Including wiper failure, brake failure, complete corrosion of anything touched by dexcool, and on and on. Very unsafe vehicle!!!!!

- Niagara Falls, NY, USA

problem #52

Aug 122005

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
Consumer was injured by the seat adjustment handle on the 1998 Chevrolet Blazer. The consumer and her husband were involved in an accident when the incident with the seat adjustment handle occurred.

- Pendleton , OR, USA

problem #51

Dec 022001

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,956 miles

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

Consumer states that the levers on the front two seats broke. This has been happening since 2001. The owner contacted the dealer and the manufacturer. The manufacturer told the owner to keep replacing the levers with the same identical part with what they provided. Afterwards, the dealership replaced the levers. They kept breaking. Owner decided to go to an independent repair shop were the levers were made out of metal and were lasting. They have not broken since the owner changed the levers to metal. Currently, the owner was going to have to replace the lever on the other seat which would cost $113.52. The owner stated that there should be a recall, that they replace the lever with real metal instead of flimsy metal, and the manufacturers should reimburse the consumer.

- Missoula, MT, USA

problem #50

Jul 172002

Blazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 73,939 miles
My wife and I have had to make major repairs to our 1998 Blazer. We had to replace the water pump ($294.55) in October 2002. Then, the transmission started slipping and got worse. We took it to aamco, where we were informed that it had to be rebuilt. This was in July of 2002. The total cost was ($2077.37). I inquired that same month at Chevrolet about recalls, and they said that there were none. Since then, we have had numerous minor problems with the lame SUV, including broken recliner handles, steering that pulls and grinds, and a malfunctioning electrical system (clicking sounds from under the glove box, three batteries replaced). I saw a report last week about the use of dexcool and its possible link to problems in GM vehicles. Are there any remedies available at this time?

- Conyers, GA, USA

problem #49

Nov 032004

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While adjusting the passenger side seat the latch sheared off. Consumer contacted the dealer, and mechanic asked consumer to bring the vehicle in for inspection.

- Athens, GA, USA

problem #48

Oct 011999

Blazer

  • miles

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

Consumer stated the front driver and passengers seat the lever. Broke off. The consumer contacted the dealership and was able to get it fixed under warranty. However, the levers broke three times after that, which has totaled up to five times.

- South Hamilton, MA, USA

problem #47

Jun 122003

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • 53,000 miles
Like so many others, passenger side recline lever has broken. Metal sheared off so whole rod will need to be replaced. Unit was not forced and snapped off. Think GM needs to recall this defective item and replace it free of charge.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #46

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

problem #45

Jul 292004

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,000 miles
I recently had to replace the ball joints and idler arm on my 1998 Chevrolet Blazer. I was advised by the dealership that this is a constant problem. I do not understand that if the manufacturer knows that there is a problem with the steering components becoming defective, then why don't they solve the problem. This is the third set of balljoints that have needed to be instaledl on the vehicle. The first set along with the pitman arm went defective at 29,000 miles and the dealership replaced them under the manufactures warranty.

- Dover, DE, USA

problem #44

Apr 192002

Blazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,770 miles

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

1. driver and passenger seat recliner levers have broken over last few yrs, drivers side replaced 3 times, I had to pay 100. Deductible to fix each time. 2. fuel guage indicator showed fuel tank 1/'2 full, no gas in the tank, car stopped in a dark street in an unsafe part of town, had to pay $100. Deductible to fix, no warning lights to show gas empty, car just suddenly stopped. 3.rear trunk latch would not work, had to pay deductible for dealer to fix. 4. windshiield wiper mechanism stopped working, dealer replaced after we paid deductible. 5. currently there is a rubbing noise from the brake pedal when pedal depressed, car no longer under extended warranty, was brought to dealer's attn sev times before warrnty expired, dealer mech could find no problm.

- Pflugerville, TX, USA

problem #43

Jan 152004

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
While driving 60 mph the vehicle was involved in a side impact accident on the passenger side. As a result the vehicle slammed into a wall and the driver's seat back collapsed. Please provide any additional information.

- Friendswood, TX, USA

problem #42

Nov 062003

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
Passenger seat recliner lever broke twice - repaired by dealer first time at cost of $150- will cost the same for second failure lever shaft sheared. How many of these failures does this Agency need to initiate corrective action?

- Warrensburg, MO, USA

problem #41

Jun 012003

Blazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,000 miles
Front seat recliner handles broke.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #40

Nov 182003

Blazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,000 miles
Bucket seat recliner handles broke.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #39

Sep 162002

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,193 miles
Passenger seat recliner lever broke, 4 wheel drive will not engage (encoder motor) altenator light is on (replace).

- Waukesha, WI, USA

problem #38

May 212001

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,647 miles
Driver's seat recliner lever broke, excessive play in steering (steering gear shot).

- Waukesha, WI, USA

problem #37

Jan 281999

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,498 miles
Driver's seat recliner lever broke, rear differential leaking.

- Waukesha, WI, USA

problem #36

Mar 062000

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,600 miles
Passenger seat recliner lever broke off, rear differential front seal leaking, temperature display changes to celsius when raining, tailgate cover broke.

- Waukesha, WI, USA

problem #35

Jun 152002

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,000 miles
Both the driver and passenger recliner handles where broken. One broke without being used or touched.

- Renton, WA, USA

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