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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,833 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 cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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1997 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments

problem #12

Nov 282003

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 106,000 miles

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

While driving at 35 mph vehicle overheated and stalled, vehicle was towed to independent shop, technician diagnosed that coolant turned into acid and damaged the intake manifold/water pump/ thermostat, and radiator. Dealer notified.

- Chugiak, AK, USA

problem #11

Feb 282002

Blazer

  • miles
Consumer had taken vehicle to dealer for a recall repairs on radiator. Notice received for radiator to be flushed, but mechanic found out that radiator had to be replaced. Consumer added that problem had happened after vehicle ran out of warranty. Please provide more infomation.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #10

Jul 012000

Blazer

  • miles
Dex coll is an antifreeze that was put intovehicle. Radiator had a red clay substance in it because of dex cool. Has contacted dealer, and dealer was not willing to do anything.

- Vicksburg, MS, USA

problem #9

Jun 062001

(reported on)

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Radiator fluid gummed up due to leak caused by faulty silicon; trans dip stick rusted due to placement of wiper fluid line (elbow)

- Sherwood, AR, USA

problem #8

May 082001

Blazer

  • miles
Vehicle was parked and consumer's husband lifted hood up to look inside, and noticed that radiator was filled with rust. Dealership was aware of problem.

- De Moines, IA, USA

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problem #7

Nov 062000

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
While checking radiator, radiator operated poorly, no cooling turned into jell. Dealer has been notified.

- Bloomington, MO, USA

problem #6

Oct 182000

(reported on)

Blazer 4WD

  • miles

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

Radiator overflow dry filled with what looks like dirt radiator filled with what looks like mud caused by dex-cool coolant should not have to be serviced for 6 years or 100,000 miles.

- Maplegrove, MN, USA

problem #5

Sep 132000

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
Dex-cool turned to gel causing no heat from heater. Required special system flush, new thermostat and radiator cap

- Valparaiso, IN, USA

problem #4

Sep 132000

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
Dex-cool turned to gel causing no heat from heater. Required special system flush, new thermostat and radiator cap

- Valparaiso, IN, USA

problem #3

Jun 132000

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving about any speed up a hill engine will overheat, and the temperature gauge will rise up to its limit. Thermostat had been replaced, and flushed twice. This problem has been clogging radiators and heater.

- Denver, PA, USA

problem #2

May 112000

(reported on)

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
Noise from underneath very annoying. Brakes replaced by dealer when bought now sqeaking after only 9500 miles the transmission dipstick has rusted and particles are going into the transmission. Dealership does not care the radiator was full of slug had to be flushed out of pocket for me now there is a burning smell after I accelerate smells like burnt toast. This car nothing but problems since I purchased it and will never buy this brand again thank you for listening

- Worcester, MA, USA

problem #1

Feb 011998

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
Engine oil leak looks as if the oil filter is leaking but is coming from the oil filter adapter lines service advisors and managers all know of the problem and told me what it was without looking at vehicle they said it was common on all Blazer Chevrolet denied any problem fuel gauge stopped recording below half and would go back up to full at times gas pedal would be hard to press and finally would stick at various speeds engine coolant coolant looks rusty in the overflow tank and corroded around radiator cap directly behind the sticker that reads no matience required for 5 yrs. 150,000 miles

- Ames, IA, USA

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