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7.4

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,015 miles

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1996 Chevrolet Blazer windows / windshield problems

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1996 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments (Page 1 of 4)

problem #67

Feb 282007

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

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

GM has a safety recall on my 1996 Blazer that they will not honor for me. They have indicated the recall was a long time ago and my car is 10 years old. I had the exact problem for the last 5-6 years or more, but never received a notice, and never got it fixed. I was aware of the problem and took measures and limited my driving when it might be a problem. I felt comfortable with the problem as low risk when I drive. Now I am selling the car as is. I feel there could be a safety hazard if someone else is driving that is not as aware and cautious as I am. The recall is the windshield washer motor is intermittent. Sometimes the wipers won't work. This has been scary in a down pour and when a passing car splashed a muddy wave on the windshield while I was driving in traffic. I have been using rain-X or driving my wifes car when it is raining. I have had the car in to the dealer a couple of times after the recall and even had them look at it once. They never notified me of the recall. This is a GM recognized safety issue that they should correct (at least once) regardless how old my car is. A the original owner, I should have the right to one free repair, and can cash it in anytime. Please let me know if you can help me. Otherwise will notify whoever I sell the car to, and hope they don't have an accident.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #66

Aug 172006

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 197,000 miles
: the contact stated the windshield wipers did not work. The windshield wipers worked intermittently prior to the incident. There was a NHTSA recall, # 03V159000, regarding the visibility: Windshield wiper/washer. The vehicle was not included in the recall due to the VIN.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #65

May 142003

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
The ABS light illuminated and there was a smell of gas. The manufacturer has been contacted and there was a recall on these items and they have been repaired per the manufacturer. The windshield wiper motor was intermittent, the hatchback light was intermittent and the internal light was intermittent. Recall# 03V159000 and 96V234000.

- Norman, OK, USA

problem #64

Dec 062003

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Good morning, I am writing in regards to the issue outlined below. I have cut and pasted the email I received from General Motors in regards to my inquiry about intermittent wipers on our 1996 S-10 Blazer. As I emailed back to General Motors, our vehicle has over 70,000 miles (exclusion of special policy 02054); however, I a few concerns: 1) General Motors replaced a defective part with another defective part. 2) General Motors is using the age/mileage of a vehicle to avoid replacing a defective item that is a major safety issue - causing reduced visibility. I would appreciate your clarification on this issue. Thank you for your assistance! best regards, charles beck email from General Motors: Thank you for contacting the Chevrolet customer assistance center. We appreciate your owning a 1996 Blazer and we apologize for your dissatisfaction and frustration over the repairs that have been needed on the windshield wipers. Your Blazer was included in the recall for the windshield wipers that was issued in 1998. This repair was completed on your vehicle in December of 1998. Now it appears that your Blazer may be included in special policy #02054, which covers wiper failure due to a cracked circuit board: Some customers of 1996-1997 Chevrolet Blazer, S10 pickup vehicles not involved in recall 98043 may experience a windshield wiper failure due to cracked solder joints on the controller circuit board. This special policy covers the condition described above for a period of 7 years or 70,000 miles (112,000 km), whichever occurs first, from the date the vehicle was originally placed in service, regardless of ownership, or for those vehicles currently outside of this coverage, until February 29, 2004. The repairs will be made at no charge to the customer. We have created a computer file, 1-172249532, to notate your concerns.

- Kearney, NE, USA

problem #63

Sep 222003

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
My windshield wipers on my 1996 Chevy Blazer failed intermittently. Some days, they will not start up, other days they stop while I am driving and other days they work fine. I contacted GM but they told me that there was a recall, but my vehicle already had the replacement part installed. I felt that this is a major safety problem that could lead to accidents or fatalities.

- Canton, MI, USA

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problem #62

Jul 032003

(reported on)

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The windshield wipers failed intermittently while driving which caused poor visibility. The consumer heard of a recall but was never personally notified of one. (recall # 98V150001).

- Hellam, PA, USA

problem #61

Jan 052002

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 99,000 miles

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

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 #60

Feb 102003

Blazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The windshield wipers failed intermittently. A recall was issued but the consumers vehicle was not included due to VIN. The dealer didn't honor recall#98V150001. Scc

- Henry, VA, USA

problem #59

Mar 302003

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 79,000 miles
The windshield wipers failed.

- Louisville, OH, USA

problem #58

Feb 142003

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
After having problems with the windshield wipers since the purchase of our 1996 Blazer in 8/2002, they completely quit working during a rainstorm while traveling on Friday Feb 16. There is a recall for a similar problem with Blazer but after calling a local dealer I was told it did not apply to our veicle. The windshield wipers now instead of working intermitantly do not work at all and make a buzzing noise.

- Flagstaff, AZ, USA

problem #57

Jun 011999

Blazer

  • miles

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

I tried to get my extended warranty to fix the issue, but refused to cover it. I told them that it was a safety issue, they disagreed. I did not know that the NHTSA existed, other wise you would of heard from me a long time ago. I read an article in the paper which stated problems with recalls and the vehicles involved and thats when I saw that my car wasn't the only Chevrolet vehicle with the same problem. I called the dealership to see if it had anymore recalls to it and they told me no. My Blazer has had prior recall for a harnest of some sort!!!! this is a big safety issue to me. Everytime it rains I have to pull over to ensure the safety of my family. Wipers don't seem to work at all now, and neither does the waterpump that squirts the water to clean the windshild. This happend after approx. 90 days after I purchased the vehicle.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #56

Jul 262002

Blazer

  • miles
While driving in rain windshield whpers stopped working, unable to see, almost causing an accident.dealer contacted.

- Hannacity, IL, USA

problem #55

Jun 192002

Blazer

  • miles
Windshield wipers will work intermittently with no warning. Cause unknown dealer notified.

- Sharpsburg, GA, USA

problem #54

May 252002

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Windshield wipers work intermittently. Windshield wipers stop while driving in rain. Cause is unknown. Dealer has been contacted. There is a recall, 98V150001, regarding the same problems consumer is having, but vehicle is not affected because of VIN.

- Valley Stream, NY, USA

problem #53

Oct 152001

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Windshield wipers work intermittently. Dealer was notified, and informed consumer that this vehicle was not covered under recall 98V150000.

- Luling, LA, USA

problem #52

Mar 272002

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
While driving the vehicle in wet condittions, the windshield wipers become very sporadic and inoperatable. Causes driver to have poor visibility while driving. Nlm

- Carrolton, TX, USA

problem #51

Mar 202001

Blazer

  • miles
Windshield wipers work intermittently, dealer and manufacturer were not notified at this time. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Glen, MI, USA

problem #50

Nov 212001

Blazer

  • miles
Windshield wipers work intermittently. Sometimes wipers won't shut off, have to shut vehicle down to turn wipers off. Dealer contacted.

- Cache, OK, USA

problem #49

Mar 012001

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Windshield wipers work only intermittently. Vehicle has not been taken to a dealership yet.

- Smyrna, GA, USA

problem #48

Jan 242002

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
While driving windshield wipers became inoperable. They completely shut down.

- Jenkins, KY, USA

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