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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
21 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
22 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,095 miles

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1997 Chevrolet Blazer seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1997 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #23

Sep 212010

Blazer

  • 164,192 miles

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

The contact owns a 1997 Chevrolet Blazer. While driving approximately 40 mph the air bag light illuminated on the dashboard. The contact stated the air bag came out partially from the steering column.the air bag did not deploy, it came out but when back into place. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they refused to do the work unless the contact pays for the repairs. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure and current mileage was 164,192.

- Arcadia, FL, USA

problem #22

Feb 152002

Blazer 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
My brother had a front end collision and rollover and the air bags did not deploy.

- Harriman, NY, USA

problem #21

Jan 272002

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 45,000 miles
Slid on icy road doing about 65 mph hit an embankment head on and rolled about 3 times Blazer is totaled all sensors hit in the front and drivers airbag didn't deploy.

- Apoae, NY, USA

problem #20

Feb 012003

Blazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While driving at approximately 35 mph the vehicle was involved in a front-end collision. The seat belt did not restrain the driver and the air bags failed to deploy causing the driver's stomach to hit the steering wheel and her head to hit the interior of the vehicle. The consumer learned there was a recall regarding the seat belts. (03V117000)

- Proctorville, OH, USA

problem #19

Oct 102001

Blazer

  • miles
Left front impact to rock hillside failed to deploy drivers air bag.

- High Rolls, NM, USA

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problem #18

Sep 202000

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
While in an frontal accident at hight speed, air bags did not deploy at any time.

- Topeka, KS, USA

problem #17

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles

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

During collision seat belt became unlatched and the air bag did not inflated.

- Banning, CA, USA

problem #16

Dec 061999

Blazer

  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a head on crash, traveling at 20-25, there was no deployment of the frontal air bags. The seat belts did not restrain the driver or passegner, causing both occupants to hit the windshield. Please provide any furhter information.

- Old Forge, PA, USA

problem #15

Dec 061999

Blazer

  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a head on crash, traveling at 20-25, there was no deployment of the frontal air bags. The seat belts did not restrain the driver or passegner, causing both occupants to hit the windshield. Please provide any furhter information.

- Old Forge, PA, USA

problem #14

Aug 171999

Blazer

  • miles
The vacuum and egr valve caused the problem with brake failure. Brakes felt like pushing on a brick when going downhill. Was making squealing noises. Had no brakes. Vehicle went over an embankment & flipped. Upon impact, air bags failed to deploy. Dealer informed owner of intermittent problems with brakes. Driver has back problem due to accident.

- Dickson County, PA, USA

problem #13

Aug 171999

Blazer

  • miles

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

The vacuum and egr valve caused the problem with brake failure. Brakes felt like pushing on a brick when going downhill. Was making squealing noises. Had no brakes. Vehicle went over an embankment & flipped. Upon impact, air bags failed to deploy. Dealer informed owner of intermittent problems with brakes. Driver has back problem due to accident.

- Dickson County, PA, USA

problem #12

Jun 061999

Blazer

  • miles
Was coming to red light after traveling 40mph & proceeded to apply brakes to slow down. Brake pedal went to floor. The vehicle failed to stop. Rearended vehicle in front. The air bags failed to deploy at time of impact.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #11

Jun 061999

Blazer

  • miles
Was coming to red light after traveling 40mph & proceeded to apply brakes to slow down. Brake pedal went to floor. The vehicle failed to stop. Rearended vehicle in front. The air bags failed to deploy at time of impact.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #10

Jun 061999

Blazer

  • miles
Was coming to red light after traveling 40mph & proceeded to apply brakes to slow down. Brake pedal went to floor. The vehicle failed to stop. Rearended vehicle in front. The air bags failed to deploy at time of impact.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #9

May 111999

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
During vehicle collision no deployment of driver's side air bag, resulting in injury to consumer. Mjs

- Darrington, WA, USA

problem #8

Feb 011999

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 30 mph vehicle broadsided another vehicle and driver's airbag did not deploy, which did not protect the occupant in this crash. No prior problems with airbags system.

- Pascagoula, MS, USA

problem #7

Jun 151997

Blazer

  • miles
While driving at 20 mhp, went to apply for the brakes and the brakes didn't stop the vehicle. Causing the consumer to rearend another vehicle, and the driver's side air bag didn't deploy.

- Waunakee, WI, USA

problem #6

Nov 191998

Blazer

  • miles
Vehicle involved in front end crash, traveling about 3 mph, consumer hit another vehicle traveling about 45 mph, and there was no deployment of the driver's air bag. The crash bent the frame of the vehicle. Not sure of the vehicle will be totalled.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #5

Jul 071998

Blazer 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Consumer was driving at approximately 25 mph, hit panel of a truck with front end of vehicle, driver's seatbelt unlatched itself unexpectedly. Dual airbags did not deploy, causing head injuries and large bruises. Consumers vehicle also hit a metal traffic light pole that.

- Southbend, IN, USA

problem #4

Jul 071998

Blazer 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Consumer was driving at approximately 25 mph, hit panel of a truck with front end of vehicle, driver's seatbelt unlatched itself unexpectedly. Dual airbags did not deploy, causing head injuries and large bruises. Consumers vehicle also hit a metal traffic light pole that.

- Southbend, IN, USA

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