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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 10
Average Mileage:
25,500 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.

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1998 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments

problem #12

Nov 102004

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles

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

The accelerator stuck while pulling out of a parking lot at 10 mph consumer made her way back into the empty parking lot, turned the vehicle off while still in gear. Cruise control was off. Consumer heard a loud noise prior to the occurrence.

- Orange, CA, USA

problem #11

Oct 182004

Blazer

  • 71,000 miles
When driving accelerator pedal stuck. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #10

Jan 012003

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 140,000 miles
There was a recall on our 1995 S-10 truck and our 1998 Chevrolet blazier has the exact same part and is also defective also. The windshield wipers on our 1998 blazier donot work some times they won't work other times and sometimes they won't shut off. Our gas pedal sticks when you try to take off.

- Frankfort , IN, USA

problem #9

Jul 012002

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles

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

Had to replace altenator. Handle of passenger seat fell off in hand, causing riding and sitting difficult. Puts me right up to the air bag. Purchased this vehicle to take my husband to nashville, for his heart transplant visits, needed a reliable vehicle. On the last trip there, 70 mph, in hard rain, no windshield wipers, just quit on the expressway, in heavy traffic. Gas pedal also sticks, and pushes with force, when it releases. (wonder we haven't hit someone). Being on social security, we thought paying extra, for and extended warranty would protect us. (a wasted $1800) the payment takes almost half our income, we can't afford to fix the manufacturers mistakes. By looking at the other complaints, we're not the first with the above problems. Very unhappy consumer. Our first payment on the Blazer was 1-14-02, we began having these problems 6 months later.

- Celina, TN, USA

problem #8

Aug 312000

Blazer

  • miles
Gas pedal sticks, causing very dangerous lurching. Throttle body must be cleaned at least every 30,000 miles.

- Tifton, GA, USA

problem #7

Sep 182001

Blazer

  • miles
Was traveling approx. 50-55mph and went around a corner; road had uneven shoulders. Took foot off accelerator pedal, and vehicle accelerated into a ditch. Noticed and tried to correct, and vehicle hit ditch and crashed. Air bags failed to deploy. Driver was hospitalized with an injured back, crushed 2nd veterbrae.

- Plainfield, WI, USA

problem #6

Mar 032001

Blazer

  • miles

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

Accelerator pedal would intermittently stick while shifting into drive or reverse. When this occurs it causes a run away vehicle, which can lead into a crash. Dealer / manufacturer were not notified at this time. Feel free to provide any further details on this matter.

- Camby, IN, USA

problem #5

Jan 011999

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
Loud "clunk" noise is heard from the exhaust system under vehicle during start-up and engine shutoff, cruise control shuts off during operation at 55+ mph, front passenger seat recliner handle broke off without force, handle on the cargo shade in the rear broke during cold temperatures, driver side mirror shakes while driving, fog lamps keep blowing out on both sides, gas pedal sticks often, causing a safety hazzard in traffic.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #4

Jan 152001

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
The gas pedal constantly sticks. Everyday, I have to really push on the pedal to get the vehicle to go. Also, the interior lights flicker on and off for no reason while driving. Last, the passenger side lever has broken off three or four times, which has been replaced, but it still breaks off. No overly applied pressure has been put on it at any time.

- Dothan, AL, USA

problem #3

Jan 022001

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Intermittently when accelerator is applied throttle sticks. Dealer has been notified.

- Woodstaock, GA, USA

problem #2

Aug 222000

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Gas petal sticks.

- Trenton, OH, USA

problem #1

Mar 042000

Blazer

  • miles
Throttle gets dirty, every 15,000 miles it needs to be cleaned. If pressing the accelerator pedal slightly vehicle will not move. If pressed with a little more force vehicle will launch forward. Dealer knows of problem. But, not acting on it yet.

- Butler, KY, USA

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