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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,500 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 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1997 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments

problem #6

Mar 082006

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles


Owning this vehicle has been a nightmare and a financial drain. Windshield wipers worked when they chose, replaced wiper motor due to defective part. Upper and lower ball joints all had to be replaced. Wheel bearings had to be replaced. A/C stopped working, had it looked at and recharged and it still doesn't work. Fuel gage didn't work, replaced fuel sensor and sending unit. Rear wiper quit working, replaced rear wiper motor, a few days later it does not work again. Replaced water pump, have replaced ABS only to get a recall after the fact with no reimbursement. Wears through brake pads entirely too fast. Replaced alternator and battery twice. Rear hatch does not unlock with key. Headlights are so dim they might as well not exist. Water leaks into interior on drivers side due to a bad seal. Idler arm needs to be replaced. Gas pedal sticks. Now heater fan works sometimes. Reading through the complaints we are all experiencing the same problems and nothing is being done about it. Recalls issued on some vehicles but not all? now I hear GM put a bad intake manifold gasket on these as well as several other cars (1997) and did not issue a recall because it is not a safety matter! this causes antifreeze to leak into the engine and ultimately ends in a repair of at least $1500. After my experience with this vehicle I will be purchasing soon and it most likely will not be GM. Sad since my dad worked for them for 30 years. They should be held accountable for putting a bad product on the market and leaving us to dry.

- Traverse City, MI, USA

problem #5

Sep 012005

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,000 miles
The contact owns a 1997 Chevrolet S10 Blazer. The contact stated that the original computer to the vehicle malfunctioned and had to be replaced. The consumer replaced the computer, but this did not remedy the problem. A certified technician stated that there was gasoline that went into the computer underneath the hood through the wiring harness. The determination of the gasoline leakage has not been decided. The consumer contacted the manufacturer, and they would file and claim and possibly review it, and referred the consumer to contact NHTSA.

- Frankenmuth, MI, USA

problem #4

Jan 032004

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Fuel gauge not working properly, never go under one half tank reading. I talked to two other owner of the same make & model, and they said they have the same problem.

- York, PA, USA

problem #3

Dec 012000

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Gas guage fluctuates each time vehicle is started up. Tank may be half, but due to malfuction it reads full. Inadequate readings has caused consumer to run out of gas. Problem has existed since December 2000. Dealer was informed, and stated that fuel sending unit was defective.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #2

Aug 032001


  • miles
While driving 60 to 70 mph consumer stated vehicle stalled in middle of highway without warning. When engine stalled engine check light came on. Contacted dealer, and dealer stated it was a module in fuel tank.

- Auburn, ME, USA

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problem #1

Sep 161999

(reported on)


  • miles
Raw gas fumes get inside vehicle. Would have poor gas mileage. Engine check light keeps coming on. Feels as if vehicle would stall out when leaving stop light or sign. Had been to dealership at least 12 times for problems & nothing has been resolved. Dealer now refuses to see vehicle. Had received a letter from manufacturer informing owner vehicle would be serviced under warranty. Ms sarah skutt signed letter from manufacturer.

- Warsaw, NC, USA

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