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CHEVROLET BLAZER - 1998 CHEVROLET BLAZER Problems & Complaints

 
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by General Motors LLC

There are 749 complaints filed for the 1998 CHEVROLET BLAZER

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 1998 CHEVROLET BLAZER. These problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. If you like to file an official complaint for the 1998 CHEVROLET BLAZER, you can do so by calling the NHTSA Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm at 888-327-4236, TTY: 800-424-9153. You can also file your complaint online by clicking here. Your complaint will be added to the NHTSA complaints database after a thorough review. If a trend is discovered, an investigation will be opened by the ODI.

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SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

5/2/2008 - BRIDGEVIEW, MS
TL CONTACT OWNS A 1998 CHEVROLET BLAZER. WHILE DEPRESSING THE BRAKE PEDAL FROM APPROXIMATELY 2-5 MPH, THE VEHICLE FAILED TO IMMEDIATELY STOP. AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC REPLACED THE BRAKE SYSTEM, BUT THE FAILURE STILL REMAINED. IN ADDITION, THE WIPER BLADES WIRING MECHANISM DID NOT WORK EFFECTIVELY. THE CONTACT WAS DRIVING IN RAINY WEATHER CONDITIONS AND THE WIPERS WOULD NOT OPERATE. SHE HAD THE WIRING SPLICED AND WAS ABLE TO USE THE WIPERS. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 160,000. UPDATED 7/3/08 UPDATED 07/03/08

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VISIBILITY: WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER: SWITCH/WIRING

5/2/2008 - BRIDGEVIEW, MS
TL CONTACT OWNS A 1998 CHEVROLET BLAZER. WHILE DEPRESSING THE BRAKE PEDAL FROM APPROXIMATELY 2-5 MPH, THE VEHICLE FAILED TO IMMEDIATELY STOP. AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC REPLACED THE BRAKE SYSTEM, BUT THE FAILURE STILL REMAINED. IN ADDITION, THE WIPER BLADES WIRING MECHANISM DID NOT WORK EFFECTIVELY. THE CONTACT WAS DRIVING IN RAINY WEATHER CONDITIONS AND THE WIPERS WOULD NOT OPERATE. SHE HAD THE WIRING SPLICED AND WAS ABLE TO USE THE WIPERS. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 160,000. UPDATED 7/3/08 UPDATED 07/03/08

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TIRES

12/20/2007 - HOUSTON, TX
1998 CHEVY BLAZER WITH TIRE FAILURE. CONSUMER STATES THAT THE TIRES BLEW OUT AND WHEN HE WENT TO GET THEM REPLACED THE MECHANIC SAID THEY WERE DRY ROTTED. HE SAID THE BRAKES ENGAGED ON HIS WAY HOME. THE CONSUMER STATED THE BRAKE AND ABS LIGHT ILLUMINATED AND THE PEDAL WENT TO THE FLOOR. THE REAR BRAKES WERE REPLACED. AFTER THE TIRE REPLACEMENT, THE CONSUMER WAS TOLD THERE WAS A PROBLEM WITH THE REAR BRAKES BY ANOTHER DEALER. THE FIRST DEALER STATED EVERY THING CHECKED OUT AND THAT MAYBE THE MASTER CYLINDER THAT WAS REPLACED BY THE PREVIOUS DEALER MAY HAVE PARTIALLY FAILED. THE REAR SHOCKS WERE REPLACED, THE REAR VIEW MIRROR ASSEMBLY WAS LOOSE. THE DEALER GLUED IT BACK TOGETHER.

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VISIBILITY: REARVIEW MIRRORS/DEVICES: INTERIOR

12/20/2007 - HOUSTON, TX
1998 CHEVY BLAZER WITH TIRE FAILURE. CONSUMER STATES THAT THE TIRES BLEW OUT AND WHEN HE WENT TO GET THEM REPLACED THE MECHANIC SAID THEY WERE DRY ROTTED. HE SAID THE BRAKES ENGAGED ON HIS WAY HOME. THE CONSUMER STATED THE BRAKE AND ABS LIGHT ILLUMINATED AND THE PEDAL WENT TO THE FLOOR. THE REAR BRAKES WERE REPLACED. AFTER THE TIRE REPLACEMENT, THE CONSUMER WAS TOLD THERE WAS A PROBLEM WITH THE REAR BRAKES BY ANOTHER DEALER. THE FIRST DEALER STATED EVERY THING CHECKED OUT AND THAT MAYBE THE MASTER CYLINDER THAT WAS REPLACED BY THE PREVIOUS DEALER MAY HAVE PARTIALLY FAILED. THE REAR SHOCKS WERE REPLACED, THE REAR VIEW MIRROR ASSEMBLY WAS LOOSE. THE DEALER GLUED IT BACK TOGETHER.

