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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
115,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. call 1800833chevy and complain! (1 reports)
  2. temporary fix is to put the key in the ignition for 10 min (1 reports)
1998 Chevrolet Blazer electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 022011

Blazer 4.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles


I called Chevy Motor Company and told them they are responsible for Resetting/fixing/bypassing this stupid feature. I told them that they put this crappy feature in vehicles, didn't give the consumers a choice whether they wanted it or not.

I am on the phone with GM and they claim they are documenting this problem. I am telling them they sold go to each consumer that has a stupid Passlock and reset the thing.

I told them I feel Chevrolet set this Passlock thing up as a way to get consumers back to the dealership to keep milking them for money every time it needs a reset. I voiced that it looks like a scam and I am following thru with BBB complaints next.

I am on the phone with the consumer relations department. They are opening a new claim for Passlock errors. Call them At 1-800-222-1020 and ask to speak with the manager. Keep bugging these people.

If enough people bitch about this they can make a formal recall.

- , Klamath Falls, OR, USA

problem #1

Aug 092007

(reported on)

Blazer V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles

The security light came on while driving two days ago. I read the manual and since the light was solid, there appeared to be no urgency in getting it to a mechanic. The manual simply says the vehicle will not be protected by Passlock during this time. So I thought, big deal, the chances of someone stealing my old blazer are slim, so I kept on driving. The next day however the car would not start stranding us in over 100 degree temperatures during a heat wave. After several phone calls to local dealerships, their only suggestion was to completely change out the ignition switch citing electrical shorting in the wiring (at a cost of around $500). The dealerships say there is no way to disable the Passlock system. I am going to try and replace the fuse, other than that I am not sure how we are going to fix this problem. We have a small child so sitting in a hot or cold car for 10 minutes everytime we need to go somewhere is absolutely NOT acceptable. Chevrolet should come up with a more affordable way to correct the problem or disable this wonderful standard feature we paid for when we bought the vehicle!

- , Madison, AL, US

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