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Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
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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 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1997 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments

problem #5

Mar 252002

Blazer 4WD

  • miles


On March 25, 2002 my 1997 Chevy Blazer sustained extensive damages from an interior fire. I contacted my insurance company and an adjuster assessed the damages and requested a fire inspector evaluate the vehicle to determine the cause of the fire. The fire inspector, ron campbell 541-276-7731, determined that the fire started in the driver side door as a result of an electrical failure. I contacted General Motors regarding this problem. They did not respond to my concerns in a timely manner and I felt that I had no recourse but to accept my insurance companies settlement. My insurance company paid "market value" on the vehicle, which left me with a substantial balane due on my vehicle. I not only have to pay-off the remainder of the balance due on the vehicle, but I had to purchase a replacement vehicle. When I was finally able to talk with the person assigned to my case at General Motors (Mr. Robert St. Pierre), his reponse to me was "... you have already received a settlement from your insurance company regarding this matter. Therefore, General Motors is unable to assume responsibility for damages". I find this response unacceptable. This vehicle failed due to faulty manufacturing. I not only feel that they have a financial responsibility to me to cover the costs above and beyond what the insurance company covered, but more importantly they have a responsibility to all of their consumers that own Blazer that might sustain similar damage.

- Island City, OR, USA

problem #4

Jan 232002

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
Drivers side door is pulling apart from the frame of the body. The welds are broken. Dealer will not fix, says not covered under warranty. Dealer told me to take to body shop. Worried door is going to pop off.

- Newark, DE, USA

problem #3

Aug 142000

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
The driver's door of my Blazer starting smoking while it was in park - with the engine running. I quickly shut off the engine and popped the hood. No smoke in the engine-but the door was still smoking. I popped off the control panel for the electric windows, etc. The controller for the mirrors was smoldering. Then it burst into flames. Fortunately, the house I was at had a fire extinguisher. We put out the flames, it was still smoldering, so I pulled that part off from all of the wires. The car started and I was able to get home, without anymore smoke or flames. But now the parking lights won't turn off. We had to disconnect the battery.

- Hampstead, MD, USA

problem #2

Aug 111999

(reported on)


  • miles
The welds that hold the driver side door to the frame are breaking off. Dealer has not seen vehicle.

- Inkster, MI, USA

problem #1

Jul 241997

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
ABS sensor light came on. Vehicle was surging.replaced ABS sensor. Extremely poor gas mileage. Then engine check"light comes on. Replaced all 6 fuel injectors once and #'s 2&3, twice. Driver side door wasn't flush w/car. Removed door & rewelded.( dot number: Tire size: 235/70/15R )

- Antelope, CA, USA

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