1996 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup
NHTSA Defect Investigations
The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 1996 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:
INVESTIGATION: SPARE TIRE SEPARATION FROM VEHICLE
NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA99018
INVESTIGATION: SEPARATION OF SPARE TIRE FROM VEHICLE
NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE99004
Summary: Alleged that wire cable/winch assembly which holds the spare tire/wheel assembly uder the rear of the vehicle may fail, allowing the tire to fall from the vehicle while in motion
INVESTIGATION: SEAT BELT WEBBING SEPARATION
NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA97004
Component(s): Seat Belts:Front:Webbing
Summary: NHTSA's New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) tested a 1997 Chevrolet S-10 extended cab pickup equipped with a driver-side air bag.the front passenger seat belt was completely cut during the test.
INVESTIGATION: ABS BRAKING SYSTEM
NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA94038
Component(s): Service Brakes, Hydraulic
Summary: This investigation resulted in a safety recall, 99V-193, and a service campaign, 99I-006.