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5.4

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,000 miles

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1996 Chevrolet Blazer drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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1996 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 222004

(reported on)

Blazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Most of the problems that surfaced had already been repaired at least once. Most of the problems had already been repaired at least once under warranty and have recurred. The A/C seal leaked and needed a pump. There were problems with the idler pulley, oil filter lines, crank shaft, door hinges, power steering, throttle positioner sensor 2, left front axle seal, and the differential side covers.

- Sturgeon Bay, WI, USA

problem #4

Jul 272003

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles
Both rear wheels and axles separated from the rear differential while traveling at 55 mph on highway. Loss of vehicle control and braking due to severed brake lines and rear wheels separated from rear differential.body damage incurred when rear wheel and axle jammed under rear bumper.

- Leominster, MA, USA

problem #3

Mar 072001

(reported on)

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The rear axle bearings failed. Nlm

- Davenport, IA, USA

problem #2

Oct 161998

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
Front axle and left wheel hub failed.

- Evansville, IN, USA

problem #1

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

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