9.9

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

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problem #39

Apr 302001

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Intermittently windshield wipers become inoperable, obstructing view of driver. A recall has been issued in April.

- Lexington, NC, USA

problem #38

Mar 232001

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Intermittently windshield wipers become inoperable, obstructing driver's view. A recall has been issued on vehicle's make and model; however, this vehicle was not included due to VIN.

- Lodi, NY, USA

problem #37

Feb 112001

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Failure occurred during heavy rain/hail storm. Has also failed in light rain. Contacted manufacturer who states that vehicle is not on recall list. I asked if I could further report this problem. I was told no, that vehicle was not on recall list and that was all they could do for me. I have contacted parts dept so that I could replace wiper motor circuit board and cover myself. I was advised by parts dept that part number for my vehicle was the same as for the vehicles that were recalled. Note when I inquired of team how much the repair would be I was informed $170. The part is appx $50 it appears that to replace the part all you have to do is remove the cover and swap out the part.looks to me that it should not take more than a few mintues. I haven't done it yet so I may be wrong.

- Pasadena, CA, USA

problem #36

Feb 152000

S-10 Pickup

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Windshield wipers do not work regularly due to windshield wiper motor malfunctioning. There is a recall on this make/model but, this vehicle not included due to VIN although having same defect.

- Bullhead City, AZ, USA

problem #35

Oct 302000

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
I've experienced the same problems with the windshield wipers as the vehicles that were recalled. However, my VIN# was such that I had to pay for the repairs. I don't understand why so many S-10 owners have had the same problem, yet an additional recall has not been issued. I guess it will take a class action suit before GM will fix the problem.

- Jennings, LA, USA

problem #34

Jan 172001

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Recall 99 V 193 000/ABS: ABS system engages intermittently and causes extended stopping distance. Also, recall 98 V 150 001/windshield wipers: Windshield wipers work intermittently. This can result in inoperative wipers, thus, reducing driver's visibilty, and increasing risk of a vehicle crash. Dealer/manufacturer notified, and informed consumer that vehicle was not covered under the recall due to VIN. Feel free to provide any further details on this matter.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #33

Jun 012000

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Windshield wipers will fail intermittently, causing poor visibility. Consumer was told that vehicle was not included in recall 98V150001 due to VIN although it had the same defect. Dealer told consumer that defect was due to wiper motor overheating, and a new designed circuit board would need to be installed, dealer paid for parts, however consumer paid for labor.

- North Tonawanda, NY, USA

problem #32

Jun 012000

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Windshield wipers work intermittently when raining. When its dry they work fine. Recall 98V150001 deals with same issue. Took vehicle to dealer, and he said that windshield wiper motor circuit board needed replacement.

- Arlington, WA, USA

problem #31

May 012000

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Checked with my dealer after my wipers began working intermittently, and I read about the recall but was told my VIN # was not one of the affected units. Purchased a new module from the dealer on 9/10/00 and replaced the module myself and wipers have worked fine since. Noticeable wear on the electrical contacts on the old module.

- Frederick, MD, USA

problem #30

Mar 012000

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Windshield wiper circiut board replaced by recall in 1998, now, windshield wipers only work on high speed and will suddenly stop when used on slow speed or interminttent posistion.

- Rotterdam, NY, USA

problem #29

Aug 092000

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
If it is raining windshield wipers will not work. If consumer turned on windshield wipers, they will not work. Consumer went to dealership on two different occasions.

- Maerion, IN, USA

problem #28

May 102000

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Russiaville, IN, USA

problem #27

Dec 151999

S-10 Pickup

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Vehicle experiencing ongoing problem with washer/wiper working intermittently and sometimes not at all. Dealer/ manufacturer notifed, and informed consumer that vehicle was not cover under manufacturer's recall.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #26

Apr 012000

S-10 Pickup 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Windshield wipers intermittently fail during operation, causing poor visibility. Vehicle has same defect as recall 98V150001, but this vehicle is not included due to VIN.

- East Windsor, NJ, USA

problem #25

Jun 222000

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
This is exactly the same failure as tsb #98043, which, however, excludes this vehicle by several thousand VIN numbers: Intermittent function of the wipers, presumably due to some kind of short (it only happens when it rains!). my repair guy tells me that.

- Deland, FL, USA

problem #24

Jun 092000

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Windshield wipers will quit working during operation intermittently, causing poor visibility. Vehicle is not included in recall#98V15001 due to VIN although has the same defect.

- Leesburg, VA, USA

problem #23

May 012000

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Windshield wiper module failed, recall on component however vehicle denied due to VIN #.

- Bedford, MA, USA

problem #22

May 312000

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Windshield wipers will qquit working during operation due to faulty wiper motor circuit board and cover, causing poor visibility.

- Ballston Lake, NY, USA

problem #21

May 122000

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Consumer contacted dealer in reference to recall 98V150001/ manufacturer's recall 98043 concerning windshield wiper motor circuit board. Dealer stated parts were not available.

- Durand, MI, USA

problem #20

Aug 011999

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
The truck was taken to the dealership after seeing the campaign #98V150001 and having the windshield wipers failing to operate numerous times--the dealership replaced the module which they stated was the same part in the recall but did not replace it for free since my truck was not under "recall status" I called GM directly with the # the dealership provided and GM would not authorize any payment or remedy to help fix my truck. Please help me look into this matter!!! thanks.

- Monrovia, CA, USA

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