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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 15 of 18)

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problem #61

Nov 181996

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Brakes/rotors; when driving the vehicle and applying the brakes they go completely to the floor and the vehicle does not stop. January 1997, took to champion Chevrolet and they said there was no problem. Vehicle is in shop now because the motor blew the rods up for the second time.

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #60

Feb 271996

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Anti-lock brakes: When driving along the brakes go off intermittently when hitting a pothole or a railrioad track. Activates on gravel muddy roads. Makes a very loud noise, also loss of control of vehicle when driving. Have taken vehicle in for repair and they say this is normal for the vehicle.

- Bellevue, WA, USA

problem #59

May 111997

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was at complete stop, at idle position vehicle was in drive, and went into open throttle position, impact 12:00. Brakes were applied but had no impact.

- Fort Wayne, IN, USA

problem #58

Apr 191997

Blazer

  • miles

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

Vehicles ABS brakes locked up, causing vehicle to lose control. Car hit a tree at 11:00 position at 30mph and driver's side airbag did not deploy. The driver hit the windshield.

- St. Paul, MN, USA

problem #57

Oct 041996

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
After 3 months of consumer's purchase when applying the ABS brakes the vehicle does not stop within feets. The ABS would allow the vehicle 4-5 Blazer distances before stopping. On 4-3-97 the seat belts stopped locking. Also, when the engine is running and hood opened one can see a spray mist of gasoline misting from the engine, the smell is penetrating into the inside compartnment and is unconfortable to consumer. Please give consumer a call. Vehicle is parked at this time.

- Beaumont, TX, USA

problem #56

Feb 151996

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Poor ABS brake performance, the pedal goes to the floor and extended stopping distance is experienced during normal braking.

- Garden City, MI, USA

problem #55

Feb 021997

Blazer

  • miles

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

On normal road conditions when applying the brakes, the pedal goes to the floor and the brakes will grab and release several times before the vehicle will stop. Dealer is aware of problem. Master cylinder was replaced in within (4) or (5) weeks after purchasing vehicle in Feb 0F 97.

- Largo, FL, USA

problem #54

Apr 101997

(reported on)

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When applying the ABS brakes, the pedal goes to the floor and the brakes fail to stop the vehicle. Also, replaced master cylinder.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #53

Dec 261996

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Antilock brakes failed while vehicle was in 4 wheel drive.

- Burbank, CA, USA

problem #52

Mar 211997

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brakes: Took in to dealer for maintenance, told dealer when making left heard a noise. Dealer said that the brakes needed to be replaced, had loose shock absorber bolt, but dealer said that brakes needed to be replaced every 15000 miles.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #51

Mar 011997

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Consumer applied pressure to the brake pedal and the brakes did not work. The ABS would work occasionally. Dealer is replacing the ABS.

- Manchester, MO, USA

problem #50

Jan 011996

Blazer

  • miles
On normal road conditions when slowing down or stopping at a red light the ABS engages when not necessary. Rotors/calipers and pads replaced under 30,000 miles on passenger's side in 1/96 and the driver's side in 3/96, brakes pads on driver's side replaced again in 11/96, pads and computer chips were replaced in 2/97. Vehicle back at dealership again.

- St Gabriel, LA, USA

problem #49

Mar 011997

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Owner has ABS brakes, she states that she went through the intersection seven times and that her brake pedal goes to the floor, dealer said that it maybe a design flaw.

- Altus, OK, USA

problem #48

Jan 101997

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Applied brakes and they made a loud noise for a few seconds, but did not engage. Vehicle slid through stop sign and continued to slide even though foot was still on brakes. Dealer said there is nothing wrong with brakes.

- Fairmont, WV, USA

problem #47

Feb 251997

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
Consumer pressed on the brakes but the car did not stop. The car went through an intersection.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #46

Feb 241997

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
Brakes require excessive effort when braking.

- Lake Havasuu, AZ, USA

problem #45

Jun 041996

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Under any kind of road conditions when applying the brakes the pedal is hard and one has to use too much pressure to get vehicle to stop. Vehicle has been to dealers (4) times for problem. Vehicle is usable but not safe.

- Campbellsport, WI, USA

problem #44

Feb 191997

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
When applying the ABS brakes in any type of weather or speed, the pedal goes to the floor and the brakes fail to stop the vehicle.

- Huron, OH, USA

problem #43

Feb 111997

(reported on)

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When applying the ABS brakes in sudden stop situations, the vehicle brakes failed, vehicle swerved off road to avoid an accident, ran over mailbox and scratched/dented entire passenger side of vehicle to avoid hitting car in front which made an emergency stop.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #42

Dec 011996

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Owner has ABS brakes, he states that 5 times the brake pedal went to the floor and stayed down for about 3 seconds before coming up and slowing down. Took vehicle to dealers and they could not find any faults with the ABS brakes.

- Ronks, PA, USA

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