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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,300 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1996 Chevrolet Blazer suspension problems

suspension problem

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1996 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #9

Sep 301999

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles

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

While driving 50 mp upper ball joint broke, causing loss of control cause unknown.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #8

Sep 141999

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
While driving 50 mph the upper right ball joint broke, causing wheel to split, resulting in loss of control.

- Clairendon, VT, USA

problem #7

Sep 041998

Blazer

  • miles
When driving at any speed there is a loud banging noise coming from the front suspension of the vehicle, and there is shaking within the steering wheel due to the upper control arm/ ball joint wearing out. It had to be replaced.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #6

Aug 291998

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

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

- Warwick, RI, USA

problem #5

Apr 291999

Blazer

  • miles
Upper ball joint pulled out of the socket, causing spindle to fall and cut the rim in half, resulting in a loss of tire. The dealer would not replace because the warranty had expired.

- Aslip, FL, USA

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problem #4

Mar 121999

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
Upper left ball joint broke, causing the wheel to fall off the vehicle.

- Benson, NC, USA

problem #3

Jan 051999

Blazer 4WD

  • miles

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

Upper left front ball joint broke, dealer claims lack of maint. We have records showing vehicle was serviced every 5000 miles. Including complete front end lube. GM will not reimburse or admit to any fault do to the warranty was not applicable. Public should be aware of Chevy Blazer ball joints breaking and wheels falling off at high speeds. Safety should always come first. GM should acknowledge this.

- Waukesha, WI, USA

problem #2

Sep 131997

Blazer

  • miles
The front ball joint broke, causing the driver's and passenger's wheels to fall off, causing an accident.

- Cedar Grove, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jan 231997

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
Owner states that front upper arm/ball joint failure caused her wheel to come off, owner fears for her safety.

- Canmore Ab P1w1y1, 00, USA

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