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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,310 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 suspension problems

suspension problem

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1996 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #9

Oct 032001

(reported on)

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Defective top and bottom ball joints.

- Greenville, MI, USA

problem #8

Oct 012001

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
Prior to recall, consumer had the lower ball joints replaced due to them being loose, when consumer first had them replaced she was informed by manufacturer there was no recall.

- Morris, PA, USA

problem #7

Sep 012001

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Recall #01V2000000 concerning lower ball joint boot. Consumer feels that this vehicle should be included in recall. Upper ball joint broke, almost causing an accident and cutting wheel into pieces, the other upper and both lower ball joints were weak.

- Jenkins, KY, USA

problem #6

Dec 232000

Blazer

  • miles

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

Steering started getting tight, had to jerk it to steer. Took vehicle to dealer, and they said that lower ball joints and idler arm were bad. Consumer replaced ball joints, and they only lasted for 38000 miles. They should have lasted longer than that.

- Montrose, CO, USA

problem #5

Feb 011999

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
EA99022, passenger side ball joint broke while driving causing a crash. Dealer had to replace the passenger and driver side ball joints. Common problem. Consumer was injured in accident.

- Franklin, WI, USA

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problem #4

Mar 171999

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
Both O2 sensors have been replaced (at seperate time in past 4 months). Upper/lower ball joints are in need of replacement. According to dealership (desantis Chevrolet) should have never passed inspection in April. Have had problem with ABS since purchase of the vehicle. First recall did nothing to fix problem. ABS can't tell difference from wet & dry pavement. ABS will kick in when slowing down on gravel at 20mph, but not at faster speeds on wet pavement.

- West Bridgewater, MA, USA

problem #3

Dec 301998

Blazer 4WD

  • miles

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

1) the front lower ball joints wore out prematurly causing the vehicle to wander as if it were misaligned. 2) front differential bearing on the 4X4 powertrain failed causing loss of 4X4 engagement.

- Granger, IN, USA

problem #2

Jun 151999

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
1&2) lower left ball joint and idler arm have been replaced, lower right ball joint is showing signs of wear and will require replacement in the near future. 3) 4X4 electric shift just failed last week. Preliminary troubleshooting indicates a #2 failure code which point to either the encoder/shift motor assembly or the transfer case control module (tccm). 4) this is a continuing problem. Whenever the gas gauge indicates 1/8 tank or less and the vehicle stands for more than 2 hours it is difficult to start. It takes 4-5 tries and requires that the gas pedal be pressed about 1/2 travel in order to start. When taken to the dealer for repair with a nearly empty gas tank, dealer claimed that they could not duplicate the problem. Yet, the day before the hard starting problem occured at least 6 times.

- W. Seneca, NY, USA

problem #1

Aug 291998

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
All four ball joints failed causing steering to be off, vehicle to wander and damage to other components. Nlm

- Warwick, RI, USA

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