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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

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1998 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Owner Comments (Page 1 of 4)

problem #70

May 102008

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • 90,000 miles

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

Windshield wipers work only intermittently or not at all. Problem is exacerbated by bumpy roads. Online research shows this is apparently a common problem related to cracked solder joints on the wiper control circuit board, a problem for which two recalls have already been issued by Chevrolet but which do not extend to the 1998 model year. Wipers will often shut off unexpectedly while driving in heavy rain. Obviously, this is a serious safety issue and the previous recalls that only cover up to 1997 need to be extended to cover later model vehicles which suffer from the same safety problem. (the incident date in this complaint is a random date selected shortly after I purchased the vehicle and around the time I first noticed the problem. This issue is ongoing and has become increasingly severe since then.)

- Newnan, GA, USA

problem #69

May 102008

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
Windshield wipers work only intermittently or not at all. Problem is exacerbated by bumpy roads. Online research shows this is apparently a common problem related to cracked solder joints on the wiper control circuit board, a problem for which two recalls have already been issued by Chevrolet but which do not extend to the 1998 model year. Wipers will often shut off unexpectedly while driving in heavy rain. Obviously, this is a serious safety issue and the previous recalls that only cover up to 1997 need to be extended to cover later model vehicles which suffer from the same safety problem. (the incident date in this complaint is a random date selected shortly after I purchased the vehicle and around the time I first noticed the problem. This issue is ongoing and has become increasingly severe since then.)

- Newnan, GA, USA

problem #68

May 222006

S-10 Pickup

  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Chevrolet S-10 pickup. The contact stated that when he turned on the windshield wipers, they did not function properly. Sometimes they would work for a brief time and shut off and other times, they would function properly. He would have to stop the vehicle and tap on the motor with a hammer or screwdriver to get the wipers to function; sometimes it worked, other times, it did not. The contact called the dealership and was told that the repairs could be performed at his expense. The vehicle had not been repaired at the time of the complaint. The manufacturer had not been notified. The current mileage was approximately 71,000. The failure mileage was approximately 55,000.

- Ava, MO, USA

problem #67

Aug 072007

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Wiper problem on 98 S10 exactly like listed in your recall 03V159000.

- Oakwood, OH, USA

problem #66

Jan 012005

S-10 Pickup

  • 100,000 miles
Wipers may not come on or may stop during use. Also wiper speed control does not always work.

- Brookfield, MA, USA

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problem #65

Dec 072006

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 170,000 miles
Re: NHTSA campaign # 98V50001 & 97V096001 " windshield wipe failure due to cracked solder joints on the controller circuit board. Unit failed on my 1998 chev S-10 VIN 1gccs1948wk1xxxxx. GM 1st agreed to replace at no cost. Upon dealership confirmation of problem, GM change to position of not responsible. This is a continuing problems with the units according to service manager. GM takes the position that vehicle in not part of any recall. The part involved is the same as on the 1996 vehicles. I replace unit a my expense, dealership did not charge labor. The defect came to my attention when wipers failed and then came to life after touching circuit board housing. The above NHTSA recalls need to be extended to all GM S-10 pickups as well as other vehicles.

- Scotts Valley, CA, USA

problem #64

Sep 011999

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 2,000 miles

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

Wipers fail to work when turned on, intermittent problem. Started within one year of purchase of vehicle when new.

- Shelburne, VT, USA

problem #63

Jan 032005

S-10 Pickup 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,000 miles
Windshield wiper failure: I was driving 70 mph West on I-10 when it started raining. I turned the wipers on, and the wipers worked for approximately one mile before the windshield wipers suddenly stopped working. I pulled to the side of the road and waited for the rain to stop. I've talk to other owners of S-10, Suburban, and Silverado's which have had the same problem. I've checked a couple of web sites concerning auto complaints, and there are thousands of complaints concerning the same problem. Why isn't there a recall on Chevy's windshield wipers!!!!!!!!!! how many people have to die before you get off your butt and do something about. Like do your job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- Mobile, AL, USA

problem #62

Jan 032005

S-10 Pickup 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,000 miles
Windshield wiper failure: I was driving 70 mph West on I-10 when it started raining. I turned the wipers on, and the wipers worked for approximately one mile before the windshield wipers suddenly stopped working. I pulled to the side of the road and waited for the rain to stop. I've talk to other owners of S-10, Suburban, and Silverado which have had the same problem. I've checked a couple of web sites concerning auto complaints, and there are thousands of complaints concerning the same problem. Why isn't there a recall on Chevy's windshield wipers!!!!!!!!!! how many people have to die before you get off your butt and do something about. Like so your job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- Mobile, AL, USA

problem #61

Apr 072006

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 52,000 miles
Windshield wipers work intermittently or not at all. Recalls were made for this defect for 1997 Chevrolet S10 P/ups but not for 1998 S10 pick ups.reference NHTSA campaign id number 03V159000.

