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Average Mileage:
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1996 Chevrolet Blazer steering problems

steering problem

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1996 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 222004

(reported on)

Blazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


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

Mar 012001

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
Steering became hard to steer even though power steering. I was told by dealer P/S pump was leaking and lack of fluid made steering difficult. I feel with the low milage of 53,000 this should not be a problem and could have resulted in more severe problems if pump had completely leaked empty causing loss of power steering.

- Claymont, DE, USA

problem #3

Dec 201999


  • miles
Consumer tried to stop at an intersection and idler pulley/serpentine belts were replaced. Then, steering locked up, and brakes failed, consumer stated that recall 98V193000 concerning ABS brakes was never done.

- Greece, NY, USA

problem #2

Nov 291997


  • 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

Feb 021998


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Power steering pump shaft seal failed.

- Mcdonough, GA, USA

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