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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,667 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 302007

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,000 miles


The contact owns a 1998 Chevrolet S10. The contact noticed that the charging gauge was low and the vehicle was not charged at the proper level. He also stated that the gauges and interior lighting worked intermittently. The dealer stated that part of the wiring harness had melted. The dealer also stated that the vehicle was not included in recall # 97V208001 (electrical system:wiring:front underhood). The current and failure mileages were 68,000.

- Fairbank, PA, USA

problem #2

Jun 011999

S-10 Pickup 4WD

  • miles
This vehicle was in the shop about 8 times for electrical problems, with 5 times being documented. Problems started about 4 months after I took delivery of it. Nearly all the light switches were changed along with the electronic eye for the lights.

- Chazy, NY, USA

problem #1

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

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