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Recall List for the 1996 Chevrolet Blazer

Official recalls have been issued for the 1996 Chevrolet Blazer by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions.

Recalls don't cost you anything to get fixed, but most are time-limited, so if your car is affected you should call your local Chevrolet service department immediately!

If you have questions about a recall, write down your VIN & then call Chevrolet customer service.

  1. 1996 Chevrolet Blazer EXTERIOR LIGHTING NHTSA Campaign #09E012000

    • Date Announced: APRIL 07, 2009
    • Vehicles Affected: 16,270

    Summary: Sabersport is recalling 16,270 combination corner and bumper lamp assemblies of various part numbers sold for use as aftermarket equipment for various passenger vehicles. These headlamps fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment." These lamps do not contain the required amber side reflectors.

    Consequence: Decreased lighting visibility may result in a vehicle crash.

    Actions: Sabersport will notify owners and offer a full refund for the noncompliant combination lamps. The safety recall began on May 11, 2009. Owners may contact sabersport at 1-909-598-7589. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #09E012000 »

  2. 1996 Chevrolet Blazer FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE NHTSA Campaign #06E043000

    • Date Announced: MAY 19, 2006
    • Vehicles Affected: 88,303

    Summary: Certain replacement fuel filters, fram brand name P/N G3727, with date codes X52911 through X60801 sequentially or X600141 and a Mexico country or origin marking on the fuel filter housing manufactured from October 18, 2005, through March 21, 2006, sold for use on the vehicles listed above and on certain school buses. (to see the school bus engine sizes, click on "document search" and then "bus applications"). the connector on the fuel filter was not manufactured to honeywell's specification. As a result, the O-ring may not seat correctly on the fuel line.

    Consequence: This condition may cause an inadequate seal at the connection, potentially leading to a fuel leak. In the presence of an ignition source, a fire could occur.

    Actions: Honeywell will notify owners and replace the fuel filters free of charge. The recall began on October 18, 2006. Owners may contact fram customer service at 1-800-890-2075 (option 1). For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #06E043000 »

  3. 1996 Chevrolet Blazer EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS NHTSA Campaign #06E023000

    • Date Announced: MARCH 13, 2006
    • Vehicles Affected: 292,000

    Summary: Certain anzo combination headlamp assemblies sold as replacement lamps for use on certain passenger vehicles. Some combination lamps are not equipped with amber side reflectors which fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment."

    Consequence: Without the amber reflectors, the vehicle will be poorly illuminated, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash.

    Actions: Anzo will notify owners and replace the headlamps free of charge. The recall began May 9, 2006. Owners may contact anzo usa at 909-468-3688. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #06E023000 »

  4. 1996 Chevrolet Blazer VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER NHTSA Campaign #03V159000

    • Date Announced: APRIL 28, 2003
    • Vehicles Affected: 1,755,876

    Summary: On certain minivans, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles with certain model-engine combinations, the windshield wiper motor may fail due to cracked solder joints on the controller circuit board. The windshield wipers could work intermittently or not at all.

    Consequence: If this were to occur during bad weather, driver visibility would be reduced, which could result in a crash.

    Actions: Dealers will replace the wiper motor circuit board and cover. Owner notification began on June 19, 2003. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020, GMC at 1-800-462-8782, or Oldsmobile at 1-800-442-6537. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #03V159000 »

  5. 1996 Chevrolet Blazer SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:UPPER BALL JOINT NHTSA Campaign #01I018000

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 04, 2001
    • Vehicles Affected:

    Summary: This is not a safety recall in accordance with the Safety Act. However, it is deemed a safety improvement campaign by the Agency. Vehicle description: 1996-1997 4-wheel drive Chevrolet Blazer, GMC jimmy, and Oldsmobile Bravada sport utility vehicles. Some owners have had to pay for replacement of the upper ball joints that have separated. GM is providing a special policy to these owners to cover upper ball joint replacement if the customer followed the recommended maintenance schedule for the chassis lubrication and the vehicle still required the replacement of the upper ball joints due to separation.

    Consequence: This could cause a loss of steering control of the vehicle.

