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7.2

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,875 miles

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1996 Chevrolet Blazer windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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1996 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments (Page 1 of 4)

problem #79

Mar 142006

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Have 96 Blazer with intermittent windshield wipers----dealer refused to repair and said that there is a 70,000 mile limit.

- Billings , MT, USA

problem #78

Mar 252004

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Windshield wipers... recentley I have been having many problems with the wipers working. The other night I was in tionesta pa. Driving up a mountain in a bad rain storm...the wipers completely stopped and this time I could not get them to come back on. I hit my brakes just in time before I went down over the mountain. Since I can not drive this vehicle. It has been raining and the wipers now do not work. I checked on recalls and seen that my vehicle was on the list for windshield wiper defects. How do I get this problem resolved?

- Hubbard, OH, USA

problem #77

Jun 302003

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
On certain minivans, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles with certain model-engine combinations the windshield wiper motor may fail due to cracked solder joints on the controller circuit board. The windshield wipers could work intermittently or not at all. Vehicle description: Mini vans. Some of these vehicles fail to comply with requirements of FMVSS no. 208, "occupant crash protection." The "fasten safety-belt" audible warning occasionally may not come on or may terminate in less than four seconds as required by the standard. The consumer had the same problem as stated in the recall. The dealership replaced the wiper motor.

- Woodstock, MD, USA

problem #76

May 252002

Blazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,000 miles

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

Consumer was told the vehicle was not included in the recall for defective windshield wiper motors. Even though the vehicle experienced the same problems.

- Valley Stream, NY, USA

problem #75

Apr 122003

Blazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,800 miles
While driving, the windshield wipers worked intermittently. Dealer notified.

- Hellam, PA, USA

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problem #74

Jun 102003

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
Windshield wiper motor experienced the same defect as stated in recall 03 V 159 000, but this vehicle is not included in recall due to VIN.

- Aurora, IL, USA

problem #73

Jan 022003

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 87,734 miles

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

Dealer replaced heater core due to leak and found sludge in cooling system (dex cool). Heater core replaced and system flushed 4 times. Heater core replaced again on 1/19/03, water pump replaced in 2/03. Radiator has large leak 5/22/03. Sludge visible in radiator and overflow bottle. Dealer/GM indicates problem with sludge build up caused by owner not maintaining system. Head gasket replaced in 2001 and windshield wiper circuit board in 2001 (bad solder joint) - GM indicated the windshield wiper problem not associated with VIN number. All costs out of pocket.

- Roseville, CA, USA

problem #72

Feb 012003

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving in inclement weather the windshield wipers failed intermittently. (especially in the rain)

- Binghamton, NY, USA

problem #71

Apr 222003

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles
I've been told that Chevrolet Blazer 97 and newer have been recalled for bad wiper motors. I own a 96 Chevrolet Blazer and need to replace it also. This has been occurring off and on now for 6 months, I thought it was the fuse at first, swapped vehicles, etc... now I've been told that there was a recall on the 97's, however, I'll need to pay for my repair. Sounds like the same problem to me. I don't know why they aren't all recalled.

- Hazleton, PA, USA

problem #70

Apr 152003

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,600 miles
The windshield wipers on my 1996 Chevy Blazer stopped unexpectedly. I contacted two Chevy dealers about the problem. Each said the problem was common, but only 1997 Blazer are under recall. My 1996 Blazer has the same mechanism as the 1997 Blazer. I wrote to Chevrolet and was told only 1997's were under recall, which I already knew. I would like this defective equipment replaced. This can cause an accident.

- Wolcott, CT, USA

problem #69

Oct 202003

Blazer

  • 88,000 miles

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

The vehicle wipers failed intermittently. One occasion the wipers stopped working while it was raining. The dealer has been contacted.

- Alexandria City, AL, USA

problem #68

Jun 132002

Blazer

  • 115,000 miles
Consumer stated vehicle's windshield wipers come on intermittently. Dealer notified. Please provide additional information.

- Barboursville, WV, USA

problem #67

Aug 012000

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,000 miles
The wipers stopped. The problem was with the plastic circuit board on the wiper motor. The dealer claimed that the vehicle was not in the scope of the original recall. The consumer had experienced the exact situation with another Chevrolet truck (1994). Scc

- Altoona, PA, USA

problem #66

Nov 022001

Blazer

  • miles
Front windshield wipers failed to operate sometimes.

- Crestview, FL, USA

problem #65

Jun 132001

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
Consumer states vehicle experiences periodic failures of the windshield wipers, this has been intolerable in damp weather and after car washes, dealer has been unsuccessful in correcting the problem.

- Schenectady, NY, USA

problem #64

Jun 232002

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Windshield wiper motor will go out while driving. Dealer notified. The windshield wipers may or may not always turn on. They will go out while driving, then they may turn back on after a period of time.

- Sturgeon, WI, USA

problem #63

Jul 162002

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
Intermittently windshield wipers become inoperable, causing poor visibility. A recall has issued on similar vehicles; however, this vehicle is not included due to VIN. Manufacturer has been noticed.

- Statington, PA, USA

problem #62

May 152002

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Windshield wipers work intermittently. Dealer and manufacturer were notified. The wipers were not working at all. Consumer had to drive without working wipers. Consumer was informed that there is a recall for this defect but this vehicle is not affected due to VIN. Consumer wound up paying out of pocket for the repairs.

- Saint Louis Park, MN, USA

problem #61

May 152002

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving and using window wipers they malfunctioned. Dealer has been notified. Mechanic has confirmed there was a recall 98V150001, however, this vehicle did not fall under recall due to VIN.

- Sunnyside, NY, USA

problem #60

Jun 132002

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
While driving and using windshield wipers they became inoperative, resulting in driver developing a blurry sight. Dealer has been notified. Mechanic stated there was recall. 98V150001; however, consumer's vehicle did not fall under recall due to VIN.

- Glastonbury, CT, USA

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