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6.7

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,913 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 steering problems

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1997 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments

problem #9

Oct 162003

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,218 miles

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

I took my 1997 Chevrolet Blazer in to my mechanic to have all tires replaced. I was called about an hour later to be informed by him that both lower ball joints were bad, also the idler arm needed replaced. I was informed that there was a re-call some time ago that the manufacturer would replace at no cost to the consumer. After calling General Motors, I was informed that the recall did not include the "VIN #" for this recall.

- Marblehead, OH, USA

problem #8

Apr 092003

(reported on)

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The windshield wipers, upper and lower ball joints, idler arm, cap rotor and coil wire were replaced.

- Ripon, WI, USA

problem #7

Apr 012002

Blazer

  • miles
While getting an oil change technician informed consumer that upper and lower ball joints and idle arm needededto be replaced. Dealer notified, and informed that consumer that upper ball joint is cover edunder a recall, but not lower ball joint and idle arm. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Hopkins, MN, USA

problem #6

Feb 212001

Blazer 4WD

  • miles

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

Idler arm failed Pennsylvania state inspection at 22,000 miles!! cost me $106 to replace. Mechanic said he has replaced a few of these on other Blazer, but never with such low miles on

- Hershey, PA, USA

problem #5

Feb 152002

(reported on)

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
Re: recall id 3's 01L08000 & 01V200000, dealer claims my vehicle is not included in these recalls. Independent review shows that ball joints and idler arm needs replacing at less than 50K miles. Will recall be expanded?

- Fraser, MI, USA

problem #4

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 #3

Jan 192001

Blazer

  • miles

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

Fauly ball joints and idler arm caused both front tires to begin to wear on the inside tread prematurely. Nlm

- Madisonvil, KY, USA

problem #2

Jan 172001

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Both upper ball joints and idle arm failed at low mileages of 33,000. Dealer notified, and informed that vehicle was out of its warranty. The consumer restated the problem saying the lower ball joints and idle arem failed rather than the upper ball joints.

- Coplay, PA, USA

problem #1

Aug 092000

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
Car was making banging sound when turning. Cause was identified as failed idler arm and ball joints. Repaired by GM/Chevy under 36,000 mile warranty. Concerned that low mileage failure may reflect significant and dangerous front end problem with Chevy Blazer.

- Germantown, MD, USA

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