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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,721 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 engine problems

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1997 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments

problem #10

May 012010

Blazer

  • 130,000 miles

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

For three years in the summers I could not drive far without smoke trickling up by the passenger side windshield. Never happened in the winter. Took it to several mechanics and transmission shops, no one could find the problem. This year it caught on fire and I had to junk the vehicle. My neighbors 2000 Blazer is doing the same thing now.

- Garden City, MI, USA

problem #9

Feb 212009

Blazer

  • miles
I have occurying multiple issues with my 1997 Chevy Blazer which include the back seat seat belts not working correctly, suspension control arm and bushings, corrosion of intake gaskets due to dexcool required coolant.

- Anaheim, CA, USA

problem #8

Sep 262005

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,334 miles
Driving South on I-5. heard loud rattling noise which became loud banging noise, followed by boom and white smoke pouring out from under the hood. Car spun around several times before I could gain control. Engine blew. This car has cost me $4490 in repairs from 1/1/04 to 9/26/05. Car well maintained - I have all receipts for work. Aaa auto svcs team conducting independent investigation as to cause of this incident. Updated 12/12/05.

- Renton, WA, USA

problem #7

Nov 012004

Blazer 4WD

  • miles

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

Chevrolet Blazer 4X4 1997, caught on fire and burned while driving.

- Sun Valley, NV, USA

problem #6

Jun 142004

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles
While driving at any speed, the vehicle intermittently stalled. This caused a lost of steering and brakes. An independent shop and dealer could not duplicate or correct the problem.

- Bellmore, NY, USA

problem #5

Nov 152002

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
In November I took my car into the Chevy dealer and had the intake manifold gasket replaced. A month later my engine (4.3L V6) was dead, as a result of dexi-cool in the block. My Chevy dealer's service dept. Wanted $5000 for a new engine. I donated the car to charity.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #4

Nov 152002

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles

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

In November I took my car into the Chevy dealer and had the intake manifold gasket replaced. A month later my engine (4.3L V6) was dead, as a result of dexi-cool in the block. My Chevy dealer's service dept. Wanted $5000 for a new engine. I donated the car to charity.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #3

Jan 272004

Blazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 83,878 miles
I have had coolant leakage in my 1997 cheverolet Blazer and have talked to people at different dealers to no avail no one recommended that I have a systems check now I find out there is a technical bulletin that I stumbled upon at jasper engines that shows that the 1992 through 1997 GM 4.3L VIN R&w engines have the problem that coolant loss has been associated with cracks that may develop in the lifter valley area of the block. Until I came upon this nobody could give me a answer is there any thing that can be done to help me resolve this issue.

- Albany, GA, USA

problem #2

May 182003

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,000 miles
Intake manifold gasket failure on a 1997 Chevy Blazer lt. Leaking large amount of coolant, water pump failure leaking large amount of coolant.

- Eden, NY, USA

problem #1

May 151999

(reported on)

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
Numerous failures of electrical components...gas gauge varies reads excessively high.....electronic temp gauge / compass malfunctions during rain

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

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