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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,302 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.

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2001 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup miscellaneous problems

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2001 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Owner Comments

problem #6

Jun 182006

S-10 Pickup 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 103,121 miles


: the contact stated while on a major highway, the hoist that holds up the spare tire failed causing the spare tire to fall off the hoist. The spare tire was release onto the highway. The contact stopped to retrieve the tire. Upon observation, the hoist was observed to be rusted out which caused the failure. The vehicle has not been taken to the dealer for repairs. Updated 9/5/2006 - no repairs have been made yet. The consumer would like for the manufacturer to pay for the repairs.

- Sewell, NJ, USA

problem #5

Apr 282005

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 46,188 miles
Car will not pass emissions

- Austell, GA, USA

problem #4

Apr 012005

S-10 Pickup 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving both cables that holds the spare tire under the vehicle completely broke and the tire completely disengaged from the vehicle. Consumer contacted the dealer. However, the dealer did nothing to assist the consumer.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #3

Jul 262004

S-10 Pickup 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,500 miles


Both tailgate straps broke while opening tailgate on my 2001 Chevrolet S10 xtreme. Both straps are completly rusted through. Truck has a tonou cover to protect bed and tailgate from weathering and elements. Dented tailgate due to failure.

- Plainfield, IL, USA

problem #2

May 072003

S-10 Pickup 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,000 miles
I'd like to complain about the spare tire on my 2001 Chevrolet S-10 extreme breaking the wire cable and falling off. After hitting a railroad track, it came off unexpectedly. Fortunately for us, it did not cause any damage to the truck or hit any cars in the area, after it broke free and traveled over 50 yards across a busy highway. Since the spare is approximately 50 lbs and 30 inches in diameter, it could have caused some very serious problems. This is definitely a design problem and should be investigated. It's possible the cable holding the spare should be replaced with something heavier.

- Rowlett, TX, USA

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problem #1

Oct 162002

S-10 Pickup 4WD

  • miles
No summary.

- Jefferson City, MO, USA

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