10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,933 miles

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problem #10

Aug 042006

Blazer 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Purchased vehicle 12/03 since then have replaced: Water pump 3 times, radiator, thermostat, left upper ball joint, upper manifold gasket, main real seal. Over the past 6-8 months I have noticed the braking issue several times (more than 10.) luckily none were emergency stops, however when braking due to traffic light change or stopping while going downhill, the brakes "chatter, " an audible whine is produced, and it is necessary to pump the brakes before it will regain pressure and stop.

- Strasburg, VA, USA

problem #9

Oct 152003

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • 71,331 miles
Brake failure. Brake work done several times including recall of ABS. Which is not included in repair cost. The vehicle was involved in an accident on July 9 2002. The brakes failed without warning at slow speed on surface street resulting in a three car collision one vehicle was totaled. Accident costs not included. Minor injury to drivers of two of the vehicles. Contacted GM and was told that recall work had been done and so would not take any responsiblily etc. Vehicle has been parked since as unable to verify what actual problem is. Brakes failed again when the autobody repair shop took it in for brake check prior to returning to us.

- Santa Rosa, CA, USA

problem #8

Nov 152002

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
I was just involved in "rear-ender" in which I could not get my Blazer to stop. The vehicle in front of me suddenly stopped to turn left. That seemed okay because I knew I had plenty of time to stop. However, as I was applying the brakes, it felt like the ABS was releasing the brakes causing my Blazer to roll right into the rear the Explorer in front of me. This is extrememly frustrating because I had my vehicle in for an ABS recall earlier this year.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #7

Nov 152002

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
I was just involved in "rear-ender" in which I could not get my Blazer to stop. The vehicle in front of me suddenly stopped to turn left. That seemed okay because I knew I had plenty of time to stop. However, as I was applying the brakes, it felt like the ABS was releasing the brakes causing my Blazer to roll right into the rear the Explorer in front of me. This is extrememly frustrating because I had my vehicle in for an ABS recall earlier this year.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #6

May 122003

Blazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,000 miles
I own a 1996 Chevrolet Blazer which I purchased new in 1996. It now has 59,000 miles on it. We have regularly scheduled maintenance done on the car, along with scheduled oil changes, checking belts, hoses, etc. We are constantly having our brakes repaired/replaced. Last year we needed to have a brake booster replaced which cost us over $700 and today we were told that our "entire" cooling system is corroded...$1,900. At 59,000 miles I certainly don't think this should have happened.

- Jackson, NJ, USA

problem #5

Jan 052002

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 99,000 miles
Windshield wipers front & rear failed, water pump quit, drive shaft broke, ball joints right front broke, heater quit, air conditioner quit. Drivers side rear view mirror fell off, steering problems, brake problems, universal joints worn out, cracked front rotors, etc.

- Elkview, WV, USA

problem #4

Nov 021996

Blazer

  • miles
Accident--airbag didn't deploy, brake failure.

- Souderton, PA, USA

problem #3

Jan 021997

(reported on)

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brakes failed.

- Riverdale, IL, USA

problem #2

Jul 041997

Blazer

  • miles
While driving about 30 mph the rear backing plate bend and cut into the brake line. Driver was able to stop vehicle safely. The vehicle is being repaired by dealer.

- Altoona, WI, USA

problem #1

Aug 041996

Blazer

  • miles
Consumer was coming to a light, applied the brakes and there were no brakes, caused consumer to have an accident and brakes came back.

- Syracuse , NY, USA