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94 Chevy S-Blazer, ABS Blues
Q: I have a '94 S-Blazer 4 wheel drive with ABS brakes that I wish it didn't have. I've had 2 minor mishaps because of them. I've had to make some panic stops when the ABS brakes don't do anything...I'll be standing on the pedal while no stopping power is being delivered to the wheels. Can I be helped, or is this something I just need to deal with. When my bumper was planted in the ass end of a '98 BMW I had a hard time dealing with it.

A:There has been problems with GM's Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) on vehicles like yours.. There is a recall starting up on these vehicles and you should call your nearest dealer for more information.

ALLDATA Information System shows a recall addressing this problem.

The Problem: Under certain driving conditions the ABS system can malfunction causing increased stopping distances during ABS stops while in the two-wheel drive mode.

If this occurred at a time when minimum stopping distance was required, a vehicle crash could occur without prior warning.

The Fix: The remedy is currently under development. Owner notification is expected to begin early in 2000. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable amount of time should contact Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020 or GMC at 1-800-462-8782. Also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Auto Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236. You do not have to be the original owner of the vehicle to receive recall repairs at no cost.

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