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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
65,291 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
  2. replace ball joints (2 reports)
2001 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup suspension problems

suspension problem

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2001 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Owner Comments

problem #5

Feb 172010

S-10 Pickup LS 2.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,000 miles


The lower ball joint has broken twice, left and right side in less than a year, no major consequences at this moment, but i'm really scare with this problem.

- , Arecibo, PR, USA

problem #4

Jun 202007

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup LX Crew Cab V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 92,000 miles

lower ball joints replaced twice, upper ball joints one, tie rod ends once on right, 2 times on left, pitman arm, idler arm twice (first time at 28,000)

- , Rehoboth, MA, USA

problem #3

Dec 282006

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup Crew Cab V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

Had 3 ball joints go bad at about 65,000 miles

- , Williamsport, PA, USA

problem #2

Nov 282006

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup ES V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,457 miles

Lower ball joints failed. The repairman said that this a common problem with the S10's.

- , Sioux Falls, SD, USA

problem #1

Oct 282006

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles

Ball joints at 40000 miles were actually in pieces. GM calls ball joints a 'wear' item, so it's not warranteed. Definitely dangerous. We almost wrecked this piece of scrap when the driverside joint failed completely.

GM seems to be the Nr 1 ripoff company in the USA!

- , Cincinnati, OH, USA

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