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8.7

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,008 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Chevrolet Blazer electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments

problem #12

Sep 132004

Blazer

  • miles

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

Consumer stated that at one point headlights and flashers were not working properly. Consumer took vehicle to dealer and found that the wait was too long. Then, consumer decided to take vehicle to a private certified mechanic, and was told by him that multi-function switch was defective. Had this replaced, but hazard lights did not work half the time. Also, something was draining battery because vehicle will not start. Went to the web, and found that there had been a recall on vehicle. Consumer called the manufacturer, and was told that this vehicle was not in the recall. The vehicle ball joints were also replaced.

- Austin, PA, USA

problem #11

Mar 202000

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,100 miles
Hard starting, battery shot.

- Waukesha, WI, USA

problem #10

May 012001

Blazer

  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Wadmalaw Island, SC, USA

problem #9

Sep 011999

Blazer

  • miles

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

Battery failed five times, consumer states that the dealer and GM are unwilling to help resolve whatever is causing the excessive battery failures yet they acknowlegde that the number of battery failures is abnormal.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #8

Sep 011999

Blazer

  • miles
Battery failed five times, consumer states that the dealer and GM are unwilling to help resolve whatever is causing the excessive battery failures yet they acknowlegde that the number of battery failures is abnormal.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #7

Apr 062001

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Delco battery failed, the entire battery positive(+) terminal fell out of the side of the battery, there was a substantial amount of corrosion on the battery and within the battery tray, also cracked and leaking, consumer had 5 years on battery, but was told by dealer that vehicle was over 36,000 miles and would not honor warranty, consumer has replaced batttery.

- Bridgeport, OH, USA

problem #6

Sep 222000

Blazer 4WD

  • miles

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

Battery failed causing an acid leak that damaged both battery cables.

- Annapolis, MD, USA

problem #5

Aug 222000

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Battery was replaced, it was leaking acid.

- Trenton, OH, USA

problem #4

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 #3

Jul 201999

Blazer

  • miles
Battery failed. Mjs

- Palm Beach, FL, USA

problem #2

Mar 261999

Blazer

  • miles
Had tried to start vehicle the 1st time & it failed to catch. Retried the 2nd time & finally caught. Weather was not a factor in starting vehicle. Had taken vehicle to dealer & mechanic replaced the battery. Also had fuel pump checked & replaced it. The new fuel pump terminal was broken & needed to be replaced. The computer chip was also replaced. In addition, PCV hose was not insulated & the windshield wiper washer was not working.

- Rapid City, SD, USA

problem #1

Dec 011998

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Battery failed.

- Los Angele, CA, USA

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