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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,386 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 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2001 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Owner Comments

problem #8

Jan 162006

S-10 Pickup 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles


Inaccurate fuel gauge reading at 1/4 tank or less. Since June 2001 (3,000 mi.)have complained to Chevrolet about this problem. Items replaced include sender/pump assembly. Gauges, fuel level sensor, J3630 module. In May 2002 service manager informed me this was a "self inflicted" problem, that I kept throwing it in neutral, and they were done with it. Embarrassed, I did not follow up on any more complaints. As of this date, still have problem, vehicle has over 50,000 mi. Noticed that others have had this problem, too.

- Columbiana, OH, USA

problem #7

Dec 182005

S-10 Pickup 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 80,000 miles
Contact stated all of the gauges on the dashboard suddenly stopped working and were inaccurate. The speedometer was stuck at 100 mph. The tachometer showed a readout of zero. The fuel gauge indicated the fuel tank was empty, although there was fuel in the tank.

- Cedar Springs, MI, USA

problem #6

Mar 202005

S-10 Pickup 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,800 miles
Fuel guage sticks in the full position all the time, this resultng in a stall vehicle on the highway requiring owner to move a disabled vehicle into the breakdown lane in the middle of a freeway. The vehicle had to be towed away.

- North Providence, RI, USA

problem #5

Oct 202002

S-10 Pickup 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


While driving 45 vehicle stalled. Consumer was unable to restart vehicle, and hadit towed to the dealer, and mechanic determined that the fuel gauge was inoperative, and needed to be replaced, and replaced it four times. However, the problem recurred.

- Saint Peters, MO, USA

problem #4

Feb 032004

S-10 Pickup 4WD 6-cyl

  • 35 miles
Gas gauge does not work (reads empty at all times now). The vehicle was taken to the dealership where it was purchased to have the problem fixed while under warranty (under 35K mi). There's a reoccurence of the problem. In one ocassion a close call collission in a highway was barely avoided due to the innacurate gas gauge reading.

- Portland, OR, USA

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problem #3

Apr 272001

S-10 Pickup 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 250 miles
Fuel gauge is not calibrated properly and apparently canT be. The extended cab S-10 ls models have 19-gallon gas tanks standard. The gauge reads full when full but seems to gauge my fuel consumption faster than I am really using it. It was most concerning the first time the light came on. I thought at first I was getting about 13 miles per gallon when half of my driving is highway. When the gauge gets down to the 1/8 tank line the fuel light comes on. When I go to the station the tank will generally take only about 13 gallons meaning there is 6 remaining in the tank. It has been consistent since I bought it and over the almost 40,000 miles Ive driven it. I still donT trust it completely and use my trip meter to gauge its accuracy. Generally I just make it a practice to refuel when the light comes on. I know I have about 3/8 of a tank remaining when that occurs.

- Lawrence, KS, USA

problem #2

Oct 282003

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Consumer stated that vehicle in the last 3 months in repair shop for transmission problems 9 times. After bringing vehicle to repair shop shop everything else started to break down. Also, fuel pump was replaced 3 times. Fuel gauge operated poorly, and vehicle died/stopped while driving on the road.

- Kihei, HI, USA

problem #1

Jan 222002

S-10 Pickup 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer states his auto has been in the shop 4 times, and each time he was told that it is a programming issue, and there is no fix for it at the present. Consumer states when his gauges reaches 1/4 of a tank the gauge drops to empty. Nlm

- Urbandale, IA, USA

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