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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,600 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.

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1996 Chevrolet Blazer accessories - interior problems

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1996 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments

problem #5

Sep 052004

Blazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 178,000 miles


On September 5, 2004, my husband, mother, 8 year old son, 4 year old daughter, and 1 year old son, were stranded in the emergency lane on I-66 East in fairfax county, va with a broken fuel pump. While waiting for a tow truck they were hit by a drunk driver who was traveling at approximately 100 mph. The Blazer flipped onto its side and skidded a great distance, before finally coming to rest upside down. My 4 year old daughter was seriously injured when the back seat, and the front seat broke and sandwiched her in between the two. She broke her jaw when she was slammed into the small handle above the rear right passenger side door. She also suffered a broken wrist and broken arm when she was thrown into the door. When the back seat broke it caused her to hit the headset of the broken front seat which in turn caused some of her teeth to go through her bottom lip. My mother who was sitting in the front passenger seat was injured when the roof did not hold up in the crash and suffered thankfully what was classified as "minor" injuries, but could have very well been major injuries because the entire right side from front to back did not hold up in the accident. I do have many pictures of what was left of my Blazer, from many different angles both inside and out. I am deeply troubled by the fact that both seats broke, and the roof did not hold up at all. My 8 year sitting in the rear center seat had a laceration and concussion, my 1 year old sitting in the rear drivers side seat had no injuries, and my husband in the drivers seat suffered minor head and shoulder injuries. Granted this could have been much worse, but I expected a lot more out of the Blazer than what actually happened.

- Decatur, AL, USA

problem #4

Feb 251999


  • miles
Driver'ss side seat has a litte hole from which a sharp piece of metal sticks out.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #3

Aug 041999

(reported on)

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
Both front seat covers have torn 4 times in less than 4 years, they have been replaced each time by the dealer, but this is only a temp. Fix, they each tear at the lumber switch which is very sharp, GM has been notifed but they just keep replacing the seat covers, they will not investigate the design problem

- Rockford, OH, USA

problem #2

Jul 151997

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The seats keep tearing, causing the metal hinge to stick out. Consumer also stated that when pulling the seatback to let someone in the back seat, it sticks out, causing it to stick driver's leg. Consumer has contacted the dealer and they have repaired it several times, but it keeps on tearing.

- Butler, PA, USA

problem #1

May 301997

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Noise developed in floorboard of vehicle. Inherent problem: Stress cracks due to metal fatigue. The driver side seat broke.

- Rome, NY, USA

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