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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,682 miles

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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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments

problem #5

Sep 202012


  • miles


The back seat middle buckle broke into two pieces and now it is broken, then the right side back seat buckle is in some kind of locking mode and then the right side passenger belt locked up too a few days later. Now I have only two seat belts that work in the SUV. I have called the local Chevy dealers hoping that they could help with this problem but they said it would be almost $400 to fix this problem. My brother owned a 1990 Honda civic and brought it to a Honda dealer and they fixed it at no cost because belts are safety issue and have a life time warranty. I thought Chevy would have the warranty but the Chevy dealer inform no and never will that happen. Please help try to fix this problem. I am a single mother of four young children and if it possible to do myself, I am willing to do it, because this is my own only transportation to get to work and school for our family and I can not use my SUV until I have get this safety issue worked out. Please please help me. I have purchased four belts for my pulley for my SUV and still have the same problem. Its sounds like a squeaking and whistling. I have had replacement it myself the first time but it still did the same thing so I brought my car to local mechanic and still no luck, so I bought it to Chevy it worked fine for a few weeks then started it again, so new one was put on. Then a couple months later it started again, so they put another new belt, then it started up again a few months later but the one year warranty time was up, but it still does it. Is this normal?

- Dayotna Beach, FL, USA

problem #4

Nov 202007


  • 50,000 miles
Wipers don't work then work won't shut off for a long time, usually shut off during a downpour, cruise control quit working, flashers sound erratic won't shut off unless brake is pressed, passenger side seat adjustment handle broke off, I have cut my leg numerous times as well as others. Passenger side seat belt won't lock just pulls out. Drivers side seat recline broke off only used that about 5 times. Now one of the rear hatch shocks broke off the bracket that holds the shock in place cracked off, hatch door is really heavy. The right flasher flashes real fast even though it still works. I will never ever buy a Chevy Blazer again or anything even close this vehicle has been nothing but a pain in my butt for 10 years. I absolutely hate it!! it's becoming a hazard to drive because of the wipers acting sporadic all the time and with winter coming early it's scary. I hope something is done about this soon. I been reading about other peoples problems and their exactly like mine. Somebody said something about a multifunction board to repair it. Yeah their $200 dollars and have to take apart the steering column. I shouldn't have to pay one penny for all my repairs that I need.. shame on GM.

- Mishawaka, IN, USA

problem #3

Oct 102005

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 68,000 miles
Lots to list... 1998 Chevy Blazer ZR2 fuel system failure cause still unknown, lever for passenger side seat broke off. Now starting troubles cause still unknown at this time. Help me.

- Englewood, CO, USA

problem #2

Mar 122004

Blazer 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 400 miles
Front driver's side door does not latch due to the body of the strike plate on driver's side caving in. There was a crack around the sticker plate. The dealer adjusted the driver side sticker plate. The problem remained the same after adjustments were made. Two months after purchase the consumer would hear rattling on the passenger and the drivers side door. The seat belt would not release, the encoder motor had become inoperative after the module shorted, the stabilizer link nuts were missing, the left door would rattle when driven over bumps, when braking, a squealing noise was heard, there was a hesitation in the transmission when changing the reverse, the "trip meter" was inoperative, the was a rattle in the dash when driven over bumps, there was an oil leak, there was a rattle in the front suspension when driven over bumps, the left rear door would open by itself, and the tail gate rattled.

- Santa Fe, NM, USA

problem #1

Nov 152003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,010 miles
Seat recliner handles just break off this is common on all Blazer with the same reclining bucket seats the part is 70 bucks a side 2 hours labor per side! and the passenger side has hardly ever been used that just broke off I have addressed this problem with GM and they coz my car is a 98 there is nothing they can do this is a big safty issue and every Blazer person I have talked too has had the same problem

- Chicago, IL, USA

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