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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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1998 Chevrolet Blazer brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #34

Jun 142007

Blazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 1998 Chevrolet Blazer. The contact stated that the vehicle accelerated on its own and made a rattling noise. The vehicle failed to stop when the brakes were applied. The contact placed the vehicle in neutral in order to slow it down and noticed that the throttle had become stuck. The dealer was unable to diagnose the cause of failure. The purchase date was unknown. The current and failure mileages were 90,000. Updated 02-04-08. The consumer stated wheels were smoking as a result of the brake pads having been worn. Updated 02/01/08

- Snow Camp, NC, USA

problem #33

Feb 052006

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 101,000 miles
: the contact stated while attempting to stop at 4 mph the antilock brakes failed causing the vehicle to hit a mailbox. This occurred during normal braking on a road covered with snow. The manufacturer was notified. The vehicle was not seen by a dealer therefore, no repairs were made.

- Prudenville, MI, USA

problem #32

Dec 312005

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles
: the contact stated when attempting to stop at low speeds the brake pedal went to the floor and there was an increased stopping distance. The vehicle was seen by an independent repair shop. Both wheel speed sensors of the antilock brakes were replaced.

- Alden, NY, USA

problem #31

May 012005

Blazer

  • miles

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

1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4WD SUV - unwanted application of the antilock brake system at low speeds cause increased stopping distances.

- Sparta, NJ, USA

problem #30

Sep 272004

Blazer 6-cyl

  • miles
While applying the brakes a loud grinding noise was heard coming from the front. Brake pedal went to the floor, and the brakes failed to stop vehicle. Consumer took vehicle to a repair shop.

- Royal Oak, MI, USA

problem #29

Nov 072003

(reported on)

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle vibrated while driven 60 mph when the brakes were applied. The dealer kept the vehicle for over a month. The problem was recurring.

- Newport News, VA, USA

problem #28

Jun 232003

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

My ABS light goes on frequently. I have been in a couple of almost collisions. In slow moving traffic, the sensor goes on and freezes my brakes. My car has been to dealership and to repair centers and all companies say they there is nothing wrong. The solution each time was just to replace the sensor, however, even driving out of dealership the ABS light went on. I have read in the past similar instances with ABS problems, is there ever going to be a recall, or is it going to take a serious lawsuit/accident before the problem gets fixed? I also have experienced the right passenger seat handle breaking, and it is still broken.

- Avondale, AZ, USA

problem #27

Jun 042003

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles
First the ABS warning light started illuminating every so often starting in 2002, now the wipers have become very erratic. It has now gotten so bad that it has become a safety hazard. It does not matter what setting ( delay, slow or fast) the wipers are set at they react on their own. Sometimes they stop completely which causes a severe safety hazard when driving in the rain. You could have the setting on slow delay and they will begin going very fast or medium speed, then change again for no reason. They also continue to run when the switch is turned completely off. This started about two months ago and has increased in intensity with each use due to rain. I understand previous year models were recalled for a very similar problem and I am wondering if this years model has been added to the recall list?

- Mason, OH, USA

problem #26

Apr 012002

Blazer

  • miles
I have been reporting this problem at least six times between three different dealers. They all can never find anything wrong. No safety defect listed.

- Lake Mary, FL, USA

problem #25

Jun 012001

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
When depressing brake pedal to come to a stop, pedal is hard and will not go down. If I keep my foot on pedal eventually it stops but it requires longer stopping distance. While driving makes humming, moaning noise until ABS light comes on and problem stops. Braking becomes easier. Was told by mechanic that right front hub bearing is bad and needs to be replaced. Was told this may clear up ABS/braking situation. Fuel gauge does not work properly. Shows half tank when near empty. As fuel level goes down, gauge goes up.fuel pump went out and had to be replaced.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #24

Jul 122001

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles

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

When applying ABS brakes on wet pavement pedal goes to the floor, causing extended stopping distance. Dealer cannot identify cause

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #23

Jun 262001

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
When appyling brakes pedal goes to the floor, causing extended stopping distance. Problem becomes more pprononced when vehicle is driven on wet pavement. Dealer cannot identify cause.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #22

Apr 052001

Blazer

  • miles
Has problems with back rotors and brakes keep locking up. Contacted dealer, and dealer is taking a look at brakes.

- Curran, MI, USA

problem #21

Apr 272001

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
When appyling brakes pedal goes to floor, causing extended stopping distance.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #20

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 #19

Nov 032000

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving about 55 mph all of a sudden hood flew up and dropped back down. Day before hood flew up, owner could not get hood to open. Owner reported incident to Chevrolet's customer service. A modular relay switch failed. Ground wire was not install. Another ground wire was not install at fuel injector causing not enough gas to get into injector. Break pedal failed. Breaks locked after making screening noise. Tape player failed.

- Shubuta, MS, USA

problem #18

Jan 011999

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving anti-lock brakes activated without pressure on the pedal. Vehicle has been taken to dealership on 6 different occasions for repairs. Dealer has made electrical repairs for remedy, but problem still occurs.

- Vancouver, WA, USA

problem #17

Jun 292000

Blazer

  • miles
Second set tires worn out at 39000 miles due to unidentified frt sus.problem.due to unusual amount of dealer verified concerns and past title history, even though most occured before factory w/added gmpp all attemts to have local GM dealers repair any of the problems acknowlaged, have been refused at presant time car sits in my driveway and we are using a rental paid for by me. The dealers, and factory have passified me through 3/36 coverage and made me think some conserns were not valid, because I was forced to drive vehc.all complaints have been duplicated and varified, documented by many GM techs. As well as passengers, private shops and the same dealer who questened concerns.my job, marrage, and daily life have been affected and saftey was and is disregaurded by what I once considered the greatest auto manufacturer in the world, there are many problems that exist to date and were recorded before 3/36( dot number: Tire size: P235/70R15 )

- Porterville, CA, USA

problem #16

Dec 121999

Blazer

  • miles
Iintermittently when applying brakes pedal went to the floor. This happened during normal stopping. Problem was reported to the dealership. Dealership stated that problem was normal. Vehicle owned by massapequa water district.

- Oster Bay, NY, USA

problem #15

Feb 072000

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
While making a stop by depressing the brak pedal vehicle continued to travel. Please provide further informaton.

- Richmond, VA, USA

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