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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
23 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
12 / 2
Average Mileage:
8,636 miles

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1998 Chevrolet Blazer seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #26

Jun 102001

Blazer

  • miles

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

Frontal air bags didn't deploy during accident which involved a 1998 Chevrolet Blazer. The consumer lost control of the vehicle and hit a telephone pole head on, splitting it in half.

- Portland, ME, USA

problem #25

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 #24

Apr 242005

Blazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 97,000 miles
The consumer was involved in a car accident and the air bags failed to deploy.

- Sante Fe Springs, CA, USA

problem #23

May 192003

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Failure of airbags to deploy in severe rollover. Severe frontend damage.

- Vista, CA, USA

problem #22

Oct 192003

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,524 miles
I own a 1998 Blazer on 10-19-O3 it was hit from rear. Since this time the airbag light stays on and everything on that switcc malfunctions. I have noticed on one ocasion that smoke came from the steering wheel. I do not want to continue to drive it.

- Suitland, MD, USA

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problem #21

Oct 092003

Blazer

  • miles
While driving at 40 mph vehicle was involved in a frontal collision, and air bags failed to deploy. No air bag warning light appeared prior to the crash. Driver was wearing the seat belt.

- Getzville, NY, USA

problem #20

Sep 112003

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,012 miles

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

Air bag warning light a first came on periodically but now stays on continuously. Dealer said vehicle was out of warranty and would cost me for repairs on a safety item. Windshield wipers now operate on their own. On, off setting, sometimes they operate. On different run settings they stop completely or vary speeds. Both are very serious safety hazards and should be recalled immediately. If an accident occurs by the windshield function or if someone is seriously injured because the airbags fail to deploy, there will be a serious lawsuit on someone's hands.

- Mason, OH, USA

problem #19

Oct 212000

Blazer

  • miles
Consumer states that while driving at 40 mph the consumer was involved in an accident head on and none of the front air bags deployed.

- Scotts Dale, AZ, USA

problem #18

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 #17

May 022001

Blazer

  • miles
Consumer was traveling at approximately 45 mph when another vehicle pulled out in front of consumer. Consumer's vehicle hit front driver's side of other vehicle which caused air bags in other vehicle to deploy. However, frontal air bags in consumer's vehicle failed to deploy. Consumer was wearing lap and shoulder belt, and needed 62 stitches for injuries. Please provide any additional information/attachments.

- Martinez, GA, USA

problem #16

Dec 182000

Blazer

  • miles

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

Air bags failed to deploy in collision accident which occurred on 12/18/00. Blazer was totalled. Blazer was traveling at estimated speed of 25 mph upon impact from second vehicle.

- Cary, NC, USA

problem #15

Aug 282000

Blazer

  • miles
There was no deployment of the frontal air bags when the Blazer was involved in a head on crash, traveling at 55 mph. The vehicle in front of Blazer rear ended another vehicle, that vechile then spun around and crashed head on into the Blazer, consumer was injured in the accident (leg and back).

- Coffeyvill, KS, USA

problem #14

Aug 282000

Blazer

  • miles
There was no deployment of the frontal air bags when the Blazer was involved in a head on crash, traveling at 55 mph. The vehicle in front of Blazer rear ended another vehicle, that vechile then spun around and crashed head on into the Blazer, consumer was injured in the accident (leg and back).

- Coffeyvill, KS, USA

problem #13

Aug 282000

Blazer

  • miles
I was involved in a vehicle accident the 28th of August, on a two-lane road. I hit a Ford Ranger that had rear-ended another vehicle causing the Ranger to spin around hitting me head-on at 55M.P.H. the Ford's air-bags deployed on both driver and passenger sides, but neither side of my Chevrolet's deployed. I was wearing my seatbelt, but the force of the accident still caused my left knee to hit the dash board. I received back and knee pain and was taken to the hospital by ambulance. I had torn cartlidge in my knee, and I tore my mcl ligament, I have had surgery on my left knee to repair the damage, but I am still unable to work because of the injuries.I believe the air-bags should have deployed and so does the body shop that repaired my vehicle. My insurance company sent my vehicle off to be checked out to see why they didn't deploy and their reason was I didn't hit at a high enough rate of speed. This answer does not satisfy me since it was at 55M.P.H.

- Coffeyville, KS, USA

problem #12

Sep 072000

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
Air bag light kept coming on while driving. Took vehicle to dealership at least 4 different times for light problem. Dealership had changed hands. Air bag light could not be repaired. Was involved in accident & air bags failed to deploy. Driver injured & hospitalized with shoulder injury.

- Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #11

Nov 241999

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
The manual adjustments broke of both the right and left front seats. One month after purchasing my vehicle, parts of the muffler had to be replace car. The emergency brakes stick. The passenger side airbag lights comes on for and extended period for no reason.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #10

Sep 021999

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
Driving at approxmately 60 mph driver hit a tree, and dual airbags did not deploy, causing face and chest injuries.

- Shakopee, MN, USA

problem #9

Sep 021999

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
Driving at approxmately 60 mph driver hit a tree, and dual airbags did not deploy, causing face and chest injuries.

- Shakopee, MN, USA

problem #8

Sep 021999

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
Consumer was involved a 25 mph frontal collision in which driver's and passenger's air bags did not deploy.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #7

Sep 021999

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
Consumer was involved a 25 mph frontal collision in which driver's and passenger's air bags did not deploy.

- Houston, TX, USA

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