really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,263 miles

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problem #4

Jun 162010


  • 173,052 miles
On my 1996 Chevy Blazer it was recently brought to my attention that I had no rear brake lights. I brought the vehicle to my regular mechanic and I was told that the multifunction switch was defective, as I had no rear hazards either. The only operational brake light was the overhead center light. I had the item replaced and received the car back yesterday, but decided to google the item and came up with the recall #01V364000. This recall only covers GMC related vehicles during calendar years 2000-2002. I have the receipt for work and have the defective part in my possession.

- Glendale, NY, USA

problem #3

Oct 072008


  • miles
I have a 96 Chevy Blazer. My brake lights are doa, the top strip is working but the brake lights itself are not. I changed everything that has to do with the brake lights and still nothing. I went online and also saw other people with the same problem and frustration. I called the dealership and there was a recall on that part but for a 2001. They also estimated that the switch and the labor would cost $700!!!! I went online and found the part itself for $369. I have not yet fixed the problem. This a problem to many Chevy lovers and Chevy should be liable to fix it cause it was an engineering problem.

- Orlando , FL, USA

problem #2

Jul 102003

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Complaint regarding faulty multi-function switch in 1996 Chevrolet Blazer that caught on fire. The multi-function switch in the consumer's vehicle caught fire and was replaced with a 2000 switch, however the switch failed the same way it was described in recall #01V364000, Chevrolet admitted they installed a faulty 2000 switch in the consumer's vehicle, but the recall was by car model year and not the recall switch year

- Unknown, DC, USA

problem #1

Oct 151998

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
Wires leading to light shorted out (cracked inside jacket). As a result light stopped functioning. Light assembly with attached wire harness was replaced. I suspect that the flexing of the wires each time the rear window was open/closed was the cause of the wire failure.

- Kirkland, WA, USA