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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,500 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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1997 Chevrolet Blazer AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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1997 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments

problem #6

Mar 082006

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles


Owning this vehicle has been a nightmare and a financial drain. Windshield wipers worked when they chose, replaced wiper motor due to defective part. Upper and lower ball joints all had to be replaced. Wheel bearings had to be replaced. A/C stopped working, had it looked at and recharged and it still doesn't work. Fuel gage didn't work, replaced fuel sensor and sending unit. Rear wiper quit working, replaced rear wiper motor, a few days later it does not work again. Replaced water pump, have replaced ABS only to get a recall after the fact with no reimbursement. Wears through brake pads entirely too fast. Replaced alternator and battery twice. Rear hatch does not unlock with key. Headlights are so dim they might as well not exist. Water leaks into interior on drivers side due to a bad seal. Idler arm needs to be replaced. Gas pedal sticks. Now heater fan works sometimes. Reading through the complaints we are all experiencing the same problems and nothing is being done about it. Recalls issued on some vehicles but not all? now I hear GM put a bad intake manifold gasket on these as well as several other cars (1997) and did not issue a recall because it is not a safety matter! this causes antifreeze to leak into the engine and ultimately ends in a repair of at least $1500. After my experience with this vehicle I will be purchasing soon and it most likely will not be GM. Sad since my dad worked for them for 30 years. They should be held accountable for putting a bad product on the market and leaving us to dry.

- Traverse City, MI, USA

problem #5

Jan 262004

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 107,000 miles
I bought my rig under a year ago and have been haveing problems with the trasmission, I have run out of gas many times because it doesn't register, my air conditioner doesn't work right, my brakes have locked up a few times and when I turn a corner it sounds like something crahing under my rig.I have had nothing done yet because it is going to cost me a whole lot to have all this stereo went dead about a week after I got it also.I thought I was buying a good rig but, now I am finding out different and I paid good money for and am still paying for it.I have replaced the heater core it went out 3 weeks after I got it, the window went out a few day's after I got it and Ford barely replaced that for me.

- Pendleton, OR, USA

problem #4

Jan 012003


  • miles
Nar 02/10/2003. The consumer had numerous problems with the vehicle. The air bags deployed for no apparent reason, the windshield wipers failed, the manifold gasket failed, the turn signals went out, 2 batteries failed within a year, the alternator and belt failed, the oxygen sensor and A/C compressor failed.

- Midland, TX, USA

problem #3

Sep 142000

(reported on)


  • miles


Air conditioner failed.

- Elkview, WV, USA

problem #2

Nov 291999


  • miles
Evap. Canister tank leaking causeing the ses light on.

- Juliette, GA, USA

problem #1

Dec 041998

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
The transmission had rain water run down the tube from the grates in the hood ben mynett Chevrolet drained the fluid and changed the filters and replaced the dip stick and tube thy said this would do enough but now there is rust particles in the transmission and it was taken back for that they said it was nothing.the air conditioner has went out twice they said it was just a hose clogged two times in just a few months.the heater core was replaced twice in a 2 week time period the dex cool coolant has had a reputation of clogging up the heater core in all GM cars.the 4 wheel drive has went out twice this was from a vacuum hose around the transmission.the windsheild wipers have went out once.tbattery was replaced 3 times in a 2 month time period this had us stranded in 95 degree heat.turned out it was a bad alternator.the factory uniroyal 50000 mile tires only lasted 30000 miles and they would not stand behind there product.the vehicle cut off one day like it was out of gas while moving at 45 mph my wife barely got the vehicle off the road.the fuel tank had to be replaced along with the computer in the tank.( dot number: Tire size: P205-75-15 )

- Concord, NC, USA

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