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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1996 Chevrolet Blazer brakes problems

brakes problem

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1996 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments

problem #20

Aug 011996

Blazer

  • miles

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

This Blazer has offered nothing but problems. We have replaced the alternator, brake pads three times, the battery three times, the air conditioner went out in July, 1999, and even after having it repaired twice, it still doesn't work. We took it to the dealership for repair because of a "gurgling" noise, but they couldn't find what was causing it, (it was still under warranty at that time). Now gas fumes flood into the vehicle at various times, after filling up, and even while driving. They claim that a $1,000 valve needs to be replaced, but I sure wish they had known that while the warranty was still good! the wipers work sometimes, the brakes allow me to slide to a stop any time there is moisture, the left radio speakers only work sometimes, dome light cover falls off, hood won't open without force, pwr. Windows only work when they want to, locks stopped working before warranty expired, and they "fixed" them, but they still didn't work. Is there any way they will take this lousy excuse for a vehicle back? I can't afford to drive my children around in something that offers the possibility of explosion due to gas leakage, not to mention that the smell and fumes make us all nautious. I wonder how many more problems we will have with it, the transmission now seems to be slipping. Please help!!

- Eustace, TX, USA

problem #19

Jan 202000

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
Vehicle sat for 24hours, and battery willnot start vehicle. Also, brakes have to be replaced after 10 months due to wear.

- Palmerton, PA, USA

problem #18

Jun 151998

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brake pads excessive wear because of rotor and calipers.

- Elkview, WV, USA

problem #17

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 #16

Jun 131999

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
Front disc brake pad wear is excessive. Brakes squeal as if pads are constantly dragging.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #15

Jun 131999

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
Front disc brake pad wear is excessive. Brakes squeal as if pads are constantly dragging.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #14

Dec 121996

Blazer

  • miles

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

The consumer has been experiencing ongoing problems with brake pads. Vehicle currently has 40,000 miles and has had 3 brake pad replacements. While the consumer is driving, the brakes give off a loud squeaky noise whenever the brakes are applied. The manufacturer has been contacted.

- Danville, IN, USA

problem #13

Oct 011997

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Premature brake pad wear.

- Boones Mil, VA, USA

problem #12

Jan 081997

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brakes pads failed.

- Bloomington, IN, USA

problem #11

Feb 011997

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brake pads failed.

- New York, NY, USA

problem #10

Nov 101997

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles

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

Whne driivng at approx 35 mph goes to apply brakes to make emergency stop, brakes feel like they will go to floor, make a grinding noise. On wet leaves brakes locked up. Vehicle did a 360 turn. Dealer replaced pads twice, still defect is reoccurring which can result in accident.

- Devon, PA, USA

problem #9

Oct 291997

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
Brake pads wear out in 12,000 to 20,000 miles.

- Chandler, AZ, USA

problem #8

Aug 111997

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When driving the vehicle and coming to a stop, once putting foot on the brake pedal heard a grinding noise coming from the vehicle. Left /right front pads wore out, damaging the rotors.

- Bloomington, MN, USA

problem #7

Aug 221997

Blazer

  • miles
Consumer experiencing excessive wear of the front brakes shoes and pads. Also, upon applying force to the brake pedal noticed extended stopping distance brake fading away. Consumer has contacted the dealer.

- Kingston, WA, USA

problem #6

Aug 071997

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle gives no warning that the brakes are insufficient. Took vehicle in for check up and right front brake pad had worn down and ruined one rotor. Vehicle is dangerous to drive. Consumer states that the left front pad is in good shape and was advised that the right slider on the brake calper stuck closed and ruined the right front braking.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #5

Jul 221996

Blazer

  • miles
Brake pads failed and glazed.

- Fortson, GA, USA

problem #4

May 131996

Blazer

  • miles
Premature wear of front brake pads.

- Loveland, OH, USA

problem #3

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 #2

Jul 121996

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Equipped w/ABS brakes; left brake rotor and front pads wear unevenly, within a few months, the new right pad had worn out and in October. Master cylinder and brake booster replaced due to air heard when brakes were applied. Headlight cover had water in headlight. Vehicle also pulled to the right when braking.

- Manassas, VA, USA

problem #1

May 101996

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
Premature wear of anti-lock brakes, also replaced front brake pads and resurfaced rotors.

- Lexington, KY, USA

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