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SUSPENSION: REAR

12/20/2007 - HOUSTON, TX
1998 CHEVY BLAZER WITH TIRE FAILURE. CONSUMER STATES THAT THE TIRES BLEW OUT AND WHEN HE WENT TO GET THEM REPLACED THE MECHANIC SAID THEY WERE DRY ROTTED. HE SAID THE BRAKES ENGAGED ON HIS WAY HOME. THE CONSUMER STATED THE BRAKE AND ABS LIGHT ILLUMINATED AND THE PEDAL WENT TO THE FLOOR. THE REAR BRAKES WERE REPLACED. AFTER THE TIRE REPLACEMENT, THE CONSUMER WAS TOLD THERE WAS A PROBLEM WITH THE REAR BRAKES BY ANOTHER DEALER. THE FIRST DEALER STATED EVERY THING CHECKED OUT AND THAT MAYBE THE MASTER CYLINDER THAT WAS REPLACED BY THE PREVIOUS DEALER MAY HAVE PARTIALLY FAILED. THE REAR SHOCKS WERE REPLACED, THE REAR VIEW MIRROR ASSEMBLY WAS LOOSE. THE DEALER GLUED IT BACK TOGETHER.

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SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

12/20/2007 - HOUSTON, TX
1998 CHEVY BLAZER WITH TIRE FAILURE. CONSUMER STATES THAT THE TIRES BLEW OUT AND WHEN HE WENT TO GET THEM REPLACED THE MECHANIC SAID THEY WERE DRY ROTTED. HE SAID THE BRAKES ENGAGED ON HIS WAY HOME. THE CONSUMER STATED THE BRAKE AND ABS LIGHT ILLUMINATED AND THE PEDAL WENT TO THE FLOOR. THE REAR BRAKES WERE REPLACED. AFTER THE TIRE REPLACEMENT, THE CONSUMER WAS TOLD THERE WAS A PROBLEM WITH THE REAR BRAKES BY ANOTHER DEALER. THE FIRST DEALER STATED EVERY THING CHECKED OUT AND THAT MAYBE THE MASTER CYLINDER THAT WAS REPLACED BY THE PREVIOUS DEALER MAY HAVE PARTIALLY FAILED. THE REAR SHOCKS WERE REPLACED, THE REAR VIEW MIRROR ASSEMBLY WAS LOOSE. THE DEALER GLUED IT BACK TOGETHER.

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VISIBILITY: WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER

11/26/2007 - NEWPORT NEWS , VA
I AM HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM THAT MANY OTHER BLAZER OWNERS HAVE WITH THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS. AS THE OTHER COMPLAINTS EXPLAIN, THEY TURN OFF AFTER MINUTES OF USE, AND SOMETIMES WILL TURN RIGHT BACK ON, BUT USUALLY STAY OFF FOR A WHILE.

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VISIBILITY: WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER

11/20/2007 - BALLWIN, MO
TL CONTACT OWNS A 1998 CHEVROLET BLAZER. WHILE DRIVING 35 MPH IN THE RAIN, THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS MALFUNCTIONED. THE VEHICLE WAS PULLED OVER UNTIL THE RAIN STOPPED. THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS WORKED INTERMITTENTLY. THE VEHICLE HAS NOT BEEN INSPECTED BY A DEALER. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 20,000 AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 57,000.

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POWER TRAIN: AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

11/4/2007 - STATESBORO, GA
TRANSMISSION WILL NOT ENGAGE, SLIPS. CANNOT MOVE VEHICLE WITHOUT TOW. DIAGNOSTIC TEST SHOWS CODE 1870.

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VISIBILITY: WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER

10/2/2007 - FENTON, MI
TL CONTACT OWNS A 1996 CHEVROLET BLAZER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS WORKED INTERMITTENTLY. THE DEALER STATED THAT THE MODULE NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THERE WAS A RECALL FOR THE 1996 CHEVROLET BLAZER, NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER 03V159000 (VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER). THE PURCHASE DATE WAS UNKNOWN. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 70,000 AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 117,000. UPDATED 01/02/08. *4200 THE CONSUMER STATED HAS 2 CHEVROLET BLAZERS WITH THE SAME INTERMITTENT DEFECT. UPDATED 12/12/07

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