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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 11 of 18)

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problem #141

Jun 071998

(reported on)

Blazer 4WD

  • miles

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

ABS fails when tires start to slip on ice or wet roads.

- Mount Orab, OH, USA

problem #140

May 121998

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
ABS brakes; when applying brakes while driving down a hill, the pedal went to the floor and brakes failed to stop the vehicle.

- Lonaconing, MD, USA

problem #139

May 141998

Blazer

  • miles
While driving about 35 mph and when applying brake pedal to stop vehicle, it felt like it was not stopping vehicle. Consumer had problems with the brakes before, and had taken vehicle for repairs more than two times.

- Burton, OH, USA

problem #138

Jun 011998

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles

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

ABS brake problems; when applying the brakes the pedal goes almost to the floorbroad, resulting in extended stopping distance. This happens under normal braking and no inclement weather. The rotors were turned and pads replaced twice in less than a year. The rotors and pads need replacing again. The Blazer was purchased with 18,000 miles, and currently the Blazer has 39,000 miles. Dealer stated that the braking system was normal for the Blazer.

- Hooks, TX, USA

problem #137

May 011996

Blazer

  • miles
The ABS braking system malfunctioned, causing brake pedal to go to the floor and no braking ability, resulting in 2 accidents. Dealer cannot determine problem.

- Augusta, GA, USA

problem #136

May 171998

Blazer

  • miles
97V066000, wheels; while driving at approximately 42-45 mph on dry pavement, the vehicle does not stop when driver pushes on the brakes as hard as he could, it just slows down. The dealer was contacted and states that the ABS brakes do not stop right away, and they cannot duplicate the problem.

- Randolph, NJ, USA

problem #135

Apr 011996

Blazer 4WD

  • miles

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

ABS brakes failed.

- Indian Head, MD, USA

problem #134

Apr 021998

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
ABS brakes failed twice, once resulting in a crash. No deployment of driver's/passenger's air bags upon impact.

- Woodbury, MN, USA

problem #133

Dec 081997

Blazer

  • miles
ABS brakes would grab for awhile & then they would let go. Happens intermittently. They then reengage to stop vehicle & stay open again for awhile.

- Centereach, NY, USA

problem #132

Jul 011997

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Periodically the brakes do not stop the vehicle adequetely.. excessive pressure is required when pressing the brake pedal. In December of 1997, this problem caused the vehicle to run off the road. The dealer said that the problem was caused by a design flaw.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #131

Feb 251998

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles

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

Upon depressing the brake pedal the right front wheel gets hot, causing the vehicle to pull to the right. Consumer also experiencing excessive wear of the front tires. Consumer has contacted the dealer.

- Mount Pleasant, PA, USA

problem #130

Oct 081996

Blazer

  • miles
ABS brake problems; while driving on regular road conditions, during normal braking, when applying the brakes the pedal goes to the floor and the truck continues to go. Sometimes when applying the brakes, there is a metal to metal noise and the pedal travels to the floor. Dealer is not able to find a problem with system.

- Kingman, AZ, USA

problem #129

May 221997

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
ABS failed, vehicle had to be stopped with parking brake.

- Clinton Twp, MI, USA

problem #128

Dec 121997

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When traveling and upon depressing the brake pedal to make a gradual stop the pedal traveled to the floorboard, causing extended stopping distance. Consumer was also involved in two accidents due to the problem with the brakes. Consumer has contacted the dealer, dealer has replaced the power booster.

- Deer Park, TX, USA

problem #127

Jan 131998

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving vehicle about 10 mph consumer stepped on the brake pedal to stop vehicle, but vehicle did not stop. With no brakes and the ABS light caming on, indicated that the ABS brakes had problems. The vehicle is being taken to dealer for rapairs. Manufacturer was contacted and they said: They will open a file about the problem.

- South Charleston, WV, USA

problem #126

Feb 131998

(reported on)

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When applying the brakes the pedal goes to the floor and the truck slides to a stop. This occurs when attempting to stop on a down hill slope. Has been to dealer twice, they found no problem.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #125

Nov 011997

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle has ABS brakes. When brakes are applied sometimes pedal goes down, but there is no braking action. Vehicle has been taken to dealer, no action other than checking computer codes.

- Tombstone, AZ, USA

problem #124

Dec 041997

(reported on)

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brakes failed.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #123

Nov 191997

(reported on)

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Anti lock brakes go to the floor and experience extended stopping distance.

- Inverness, FL, USA

problem #122

Dec 091997

(reported on)

Blazer 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Anti lock brakes fail intermittently, causing a collision.

- Ballston Lake, NY, USA

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