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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
42 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
33 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,357 miles

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1996 Chevrolet Blazer seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1996 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #42

Nov 042006

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,000 miles

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

I own a 1996 Chevy Blazer. My granddaughter was driving in wet weather, lost control of the vehicle and slammed into a rock cliff. The car is totaled and I am concerned because the airbag did not deploy. I believe the impact was strong enough that they should have deployed. It was a front end collision and she was going approximately 25 miles per hour. Although she was not going fast, the impact was very hard, enough to total the car. The whole front end was destroyed. She was very lucky that she was not seriously hurt, but I am concerned that if it had been a different situation that she could have been fatally wounded if the air bag did not deploy.

- Oregon City, OR, USA

problem #41

Oct 012004

Blazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Contact stated drivers side airbag failed to deploy on two separate occasions. The first incidentoccurred in October, 2003. Contact's vehicle was almost at a complete stop when it was hit in the rear end by a vehicle going approximately 45-50 mph. The service dealer could not find the problem with the airbag as to why it did not deploy. On the second occasion in October, 2004, contact's vehicle hit another vehicle in the rear part while going about 40-45 mph, because the brakes to stop his vehicle. A certified mechanic stated it was a malfunction in the airbag system. The dealership ran a diagnostic test to determine the cause of the airbag problem, but could not determine what the cause for non deployment of the airbag.

- Hialeah, FL, USA

problem #40

Oct 012004

Blazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,000 miles
The problem began in March 1996. The vehicle has an air bag light that stays on. Had a front end collision in October 2004, and air bags did not deploy. The speed at the time of impact was 45 mph. No airbags at all deployed, vehicle is equipped with the driver's air bag only. Occupant was wearing seat belt. Air bag light was on prior to accident. Dealership is not able to identify or repair the air bag light that stays on. There are invoices.

- Hialeah, FL, USA

problem #39

Oct 012004

Blazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,000 miles

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

The consumer was involved in an accident and the air bag failed to deploy. The consumer was traveling 40-45 mph at the time of accident. The air bag light was on at time of accident. Frontal impact occurred. The consumer was wearing his seat belt at the time of impact. In wet conditions, the brakes did not grab and the consumer experienced extended stopping distance. Consumer states that the air bag system has always been a problem every since the purchase of the vehicle. Consumer feels that this is a safety issue and it need to be addressed. Vehicle is out of warranty and can not be repaired because of it.

- Hialeah, FL, USA

problem #38

Dec 032004

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,000 miles
While driving 55 mph consumer's vehicle was involved in a collision. It struck a retaining cement wall. Upon impact, air bags did not deploy. The impact caused the consumer to strike the steering wheel, cracking it.

- Lincoln Park, MI, USA

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problem #37

Jan 022002

Blazer

  • miles
While driving, consumer came upon some black ice, consumer lost control of the vehicle and hit a concrete barrier head on, the impact was so hard that it pushed the front end of the vehicle in about 2 feet, however the driver side air bag failed to deploy, consumer suffered neck and back trauma.

- Elkview, WV, USA

problem #36

Oct 102000

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While driving 45 mph, another vehicle pulled out in front. Driver applied brakes, but hit and T-boned other vehicle. Driver's airbag did not deploy. Driver suffered severe injuries.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #35

Dec 212001

Blazer

  • miles
Vehicle was involved in frontal collision at 20 mph. Upon impact, air bags did not deploy. Please provide further details if needed.

- Woonsocket, RI, USA

problem #34

Dec 212001

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 20 mph, steering wheel locked, causing driver to lose control of vehicle, resulting in a collision. Consumer stated the brakes also failed, airbag failed to deploy, and power steering fluid was also leaking.

- Woonsocket, RI, USA

problem #33

Jul 072001

Blazer

  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a direct frontal collision at 60mph.upon impact, air bags did not deploy, resulting in minor injuries to driver. Please provide additional information.

- Maple Park, IL, USA

problem #32

Jan 172001

Blazer

  • miles

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

Vehicle hit a utility pole at 45mph, and airbags did not deploy. Dealer has inspected vehicle.

- Pineville, NC, USA

problem #31

Nov 182000

Blazer

  • miles
While driving 35mph on dry pavement, going through intersection, had head-on collision. Air bag did not deploy, and driver/passenger sustained neck and back injuries.

- Killeen, TX, USA

problem #30

Sep 052000

Blazer

  • miles
Vehicle experienced a frontal impact with a phone pole at 20 mph or more. Upon impact, driver's air bag did not deploy but the vehicle was damaged. Manufacturer notified.

- Sterling, VA, USA

problem #29

Nov 091998

Blazer

  • miles
Was driving 45mph on wet road when another vehicle cut in front. Applied brakes & slid into rear of vehicle. Upon impact with other vehicle, air bags failed to deploy. Problem repaired. Second time, road dry & applied brakes quickly. Heard squealing of brakes & tires. Brakes (ABS) failed to stop vehicle. Ran into ambulance. Once again air bags failed to deploy. Went to emergency room for treatment.

- Dixie, WV, USA

problem #28

Dec 161999

Blazer

  • miles
Consumer was driving at approximately 35 mph and was hit by another vehicle head-on front passeneger's side, causing vehicle to go through a brick wall. Upon impact, dual airbags did not deploy, causing serious injuries. Consumer had to be air lifted to hospital into a trauma unit. Seatbelts were worn at the time.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #27

Dec 131999

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Driverside airbag failed to deploy during collision resulting in injury.

- Montrose, CO, USA

problem #26

Dec 131999

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a frontal crash while driving 20mph and hit the bottom of a ravine. Upon impact, driver's side airbag did not deploy. Dealer has seen vehicle, and said it did not affect the sensors.

- Montrose, CO, USA

problem #25

Dec 131999

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a frontal crash while driving 20mph and hit the bottom of a ravine. Upon impact, driver's side airbag did not deploy. Dealer has seen vehicle, and said it did not affect the sensors.

- Montrose, CO, USA

problem #24

Dec 311999

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 30 mph had a direct frontal impact, and driver's airbag did not deploy which caused serious injuries to occupant.

- Lake Villa, IL, USA

problem #23

Dec 311999

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 30 mph had a direct frontal impact, and driver's airbag did not deploy which caused serious injuries to occupant.

- Lake Villa, IL, USA

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