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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,750 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 brakes problems

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2001 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Owner Comments

problem #6

Dec 202010

S-10 Pickup

  • 108,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet S-10 pickup. After taking the vehicle in for a state inspection they found that the front brake rotors rusted very badly and had fallen apart. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who replaced the rotors and brake pads at the contacts expense. The manufacturer was contacted and offered no assistance for the repairs. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was 108,000.

- Mcconnellsburg, PA, USA

problem #5

Jan 012010

S-10 Pickup

  • 50,000 miles
At low speed and when going over bumps in road the ABS system engages making it hard to stop. This has been happening for the last 5 years that I have noticed and happens everytime this situation happens.

- Kennesaw, GA, USA

problem #4

Dec 062008

S-10 Pickup

  • 85,000 miles
2001 Chevrolet S10 pickup with manual transmission parking brake failure foot activated parking / emergency brake fails to stay engaged leading to dangerous condition and potential injury or death. Foot activated parking brake assembly is defective, needs replacement.

- Boulder, CO, USA

problem #3

May 232008

S-10 Pickup

  • miles


Brake light and ABS light come on and stay on for a while and then go off. After braking and rolling over a small bump in road at stop sign pedal loses pressure and stopping becomes hard. I rolled past stop sign and was lightly struck on passenger side door. I have investigated this problem and I am not the only one to have experienced this problem.

- Hurst, TX, USA

problem #2

Jan 222007

S-10 Pickup

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet S10. While coming to a stop, the vehicle drove over a small bump in the road, and the brake pedal extended to the floor. The brakes had to be pumped in order to stop the vehicle. The failure occurred on four separate occasions. The engine and ABS lights illuminated intermittently on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic and no failures were found. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 50,000.

- Hurst , TX, USA

problem #1

Aug 302005

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 71,500 miles
On July 22, 2005, I paid the dealer $615.74 to replace a shorted air pump. I brought it in since the light gauges were turning on. The "check engine" lighted on and off. One week later, the A/C stopped working. The dealer charged me $105.19 for the diagnosis. On Aug. 10, I paid another shop $852.08 to replace the A/C compressor. On Aug. 30, my S-10 stalled and hasn't worked since then. A mechanic said the engine has to be replaced (another $3000 +) due to overheating of the radiator. There was no prior indication that the radiator was leaking or heating except when the light gauges were turning on in July. I bought this truck brand new in 2000 and have spent over $7000 in repairs and regular maintenance since then. The battery acid has leaked. Brake pads keep wearing out. Several air injection malfunctions and pumps have been replaced. I've purchased at least 2 sets of tires. It has less than 72,000 miles.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

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