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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
7 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
7 / 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 (Page 1 of 2)

problem #28

Sep 242002

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Consumer states ball joints are constantly failing. Consumer has had to replace them twice. A recall was initiated, but consumer's VIN was not included. Related recalls 01V200000 and 01I018000. Right front wheel fell off as a result of the faulty ball joints. There was squeaking noise on turns due to idler arm failure. Front pads worn out and rotors failed, both were replaced.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #27

Feb 011996

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving, vehicle veers to the left, as if out of alignment. Upon putting foot on brakes to slow down, vehicle did not stop. Consumer had an accident, there were two injuries. Consumer states rear axle seal is leaky, when stopping vehicle or slowing, the brake pedal gives way, air bag failed.

- New York, NY, USA

problem #26

Mar 272002

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
While driving the vehicle and applying the brakes the vehicle started shaking out of control. Nlm

- Carrolton, TX, USA

problem #25

Feb 242002

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While traveling on the highway vehicle accelerated without prior warning, dealership is aware of the problem.. consumer stated when she took her foot off the accelerator to slow the vehicle down, the vehicle stayed at the same speed, consumer tried downshifting and pumping the brakes, she had to slam on the brakes and use the emergency brake to slow the vehicle down enough to get off of the freeway, consumer stated the dealer replaced the accelerator cable, brakes, shoes, calipers and rotors.

- San Leandro, CA, USA

problem #24

Jul 231996

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When stepping on brakes pedal would go to floor and vehicle would not stop. In December of 1996 there was a grinding noise and brakes failed again. Consumer was in an accident on mov-1, 2001 the vehicle was toatalled due to not being able to stop vehicle.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #23

Jun 011997

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
Recall 99I006000 was repaired by the dealership. However, after defect was repaired brake system will lock up, and consumer will lose control of steering. Vehicle stalled 2 times after driven, then shut off for 15 minutes then restarted, dealer reprogrammed ECM. Front brake pads replaced, resurfaced rotors, replaced worn out brakes, during light braking during light rain, ABS kicks in. Rear tires worn on outside edges, consumer did not give any specific information regarding tires.

- Sparks, MD, USA

problem #22

Nov 031998

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Brakes have failed on several occasions, accident on one occasions due to failure.

- Bossier City, LA, USA

problem #21

Nov 011997

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brakes failed resuolting in an accident. Nlm

- Pahoa, HI, USA

problem #20

Mar 221999

Blazer

  • miles
The ABS sytem works intermittently while driving at any speed.

- New Ulm, MN, USA

problem #19

Jun 031999

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
Vehicle experiencing brake problems. Nlm

- Wahiawa, HI, USA

problem #18

Apr 021997

Blazer

  • miles

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

Brake system continually experiences failures causing vibration. Mjs

- Lookout Mo, GA, USA

problem #17

Apr 161997

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
Brakes failed resulting in a rear end collision.

- Belmont Shore, CA, USA

problem #16

Aug 241997

Blazer

  • miles
Noisy brakes failed, resulting in an accident. (state attorney general).

- Nutley, NJ, USA

problem #15

Aug 061996

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Complete brake failure.

- Rilling Hills Estates, CA, USA

problem #14

Jun 031998

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brake failure resulted in a vehicle collision.

- Newark, DE, USA

problem #13

Nov 151996

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
Brakes failed, unable to slow down for an upcoming curve, resulting in running into a ditch.

- Goldsboro, NC, USA

problem #12

May 161997

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Owner claims that she went to apply the brakes and they didn't respond. Brakes failed on several occasions, new brakes were installed on the vehicle and not a month later the brakes failed twice more, consumer no longer owns vehicle.

- Jamul, CA, USA

problem #11

Aug 021997

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When applying the ABS brakes in a sudden stop, the pedal went to the floor and the brakes failed to stop the vehicle. Brake pads prematurely worn out and dealer replaced them and also resurfaced rotors, consumer states an accident resulted because of the faulty brakes. Rear passenger side door panel material came apart, dealer replaced.

- West Palm Beach, FL, USA

problem #10

Jul 221996

Blazer

  • miles
Noisy brakes.

- Fortson, GA, USA

problem #9

Apr 161997

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
The brakes failed, causing accident.

- Belmont Shore, CA, USA

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