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3.8

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,988 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 Owner Comments

problem #12

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 #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

Nov 042002

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,455 miles

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

Wipers do not work at times, turn signal switch not working, engine idles rough, loud sound during acceleration, front end loose.

- Waukesha, WI, USA

problem #8

May 292003

Blazer 4WD

  • 35,000 miles
The seat back, transfer case, and windshield wiper motor all failed. The parking brake was adjusted, the air condition blew warm air, and the oil cooler lines were replaced.

- Hartford, CT, USA

problem #7

Mar 102003

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,000 miles
The oil cooling line leaked fluid.

- Crown Point, IN, USA

problem #6

Apr 022002

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Had taken vehicle for checkup. Was informed by mechanic mounts supporting the motor were cracked. Prior to cracked mounts, had problems taking off from a stop, and vehicle felt as if pulling backwards.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #5

Mar 132000

Blazer

  • miles
Vehicle experienced overheating.

- Ferndale, MI, USA

problem #4

Feb 092000

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Engine light stays on, oil pressure gauge rises and falls too much, dealer replaced engine oil pressure sender for the oil gauge.

- Trenton, OH, USA

problem #3

Sep 012000

Blazer

  • miles
Reporting the pulley fail while traveling at hwy speed of 55 mph; causing lost of power steering. Dealer/ mfr's notified and informed that part was out of warranty and not cover under a recalls. Please provide further details:

- Forked River, NJ, USA

problem #2

Dec 011998

Blazer

  • miles
Oil pump failed causing the oil pressure to be erratic. Nlm

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #1

Oct 051999

Blazer

  • miles
Engine oil filter is leaking oil onto the engine. Consumer had the problem repaired three times, dealer can't determine the cause.

- North Bergen, NJ, USA

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