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

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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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 4 of 4)

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problem #10

Apr 282003

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles


The windshield wipers did not functioning properly when using washing fluid or under regular use.

- Jacksonville, AR, USA

problem #9

Feb 102003

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles
Windshield wipers failed

- Bladenboro, NC, USA

problem #8

May 012000

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 40,000 miles
When activated, windshield wipers operate erratically and may shut off without warning. The erratic behavior happens throughout the year but appears worse (especially shutting off unexpectedly) in warm weather. Recently I have found that turning the wipers to high will usually restart them after they shut off. Erratic behavior during intermittent operation includes multiple wipes (sometimes more than 10) per cycle. This problem has been present for approximately the last 30,000 miles (I am currently at 72,500). I am estimating the incident date below around the first time I noticed the problem. The date is accurate +/- 6 months. I have not yet contacted the dealer about the problem. I am planning to do so either today (1/2/03) or tomorrow.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #7

Aug 012002

S-10 Pickup

  • miles


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

- Lansville, MS, USA

problem #6

Aug 142002

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
While the consumer was driving in rain the windshield wipers failed.

- Belvidere, IL, USA

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problem #5

Mar 282002

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Windshield wipers work intermittently or stop during operation. Dealer contacted. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Crawfordville, FL, USA

problem #4

Apr 182002

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles


Windshield wipers fail to operate at times and at other times they won't shut off - mechanic has said this is very common is Chevy and seems to be related to a faulty control module which tends to crack and allow water into the module which will keep the wipers from functioning properly only when there is rain, fog, humidity. Seems to be related to the recall issued in 1996 but did not extend to later models.

- The Woodlands, TX, USA

problem #3

Jun 012001

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Windshield wipers.this is evidentually a defective part if it fails within 3yrs, and is replaced at owner expense, sometimes going through several expense before corrected. Componet "wiper mogular" fails causing on visability with rain, fog-up, etc. While vehicle is moving, causing total suprise and emergency action to avoid collision, run off road, as you cannot see. Something should be done as some drivers cannot react safely. Thanks.

- Pearl River, LA, USA

problem #2

Feb 162001

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup 4WD

  • miles
Windshield wipers fail to operate at times and at other times they won't shut off. The local Chevrolet dealership replaced a the multi function switch which still hasn't corrected the problem. The service manager stated that they have replaced several of those switches in the past but would not commit to a number. I also own a 1998 GMC jimmy which is the same basic vehicle. It is experiencing the same type of problems which leads me to believe there is a wide spread problem. I also spoke with another jimmy owner who reported wiper problems also. I contacted Chevrolet customer service and reported the problem. I believe if you check you will find that many GMC and Chevrolet vehciles have experienced wiper related problems. In addition, both of my vehciles have oil leaks coming from the hoses that go from the engine to the remote oil filter assembly. I am told by a GM dealership employee that this is a common problem. I appreciate your attention in this matter. Thank you!

- Stanardsville, VA, USA

problem #1

Aug 011998

S-10 Pickup

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Windshield wiper reservior and windshield wiper motor failed.

- Rancho Cuc, CA, USA

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