10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
83 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
41 / 1
Average Mileage:
1,524 miles

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problem #201

Aug 091999

(reported on)

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
Brakes have always been slow to stop vechile

- Blountville, TN, USA

problem #200

Aug 091999

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
When applying the brakes pedal goes to the floor. Owner has to stand on brakes to get the vehicle to stop. Dealer says vehicle needs a power brake booster replaced.

- Tipton, IN, USA

problem #199

Feb 031999

Blazer

  • miles
While driving at any speed and going over any type of bumps while applying the brake's, the brake's lock up, and vehicle is hard to stop. Brake pedal goes straight to the floorboard due to the ABS system kicking in.

- Addison, NJ, USA

problem #198

Mar 051999

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
Three accidents have occurred in which braking was a factor. One crash involved a slow-speed, rear-end collision where the brakes were applied, the anti-lock system was activated but the stopping distance was extensive. The second crash involved wet, slick pavement and when brakes were applied, the anti-locks activated, inability to steer and a spinout occurred. In the third accident, pavement was wet, slushy in areas. At an approximate speed of 25 mph, brakes were applied at a yield intersection. The anti-lock brakes activated, the ability to steer the vehicle was lost and stopping distance was excessive, causing a crash with a vehicle in the intersection. In the third crash (3-05-99), this inability to stop/steer was reported in writing to our insurance carrier (usaa) and also to the GM bodyshop who repaired the vehicle. A verbal complaint was made to nick hopson at audette Cadillac about the brakes and a request to "check the brakes" was made. The response was that if there had been any problem with the brakes the vehicle's onboard computer would have notified the driver and there was nothing to indicate a problem with them. Over the course of these incidents, the personal distress and expense has been excrutiating. We have not been formally notified of the recall as yet and are extremely concerned about the safety of this vehicle.

- Farmington, MI, USA

problem #197

Jun 301999

Blazer

  • miles
Ongoing/intermittent problem with ABS brake system; consumer complained that the brake pedal feels different when applied, and a weaking noise is heard whenever brake are applied. Can NHTSA provide further information on this matter.

- Dear Park, TX, USA

problem #196

Jul 101999

Blazer

  • miles
ABS is defective. Brakes applied and extended stopping distance occurred. Groaning noise. Dealer contacted, and could not remedy problem. Problem still exists. Provide further information.

- Sebring, FL, USA

problem #195

Jul 141999

(reported on)

Blazer

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
ABS brakes skid when brakes are applied when going over rock or bump in the road. Mjs

- Opelousas, LA, USA

problem #194

Jul 291999

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
When applying the brakes vehicle vibrated/slowed down, and then kept going. Driver ran into another vehicle. Dealer has not seen vehicle.

- Yonkers, NY, USA

problem #193

Jul 291999

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
When applying the brakes pedal went to the floor, failing completely and vehicle rear ended another vehicle. Currently, dealer has vehicle.

- New Milford, CT, USA

problem #192

Jun 101999

Blazer

  • miles
Has no ABS brakes due to crack along seam in module. This causes brakes to fail when needed. Been in touch with dealer/manufacturer. Informed different parts were changed in middle of production. The manufacturer & dealer will not repair due to no warranty. Was told should not have cracked.

- Fletcher, OH, USA

problem #191

Jan 011999

Blazer

  • miles
While driving out of the driveway at 20 mph and applying the brakes, the ABS system kicked in, causing vehicle not to stop.

- Fort Washington, MD, USA

problem #190

Jul 281999

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
While driving brake pedal became hard as a rock and would not move. Dealer replaced the booster. Presently, when applying the brakes the pedal goes to the floor.

- Wichita, KS, USA

problem #189

Jun 071999

Blazer

  • miles
The ABS brakes would pull when applied. The brake pedal would go to the floor. Will be taking vehicle to dealer. IE98077.

- Ansonia, CT, USA

problem #188

Jul 011999

Blazer

  • miles
Brake pedal going down to floor. Vehicle inspected by independence repair shop on two occasions, nothing visible could be found. Dealer was contacted and informed of no problem, nor recall.... can NHTSA help in this matter.

- Jackson, MO, USA

problem #187

Jul 231999

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
When applying the brakes pedal goes to the floor, and eventually vehicle will stop and almost shut the motor off. Also vehicle pulls to the right or left. Dealer can't find the cause of the problem.

- Pelham, NC, USA

problem #186

Jul 231999

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
When applying the brakes ABS kicks in which makes the vehicle take longer to stop. Sometimes the pedal will go to the floor. Also, dealer has replaced rotors and pads, but defect still exists.

- Blue Bell, PA, USA

problem #185

Jul 221999

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
Brakes on this vehicle have been questionable since I purchased it. I reported the problem to the dealer two days after purchase and was told that was just the way the brakes were. I have had several instances where the ABS have either locked up or failed to work at all. The ABS will engage on dry roads at slow speeds. Brakes will fade when coming to a slow stop. Travel on brakes pedal is such that when the vehicle is at a stop, you can not fit anything under the pedal, it is all the way to the floor. I was also told, this is just the way the truck is. Brakes had to be replaced at 17,000 miles, and was told by GM that they know there is a brake problem, but it is a quality issue, not a safety issue and warranty would only cover it up to 15,000 miles. If I had bought a jimmy, the warranty would have covered the brakes up to 20,000. Is this because I didn't pay enough for the Blazer" my safety is not as important as those people that paid more for their vehicle" I don't tend to agree with that line of thinking.

- Clinton Township, MI, USA

problem #184

Jan 011997

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving at 35 mph and applying the brake's, ABS brakes locked up and did not stop vehicle. Consumer rear ended another vehicle in front of her. Consumer's vehicle sustained front end damage.

- Enfield, CT, USA

problem #183

Jul 101999

Blazer

  • miles
Vehicle in front of me slowed suddenly to avoid collision with merging traffic. I then started to brake hard to avoid collision. That is when my brakes made a funny clicking sound and felt as if it where not egaging. Thus I collided with the vehicle.

- Gonzases, CA, USA

problem #182

Feb 011999

Blazer

  • miles
The ABS braking sytem malfunctioned, causing extended stopping distance which can result in a crash.

- West Moreland, TN, USA

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