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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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.

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1998 Chevrolet Blazer engine problems

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1998 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments

problem #10

Oct 272002

Blazer 4WD

  • miles

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

Oil lines rubbing against power steering lines. Wipers sweep too long and/or quit mid-cycle in the works 1/2 the time.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #9

Jan 212002

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Oil line leaked on three different occasions. Dealer has been notified.

- Onterio, NY, USA

problem #8

Jan 042002

(reported on)

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving or when vehicle is parked oil is leaking, cause unknown. Consumer was concerned that this could result in a fire.. consumer stated there is a constant oil leak from both sets of oil lines.

- Doylestown, PA, USA

problem #7

Mar 011998

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Vehicle was leaking transmission fluid. Also, doors on driver's side rattle like they are going to fall apart. Vehicle shuts off without prior warning. Dealership was aware of the problems.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #6

Nov 011998

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving and moving from a stop vehicle will completely shutdown without warning, cause unknown. The dealer attempted to repair at least seven times, but was unable to find the real cause of the problem.

- Riverwoods, IL, USA

problem #5

Oct 272000

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
Intermittently, while driving the vehicle stalls, the dealership is not able to determine what is causing this problem.

- Zeeland, MI, USA

problem #4

Dec 151998

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Vehicle burned over 9 qts of oil in 3-4 months. First noticed 12/98, dealer began checking and testing. Finally, in April - May 1999, it was determined that vehicle was burning about 1 qt every 300-400 miles. They finally agreed to replace entire engine because they could not locate source of problem. The night before carrying it for service, vehicle lost transmission power. The dealer had to tow the vehicle in the next day. At this time, they not only replaced the engine, but also the entire drive train/transmission system. They still have no idea what caused the failures on such a new vehicle. I tried to get a replacement vehicle since the first failure was around 5,000 miles, but the GM representative refused and only offered to replace the engine and transmission. I don't think I'll ever fully trust my vehicle now, but can't afford to trade at the moment.

- Rocky Mount, NC, USA

problem #3

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
Engine failed.

- Bonita, CA, USA

problem #2

May 241998

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Engine fire.

- Eaton, IN, USA

problem #1

Apr 041998

Blazer

  • miles
Intermittently while driving at any speed, the check engine light begins to flash and the Blazer just cuts off. This has happened once when first starting the vehicle. The owner has had the Blazer at the dealer (5) times for this problem. 3 times the vehicle was towed. The dealer is not able to find out what is causing the Blazer to stop running.

- Mooresville, NC, USA

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