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Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,405 miles

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1998 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup accessories - interior problems

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1998 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #22

May 262011

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • 149,889 miles


My driver seat adjustment does not lock properly it moves forward and backwards at anytime. This caused me to have an accident when the seat released without any warning and caused me to hit a vehicle I N front of me because of it. I feel GM is responsible for this defect that they should have had a recall on. It there any lawyers handling this defect.

- Millington, MD, USA

problem #21

Sep 011998

S-10 Pickup

  • 23 miles
I have a passenger seat which will not lock in any position except fully back and will only lock by being slammed into this position. If seat is not locked into this position it will slide forward or backwards freely depending on the motion of the vehicle. Many attempts were made to correct this problem by the dealership, but all efforts have been futile. Now they and Chevrolet refuse to correct the problem under the warranty because of the current mileage on the vehicle. As of now, there has only been one injury caused by this seat and that was to a 6 year old whose foot was caught by the seat when it was being slammed into the fully back position. Luckily her foot was just bruised by the seat. I just do not want to see anyone seriously hurt because of this malfunctioning seat. The manufacturer should fix this problem as I have attempted on numerous(at least 5) times to have it fixed during the warranty period. Each time I had to take off from work and wait on them to fix it, made to depend on the dealer to drive me to work and pick me up. *dimsii IVOQ entry posted after 12/12/02 cut-over to artemis**76447

- Summerville, SC, USA

problem #20

Jan 012001

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,000 miles
Consumer stated that driver's side seat intermittently will slide once adjusted to a different position. The seat frame is not locking into place causing a safety hazard when driving.

- Aplington, IA, USA

problem #19

Feb 012002

S-10 Pickup

  • miles


Driver's seat would recline by itself while driving. Dealer contacted. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Crawfordville, FL, USA

problem #18

Apr 042001

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #17

Sep 042001

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Handle on passenger's side seat broke which works the rear entry to backseat and reclining mechanism. Metal broke at handle connection when trying to make seat come to upright position. Contacted GMC, and was given a file #.

- Brownsburg, IN, USA

problem #16

Aug 121999

S-10 Pickup

  • miles


No summary listed for abov evehicle.

- Naperville, IL, USA

problem #15

Feb 072001

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Consumer's vehicle was rearended by another vehicle. During crash, front passenger seat did not remain locked into position and slid forward into dashboard. There was not a passenger in seat when it occurred. Please provide any additional information/attachments.

- Alameda, CA, USA

problem #14

Aug 152000

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
When the problem with the cooling system first came up the SUV was I thought over heating a bit I called the dealership and they told me not to worry about it as that was nornal for them in hot weather.the SUV broke down in springfild mo, we manged to pull into a shop, they said the damage was to great to repair without costing at least $2000, and even then there was no way to know what damge was done to the SUV.they did however give me a service bulletin which listed my problem. It seems GM has known of this problem for at leart 4 years. Yet when I called the dealerships with this very (I learned later) common problem noone wanted to admit they had even heard of it. Even after I read the number to them they still acted as if they had never heard of the problem and in fact didnot know what I was talking about.they did after seveal phone called and agree to fix the problem, however they also admit that there is no way to know what type of damage if any was done to engine tranmission or heating and cooling sytems.

- Grandview, MO, USA

problem #13

Aug 102000

S-10 Pickup 4WD

  • miles
Manufacturer informed me on 08/11/2000 that they had no complaints.

- Woodstock, VA, USA

problem #12

Jun 251999

S-10 Pickup

  • miles


Rf seat fails to latch after using convenience feature, seat tracks replaced twice.

- Buford, GA, USA

problem #11

Feb 152000

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Both seats have been repaired twice and keep having the same problem: Will not stay locked in one position, seats will freely move when starting or stopping.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #10

Mar 011998

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
While driving at about 35 mph, consumer hit brakes suddenly and passenger's seat slid foward, causing the passenger to hit head on dash. Consumer feels this is a unsafe condition. Took to dealer, and they replaced the track on the passenger's side seat, but now consumer has to slam seat with alot of force in order for it to lock into place.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #9

Nov 091999

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
No summary

- Mount Vernon, WA, USA

problem #8

Jul 191999

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Passenger seat does not lock into place, slid foward when braking due to failure, three attempts at fixing. Mjs

- Bells, TN, USA

problem #7

Dec 011998

S-10 Pickup

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Both driver and passenger seats do not lock into place unless pushed all the way back.

- Santa Mari, CA, USA

problem #6

Jul 291999

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
The drivers side seat recliner arm continues to snap off. It breaks off at the steel itself and not on the plastic. I have brought it back to the dealership 3 times to be repaired. I also contacted Chevrolet they feel this does not warrant a new seat. This can be a safety hazard if someone adjusts the seat and this piece breaks it makes it dangerous to drive the vehicle.

- Cranston, RI, USA

problem #5

Dec 221998

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Vechicle has been in shop several times for the same thing. Leaning down 1-3/4inch on left side of truck.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #4

Aug 051998

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
More to follow

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #3

Nov 011998

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Took truck in for a recall repairs 97V208001. Owner claims that the dealer broke the seat track anchors when he went back to get the truck.

- Hartland, MI, USA

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