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3.5

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,680 miles

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2001 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Owner Comments

problem #10

Aug 202005

S-10 Pickup 4WD 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 49,000 miles

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

Broken tailgate cable. We do not know what caused this cable to break. We have not repaired or replaced the cable.

- York, PA, USA

problem #9

Apr 242005

S-10 Pickup 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,500 miles
Tailgate was down fell off and I drove down the highway with it hanging on by one tailgate strap

- Americus, KS, USA

problem #8

May 132005

S-10 Pickup 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
My wife had hauled a load of dirt in the cargo area of our 2001 Chevrolet S10 pickup. After unloading the dirt, she was putting the tailgate back up, and the left hand side of the tailgate fell off. She was able to slide the tailgate back into place.

- Elizabethton, TN, USA

problem #7

Feb 212005

S-10 Pickup 4WD 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 92,000 miles

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

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

problem #6

Jan 052005

S-10 Pickup 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,300 miles
Tailgate cable broke in half on drivers side. 2001 Chevy S-10 crew cab. No events leading up to failure. Potential hazard if hauling a load of lumber with tailgate down or if a person were sitting on the tailgate as it snapped. Potential injury could occur in either situation. Recall already exsists for full size cheverolet pickups using the same cable. Correcting the failure would involve the cable itself, as well as the latch on the tailgate that the cable is connected to.

- Lancaster, OH, USA

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problem #5

Oct 152004

S-10 Pickup 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,000 miles
On my 2001 S10, one tailgate support cable broke when lowering the tailgate. I have seen a recall on these cables on the full size trucks, but not the S series trucks, yet the cables are the same construction and seem to have the same widespread breakage problem. GM refuses to warrant these cables or include them in the recall.

- Tyler, TX, USA

problem #4

Sep 202004

S-10 Pickup

  • miles

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

Tailgate cable broke causing damage to the tailgate. Replaced with parts from a salvage yard.

- Orrtanna, PA, USA

problem #3

Jan 212004

S-10 Pickup 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
The tailgate straps rusted through and broke on both my chev S10 year model 1997 and 2001. The replacement cost is higher than the cost of the straps., because they have increased the price with a modification that costs 6 times more than the replacement strap.

- Grand Prairie, TX, USA

problem #2

Dec 202001

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
See ODI 755882. I own 2 2001 chev S10 ls 2 wheel drive extended cabs. Both have the same or similar problems. A. the molding along the bottom of the windows on the doors is loose and comes off easily. One of the trucks has already the moldings replaced. The windows sometimes go out of alignment and tilt out. B. the rear end clunks/clanks when shifting into reverse. No solution has been found yet. C. the tailgate on both trucks will not latch completely on the driver's side. One truck has been looked at by the dealer. The dealer said the truck would need to be repaired in a body shop. The frame and body components of the box would need to be straightened in order for the tailgate to latch properly. The repair has not been done on either truck yet. D. the most disturbing problem is the strange behavior of the brakes. Both trucks have experienced loss of braking ability. When applying the brake in a quick stop or emergency situation, the brake pedal is firm yet no braking power is felt and the truck surges forward without slowing. Both trucks have had the rear brakes lock up (the ABS failed to engage). One truck had all the pads and rotors replaced at 500 miles. This corrected the loud rumbling sounds and vibrations from the brakes but did not improve the ABS. The other truck now with 22,000 miles shakes violently at speeds over 40 mph when the brakes are applied. It feels like the wheels are seriously unbalanced or the rotors are badly warped. However, the rotors were checked and found to be in spec and the wheels were balanced. Still the problem continues and is intensifying daily. The shop which checked problem called GM and was told a "pulse" is normal in all vehicles with 4 wheel ABS systems. I drive over 1000 miles a week. I think I know the difference between ABS brakes engaging and wheels about to fly off. I have spoke with several other 2001 GM truck owners at the dealership who are all experiencing problems with their brakes.

- Middletown, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 202001

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
I own two 2001 Chevrolet S10 ls 2 wheel drive extended cabs. Both have the same or similar problems. A. the molding along the bottom of the windows on the doors is loose and comes off easily. One of the trucks has already the moldings replaced. This appears to have fixed the problem on that truck. B. the rear end clunks/clanks when shifting into reverse. No solution has been found yet. C. the tailgate on both trucks will not latch completely on the driver's side. One truck has been looked at by the dealer. The dealer said the truck would need to be repaired in a body shop. The frame and body components of the box would need to be straightened in order for the tailgate to latch properly. The repair has not been done on either truck yet. D. the most disturbing problem is the strange behavior of the brakes. Both trucks have experienced loss of braking ability. When applying the brake in a quick stop or emergency situation, the brake pedal is firm yet no braking power is felt and the truck surges forward without slowing. Both trucks have had the rear brakes lock up (the ABS failed to engage). One truck had all the pads and rotors replaced at 500 miles. This corrected the loud rumbling sounds and vibrations from the brakes but did not improve the ABS. The other truck now with 22,000 miles shakes violently at speeds over 40 mph when the brakes are applied. It feels like the wheels are seriously unbalanced or the rotors are badly warped. However, the rotors were checked and found to be in spec and the wheels were balanced. Still the problem continues and is intensifying daily. The shop which checked problem called GM and was told a "pulse" is normal in all vehicles with 4 wheel ABS systems. I drive over 1000 miles a week. I think I know the difference between ABS brakes engaging and wheels about to fly off. I have spoke with several other 2001 GM truck owners at the dealership who are all experiencing problems with their brakes.

- Middletown, CA, USA

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