really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,717 miles

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problem #6

Jul 092005

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,304 miles
I sat on the open tailgate and both tailgate support straps broke. They were both very corroded about 10 inches from the end connected to the bed. The straps appear to be very corroded at the point of breakage.

- Dayton, OH, USA

problem #5

Jun 092005

S-10 Pickup 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles
2 complaints on this vechile 1> needs wiper module recalled, like previous model years (had to pay for this service) 2> both of my tailgate straps are broken..have seen several of these vechiles with same problems. Had to replace wiper module and tailgate straps

- Athens, OH, USA

problem #4

May 052005

S-10 Pickup 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles
1998 Chevy S-10 pickup truck. Both tailgate cables broke while standing on tailgate resulting in a fall to the ground. Both cables are corroded at the mid point where they fold when closing the tailgate.

- Nashua, NH, USA

problem #3

Feb 222005

S-10 Pickup 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Windshield wiper motor quits intermittantly, needing to go outside and wiggle wiper arm to get going. Very much a hazard during heavy rains. Should be recalled.

- Maplewood, MN, USA

problem #2

Nov 252004

S-10 Pickup 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles
Tailgate straps broke, caused by not being galvinized.

- Cumming, GA, USA

problem #1

Jul 152003

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 80,000 miles
Tailgate support cable failure.

- Holly, MI, USA