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3.5

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,492 miles

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1998 Chevrolet Blazer windows / windshield problems

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1998 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments (Page 3 of 5)

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problem #51

Feb 062004

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

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

1998 Chevrolet Blazer. Windshield wipers stop working without warning. The problem has been going on for about 10 months. Earlier and later Blazer have been recalled for this problem, but not the 1998 model year. I believe the recall should be extended to include 1998 models.

- Meriden, CT, USA

problem #50

Dec 012003

Blazer

  • miles
-- passenger side recliner handle broke -- front brake pads and rotor have had to be replaced twice in the 6yrs of ownership -- windshield wiper works erratically (stopping in the middle of the window) -- the extra heavy duty battery died after 3 yrs of ownership -- the alternator had to be replaced.

- Woodridge, IL, USA

problem #49

Jan 092004

(reported on)

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
Without any warning driver could not steer the vehicle. It was towed to a dealer, who found that the rack and pinion had to be replaced. Also, windshield wipers operated intermittently.

- Gahanna, OH, USA

problem #48

Nov 072003

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

I recently bought a 1998 Chevrolet Blazer VIN # [xxx] and am currently experiencing problems with the front windshield wipers coming on their own and when being used they will stay on for several minutes after they are shutoff. Sometimes they just stop working and "park" in the middle of the windshield obstructing the view of the road. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Centerville, GA, USA

problem #47

Sep 232001

Blazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,345 miles
When driving the vehicle in the rain the windshield wipers failed, causing the driver to pull off the road. The switch for the wipers had been replaced. There were 3 previous year models of the Blazer which had been recalled for faulty wiper motors.

- Tonganoxie, KS, USA

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problem #46

Sep 012003

Blazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,000 miles
Windshield wipers sometimes dont work.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #45

Nov 022003

Blazer

  • 41,000 miles

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

While driving at any speed windshield wipers work intermittently. Recall on 1994-1997 vehicles of the same make and model was issued. However, this vehicle was not included in recall due to VIN.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #44

Nov 132003

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,500 miles
Windshield wiper motor fails. Wipers work intermittently or not at all in the rain. My son's 1996 Blazer had the same problem and he received a recall. I called the Chevrolet customer assistance center and was told that they have not had any notification from ntmvs on 1998 Blazer yet. I think this recall should be extended to 1998 Blazer. This is very serious.

- Watertown, NY, USA

problem #43

Apr 122003

Blazer

  • miles
When driving the vehicle in the rain windshield wipers worked intermittently.

- Reidsville, NC, USA

problem #42

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 #41

Oct 212003

Blazer

  • miles

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

Windshield wipers work sometimes, then other times will not work. I've read on message boards that there was a recall for the wiper control board in the wiper motor for 1997 Blazer, but not for 1998.

- North Lauderdale, FL, USA

problem #40

Oct 202003

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
1998 Chevy Blazer - windshield wipers randomly stop working. Making driving in the rain practically impossible. After doing some research on the internet I understand that there is a recall for Blazer built between 1994 and 1996 that had the same exact wiper problem. However, the 1998 Blazer was never included in this recall. This problem has happened several times - sometimes it corrects itself within a few minutes other times it stops working for days at a time.

- Renton, WA, USA

problem #39

Aug 012003

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
Windshield wipers do not work or do not work properly when needed. Often when I turn on the windshield wipers they cycle part way through and then stop in the middle of the windshield, repeated attempts to turn the wipers on and off does not fix the problem. I understand previous model years with the same problem have already been recalled. The Chevy parts guy told me all the windshield wiper modulers through the year 2000 were going bad and he routinly keeps 20 or more in stock because they all use the same part. Why have the other years not been recalled if it is the same part as the ones being recalled on older models and they are going bad as well?

- Overland Park, KS, USA

problem #38

Sep 072003

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 76,500 miles
Wipers quit when raining or snowing /part that remedies problem is same part for recall 1995-1997 this is not covered. VIN shows 1998, but manufactured in 1997. Deaths will occur if this is not fixed. The problem is growing and I hope that no one dies to force a recall.

- Wheatridge, CO, USA

problem #37

Nov 052003

(reported on)

Blazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,000 miles
Consumer called complaining about having problems with the windshield wiper motor. Windshield wipers will stop working intermittently. Dealer was contacted and stated that the vehicle was not on recall and they could not do any thing for the consumer unless the consumer would pay for it. GM customer service stated they wouldn't repair the vehicle because similar pulse boards were on recall which prevented them from fixing this one.

- Russellville, AR, USA

problem #36

Sep 152003

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,000 miles
The windshield wipers do not work properly. Sometimes they will just stop working for long periods of time, and other times will work properly. I researched this and found that 1995 through 1997 Blazer were recalled for the same problem, but the 1998 was not included (see nhsta campaign id# 98V150001, recall date July 1, 1998) this is a real hazard in heavy rain.

- Roosevelt, NY, USA

problem #35

Nov 052002

Blazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
1998 Chevy Blazer - windshield wipers work sporadically. Will sometimes stop working while on, and will sometimes not turn on when needed. They seem to give problems when it is raining, and usually work fine if tried when it is not raining. May be a wiring moisture problem? problem is not just one occurence... is continuous.

- Lake Charles, LA, USA

problem #34

May 082001

Blazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
My windshield wipers will cut off by it self. This has left me trying to find an exit on the freeway in heavy rain when I cannot see out the windshield. At times they will not come on and I must lift the hood and move wires around. GM has. Recalled up to 1997 but not 1998. My local dealer tells me there have been many complaints about the 1998. This is very dangerous.

- Weatherford, TX, USA

problem #33

Aug 042003

Blazer

  • miles
Consumer states that while driving and with no warning windshield wipers will work intermittently, and it will be hard for the consumer to see during rainy weather. Dealer notified.

- Clairton, PA, USA

problem #32

Jun 192003

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
While driving the windshield wipers stopped mid sweep during a rain storm. This has occurred on several occasions. The dealer was notified twice. A recall was issued related to this failure but only for the 1997 Blazer's not the 1999 balzer's. *

- North Huntingdon, PA, USA

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