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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,200 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.

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1998 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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1998 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Owner Comments

problem #5

Dec 062007

S-10 Pickup 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Spare tire for this vehicle is secured underneath truck bed. Driving along divided highway in an area with no pull-off area, the spare tire fell from beneath vehicle into roadway. This was a result of defective design as I have not removed or used this spare as long as I've owned the vehicle (approx. 5 yrs.).

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #4

Jul 132005

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Cable holding spare tire breaks and spare falls to the roadway.

- Zoar, OH, USA

problem #3

Apr 032006

S-10 Pickup 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 216,000 miles
: the contact stated during routine inspection of the spare tire, the cable that held the tire fractured and released the tire. The failure was not noticed until recently. The contact found a similar problems at other S10 trucks. Updated 06/07/2006.

- Georgetown, KY, USA

problem #2

Oct 212005

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
The contact stated the spare tire fell out from under the vehicle. This happened while pulling into a driveway. The cable that holds on the tire sheared off. The vehicle was taken to a dealership, he found there were no recalls. He repaired the vehicle himself. He purchased cable clamps and used the existing cable to install the clamps to hold the tire on.

- Kokomo, IN, USA

problem #1

Oct 052005

S-10 Pickup 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
1998 Chevrolet S10. The contact stated while driving on the road the spare tire fell off. The cable that holds the tire broke. This happened on October 5, 2005. The contact was pulling off the road when it fell out. He noticed the tire on the side of the roa.D, he did not see it fall off. The contact has the metal piece that holds the tire on. The vehicle has not been to a dealership to be inspected or fixed.

- Robertsdale, AL, USA

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