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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 #8

Apr 102000

(reported on)

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While driving at slow speed brake booster and master cylinder failed, causing total failure of brakes, consumer had to coast vehicle until vehicle stopped.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #7

Jul 181999

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
On July 18, 1999 I experienced a loss of power assisted brakes and a hissing noise coming from the master cylinder area. Vehicle was delivered to braeger Chevrolet on July 19, 1999 and cause was reported as "internal vacuum leakage from booster assy H1220 booster assembly, vacuum power brake - replace 510 wpt4 1.90, 1 18029999 booster, fc: 2K, part#: 18029999". I contacted Chevrolet and they covered 50% one time good will/ safety item. My cost $170.99. On August 17, 1999 I discovered a leak from the positive battery terminal which had been leaking small quanities of liquid for approximately a two month period of time on the garage floor, progressively becoming a worse leak based on the quanity of fluid found on floor. New battery was purchased on 08/21/99 and installed by myself, no further problems with leakage. Major concern follows: On Nov 30, 1999 I observed a squeaking noise from the right front disc brakes and pads. On Dec 01, 2000 I delivered my vehicle for a brake inspection and cause was reported as "premature wear to right front disc brakes and pads only". brakes were serviced by machining rotors and installing new pads, and I was instucted to pay close attention to the right front disc brakes and pads in the future reference the same problem reoccurring and if this occures major front brake work would be necessary. In conclusion, I feel the premature brake wear to the right front only was caused by the battery leakage which also was located at the right front corner of the vehicle. Thank you.

- Muskego, WI, USA

problem #6

Jul 081998

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The consumer has been experiencing problems with brake master cylinder. When applying the brakes, foot goes all of the way to the floorboard. The manufacturer has yet to be contacted. This vehicle has experienced failure of the.master cilinder on two occasions. At last a third master cilinder replaced vehicle is operating..et.

- Vinton, VA, USA

problem #5

Feb 021997

Blazer

  • miles

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

On normal road conditions when applying the brakes, the pedal goes to the floor and the brakes will grab and release several times before the vehicle will stop. Dealer is aware of problem. Master cylinder was replaced in within (4) or (5) weeks after purchasing vehicle in Feb 0F 97.

- Largo, FL, USA

problem #4

Apr 101997

(reported on)

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When applying the ABS brakes, the pedal goes to the floor and the brakes fail to stop the vehicle. Also, replaced master cylinder.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #3

Nov 011996

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
Brakes failed on three different occasions, brake paedal went to the floor, replaced the master cylinder once, has ABS anti-lock brakes.

- Inverness, FL, 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

Aug 171996

Blazer

  • miles
ABS brakes, master cynider ruptured, causing the loss of brakes and pedal went to the floor.

- Galax, VA, USA

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