10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,847 miles

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problem #12

Sep 271999

Blazer

  • miles
It is a problem with pink cooland in 9 months it happened again.

- South El Monte, CA, USA

problem #11

Jul 212000

Blazer

  • miles
Engine overheated, oil pressure increased, I brought it salisbury Chevrolet. They advised me that engine needed to be replaced. There were not any warning signs prior to incident. Dealer advises that engine should not be disassembled due to cost of job and"strain on bearings".

- Niskayuna, NY, USA

problem #10

Aug 182000

(reported on)

Blazer

  • miles
Engine coolant has turned into mud. A technical service bulletin has been issued.

- Newark, DE, USA

problem #9

May 012000

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
We are having a problem with the Blazer overheating. And also it wont blow hot air from the heater. When the air conditioning is on it also overheats. We had it to the garage and got an estimate of $350 to repair this and we were also told that they had alot of other 96 Blazer coming in with the same problem. I think there should be a recall on this and it shouldnt be up to us the people to pay for this problem if it is gms fault for this!! could you please do something about this!!

- Greensburg, PA, USA

problem #8

Jun 202000

Blazer

  • miles
My son has a 1996 GMC jimmy that has had the same problems. He has had to have his radiator removed and cleaned out twice and have the water pump replaced once. General Motors knows of this problem but has not issued a recall. There is a label in front of the radiator that states that the coolant does not require service for 100,000 miles. This coolant causes some of the engine components to rust ( ex. Heater nipple) someone at the dealership admitted that they see many vehicles every day with this problem.

- Selma, AL, USA

problem #7

Dec 011999

Blazer

  • miles
Vehicle experienced the situation which is stated in sb #99-06-02-012B, radiator cap had rust and gritty material lodged under it.

- River Hills, WI, USA

problem #6

Mar 232000

(reported on)

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
At 33000 miles radiator malfunction causing the vehicle to overheat, coolant was corroded. The radiator and engine was flushed and the water pump replaced and new coolant put in.

- Comack, NY, USA

problem #5

Feb 192000

Blazer

  • miles
Coolant, rusty appearance in reservoir/radiator, dealer claims contamination of dexcool.this is a sealed system, GM contaminated system let them fix.claim denied 2/19/00 ball joints breaking? sloppy, loose sensation in turns, popping of tire/wheel area

- Flower Mound, TX, USA

problem #4

Aug 071998

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Water pump failed.

- Elkview, WV, USA

problem #3

Jul 221999

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
Cooling fan blade disentegrated and parts caused damage to radiator, hood insulation, misc. Other parts in engine compartment

- Reynoldsburg, OH, USA

problem #2

Jan 061999

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
Car had no heat brought to dealer said sys was all clogged up and was due to someone putting in foreign substance but was not case anti freeze failed I've heard 5000 cars had same complaint but GM not responding to mine problem is with this dex cool please let me know if U have any info on this situation

- S.Hackensack, NJ, USA

problem #1

Feb 021998

Blazer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Oil cooling lines rub against oil pan.

- Mcdonough, GA, USA