really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,778 miles

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problem #9

Aug 092007

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
We have replaced the fuel pump 3 times. It has caused us to miss work several days, and put our jobs at risk. We have been out money for towing, parts and labor twice. The third time it failed, it was just past the parts warranty for a grand total of $1950. We have to continue to take it back to Firestone to be replaced and make our lives miserable.

- Oak Ridge, TN, USA

problem #8

Sep 052004

Blazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 178,000 miles
On September 5, 2004, my husband, mother, 8 year old son, 4 year old daughter, and 1 year old son, were stranded in the emergency lane on I-66 East in fairfax county, va with a broken fuel pump. While waiting for a tow truck they were hit by a drunk driver who was traveling at approximately 100 mph. The Blazer flipped onto its side and skidded a great distance, before finally coming to rest upside down. My 4 year old daughter was seriously injured when the back seat, and the front seat broke and sandwiched her in between the two. She broke her jaw when she was slammed into the small handle above the rear right passenger side door. She also suffered a broken wrist and broken arm when she was thrown into the door. When the back seat broke it caused her to hit the headset of the broken front seat which in turn caused some of her teeth to go through her bottom lip. My mother who was sitting in the front passenger seat was injured when the roof did not hold up in the crash and suffered thankfully what was classified as "minor" injuries, but could have very well been major injuries because the entire right side from front to back did not hold up in the accident. I do have many pictures of what was left of my Blazer, from many different angles both inside and out. I am deeply troubled by the fact that both seats broke, and the roof did not hold up at all. My 8 year sitting in the rear center seat had a laceration and concussion, my 1 year old sitting in the rear drivers side seat had no injuries, and my husband in the drivers seat suffered minor head and shoulder injuries. Granted this could have been much worse, but I expected a lot more out of the Blazer than what actually happened.

- Decatur, AL, USA

problem #7

May 022003

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Moses lake fire department incident report 2003-1096. Possible problem with fuel pumps installed on 1996 Chevrolet Blazer, causing fuel to be released from the fill tube while fueling is being accomplished. Vehicle turned off at time of incident. Owner reports this as the second incident involving a fuel spill during fueling--mechanical investigation indicated a problem with the fuel pump on the first incident and pump was replaced.

- Moses Lake, WA, USA

problem #6

Nov 072001


  • miles
Fuel pump has been replaced 3 times. Consumer feels there is a problem with fuel pump. Please provide any further informtation.

- St. Lewis, MI, USA

problem #5

May 271999

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
Somehow an electrical short occurred in the fuel pump. The mechanic who fixed the short said that this was a real safety hazard as the short was in the tank assembly so close to fuel..

- West Jordan, UT, USA

problem #4

Jun 241999

(reported on)


  • miles
The fuel pump is being replaced for the 8th time on this vehicle. The vehicle continues to cut off at while driving at any speed without warning. Every 10,000 miles the fuel pump needs replacing.

- Plainfield, NJ, USA

problem #3

May 231999


  • miles
Intermittently vehicle stalls and dies, giving the driver no warning. Dealer has replaced the alternator/battery and fuel pump and the problem still exists.

- Mt Ary, NC, USA

problem #2

Dec 081997


  • miles
Fuel pump failed resulting in vehicle stalling.

- Greenwood, IN, USA

problem #1

Nov 191996


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Fuel pump failed.

- Homosassa, FL, USA