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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 9 of 18)

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problem #181

Aug 011996

Blazer

  • miles

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

Premature wear of brake pads. They wear out every six months. Dealer notified, and informed consumer that the problem was normal for that vehicle. Can NHTSA provide additional information and help in this matter.

- Tiger, OR, USA

problem #180

Jul 211999

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
When applying the brakes the pedal went to the floor, and the vehicle did not stop. Emergency brake had to be applied in order to stop the vehicle. Dealer replaced the brake system.

- Prince Frederick, MD, USA

problem #179

Dec 011996

Blazer

  • miles
Braking system malfunctioned, causing more wear and tear on the brake pads and rotors which been been replaced 3 times. Also, ABS system malfunctioned, causing extended stopping distance which may cause a crash. Please provide further information and VIN#.

- Madison, WI, USA

problem #178

Jul 061999

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles

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

While driving driver applied brakes and got a hard pedal. The vehicle did not stop. Owner had to put pedal to floor in order to slow down. Dealer has not seen vehicle.

- Warren, MI, USA

problem #177

Jun 241999

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
No summary listed for this vehicle.

- Redding, CA, USA

problem #176

May 231999

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Ea 94-03; when traveling 5-10 mph down an incline and upon depressing the brake pedal to make a graudal stop, pedal became hard, resulting in extended stopping distance. Consumer has contacted dealer, dealer has replaced parts.

- Bristol, VA, USA

problem #175

Apr 191999

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

When applying brakes under normal circumstances the pedal goes to the floor, the ABS system makes noise and there is no braking ability.

- Maple Vall, WA, USA

problem #174

Apr 131999

(reported on)

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
The brakes still are and have always been very spongy and the drift all the way down causing a delay in stopping time

- Whittier, CA, USA

problem #173

Apr 041999

(reported on)

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
I had to replace the front brakes and get new rotors after 30,000 miles. Brakes are very loose, takes a lot of pressure to get them to stop. Dealer said my brakes were worn out, and needed to be replaced just 15K miles after the first service. Anti-lock feature kicks in when I drive over potholes or ice, and did not use the brakes. Also, windshield wiper problem. Wipers stop working intermittently. Dealer replaced the motor. Dealer said motor had shorted out, but the problem started to occur again. When the wipers stop and later start, after manipulating the controls, the overhead digital temperature guage turns off and on. Power window stuck in down position. Has been replaced twice. These three electrical problems (wiper, window, digital guage) seem related as they all cause a battery drain as indicated through the volt meter. Battery went dead after 6 hour road trip. Approx 50K miles on vehicle at time. Had been running the A/C the whole time, which seemed to drain battery.

- Reston, VA, USA

problem #172

Oct 131998

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
When appyling the ABS brakes on wet pavement they lock up, cause unknown. Dealer cannot identify the problem.

- Port Neches, TX, USA

problem #171

Jul 071998

Blazer

  • miles

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

When driving in the rain and pressing on the brakes, speed reduced to 5 - 7 mph, the brakes will lock up. Dealer contacted and tried to remedy the problem. The problem still exists.

- Port Naches, TX, USA

problem #170

Jul 071998

Blazer

  • miles
When driving on wet pavement or if the pavement is wet, the brakes will lock up when the vehicle gets wet.

- Portneches, TX, USA

problem #169

Jul 071998

Blazer

  • miles
When driving the vehicle on wet pavement at five to seven mph, the brakes will lock up. The consumer sometime's will have to keep his foot on the brakes to make sure the vehicle will stop. Contacted the dealer and they can't found the problem.

- Portneches, TX, USA

problem #168

Feb 121999

Blazer

  • miles
While driving at high speed which is 50 to 60 mph, the ABS brakes lock up. Also, when applying brakes consumer has to apply pressure to get vehicle to come to a stop.

- Manchester, MA, USA

problem #167

Jun 301998

Blazer

  • miles
While driving consumer tried to make a sudden stop. Pressed the brake pedal to the floorboard and vehicle continued to travel, causing an accident.

- Kenniesaw, GA, USA

problem #166

Jun 281998

Blazer

  • miles
While shifting vehicle from reverse position into drive position the vehicle suddenly accelerated. Also had no braking ability in which the brake pedal went to the floor, almost causing an accident. Had to be in a park position in order to stop the vehicle.

- Everett, WA, USA

problem #165

Feb 051999

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
When applying ABS brakes pedal goes to the floor, causing extended stopping distance, which nearly caused a collision.

- Bale, OR, USA

problem #164

Dec 221998

Blazer

  • miles
When driving consumer can hear squeaking/knocking noise coming from the brakes.

- Gunnison, CO, USA

problem #163

Jan 211999

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
EA94038, ABS braking system failure; when applying the brakes during an emergency stopping situation, the brake pedal goes to floor and noise comes from the system. This happens during any type of weather conditions. The problem has been reported to the dealership.

- Lakeworth, FL, USA

problem #162

Jan 131999

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
When applying the brakes the pedal goes to the floor and the vehicle does not stop.

- Pine Bluff, AR, USA

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