really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
12 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,340 miles

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problem #6

Aug 122004

S-10 Pickup 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,199 miles
While opening the tailgate, the cables broke. Both tailgate cables broke at the same time. When the cables were manufactured. There was a hole at the top of the cables that allow water to drain into the center of the cable, trapping the water and rusting out the cable.

- Mount Pleasant, MI, USA

problem #5

Oct 122004

S-10 Pickup 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The driver was rolling the motorcycle off of the truck bed and without warning the cables collapsed. The driver placed the cables inside of the truck and drove it to the dealer for inspection. The mechanic informed the consumer that this vehicle was not on a recall. The consumer has to rendered payment for parts and labor.

- Sheffield, AL, USA

problem #4

Sep 282004

S-10 Pickup 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles
The consumer stated that tailgate cables snapped. As a result, the tailgate fell onto the bumper. No injuries reported.

- Plymouth, MA, USA

problem #3

Jul 152004

S-10 Pickup 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,000 miles
The tailgate cable broke on both side of the vehicle while a 200 pound person was sitting on it. There is a tailgate support recall 04V-129000, but the VIN isn't included.

- Maple Valley, WA, USA

problem #2

Mar 152004

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Chevrolet S-10 tailgate cable failed and is not subject to the just announced recall for other models of Chevrolet pick-ups.

- Alamo, TN, USA

problem #1

Feb 202004

S-10 Pickup 4WD 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 16 miles
Recently there has been a recall on GM fullsize pick-ups concerning the cables on the tailgate corroding and breaking. I have a 2000 Chevrolet S-10 and have had the same issue. The tailgate systems are the same on these trucks and believe the recall should also include the S-10 models.

- Cold Spring, KY, USA