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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,650 miles

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2001 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #14

Nov 042004

S-10 Pickup 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles

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

Tailgate was placed in down position and weight was placed on tailgate. Tailgate strap on left side failed. Oad on tailgate shifted and was caught by me before it hit the ground. Ailure has not been repaired. Will have to fix soon.

- Ontario, NY, USA

problem #13

Sep 182004

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • 103,000 miles
The tailgate cables snapped while I was standing on the tailgate. The tailgate dropped a few inches, until stopped by the bumper. I fell off and the tailgate was slightly dented. I was not seriously hurt.

- Columbia, MO, USA

problem #12

Apr 112003

S-10 Pickup 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
One of the tailgate cables on my 2001 S-10 has failed, and the other is about to fail. The S-10 should be included in the full size truck tailgate cable recall.

- Columbus, IN, USA

problem #11

Dec 072004

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

The consumer noticed that his tailgate cable was broken. He was aware of a tailgate recall but his vehicle was not included in the recall.

- Granite City, IL, USA

problem #10

Nov 152004

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,000 miles
The cable supporting the tailgate of my 2001 Chevrolet S10 broke for no apparent reason.

- Cleveland, OH, USA

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problem #9

Oct 282004

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,000 miles
Tailgate cable broke.

- Brunswick, OH, USA

problem #8

Sep 212004

S-10 Pickup 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles

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

After lowering the tailgate consumer noticed passener side tailgtate strap was broken.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #7

Sep 252004

S-10 Pickup 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,900 miles
Stepped unto the tailgate of my Chevrolet S-10 which immediately dropped because the tailgate support cables both gaveway. This occurrence caused a fall which resulted in a back injury. I have since that time replaced the straps, while retaining the defective parts.

- Leland Grove, IL, USA

problem #6

Sep 072004

S-10 Pickup 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 76,210 miles
The consumer stated that the cable broke on the tailgate. Recall 04V129000 was issued. The consumer contacted the manufacturer. However, nothing was done.

- Lake Mills, WI, USA

problem #5

Sep 192004

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 40,000 miles
Was unloading a piece of equipment for the truck bed. The tailgate cables broke - sending the equipment to the ground.he tailgate was also damaged.he cables had been rusted / corroded through.

- Clearwater, FL, USA

problem #4

Jul 072004

S-10 Pickup 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles

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

The consumer complained about a tailgate cable problem. Both cables snapped while the consumer was standing on the tailgate. The consumer weighed less than 160 lbs. The consumer contacted Chevrolet and was told that the vehicle was out of warranty and there was nothing they could do. Currently, these vehicles are on recall. However, the consumers vehicle identification number was not included in the recall.

- Meridian, ID, USA

problem #3

Jan 152003

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
I have just read that GM has a recall on pu trucks because of defects to the tailgate support cables. The recall only indicates "large" pu trucks are included. I have a 2001 S-10 Chevrolet "small" pick up and the same thing has happen to my vehicle. Both cables have rusted through. I went to the Chevrolet dealership recently and they indicated that the parts alone would cost nearly $ 200. If my vehicle is not included in the recall, I feel that it should be. Thank you.

- Grass Lake, MI, USA

problem #2

Feb 252004

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
While vehicle was stationary tailgate support cables broke, the tailgate assembly had not been replaced. Previously statement amended by bowman after phone call to owner 4-5-04

- Westerville, OH, USA

problem #1

Dec 202003

S-10 Pickup 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,398 miles
The tailgate cables snapped when I was standing on it, after I unloaded some trash bags. I also work at a auto parts store and have had numerous owners of 2001 Chevy trucks say their cables also broke. With just the lowering of their tailgate.

- Houston, TX, USA

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