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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 4 of 5)

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problem #25

Apr 152002

S-10 Pickup

  • miles

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

Consumer states that while driving the vehicle in the rain. The windshield wipers would work intermittently. Dealer notified.

- Odum, GA, USA

problem #24

Jun 072003

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Windshield wiper motor cuts on and off. Once again I have to change all my plans because it is raining.

- Goose Creek, SC, USA

problem #23

Jun 042003

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 86,592 miles
Nhsta recall campaign id# 03V15900 applies to Chevy S-10's through 1997. The recall relates to faulty wiper motor circuit boards that lead to intermittent operation of wiper blades. I own a 1998 Chevy S-10 and have experienced numerous failures of the wiper blades during rain storms. The most severe incident happened during heavy rains on June 4, when I lost the use of my wipers for 20 minutes. I have described the problem to mechanics who informed me of the recall and indicated that it is most likely the same problem as that of the recall. The recall should be extended to model year 1998 as soon as possible.

- Quakertown, PA, USA

problem #22

May 072003

S-10 Pickup 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

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

The new recall on GM trucks and SUV's only goes to 97'. I have a 98' with the same problem

- Kenosha, WI, USA

problem #21

Mar 282003

S-10 Pickup 6-cyl

  • 92,000 miles
Vehicle experienced the same defect with it's windshield wiper motor as stated in recall 03 V 159 000, but the VIN number was not included. The windshield wipers were intermittent.

- Clinton Corners, NY, USA

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problem #20

May 102003

S-10 Pickup 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,710 miles
The windshield wipers failed intermittently or seized functioning when engaged.. the windshield wipers stopped working while driving in a rainstorm. There was zero visibility.

- Shawnee Mission, KS, USA

problem #19

May 202003

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • 90,000 miles

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

The windshield wipers stopped working. The wiper motor needed to be replaced.

- Pelham, GA, USA

problem #18

May 162003

S-10 Pickup 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
Windshield wipers do not function at all times. Will stop while driving. One such incident, I was driving on an interstate highway at 70 mph when they stopped, nearly causing an accident. Luckily, I was able to pull off the road and wait for the rain to stop before proceeding. Wipers started working again shortly after that.

- Danville, VA, USA

problem #17

Sep 241992

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
In the last 6 months the windshield wiper motors have not worked or have stopped while on expressway driving in rain.

- North Miami Beach, FL, USA

problem #16

Aug 292002

S-10 Pickup 4WD

  • 61,500 miles
Wiper motor or switch failed nearing the city of mebane, nc during heavy rain. The next morning it was still raining and the wipers functioned ok. ***dimsii IVOQ entry posted after 12/12/02 cut-over to artemis*****768323

- Springfield, VA, USA

problem #15

Apr 212003

S-10 Pickup 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

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

Windshield wipers on 1998 Chevrolet S-10 stopped unexpectedly while in use, or don't even come on when switch is turned on.

- Fort Wayne, IN, USA

problem #14

Apr 212003

S-10 Pickup 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
1998 Chevy S 10...windshield wipers stop working when in rain.....never know when it is going to happen, other than when rains.....I also have a 1997 Chevy S 10 Blazer which does the same thing...Chevy has recalled those motors to be fixed...but when I called them to tell them of the same problem with the 1998....they said they would not cover that....I told them of having both vehicles (I bought both of them new)....that I knew the problem was exactly the same....was told to drive to dealer where I bought the vehicle....and was told there it would not be covered. Last occurrence was 4,21,03.....

- Sunbury, PA, USA

problem #13

Jul 012002

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Windshield wipers work intermittently or not at all at various times. On 1998 S-10 pickup truck.

- Milan, OH, USA

problem #12

Jul 152001

S-10 Pickup 6-cyl

  • miles
While driving windshield wipers malfunctioned due to windshield wiper motor failure...

- Springfield, MA, USA

problem #11

Jan 012001

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer states that windshield wipers work intermittently resulting in poor visibility while driving in the rain. Sometimes the wipers will engage without warning.

- Aplington, IA, USA

problem #10

Nov 112002

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
The vehicles windshield wipers stopped working, while consumer was driving at 60 mph in a rain storm. This almost resulted in an accident, because of driver having poor visibility. The dealership is replacing the windshield wiper motor.

- Canton, NC, USA

problem #9

Jul 132002

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Windshield wipers stop working without warning. Failed on 2 occasions during rainstorms. Other persons tell me of same failure in 1997 & 1994 chev. P/U trucks.

- Duluth, GA, USA

problem #8

Feb 122002

S-10 Pickup

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
When windshield wipers would be in use, they would perform intermittently or sometimes not at all. Driver would have to get out of vehicle to wiggle windshield wiper arm. Vehicle is not under recall that was issued. Consumer states that the parts are; elc plug or elc board inside of the motor and that GM is aware of this.

- Northport, FL, USA

problem #7

Apr 022002

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
The winshield wiper motor would originally not turn off when activated on intermittent, or full on. Now it shuts off by itself when activated. It did this the other day during a severe rainstorm. I had to open the hood, beat on the wiper motor with a large flashlight (it was handy to use), to get the motor to work. Other ownwers of S-10's that I know are reporting the same problem. It is a severe safety hazard to have your winshield wipers quit on you, in traffic or not, during a rainstorm. Chevrolet wants $80 to replace a control circuit board located within the motor housing.

- Hampton, GA, USA

problem #6

Oct 052001

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Winshield wipers worked intermittently, causing decreased visibility in inclement weather, increasing the risk of injury due to crash. This condition is remarkably similar to the condition described in NHTSA campaign id 98V150001, but it only applies to 1996 and 1997 models of the same vehicle. I have reported it to GMC, but their basic response was there is no recall, so apparently there is no problem. In fact, the same part described in the previously-referenced recall was defective.

- Pleasant View, TN, USA

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