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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
9 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
11 / 1
Average Mileage:
39,897 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments

problem #16

Jul 152007

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 187,000 miles

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

I was a front seat passenger in a 1998 Chevy Blazer SUV belonging to my daughter, when an accident occurred the air bags did not deploy. It was a bad crash, but I was the only person injured. Afterwards it was a stunning revolution to find this out about the airbags and it has left me wondering how many people out there think they are protected with airbags, when they may or may not work anyway. This auto had a previous owner and it seems to me the dealership should be responsible for letting the new buyer know if the airbags work or don't work. Thanks.

- Springfield, OH, USA

problem #15

Apr 142004

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
The air bag light comes on intermittently because the air bag sensor is bad and needs to be replaced. Also, at 30,000 miles the windshield wiper turns on and off intermittently without being engaged. There is a recall on this issue for the early model year. The dealership refused to replace the wiper control module. Consumer took the vehicle for replacement of the air bag sensor, which they performed but the air bag is still inoperative.

- Kailua, HI, USA

problem #14

Apr 082004

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
While stopping at a stop sign consumer's vehicle was involved in a collision. Upon impact, air bags did not deploy. Vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection, and dealer could not determine the cause of the collision.

- Gibsonburg, OH, USA

problem #13

Jan 111999

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,342 miles

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

1998 Blazer went out road into 2 ditches and had front end damage and bounced around. The frame was bent right where the right air bag sensor is located and it didn't go off. Fender, hood, cow, bumper, grill, motor mount had been replaced that I know of so far. Still at repair shop. I purchased this car because air bags and safety. The 2 people that were in car are okay, they waere bruised and sore.

- Hanover, PA, USA

problem #12

Jan 112004

Blazer 6-cyl

  • miles
While traveling 35 mph, the driver drove into a ditch and none of the airbags deployed. The dealer had been contacted.

- Hanover, PA, USA

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problem #11

Sep 112003

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,012 miles
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 #10

Jul 212003

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 131,000 miles

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

The supplemental inflatable restraint warning light illuminates periodically. Dealer is unable to diagnose. Dealer retrieved computer error code: B1036 sensor circuit short or open. Dealer states that problem cannot be reproduced. Dealer also states that the problem is unable to be resolved without extensive diagnostics. Dealer cannot give estimate of repair costs or guarantee repairs. Dealer states that when sir warning light is on, airbags will not deploy.

- Bristol, TN, USA

problem #9

Jan 152003

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 88,000 miles
Airbag light comes on intermittenly, dealer unable to resolve.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #8

Feb 162003

Blazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 92,000 miles
I am writing concerning a 1998 Chevrolet Blazer that I owned until just recently. I was on my way home and was involved in an accident which destroyed the front end of the Blazer when it struck the median wall. When this happened, neither airbag deployed in the cab of the vehicle. I will be contacting General Motors concerning this issue. I also have photos of the vehicle after the accident to verify that the air bags did not deploy.

- Gainesville, TX, USA

problem #7

Sep 012001

Blazer

  • miles
Consumer states that the air bag light remain illuminated while driving. Dealer notified. Feel free to provide any further information. Nlm

- Mount Joy, PA, USA

problem #6

Jul 212002

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Airbag light comes on intermittently, vehicle has not been examined by dealer.

- Clifton, NJ, USA

problem #5

Feb 202002

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
While the consumer was traveling approximately 45 mph, the vehicle which was coming from the opposite direction struck his vehicle, forcing him off the road and into a telephone pole, during the accident the air bag did not deploy, one person was injured in accident. (attorney for client).

- Portland, ME, USA

problem #4

Jun 102001

Blazer

  • miles
While the consumer was traveling approximately 45 mph, the vehicle which was coming from the opposite direction struck his vehicle, forcing him off the road and into a telephone pole, during the accident the air bag did not deploy, one person was injured in accident. (attorney for client).

- Portland, ME, USA

problem #3

Nov 052001

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Bellville, TX, USA

problem #2

May 281999

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
The Blazer rolled on its side then flipped end over end landing on its front bumper.the Blazer was vertical to the ground on its bumper supported by some trees.I don't understand why neither air bag deployed. Most of the damage to the Blazer was to the front and back bumpers areas.

- Mapleton, IL, USA

problem #1

Jul 311998

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
No deployment of air bag during vehicle front end collision.

- West Carro, OH, USA

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