Chevrolet Blazer owners have reported 26 problems related to ignition switch (under the electrical system category). The most recently reported issues are listed below.
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Blazer. The contact stated that while driving at 45 mph, the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The contact was informed that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 92,000.
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97 Blazer with original low miles had engine stop both on and off the highway several times but it would start back up. In Jan while driving down the highway the service engine light came on and rpms went up. We pulled off and found the transmission was stuck in 3'rd gear. Also key would not release to remove. Errors came up p1860 p0785 and p740 that refer to transmission. The problem was not transmission but ignition switch contact block commonly called the ignition switch, it is the contact section and not the key or lock cylinder. This ignition switch had already been replaced once. Gm has a service bulletin #17006264 on the ignition switch and this appears to be a big problem across many years and models but no recall was issued. An ignition switch problem can cause engine to die, lights to go out and other problems but the contact for the transmission power seems to be a common failure point. I replaced the ignition switch and everything worked fine for one month and then the problem reoccurred with errors p1860 p0758 p0753 p0740 and p0785. I tested the ignition switch power from red/white to white wire and got no power when switch was on so the new switch failed. I tested by temporary jumpering a fused line to fuse 24 output and then transmission worked fine and the key released. I again replaced the ignition switch contact block under warranty and new switch worked fine except the errors came back on p0740, p0785 and p1860. Transmission worked ok though so I took the Blazer to a chevy dealership to check it. They reset code errors , checked wiring, connections and switch. The technician said my work was correct and everything checks out fine and he was not sure why codes came back. Now ok. I examined the original switch and there was no problem with contacts or wires evident. This could be a switch design issue or there is another issue causing this.
See all problems of the 1997 Chevrolet Blazer.
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Blazer. The contact stated that the failed to turn off when the key was removed out the ignition switch. The contact had to disconnect the battery in order to shut the vehicle off. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who replaced the ignition switch. The manufacturer was made aware of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 241,000.
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On 3-17 experienced loud screeching sound when ignition was engaged to start engine, and simultaneously the console alert light blinked off and on . On 3-19 mechanic investigated and found a faulty ignition switch.
See all problems of the 1998 Chevrolet Blazer.
I had an issue where my truck did not want to start but the engine would turn so I knew it was not the battery because my headlights did work. I then noticed my interior dashboard lights were not on so I found that very strange. After so many times trying to start my truck I noticed my truck would only turn on if the interior dashboard lights were on. One night after work I was driving on route 83 in illinois and I was going to make a right turn on to route 53 and suddenly my vehicle just turned off completely. Luckily I w,a able to pull over and restart vehicle. It was at midnight, there were no vehicles at the time and I was not going at high speeds. I did some research on the internet and I found out that it was a faulty ignition switch. I had the ignition switch replaced and my vehicle works perfectly fine now.
Ever since I own this vehicle, the ignition switch does not lock. Therefore it is possible to leave the truck and not know the ignition switch is still in the on position. Also, the gas gauge bounces all over the place and I have to use the trip to know when I need gas. This has also been a problem since I own the truck. Occasionally, the low fuel light comes on (I know I have fuel) and the truck starts acting like it's low on gas.
See all problems of the 2000 Chevrolet Blazer.
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Blazer. The contact stated that the key became lodged in the ignition switch. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The techncian diagnosed that the ignition was defective and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 60,000 and the current mileage was 90,000.
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Car accident was may 2008 was reported to usaa insurance and nc commissioner. I am former us army spouse and contractor 15 years. I am back at home of record. I have lost over $5000 to this incident and I deal with added medical disabilities from this dealing with chronic back, tbi ptsd and brain injury to left side. Confirmed with ent cat scan and army womack hospital. Did not have health care at the time. I have had ignition switch. The light bulb dealing with nc testing issues costing me with testing. Ohio thanks goodness not. But brights dont come on. Radio clock stays on drained battery inpast. And brakes I tried to get a service but didn't know where in dayton , ohio.
See all problems of the 1996 Chevrolet Blazer.
