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Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
51,695 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. bought a milled aluminum door handle on Ebay (1 reports)
  2. keep dragging it back to the dealer (1 reports)
  3. not sure (1 reports)
  4. purchase new door handle at part store (1 reports)
2001 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup accessories - exterior problems

accessories - exterior problem

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2001 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 052001

S-10 Pickup

  • Manual transmission
  • 5,000 miles


The Chevy S10 pickup has plastic parts and one is the third door latch for the extra cab. This part is plastic pushing on metal and breaks frequently.

- , Yoncalla, OR, USA

problem #3

Jan 232007

S-10 Pickup Extra Cab 4.3L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 111,780 miles

Found a milled aluminum 3rd door handle on Ebay. Cost $10 for the part on eBay and $25 to have someone install it.

- , E. Greenbush, NY, USA

problem #2

Nov 202006

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles

The third door latch broke after we had the vehicle (used) about 11/2 years. We had a new one installed, it broke in less then 30 days! This is I am fully convinced a product of outsourcing and no quality checks. Also, this part is made of plastic! Bad choice if you plan on using the third door everyday.

- , Highland Springs, VA, USA

problem #1

Oct 302006

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles

Extremely cheap and flimsy plastic door handle breaks when any stress other than squeezing while gripping the outside of the door is applied. GM dealer calls this a 'wear item' ... NOT WARRANTEED. 3rd door handle broken, 3rd time

- , Cincinnati, OH, USA

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