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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
85,325 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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1997 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 122012


  • 100,000 miles


While driving at night the high beams go out and the interior light will not turn off when the doors are closed or the switch turned off.

- Powhatan, VA, USA

problem #3

Sep 302015


  • 79,300 miles
The contact owns a 1997 Chevrolet Blazer. While driving at an unknown speed, the ABS warning light illuminated and the front brakes locked up intermittently. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the ABS pump and electronic control module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 79,300.

- Newark, DE, USA

problem #2

May 252013

Blazer 6-cyl

  • 81,500 miles
While driving my 1997 Chevy Blazer, I was turning to the left off the highway at 60mph. I applied my brakes which started my deceleration, suddenly the brake pedal went the floor. I pumped the brake pedal one more time with no resistance. I had to apply the parking brake and started making large S-turns to burn off the speed and manually downshifting the transmission. After I finally stopped the vehicle I checked the brake lines and found out that the front driver's side metal brake line had rusted through and was spraying brake fluid all over the place. This is the second time in 3 months that the brake lines have burst on this 1997 Chevy Blazer. The last time the rear main brake line burst.

- Niceville, FL, USA

problem #1

Feb 102013


  • 80,500 miles
I just picked up my 1997 Chevy Blazer Oct 31, 2012 with 79000 miles on it. I noticed that there was a large amount of corrosion buildup on the under carriage of the vehicle. Luckily yesterday, while sitting in my driveway, I noticed brake fluid leaking behind the driver's side door. Under closer inspection, I found out that the rear brake line was severely corroded and had burst. Now I cannot drive my Blazer until I get this fixed. With this leak, I inspected the rest of my brake lines to which I've found both my front brake lines in a severely corroded state as well waiting to burst. This is a great safety issue.

- Niceville, FL, USA

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