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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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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1998 Chevrolet Blazer cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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1998 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments

problem #5

Dec 152002

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Consistent and repeated heating/cooling problems; corrosion of the coolant; erosion of the radiator; lack of heat for 4 winters, etc.

- Herndon, VA, USA

problem #4

Nov 202001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
After turning a corner, the vehicle intermittently shut off, causing me to coast through a red light. In doing so, I was struck by an oncoming vehicle. Both vehicles were totaled in the accident. Three people involved in this accident were injured, including myself. In a seperate incident, the radiator blew apart, leaking coolant and transmission fluid. Dealership found vehicle leaking from top of transmission line from radiator. They replaced coupler fitting and O-ring and added 6 quarts of transmission fluid (at their expense).

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #3

Jun 152000


  • miles
Vehicle experienced problem with oily/ muddy substance getting into radiator and coolant reservior. Cooling system was flushed out on two occasions, and problem still reoccurring. Dealer/manufacturer were not notified at this time. Please feel free to provide any further details onthis matter.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #2

Dec 122000

(reported on)


  • miles
Flushed radiator system and found it to be corroded and clogged with rust. Currently, heater is inoperable. Dealer has inspected vehicle.

- Macon, GA, USA

problem #1

Mar 282000

(reported on)


  • miles
Defective engine cooling system: Radiator, causing vehicle to overheat.

- Charleston, WV, USA

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