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10.0

really awful
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 3 of 5)

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problem #45

Aug 312003

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

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

Windsheild wiper will run and then stop when it is raining and will even continue to run when I turn them off after the rain has stoped. I traced the problem wiper motor. When the wipers stop I pull to the side of the road and wiggle the electrical connector on the wiper motor and its magic they work for 5 mins and then you repeat the process. With speed limits of 70 mph I do not recommend doing this on highways, pull over and wait till the rain ends ( hotel may be required). We need help with this problem, GM does not care, they want me to buy a new motor from them, this one is defective and the say there is not a problem. I do not need to purchase another defective part from them.

- Del City, OK, USA

problem #44

Jul 262003

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • 71,000 miles
My 1998 Chevrolet S-10 a had bad windshield wiper control board problem that was recalled in other S-10's upto 1997. Should consider expanding recall.

- Anderson, IN, USA

problem #43

Aug 152003

S-10 Pickup 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,000 miles
Consumer noticed while using windshield wipers and without warning intermittently wipers would stop working. Dealer has been contacted.

- Apex, NC, USA

problem #42

Oct 212003

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • miles

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

Consumer states windshield wipers work intermittently during usage. Dealer has been contacted. GM issued a recall for windshield wipers on earlier model years. The consumer feels the recall should be extended for later models.

- Dunlap, IL, USA

problem #41

Aug 112003

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 76,000 miles
Intermittently, the windshield wipers became inoperable, obstructing the driver's view. A recall had been issued on similar makes and models, however this vehicle was not included due to the VIN. The windshield wipers did not respond while driving in the rain. The consumer pulled over, then the wipers suddenly began to work.

- Waynesburg, KY, USA

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problem #40

Aug 092003

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
The S10's windshield wipers work intermittently at best. The wipers will start sometimes and work ok. Other times, they will not start, or will stop on their own....usually during the worst possible time. This is very similar to complaints made on 1996 1997 S-10S where there is a recall on the wiper system.

- Goldsboro, NC, USA

problem #39

Aug 092003

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

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

Windshield wipers only work when they want too.

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #38

Oct 152002

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Consumer states that the windshield wipers work intermittnly. Dealer notified.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #37

Jun 202003

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Windshield wipers work only intermittently.

- Spencer, MA, USA

problem #36

Jan 182003

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 43,000 miles
Windshield wiper sporadically fails to function. When wiper control is switched on wiper will sometimes function and sometimes not function. This is very hazardous in rainy conditions and has almost caused me to collide with other vehicles on more than one occasion. I have absolutely no confidence that my wiper will work for any period of time. This defect very closely resembles and recall notice sent out to owners of 95-97 Chevrolet S-10 owners in which they offer to repair the defect at no charge. Since my vehicle was labeled as a 98 model year Chevrolet they will not do nothing for me in spite of the fact that it could have just as easily been labeled a 97 model. I have filed a complaint with GM at 1800-222-1020 (my service request number 1-120539042). They informed me that they will only be able to assist me if enough complaints come in to them to warrant a recall on the 98 model year S-10.

- Durham, NC, USA

problem #35

Jul 152003

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 91,349 miles

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

While driving in the rain windshield wipers stopped working. Vehicle was taken to the dealer where they replaced the wiper module at the owner's expense.

- Henry, IL, USA

problem #34

Mar 102002

S-10 Pickup 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,500 miles
Consumer noticed windshield wipers worked intermittently during use. The dealer was contacted. The consumer had to manually push on the wipers to get them started, when on low speed, they suddenly go to high. The consumer would turn the wipers on and hear the wiper motor and then they became inoperative.

- Westville, IL, USA

problem #33

Jul 082003

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
While traveling in inclement weather windshield wipers will come on and off without prior warning.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #32

Feb 012002

S-10 Pickup

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Windshield wipers never work, or they work intermittently, whether it's raining, snowing or I just want to clean my windshield.

- Warner, NH, USA

problem #31

Jun 262003

S-10 Pickup Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer called complaining about windshield wiper problems. Stated that while driving during a real bad rain storm windshield wipers stopped working which almost caused the consumer to get into a collision. Consumer had to pull out of the highway, and had to touch the wipers for them to start working again. Dealer was contacted, and stated that there was a recall, but consumer's vehicle was not included in the recall due to VIN.

- Lebanon, OH, USA

problem #30

Aug 012003

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles
Consumer states that the windshield wipers work intermittently resulting in poor visibility in inclement weather. Notified dealer the warranty does not cover windshield wipers. The consumer had to pay $202.55 for repairs.

- Norwich, CT, USA

problem #29

Jun 252003

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • 100,000 miles
Windshield wipers experienced the same defect as stated in recall 03 V 159 000, but this vehicle was not included in recall due to VIN.

- Rice, TX, USA

problem #28

Jun 142003

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 90,000 miles
On this specified day, I was traveling on the interstate at 70 mph with a semi-truck traveling beside me when a sudden rain storm came up. My windshield wipers stopped working. In a matter of seconds I was blinded. It was very scary! I was very lucky when crossing the lanes of traffic to get to the shoulder of the interstate that I did not kill someone else or myself. Not to mention dodging the car parked on the side of the interstate. On another incident back in January when I was on my way to the doctor's office, my wipers quit while it was sleeting. Instantly the windshield was frozen over. At other times the wipers will not come on and sometimes they will not turn off.

- Dickson, TN, USA

problem #27

Jun 142003

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 80,000 miles
Windshield wipers intermittent not working causing a dangerous situation. Also front recliner lever on seat has broken twice, once on drivers side (replaced-out of warranty) now on passenger side.

- Burns, TN, USA

problem #26

Jun 172003

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles
Windshield wipers stop working in heavy rain, almost lost control over this malfunction, 94-97 Chevrolet S-10's have the wiper motor recall, why not the 98's"?" I know more people with 98's that are having trouble then the people with the 94-97's...if a recall isn't issued someone is going to get hurt because of these wiper motors! jz.

- Walnut Cove, NC, USA

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