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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,000 miles

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1998 Chevrolet Blazer electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments

problem #3

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 #2

Aug 242000


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving in 2-wheel drive vehicle will jumps into 4-wheel intermittently. Dealership has examined vehicle, and replaced wiring harness for the first incident, and then replaced transfer case shift modular. Vehicle has not been examined for third incident. Please provide any additional information / attachments.

- Cheektowaga, NY, USA

problem #1

Aug 222000

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The engine cranks but won't start, dealer replaced crushed wiring.

- Trenton, OH, USA

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