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8.3

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,211 miles

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1996 Chevrolet Blazer electrical problems

electrical problem

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1996 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments

problem #16

Mar 152004

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles

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

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 #15

Feb 012003

Blazer

  • 32,374 miles
Twice, 2 different batteries have leaked acid from the positive terminal melting the battery cable. Both batteries were ac delco/part no. 19001628. 2nd battery was installed 01/12/00.

- Saint Charles, MO, USA

problem #14

Mar 062001

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
Battery leaked acid onto 4 wheel drive cable. Front wheel drive failed. Cable had corroded actuator cable.caused cable to break.failure occured on trip to mountains. Had to get chains to get out of snow. It cost $203.13 to replace actuator cable and $226.61 to replace battery cable and battery. Battery was only one year old. Service manager said they have similar problems with delco batteries. Same problem has already been reported to NHTSA. Reference ODI id 554064,724743,717883,885560

- Redding, CA, USA

problem #13

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 #12

Sep 052000

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
Several times this Blazer will not start- I have had it to the dealer and was told they could not find anything wrong- this time I saw that when the Blazer was running and you turned on the headlights it would die and you would have to jump it to get it started again- the interier lights would come on while driving (for no reason)- at one point the a C stopped working- the problems started a few years ago but the dealer could never find anything wrong.

- Springfield, IL, USA

problem #11

Sep 102000

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
No summary

- Mcdonough, GA, USA

problem #10

Jun 282000

Blazer 4WD

  • miles

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

Battery will not hold charge, battery acid leaking from battery, positive battery terminal frozen to bolt cannot be removed, battery holder damaged from acid, additional acid damage may also be found upon dealer inspection. Case file opened with Chevrolet file# C00769550

- Aurora, IL, USA

problem #9

Feb 142000

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
Battery is leaking acid and is causing corrosion, and eating away at the connectors. Dealer has not seen vehicle.

- Speedway, IN, USA

problem #8

Dec 161999

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Battery leaked acid spray onto the 4- wheel drive cable, which may have caused a fire.

- Cedarburg, WI, USA

problem #7

Jan 192000

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
Servo cable has internal defect due to battery acid leakage in fall of 99.

- Princeton, IL, USA

problem #6

Jan 202000

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles

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

Vehicle sat for 24hours, and battery willnot start vehicle. Also, brakes have to be replaced after 10 months due to wear.

- Palmerton, PA, USA

problem #5

Jun 241999

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
No summary listed for this vehicle.

- Redding, CA, USA

problem #4

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 #3

Aug 211998

Blazer

  • miles
Battery failed. Mjs

- Lookout Mo, GA, USA

problem #2

Jan 151999

Blazer

  • miles
Battery acid leaks over the 4- wheel drive cable located under battery plate; acid ate through cable, causing the 4- wheel drive to be inoperative. Vehicle taken to dealer, informed consumer of inoperative four -wheel drive. Dealer immediately informed consumer what the problem was, but could not repair it because the part was not in stock. This situation had to be ongoing for dealer to do corrections. Consumer has yet to be contacted by the dealer that the part is in. Believed this matter should be looked into for mfr. Defects. Thanks for help.

- Bernstadt, KY, USA

problem #1

Nov 131997

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When going up hill, the accelerator pedal left driver's foot and went to the floor. The engine revved and the Blazer took off. The vehicle was towed to a dealership. Dealership stated that the Blazer had a dead battery..

- Savannah, GA, USA

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