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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 14 of 18)

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problem #81

Oct 231997

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles

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

When applying the ABS brakes under normal conditions or in a sudden stop, the pedal goes to the floor and the brakes fail to stop the vehicle.

- Lake Oswego, OR, USA

problem #80

May 151997

Blazer

  • miles
Repeated ABS brake system failures, once resulting in a crash. Also replaced brake booster.

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #79

Apr 011997

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
ABS: When applying brakes, pedal goes to floor, causing extended stopping distances, nearly caused rearend crash. Dealer hooked brakes up to computer, found nothing wrong, vehicle traded for another vehicle.

- Salem, OR, USA

problem #78

Oct 211997

(reported on)

Blazer 4WD

  • miles

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

ABS brakes engaged too easily.

- Clare, MI, USA

problem #77

Feb 011997

Blazer

  • miles
Antilock brake failure.

- Santa Barbara, CA, USA

problem #76

Aug 111997

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When driving the vehicle and coming to a stop, once putting foot on the brake pedal heard a grinding noise coming from the vehicle. Left /right front pads wore out, damaging the rotors.

- Bloomington, MN, USA

problem #75

Aug 021997

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

When applying the ABS brakes in a sudden stop, the pedal went to the floor and the brakes failed to stop the vehicle. Brake pads prematurely worn out and dealer replaced them and also resurfaced rotors, consumer states an accident resulted because of the faulty brakes. Rear passenger side door panel material came apart, dealer replaced.

- West Palm Beach, FL, USA

problem #74

Sep 221997

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
Owner has ABS brakes. While using brakes trying to make a stop, brakes will not engage. Also there is a grinding noise made by brakes when they are applied. Cause has not been determined.

- Dillion Vale, OH, USA

problem #73

Sep 161997

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
Owner has ABS brakes; while applying brakes in normal situations brake pedal goes to the floor and braking distance is increased. Owner has taken vehicle into dealership several times and no problem has been found.

- Orland Hills, IL, USA

problem #72

Jan 061997

Blazer

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
When coming to a stop light and applying foot to the brake pedal, the pedal goes to the floorboard, have to push on the pedal twice before the vehicle will stop. Consumer stated that happens sporadically.

- Savannah, GA, USA

problem #71

Dec 011996

Blazer 4WD

  • miles

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

ABS brakes failed twice, couldn't stop vehicle. In order to avoid a collision, driver went into the other lane.

- Eastlake Weir, FL, USA

problem #70

Aug 051996

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brakes: Since owning the vehicle, it has been towed three times for transmission. Transmission replaced once, computer chip for transmission, but they say there is nothing wrong with transmission. Engine check light is constantly coming on, and the light for the ABS is also coming on.

- Nutley, NJ, USA

problem #69

May 011997

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While trying to step on brakes have to smash the brake pedal very hard in order for the vehicle to stop. Consumer contacted the dealer, and they are aware of the problem.

- Purcell, OK, USA

problem #68

Jun 021996

Blazer

  • miles
Brake failure.

- Altus, OK, USA

problem #67

Jan 011997

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Antilock brake light stays on.

- Newark, DE, USA

problem #66

Jun 011997

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brakes failed, causing accident.

- Alpha, NJ, USA

problem #65

Jul 171997

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
Rear brakes weren't working properly. While driving between 35-50 mph have to pump the brakes several times before they stop. Consumer contacted the dealer and they said it was new, and that the brakes had to be worn in.

- Edmond, OK, USA

problem #64

Apr 021997

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Anti lock brakes failed, causing pedal fade and failure.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #63

Jul 011997

Blazer 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
ABS when applied, brake pedal goes to floor with no braking response/brakes noisy. Sounds/feels as if ABS is trying to kick in, various speeds. According to dealer, customary for brakes to react in this manner. The right side slider mechanism causes excessive and prmature wear of the brakes.

- Naperville, IL, USA

problem #62

Jun 011996

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When applying the ABS brakes, in any type of weather or speed, the pedal goes to the floor and there is an extended stopping distance. Consumer states there is an occasional grinding noise and sometimes vehicle will skid on gravel, there have been several instances where consumer has almost rearended another vehicle due to faulty brakes.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

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