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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
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1996 Chevrolet Blazer brakes problems

brakes problem

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1996 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments

problem #14

Sep 012000

Blazer 4WD

  • miles

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

About 1/4 to 1/2 of one side of one of the front rotor surfaces was partially corroded away. In my opinion this would have seriously affected braking in an emergrncy stop. Photographs of the rotor and the rotor itself are availble for inspection.

- Corning, NY, USA

problem #13

Jun 151998

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front rotors cracked.

- Elkview, WV, USA

problem #12

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 #11

May 181998

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles

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

Right front disc rotor has excessive wear for no reason. Owner is very concerned for safety. Cause of rotor failure unknown.

- Orange, CT, USA

problem #10

Apr 011998

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
Serpentine belt replaced twice. Also, front brake rotors/differential/alternator and front axle failed. In addition, engine sluggish/hesitates.

- Waldorf, MD, USA

problem #9

Aug 221997

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brake rotors failed.

- Miamisburg, OH, USA

problem #8

Jul 221996

Blazer

  • miles

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

Brake rotors resurfaced.

- Fortson, GA, USA

problem #7

May 011997

Blazer

  • miles
The front rotors were rusted through, causing increased stopping distance, and the truck has ABS brakes.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #6

Nov 181996

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brakes/rotors; when driving the vehicle and applying the brakes they go completely to the floor and the vehicle does not stop. January 1997, took to champion Chevrolet and they said there was no problem. Vehicle is in shop now because the motor blew the rods up for the second time.

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #5

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 #4

Mar 131997

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles

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

Front disc brake rotors failed.

- Fenton, MO, USA

problem #3

Aug 221996

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When applying the brake pedal, it goes to the floor but there are brakes. Took vehicle to dealer and and he discovered that brakes were contaminated, rotors were cut down. Dealership discovered brake fluid contaminated, entire brake system was ruined.

- Kutcotown, PA, 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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