    Actions: GM has decided to conduct a customer satisfaction campaign to replace the upper ball joints on affected vehicles. This special policy is for a period of 8 years or 100,000 miles, whichever occurs first, from the date the vheicle was originally placed in service, regardless of ownership. The upper ball joint replacement, due to separation, will be made at no charge to the customer during this period. Owners can contact Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020, GMC at 1-800-862-4389, or Oldsmobile at 1-800-442-6537, concerning this program. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #01I018000 »

  6. 1996 Chevrolet Blazer SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:UPPER BALL JOINT NHTSA Campaign #01V200000

    • Date Announced: JUNE 28, 2001
    • Vehicles Affected: 48,600

    Summary: On certain sport utility vehicles originally sold in or currently registered in the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wisconsin, and in the District of Columbia. Failure of an upper control arm ball joint assembly could occur due to corrosion.

    Consequence: This can result in impaired steering or steering loss, or a partial or complete collapse of the front suspension, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Dealers will replace both upper ball joints. Owner notification began September 4, 2001. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020, GMC at 1-800-462-8782, or Oldsmobile at 1-800-442-6537. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #01V200000 »

  7. 1996 Chevrolet Blazer SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK NHTSA Campaign #99I006000

    • Date Announced: JULY 19, 1999
    • Vehicles Affected: 2,400,000

    Summary: This is not a safety recall in accordance with the Safety Act. However, it is deemed a safety improvement campaign by the Agency. Vehicle description: Certain light duty pickup trucks, sport utility vehicles, or minivans equipped with 3-sensor ABS (antilock braking system) ebc4 units.

    Consequence: These vehicles can experience extended stopping distances during ABS stops on certain multiple surfaces, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Dealers will modify the computer program which operates the ABS unit on some vehicles, or replace the computer on others to improve the performance of the ABS on these surfaces. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #99I006000 »

  8. 1996 Chevrolet Blazer SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK NHTSA Campaign #99V193000

    • Date Announced: JULY 19, 1999
    • Vehicles Affected: 1,125,749

    Summary: Vehicle description: Certain 4-wheel drive pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles equipped with ABS (antilock braking system) manufactured from September 1989 through August 1996. Under certain driving conditions the switch which signals the ABS system whether the vehicle is in 2-wheel or 4-wheel drive can malfunction causing increased stopping distances during ABS stops while in the two-wheel drive mode.

    Consequence: If this occurred at a time when minimum stopping distance was required, a vehicle crash could occur without prior warning.

    Actions: Dealers will replace or repair the 4-wheel/2-wheel drive switch. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #99V193000 »

  9. 1996 Chevrolet Blazer VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER NHTSA Campaign #98V150001

    • Date Announced: JULY 01, 1998
    • Vehicles Affected: 1,557,585

    Summary: Vehicle description: Light duty pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles, 2 and 4-wheel drive. Solder joints near the wiring harness connector can crack causing the windshield wipers to work intermittently.

    Consequence: This condition can result in inoperative wipers, reducing a driver's visibility, and increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

    Actions: Dealers will replace the wiper motor circuit board and cover. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #98V150001 »

  10. 1996 Chevrolet Blazer SEAT BELTS NHTSA Campaign #97V096001

    • Date Announced: JUNE 12, 1997
    • Vehicles Affected: 586,058

    Summary: Vehicle description: Extended cab pickup trucks equipped with 60/40 front bench seats and extended cab pickup trucks and 2-door utility vehicles equipped with manual locking recliner bucket seats. The outboard safety belt webbing on the driver's and/or passenger's seat can separate during a frontal impact.

    Consequence: If a separation occurred and there were secondary crash events or vehicle rollover, there would be no belt restraint of the occupant and increased injuries could occur.

    Actions: Dealers will install a protective cover over the recliner mechanism. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #97V096001 »

  11. 1996 Chevrolet Blazer FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY NHTSA Campaign #96V234000

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 14, 1996
    • Vehicles Affected: 432,183

    Summary: Vehicle description: 4-door, 4-wheel drive and all-wheel drive multi-purpose passenger vehicles. During development testing, the prop shaft contacted the inboard side of the fuel tank allowing fuel leakage. This leakage was in excess of the amount permitted by FMVSS 301, "fuel system integrity."

    Consequence: If an ignition source is present, and there is a fuel leak, a fire could occur.

    Actions: Dealers will install additional shielding of the fuel tank. This will be added without removing or disassembling the fuel system. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #96V234000 »

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