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3.9

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,918 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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1998 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup accessories - exterior problems

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1998 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Owner Comments

problem #10

Nov 202007

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 2,500 miles

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

The windshield wiper motor would originally not turn off when activated on intermittent, or full on. Now it shuts off by itself when activated. It did this the other day during a severe rainstorm. Other owners of S-10's that I know are reporting the same problem. It is a severe safety hazard to have your windshield wipers quit on you, in traffic or not, during a rainstorm.

- Goose Creek, SC, USA

problem #9

May 292004

S-10 Pickup 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,500 miles
During a return trip from Canada it started to rain. My wipers were working fine for about 5 minutes then they stopped abruptly. I had to stop before an accident occured. I had to manually move them and they started back up. This issue has happened 5 times since( every time it has been drove in the rain). The wipers stop at random times and sometimes they will not shut off for up to 5 minutes after turning the switch off. I have parked this vehicle until I can get this safety issue resolved. I do not want to replace this part unless I know if this same issue will occur with the replacement part or not.

- Clarklake, MI, USA

problem #8

Mar 112004

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • 70,000 miles
Windshield wipers quit working when engaged. Consumer had to hit the windshield wipers for them to start working. The dealership replaced the windshield wiper module.

- Zuni, VA, USA

problem #7

Nov 122003

S-10 Pickup 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Intermittently windshield wipers become inoperable obstructing the drivers view. Dealer sorry there is not recall on the 1998 but there is on the 1997.

- Lancaster, OH, USA

problem #6

Sep 122003

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
The windshield wipers have been intermittent for about a month. The dealer has stated the windshield wiper motor circuit board has malfunctioned.

- New Braunfels, TX, USA

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problem #5

Aug 042003

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,184 miles
Windshield wipers stopped working while driving on the highway at 70 mph during a rain storm. After the failure the consumer found out there was a recall for the windshield wipers with this defect.

- Buckhannon, WV, USA

problem #4

Jul 112003

S-10 Pickup

  • miles

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

Consumer states windshield wipers are inoperative. Dealer notified.

- Ravenna, OH, USA

problem #3

Jul 072003

S-10 Pickup

  • 30,000 miles
Windshield wipers have failed, blocking visibility. Dealer notified.

- Louisville, OH, USA

problem #2

Jun 132003

S-10 Pickup

  • 90,000 miles
Windshield wipers are inoperative. Dealer notified.

- Adairsville, GA, USA

problem #1

May 232003

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
The windshield wipers failed intermittently which resulted in poor visibility during inclement weather.

- Mcdonough, GA, USA

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