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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
8 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,206 miles

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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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #14

Oct 131999

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Entering highway and getting prepared to move into another lane, another truck pulling a trailer pulled in front of the car ahead of the consumer's vehicle. He hit the brakes and so did the consumer, but brakes failed. Consumer was on her way to the cobbs Chevrolet because of transmission problems. Contacted the dealer.

- Dayton, OH, USA

problem #13

Sep 031999

Blazer

  • miles
While going around a turn at 13 mph rear tires lost traction. ABS kicked in, but did not stop vehicle. Vehicle hit a curb and flipped over. The vehicle has been repaired.

- Tenafly, NJ, USA

problem #12

Sep 211999

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
Whenever the ABS brakes are applied the, would make roug/ grinding noise & then would lose power. The noise is intermittent, but continuous. The brakes would lock up sometimes. Have no braking ability. Been to dealer & mechanic could not find cause of problem.

- St Louis City, UT, USA

problem #11

Feb 011999

Blazer

  • miles

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

When brakes were applied a noise was heard. Dealer contacted, and was aware of the problem. Also, emergency brake rusted. Problem still exists, repairwork not done. Provide further information.

- North Tonawanda, NY, USA

problem #10

Jun 121999

Blazer

  • miles
We have had numerous problems with the antilocking brake system. The vehicle has been taken to the dealership for brake repairs several times. The ABS light has burned for at least half of the time that we have owned the vehicle. The first time we were told that the alternator was causing the ABS light to stay on. Two weeks before the accident the dealership replaced the brake module. The accident was caused when the brakes locked up and sent the vehicle into a spin in the middle lane of a three lane highway. The accident occurred at 11:30 am on a dry highway, and luckily no other vehicles were close. We contacted Chevrolet who sent an engineer to inspect the vehicle. He said nothing was wrong with the brake system.

- Athens, TX, USA

problem #9

Dec 311998

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving on wet pavement at 35-40 mph, vehicle accelerated by itself, brakes applied, would not disengage, cruise control went on by itself. Driver turned it off and applied brakes again, foot applied to gas, nothing happened, drove for one mile trying to slow down, approached turn lane with foot on brake, turned wheel, vehicle still would not disengage. When approaching left turn lane, tried to apply brakes more firmly. The right passenger tire lifted up over the curb and took vehicle into southbound traffic. Upon approaching a 4-lane highway, turned wheel to the right, and vehicle went ove rgrassie medium. Driver applied brakes again, but vehicle still wouldn't stop. Drive rpushe ddoor open, released seat belt and pushed herself out of the vehicle. Vehicle was totalled. Driver sustaine dinjuries.

- Redford, MI, USA

problem #8

May 281999

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles

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

When applying ABS brakes the pedal traveled to the floor, causing extended stopping distance due to failure of ABS brakes.

- Largo, FL, USA

problem #7

Dec 311998

Blazer

  • miles
While driving my vehicle the cruise control went into resume and failed to let me slow down or stop vehicle. I applied the brakes several times, and I also applied the gas, while holding both feet over the brakes, vehicle still wouldn't disengage. I drove the vehicle in that position for about one mile, trying to get it to stop. When I approached my turning intersection and applied the brakes, the right tire lifted over the curb, and took my vehicle into the path of the southbound ongoing traffic. I then turned my wheel to the right to avoid running into the traffic, and the vechicle went over the grassie medium. I then applied my brakes again, but the vehicle still wouldn't disengage. At that time I realized that the vehicle wasn't going to stop. I then released my seat belt, pushed the door open, and then pushed myself outward of the vehicle. I fell onto the ground, and the vehicle continued to travel northbound and across a four-line highway, and hit a comerica bank pole. Two policeofficers were sent to the scene, and I was given a ticket. The ticket was for failing to maintain control of my vehicle. I tried numberous times to stop my vehicle, but it wouldn't disengage. Please contact me!

- Redford, MI, USA

problem #6

Mar 031999

Blazer

  • miles
While wife was driving about 10 mph, tried to stop at a stop sign. But, when stepping on the brake pedal to stop, the brakes pedal went to floor and vehicle passed the stop sign.

- New Salem, ND, USA

problem #5

Mar 031999

Blazer

  • miles
While driving 60mph vehicle was cut off by another vehicle. Anti-lock braking system malfunctioned, causing the wheels to lock up, and driver lost control. Vehicle went left to right and hit a hill with the front end. Then vehicle rolled over, and was hit by another vehicle in the front end. Driver's and passenger's airbags did no deploy, which did not protect the occupant.

- Aurora, CO, USA

problem #4

Jan 091999

Blazer

  • miles

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

Was driving 30mph and started to apply brake pedal, had no brakes. Pedal went to the floor. Had vehicle towed to dealer to check & to repair, if needed.

- Midway, WV, USA

problem #3

Dec 251998

Blazer

  • miles
ABS brake pedal goes all the way to the floor when applied. Extended stopping distance occurs intermittently. Dealer contacted eight times and problem still exists. Cosmetic muffler system had to be replaced. Lower control lever on front drivers side broke off and was replaced. Short in the rear windshield wipers. Rear windshield wiper switch fell out of the dash.sunvisor hinges on mirror on passenger's side broke. Provide further information.

- Calvin, KY, USA

problem #2

Sep 181998

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
When applying the ABS brakes on dry pavement the pedal traveled to the floor, causing extended stopping distance, resulting in a rear end collision.

- Fairlawn, NY, USA

problem #1

Dec 021997

Blazer

  • miles
While driving vehicle about 40 mph the consumer tried to step on brakes and vehicle did not stop, almost hitting another vehicle. The consumer saw smoke coming out of the front. She said she heard a lot of popping noise before stoping vehicle was towed; dealer said they had found some type of piece of metal on the brakes.

- Irwin, PA, USA

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