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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,196 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 electrical problems

electrical problem

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1997 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments

problem #5

Nov 102004

Blazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,980 miles


Car would not start all the time a new ingnition switch was put in. At a cost of 515 dollars

- Two Rivers, WI, USA

problem #4

Aug 012003

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles
Faulty windshield wiper motor. The motor continues to run but the wipers do not move. Have to get out of car & manually try to get them moving. Also the key gets stuck in the ignition. Have had this fixed @ 1 yr. Ago but started happening again. Does not seem as bad in the real cold weather.

- Lebanon, OH, USA

problem #3

Nov 252001

(reported on)

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
Engine will shut off at random as if the ignition has been quickly turned off (or the electrical system has quickly shut down), which is a cause of major concern to me as I have to pull to the roadside without power brakes or steering which have failed too (without any power). Reading reports from other people here, it appears to be a common complaint, and I would like to know if anyone has had a resolution to this problem. I have not been to the dealer yet, but I will be going in there in the near future and would like to give them an idea of what engine or electrical component is the problem. Thank you.

- Orangevale, CA, USA

problem #2

Oct 302001

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
Chevrolet contacted (reference # 205786717) in reference to problems with vehicle including: Failed ball joint while driving, others ball joints worn at that time and replaced (they were ok when checkced in July for state inspection), failed unit available; ignition switch failed causing vehicle to stall and eventually not start; problem with excessive wear on front disc pads (causing pads to be replaced 5 times in 48,000 miles). Chevreolet advises they are not going to take any actions concerning these problems. Copies of letters to Chevrolet & receipts available upon request.

- West Chester, PA, USA

problem #1

Jan 092001

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
A spark plug electrode punched a hole through piston, which caused an engine failure while driving. Dealer / manufacturer notified, and unwilling to assist in this matter. Consumer states he has photos of the disassembled motor showing the damage.

- Lagrange Park, IL, USA

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