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Crashes / Fires:
7 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,286 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Owner Comments

problem #7

Apr 272009

S-10 Pickup

  • miles


We were rear-ended by a bus and shoved into the pole that protects the gas pump, so the actual gas station did not explode. My head hit either the windshield or the dashboard; I don¿T remember. The vehicle was totaled. I am still going through physical therapy for injuries to my neck; chronic neck and back pain. I suffer from tmj pain daily. I have daily cluster headaches, insomnia, and nightmares. The air bags never deployed.

- Temple, TX, USA

problem #6

Feb 072003

S-10 Pickup 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles
Vehicle involved in a head on crash with another vehicle on the road already in an accident.. speed was at 55 mph causing a total loss of 1998 S-10 ZR2 truck.. there was extensive damage to the front...of this the air bags never deployed at all the safety belts did not restrain..driver suffered chest trauma back, knee, and neck injuries.... Chevrolet was called to complain and they did investigation but nothing was resolved....

- Williston, FL, USA

problem #5

Aug 012002

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 160,000 miles
While at a stop, the vehicle was rear-ended, and the air bags did not deploy. Dealer notified.

- Lansville, MS, USA

problem #4

Feb 062002

S-10 Pickup 4WD

  • miles


Air bag failure / 2 separate air bag components replaced under warranty, separate events.

- Florissant, MO, USA

problem #3

Dec 261999

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Consumer stated that while her son was driving vehicle about 60 mph he struck anothe vehicle in a frontal crash where the air bags did not deployed.

- Mission Viejo, CA, USA

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problem #2

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

problem #1

May 101998

S-10 Pickup

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Vehicle collision due to failure of the anti lock brakes, seat belts did not restrain and there was no deployment of the air bag.

- Melbourne, FL, USA

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