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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,000 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 engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 302003

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • 45,000 miles


Consumer states heard a rattling noise coming from under the front end while driving. One day the timing chain broke, causing vehicle to stall. Consumer had repaired, but noise returned, and chain broke again in 60 days. Has replaced timing chain and gear components 4 times since vehicle purchase.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #2

Nov 011998

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Serpentine belt has worn through 6 times since purchase. Was replaced first time 2 days after purchase. Dealer cannot find cause of belt having to be replaced so frequently.

- Cape Coral, FL, USA

problem #1

Apr 092001

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
While driving serpentine belt broke, causing loss of power steering control.

- St Louis, MO, USA

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