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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1997 Chevrolet Blazer wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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1997 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments

problem #6

Jan 012017


  • 63,000 miles


The contact owns a 1997 Chevrolet Blazer equipped with capitol precision trac II tires, size: 235/75R15. The contact stated that the tires experienced issues with balancing. The contact was made aware of NHTSA campaign number: 14T013000 (tires); however, he was unable to get the recall repair completed due to lack of communication from the manufacturer. The manufacturer was notified, but the contact did not receive a response after the initial contact. The VIN was unknown. The vehicle failure mileage was 63,000. The tire failure mileage was approximately 6,000.

- Parma, OH, USA

problem #5

Jun 282001


  • miles
While making a left turn front driver's side tire and rim snapped off vehicle. Cause unknown.

- Wallingford, CT, USA

problem #4

Mar 052002

(reported on)


  • miles
Having vehicle serviced for an upper ball joint recall, noticed however that as a result of recall repairs front two tires have an uneven wear on them. Manufacturer stated did not have to do an alignment on vehicle after replacing upper ball joint.

- Pennsauken, NJ, USA

problem #3

Sep 142000

(reported on)


  • miles


Tires(no make) were replaced.

- Elkview, WV, USA

problem #2

Jan 091999

(reported on)

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
After reporting the problem the second time, the dealer noticed a lug on the right rear tire had snapped off completely.

- Crossville, TN, USA

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problem #1

Nov 251998

(reported on)

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
I was having trouble with ride quality on my 1997 Chevrolet Blazer for quite some time. The dealership rotated and balanced the tires numerous times as well as checked the alignment several times. After checking my owner's manual, I determined that the tires were covered under the 3/36 manufacturer's warranty. I attempted to have the tires replaced under this warranty. It was determined by the service manager that two of the tires had separated, but all four were worn out. I told him that may be true, but they should still be covered under the 3/36 warranty. He stated that their hands were tied because Michelin would state that these were only a 30K mile tire and were past their useful life. I contacted Chevrolet customer assistance on 11/25/98 to attempt to solve this problem. The person I spoke with told me the same thing. Since the tires were worn out, they could not replace them. I told her that two of them had separated and according to my owner's manual, they were covered up to 36K miles. The person I was speaking with told me that she was sorry but there was nothing that they could do as far as replacing these tires. This is a problem that needs to be addressed. With the tire separation occurring, this could possibly cause tire failure leading to an accident. The consumer also believes that they are protected by their 3/36 warranty for the full time when they actually are not. Chevrolet/GM needs to be made to either upgrade the tires that they are putting on their vehicles or they need to specifically state the mileage restrictions on the tires in their 3/36 warranty explanation. Thank you for your time and assistance in this matter. Sincerely, chip wright( dot number: Tire size: P23570R15 )

- Lowell, AR, USA

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