10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
36 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
12 / 0
Average Mileage:
816 miles

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problem #151

Nov 212000

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Today (11/21/00) was the third time I've experienced brake failure due to problems with the anti lock braking system in my 1996 Chevrolet S10 pickup. During certain, specific situations, the ABS will "decide" not to apply the brakes, allowing the vehicle to continue to roll forwards. The road conditions under which this occurs are as follows: 1) slow speed; generally less than 10 mph. 2) wet, slick pavement that abruptly changes to dry pavement and then back to wet pavement. In these situations, the ABS can be heard and felt cycling but no stopping power is available. The only way to stop the vehicle in this situation in a "reasonable" distance is to apply the parking brake and "lock up" the rear wheels. The first two occurrences, which did not result in an accident, took place approximately 1 1/2 years ago while the vehicle was under warranty. The S10 was taken to a Chevrolet dealer (groth brothers, livermore, ca 94550) who checked the ABS system and said there was no problem. The third occurrence happened on 11/21/00 and resulted in me rear-ending a vehicle stopped at a stop light. --I approached the red light at which a vehicle was stopped. I was traveling less than 10 mph and the road was wet but I had plenty of room to stop (or so I thought); at least 50 feet! as I applied the brakes for a leisurely stop (didn't pump them, just an even, steady firm pressure), I could feel the ABS system begin to cycle. At this point, no stopping power was available at all and I rolled into the car ahead of me at the red light. Because of the slow speed, no damage was incurred. Before you chock this up to operator error or a driver (me) who does not understand ABS, consider this; I have had much practical use and experience with ABS systems. Besides having an engineering degree and being fairly adept at operating a variety of equipment (cars, tractors, motorcycles, boats and airplanes), I am a Pilot for a major us airline and operate aircraft equipped with ABS S

- Livermore, CA, USA

problem #150

Nov 212000

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
When applying brakes on a wet surface vehicle loses certain percentage of braking. When attempting to stop by applying brakes, vehicle keeps on going.

- Livermore, CA, USA

problem #149

Jan 101999

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When depressing brakes vehicle goes into an extended stopping distance on wet roads. Had recall repairs done on vehicle, but same problem returned. The problem occurs on loose gravel road too.

- Ermine, KY, USA

problem #148

Aug 202000

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
After driving for a while would start to apply brakes for a normal stop. ABS pump would kick in & would not have any brakes. Whenever brake pedal wad released, ABS light came on. Then, tapped brakes and vehicle would stop. Problem was intermittent. Have not taken to dealer as of yet.

- Paragould, AR, USA

problem #147

Aug 272000

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Slowed by normal braking to 15 mph, additional braking required more foot pressure which resulted in almost total loss of braking. Dry road conditions. Occurs 2 to 3 times a year. Software fix installed per recall.

- San Marcos, CA, USA

problem #146

May 012000

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer was traveling about 65mph on highway, and without prior warning transmission just locked up. Also, rear wheels locked up. Vehicle was towed to dealer. No transmission fluid was leaking.

- Salem, VA, USA

problem #145

May 192000

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
ABS will release; when brakes are applied and turning a corner, they start to apply then there are no brakes at all. Dealer says there is nothing wrong with the ABS brakes.

- Forks, WA, USA

problem #144

May 222000

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
When applying brakes the engine surged, causing extended stopping distance. Cause unknown.

- Waverly, OH, USA

problem #143

May 222000

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
When depressing brakes vheicle would continue to travel, resulting in extended stopping distance.

- Cloumbus, GA, USA

problem #142

Jan 111997

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Prior to recall notification vehicle experienced continued failures of the ABS system, one incident resulting in vehicle collision due to loss of brake control. (99V-193)

- Huntingburg, IN, USA

problem #141

Feb 142000

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
While driving and applying brakes ABS engaged and the rear came around about 3 inchers to the right.this only happened when payment was wet or raining. This caused consumer to lose control.

- Florence, MA, USA

problem #140

Dec 061999

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While crossing an intersection applied the brakes on a bumpy road and brake pedal went to the floor. Consumer hit another vehicle, and airbag didn't deploy. Called the dealer, and they said that this was normal.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #139

Dec 111999

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While traveling 35mph and as a result of a sudden stop vehicle continued to travel with pedal to floorboard, causing consumer to hit another vehicle. Dealer has been notified.

- Kawlin, MI, USA

problem #138

Jan 122000

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Consumer was driving on the highway going 50mph, another vechicle made a U turn in the middle of the street, consumer thought that vehicle was going to turn in the opposite of his vehicle, an dhe veered over to the shoulder on wet pavement to slow down. Then, veered onto the dry pavement, and the anti-lock system didn't kick in. Also the airbag didn't deploy.

- Glen Pool, OK, USA

problem #137

Dec 081999

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
When ever the brakes are applied suddenly, the ABS brakes had no braking ability. Brake pedal goes to halfway to floor. This increase the stopping distance. The problem only occurs on dry roads. Contacted GM & informed no recalls. Vehicle is not at dealership.

- Reebley, CA, USA

problem #136

Jul 261999

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
While following another pickup truck about 4-car lengths behind, truck in front swerved right, and consumer hit brakes. But ABS brakes did not come on. Consumer rear ended vehicle in front on drivers side. Consumer told dealer about a recall on ABS brakes. Dealer had knowledge of it. Recall 99V193000.

- Brighton, CO, USA

problem #135

Dec 101998

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Whenever vehicle runs over a manhole cover in a down incline it causes brake failure, vehicle would continue on into the intersection before stopping. This condition could lead to a vehicle collision if not corrected.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #134

Sep 151999

S-10 Pickup

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
When brakes are applied, the anti-brake stystem will grab / lock-up causing failure. The ABS warning light is coming on. Dealer says the vehicle is alright without ABS.

- Fairborn, OH, USA

problem #133

Nov 181999

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
ABS brakes reeceived letter from GMC about this problem.after going to the dealer they ran my VIN number and said this does not apply to this truck even thou I have this problem.

- Toledo, OH, USA

problem #132

Sep 011998

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
ABS/brakes have failed many times. Rear brakes lock up severely causing loss of control. This has occurred numerous times and is extremely dangerous. Have seen many similar failures at your web site. Please do something.

- Clifton Park, NY, USA

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