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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
14 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,842 miles

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1998 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #28

Sep 122000

S-10 Pickup

  • miles

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

No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Harbor City, CA, USA

problem #27

Sep 122000

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Consumer had vehicle parked outside of her home and she was hearing a noise. She had her husband listen to it. They took vehicle to dealership, and mechanic took wheels off and noticed that rivit groves wore into the stator. When they had to replace brakes pads and shoes, they had to remachine the stator to remove the groves. The destruction of the front disk brake pads groved the front wheel stator causing the front wheel to pull to the right.

- Harbor City, CA, USA

problem #26

May 092000

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
ABS braking system malfunctioned, causing extended stopping distance, which could result in a crash.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #25

May 162000

S-10 Pickup

  • miles

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

While slowing to turn brakes failed, pedal went to floor.

- Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

problem #24

Apr 142000

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Chino, CA, USA

problem #23

Mar 212000

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
The ABS sensor wires are improperly routed for the front wheels, causing the wheel rims to rub through the wires during sharp turns.

- Kewaskum, WI, USA

problem #22

Mar 062000

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

When applying brakes, pedal stiffens and vehicle pulls to the right. Sometimes the brakes lock up, allowing vehicle to keep going after application of brakes. Calipers and rotors have already been repaired twice.

- Erie, PA, USA

problem #21

Feb 142000

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
While pulling into driveway by depressing the brake pedal vehicle went into extended stopping distance, causing vehicle to run into wall. Dealer has been contacted, and can't duplicate problem. Please provide further informaton.

- Rockford, IL, USA

problem #20

Mar 151998

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Problem with left front wheel would lock up whenever brakes are applied in wet road conditions. Dealer/manufacturer have been contacted.

- Quitman, MS, USA

problem #19

Mar 011998

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
When it rains only the left brake works and it throws the truck to the left off the road. The G.M. Corp lied and said there was no problems, but the brake problem still exsit. G.M. refused to give me a report of there findings, they said that it was G.M. property, and they did not work on it they just inspected it, but affter haveing another machanic take a look at it he found where G.M. had worked on it. It is worse now then it was. I have been lied to by the dealership and G.M. on more than one occation. The problem still exsit and is getting worse every day.

- Ouitman, MS, USA

problem #18

Jan 062000

S-10 Pickup

  • miles

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

Brakes were applied when other vehicle suddenly cut in front of driver and then abruptly applied brakes.brakes failed to respond.driver swerved to avoid rear end collision.vehicle began to skid, striking a concrete pole.at no time did the brakes ever stop the vehicle.the vehicle only stopped after striking the concrete pole.

- N. Lauderdale, FL, USA

problem #17

Dec 031999

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
While driving on a sandy road consumer could step on the brake pedal, but brakes won't respond, forcing consumer to drive off the road to avoid an accident.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #16

Oct 251999

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
While driving at 35 mph and approaching an intersection consumer stepped on the brakes and the vehicle did not stop.upon this problem withthe brakes was also hammering the consumer's foot.

- Chandler, AZ, USA

problem #15

Oct 251999

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Anti-lock brakes are not working. When consumer applies brakes the pedal goes all the way to the floor. The pedal is soft. Vehicle will stop five feet from the destination. Vechicle has been taken to the dealership five times.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #14

Sep 021999

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
ABS system is working intermittently, and the steering wheel is pulling to the right. Right front brakes locked when driver then on curve, spinning vehicle to the right. Brakes were applied a second time and again they locked causing vehicle to roll over three times. Dealer can't determine the cause.

- Marshall, AR, USA

problem #13

Sep 251999

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
While driving at 45 mph clutch cable broke without prior warning. Also, wire harnees shorted out/ brakes are working intermittently/ there is some type of knocking noise within the vehicle, and the left coil spring had to be replaced.

- O'nida, KY, USA

problem #12

Jul 191999

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Was traveling approximately 40mph & had to slam on brakes. Rearended vehicle in front, which had stopped short. At the time brakes were applied, did not feel ABS system working. Taking vehicle to dealer to check it.

- Germantown, OH, USA

problem #11

Aug 031999

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
While driving on a dirt road and attempting to stop brakes failed, causing consumer to go into a ditch.

- Galesburg, IL, USA

problem #10

Jul 201999

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Vehicle collision due to loss of anti lock brakes. Mjs

- Cumming, GA, USA

problem #9

Aug 041999

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
When applying brakes during an emergency stopping situation truck did not stop and floated out into the intersection, almost causing a crash. This happened while pulling out of the driveway on a dry road surface. The problem was not reported to dealership. Please provide any furthe details.

- Taylors, SC, USA

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