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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 16 of 18)

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problem #41

Sep 181996

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

ABS brake failure, when brakes were applied vehicle jerked very hard to left, pulled vehicle to right and vibration under the vehicle, had no control of vehicle went through on a slight incline, door flew open and vehicle rolled over and went 122ft. At speed of 45mp.

- Taos, NM, USA

problem #40

Jan 241997

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
While driving vehicle at 50 mph owner crashed into another vehicle, owner notes that when brakes wer used pedal went to floor, it slowed vehicle but would not stop.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #39

Jun 101996

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When brakes are applied the vehicle will not stop. Pedal gets hard and the pedal sticks on you. Vehicle has extended stopping distance, it happens a lot when vehicle is at low speed.

- Smock, PA, USA

problem #38

Jan 171997

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles

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

At times when going slow in normal wheather condition the ABS gets hard and will not stop the vehicle, have run stop signs because of the ABS failure. Please describe the problem.

- Smock, PA, USA

problem #37

Jan 131997

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
When applying the ABS brakes in a sudden stop situation, the pedal went to the floor and the brakes failed to stop the vehicle, causing an accident.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #36

Jan 071997

(reported on)

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
#EA94-038, went to apply the brakes, pedal went to the floor and there were no brakes; vehicle went once through a stop in the middle of the intersection, almost rear ended the cars in front.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #35

Dec 301996

Blazer

  • miles

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

Applied brakes, vehicle did not respond, pushed harder, stopped, not in normal distance, intermittent problem, no warning, dry surface., grinding sound when accelerating.

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

problem #34

Jun 151996

Blazer

  • miles
Poor ABS brake performance during normal braking, the pedal goes to the floor and extended stopping distance is experienced. The dealer cannot find the problem.

- Palm Deser , CA, USA

problem #33

Feb 171996

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving applied the ABS brakes and vehicle did not stop, hit another vehicle. Consumer states manufacturer was contact but they denied that there are any problems.

- Easley, SC, USA

problem #32

Dec 241996

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
ABS brake failure, when applied brakes experienced extended stopping distance, the pedal went to the floor, no effectiveness, impact 12:00 position speed, 5mph.

- Castleburg, FL, USA

problem #31

Dec 021996

Blazer

  • miles

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

Failure of the anti- lock brakes, the front brakes grabbed, causing the vehicle to skid and the brake pedal went to the floor, resulting in an accident. Consumer has contacted the dealer on several occasions due to brake failure.

- Bancrost, VA, USA

problem #30

Dec 171996

(reported on)

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Went to apply the brake pedal and it went to the floor. There were no brakes and vehicle rearended another vehicle.

- New Berlin, WI, USA

problem #29

Dec 131996

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
ABS brakes; dry road surface in stop and go traffic, owner says when brakes applied vehicle glided into another rear ending it. Not inspected by dealer/mechanic yet. Brakes manufactured by kelsey hayes.

- Holtsville, NY, USA

problem #28

Oct 121996

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Poor ABS brake performance during normal braking conditions, the pedal almost goes to the floor and complete brake failure is experienced.

- Sweetwater, TN, USA

problem #27

Sep 051996

Blazer

  • miles
Driving vehicle in clear weather on dry roads, coming off a hill, tapped (ABS) brakes, and they would not catch, tapped harder, still not catching, rearended another vehicle, driver's air bag did not deploy.

- Pisgah, AL, USA

problem #26

Nov 181996

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
On normal road condtions when slamming on the brakes the vehicle keeps going and slows down but will not stop in time to avoid an accident. Had (2) rearend accidents in (4) months.

- Wilton, CT, USA

problem #25

Nov 151996

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Failure of the anti-lock brakes, consumer applied force to the brake pedal and the pedal went to the floor, causing the consumer to have an accident, the driver side air bag did not deploy.

- Buena Park, CA, USA

problem #24

Oct 031996

Blazer

  • miles
Poor ABS brake performance, during a panic stop at 55 mph, the wheels locked up, causing the driver to lose control.

- West Chester, OH, USA

problem #23

Nov 141996

(reported on)

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When applying the brakes, the pedal goes to the floor and ABS brakes failed. Consumer states on three separate occasions in no ABS situations, consumer went to brake at a stop light and brake pedal went to the floor, consumer took vehicle in for inspection 3 times but was advised there were no signs of trouble, the 3rd time they found tire speed sensor was not positioned the correct distance from the tire.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #22

May 011996

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Antilock brakes failed, causing accident.

- Callicoon, NY, USA

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