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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,000 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 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1998 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments

problem #5

May 152003

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


1998 Blazer fuel injectors clog, engines cuts out, no response, stalling, back fires, shuts down, three times fuel injectors replaced, told "that model known for that." Arizona car on Arizona gas; also driver side seat adjuster latch broke off. Cost $1500 each time to replace injectors, same problem with new injectors, unreliable vechilce, driver is 76 and travels to summer home in mountains, 500 mile stretch, stranded on road, 50 miles from nearest town in 100+ temperatures

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #4

Apr 112004


  • 50,000 miles
Consumer smelled fuel on the outside of the vehicle and on the inside of the garage. Fuel injection system was leaking fuel into the wiring harness and the main computer chip. This could result in an engine fire.

- Anchorage, AK, USA

problem #3

May 102002


  • miles
The fuel injectors leaked onto the main wiring harness inside the engine. All of the wires melted. Three different mechanics confirmed that this should never have happened and could have caused a fire. I was refered to General Motors. Estimated repairs for $1600 include replacement of the wiring harness, fuel injectors, fuel regulator kit, fuel body kit and upper intake gasket. GM has agreed to pay 50% of the bill. Since the vehicle has only 42,000 miles, has been maintained properly with oil changes and tune ups, I feel that GM is responsible for the total amount.

- Ormond Beach, FL, USA

problem #2

Aug 102000

(reported on)


  • miles
Fuel injection has been replaced twice and checked vehicle 3 times. Manufacturer claimed it was due to California gas. Gas has an ingredient that was eating away or melting seal of fuel injection.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 011998

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Fuel injector nozzle failed. Mjs

- Stockton, CA, USA

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