With hollowed catalytic converters, you will never get the engines computer to deliver the proper amount of fuel at the right time. After cycling it through our comprehensive series of objective and subjective testing, we declared the new Chevrolet Blazer the 1995 Motor Trend Truck of the Year. These… Outside of replacing the vehicle, there is not really much you can do. Make sure you are using the proper coolant. A large percentage of our logbook's entries noted a soft brake-pedal feel; however, surveyed owners were quite satisfied with the performance of their Blazer's brakes, as over 86 percent rated braking above average. Ran bad, stuttered, with black smoke.
Surveyed owners of the two-door Blazer found the rear seat confining, as they sacrificed 6. The engine light is on reading o2 sensors. The battery was to blame, and consequently was replaced. Changed fuel injectors with aftermarket, seemed to run ok for a while. Change your oil as needed. During our next visit, at 17,802 miles, the driver's power seat adjuster was replaced to correct a loose seat bottom, and all four shocks were also replaced under warranty.
It helped pave the way back in 1983 for a legion of Johnny-come-latelys when the S-10 pickup-based Blazer was introduced. While these trucks are roomy workhorses they definitely gulp down fuel. Service woes aside, the Blazer's standout feature is its 4. While in the service bay, four recall fixes were performed, ranging from a crank-sensor replacement to silencing a rattling cargo cover. Despite the ever-changing field of players, the Blazer still stands tall as offering a sound overall value. Don't forget to change your air filter.
After-market accessories can add additional weight, which can affect fuel economy. But things are changing for '96, with a new 4Runner and Pathfinder, each featuring improved powerplants, and Explorers available with true V-8 motivation. Gas mileage is horrible, like 10mpg. Just 100 miles later, the Blazer was towed into the dealer to diagnose a failure to start. The trucks average 13 miles per gallon mpg in the city and 18 mpg on the highway.
Synthetic lubricants cause less friction. Minimal body roll, compact size, a powerful engine, and comfort stand out as key factors in driver satisfaction. The rear seats fold flat to optimize useable floor space, and the cargo net makes a handy catch-all for smaller objects. Shifts were smooth with the electronic four-speed automatic transmission. . Problems getting worse after water damage when water got in exhaust.
We found the four-door well suited to our people-shuttling needs. Only 900 miles later we returned with a similar stalling problem and hard shifts; both maladies were courteously corrected under warranty. The shift-on-the-fly four-wheel-drive system in our long-termer worked flawlessly on various ski trips to Lake Tahoe, Big Bear, Vail, and Mammoth Mountain. Sharing an obvious kinship with the S-10 pickup, the Blazer boasts a clean design with rugged good looks. Replaced and soon after, engine light would come on and be reading O2 sensor codes. Tune-ups keep your truck running efficiently.
O2 sensors fail quickly when exposed to raw fuel in the exhaust. Keep it tuned up, and regular oil changes. Did I get a bad injector, think the o2 sensors are bad? When cruising on highway it will have intermittent backfire or quick stutter, and when letting off accelerator. But there are ways to save money at the pump. While the market segment had mushroomed to over one million annual sales, the compact Blazer's numbers remained frustratingly similar to those early years.
Given our driving style and conditions, we were pleased with the 17. Our early-production Blazer developed more than its share of problems over the course of the year, putting us on a first-name basis with our dealer's service personnel. Owner opinions also differed from ours regarding comfort and power, as these were the second and third items, respectively, on the short list of owner complaints. Clear out heavy objects and tools from the truck bed when you don't need them. Obviously there are varying factors that can change the milage between vehicles, including driver's habits, the vehicle's current state of repair ie: has the vehicle been tuned up recently? The Blazer offers exceptional flexibility, whether you're hauling people or packages.