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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,720 miles

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1998 Chevrolet Blazer accessories - interior problems

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1998 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #25

Nov 242004

Blazer

  • 78,000 miles

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

Lever to adjust passenger seat broke off, it was like this when we purchased the vehicle in 2004. I see that many others have had problems with their seat levers as well. This just affects my passenger seat, as the drivers seat is electronic.

- Bloomington, IL, USA

problem #24

Aug 222008

Blazer

  • 150,000 miles
My power seat shorted out while I was driving and set my shorts on fire, vehical completly burned to the ground despite three fire trucks showing up in about 5 min., reported to GM, but the said since vehical was destroyed they are not to blame.

- Leo, IN, USA

problem #23

Jul 072008

Blazer

  • 80,000 miles
1998 Chevy S10 Blazer seat recliner handle too weak for use needs better product.

- Melbourne, FL, USA

problem #22

Jun 032003

Blazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

As reported in "ODI id number : 758908" I also am having problems with dome light coming on for no reason, the noise for the turn signal would come on without the turn signal being on (my turn signals worked perfectly fine) and the handle you use to adjust the seat back broke off on passenger front seat.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #21

Apr 172003

Blazer

  • miles
While driving and without warning the driver seat became loose which caused the seat to rock.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #20

Jan 112003

Blazer

  • miles
When reclining the drive seat, the latch snapped. As a result, the driver seat is unstable. Dealer has been notified.

- Independence, MO, USA

problem #19

Sep 302002

Blazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles

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

The driver lifted the handle to recline the passenger side seat and the handle broke, without using excessive force. A week later the driver side handle broke also. There is a tis bulletin (220801) for this problem. Ts the driverside handle was replaced prior to purchase and broke after only 34,000 miles.

- Ann Arbor, MI, USA

problem #18

May 012002

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
When we purchased the Blazer it had 36000 miles on it. The day after we purchased it the seat adjuster arm for the drivers seat broke off. We weren't doing anything heinous, just adjusting the seat. We contacted the dealership and they agreed to fix it. Approximately 11 months thereafter, the seat adjuster arm broke off again. Only we were at 52,000 miles so we were sold. The passengers seat adjuster broke off about 6 months ago and the passenger cut her leg. I contacted biddles Chevrolet and they quoted me $105 for the part and 8 hours of labor to fix it. I then contacted Chevrolet about 3 months there after, and hence the process began. In the process of my research, I found that Chevrolet had issued a tsb with the NHTSA for this specific issue. It seems that Chevrolet knew about this problem and failed to contact owner's of the Blazer. My guess is it worked out to their statistical advantage. Needless to say, about a week ago my brother in law questioned me because he was looking to buy a Blazer about the same year as mine. He asked if there was anything wrong with the car. When I told him just the seat adjuster's he told me that he had contacted 4 other owners and they indicated the same thing. The only thing I want is the seat fixed no more no less.

- Burlington, WA, USA

problem #17

Mar 132002

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
There was a recall for this exact problem in Chevy trucks in 1996... please see NHTSA campaign id number 96E010000 for the exact problem. The seat recliner to seat frame attaching bolts fractured which has resulted in the passenger seat reclining at all times. Nlm

- North Muskegon, MI, USA

problem #16

Sep 102001

Blazer

  • miles
Seat adjustment lever broke off when attempting to adjust seat. The metal (aluminum?) rod the plastic handle attaches to sheared. No weight was against the seat back at the time of the failure.

- Los Alamitos, CA, USA

problem #15

May 122001

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles

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

Arm that holds reclining seat handle has broken 2 to 3 times on both front seats without abusive treatment.

- Green Cove Springs, FL, USA

problem #14

Jan 152001

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
The metal shafts on the manual front seat recliners have broken three times. The first on drivers side was under warranty. The next time on drivers side is not, as well as the third on the passenger side. The estimated repair cost is $134.50 for each seat. I contacted Chevrolet who told me they would need a diagnosis from dealership, and then might not be able to "help" with problem. I contacted dealerships by phone and was told they have had the problem with the seats before. My request # with Chevrolet is 03524972, and I spoke with angelia montgomery. I really think something ought to be done with this problem, as it seems to be a recurring problem not only with me but others as listed on your complaint database. As far as the actual dates of the shaft breakings, I cannot say except for the one on 03/08/01. Thank you so much.

- Mcgaheysville, VA, USA

problem #13

Dec 311997

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Right rear seat won't fold down, seat was improperly installed.

- Trenton, OH, USA

problem #12

Sep 022000

(reported on)

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
Drivers side recliner has failed (4) times. Passenger side has failed (1) time. Aside from the inconveionce of taking the car to be repaied again and again.I feel there is a safety issue.if I drive some place and recline the seat and it breaks in the reclined position the car is not safely drivable from a prone position. This could be a very dangerous problem depending on conditions and/or situation. I have talked to some GM parts counter persons.I was informed that this is an ongoing and common problem. This was confirmed by an independent upolstry shop which does these repairs on a sublet basis. I have examend the part, I am not an engineer but I know that such a critical high stress part should not be made from such a soft material. Your attention to this problem will be apreceaited. Thank you. Sincerly mark L. stewart

- Shawnee, KS, USA

problem #11

Jun 181999

Blazer

  • miles
Left front seat outer recliner shaft failed. Mjs

- Palm Beach, FL, USA

problem #10

Nov 241999

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
The manual adjustments broke of both the right and left front seats. One month after purchasing my vehicle, parts of the muffler had to be replace car. The emergency brakes stick. The passenger side airbag lights comes on for and extended period for no reason.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #9

Jan 092000

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Tensioner belt broke, and engine shut off. Cause unknown. Also, driver and passenger side seats slide up and down when braking and accelerating.

- Honulu, HI, USA

problem #8

Oct 291999

Blazer

  • miles
When driving vehicle seat has to be hit more than once to lock into place. Also, the tensioner drive belt came apart. Had to be towed. The dealership has been notified.

- Honolulu, HI, USA

problem #7

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
Passenger seat lumbar system failed.

- Bonita, CA, USA

problem #6

Jul 201999

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Passenger seat recliner lever.

- North Tona, NY, USA

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