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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,934 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 - interior problems

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1998 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #6

Jun 182000

S-10 Pickup 4WD

  • miles


Seat recliner handle breaks off. Weak design. The seat can be left in an unusable position. Both the driver and passenger seat recliner handles have failed. The driver side failed at about 20,000 miles and the passenger side failed at 30,000 miles. I believe the drivers side handle is about to fail again as it is becoming loose.

- Walla Walla, WA, USA

problem #5

Sep 011998

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
My power steering system has always made a noise when I make left or right hand turns. I have reported it to the dealership on two occasions, but they never found anythin wrong with it, and now it is not under warranty. They said that they couldn't duplicate it but it happens every time it is driven, so I don't see how they could've missed it. Also, the recliner lever on the driver side seat broke off at the metal after the warranty had already expired so I guess I'm out of luck with that.

- Forest Park, GA, USA

problem #4

May 031999

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Seatback adjuster broke, causing the driver seat to move back unexpectedly and could cause a crash. It has been replaced 3 times. Dlr cannot determine the cause.

- North Lima, OH, USA

problem #3

Nov 291998

S-10 Pickup

  • Manual transmission
  • miles


When driving at any speed and applying the brakes, they work intermittently, and sometimes they won't work at all. Also, there is an oil leak/side mirror fell off/ seat latch fell off, and driver's side seat belt isn't working. Vehicle has been dealer has been aware of problem, and vehicle has been at dealer's for repairs. The brake failed while trying to avoid not hitting a dear and vehicle involved in the accident, two people injured.

- Rush, KY, USA

problem #2

Feb 281999

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was rear ended. Upon impact, driver's seat back collasped throwing the driver under the dashboard. Manufacturer has not been notified.

- Granit City, IL, USA

problem #1

Oct 161998

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Replaced winshield seal/left seat handle and transmission. Also engine head gasket leaked prior to recall.

- Holt, MI, USA

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