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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,206 miles

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1996 Chevrolet Blazer AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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1996 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #25

Jul 222007

Blazer 6-cyl

  • 165,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 1996 Chevrolet Blazer. The contact stated that the air conditioner would not function. In addition, the radiator hose was leaking and the vehicle was taken to a repair shop for inspection. The contact was informed that there was a crack on the block (heater core) of the radiator. The radiator hose was leaking at the connection of the hose. The vehicle also overheated at times, in which the mechanic stated that this failure was included in NHTSA campaign id number 06E043000 (fuel system, gasoline). The dealer refused to perform the recall repair because other work needed to be done at the contact's expense. The current mileage was 169,123 and failure mileage was approximately 165,000. Updated 09/15/08 the consumer stated brown sludge was found in the radiator. Updated 09/18/08.

- Algonac, MI, USA

problem #24

Jun 182004

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 139 miles
Shortly after I purchased my 1996 Chevy 4X4 Blazer, the air conditioner stopped working. After getting this serviced, and not using it during the winter months. I took it in to have it checked again and was told the condenser was bad and would have to be replaced. This has not only happened on this vehicle, but also on the Chevrolet truck we had owned before. While talking with the mechanic he said that he has work on lots of Chevy with trouble in the condenser. I think this matter should be researched and taken care of.

- Middlesboro, KY, USA

problem #23

Jan 222004

(reported on)

Blazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Most of the problems that surfaced had already been repaired at least once. Most of the problems had already been repaired at least once under warranty and have recurred. The A/C seal leaked and needed a pump. There were problems with the idler pulley, oil filter lines, crank shaft, door hinges, power steering, throttle positioner sensor 2, left front axle seal, and the differential side covers.

- Sturgeon Bay, WI, USA

problem #22

Jan 052002

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 99,000 miles

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

Windshield wipers front & rear failed, water pump quit, drive shaft broke, ball joints right front broke, heater quit, air conditioner quit. Drivers side rear view mirror fell off, steering problems, brake problems, universal joints worn out, cracked front rotors, etc.

- Elkview, WV, USA

problem #21

Jan 012001

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,000 miles
1. anti-lock brake controller bad 2. air conditioner compressor leaks out all refrigerant 3. head lights are so bad, you can not see the road hardly at all.

- Springdale, AR, USA

problem #20

Jul 102002

(reported on)

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer states the air conditioning unit failed. Nlm

- Albany, NY, USA

problem #19

Jul 012001

Blazer 4WD

  • miles

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

The headlights have never been good, can't see. Air conditioner compressor leaked out refrigerant, independent garage wants $ $1000 to fix properly..... anti lock brake module went out, independent garage wants $ $1000 to fix.

- Springdale, AR, USA

problem #18

Aug 152001

Blazer

  • miles
Air conditioner failed.

- Des Plaines, IL, USA

problem #17

May 072002

(reported on)

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
Air conditioner first failed about 3 years ago (still under warranty at the time). Dealer refilled..said could not find leak. Little over year later same occurrence...dealer refilled. August of 2001 occurred again...this time dealer put dye in so could find leak when it happened again....did not notice til warm weather this year that it had failed again...took to dealer and had refilled again...this time dealer said leak was found at compressor...said compressor was going bad and would cost about $500 dollars to correct. Am filing same info with Chevrolet. This is my 4th Blazer but lots of problems with this one. 4 recalls...defective door panel...replaced at Chevrolet's ok after reporting to the company.

- Ironton, OH, USA

problem #16

Jan 282002

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
Brake lights are not functioning properly due a malfunction within brake light switch. Dealer replaced brake light switch twice in a two month period which did not correct the probelm.

- Hazel Park, MI, USA

problem #15

Nov 272001

(reported on)

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

After the 3 year warranty expired, consumer noticed cracks in the blower evaporator housing of the A/C, dealer declined repairs saying vehicle was out of warranty, therefore consumer repaired at own expense, consumer also complains of howling noise and harsh shifts.

- Pasadena, TX, USA

problem #14

Aug 152001

Blazer

  • miles
Air conditioner failed.

- Des Plaines, IL, USA

problem #13

Sep 102000

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Roselle Park, NJ, USA

problem #12

Mar 012000

Blazer

  • miles
A/C compressor failed. Nlm

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #11

Aug 152000

Blazer

  • miles
At approximately 46,000 miles, the air conditioning in my Blazer died. The condensor, etc. All need to be replaced. My independent dealer relayed to me that he has had three 1996 and a 1997 Blazer in for A/C failure in the last 6 months. He says it is due to "cheap parts".

- Melbourne, FL, USA

problem #10

Sep 102000

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
No summary

- Mcdonough, GA, USA

problem #9

Sep 102000

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
No summary

- Mcdonough, GA, USA

problem #8

Nov 241999

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
I replaced all of the front ball joints, after 60,000 miles. As a result of the ball joints going bad it messed up my tires, so I had to get new ones. The ac compressor is making really lous noises, it sounds like it is defective bearings, on the front of the compressor.

- Sioux Falls, SD, USA

problem #7

Feb 012000

Blazer

  • miles
A/C compressor failed causing the unit not to cool the vehicle when turned on. Nlm

- Clearwater, FL, USA

problem #6

Sep 091999

Blazer

  • miles
Air conditioner will not cool vehicle. Vehicle was taken to dealership. Consumer was told that air condtioner compressor will need to be replaced. The part is on national back order.

- Letohatchee, AL, USA

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