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Chevrolet Blazer

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An SUV produced by Chevrolet from 1982-2005. It was preceded by the K5 Blazer. In 1999 the TrailBlazer was introduced as a limited-edition appearance package, and when the vehicle was redesigned for the 2006 model year TrailBlazer became the model name.

History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Chevrolet S-10 Blazer page on 13 January 2018, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The Chevrolet Blazer (4WD model T-10) and its rebadged variant, the GMC S-15 Jimmy (4WD model T-15), are compact/mid-size SUVs manufactured and marketed by Chevrolet and GMC from 1982-2005 across two generations.

The S-10 Blazer and S-15 Jimmy were based on the Chevrolet S-10 and GMC S-15 pickup trucks and were manufactured in Pontiac, Michigan; Linden, New Jersey; Moraine, Ohio; Shreveport, Louisiana; Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Oshawa, Ontario, Canada; and São Paulo, Brazil.

In the United States retail sales of two-door Blazer models ended in 2004; all other models were sold until April 20, 2005. In the Canadian market, four-door models of the Blazer and Jimmy were sold until the 2004 model year and until the 2005 model year for the two-door models of both.

The Brazilian variant, based on the second-generation S-series, continues in production in Brazil with their own sheetmetal stampings as well as in Canada with the Brazilian, Indonesian and Russian sheetmetal stampings). In North America, the Moraine, Ohio plant produced only 4-door vehicles, with both 2- and 4-door models being produced at Linden, which was the main assembly plant after the switch (some time after 1995) from Pontiac, Michigan, which became a full-size truck plant.

First generation (1982-1994)

Chevrolet introduced the S-10 Blazer in 1982 along with its rebadged variant, the GMC S-15 Jimmy, and S-10 pickup truck, the latter replacing the Isuzu-based Chevrolet LUV. The Blazer and Jimmy appeared as 1983 models.

The S-series Blazer and Jimmy did not feature removable hardtops like their full-size counterparts and were only offered in a two-door bodystyle.

Second generation (1995-2005)

The all-new Blazer was introduced in 1994 as a 1995 model year. This time, it lost the S-10 prefix for simpler identification due to the full-size K5 Blazer being discontinued (the GMT400-based Blazer was rebadged as the Tahoe; the Tahoe package which was the base trim for past S10s was redesignated as the LS. The Blazer was Playboy magazine's Truck of the Year for 1995 and was also the unanimous winner of the Motor Trend 1995 Truck of the Year. Exterior and interior size were increased, bumping it up to a mid-sized SUV. A drivers air bag came, but a passenger airbag wasn't immediately introduced. This Blazer appealed to more customers because of the less rugged appearance and rounded styling, and many storage spaces- a key feature for families. It was available with the 4.3 L V6 engine only, and most models featured four-wheel drive via an electronic transfer case; 1997 was the last year a manual transfer case for 4 wheel drive (floor shifter for 4 wheel drive) was offered. In 1998, the interior and exterior received some cosmetic changes. The makeover offered a new dashboard with larger buttons and more ergonomically correct driving controls, as well as larger door handles, and head rests for the rear bench. A passenger airbag is now standard. A front grille similar to the Chevrolet C/K pickup line's stacked-headlight system replaced the older single-headlight system, similar to the full size GMT400 trucks. 4 wheel disc brakes became standard equipment, fitted with aluminum dual piston calipers (the front disc brakes were redesigned with the dual piston calipers and 11" diameter brake rotors (steering knuckles now have sealed hub assemblies) while the truck models retained the 1978-era single piston disc brakes originally sourced and shared from GM's G-body lineup). In 1999, new folding mirrors replaced the old folding mirrors. 2000 saw new front bumpers and the trim running along the sides and bumpers was removed. For the 2001 model year, the truck received a new center console.

In 1999, Chevrolet introduced a limited edition 'TrailBlazer' appearance package that was available as an upgrade to the LS and LT trims. The package featured gold-accented alloy rims and trim along with several interior/exterior modifications and upgrades. This package was marketed until the introduction of the GMT360 series for the 2002 model year. The Trailblazer's headlamps, which featured daytime running lamps, would be available on various Blazer models until production ended. Upon introduction of the 2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer and the GMC Envoy, production continued after their successors came to the market, with the Jimmy only being sold in Canada and in the 2005 model year, 4-door models sold to vehicle fleets. Another upscale model was the 1998 GMC Envoy. It used the same engines and had many of the same upgrades as the Bravada. The 1998 model Envoy featured an optional upgrade to High Intensity Discharge headlamps, and several other visual modifications. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Jimmy nameplate, the Jimmy Diamond Edition was launched. Not too different from the Envoy, it featured leather seats with a diamond pattern, special diamond logos, and an aluminum silver plate along lower sides of the SUV.


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1999 BookGeneral Motors Blazer/Jimmy/Typhoon/Bravada 1983-93 Repair Manual by Thomas A. Mellon; Chilton Automotive Books
2000 Book2000 Chevrolet Blazer Owner's Manual; General Motors Corporation


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Chevrolet Blazer - DuPage County Security DuPage County Security
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Chevrolet Blazer - DuPage County Security DuPage County Security
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Chevrolet Blazer Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
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Documents

DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
May 2006Calspan On-Site Child Safety Seat Vehicle Crash Investigation
Vehicle: 1989 Chevrolet Blazer
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 790KB - 17 pages
April 2001Veridian On-Site Child Safety Crash Investigation
SCI Technical Summary Report
Vehicle - 1996 Chevrolet Blazer
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 322KB - 19 pages
September 1998Remote, Redesigned Air Bag Special Study
1998 Chevrolet Blazer
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 743KB - 21 pages
October 1998Redesigned Air Bag Special Study (RABSS)
SCI Technical Summary Report
RABSS Vehicle - 1998 Chevrolet S-10 Blazer LS
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 188KB - 10 pages
January 1999On-scene Investigation / Vehicle to Vehicle
1998 Chevrolet Blazer
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 223KB - 14 pages
April 2001On-Site Redesigned Air Bag Investigation
Vehicle - 1998 Chevrolet Blazer
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 1,133KB - 21 pages
March 2007Not in Traffic Surveillance Remote Back Over Investigation / Vehicle v. Pedestrian
1998 Chevrolet Blazer
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 2,905KB - 25 pages
classified date 2000Special Crash Investigation Report
Case Vehicle: 1998 Chevrolet Blazer LS, 4 x 4, 4-door SUV
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 41.8MB - 105 pages
classified date 2005Special Crash Investigation Report
Case Vehicle: 1999 Chevrolet Blazer LS, 4-door SUV, 4x4
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 6.1MB - 99 pages
September 2000Remote Redesigned Air Bag Report
Vehicle - 1999 Chevrolet Blazer
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 604KB - 15 pages
July 2002On-Site Child Safety Seat Investigation / Vehicle Rollover
1999 Chevrolet Blazer
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 1,328KB - 26 pages


Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
30 July 20032000 Chevy Blazer Engine Fire, GM Investigates.Secure Payment Systems


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