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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,020 miles

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1998 Chevrolet Blazer transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #19

Nov 012001

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Pinole, CA, USA

problem #18

Aug 242000

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving in 2-wheel drive vehicle will jumps into 4-wheel intermittently. Dealership has examined vehicle, and replaced wiring harness for the first incident, and then replaced transfer case shift modular. Vehicle has not been examined for third incident. Please provide any additional information / attachments.

- Cheektowaga, NY, USA

problem #17

Sep 012001

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Mechanic expressed that the auto's mileage was very low to have this kind of problem, and feels strongly that this hose must be defective.

- Middle Island, NY, USA

problem #16

Jun 032001

Blazer 4WD

  • miles

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

Transmission whines gears, load grinding noise. I must stop, shift into park and go but sometimes that doesn't work. Transmission shifts by itself into neutral. Problem #2 seat reclining arms on both front driver and passenger seats broke off with little pressure. Problem #3 heat only works when it wants to. Sometimes cool air comes out when heat is on. Problem #4 sometimes when applying brakes grinding noise is heard and and steering locks up. Problem #5 straps on sun visors sag considerably, blocks view.

- Manville, RI, USA

problem #15

May 072001

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Had taken vehicle to transmission specialist due to transmission not shifting properly. Mechanic indicated that it was a design flaw that causing poor shifting problem.

- Cleveland, OH, USA

problem #14

Apr 232001

(reported on)

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
I bought a new vehicle so I would not have major problems like this. The mechanics said that there is a work order out on the torque converters. It will cost me $1600 for tranmission plus rental car and $618 for the two wheel bearings. The torque converter knocks when I shift gears and causes pressure build up in the engine. The wheel bearings cause loud noise when the vehicle is moving and I was told that the wheel may come off. I should not have these major problems with a vehicle, that is why I bought a new one...I never had problems like this with other 4X4 vehicles. GMC should be made to recall these vehicles for these problems. There is to be work orders out on both problems..so the company is aware of the problems. This is my first Chevy and I think it will be my last.

- Altoona, PA, USA

problem #13

Oct 012000

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While driving vehicle will come out of gear and drop into neutral for no reason. Dealer/mechanic states that this is a computer malfunction. This occurs at any speed. Please provide any additional information.

- Oakdale, PA, USA

problem #12

Mar 181999

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The original automatic transmission failed while driving on a crowded highway (March 1999/10878 miles). The replacement transmission failed while accelerating to merge with freeway traffic (August 2000/33500 miles). The second replacement transmission is now beginning to shift into 4WD lo by itself (December 2000/40000 miles).

- Beaverton, OR, USA

problem #11

Sep 212000

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
Was driving down the road, felt the engine give. Drove home while noticing the engine was having a hard time shifting from first to second. Parked the truck at home. Went to leave and had no reverse gear. Drove truck to dealership. They inspected the next day and found the sun shell broken. Technician told me this is a problem they have noticed on GM trucks from this year. He said it usually is associated with snowplowing. My truck doesn't do any snowplowing or towing.

- South Bend, IN, USA

problem #10

Sep 062000

Blazer

  • miles
Transmission failed no 2nd or 3rd reverse failed had to push car brought to shop shell broke

- Holbrook, NY, USA

problem #9

Aug 302000

Blazer 4WD

  • miles

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

Vehicle's trans started slipping at 45mph. When stopped, I found out I had no reverse with all other forward gears slipping to where it is undriveable. Vehicle has high highway mileage, rarely was the 4 wheel drive used, and is on lease for $440 a month for another year. I know a few other people who have experienced the same transmission problems on newer Blazer with lower milage (still under warranty) that were repaired. It seems odd that the same problem occured to a few people I talked to, and makes me wonder how many more problem transes are out there. What should I do"?"

- Gregory, MI, USA

problem #8

Aug 262000

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
We have (2) 1998 GM products that have had failed transmissions this month, both just recently hit the 50,000 mile mark

- Kenosha, WI, USA

problem #7

Sep 011999

Blazer

  • miles
Transmission failed. Mjs

- Palm Beach, FL, USA

problem #6

Oct 131999

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Entering highway and getting prepared to move into another lane, another truck pulling a trailer pulled in front of the car ahead of the consumer's vehicle. He hit the brakes and so did the consumer, but brakes failed. Consumer was on her way to the cobbs Chevrolet because of transmission problems. Contacted the dealer.

- Dayton, OH, USA

problem #5

Dec 151998

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle burned over 9 qts of oil in 3-4 months. First noticed 12/98, dealer began checking and testing. Finally, in April - May 1999, it was determined that vehicle was burning about 1 qt every 300-400 miles. They finally agreed to replace entire engine because they could not locate source of problem. The night before carrying it for service, vehicle lost transmission power. The dealer had to tow the vehicle in the next day. At this time, they not only replaced the engine, but also the entire drive train/transmission system. They still have no idea what caused the failures on such a new vehicle. I tried to get a replacement vehicle since the first failure was around 5,000 miles, but the GM representative refused and only offered to replace the engine and transmission. I don't think I'll ever fully trust my vehicle now, but can't afford to trade at the moment.

- Rocky Mount, NC, USA

problem #4

Oct 201999

Blazer

  • miles
Driving shell defective, car won't go into reverse ans skips 2nd gear.

- Griffin, GA, USA

problem #3

Aug 011998

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission failed.

- Adelanto, CA, USA

problem #2

Jul 161999

(reported on)

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Trnsmission clunks.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #1

Jul 031998

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Due to a faulty wiring and transmission problems, the vehicle while driving, will shift lower gears unexpectedly, lurching the vehicle and may cause an accident. Been to dealer several times. Dealer cannot determine the problem.

- Spencer, IN, USA

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