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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,000 miles

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1997 Chevrolet Blazer lights problems

lights problem

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1997 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 022003

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles


I have a 1997 cherolety Blazer and have the exact same problem that the model year 2000-2001 recall covers. My bottom brake lights are inoperative as well as my hazard lights. The upper center brake light works fine. If I push my hazard switch to the side, my bottom brake lights work and the top one doesn't. I have already called GM and have no satisfaction after explaining the situation. This brake light/hazard signal is also a problem on the 1998 models. I have researched this on the internet and found many owners of earlier models trying to figure out why their brake and hazard lights do not work. Is there a way to get GM to include earlier model year SUVS into this recall?

- Wrightsville, PA, USA

problem #1

Jan 122000

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
Since I bought the truck with 33 miles, I have spent app. $2,000 on it, above the wty's and maint. 12/96 - passenger side got flooded, 9/97 recall done, sucking air sound ( not found by tech.),1/98 - complete mait 15K + 4X4 service($235), 2/98 -F. brakes + machined rotors ($162), gas gauge not working took, removed dash( broke hazard light) replaced gas tank sensor -3 days(rental given) 1 day later, filled the tank and the gas ran out ( a day lost at work), 1/99 - 4X4 switch replaced, 7/99 - replaced F.brakes,2 ball joints, new rotors,2 rear axle seals + cleaned oil out of rear brake($540), 9/99 - car doesn't start once replaced battery, serpentine belt($248), 1/00 - wipers work off+ on- replaced wiper board, replaced starter with rebuilt + wty, 2 cooler lines($799). Now when I bought the car the sales person agreed to give a rental, a new service man starts and says" I'm new and you don't get a rental unless it's in over night" just to let you no I"M a medical assistant and just can't miss work at any time the car is in for repairs. Very disappointed.

- Spencer, MA, USA

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