1998 Chevrolet Blazer

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1998 Chevrolet Blazer

Available in 4 styles:  Blazer 2dr 4x2 shown
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Kelley Blue Book Retail
$2,375–$3,075

Est. MPG

16 city / 20–21 hwy


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NHTSA Vehicle Safety Recalls

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Blazer

EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Recall number: 00V220000
Recall date: 08/11/2000

Problem Summary:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: LIGHT DUTY PICKUP TRUCKS AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES. THESE VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." THE DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHTS BUILT WITH A CANDELA VALUE GREATER THAN 3,000 CANNOT BE MOUNTED HIGHER THAN 864MM ABOVE THE ROAD SURFACE.

Consequence:

THESE VEHICLES DO NOT COMPLY WITH REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 108.

Corrective Action:

DEALERS WILL INSTALL A REVISED WIRING HARNESS THAT CHANGES THE DRL'S FROM HIGH BEAM TO LOW BEAM DRL'S, AND INSTALL NEW LONG-LIFE LOW BEAM BULBS.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 09/13/2000.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 04/01/1997 and 06/30/1998.


SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER ARM

Recall number: 98V053000
Recall date: 03/09/1998

Problem Summary:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MULTI-PURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLE EQUIPPED WITH 4-WHEEL DRIVE OR ALL-WHEEL-DRIVE. ONE OR BOTH OF THE ATTACHING NUTS FOR THE RIGHT-HAND LOWER CONTROL ARM ARE UNDER TORQUED. THIS CAN ALLOW THE ATTACHMENT BOLT TO LOOSEN AND SUBSEQUENT BREAK RESULTING IN SEPARATION OF THE LOWER CONTROL ARM FROM THE FRAME.

Consequence:

THIS CONDITION CAN RESULT IN A LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL.

Corrective Action:

DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND RETIGHTEN THE RIGHT-HAND LOWER CONTROL ARM NUTS TO THE PROPER TORQUE SPECIFICATION.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 01/22/1998.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 01/01/1998 and 01/31/1998.


SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Recall number: 97V218000
Recall date: 11/24/1997

Problem Summary:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: LIGHT DUTY PICKUP TRUCKS AND MULTI-PURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLES. A FATIGUE FRACTURE OF THE REAR AXLE RIGHT-HAND BRAKE PIPE CAN OCCUR CAUSING A SLOW BRAKE FLUID LEAK RESULTING IN A SOFT BRAKE PEDAL. IF THE BRAKE PIPE BREAKS, THE DRIVER WOULD EXPERIENCE A SUDDEN DROP IN THE BRAKE PEDAL, THE INSTRUMENT PANEL BRAKE LIGHT WOULD ILLUMINATE, AND THERE WOULD BE A LOSS OF REAR BRAKE PERFORMANCE.

Consequence:

PARTIAL LOSS OF BRAKING AT A TIME WHEN MINIMUM STOPPING DISTANCE WAS REQUIRED COULD RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Action:

DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE BRAKE PIPE.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 12/15/1997.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 03/01/1997 and 08/31/1997.


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