Chevrolet Blazer owners have reported 24 problems related to brake abs warning light (under the service brakes category). The most recently reported issues are listed below.
I purchased this vehicle in February 2015 with 71,000 - the body was very well kept inside and out. What I didn't know was the extensive amount of rust and corrosion under the vehicle, which did not show initially. I have only had same a little over a year and have had to already replace front arm joints because they snapped in half and my tire was sitting crooked and in danger of falling off!! fuel lines had to be replaced because they completed rusted through and gasoline was leaking out all over. The driver door was checked 2x as it does not shut correctly and I can hear wind getting into the vehicle while driving (not to mention water pouring in over the driver's side door and door controls), the brakes go completely to the floor (despite being fixed), the abs light and check engine light stay on despite being checked - this truck design is terrible and it now rides and sounds like a bucket of bolts. I have had many trucks from GMC jimmy, Chevrolet trailblazer, etc. - I have never had one that has gone completely sour in so short a time. I have also read the numerous accounts of people in accidents with this year vehicle and the brakes failing and airbags not deploying - I am seriously scared to drive this vehicle anymore. I am a single mother of 2 and thought I was purchasing a reliable vehicle for my family from a reputable company. I see that most of the complaints - if they were investigated by chevy - were deemed "no problem found" and swept under the rug. What do I do?! I have already spent over $1,000 to fix this vehicle and it still has issues - I simply cannot afford to keep sinking $$ into a vehicle that is going to bleed me dry.
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The contact owns a 1997 Chevrolet Blazer. While driving at an unknown speed, the abs warning light illuminated and the front brakes locked up intermittently. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the abs pump and electronic control module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 79,300.
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The contact owns a 1998 Chevrolet Blazer. The contact stated that the brakes failed and the brake pedal traveled to the floor. The abs light illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and it was determined that the pressure modulator valve needed to be replaced. The manufacturer stated that the part was not under warranty. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 81,000.
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Brake/abs lights come on the dash, no abs brakes at all, so now what ???.
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The contact owns a 1999 Chevrolet Blazer. The contact stated that while driving 5 mph and coming to a stop, the brakes would not engage properly, causing an increase in stopping distance and time. The abs warning light also illuminated at the time of the failure. The dealer was not contacted and the vehicle was neither diagnosed nor repaired. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 05v379000 (service brakes, hydraulic:antilock) but did not receive confirmation of whether the vehicle was included in the recall. The failure and the current mileage was unknown.
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I am shocked to find out that there are so many other people having problems with the abs brakes and the front end ball joints. I am actually afraid to drive my Blazer after reading about the problems. I live in a small town in the mountains and have to drive mountain roads and along a river to get to a bigger city. I average about once a month this trip and if I my Blazer was to have a wheel fall off because of a bad ball joint system I and maybe others would be dead or seriously hurt. I have over the years replaced my ball joints several times as they keep going bad, much more than just normal wear it appears. I also have for the last 6 months or so have had the abs light come on and the abs brakes come into play when slowing down or coming to a stop on dry roads. There are times the light is on when I first start my Blazer and haven't even moved yet. A mechanic that looked at it said that it appeared that the sensor would need replacing. I did not have it done as it was going to be several hundred dollars for the repair. What does it take to have a recall? how can people tell you of the problems they too are having, when these problems are not publicly announced and they have no idea that it is not just their vehicle. Like me, I had no idea there were these problems going on for other people too. Like I said I now am afraid about having a major accident because of the ball joint/suspension problem that is talked about on this website. I can not afford to buy a new vehicle. Can't we get help before someone has to be hurt or killed?.
Abs engages at very low speeds on dry pavement. Brakes slip causing longer braking/stopping distance. Abs light comes on briefly after the event takes place. This presents for dangerous road conditions, especially in town/city environment where often instantaneous braking decisions occur (children playing, animals crossing, etc. ).
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I was driving down the road coming up to a stop sign when my abs system kicked on and couldn't stop. Now my abs light stays on. . I have went through my savings account trying to get the problem fixed and still having the same problems. I think this is more of a manufacture defect and its going to get someone hurt or killed.
Abs and brakehen the abs lights come on and then the abs will not work. When the brakes are applies at low speeds they will shake and then cause the lights to come on.
2000 chevy Blazer has abs light come on. When this occurs the brakes do not work. It does not matter if the speed is extremely low-or going 55mph-65mph depending on posted speed limit. If you barely touch them it slips/does not grab. If you try to pump the brake pedal it goes to the floor two or three times before catching. You can hear a noise before the abs light comes on-you can feel the brake pedal get tight and then real loose before light comes on. The light does not stay on, nor do you have a warning about it coming on. I just had new brake pads and rotors put on- the brakes should be better than new- however, does'nt matter if they are being told by a sensor or other computer chip/light that they don't work! I've been told it is the abs brake motor valve body assembly part, that is malfunctioning. Please investigate before somebody gets hurt or dies. There is also another woman at my work who has the same vehicle and has the same problem on occassion, they have spent days trying to identify the problem.
