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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 6 of 18)

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problem #241

Dec 151999

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

I've owned 25 vehicles, its time to switch to a Dodge. No safety defect (s) mentioned.

- Gulfport, MS, USA

problem #240

Dec 081999

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
When applying the brakes pedal went to the floor and the vehicle slid into an intersection. Driver hit another vehicle. Vehicle was totaled.

- Del Mar, CA, USA

problem #239

May 011999

Blazer

  • miles
EA94038, intermittently in a panic stop the braking system malfunctioned, causing the brake pedal to travel to the floor and extended stopping distance which resulted in a crash. Dealer could not determine the cause of the problem, but said it was unusual wear on the brakes.

- Utica, NY, USA

problem #238

Oct 041999

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles

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

Temporary loss of braking (ABS) resulted in collision.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #237

Oct 041999

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
Temporary loss of braking (ABS) resulted in collision.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #236

Nov 261999

(reported on)

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When applying the brakes the ABS kicks in, and vehicle does not stop on time. Owner has driven into intersections numerous times. Dealer said it was 4-wheel drive. Owner did not use 4- wheel drive, and problem still occurs.

- Camp Hill, PA, USA

problem #235

Nov 011999

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While backing out of garage the brakes failed, and consumer had to use parking brake to stop. Took car to dealer, and they said that the power brake booster did not work anymore, and that was cause why brakes failed to stop vehicle.

- Hanford, CA, USA

problem #234

Nov 231999

(reported on)

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When alpplying brakes the fornt wheels lock up, and vehicle skidded. Dealer has been contacted.

- Nedland, TX, USA

problem #233

Oct 011999

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While traveling on wet pavement, trying to make a stop, intermittently vehicle went into extended stopping distance. Dealer called consumer and stated that he called the manufacturer, and they stated that he did not have to do the work free of charge. Vehicle was not checked/ repaired because dealer insisted consumer was obligated to pay.

- Midwest City, OK, USA

problem #232

Jul 011999

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The brakes feel normal when applied. But they lock up and there is a grinding noise. This happens on wet or dry pavement, the stopping distance is increased to 60-75 ft. Before coming to a complete stop. This has caused consumer to have two fender benders. The dealer has been contacted. *

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #231

Jan 011997

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #230

Jan 221999

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
Brakes pulse and reduce to about 10 percent of stopping ability.

- Westminster, CO, USA

problem #229

Jan 011996

Blazer

  • miles
In wet pavement braking system malfunctioned, causing extended stopping distance which may result in a crash. Dealer cannot determine the problem.

- Xenia, OH, USA

problem #228

Nov 061999

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
When brakes are applied there is a constant jerking motion it has been going on since I purchesed the vehical there has also been a rubber burning smell around the left front tire area. It has been taken to the dealer several times and they can not find the problem and it is getting ready to go back again for a noise in the front wheels. Warranty expires in 10 days. I have owned numerous vehicals[about 25] and have never had breaks act like this in my life.

- Newark, DE, USA

problem #227

Jun 131999

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
Brake pedal to floor. Increased stopping distance required to stop! mushy feel to brakes.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #226

Nov 011999

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
Anti-lock brake system activates as soon as the brake pedal is applied, pedal is soft and depresses to the floor. System makes a loud sound, causing extended stopping distance. Dealer has not been contacted.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #225

Oct 301999

(reported on)

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
Read on the consumer reports that a number of recalls were made on the Blazer. Have only received one (on seatbelts) no recalls on ABS or windshield wipers and washers have been received. Could you please check into this as to why the other recalls weren't sent to me.

- Waterlooo, IA, USA

problem #224

Oct 271999

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
When applying brakes on wet pavement brakes make a loud growling noise. Dealer has not seen vehicle.

- Deforest, WI, USA

problem #223

Feb 181998

Blazer

  • miles
I have had my brakes checked, replaced, rotars replaced. Sometimes the brakes do not stop. It feels as though something is turning, but not stopping. It has gotten worse with time. Whatever is causing the brakes to do this also seems to cause the brakes to wear prematurely. I have had to replace them every 6 months.

- Asheboro, NC, USA

problem #222

Jul 161999

Blazer

  • miles
While driving at any speed and applying the brakes, the brake pedal was hard and the brakes wore out. It was hard to stop the vehicle. Dealer couldn't determine the cause.

- Wessington, SD, USA

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