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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,917 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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1996 Chevrolet Blazer electrical problems

electrical problem

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1996 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments

problem #12

Feb 051999

Blazer 6-cyl

  • miles

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

The alternators have to keep being replaced. Since I've bought the truck, it has had 5 alternators put on. Ac delco brand. The truck has 81,000 miles on it so far. When the alternators go bad there are no warning lights that come on and once it dies the truck cuts off.

- Clinton, MD, USA

problem #11

Mar 152004

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles
1996 chev Blazer, we have replaced the alternator twice, the battery 3 times and if it is not started and or driven every day, then we have to jump it " what can the problem be. It only has 55,000 miles on it. I drove it all week and on Saturday, did not drive it on Sunday and Monday morning I had to get it jumped. This has been going on for sometime ? I have taken it to my local dealer and another mechanic and all they want to do is put another alternator on it. I don't want to pay for a 3rd alternator ????? help !!!!! we have check all interor lights and they have not been left on. What is draining the batery and or alternator ??" we also have the gurgling noise in complaint # 735807. Thanks alice M. eads.

- Noblesville, IN, USA

problem #10

Sep 102000

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Roselle Park, NJ, USA

problem #9

Apr 222000

Blazer 4WD

  • miles

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

I think that the proper way to address this situtation is to not buy another Chevrolet. No safety defect mentioned in summary.

- Bourbonnais, IL, USA

problem #8

Aug 011996

Blazer

  • miles
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 #7

Sep 102000

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
No summary

- Mcdonough, GA, USA

problem #6

Sep 102000

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles

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

No summary

- Mcdonough, GA, USA

problem #5

Mar 242000

Blazer

  • miles
The alternator failure happened slowly enough that I could get off the road before it the vehicle died completely. Had it failed faster, well, there's no telling. I was doing 45 mph in tourist traffic when the lights began to dim. As for the battery, I knew it was dead, but the corrosion to the frame comes thanks to a sharp eyed mechanic. Surface corrosion is apparent, and I shall have to pull the tire, sand, prime, and paint the frame to stem the corrosion. I'm wondering how many other people have serious battery acid leaks causing frame corrosion, and how many of them will fail with catastrophic result in the future. Further on the alternator, I have anecdotal information that a number of GM trucks and SUVS had alternators that failed just over the 40,000 mile mark. I learned this when I went to buy a new one, and no one had one because of a recent demand on them. The demand is strong again this summer here, I'm told. Is GM selling unsafe vehicles" need more info" please email. Please let me know if you need the VIN. Thank you. Gerry bishop, niceville Florida.

- Niceville, FL, USA

problem #4

Sep 101999

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
The inside of the radiator erupted and caused the transmission fluid and antifreeze to mix. This caused water to flow in the transmission. The radiator, resevoir and the transmission had to be replaced. The alternator had to be replaced due to this failure. I was traveling on I-95 when this incident happened with no warning. There must be a defect in the raditor to erupt inside, please investigate, if requested, I can provide repair bills.

- Temple Hills, MD, USA

problem #3

May 231999

Blazer

  • miles
Intermittently vehicle stalls and dies, giving the driver no warning. Dealer has replaced the alternator/battery and fuel pump and the problem still exists.

- Mt Ary, NC, USA

problem #2

Nov 291997

Blazer

  • miles
In 15 mos. This car has left me more than all others together !!! have lost thousands of dollars in income. Most unreliable unsafe car I've ever owned. I see hundreds of people in my feild of work and I tell them all not to get a Blazer !! it can't stay on the road and the co. Is unwilling to help. Very unhappy with the product and handling of complaint. Read E-mail sent to get the jest of problems this car has had. If my daughter or I die as a result of this faulty car you can be assured you will be sued !!! I've tryed to let someone know since 1-2 mos. After purchase that it was a problem. To no avail Chevy does'nt care !!!!!

- Aynor, SC, 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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