- Mansfield, OH, USA

problem #60

Mar 282006

S-10 Pickup

  • miles

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

Windshield wipers work intermittently when switch is turned to a constantly on position. They also operate unpredictably random or not at all when switch is placed on one of the various intermittent positions. This failure causes problems with visibility, increasing risk of crash. There is a recall on 1995 S-10S (NHTSA id #98V150001) for a similar problem involving deterioration of soldering joints on the windshield wipers circuit. No known recall for 1998.

- Cokeburg, PA, USA

problem #59

Mar 202006

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
The windshield wipers work intermittently. Nothing I do helps bring them back on. Sometimes through the drive it takes several minutes before turning back on, sometimes it doesn't at all.

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #58

Apr 052004

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles
Windshield wipers only work sometimes or not at all. Or they stay on until I turn truck off. If I open hood and shake connection they come on. Eventually they stop working again.

- Malakoff, TX, USA

problem #57

Jan 012006

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
Windshield wiper works intermittently or not at all. Very dangerous during fog, rain and snow. The 1996 and 1997 models have been recalled already. I believe there is a problem with the 1998 models or I have received a older model motor in my vehicle.

- Turlock, CA, USA

problem #56

Nov 092005

S-10 Pickup 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,061 miles
Driving in the rain the windshield wipers fail at random positions. The last incident happened on a country road where there was no shoulder to pull off on to. A very dangerous situation because the drivers visibility was severely restricted to on coming traffic. This failure was on a recall status for the 1996 and 1997 Chevrolet S10 models but not included in the 1998 models. Failure of the wiper circuit board. The problem is known to exist but GM will not honor free replacement of the defective part because of a stated age date even though the vehicle has less than 37,000 miles on it.

- Boonsboro, MD, USA

problem #55

Nov 152005

S-10 Pickup 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 63,500 miles
Windshield wiper motor intermittent failure. This is a recall item on previous year model Chevy S-10S, (I know as I also own a 1997 model) but as of Nov 15, 2005, not for 1998.

- Nova, OH, USA

problem #54

Sep 012005

S-10 Pickup 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,776 miles
Problem started in 1999 with erratic operation of the windshield wipers and continued until failure. This seems to be an extension of NHTSA #03V159000 campaign. The part replaced was manufactured by itt automotive part #pcb 24006727 rev. C dealer fp-number 12463090 description module 16.O67.

- White River Jct,, VT, USA

problem #53

Sep 222005

S-10 Pickup 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,223 miles
In the last 2 months, my vehicles windshield wipers have stopped working while in operation or they simply will not start at all. This is very dangerous with the lose of visibility. I took the vehicle(1998 S10 Blazer) to the dealer and he replaced a bad circuit board module to fix the problem and have paid the dealer for the fix. I have found that GM already has a recall for this vehicle for the 1997 model but my years model is not covered by the recall. The NHTSA id # is 03V159000. GM should cover this very dangerous problem on the 1998 model as it very obvious that this model has the same problem as the 1997's.

- Minneapolis, MN, USA

problem #52

Aug 072004

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
1998 Chevrolet S10. The consumer states the windshield wipers do not work. The vehicle has not been looked at. There was a recall for this problem on previous years. This started about a year ago, they would work when they wanted to, now they do not work.

- Ashville, NC, USA

problem #51

Aug 142005

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Windshield wipers quit working while raining. Has done this for the last 2 1/2 years. Thankfully I have not wrecked. Everyone I have talked to has said that there is a recall for 1996 and 1997 models but not for 1998's. well there needs to be. Nothing has been to correct the failure be cause cheverolet says there is nothing wrong because there is no recall on this year model. I don't have the money to replace every part and see by trial and error. I've read that it might be a circuit board. I guess its going to take someone getting killed to do something about it.

- Forest Park, GA, USA

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