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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,403 miles

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1997 Chevrolet Blazer fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1997 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #21

Jul 032000

Blazer

  • 50,468 miles

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

Sending unit on 1997 Chevrolet Blazer was replaced.. the dealer replaced the gas tank and sending unit.

- Irwin, PA, USA

problem #20

Aug 252003

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
Consumer notice fuel indicator gives wrong reading due to fuel tank electrical short.

- Natchitoches, LA, USA

problem #19

Dec 232001

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While traveling approximately 60 mph, vehicle lost all power and had to be towed to dealership. Dealership examined vehicle and determined that following components needed replaced: PCM, six fuel injectors, electrical harness, fuel gauge, and an unknown gasket.

- Garfield Heights, OH, USA

problem #18

Sep 102001

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles

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

The gas gauge failed.

- Bowling Green, KY, USA

problem #17

Jun 182001

Blazer

  • miles
Consumer states he smelled a strong odor of gas coming from the rear of the vehicle, upon inspection consumer was informed that the O-ring on the gas tank was leaking, dealer replaced the seals, fuel sender/pump assembly (tank unit), also the sending unit to O-ring leaking and the clip broke.

- Salisbury, MD, USA

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problem #16

Mar 012001

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
Brakes squeak, idler arm not attached properly causing rattling and pulling while driving, windshield wipers stop working intermittently during use causing problems seeing outside, rear defrost does not work, fuel gauge gives incorrect readings and bobs back and forth, dex coolant turned to sludge causing blockages in heating core, engine block, and radiator

- Wayland, MI, USA

problem #15

Dec 282000

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Fuel gauge doesn't read below a half of tank. It's been confirmed from a former chevorlet employer that there's a problem with sending unit. Consumer has found a dealership that will look into a goodwill gesture manufacturer.

- Ellicott City, MD, USA

problem #14

Feb 012001

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Fuel gauge is not reading correctly, cause is unknown. The fuel guage malfunctoning could cause safety hazared on travel, the consumer pointed out.

- Port Orange, FL, USA

problem #13

Jan 061999

Blazer

  • miles
At 40,000 miles fuel guage stopped operating, unable to know proper amount of fuel in tank. Dealer notified, and informed consumer that part was out of its warranty and not covered under a recall. Please feel free to provide any further details on this matter.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #12

Sep 012000

Blazer

  • miles
Ran out of gas. Fuel gauge showed half full. Towed to dealer, replaced tank sensor, costed $500. I'm not to happy with GM.

- Endicott, NY, USA

problem #11

Sep 012000

Blazer

  • miles

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

Ran out of gas. Fuel gauge showed half full. Towed to dealer, replaced tank sensor, costed $500. I'm not to happy with GM.

- Endicott, NY, USA

problem #10

Apr 011998

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Fuel gauage does not register the correct levels of fuel, cause unknown. Fuel gauage always stays on full level, eventhough it only has 2 gallons in tank.

- Burbank, CA, USA

problem #9

Nov 291999

Blazer

  • miles
Check engine light was on again, they replaced the gas cap and tank system.

- Juliette, GA, USA

problem #8

Aug 032000

Blazer

  • miles
Consumer attempted to start vehicle a couple of times, and smell of gas was seeping inside of vehicle.. consumr got out & noticed fuel was leaking onto the ground. Dealership was notified & they're currently looking at the vehicle.

- Honeoye Falls, NY, USA

problem #7

May 142000

(reported on)

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
Fuel gauge gives incorrect amount of fuel remaining in the fuel tank.have learned to depend on trip odemeter to keep from running out of gas.

- Elizabethtown, KY, USA

problem #6

Apr 162000

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
When on empty the gauge still says 1\2 tank. I was in the country, alone when I ran out of gas at 10:45pm.

- Hot Springs, AR, USA

problem #5

Dec 041998

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
The transmission had rain water run down the tube from the grates in the hood ben mynett Chevrolet drained the fluid and changed the filters and replaced the dip stick and tube thy said this would do enough but now there is rust particles in the transmission and it was taken back for that they said it was nothing.the air conditioner has went out twice they said it was just a hose clogged two times in just a few months.the heater core was replaced twice in a 2 week time period the dex cool coolant has had a reputation of clogging up the heater core in all GM cars.the 4 wheel drive has went out twice this was from a vacuum hose around the transmission.the windsheild wipers have went out once.tbattery was replaced 3 times in a 2 month time period this had us stranded in 95 degree heat.turned out it was a bad alternator.the factory uniroyal 50000 mile tires only lasted 30000 miles and they would not stand behind there product.the vehicle cut off one day like it was out of gas while moving at 45 mph my wife barely got the vehicle off the road.the fuel tank had to be replaced along with the computer in the tank.( dot number: Tire size: P205-75-15 )

- Concord, NC, USA

problem #4

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

problem #3

Jan 011997

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When filling the fuel tank, there is a strong odor in the engine compartment, and the vehicle may have a no start condition. Dealer replaced fuel canister and alternator.but problem is still occurring.

- Dunmore, PA, USA

problem #2

May 101999

Blazer

  • miles
Vehicle has been experiencing the following problems all, at the same time. Consumer would like to know weather, if all related, it might be defective parts. Can NHTSA help in this matter or provide additional information concerning 1. fuel gauge sticking at half tank; 2. intake manifold leaking and 3. fuel injection full of fuel and also leaking.

- Worthington, OH, USA

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