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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,286 miles

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1998 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Owner Comments

problem #7

Jun 012004

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 58,000 miles

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

1998 Chevrolet S-10E pick-up. When starting vehicle, ignition key has remained stuck in start mode, causing operator not to be able to turn off the vehicle or retract the key. Only recourse for turning off the vehicle is to disconnect the battery or (for manual transmission trucks) popping the clutch. Automatic transmission trucks only recourse is to disconnect the battery while the starter continuously grinds into the flywheel. This incident of the ignition and key being stuck in start mode has happened twice within a two month period. Previous occurence was the date of April 02, 2004.

- Cameron, TX, USA

problem #6

Jul 152002

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
When driving the truck, it shuts down during odd times. It doesnt shut down when the truck has been driven along time. It happens when the engine is cold and hot. When I mean shut down im referring to the whole truck turning off. The battery light comes on when shut down occurs. I had this vehicle to a chev dealer, the said it was a ignition module, I had it replaced. The same problem happened. I had it to another garage, they said it was a crack sensor, I had it replaced, its still happening. I had it to another garage, they said it was a ignition coil, I had it replaced, you guessed it, still shutting down. I sanked 300 hundred dollars on the so called professionals from Chevrolet. Im still having the problem. They are dumping parts in my truck and have no idea what it is. I bought this vehicle used and it still has low miles on it. There has to be a solution to my problem.

- Sarver, PA, USA

problem #5

Jul 152002

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
When driving the truck, it shuts down during odd times. It doesnt shut down when the truck has been driven along time. It happens when the engine is cold and hot. When I mean shut down im referring to the whole truck turning off. The battery light comes on when shut down occurs. I had this vehicle to a chev dealer, the said it was a ignition module, I had it replaced. The same problem happened. I had it to another garage, they said it was a crack sensor, I had it replaced, its still happening. I had it to another garage, they said it was a ignition coil, I had it replaced, you guessed it, still shutting down. I sanked 300 hundred dollars on the so called professionals from Chevrolet. Im still having the problem. They are dumping parts in my truck and have no idea what it is. I bought this vehicle used and it still has low miles on it. There has to be a solution to my problem.

- Sarver, PA, USA

problem #4

Jan 012002

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Vehicle stalls after first start. Also, security system light comes on. Please add further information.

- Hockessin, DE, USA

problem #3

Sep 011999

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
While driving 70 mph had a direct impact with an embankment/ pole and a tree during which driver's and passenger's airbags did not deploy, and did not protect the occupant in the crash. Also problems with ignition wiring which caused vehicle to stall.

- Clarksville, TN, USA

problem #2

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 #1

Mar 171999

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
I hit head on at 30mph and the airbag did not deploy. Also, the engine sometimes will not turn over properly when I turn the key.

- Seattle, WA, USA

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