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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,848 miles

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1998 Chevrolet Blazer miscellaneous problems

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1998 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments

problem #13

Jun 222004

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,029 miles

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

While driving at 45 mph, the vehicle was involved in a collision that caused the vehicle to roll over four times. As a result, the driver sustained severe body injuries, which included one hundred and eleven stitches and had to be hospitalized for eleven days. The cause has yet to be determined. Please provide additional information.

- Cambridge, MA, USA

problem #12

Nov 152003

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • 93,000 miles
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 #11

Nov 152003

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • 93,000 miles
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 #10

Jun 152003

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,000 miles

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

The windshield wipers fail to work properly. They stop working at the most inopportune times...like when there is a rain fall and they are needed for safety and visibility. I contacted GM and was told they have not received enough complaints to warrant a recall. The recall is available on 94 to 96 models. However, the manufacture date on my vehicle is 2/17/1997. In a torrential rain fall, going 50 mph on the interstate, the w/S wipers stopped, it was a very dangerous situation, especially when an 18 wheeler passed my son, whom was driving and splashed extra water on the vehicle. Luckly he maintained control and he was able to pull off to the side of the road.

- Kennesaw, GA, USA

problem #9

Jan 062004

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2 years ago in the fall, I went to Firestone with a complaint of no heat. With no heat, the defrosters are slow or do not clear the windshield in a quick or safe manner. Firestone replaced the thermostat and I had sufficient (not hot like in the past) heat until this past November. Again with no heat or efficient defrosters, I took my vehicle to wilson's auto service. They said my thermostat was completely open--the spring was caught. They performed service to the extent of replacing the thermostat and backflushing the heater core. This seemed to help some until it progressively got colder weather. Last week when the temperature reached 15 degrees in the morning and I let my vehicle "warm up" for 20 minutes, the interior was still very cold and the windshield was barely cleared of light frost. Wilson's is now working on replacing the heater core at a cost to me to the tune of almost $800. Wilson's service manager was told by a friend that works or worked for GM that this is a common complaint with Blazer owners as the design and the placement of the heater core in these vehicles are such that when the heater is not in use--like in the summer--the corrosion and sediment from the coolant clogs up the passages and blocks the hot air to heat the vehicle. Apparently the part is not too expensive but the labor intensive repair is the majority of the cost of replacing the part. I know of at least 2 other Blazer owners--different model years--that have experienced this same problem and incurred significant costs at the risk of safe visibility. If this is a design problem for at least the 3 model years that I know of and other owners are experiencing this same problem, then why hasn't this design been corrected and/or repairs compensated for?

- Reynoldsburg, OH, USA

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problem #8

Oct 182002

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 71,000 miles
While driving down the road, the vehicle sounded as if someone was tampering with the locking mechanism. The consumer states that the rear hatch opened on its own, when the engine was off. The locks continued to click. Ts per-invoice; electrical repair-relay, found the body control module faulty-replaced the BCM battery, found the the switch for the endgate glass inop/shorted replaced. Scc

- Fort Wayne, IN, USA

problem #7

Apr 012001

Blazer

  • miles

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

No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Gilbert, AZ, USA

problem #6

Aug 222000

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Compass and outside temperature gauge reading wrong.

- Trenton, OH, USA

problem #5

Aug 122000

(reported on)

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
No summary

- Buffalo, NY, USA

problem #4

Jul 112000

(reported on)

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
Chevrolet has seen the truck several times and will not do anything about the problem and I have talked to other people that have the same truck and they also have the same problem.I would like to know if there is something else that can be done about it. No safety defect mentione din summary.

- Westminster, CO, USA

problem #3

Feb 161999

Blazer 4WD

  • miles

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

No summmary listed for above vehicle.

- Grinnell Iowa, IA, USA

problem #2

Mar 291999

Blazer

  • miles
Engine check light soon comes on & at 35 miles per hour the car vibrates upon stopping the car almost shuts off.

- Lakeside, CA, 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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