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95 Blazer, Surprise Brake Pedal Loss
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I have a '95 Chevy Blazer that I had bought a month ago. When I was driving down the road I needed to use my brakes. I have 4 Wheel ABS, and as I applied them, they quit working. I noticed that this happened two or three times before, if I was going down a hill and had to stop at the bottom, the brakes would make a loud noise and stop working. It would feel like I was riding on ice. I asked a few of the Chevy dealers about this, but they keep saying that it is just me. This last time, they stopped working and I rear ended someone. What should I do?....Rob

A: Your brakes may be part of the largest automotive recall in years! The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced that by agreement General Motors Corp. will modify the braking systems on 3.5 million of its vans, pickup trucks and sport-utility vehicles. The recall follows after reports of more than 2,000 crashes and nearly 300 injuries resulting from malfunctioning anti-lock brakes. The investigation by the NHTSA took nearly five years and was launched because of complaints by consumers of brakes failing to respond or locking up, causing them to roll through intersections or rear-ending other vehicles. If your vehicle is involved in the safety recall all repairs will be performed at no cost, whether or not you are the original owner of the vehicle.

 
     
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