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6.0

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,450 miles

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1998 Chevrolet Blazer body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1998 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments

problem #12

Jan 242005

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

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

I own a 1998 Chevy Blazer lt (4WD). The driver side front door began to drop an inch or two several months ago every time it is opened. It has gotten to the point that the door won't shut, because the latch is hitting the frame at an awkward angle every time it is closed. Several different body shops have stated that the door is to the point that it has to be welded back on. I have another GM truck in my family (1997 GMC jimmy) that is having the same problem. I have spoken with several other Blazer/jimmy owners and they are experiencing the same problem. This problem should be recognized and dealt with by GM. I will encourage others to submit similar complaints. In comparing this area of the vehicle to others, it appears as though proper support for the door was not included in manufacturing. I request that this problem be looked into and proper recalls issued.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #11

Jan 092005

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 91,000 miles
We bought a 1998 Chevy Blazer on December 1, 2204, the alternator was bad, the wipers won't work, wiper module, and oil leaks from the oil cooler. Drivers side door leaks air badly. Wipers quit working in the middle of a snow storm, almost causing me to wreck the vehicle.

- Spring Creek, NV, USA

problem #10

Mar 122004

Blazer 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 400 miles
Front driver's side door does not latch due to the body of the strike plate on driver's side caving in. There was a crack around the sticker plate. The dealer adjusted the driver side sticker plate. The problem remained the same after adjustments were made. Two months after purchase the consumer would hear rattling on the passenger and the drivers side door. The seat belt would not release, the encoder motor had become inoperative after the module shorted, the stabilizer link nuts were missing, the left door would rattle when driven over bumps, when braking, a squealing noise was heard, there was a hesitation in the transmission when changing the reverse, the "trip meter" was inoperative, the was a rattle in the dash when driven over bumps, there was an oil leak, there was a rattle in the front suspension when driven over bumps, the left rear door would open by itself, and the tail gate rattled.

- Santa Fe, NM, USA

problem #9

Apr 012002

Blazer

  • miles

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

Consumer stated vehicle experienced problems with the power door locks, they would lock and unlock on their own, with the engine on or off.

- Banner Elk, NC, USA

problem #8

Aug 222000

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Trunk button locks all of the doors.

- Trenton, OH, USA

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problem #7

Oct 191999

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle experienced several door failures: Front passenger door lock switch panel is loose, tailgate hinge pin keeps popping out, door striker adjusted due to faulty door handle, and the rear latch switch was loose.

- Trenton, OH, USA

problem #6

Feb 162000

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles

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

There is excessive movement of left rear and right front doors of the vehicle because of improper fitting caused potential safety hazards.

- Leeton, MO, USA

problem #5

Nov 281997

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
Driver's side & passenger side front door panels not seated correctly; doors constructed wrong, seated at angle, have gap and vibrate during vehicle operation; safety concern is that doors will fatigue and open during vehicle operation; panels "repaired" with scotch tape by dealer! door design defective - dealership stated unable to repair.

- Leeton, MO, USA

problem #4

Oct 061998

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Door lock system/module failed.

- Glendale, CA, USA

problem #3

May 101999

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
Makes loud popping sound. Fixed 1X in Aug. Said it was control arm. Worked at first, now it's back. Help!

- Wallingford, PA, USA

problem #2

Jan 221999

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
Doors are loose causing noise while driving due to misalignment during assembly, unable to correct problems.

- Leeton, MO, USA

problem #1

Sep 191998

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
My Blazer is 2 dr with ZR2, , funny sound from rear suspension when it bump, and engin cut off at backing up car without warm up, and make bone cracking noise or squeak noise from dash or brake, everytime I turn or stop or go. Very poor fitting for both of 2 door and front and rear bumper and etc, ,

- Mount Laurel, NJ, USA

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