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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,417 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 2 of 5)

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problem #65

Aug 052004

S-10 Pickup

  • miles

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

Windshield wipers operated poorly. Consumer took the vehicle to several places for the problem, but no one could find anything wrong. Consumer was told that Chevrolet had a recall on this problem, but could not find any problem of this nature. Sometimes windshield wipers work, and sometimes they won't work. Once they stop they may or may not begin to work again.

- Natick, MA, USA

problem #64

Jun 242004

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 115,000 miles
Intermittently windshield wipers stopped while in operation or will not operate at all during inclement weather. The manufacturer was notified. A recall had been issued for the vehicle the consumer's vehicle was not included due to VIN.

- Rockford, IL, USA

problem #63

Aug 012004

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Problems with windshield wipers. The windshield wiper would stop in the middle of the windshield while being operated in the rain. This problem has been occurring for the past 2 years.

- Hamilton, OH, USA

problem #62

Jun 162004

S-10 Pickup

  • 41,000 miles

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

While driving 40 mph in a rain storm the windshield wipers failed. As a result, driver's visiblity was impaired.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #61

Jun 012004

S-10 Pickup

  • 77,490 miles
Consumer complained about a windshield wiper problem. A recall was issued on this make, model, and year. However, this vehicle was not included in the recall due to VIN.

- Houston, TX, USA

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problem #60

Jun 022004

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
While driving in inclement weather windshield wipers failed. Vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that windshield wipers needed to be replaced.

- Otway, OH, USA

problem #59

Oct 012002

S-10 Pickup 4WD 6-cyl

  • 95,000 miles

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

Windshield wiper motor fails or works intermittently. This is similar to the bullitin no: 03023.

- Valrico, FL, USA

problem #58

Mar 092004

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
While driving in inclement weather windshield wipers came on and off own their own. This caused the driver to have poor visibility while driving.

- Alpharetta, GA, USA

problem #57

Mar 022004

S-10 Pickup

  • 130,000 miles
While driving during rainy weather windshield wipers intermittently failed.

- Vandalia, IL, USA

problem #56

Mar 012004

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
I have a 1998 Chevrolet S10 pick-up that the windshield wiper motor periodically stops. This can occur at any time when the wipers are on. I know there was a recall by Chevrolet on other models related to this failure. The wiper motor components used in the S-10 series resemble the same as what was used in other models that were under the recall notification. Could these be related" how can I find out if other owners are experiencing the same problems" the last date of the failure was 3/1/04. This sudden stoppage of the wiper motor could potentially cause accidents by obscuring the vision of the driver.

- Greensburg, IN, USA

problem #55

Feb 032004

S-10 Pickup 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Windsheild wipers do not start. Seems to be some kind of short.

- Chandler, AZ, USA

problem #54

Jan 142004

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
While driving in inclement weather windshield wipers come on and off on their own. This is an intermittent problem.

- Lawrenceville, IL, USA

problem #53

Nov 192003

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • 70,000 miles
Intermittently windshield wiper quit working when in use. There is a windshield wiper motor recall 03V159000 for this issue. But this vehicle is not included in the recall due to VIN.

- Lawrenceville, GA, USA

problem #52

Nov 112003

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Trucks with a defective windshield wiper module that causes the wipers to stop working.GM has limited the recall of this defective part for vehicle up to 1997 even though the part is used in 1998 vehicles. 1998 Chevy S-10 the wipers stopped working. I called Chevy dealer where I was told that the defective part had been recalled for vehicles only upto 1997..due to this defective part. GM needs to modify this recall to include 1998.

- Lancaster, OH, USA

problem #51

Nov 032003

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • 40,000 miles
Windshield wipers experienced the same defect as stated in recall 03 03V159000; but, this vehicle was not included in recall due to VIN.

- Maplesville, AL, USA

problem #50

Oct 212003

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • 95,000 miles
Windshield wipers went out with warning. Sometimes windshield wipers won't come on. Mechanic says "there is a recall for the same windshield wiper motor", but it is on 1997, S10 models. Consumer believes his car is having the exact same problem.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #49

Aug 052003

S-10 Pickup 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Wipers motor not functioning properly. Wipers quit working suddenly & sometimes will not start at all. Wipers will speed up on their own Accord and don't shut off promptly.

- New Castle, PA, USA

problem #48

Sep 112003

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
1998 Chevy S-10 pickup. Windshield wipers only function intermittently, or sometimes not at all. If they do function, the intermittent feature does not work properly. The wipers often stop in the middle of the windshield. I have called a dealer regarding repair, was told that only 1996 and 1997 S-10S were included. I called Chevy customer service and they said the same thing. Dealer told me it was a circuit board in the windshield wiper motor and I could do it myself for about 100 dollars. GM should be fixing these on the 1998S before someone gets hurt.

- Cordova, TN, USA

problem #47

Sep 082003

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 90,000 miles
Wipers are intermittent. Will turn on and sometimes nothing will happen. Other times the only function I can get to work is "mist". sometimes whan the switch is on intermittent the wipers will switch back and forth between low and intermittent.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #46

May 122003

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
While driving in the rain windshield wipers would work intermittently, causing the driver to pull over. Driver has contacted dealer.

- Ruskin, FL, USA

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