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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,778 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 #9

Jun 012000

Blazer

  • 30,000 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 engine overheated. She took the vehicle to an independent mechanic, where the radiator and the heat and coolant thermostat were replaced, but the failure wasn't corrected. The manufacturer will be notified. The failure mileage was 30,000. The current mileage was 60,000.

- Springfield , MO, USA

problem #8

May 012008

Blazer

  • miles
1998 Chevy Blazer caught fire while driving. Consumer pulled over on the shoulder and car burned to the ground. The consumer stated the transmission and head gasket was leaking previously, but it was fixed. Ohio traffic crash report # 10-0315-90. Updated 04/15/10 remailed 05/27/10

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #7

Jul 232006

Blazer

  • miles
1998 Chevy Blazer with multitude of problems, which Chevy denies. Including wiper failure, brake failure, complete corrosion of anything touched by dexcool, and on and on. Very unsafe vehicle!!!!!

- Niagara Falls, NY, USA

problem #6

Oct 012004

Blazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,000 miles

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

The contact complained about a multiple problems with vehicle. The vehicle overheated. She took the vehicle to an independent repair shop, and the mechanic replaced the water pump. Afterwards, the thermostat continued to elevate, and she returned the vehicle to the repair shop. The mechanic replaced the thermostat and added coolant. The vehicle continued to run hot. The contact took vehicle to a different repair shop, and mechanic determined a leak in the intake manifold gasket. The dealer attempted to repair it by flushing the intake and adding more coolant. Although multiple attempts have been made to remedy this problem it continued to persist.

- Birmington, AL, USA

problem #5

Aug 112005

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,000 miles
I owned a 1996 Chevy Blazer. The seal on the engine went at 70K miles. Had to replace engine. I now own a 1998 Chevy Blazer, replaced the seal in Dec '04 and the engine blew at 67K miles. Had to replace (rebuild) this engine. I have service records for both vehicles. No reason to have two engines go. I wrote GM and got no answer.

- Loveland, CO, USA

problem #4

Sep 012004

Blazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 97,000 miles
1998 Chevrolet Blazer, lt model instrument panel cluster suddenly lost readings on fuel gauge, temperature gauge, and shift selection. Before this happened, the rear window relay stopped working and so did the first speed of the rear windshield wiper. Had vehicle diagnosed and replaced instrument panel cluster. This did not solve problem. Took vehicle for another diagnosis and found computer and wiring harness to be ok. All grounds were checked. Vehicle operates but without a fuel gauge, and temperature gauge and most importantly shift selector.

- Lake Worth, FL, USA

problem #3

Nov 152003

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • 93,000 miles

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

My wife was in danger driving the truck when she brought it to another route (another shop), which was hutchens Chevrolet. They told my wife and gave her the paper work stating that, the truck was unsafe and she could have been in danger if continued driving it. When he was told of the brake problems, (the car dealership owner) he instructed my wife to take it to his own auto repair shop, when my wife got the truck back, it was in the same state not everything was fixed. The work was completed at hutchens. The work had to have cost about $378. And there are more troubles with the truck, I see signs of rust and corrosion, there are vibrations when the vehicle is in excess of 60 miles.

- Newport News, VA, USA

problem #2

Dec 152002

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consistent and repeated heating/cooling problems; corrosion of the coolant; erosion of the radiator; lack of heat for 4 winters, etc.

- Herndon, VA, USA

problem #1

Jan 012002

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
Both sets of oil cooler lines began leaking. The mechanic informed me that this was a very common problem on GM vehicles with the same type of oil filter assembly.

- Clinton Township, MI, USA

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