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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
83 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
41 / 1
Average Mileage:
1,524 miles

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1996 Chevrolet Blazer brakes problems

brakes problem

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1996 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments (Page 10 of 18)

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problem #161

Oct 151998

Blazer 4WD

  • miles

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

When leaving a parking lot on a sunny day anti-lock brakes engaged for no reason. This continued for next 5 or 6 times brakes were used. Then when trying to use brakes pedal was very hard and had very little affect on speed for about 5 - 10 seconds. Then brakes engaged harshly due to force I was applying.

- Jeffersonville, IN, USA

problem #160

Mar 011996

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
I chose a Chevy Blazer because I know that Chevy is known for the quality of their trucks. Unfortunately I couldn't be any more disappointed with my purchase and also with my dealer. Ever since I owned my 1996 Chevy Blazer I've had problems with it and the dealership has continued to take advantage as me as a customer. I can't believe how unprofessional a dealership can be and also how a new vehicle can be so unreliable. The 4th day I had this truck 4 -wheel drive went out, I took it to william Chevrolet and they took 2 weeks to fix it, not only that, but they told me to rent a car knowing that I was under 25, instead of lending me a replacement car. In last 3 years the brakes have gone out on me 8 times, and the dealership wouldn't once cover it. My wiper motor went out just before the wiper piece recall went out, I paid for them to fix it, and give me a new motor. But then, when I went to the dealership with the recall they wouldn't reimburse me for the motor just the piece. I don't understand if that piece caused my wiper motor to go out that why do I have to pay for it? my heater is now not working to it's fullest and it's the middle of winter. We just got 21 inches of snow and my 4 wheel drive is not working again. I was unaware that my 4 wheel drive was not working 2 days ago, I turned onto indianapolis blvd, and my Blazer did a 360 in the middle of a busy intersection, almost causing a 4 car accident. After that I checked to see if my front wheel were moving, and ofcourse they weren't, therefore I only have rear wheel drive on a $25,000 4X4. The last 2 days have been hell, first I could not get my truck out of its parking spot after I'd shoveled for an hour, after I finally got it out, it got stuck in the snow about 7 times, while 1989 escorts are driving around effortlessly. It's so ridiculous, I have to be afraid to take my truck around the block because it gets stuck in an inch of snow. I'm sitting here now because my vehicle can't get me to work.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #159

May 051998

(reported on)

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Customer does not like the feel of the anti lock brake system it causes the vehicle to stop slowly, shimmey, and makes grinding noise.

- Poseyville, IN, USA

problem #158

Jul 081998

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

The consumer has been experiencing problems with brake master cylinder. When applying the brakes, foot goes all of the way to the floorboard. The manufacturer has yet to be contacted. This vehicle has experienced failure of the.master cilinder on two occasions. At last a third master cilinder replaced vehicle is operating..et.

- Vinton, VA, USA

problem #157

Nov 011996

Blazer 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Anti lock brakes failed.

- Loma Linda, CA, USA

problem #156

Jul 121998

Blazer

  • miles
Whenever the ABS brakes are applied in a panic stop, they do not work. The brake pedal goes to the floor. Took to dealer & informed they work fine & nothing can be done about it.

- Wheeling, IL, USA

problem #155

Nov 211998

Blazer

  • miles

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

EA94038, ABS braking system failure; the brake calipers hang up, causing the brake pads to wear out. The brakes pads have been replaced twice in a 13 month period. Once with 17,000 miles. Pads are being replaced again at 37,000 miles. GM stated that this is a normal condition.

- Saginaw, MI, USA

problem #154

Sep 041998

Blazer

  • miles
Pulled out of parking lot into traffic & had applied brakes to stop. Rearended another vehicle. Blazer did not stop at 20mph. Pedal went to floor. Took to dealer for repairs to brake system.

- Herrin, IL, USA

problem #153

Nov 251996

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
EA94038; ABS braking performance; when going about 20-25 mph, driver applied the brakes, the brake pedal went to the floor, causing driver to rearend vehicle in front. No inclement weather at this time. Brkae failures had occurred intermittently before this accident occurred. The problem was reported to the dealer. The dealer could not duplicate brake problem.

- Gilbert, AZ, USA

problem #152

Jan 011998

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
ABS brakes failed three times. Qcaw

- Newburypor, MA, USA

problem #151

Jun 051998

Blazer 4WD

  • miles

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

I have complained about the brakes not working properly before, I am taking it in again tomorrow. The brakes give when applying light pressure 7 the anti-locking system will come on with light pressure.

- Missouri Valley, IA, USA

problem #150

Sep 071998

Blazer

  • miles
When brakes were applied the pedal became hard and the pedal went to the floor, resulting in extended stopping distance. The dealer has inspected the vehicle, and determined that the brake booster needed replacement.

- Plymouth, MN, USA

problem #149

Sep 071998

(reported on)

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
Buzzing/electonic/growling sound is heard when brakes are applied and pedal goes to the floor.

- Menlo Park, CA, USA

problem #148

Aug 311998

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
When applyling the ABS brakes in normal condition the pedal travels to the floor, causing extended stopping distance to occur.

- Newtown Square, PA, USA

problem #147

Jul 011998

(reported on)

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
Anti lock brakes failed.

- Florence, OR, USA

problem #146

Jul 251998

Blazer

  • miles
The ABS brakes malfunctioned and vehicle did not slow down or stop when brakes were applied. Vehicle kept going and hit another vehicle that was at a stop sign, no injuries. Dealer cannot duplicate the problem.

- Suwannee, GA, USA

problem #145

Jul 231998

Blazer

  • miles
When the brakes were applied the pedal became hard, resutling in extended stopping distance. Vehicle has been to the dealer several times for brake repair. Dealer has been notified.

- Clinton Twnsp, MI, USA

problem #144

Jul 241998

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
To stop the vehicle consumer has to use force on the brake pedal.

- Davis, CA, USA

problem #143

Jul 091998

Blazer

  • miles
Consumer was traveling 60 mph when letting up of the accelerator pedal, and upon hitting the brake pedal, the pedal travled to the floorboard, causing extended stopping distance/brakes fading, almost resulting in a near accdient. Consumer has contacted the dealer.

- Corona, CA, USA

problem #142

May 181997

Blazer

  • miles
Routine check on vehicle. When brakes were pressed, felt mushy. Had brakes checked due to being worn. Mechanic said brakes needed to be replaced. Maybe had few thousand miles left on them.

- North Highlands, CA, USA

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