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5.2

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,115 miles

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1998 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup accessories - exterior problems

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1998 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Owner Comments

problem #13

Dec 121999

S-10 Pickup 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 1998 Chevrolet S10 extended cab. The third door handle on the driver side broke as the contact attempted to open the door. The handle broke at least five times and had to be replaced the contact called the manufacturer who offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 86,000. Updated 03/16/11

- Bloomington, IL, USA

problem #12

Mar 312007

S-10 Pickup 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,000 miles
3rd door on 1998 Chevrolet S10 latch became increasingly difficult to open. Latch finally snapped off. 3rd door no longer opened, potentially making it very difficult for 3rd seat passenger to exit the vehicle in an accident.

- Young, AZ, USA

problem #11

Feb 172005

S-10 Pickup

  • 80,000 miles
When opening the third rear door the inside door handle broke off. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

- Mogadore, OH, USA

problem #10

Aug 091998

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 1,500 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Chevrolet S10, 1998, plastic leather on driver door that hold door lock rod secure breaks. Doors lock and can only be opened with the key. Inner last is non-functioning trapping the driver in until the door is unlocked from the out side.

- Tupelo, OK, USA

problem #9

Jan 012001

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer stated that the extended cab door handle has broken 3 times since ownership while attempting to open door. The handle is made of a very thin plastic.

- Aplington, IA, USA

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problem #8

Dec 281998

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
1998 S-10 ext cab with 3rd door. Safety problem - driver's only latches about half the time. I was told that it is a design problem because of the third door on the extended cab. I was told that I had to slam the door to make it close. I owned an S-10 regular cab for 10 years before this S-10 and never had to slam that door to secure it. I have seen other S-10 extended cabs on the interstate with the driver's door ajar so this must be a wide spread problem. I have also seen other reports of it on your site here. I think it is very unsafe to have the driver's door not securely latched in case of an accident. There must be a fix for this.

- Dresden, NY, USA

problem #7

Nov 241999

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Latch on the third door failed.

- Sarasota, FL, USA

problem #6

Oct 011998

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Door lock.

- Glendora, CA, USA

problem #5

Jul 191999

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Key will not unlock the passenger door due to possible door lock failure on the passenger door side, due to lock failure door will not close properly on occasion. Mjs

- Bells, TN, USA

problem #4

Feb 011999

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Anti-lock brakes not working properly. Mgm

- Diamond Ba, CA, USA

problem #3

Nov 011998

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Third door wouln't open. Bolt / locking mechanism slipped.

- Palmdale, CA, USA

problem #2

Oct 091998

S-10 Pickup Diesel

  • miles
Left front door does not close properly. Dealer replaced latch assemblyand door does not latch properly. In addition, passenger's door is hitting the third door and causing metal to hit metal.

- Cooper, TX, USA

problem #1

Sep 191998

S-10 Pickup

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Driver door opened while turning due to failure of the door latch.

- Cooper, TX, USA

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