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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 2 of 18)

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problem #321

Jul 011996

Blazer

  • miles

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

Vehicle experienced several brake problems, consumer has taken vehicle to dealer on 8 occasions to have brakes repaired, however consumer was in 2 separate accidents due to ABS failure, one at 35mph and the other at 60mph, there were no injuries.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #320

Mar 092002

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
The ABS brake system had failed without any warninig or indecation, I had my mechanic check the system out and he foun tha the ABS pump was malfunctioning. But it did not produce a fault code to the computer nor did the dash light come on. He also checked with other meckanic in the area and they also have had the same reports from their customers about the brakes failing. The quick fix is to disable the ABS system and run the brakes in the manual mode. There seems to be a problem with (96-97 ) systems. The repair cost for ABS range from $900 to $1500 dolllars to fix. At that price there probably a lot of people riding arounrd with the ABS system desabled. I think this should have a top priority to be checked out. Had I needed the brakes in a real emergency or panic stop I don't think I would be writing this letter. Thank you for yor time in this matter john T nuttall 24 B street lowell, MA. 01851.

- Lowell, MA, USA

problem #319

Feb 152002

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
Many problems are continuing. Currently, the front suspension needs repaired, the brakes were replaced at 18000 and are now gone again, the rear seals are leaking damaging the rear brakes, the drive lights still flash intermittently, a smell of gasoline is in the vehicle after refueling, the engine pings no matter what fuel is used. Nothing the dealer has done has solved the multitude of problems. Seat belt problems on passenger side, interior trim fell off, on and on.

- Lancaster, OH, USA

problem #318

Jul 011996

Blazer

  • miles

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

Vehicle experienced several brake problems, consumer has taken vehicle to dealer on 8 occasions to have brakes repaired, however consumer was in 2 separate accidents due to ABS failure, one at 35mph and the other at 60mph, there were no injuries.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #317

Jan 302002

Blazer

  • miles
ABS light was illuminated when vehicle was taken to the dealership for service of recall campaign 99V193000. When consumer took possession of vehicle ABS light was still illuminated on instrument panel. Dealership informed consumer not to worry about the light. When brakes were applied the pedal was normal; however there was extended stopping distance which resulted in a collision. Vehicle is at dealership. Please provide further informationdditional information / documentation.

- East Northport, NY, USA

problem #316

Dec 212001

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 20 mph, steering wheel locked, causing driver to lose control of vehicle, resulting in a collision. Consumer stated the brakes also failed, airbag failed to deploy, and power steering fluid was also leaking.

- Woonsocket, RI, USA

problem #315

Dec 212001

Blazer

  • miles

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

When applying brakes in a panic stop pedal went to the floor, causing extended stopping distance, and resulting in a collision. Please provide further details if needed.

- Woonsocket, RI, USA

problem #314

Nov 021995

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
During hard braking or emergency activation of brake system there would be a rattling/chirping sound, and the brake pedal would fall to the floor, failing to activate the brakes. Vehicle was serviced by the dealership four times for brake problems. Also, recall 99V193000 issued in June of 2000. Dealership had failed to effectively remedy the problem.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #313

Jul 231996

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When stepping on brakes pedal would go to floor and vehicle would not stop. In December of 1996 there was a grinding noise and brakes failed again. Consumer was in an accident on mov-1, 2001 the vehicle was toatalled due to not being able to stop vehicle.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #312

Nov 052001

Blazer

  • miles
ABS braking system does'nt kick in at all. Also, when applying brakes vehicle shakes and vibrates. Consumer took vehicle to dealership for manufacturer's recall 9041 repairs of ABS braking system. Currently vehicle is worse than it was at first.

- Worcester, MA, USA

problem #311

Oct 262001

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Anti-lock braking system is inoperative. Dealer has been contacted. Consumer stated brakes release under hard braking, when on loose surface such as sand or wet pavement.

- Naples, FL, USA

problem #310

Sep 011999

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Recall 99V193000; ABS system fails in wet or slippery road conditions. When applying brake pedal feels hard, brakes lock then release. Had ABS recall done, but did not remedy problem.

- Naples, FL, USA

problem #309

Mar 162001

Blazer

  • miles
ABS light on instrument panel came on. Dealership examined vehicle and determined that brake lines had corroded, allowing brake fluid to leak from vehicle. Please provide any additional information / attachments.

- Tecumseh, MI, USA

problem #308

Aug 012001

(reported on)

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
Vehicle was put in for recall on ABS system. A short time later, the ABS light came on again. Was returned to the dealer and was checked again. Some time later the light was going on again and was brought back to the dealer. They hoocked it up to the computer and they said there were at least 10 different codes in the system and they would need to start with the first thing and work through to find out the problem. The light seems to go on when the truck is in reverse and when you step on the brake hard at 5 mph then put it in drive it seems to go out. Is there a way that this can be checked out without the truck being taken for a week or is it the whole computer system that is faulty?

- Lynn, MA, USA

problem #307

Jul 112001

Blazer

  • miles
Total failure of the brake system occurred without warning. Pedal all the way to the floor with no stopping. Pumping the pedal repeatedly enabled me to finally stop. Parked it, had it towed home.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #306

Jan 012001

Blazer

  • miles
Consumer was traveling 30mph approximately three car links, and driver in front stopped suddenly. He slammed on brakes, and pedal went all the way down to the floor. Dealership was aware of problem.

- Florissant, MS, USA

problem #305

Jan 122001

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer contacted dealer in reference to recall number 99V193000/ manufacturer's recall 99041. Dealer corrected recall work. Consumer noted that after recall work was completed, and when attempting to make a normal stop or upon depressing brake pedal, brakes failed to respond, causing extended stopping distance. Consumer has had a fender bender due to the failure of the brakes, the dealer can not find any problems with the brake system.

- Monticello, KY, USA

problem #304

Nov 012000

Blazer

  • miles
Recall 99 I 006 00 & 99 V 193 000/ABS brakes. Vehicle experienced extended stopping distance when applying brakes. Dealer notified, and informed consumer that this vehicle was not covered under recalls due to VIN. Please provide any further details on this matter.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #303

Apr 232001

(reported on)

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
Brakes fail-pedal goes all the way to floor making noise, must pump brakes for several seconds to get them to start to work again= this is an ongoing problem not fixed by the previous two recalls and is very unsafe.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #302

Apr 032001

Blazer

  • miles
When brakes were applied pedal went to floor, resulting in extended stopping distance, causing a collision. Driver sustained minor injuries. A recall has been issued on vehicle's make and model; however, this vehicle was not included due to VIN. Manufacturer will be notified.

- Evansville, IN, USA

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