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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,266 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 windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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1996 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 152003


  • 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 #4

Apr 041999

(reported on)

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
I had to replace the front brakes and get new rotors after 30,000 miles. Brakes are very loose, takes a lot of pressure to get them to stop. Dealer said my brakes were worn out, and needed to be replaced just 15K miles after the first service. Anti-lock feature kicks in when I drive over potholes or ice, and did not use the brakes. Also, windshield wiper problem. Wipers stop working intermittently. Dealer replaced the motor. Dealer said motor had shorted out, but the problem started to occur again. When the wipers stop and later start, after manipulating the controls, the overhead digital temperature guage turns off and on. Power window stuck in down position. Has been replaced twice. These three electrical problems (wiper, window, digital guage) seem related as they all cause a battery drain as indicated through the volt meter. Battery went dead after 6 hour road trip. Approx 50K miles on vehicle at time. Had been running the A/C the whole time, which seemed to drain battery.

- Reston, VA, USA

problem #3

Nov 291997


  • 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 #2

May 061997

(reported on)


  • miles
When rolling up the power windows on both sides, the window does not line up with the door, instead the window raises up on the outside, past the tracking.

- Mason, OH, USA

problem #1

Mar 311996


  • miles
Rear windows. Vehicle vibration occurs when rolling one window down.

- Dallas, GA, USA

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