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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,109 miles

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1998 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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1998 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Owner Comments (Page 3 of 4)

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problem #30

Nov 142003

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,500 miles

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

While driving during rainy weather, the windshield wipers failed. The motor was replaced.

- Glen Ellyn, IL, USA

problem #29

Nov 122003

S-10 Pickup

  • 55,500 miles
While driving during rainy weather windshield wipers intermittently failed. Dealership had been notified, but the problem was not resolved.

- Glen Ellyn, IL, USA

problem #28

Nov 172003

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
Windshield wipers failed in rainy or snowy weather, obstructing driver's view. Took vehicle to dealer, who informed consumer there was no recall on a 1998 model.

- Frederick, MD, USA

problem #27

Oct 302003

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles

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

Windshield wipers shut off while driving during inclement weather. Dealer had not determined the cause of the problem.

- Oxford, AL, USA

problem #26

Oct 082003

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Intermittently windshield wipers become inoperable, obstructing the driver's view. Dealer stated there was no recall on this vehicle.

- Fort Wayne, IN, USA

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problem #25

Nov 122003

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
While driving during inclement weather windshield wipers stopped functioning, causing poor visibility. There's a item located just under the hood on the firewall, that if it gets wet I would cause the wipers to malfunction. On one occasion, the consumer's wife was driving on the highway when it started to rain, the wipers failed. The 1997 models were recalled but the consumer owns a 1998 which experienced the same defect.

- Cedar Hill, TX, USA

problem #24

Oct 012003

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 45,000 miles

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

Wipers work only every once in a while and doesn't work when its needed. Consumer understands that there is recall for other Chevrolet vehicles but not on the 1998 S-10. I believe that it needs to be looked at again.

- Jackson, GA, USA

problem #23

Sep 012003

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 50,000 miles
Drivers wiper control is intermittent or appears to have a weak or poor design. Wipers can be selected to intermmitent, will work for a while properly then may switch to low with no driver involvement. Sometimes when switched to off, wipers may continue operating for 1-2 minutes. Sometimes when selecting "mist" on wiper control, wipers may operate anywhere from 5-10 "sweeps" (should only be one).

- Highland, NY, USA

problem #22

Aug 152003

S-10 Pickup

  • 55,825 miles
While driving in the rain, the windshield wipers stopped working and caused the consumer to pull over. This was a common problem with GM, there were recalls on the vehicle, however the consumer's vehicle was not included in the recall.

- Roanoke, VA, USA

problem #21

May 012003

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,000 miles
Windshield wipers operate only sporadically. Wipers sometimes stop working during periods of rain, creating loss of visibility and potential for vehicle crash.at times wipers fail to start when turned "on." Dealer mechanic says this condition is widwspread, but manufacturer has so far failed to include this model in a recall. Earlier models having the same symptoms. Manufacturer should expand recall to include later models with identical problems as those models under existing recall.

- Athens, AL, USA

problem #20

Aug 042003

S-10 Pickup

  • miles

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

Consumer stated his vehicle was having the same problem as mentioned in recall concerning windshield wipers. Dealer will not repair because VIN was not included. Recall number unknown.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #19

Jul 112003

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Consumer states that while driving and no warning windshield wipers will work intermittently, and it will be hard for the consumer to see during rainy weather. Dealer notified.

- Severna Park, MD, USA

problem #18

Jun 272003

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 82,997 miles
1998 Chevrolet S10 has failing wiper motor, they work intermittently or sometimes not at all.

- Gainesville, GA, USA

problem #17

Jun 182003

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Consumer states that while driving and with no warning the windshield wipers will work intermittently, and it will be hard for the consumer to see during rainy weather. Dealer notified.

- Cleveland, TN, USA

problem #16

Sep 022002

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,400 miles
The windshield wipers did not function properly.. the windshield wipers stopped and resumed at any time.

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #15

May 092003

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
While driving, the windshield wipers failed to operate.

- Marshalltown, IA, USA

problem #14

Apr 022003

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
Windshield wipers fail in mid sweep. Mist setting speeds up to fast.

- Lynn, MA, USA

problem #13

Feb 152001

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
The windshield wipers stopped working while driving in the rain.

- Watertown, NY, USA

problem #12

May 052003

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
The windshield wipers became inoperative. A recall was issued on similar makes and models, however this vehicle was not include due to VIN#.

- Richmond, KY, USA

problem #11

Apr 262003

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
The vehicle's windshield wipers failed without warning while driving in the rain. Dealer diagnosed failure of washer circuit board.

- Calvert City, KY, USA

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