1st Generation (1985—1994) Blazer Problems

Blazer owners with a 1985—1994 model year have the most problems with the engine (32%), transmission (16%), and the brakes (12%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. ABS Engages at Slow Speed on Wet Surfaces 1 complaints at an average of 3,000 miles in the 1994 Chevrolet Blazer.
  2. Transmission Failure 1 complaints at an average of 120,000 miles in the 1985 Chevrolet Blazer.
  3. Over Heating 1 complaints at an average of 84,568 miles in the 1986 Chevrolet Blazer.

What Blazer Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Chevrolet model years.

Watch out for the 1994 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
1994 6 7 21 7.44
1993 2 7 13 0.43
1992 3 6 11 0.13
1991 4 7 7 0.88
1990 3 4 6 0.4
1989 3 4 5 0.75
1988 1 4 5 0.22
1986 2 2 3 0.74
1985 1 2 3 0.78

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