really awful
Crashes / Fires:
17 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
7 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,187 miles

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problem #74

Nov 032014

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
2000 Chevrolet S-10 while driving the brakes just grabbed and stopped the vehicle while engine was running. The consumer does not like ABS. The dealer stated it was a safety feature.

- Round Lake, IL, USA

problem #73

May 012014

S-10 Pickup 4WD

  • miles
2000 Chevrolet S-10. Consumer writes in regards to anti-lock brake system recall. The consumer stated he experienced the exact failure, as described in the recall, he found. However, GM refused to honor the recall.

- Hendersonville, TN, USA

problem #72

Aug 282009

S-10 Pickup

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet S10. The contact stated that while driving at 5 mph and attempting a U-turn, the brakes began to loose pressure abnormally. In order to gain control of the vehicle, he continued to pump the brakes until they returned to normal operation. The manufacturer was contacted and they advised him that there were no current recalls on the particular component. The vehicle was inspected by a dealer and they advised him that the electronic ABS would need replacing to correct the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 80,000.

- Brownsville, TX, USA

problem #71

Jul 302007

S-10 Pickup 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 81,078 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet S10. The contact stated that both rear wheels on the four wheel ABS independently lock and stick. Speed was not a factor. The brake pedal extends to the floor when depressed and does not release. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection, but they could not determine the cause of the failure. The dealer stated that the calipers and brake fluid level were fine. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 00V055000 (service brakes, hydraulic:antilock). The current mileage was 81,578 and failure mileage was 81,078.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #70

Dec 052006

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,152 miles
: the contact stated while driving various speeds on wet roads with brake pressure applied, there was a longer braking distance. The dealer was contacted. Updated 2/12/2007 - the failure always occurred on snow covered roads. The consumer also indicated that the brake pedal vibrated and that there was a loud groaning noise. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but they were unable to duplicate the problem.

- Vienna, OH, USA

problem #69

Sep 132006

S-10 Pickup 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,635 miles
: the contact stated while driving 5 mph and applying the brakes, the pedal became locked by the ABS system. This caused the pedal to pulsate as if it was sliding on ice, but the roads were dry. The defect also created an increased stopping distance. The vehicle ended up crashing into guardrails which caused damage to the front side of the truck. A police report was taken. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who determined that there was a defect in the ABS system causing the pedal to lock. There was a recall #05V379000 regarding the service brakes:hydraulic:antilock, however the vehicle was not included in the recall due to the VIN.

- Conemaugh, PA, USA

problem #68

Jun 012006

S-10 Pickup 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 76,550 miles
Within the last couple of weeks whenever I am coming to a stop at slow speeds, less than 10 mph, my anti lock brakes do not allow the vehicle to stop. I have gone into a number of intersection and pass stop signs. This happens in reverse or drive. I have removed the ABS fuse and have not had any problems. Now my ABS light stays on but the vehicle stops. The dealer said that the front hub bearing assy's are loose but the longtime repair shop I always go to can find nothing wrong with the bearing assy's. I think there is rust and corrosion on the brake sensor mounting surface and have a copy of a tsb to give to my garage to hopefully try and correct this potentially dangerous problem.

- Anchorage, AK, USA

problem #67

May 182006

S-10 Pickup 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 82,000 miles
: the contact stated the ABS warning light illuminated and there was an increased stopping distance while applying brake pressure at various speeds. There is a NHTSA recall, # 00V055000, regarding the antilock brakes. The vehicle was not inspected by the dealer. The VIN was not included in the recall. Additionally, the tailgate support cables corroded and fractured without warning. The contact replaced the tailgate cables. There is NHTSA recall # 06V066000, regarding the tailgate hinge and attachments. The VIN was not included in the recall.

- Nicholasville, KY, USA

problem #66

Jun 112005

S-10 Pickup 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles
When brakes applied at low speed they did not work. The pedal went to the floor with no stopping. The system was inspected by medved Chevrolet and nothing was found wrong. This has happen once. The incident is very similar to the Silverado recall 05V379000. I also own a Silverado.

