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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 1 of 3)

problem #48

Jun 012007

S-10 Pickup 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 140,000 miles

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

Anti lock brakes activation at low speed before coming to a nornal stop. Called Chevy since I noticed a recall for this same problem. They stated my vehicle was not covered under the recall.

- Apache Junction, AZ, USA

problem #47

Jun 252006

S-10 Pickup 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
ABS breaks malfunction. ABS breaks engage when not required. Reducing stopping ability. 1998 Chevy S10 ZR2 4X4.

- Prairie Village, KS, USA

problem #46

Mar 012005

S-10 Pickup 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 146,000 miles
Anti-lock brakes are activating unnecessarily. GM has a recall for 1999-2002 vehicles for same problem caused by corrosion in wheel sensor. Saw the recall in newspaper. I bought this vehicle at auction. Originally was used by Vermont department of transportation, apparently it has the same defect as the 1999-2002 vehicles.

- Newark, DE, USA

problem #45

Jun 012005

S-10 Pickup 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,000 miles

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

1998 Chevy Blazer, brakes are slipping when coming to a complete stop, or moving under 10 mph. I understand there is a recall for GM SUV's ( NHTSA campaign number: 05V379000) and believe based on my experience the Chevy Blazer should be included in the recall.

- Factoryville, PA, USA

problem #44

Feb 232003

S-10 Pickup 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,000 miles
The anti-lock braking system is activating prematurely with speeds under 15mph. The brakes are making a humming noise, and doesn't stop at all. This problem has gone on for 5 months. The consumer had the ABS sensor replaced on the front at a private mechanic shop, two years ago. The vehicle is a four drive.

- Elma, NY, USA

problem #43

Feb 222003

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,400 miles
The ABS brakes engaged, which caused the vehicle to lose brake power.

- Union City, IN, USA

problem #42

Dec 181999

S-10 Pickup

  • miles

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

With the air conditoner the relays and fuses keep blowing. I have taken the vehicle to a air conditoning place and they are not sure. With the ABS I was driving down the road in snow. I used the brakes the anti locks came on and all lights interior and exterior cut off completely. Had to stop and restart vehicle. With the elctrical problem I was driving down the road when all my gauges jumped then went to normal. With the trannsmission it has constatly slammed into second and third gear. I have brought to thte dealer numerous times. It was worked on once. They said they replaced numerous parts on the transmission. Upon driving it down the road the same thing happened again.

- Valdosta, GA, USA

problem #41

Feb 012001

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Duluth, GA, USA

problem #40

Sep 202001

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
ABS brakes this is my second time in for the brakes, my truck has 17,200 miles on it, an I took it in the first time while under warrenty an they said told me nothing was wrong, now that the warrenty has ran out, theres something wrong an I think brakes should last longer than 17,200 miles, this will be my Chevy, this truck is junk.

- Clarksville, IN, USA

problem #39

Aug 252001

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
I bought the truck new in 98/I don't drive much an it only has 17,100miles on it, an the brakes makes an awful noise in the front, until the I hit the brakes then it quits it only does it when its moving.the warrentie ran out Sept.1st, but I think the brakes as well as the truck should last longer than 17,100 miles.this will be my last Chevy.

- Clarksville, IN, USA

problem #38

Jul 042001

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Caliper are connecting to the brake pads. Vehicle will pull to oneside, right, if it locks, and it rips to side/ it's pulling. Brakes high noise as a warning that's it's going bad. Consumer had brake pads done by a mechanic. Right side calipers were cracked. Dealer just turned rotor, and packed the bearings. Currently, there are no brakes, and squeal like they are going to go out. Consumer found out through a mechanic the brakes should have been replaced.

- Fort Madsion, IA, USA

problem #37

May 042001

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Consumer was traveling about 20mph on a side street and heard a noise from underneath vehicle coming from brakes. It was metal to metal noise. Dealership was aware of problem. There was an accident.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #36

Feb 252001

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
When parking brake is released and ABS applied or vehicle turns right ABS light comes on and brakes lock up in turn.

- Bristol, NH, USA

problem #35

Nov 012000

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
ABS causes vehicle to pull to the left and to the right badly.

- Janesville, WI, USA

problem #34

Jan 222001

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
ABS brakes are not properly working which has caused 2 seiours crashes.

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

problem #33

Sep 082000

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Any sharp turn at low speeds activates the ABS. I.e turning into a parking space. The dealer said it was because the tires were old. The tire store says the tires are fine. I have read on the web about others having this problem too.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #32

Nov 262000

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Anti-lock brakes are not working properly. No warning lights come on. When brake pedal is pressed hard, the vehicle does not stop well and a loud noise is heard from the lmaster cylinder area.

- Davie, FL, USA

problem #31

Dec 181999

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
With the air conditoner the relays and fuses keep blowing. I have taken the vehicle to a air conditoning place and they are not sure. With the ABS I was driving down the road in snow. I used the brakes the anti locks came on and all lights interior and exterior cut off completely. Had to stop and restart vehicle. With the elctrical problem I was driving down the road when all my gauges jumped then went to normal. With the trannsmission it has constatly slammed into second and third gear. I have brought to thte dealer numerous times. It was worked on once. They said they replaced numerous parts on the transmission. Upon driving it down the road the same thing happened again.

- Valdosta, GA, USA

problem #30

Oct 012000

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer was traveling about 35mph on side street and she was in the process of turning right, and brakes locked up and vehicle ran into a pole. She has dual airbags, and neither airbag deployed. Consumer was hurt.

- Brisband, CA, USA

problem #29

Sep 282000

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Intermittently when brakes are applied pedal goes to the floor, resulting in extended stopping distance. Dealer is inspecting the vehicle.

- Belleville, MI, USA

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