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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 3 of 4)

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problem #22

Sep 301999

Blazer

  • miles

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

The transmission seals and gaskets had to be replaced at a very low mileage.

- Maitland, FL, USA

problem #21

Oct 071999

(reported on)

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
No summary

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #20

Jun 241999

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
No summary listed for this vehicle.

- Redding, CA, USA

problem #19

Mar 051999

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Transmission failed when consumer tried to backup.

- Chardon, OH, USA

problem #18

Sep 161996

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
Transmission failed.

- Pleasanton, CA, USA

problem #17

Jan 141999

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Water has been entering windshield nozzle & dripped onto the dip stick for the transmission, causing the transmission to slip. When dip stick was checked, it was rusted & corroded. Had taken to dealer & was informed nothing was wrong.

- Norcross, GA, USA

problem #16

Sep 231998

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Anti-freeze used in engine turns to a solid jell. It will not circulate through the lines. It's a 100,000 miles anti-freeze & it burned the engine. Vehicle would still run, but the fluid is rusty. Also, transmission is burned. Taking vehicle to dealer to have it checked.

- Altamon Springs, FL, USA

problem #15

Nov 291997

Blazer

  • miles
In 15 mos. This car has left me more than all others together !!! have lost thousands of dollars in income. Most unreliable unsafe car I've ever owned. I see hundreds of people in my feild of work and I tell them all not to get a Blazer !! it can't stay on the road and the co. Is unwilling to help. Very unhappy with the product and handling of complaint. Read E-mail sent to get the jest of problems this car has had. If my daughter or I die as a result of this faulty car you can be assured you will be sued !!! I've tryed to let someone know since 1-2 mos. After purchase that it was a problem. To no avail Chevy does'nt care !!!!!

- Aynor, SC, USA

problem #14

May 011998

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Leased vehicle. Vehicle was put in reverse and made a terrible noise. Transmission went out. Vehicle towed. Dealer contacted and not under warranty. Repairs were done at consumer's cost..et.

- Marcus Hook, PA, USA

problem #13

Dec 171998

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
Rust has appeared in the transmission fluid due to a problem that occurred within the tube that houses the dip stick, which could cause the transmission to malfunction.

- Ovilla, TX, USA

problem #12

Sep 181998

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Transmission failure.

- West Chest, OH, USA

problem #11

Sep 061997

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
Continued powertrain noise, replacement of transmiision mount, front wheel bearings and U-joint, however did not rectify noise. Mjs

- Killeen, TX, USA

problem #10

Aug 011996

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission failed three times to engage, once resulting in loss of control, almost caused an accident.

- Norristown, PA, USA

problem #9

Aug 301996

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission slipping when weather becomes hot the problem gets worse. Attempting to pass someone vehicle may slowly accelerate, and may not even start from stop signstraffic lights. Also cooling fan clutch lockes at 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Removing H.P. from engine so there is not enough power to accelerate vehicle. Fire burned A/C compressor/clutch.

- Mcallan, TX, USA

problem #8

Aug 051996

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brakes: Since owning the vehicle, it has been towed three times for transmission. Transmission replaced once, computer chip for transmission, but they say there is nothing wrong with transmission. Engine check light is constantly coming on, and the light for the ABS is also coming on.

- Nutley, NJ, USA

problem #7

Jun 231997

(reported on)

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle moves forward when in reverse/stalls.

- New Tazewell, TN, USA

problem #6

Jun 301997

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driivng vehicle about 45 mph, vehicle shifted itself from 2 wheel drive into 4 wheel drive and driver lost control of vehicle and crashed into a concrete embankment. The vehicle is being repaired.

- Blue Springs, MO, USA

problem #5

Jun 061997

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Under normal vehicle operation transmission disengages and would not return into gear.

- Manska, PA, USA

problem #4

Apr 211997

Blazer

  • miles
While driving about (65) mph in two-wheel drive setting, the vehicle changed into four- wheel high all by itself and could not change out of it. Vehicle is at dealership being repaired.

- Chaffee, MO, USA

problem #3

Jun 011996

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission failed.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

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