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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,321 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 suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments

problem #17

Jun 102008

Blazer

  • 121,000 miles

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

There is a recall on the 98 Blazer for right-hand lower control arms saying that the bolt could break. That happened to mine but it was the left-hand upper control arm bolt and the repairs cost me $1000

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #16

Nov 042002

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,455 miles
Wipers do not work at times, turn signal switch not working, engine idles rough, loud sound during acceleration, front end loose.

- Waukesha, WI, USA

problem #15

Jan 012001

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
Two things: 1. consistant knocking noise in front end. Had it fixed while under warranty, but it continued at a later date. 2. windshield wiper motor malfunction. Windshield wipers at times will not turn off making driving in snow or rain dangerous.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #14

Oct 302001

Blazer 4WD

  • miles

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

When turn left or right or stopping or going driving foward makes clunking noise sometime it really load...I have taken vehicle to my mechanic and he said its my front joints and said it should be covered under my warranty.. so I took it to my dealer.. and he said it wasn't, so I called Chevrolet.

- Rome, NY, USA

problem #13

Aug 072002

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
Front end would shake violently, resulting in right front tire coming off. Dealer has been notified.

- Stratton, MN, USA

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problem #12

Apr 202002

Blazer

  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Payson, AZ, USA

problem #11

Nov 092001

Blazer

  • miles

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

Consumer had taken vehicle to dealer for an oil change, and consumer told mechanic to check vehicle for any others problems. Mechanic found out that front suspension was wearing out and needed it to be replaced, which they did.

- Lacey, WA, USA

problem #10

Oct 172001

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
No summary listed for abov evehicle.

- Smithville, MO, USA

problem #9

Jun 292000

Blazer

  • miles
Second set tires worn out at 39000 miles due to unidentified frt sus.problem.due to unusual amount of dealer verified concerns and past title history, even though most occured before factory w/added gmpp all attemts to have local GM dealers repair any of the problems acknowlaged, have been refused at presant time car sits in my driveway and we are using a rental paid for by me. The dealers, and factory have passified me through 3/36 coverage and made me think some conserns were not valid, because I was forced to drive vehc.all complaints have been duplicated and varified, documented by many GM techs. As well as passengers, private shops and the same dealer who questened concerns.my job, marrage, and daily life have been affected and saftey was and is disregaurded by what I once considered the greatest auto manufacturer in the world, there are many problems that exist to date and were recorded before 3/36( dot number: Tire size: P235/70R15 )

- Porterville, CA, USA

problem #8

Oct 201998

Blazer

  • miles
Front end noise required repair. Mjs

- Palm Beach, FL, USA

problem #7

Apr 011998

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While driving at any speed the vehicle pulls to the right. Dealer has seen vehicle several times, and has aligned vehicle. Dealer said it was normal.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #6

Oct 291999

(reported on)

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving vehicle at any speed the vehicle pulls to the right. And making sharp turns, such as in a parking lot, there is a popping noise present. Dealer has seen numerous times and no remedy has been found.

- Haines, OR, USA

problem #5

Aug 031999

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front end realigned and torsion bar readjusted.

- North Tona, NY, USA

problem #4

Oct 061998

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
Moving at approximately 15 mph in a condiminium plan, I rounded a curve when the right front side of my vehicle dropped down and my vehicle swerved right onto the grass hillside beside the road. When aaa arrived, it looked like the wheel had fallen off. After having it towed to the nearest dealer, they informed me that the tie rod had pulled out of the ball joint which holds the wheel to the axle. The service manager then informed me that they would not fix it under warranty because it was his impression that something had been hit because their was grass and dirt up under the front right bumper and wheel well. I explained to him that the grass and dirt was from when the vehicle slammed into the grass hillside after the wheel fell off but it did not change his opinion. I decided to pay $300 to tow my vehicle back to the dealer I leased it from. They would not fix it under warranty either citing the original service man's report. After several letters and calls to Chevrolet's customer service, they finally responded to me and said there were no grounds for fixing the problem under warranty. The damage to the vehicle ended up being $1200 to fix the ball joint and tie rod. Not to mention another $400 for body work. On top of this, my dealer claimed that when the wheel fell off, the entire frame was bent. How could a sport utility vehicle traveling 15 mph get its frame bent from the tie rod braking? on top of that, it took my dealer, 5 weeks to fix the problem. It cost me $750 out of my own pocket to pay for a rental car. I didnt' turn it into my insurance because they informed me they would have to list it as an 'at fault accident' since the dealer would not fix the problem under warranty. So basically, a manufacturer's problem cost me $2250. What bothers me, is that the whole process was determined by the first moron service guy at the initial dealer who reported that it was his opinion something was struck. Chevrolet would not send a service mgr.

- St. Davids, PA, USA

problem #3

Dec 071998

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
In going from a gas station to a lane of travel where the steering wheel is turned so the four wheels leave the incline at different intervals, the truck severely rocks to a point where you feel that it is going to tip over. This condition seems to increase in intensity until the four wheels come back into alignment, then the condition stops. The wife is scared that the Blazer is going to tip over. The dealer says I don't know how to drive it. I have owned for wheel- drive vehicles since 1966. Jeep wagoneers, Eagle, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and suburaru. I have never before experinced the feeling of tipping over. The dealer said he can't do anything, Chevrolet wants me to take it to another dealer. I can show anybody what happens as it happens everytime I gas up, and turn the wheels to leave the gas station. I believe it is a suspension problem. I do a lot of off road driving and have never had a problem of feeling I am going to tip over, only going out of a gas station. Dangerous situation.

- East Providence, RI, USA

problem #2

Dec 011998

Blazer

  • miles
While driving at any speed there is alot of clunking andloosenss in front end. Dealer contacted and cannot remedy the problem. Another dealer stated that idler arm malfunctioned. Problem still exists. Provide further information.

- Litchfield, CT, USA

problem #1

Nov 281998

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
Molding on both side-rear windows is wrinkled and tearing weather strip off door. Popping sound coming from front right side of vehicle(4WD) when starting to move forward.

- Toccoa, GA, USA

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