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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,046 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 - interior problems

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2001 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Owner Comments

problem #9

Jun 182001

S-10 Pickup 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 99,400 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet S-10. The contact stated that the passenger seat would not remain latched and kept sliding back. Passengers have sustained minor leg injuries due to the failure. He also stated that the smog hose kept catching fire, which caused the wire harness to become heated. As a result, the contact lost control of the vehicle while driving 90 mph. The purchase date was unknown. The current and failure mileages were 99,400.

- Morganton, NC, USA

problem #8

Nov 062006

S-10 Pickup 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 99,000 miles
Ref: 2001 Chevy S-10, extended cab, 4X2 the driver seat was adjusted forward (closer to the steering wheel), and while driving my daughter's (5' 2") seat moved all the way back where she could no longer maintain control of the vehicle. I tested the seat, while it was park and I can adjust the seat closer to the steering wheel and I can push the seat back everytime without using the bar that locks the seat in place.

- Waldorf, MD, USA

problem #7

Jan 012005

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10 miles
The passenger seat does not latch properly. It has been to the shop on numerous occasions both under warranty and recently having to pay out of pocket and it still does not latch properly if you brake the seat slides forward, causing a possible injury to the occupant, possibly throwing them through the front windshield. Adjustments have been made, and both of the seat rails have been replaced. Also, there is the lose of the vehicle while it is in the shop. I believe that this is possibly a defect with all 2001 Chevy S-10 pick up trucks.

- Palmetto Bay, FL, USA

problem #6

Aug 012004

S-10 Pickup 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Metal seat release lever cut consumer's right leg when he exited the vehicle. The consuemr had to get stitches at the emergency room.

- Trezevant, TN, USA

problem #5

Nov 012000

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer stated that the passenger side seat is not locking in position. Dealer replaced the track.

- Port Richey, FL, USA

problem #4

Jul 292002

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Passenger's seat is unable to stay at the locking position. Dealer has been notified, and has tried to repair problem; but was unable to do repairs.

- Fort Richi, FL, USA

problem #3

Apr 152001

S-10 Pickup

  • Manual transmission
  • miles


Consumer stated the seats failed to lock into position along seat tracks, and will move unexpectedly during normal operation, dealership has examined vehicle and was unable to effectively remedy the problem. Consumer also stated the center console lid was cracked, fan was inoperative.

- Felton, DE, USA

problem #2

Oct 192001

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Vehicle was hit from rear at 30 mph and driver's seat collapsed backwards. Please give any further detaills.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #1

Sep 062001

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
The pasenger seat would not securely latch in place. When I would brake the vehicle, if the seat was not in the farthest back position, it would immediately slide all the way to the forward position. After 3 attempts to fix it, including replacing both seat rails, GM advised my dealers service dept. That unless the carpet below the rails was cut away the rails would not bolt down square to the floor. This kept the latching mechanism from securing the seat in place. Apparently GM was aware of this, but I was never notified that the problem existed. Any passenger in my pickup could have been severly injured if I had been required to make a hard stop. I feel the manufacturer should notify oweners of such a defect that could cause injury. Have other owners of this vehicle been notified of the potential danger?

- Humboldt, IA, USA

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