really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,967 miles

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problem #7

Apr 222002

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Seat latch popped off while adjusting the seat. Vehicle was not in motion. Manufacturer was notified.

- Montgomery, AL, USA

problem #6

Nov 082001

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Reclining seatback latch broken/ third door handle broken.

- Chatsworth, CA, USA

problem #5

Apr 012001

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
When attempting to back the truck up, the backs of the seats are too high and it obstructs my view. One night while trying to back my truck up in my yard, my view was too obstructed and I hit a tree. The tailgate of my truck was down, and was damaged. It is un-repairable. I was backing up at about 5 mph, so the airbags didn't open. This has been a problem from the beginning. I haven't contacted the manufacturer, but if you advise me to do so, I will. The anti-lock brakes just went made a grinding noise and I had to almost push them to the floor to stop...I was going 35-40 mph and someone in front of me slammed on their brakes. Since then, the brakes scrub and make a grinding noise if I don't stop gradually. The brake pads were looked at and are okay. I'm not a mechanic, but if it's not the pads, then what is it"?" noone was injured in either incident, but I'd like to know if there have been any other complaints about the seats. I'm almost 6 feet tall and can't see over them, and barely see around them. That's dangerous!...as is the braking system.

- Tavares, FL, USA

problem #4

Mar 292000

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Three days after purchasing a new Chevrolet S10 pick up my cousin was sitting in the passenger seat and when I came to a stop he slid forward, his body pressing against the dash. What he told me was that the seat would not lock in place. I have taken it back to the dealer five times in the span of three months for problems with this seat. They did the following "fourth time in, floor bent causing seat tracks to bind [bend] removed right seat trim to torque bolts to specs given by tech line - did not work. Removed seat to shim seat up a corner at a time. Did not work. Bent floor up (1') inch. Worked for a while. Called tech line. Got metal plates to reinforce floor. Drilled out plates to reinforce floor. Drilled out plates & installed with shims to align seat tracks as per technical assistance center (tac) recommendations. Ed phelps, district service manager, involved with repairs." Today I was told by a manufacturer representative that there was a "bulletin" issued concerning S10 seats and that I could find it on your site. What's going on. And is my truck safe for my passengers?

- Pomona, CA, USA

problem #3

Jan 092000

S-10 Pickup 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Recliner latch has broken twice on the passenger side, and three times on driver's side. Seat also slid forward when brakes were applied. Dealer has been contacted.

- Ranson, WV, USA

problem #2

Jan 012000

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
When driving driver's side seat locking mechanism is not secured. Consumer had his vehicle in dealership more than once.

- San Dimas, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 232000

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Passenger's seat keeps moving back and forth. Will not stay latched. Vehicle has been in / out of dealer's shop on six occasions, and problem still reoccurring.

- Holly, MI, USA