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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 Chevrolet Blazer transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments

problem #8

Jun 261999

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

At 12300 miles consumer noticed fluid leaking from vehicle, dealer replaced transmission cooling lines that had been leaking. On 3 Sep 2001, consumer noticed another leak. Dealer again replaced leaking transmission cooling lines.

- New Britton, PA, USA

problem #7

Mar 011998

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was leaking transmission fluid. Also, doors on driver's side rattle like they are going to fall apart. Vehicle shuts off without prior warning. Dealership was aware of the problems.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #6

Sep 042001

Blazer

  • miles
Consumer was at a stop light rear tires started spinning as he pulled off. As consumer went up the bridge he looked though rearview mirror and saw white smoke coming from rear. Vehicle pulled over and consumer lifted hood up and noticed that engine was on fire. Dealership was aware of problem.*akthe nylon retainer ring that locks the transmission oil cooler line into the radiator failed, it broke and slid down the cooler line allowing the oil cooler line to disconnect spraying the engine with transmission fluid which caught fire. Nlm

- Muneelein, IL, USA

problem #5

May 192001

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Transmission cooling lines are defected because of plasticouter retainer connector failing, and causes oil leakages. Dealer was notified, and made repairs at consumer cost.

- Antioch, CA, USA

problem #4

Nov 222000

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
No warning on transmission---could result in fire -- silent recall on transmission coolant line on larger Blazer models---suspect same supplier.

- Pataskala, OH, USA

problem #3

Jun 162000

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I discovered a leak from the truck and noticed the rear hatch of the truck was covered by an oily substance, when I parked the car my garage filled with smoke. I brought the car to the service station I always use for my Blazer (not the dealer). As soon as they looked at the Blazer they said I was very lucky I didn't have a fire, it was transmission fluid that leaked from a defective transmission fluid line. The connector from the transmission to the transmission line was defective. Since the Blazer is 1700 miles over warranty, Chevy would not give me any satisfaction. The service station said the Blazer was not drivable and very dangerous. I have had the Blazer repaired and for a simple connector (because of where the connection is) is was $237 to repair.

- Mahwah, NJ, USA

problem #2

Oct 071999

Blazer

  • miles
While taking off from a stop bolts that hold transmission cooling unit and lines compartment broke, causing transmission hose to bust and fluid to leak everywhere. Blazer was towed to the dealership for repairs.

- Susanville, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 271999

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission cooling line melted from heat that came from the exhaust system, causing fluid to leak onto the exhaust pipe which could lead to a fire. Dealer/manufacturer notified, and informed consumerthat they are aware of this problem, but have no solution. Can NHTSA help or provide addtional information at this time.

- Holcomg, MS, USA

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