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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,951 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1997 Chevrolet Blazer brakes problems

brakes problem

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1997 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments

problem #8

Jun 282011

Blazer 6-cyl

  • 162,557 miles


Left rear oem metallic brake line corroded on a 1997 Chevy Blazer resulting in loss of braking power. Line was not damage, just leaks out of pipe every time you push the brake pedal. Line is attached to frame above left rear wheel axle. Upon inspection it looks rusted out.

- Hockessin, DE, USA

problem #7

Jan 122010


  • 175,000 miles
ABS wire caught fire on my 1997 Chevy Blazer after turning it off. And caught antifreeze reservoir on fire. Luckily I could catch it before it burned the truck up. Called dealer and they said that there was no recall on the problem.

- Radcliff, KY, USA

problem #6

Dec 052009


  • 104,000 miles
Purchased this previously enjoyed vehicle from dealer June 2009, first snow fall found that the ABS system locks up when going over any slippery service. Pedal is hard to compress during incident and resists pressure, and makes growling sound. Outside observer notes that front wheel actually locks up and soon not turn during occurrence. Will be serviced by dealer on following Friday, should be covered under extended warranty that was purchased when car was purchased. Will return with more information after. And will also report if dealer honors warranty in this situation. Could cause accident and sliding if not skilled in handling vehicle and even if you are.

- Kenhorst, PA, USA

problem #5

Jan 212004


  • 70,000 miles


My 1997 Blazer dies when I am driving it. I can drive it for 2 weeks with no problems and then it will die several times in one day. It doesn't matter how fast I am going...I can be going 50 mph or coming to a stop when it dies. The steering and brakes go out and I'm afraid I am going to have an accident. I took it to the dealer and they could not find anything wrong with it and of course it didn't cut off when the mechanic drove it. I have also had to replace the alternator, battery, thermostat, and water pump within the last 6 months.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #4

Nov 191997


  • 50 miles
While driving at any speed consumer had to depress the brake pedal very hard to get the vehicle to slow down. Also, right rear door will not open, windshield wipers, and the electric windows worked intermittently.

- Cedar Hill, TX, USA

problem #3

Nov 052003

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When applying the brakes at any speed, the brake pedal feels hard. A hissing sound can be heard and dash lights flickered. Braking distance would be extended. Vehicle has not been examined by dealerships mechanic at this time.

- Avondale, AZ, USA

problem #2

Aug 032003

Blazer 6-cyl

  • miles
When the brakes were applied, the vehicle had a delayed reaction which caused extended stopping distance. The dealer was unable to duplicate the problem. Consumer heard noises on the bottom of the floor board and under the glove department. The consumer's VIN wasn't included in the brake recall, but there was a recall for the seat belts.

- Opelousas, LA, USA

problem #1

May 122003


  • miles
When the consumer applied the brakes, the vehicle failed to stop which caused an accident.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

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