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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
77,195 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

May 282008

S-10 Pickup

  • 99,000 miles


Engine oil leak.

- Va Beach, VA, USA

problem #2

Dec 232002

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles
Automatic transmission cooler broke while driving and contaminated other components within the engine compartment. This made driving and gear changing difficult. Dealership will replace all contaminated components. The "service engine soon" light illuminated so the consumer took the vehicle to the dealer. The consumer had the radiator flushed at 550 miles and the engine continued to run rough. On one occasion, the consumer started the engine and it lunged forward almost knocking him to the driveway. The service manager agreed that the radiator may be defective. The battery was replaced, the instrument panel cluster was replaced because it had shorted out.

- Camden Point, MO, USA

problem #1

May 022003

S-10 Pickup 6-cyl

  • 80,586 miles
The vehicle had an oil leak which caused the vehicle to cut off while driving. It was later discovered that the oil cooler lines rubbed together and made a hole which caused the leak.

- Golden Valley, AZ, USA

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