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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,000 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 steering problems

steering problem

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1996 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments

problem #5

Jun 132009


  • 216,000 miles


The front tires are worn, and I have been told that I need upper and lower ball joints. I have had these replaced in the past. This is a continual repair and getting costly. I called GM and they told me there was a recall but because of the time that has past that it is no longer covered. I am in fear of getting in an accident driving the way it is. It is very unsafe. I was told also that I need idler arm replacements.

- Pewaukee, WI, USA

problem #4

Aug 102004

Blazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles
I have a 1996 Chevrolet Blazer with about 60,000 miles on it. I have already had to replace the front end parts about 4-5 times. With out fixing this everytime it would be impossible to drive the car. The steering becomes loose, and there is much play in the steering wheel.

- Methuen, MA, USA

problem #3

Jan 052002

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 99,000 miles
Windshield wipers front & rear failed, water pump quit, drive shaft broke, ball joints right front broke, heater quit, air conditioner quit. Drivers side rear view mirror fell off, steering problems, brake problems, universal joints worn out, cracked front rotors, etc.

- Elkview, WV, USA

problem #2

Nov 011997


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Power steering failed.

- Laughlin Afb, TX, USA

problem #1

Jan 011997


  • miles
Intermittently, while coming to a stop to make a turn, the steering wheel becomes uncontrollable and there is no braking ability. Dealer is unable to state problem.

- Deerfield Beach, FL, USA

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