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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,433 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

problem #10

Sep 092006

Blazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,000 miles

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

Ball joint on passenger side failed with no warning. Vehicle has under 75,000 and has been well maintained.

- Alsip, IL, USA

problem #9

Oct 152003

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • 71,331 miles
Brake failure. Brake work done several times including recall of ABS. Which is not included in repair cost. The vehicle was involved in an accident on July 9 2002. The brakes failed without warning at slow speed on surface street resulting in a three car collision one vehicle was totaled. Accident costs not included. Minor injury to drivers of two of the vehicles. Contacted GM and was told that recall work had been done and so would not take any responsiblily etc. Vehicle has been parked since as unable to verify what actual problem is. Brakes failed again when the autobody repair shop took it in for brake check prior to returning to us.

- Santa Rosa, CA, USA

problem #8

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 #7

Aug 142002

Blazer

  • miles

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

The upper and lower ball joints failed.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #6

Nov 022002

(reported on)

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
Driving under the legal speed limit I swered to my left, I heard a noise from under the front end I over corrected the turn and turned left and became airborn rolling 3 times then spinning on the roof, then another car slamed into me.

- Cranbury, NJ, USA

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problem #5

Aug 302002

Blazer

  • miles
While driving at normal speed two front wheels suddenly went to right, and consumer hit a stone wall.

- Dallas, PA, USA

problem #4

Feb 011996

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While driving, vehicle veers to the left, as if out of alignment. Upon putting foot on brakes to slow down, vehicle did not stop. Consumer had an accident, there were two injuries. Consumer states rear axle seal is leaky, when stopping vehicle or slowing, the brake pedal gives way, air bag failed.

- New York, NY, USA

problem #3

Jun 062000

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
This could have been a fatal accident if it occurred on a highway at a greater rate of speed as the SUV would have rolled-over.

- Ossining, NY, USA

problem #2

Nov 051998

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
While driving 55 mph or above the vehicle vibrates in the steering column area cause unknown. Dealer cannot identify the problem.

- Huntington Station, NY, USA

problem #1

Aug 221997

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle experiences vibration in the front end of the vehicle.

- Miamisburg, OH, USA

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