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3.8

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,272 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup accessories - exterior problems

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2001 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Owner Comments

problem #9

Apr 142003

S-10 Pickup

  • 20,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet S-10. The contact stated the plastic third rear door latch would continuously fracture from the vehicle. The contact would have the latch replaced and after the fall and winter seasons, the latch would fracture again. The dealer advised the failure was caused by the material used in the design of the latch. The failure mileage was 20,000 and the current mileage was 75,000.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #8

Apr 112006

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
I simply tried to open the third door to my Chevy S-10 extended cab and the plastic door handle completely broke off. I have not been able to open my door since then.

- Wahiawa, HI, USA

problem #7

Aug 252005

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
The handle on the third door of my 2001 extended cab Chevy S10 broke off. It occurred with normal use. There is no other method in which to open the door. I cannot figure out why it was made of plastic. This is definitely a manufacturing default.

- Anson, TX, USA

problem #6

Apr 042005

S-10 Pickup 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

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

I have a 2001 Chevrolet S-10 pick-up with 4-doors and 4WD. Vehicle has been well taken care of with no damage. The metal door post frame where the door latch is attached is disintegrating due to what appears to be a very thin metal section. It appears that the door may soon come open during a right turn due to a failure of the dorr latch mechanism. This may cause substantial injury and vehicle damage.

- Mount Shasta, CA, USA

problem #5

Feb 212005

S-10 Pickup 4WD 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 92,000 miles
2004 tail gate ass failed replaced after market parts 2004 back up lights in/op;004 interrior light will not turn off/ over ride botton used to save battery2005 left front hub ass replaced. 004 right front hub ass replaced;005 front end replaced/pittman/tie rods;2004 oil filter leak / tightened 2004 rear emergency brakes in/op 5 left emergency brake drum replaced;005 right emergency brake drum replaced 2005 gas sending unit replaced eradic behavior 2004 left brake shoe replaced ;004 right brake shoe replaced;005 left brake shoe replaced front;005 right brake shoe replaced front 2005 left brake shoe replaced rear;005 right brake shoe replaced rear;005 U joints replaced;04 battery replaced 2005 transmission showing signs of wear;005 rear end {3.42} locker clangs between 1st and revved. 004 4 tires 005 4 tires 2004 door hinges freeze up lube;005 tail gate hinges show wear 2005 parts 4 ea tie rods/O/ring type brake shoesand drums/U joints. I have for inspection.

- Sautee, GA, USA

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problem #4

Nov 012004

S-10 Pickup 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,000 miles
Latch on the 3rd door breaks and the door will not open. This is a very weak component.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #3

Nov 102004

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles

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

The handle that opens the door, which was orchased brand new, broke. There was no inner handle from the door. This handle broke at least two times. The consumer stated that the handle was made of lightweight plastic.

- Portage, IN, USA

problem #2

Jan 042004

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,450 miles
The door latch on the third door breaks away from the internal mechanism. Materials are too weak.

- Lawrence, KS, USA

problem #1

Apr 162002

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Latch on third door breaks. Jlg

- Fontana, CA, USA

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