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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,585 miles

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1996 Chevrolet Blazer transmission problems

transmission problem

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1996 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments (Page 2 of 4)

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problem #42

Sep 042000

Blazer 4WD

  • miles

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

No summary

- Campbellsport, WI, USA

problem #41

Jan 011998

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
This was reported previously as engine coolant problem.this one's correct

- Bloomington, MN, USA

problem #40

Feb 262000

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
We have experienced transmission problems starting in 12/98. At this time, our truck was still under warranty, and we mentioned that the transmission was slipping when our truck was serviced at wilton motors. The mechanics insisted it was fine. In fact, we are not even sure if they checked since our service invoice indicates that checking the transmission was a "deleted operation". on 2/25/00, the transmission failed while driving on the highway. It was constantly slipping and could not handle highway speeds (the truck was having trouble shifting gears and made a grinding noise). We brought the truck into an independent specialist on 3/2/00. The entire transmission needed to be rebuilt and several bands were replaced. The entire repair cost $1,800. We were not satisfied with the service at the GM dealership, and were concerned that they would now find a problem with the transmission and charge an even higher amount than an independent specialist. At this point, our truck was no longer under warranty. However, we felt the problem had developed while the truck was still covered under warranty, and the GM mechanics failed to find the problem. We have filed a complaint with General Motors on 4/12, a complaint with the better business bureau on 6/12, and are now filing a complaint with NHTSA. We have spoken with other owners of 1995 and 1996 Blazer, and many have complained of transmission problems. We are hoping that GM realizes there is a problem with this part and will investigate other complaints on the transmission. We have already had 5 recalls for our 1996 Blazer, and we are hoping there will be a recall for the transmission.

- Norwalk, CT, USA

problem #39

Jul 121999

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

I have owned the vehicle 4 months and have had to have 2 transmissions replaced, GMC has had more time with my Blazer than I have.

- Grand Rapids, MI, USA

problem #38

Mar 012000

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The dip stick for the tranmission is rusted, and is causing a transmission failure. Dealer refused to replace stick because not under warrenty.

- Durham, NC, USA

problem #37

Mar 012000

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The dip stick for the tranmission is rusted and is causeing a transmission failure. Dealer refused to replace stick because not under warrenty.

- Durham, NC, USA

problem #36

Mar 152000

(reported on)

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Tube and dip stick houses to tube to the transmission rusted which could eventally cause transmission failure.

- Durham, NC, USA

problem #35

Mar 012000

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The dip stick for the tranmission is rusted, and is causing a transmission failure. Dealer refused to replace stick because not under warrenty.

- Durham, NC, USA

problem #34

Dec 011999

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While traveling unable to shift gears. Povide further details. Dealer notified and refused to repair unless cost goes to consumer.

- Ontario, CA, USA

problem #33

Dec 191999

Blazer 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Erratic performance of ABS has caused consumer to downshift in order to stop vehicle which in time, has affected transmission. Transmisson needed to be replaced. It took 45 days for the vehicle to be repaired, and the consumer had to pay for most of the costly repairs. Consumer wants to be reimbursed.

- Gillette, NJ, USA

problem #32

Oct 011998

Blazer 4WD

  • miles

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

Transmission replaced by owner 4X4 not working

- Mansfield, GA, USA

problem #31

Jan 052000

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission dip sticks and tubes are rusted. Metallic rust is leading to transmission failure.

- Madison, WI, USA

problem #30

Dec 151999

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I've owned 25 vehicles, its time to switch to a Dodge. No safety defect (s) mentioned.

- Gulfport, MS, USA

problem #29

Dec 171999

(reported on)

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle did not go into reverse. Dealer has repaired the vehicle.

- 1folsom, CA, USA

problem #28

Dec 041999

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
While driving home from the airport I noticed the sos light was illuminated, I stoped the Blazer and checked the oil level it was okay. Upon starting and when the transmission shifted to 2nd gear it slammed on the shift. After taking it to the dealer, they told me thar I would have to have it rebuilt. I asked the mechanic that serviced the truck what failed he told me that water was found in the transmission and that rust was the problem, after asking him how it got there he told me that GMC was having problems with the transmission dip stick tube and that they were leaking water to the transmission, and a service bulletin # 99-07-30-004 was out on the truck and if they did not do the work asap that this is what hade caused many failures. Repair cost is $1400.

- North Adams, MA, USA

problem #27

Nov 081999

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Was driving vehicle when it took off. Gears had changed, but later failed to work. Vehicle started to slow down. Was making a whinning noise. Took vehicle to mechanic & was informed that transmission went out & would check for the cause.

- Vale, NC, USA

problem #26

Aug 311999

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While leaving a traffic light the car died. This could have caused an accident.

- Colts Neck, NJ, USA

problem #25

Jan 011997

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #24

Nov 031999

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Dip stick within the transmission rusted.

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #23

Nov 031999

(reported on)

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
I have had two major problems with this vehicle since it's purchase date. The transmission has experienced two major failures and the dealer said he replaced them both times. I have continued to experience shifting problems and occassional lockup of the transmission when shifting from park to drive. The transmission dip stick and filler tube have had to be replaced twice for rust which leads me to believe that engine cooolant is getting into the transmission fluid. The second problem is naturally the ABS brake system. This is the sorriest excuse for brakes on a vehicle that I have seen. I must almost stand on the brake pedal with excessive pressure to get the vehicle to stop. I also experienced premature brake pad wear out on the front which damage the rotors. Chevrolet refused to fix this under warranty even though the vehicle only had 20,000 miles on it. The ABS system locks up sometimes when I push hard on the brakes. I have experienced several near accidents because of the poor braking system on this vehicle. I would appreciate any help you could be to leverage Chevrolet to correct these problems.

- Cary, NC, USA

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