Front end, both wheel bearings at 60,000 miles, idler arm, replace tires, abs light.
The contact owns a 1996 Chevrolet Blazer. There were problems with the abs system. A loud squeaking noise came from the brakes , and when the brake pedal was pressed the noise became louder. There was extended stopping distance that was caused by the abs. Also, the abs light illuminated until the back brake pads and cylinders were replaced. This remedied the abs light from being illuminated, but the consumer was still hearing the loud squeaking noise, and was still having extended stopping distances. While the brakes were being repaired the second time the brake specialist referred him to general motors for the brake problem. There is recall 99i006000 safety improvement campaign for this year, make, and model of vehicle, for the service brakes, hydraulic: anti lock brakes. However, this vehicle is not included due to VIN.
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Abs braking light appeared on the dashboard and remained on. While applying the brakes pedal went to the floor. A banging noise was heard coming from the front. Vehicle drove roughly. Consumer was able to maintain control of the vehicle, and drove it to the dealer. Mechanic determined that both front driver's side and passenger's side ball joints, and abs module needed to be replaced.
Tl-the contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Blazer. The contact stated that the heater and air conditioner failed to function. In addition, the contact stated that the four wheel drive was activated but failed to engage and the oil pressure gauge displayed an incorrect reading. The abs warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the transfer case needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 80,000. Djr.
While applying the brakes vehicle will skid and make a knocking noise coming from driver's side tire. Abs braking system light appeared on the dashboard.
First the abs warning light started illuminating every so often starting in 2002, now the wipers have become very erratic. It has now gotten so bad that it has become a safety hazard. It does not matter what setting ( delay, slow or fast) the wipers are set at they react on their own. Sometimes they stop completely which causes a severe safety hazard when driving in the rain. You could have the setting on slow delay and they will begin going very fast or medium speed, then change again for no reason. They also continue to run when the switch is turned completely off. This started about two months ago and has increased in intensity with each use due to rain. I understand previous year models were recalled for a very similar problem and I am wondering if this years model has been added to the recall list?.
The abs light illuminated, which caused loss of braking.
Abs light was illuminated when vehicle was taken to the dealership for service of recall campaign 99v193000. When consumer took possession of vehicle abs light was still illuminated on instrument panel. Dealership informed consumer not to worry about the light. When brakes were applied the pedal was normal; however there was extended stopping distance which resulted in a collision. Vehicle is at dealership. Please provide further informationdditional information / documentation.
Brakes seemed mushy when short stop required. Had brakes checked and they checked out ok. Shortly thereafter the abs light came on. Dealer determined that the abs sensor module was bad and had to be replaced. How a sensor could cost over $1000 seemed ridiculous. This coincides with campaign 99i006000. Can I be reimbursed for this repair?.
We have had numerous problems with the antilocking brake system. The vehicle has been taken to the dealership for brake repairs several times. The abs light has burned for at least half of the time that we have owned the vehicle. The first time we were told that the alternator was causing the abs light to stay on. Two weeks before the accident the dealership replaced the brake module. The accident was caused when the brakes locked up and sent the vehicle into a spin in the middle lane of a three lane highway. The accident occurred at 11:30 am on a dry highway, and luckily no other vehicles were close. We contacted Chevrolet who sent an engineer to inspect the vehicle. He said nothing was wrong with the brake system.
While driving vehicle about 10 mph consumer stepped on the brake pedal to stop vehicle, but vehicle did not stop. With no brakes and the abs light caming on, indicated that the abs brakes had problems. The vehicle is being taken to dealer for rapairs. Manufacturer was contacted and they said: they will open a file about the problem.
Abs warning light illuminated on the dash panel. This light is on because of a bad control module. Dealer has been contacted.
Vehicle was put in for recall on abs system. A short time later, the abs light came on again. Was returned to the dealer and was checked again. Some time later the light was going on again and was brought back to the dealer. They hoocked it up to the computer and they said there were at least 10 different codes in the system and they would need to start with the first thing and work through to find out the problem. The light seems to go on when the truck is in reverse and when you step on the brake hard at 5 mph then put it in drive it seems to go out. Is there a way that this can be checked out without the truck being taken for a week or is it the whole computer system that is faulty?.
Abs brakes grind, causing failure. Brake pedal to floor and won't stop. Abs light stays on continually. I have had many near misses of rear-end accidents. Have been unable to get assistance in the repair. Warranty has expired and the cost to get this fixed/resolved has prevented my taking the Blazer to a dealer for many months. Will be taking the Blazer to a dealer on Monday, August 7, 2000.
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|Brake Electric Antilock problems||
|Brakes Failed problems||
|Service Brakes problems||
|Abs Brake Fail problems||
|Brake Disc Pads problems||
|Brake Foundation Components problems||
|Brake Abs Warning Light problems||
|Brake Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings problems||
|Brake Disc Rotor problems||
|Brake Disc problems||