2004 Chevrolet Blazer. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle ignition switch problems. The consumer stated the ignition was fixed 3 different times. The vehicle had to be towed, because it would not start, due to the faulty ignition cylinder would not turn. In November 2013, the vehicle would not go into neutral or park and the vehicle could not be turned off. Per the mechanic, the ignition lock cylinder came apart, again and it had to be replaced. The mechanic stated the problem was due to a heavy key chain. The consumer also stated there was a problem with the two wheel thrust alignment, in which the vehicle had to be serviced twice within 7 months. The consumer no longer owns the vehicle.
Electrical; ignition switch failure. This is the second switch that failed. Both are gm parts.
After the ignition switch went out(12-5-04) -the fuel pump went out and had to be repaired. As you try to drive off the car would die out you would have to try to crank it again-mash the peddle it to the floor and it would run a few feet and die again. Car had to be towed(6-12-05). . . Car starts but it makes a noise when running.
Ignition switch went out. . . Had to have car towed and repaired. Report from shop said" check for no start-found none -traced system found bad ignition electrical switch on steering column-installed new switch with wire harness- ".
2001 Chevrolet Blazer. Consumer writes in regards to ignition switch recall issues also airbags and seat belts malfunction during accident. The consumer and her son were involved in a roll over accident. As a result, her son died.
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The contact owns a 1997 Chevrolet Blazer. On October 14, 2003, the check engine soon light began illuminating and the gear would become stuck in third gear. The dealer stated that a new ignition switch was needed and the contact paid for the repair. On January 4, 2008, the service engine light illuminated again and the gears became stuck. The diagnosis was that the ignition switch needed to be replaced again and the repair was made on January 9, 2008 at the cost of $260. 90. There was a service bulletin for the malfunction indicator lamp: transmission stuck in third gear, instrument cluster inoperative, replace ignition switch. The purchase date and service bulletin number were unknown. The current mileage was 85,465 and failure mileage was 65,000. Updated 02-12-bf08 *.
I have tried several times to contact gm website. . Due to my using webtv im unable to read the small print. I purchased a 93 Blazer 4 years ago. . . I had to have the ignition switch changed. . Now I have 1997 and the same thing is occurring the orginal key is locking up in the on position. . Sometime it takes 5 mins before it will turn to off position. . My inquiry is if there has been a recall on the switches. . . Thank you for your help.
Consumer states that intermittently the engine will stall when driving. Can happen at anytime. Consumer is able to restart once the vehicle is stopped. Consumer has also noticed that the engine was harder to start in mornings. Dealer replaced ignition switch.
My ignition switch burned my wires going to my transmission it had to be rebuilt my main electric box was burnt ihave had problems from day one I bought an extended warranty but they say it does not cover the day after I bought my Blazer the gas mileage stoped working I was told the sencior in the tank was burnt and I was told my Blazer was in watert before ibought it please if you can help me ?.
My SUV is only 4 years old and I want to why the ignition switch went in it, because it cost me almost $400. 00. I want to know if it is defective and if it is I should'nt have to pay for it.
Chevrolet contacted (reference # 205786717) in reference to problems with vehicle including: failed ball joint while driving, others ball joints worn at that time and replaced (they were ok when checkced in July for state inspection), failed unit available; ignition switch failed causing vehicle to stall and eventually not start; problem with excessive wear on front disc pads (causing pads to be replaced 5 times in 48,000 miles). Chevreolet advises they are not going to take any actions concerning these problems. Copies of letters to Chevrolet & receipts available upon request.
While driving vehicle will stall abruptly,and will lose all power ,and would not start. Contacted dealer, and dealer stated there was ashort in ignition switch. Please add VIN .
See all problems of the 1999 Chevrolet Blazer.
Vehicle stalled and security light came on. Dealer replaced ignition switch.
Ignition switch replaced due to no start conditions. Mjs.
Vehicle will not engage in park. It has been in the dealership four times for the same problem. Also, repaired open wire to neutral start switch.
Key can open this vehicle or any other Chevrolet Blazer. Consumer had complained to Chevrolet manufacturer about this problem.
1997 Blazer ignition switch burned out. The consumer knows that Ford also has ignition problem and was wonder if they use the same parts. She believes that the problem should fall under fords ignition recall.
Vehicle stallsat all speeds, switches into 4wd by itself,strong elctrical burning smell after driving.
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|Ignition Switch problems||
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