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5.0

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,160 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.

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1998 Chevrolet Blazer suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments

problem #15

Aug 092005

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 1998 Chevrolet Blazer. While driving 50 mph, the contact heard a loud banging sound and discovered that the rear passenger side tire detached from the vehicle. As a result, the vehicle dropped to the pavement. In addition, all of the bolts sheared off, the lug nut was missing, and the rotor was destroyed. The quarter panel and the bumper were bent. The vehicle was not diagnosed, but the contact was able to re-attach the tire to the vehicle and replace the studs. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000. Updated 10/03/14 updated 3/10/2015

- Tampa , FL, USA

problem #14

Mar 032012

Blazer 6-cyl

  • 17,000 miles
When applied the brakes there is some roughness under the vehicle brakes has been changed and some time getting jammed.

- Aiken, SC, USA

problem #13

Feb 142006

Blazer

  • miles
Wheel bearing go out about every 6 months. It feels like the tire is falling off. Replace wheel bearing at $200 a side. ABS lite on take the fuse out they work put the fuse in they kick back.runs hot when you use ac, sounds like turn signals are on when there not.

- Marietta, OH, USA

problem #12

Apr 272005

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 118,000 miles

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

Suspension - rides rough: Replaced shocks electrical - interior/exterior problems with the horn, headlights, directional, windshield wipers, and caution lights. Replaced: Electrical unit inside steering column and oxgen sensor. Steering - replaced: Wheels, tires, rotors, ball joints, and several attempts to balance tires and front end alignments with no real difference. Idles - rough.

- Duanesburg, NY, USA

problem #11

Apr 012005

Blazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,000 miles
The turn signal switch would not shut off and the consumer could still hear the clicking noise. The dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem. The heater was leaking, the windshield wiper were inoperative, the rear end had gone out and the 4 wheel drive was not working properly. A new switch was placed onto the transfer case and the differential assembly was removed and replaced.

- Williams, IN, USA

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problem #10

Sep 132004

Blazer

  • miles
Consumer stated that at one point headlights and flashers were not working properly. Consumer took vehicle to dealer and found that the wait was too long. Then, consumer decided to take vehicle to a private certified mechanic, and was told by him that multi-function switch was defective. Had this replaced, but hazard lights did not work half the time. Also, something was draining battery because vehicle will not start. Went to the web, and found that there had been a recall on vehicle. Consumer called the manufacturer, and was told that this vehicle was not in the recall. The vehicle ball joints were also replaced.

- Austin, PA, USA

problem #9

May 262004

Blazer

  • miles

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

The consumer purchased new tires and went to the dealer to have them put on. The dealer told her that they could not align her vehicle until she have the idle arm, the ball joints and the lower axle replace. She states they told her it could cost approx $500. She states she is also having a problem with her electrical system. The interior light does not come on any more.

- Burbank, CA, USA

problem #8

Mar 122004

Blazer 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 400 miles
Front driver's side door does not latch due to the body of the strike plate on driver's side caving in. There was a crack around the sticker plate. The dealer adjusted the driver side sticker plate. The problem remained the same after adjustments were made. Two months after purchase the consumer would hear rattling on the passenger and the drivers side door. The seat belt would not release, the encoder motor had become inoperative after the module shorted, the stabilizer link nuts were missing, the left door would rattle when driven over bumps, when braking, a squealing noise was heard, there was a hesitation in the transmission when changing the reverse, the "trip meter" was inoperative, the was a rattle in the dash when driven over bumps, there was an oil leak, there was a rattle in the front suspension when driven over bumps, the left rear door would open by itself, and the tail gate rattled.

- Santa Fe, NM, USA

problem #7

Apr 272003

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
The vehicle pulled really hard to the right. I have since replaced the tires and had a front end alignment but it already seems to be slipping back.

- Littleton, CO, USA

problem #6

Jan 012002

Blazer

  • miles
While traveling on the highway and without prior warning a loud clunking noise began coming from underneath the vehicle while accelerating at high speed. Please furnish additional information dealer is aware of the problem.

- Louisville, OH, USA

problem #5

Nov 212001

Blazer 4WD

  • miles

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

This vehicle is plagued with problems. Replaced both front & rear shocks at 51,800 miles at a cost of $342. At 50,800 miles, replaced disc pads, disc brake shims and rear rotors at a cost of $290 - rear brakes were completely rusted out. Four new tires at a cost of $440 were put on this vehicle at 48,610 miles. I have had this vehicle aligned and tires balanced three times in ten months - one was a forced balance at a cost of $160. The steering wheel is not straight and the vehicle's passenger side sits 1" to 1 1/2" lower than the driver's side. No one seems to be able to figure out what the problem is with this vehicle. Next repair is to adjust the torsion bar and re-align it to see if this fixes the problem. Every time I go over the slightest bump, the whole body of the vehicle shakes! it feels and sounds like the fenders and doors are going to fall off. I have owned this vehicle for 13 months, put 8,600 miles on it and have spent $2,385 in repairs so far. I am not a happy person.

- Minneapolis, MN, USA

problem #4

Oct 122000

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
Vehicle vibrates while driving the dealer has been unable to rectify the problem, the tires were checked and replaced but the vibration persisted. Nlm

- Campbellsv, KY, USA

problem #3

Oct 122000

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
Vehicle vibrates while driving the dealer has been unable to rectify the problem, the tires were checked and replaced but the vibration persisted. Nlm

- Campbellsv, KY, USA

problem #2

Sep 121998

Blazer

  • miles
While driving on the highway noticed when going over bumps that the wheels would vibrate very badly. Vehicle also pulled to the right. Contacted dealer and they said that this was normal.

- Bayside, NY, USA

problem #1

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

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