- Castle Rock, CO, USA

problem #65

Sep 102003

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 20,000 miles
(1) driving on a dry, sunny, summer day. I was braking for a stop sign. (2) ABS kicked in unexpectedly when vehicle slowed to somewhere below 10 mph. This had happened before, but this time it nearly prevented the vehicle from coming to a stop. Almost caused me to enter a busy intersection with cross traffic approaching. (3) ABS was disabled by removing the appropriate fuse. No further action taken. However I recently noticed the similarity between this incident and the symptoms described in NHTSA campaign id number : 05V379000 for full-size Chevy trucks.

- Saint Louis, MO, USA

problem #64

Apr 182005

S-10 Pickup 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125,500 miles
I am having the same problems with my antilock brakes as other GM trucks are having with the exception that I have an S-10 instead of a fullsize truck as mentioned in the newspaper article from May 27 in the detroit news. I would like to know if there is going to be anyone looking into the S-10 of having the same problem. I have had three near misses of an accident at slow speeds and every time its the same problem. I really think GM needs to address this problem before somebody gets seriously hurt. Thank you in advance for your help.

- Centreville, MI, USA

problem #63

May 122005

S-10 Pickup 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Driving 45 mph, car suddenly stopped in front of my daughter (driver), applied brake which went to the floor and did not stop vehicle resulting in collision with vehicle and extensive damage to our S10 front; air bags did not deploy.

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #62

Sep 051999

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12 miles
My 2000 S-10 pickup anti-lock brakes have ben actuating at low sppeds since I purchased the truck new. Whne slowing to a stop, the system pulses the pedal if I hit a bump. The brakes also pulse when turing sharply into a parking space. Braking disatance is always extended when this happens. I have had several close calls. The dealer said that was the way it was supposed to operate.

- Arlington, TX, USA

problem #61

Oct 012004

S-10 Pickup 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 54,326 miles
While appying brakes at 40 mph brake pedal went to the floor, and the vehicle continued to move, resulting in extended stopping distance. Dealer was not notified.

- Upper Marlboro, MD, USA

problem #60

Feb 182003

S-10 Pickup 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
While driving at any speed and when the brakes were depressed there was extended stopping distance. A certified mechanic found that the brakes were wearing out too frequently for this type of vehicle. The consumer stated that the brakes are to weak to stop the large vehicle. At 61,000 miles the consumer drove the vehicle 2wd when the 4WD activation failed causing $900 in damage.

- Pine City, MN, USA

problem #59

Apr 052004

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When the brakes are applied, there is a delay before the vehicle will stop. The ABS only locked up on the front driver side. Dealer notified.

- South Florida, FL, USA

problem #58

Mar 172004

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,400 miles
Consumer complained about a brake problem. While driving 35 mph the consumer applied the brakes at approximately 50 feet from the stop sign but vehicle kept rolling. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the service writer indicated that this was normal for ABS brakes. The consumer disagrees with the service writer.

- Chattanooga, TN, USA

problem #57

Jan 012001

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 1,500 miles
When ever vehicle is braking over bumps, railroad crossings the break peddle gives away and vehicle anti lock break system prevents stopping.

- Middleburg, FL, USA

problem #56

Apr 032003

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • 4,700 miles
The vehicle experienced the same defect as stated in recall 00 V 005 000, however the vehicle identification number was not included in the recall.

- Valdosta, GA, USA

problem #55

Aug 142002

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
I was parking my truck in my apt parking structure after work on 9/14/02, upon finding a parking space I made a 3 point turn to get into the parking space. I reversed then stopped and placed the truck in drive as I was about to pull forward into the parking space. At that point I barely touch the gas expecting to coast into the space and then suddely the motor just started revving up. I didn't think twice and just jumped on the brake with both feet but the truck wouldn't stop. We ended up jumping the cement parking stopper on the ground, which lifted the front end into the air about 2-3 feet, and sent us smashing into the block wall directly infront of us. I now have $2,200 worth of front end damage, and am really worried about driving that truck again.

- San Diego, CA, USA

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