really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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problem #7

May 172008

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
1996 Chevy S10 attempted to slow but had equipment failure with the braking system. Consumer then swerved to the right to avoid hitting the car ahead, drove onto the cement curb, and struck a pole. Updated 05/12/10 the brake lines on the left front side and rear were leaking. The fluid reservoir was very low and in fact was empty on the half designated for the rear brake. The driver admitted using the wrong type of brake line fitting when he did the brake servicing. Ohio traffic crash report #10-0433-91 the consumer stated the accident was a result of excessive corrosion on and around the rear axle. Updated 05/14/10.

- Richfield, OH, USA

problem #6

Sep 301999

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
The brake line ruptured due the design which causes the brake line to rub against the oil pan, causing fuel leakage, resulting in brake failure.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #5

Apr 031999

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Brake line failure; was rubbing against oil pan. Brake line gave way, causing brake fluid to leak out. Driver had no braking ability. It was poor routing design.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #4

Feb 201998

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Brakes failed due to design flaw, break line was pressed against the steering column and over period of time chaffing/rubbing against the column wore a hole in the line which damaged master cylinder seal as well as leakage.

- Saint Geor, SC, USA

problem #3

Jun 281998

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer contacted the dealer in reference to recall 97V146001 and manufacturer's recall 97049, brakes : lines. Dealer refused to correct problem. Stated parts were not available.

- Hueytown, AL, USA

problem #2

Oct 201997

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Received recall notice (397V146001); called dealer and was informed they did not have the parts for the recall repair. Did not know when the parts will be available.

- Tornillo, TX, USA

problem #1

Sep 091996

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
While driving 10 mph experienced total brake failure, causing the truck to collide into another vehicle. The brakes pedal went to the floor of the truck. The dealer was notified.

- Huntsville, AL, USA