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5.4

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,143 miles

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1998 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Owner Comments

problem #7

Jan 152009

S-10 Pickup

  • 120,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 1998 Chevrolet S10. While driving various speeds on a bumpy road, the rear end of the vehicle moved from side to side abnormally. The failure occurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed the failure of the rear axle damper. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified about the failure. The VIN was unavailable. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000.

- Goleta , CA, USA

problem #6

Jun 011999

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
My vehicle leans to the left approx. 1 1/4 inch. The truck is unstable at highway speeds especially on wet roads. It darts to right when braking

- Cullman, AL, USA

problem #5

Jun 011999

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Left side of vehicle lower than right by 1 1/4 inch. Causing unpredictable steering especially on wet roads. Six other vehicles in my area have same problem. Service manager confirmed it was a known problem. No repair at present other than trial & error.

- Hillsboro, AL, USA

problem #4

Apr 221999

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Rear end vibrates very hard at 50 mph, and also overheats. Dealer has been contacted.

- Sebring, FL, USA

problem #3

Feb 151999

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When driving at any speed vehicle vibrates from the rear suspension, and vibration is intermittent. Dealer can't determine the problem. There was a loud sound coming from the rear and everything got loose. Also, rear seat tightened up about four or five times, and mirror wasn't tighting anymore due to loose rear suspension. Something was going to let go, and the consumer might cause an accident.

- Sebring, FL, USA

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problem #2

Dec 221998

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Vechicle has been in shop several times for the same thing. Leaning down 1-3/4inch on left side of truck.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #1

Feb 111999

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
I have had truck frame looked at. Dealer had to replace left front controller.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

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