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NHTSA — Suspension: Front Problems

4.7

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,563 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.

1999 Chevrolet Blazer suspension problems

suspension problem

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1999 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments

problem #9

Feb 082009

Blazer

  • 147,868 miles

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

I was driving highway speed when I heard a loud grinding noise in front end then a severe pull to my left which veered me off the road, luckily there was a grassy knoll to my left and not a guard rail. When I exited I found my front left wheel off. The shop said my wheel fell off due to a bad bearing. I found this odd due to my replacing both bearings a year before. Apparently its a common problem. Veh. Has 147K at this incident and only 126K when replaced parts the first time. In addition had 4X4 actuator replaced, fuel pump, oil cooler lines replaced, and pitman arm...all apparently common and frequent repairs with this vehicle !!

- Maybrook, NY, USA

problem #8

Nov 222003

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,195 miles
Vehicle making a loud snapping noise when turning left. Brought to a local garage, was told that both of front wheels were about to "fall off, " and it would be very dangerous to drive vehicle. The mechanic actually explained my problem to me, showing me the inch of play that he could shake my wheels. He then went on to tell me that he fixes this problem in this make of vehicle about once a week. My Blazer has 55,000 miles, and has been maintained very well. I am terrified to think about what could have happened, as well as disappointed and upset.

- Westdrook, ME, USA

problem #7

Nov 182002

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
Lower ball joints and idler arm failure. Vehicle failed state safety inspection. Same components previously replaced by dealer at 36,414. Chevrolet not assuming any responsibility for repeated failure.

- Worcester, MA, USA

problem #6

Jul 012000

(reported on)

Blazer 4WD

  • miles

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

Vibrations very bad at highway speed. Tires repeatedly diagnosed as out of balance and excessive runout. Dealer tried to balance, replace tires and work in differential. They were not able to effect a change. They now saw this is normal performance and have not responded to my reports that vehicle is not fixed.

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

problem #5

Mar 012000

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
Vehicle shakes at freeway speeds. Tires and driveshaft has been replaced, no effect.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

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problem #4

Sep 011999

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
Manufacturer appears to have failed to grease ball joints during assembly. It also appears that two purchsed grease jobs also were not actually performed by the dealer. At 7,000 miles the front end was making grinding noise and the steering wheel was lurching on turns. The dealer's fix is to grease the ball joints and send us back on the road without an inspection nor alignment check.

- Grand Rapids, MI, USA

problem #3

Dec 201998

Blazer

  • miles

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

Pulley makes squealing sound and could cause drive belt failure.... tire would rub on iner fender well when making turns. Front suspension make a squeeking or creeking sound at any speed when going of any type of bump.....driver side seat adjustment lever broke off in my hand when trying to adjust front seat position.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #2

Oct 151999

Blazer

  • miles
Clunking noise in the driver's side front suspension when turning in both directions and when driving at slow speeds.

- Slidell, LA, USA

problem #1

Aug 201999

(reported on)

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
A persistant clunking noise has developed in the driver's side front suspension and is evident when turning in both directions and when driving at low speeds. The sound is similar to a bad ball joint. Four unsuccessful repair attempts have been made and the problem has not yet been identified or corrected.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

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