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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,599 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 electrical problems

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1998 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments

problem #7

Jan 092005

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 91,000 miles


We bought a 1998 Chevy Blazer on December 1, 2204, the alternator was bad, the wipers won't work, wiper module, and oil leaks from the oil cooler. Drivers side door leaks air badly. Wipers quit working in the middle of a snow storm, almost causing me to wreck the vehicle.

- Spring Creek, NV, USA

problem #6

Sep 222004

Blazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving, the vehicle stalled. Consumer was unable to restart vehicle, and noticed that the lights flashed on and off intermittently. Road side assistance jump started the vehicle. Then, it would start for a moment then stop. The vehicle towed to the dealer for inspection. The mechanic informed the driver that the alternator needed replacement due to a corroded wire. Please fill in additional information.

- Anchorage, AK, USA

problem #5

Oct 102001

Blazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles
10/10/2001 replaced the alternator - it was over charged and went bad! noticed several complaints about this too! 12/20/2001 windshield wipers stopped working in heavy rain. Then when motor turned off and on again they worked, this has been happening on and off since that time, but today 06/26/2004 they just stopped all together - nothing helped. Had to have the same soldering repair done as in the 1995 -1997 Chevrolet S-10 / Blazer - which I might add was a recall. The same parts are used in most 1998's as well. The recall needs to include all of the components, not just a few of them! also I have had several dash parts break loose - like the hatch door release / back wiper control is just sitting there - nothing holding it in. The passenger side seat recliner handle fell off - had it put back on at dealer - then it broke off. (makes being a passenger in my Blazer very uncomfortable) I have noticed several complaints about this too! the drivers outside door handle - one of the screws that holds it in place is not able to put back due to plastic is stripped- so the door handle wabbles. The heat from the sun has bowed up the front windsheild vent until it is cracked and broken now too. I have always driven Chevrolet's - but here latley with all of the plastic they are using - I am beginning to wonder if my money wouldn't be better spent in another make of vehicle. I love the design and ect. Of the Blazer - but the plastic is not holding up - this is some expensive plastic to be made so cheap. If you shut the doors hard at all the whole top of the arm rest pops up and has to be popped back in place.

- Lafayette, AL, USA

problem #4

Sep 162002

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,193 miles


Passenger seat recliner lever broke, 4 wheel drive will not engage (encoder motor) altenator light is on (replace).

- Waukesha, WI, USA

problem #3

May 212003

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Bought car brand new. Drivers side mirror consistently vibrates - had replaced twice - dealer would not replace a third time due to bug shield being installed. It still vibrates. June 2001 - door locks went nuts. They would lock and unlock themselves while driving down the road or while parked - with keys in it. March 2003 - blinker switch went crazy. It would not stop clicking - whole dash had to be taken out to replace switch - not a cheap thing! May 2003 - alternator went out and ruined battery. Almost caused a car fire. Transmission fluid leak. Not yet fixed because of unknown cause of problem.

- St. Louis, MO, USA

problem #2

Jul 012002

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
Had to replace altenator. Handle of passenger seat fell off in hand, causing riding and sitting difficult. Puts me right up to the air bag. Purchased this vehicle to take my husband to nashville, for his heart transplant visits, needed a reliable vehicle. On the last trip there, 70 mph, in hard rain, no windshield wipers, just quit on the expressway, in heavy traffic. Gas pedal also sticks, and pushes with force, when it releases. (wonder we haven't hit someone). Being on social security, we thought paying extra, for and extended warranty would protect us. (a wasted $1800) the payment takes almost half our income, we can't afford to fix the manufacturers mistakes. By looking at the other complaints, we're not the first with the above problems. Very unhappy consumer. Our first payment on the Blazer was 1-14-02, we began having these problems 6 months later.

- Celina, TN, USA

problem #1

Sep 191998

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
My Blazer is 2 dr with ZR2, , funny sound from rear suspension when it bump, and engin cut off at backing up car without warm up, and make bone cracking noise or squeak noise from dash or brake, everytime I turn or stop or go. Very poor fitting for both of 2 door and front and rear bumper and etc, ,

- Mount Laurel, NJ, USA

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