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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
95,333 miles

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2002 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2002 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 272015

S-10 Pickup

  • 100,000 miles


The O-rings in the fuel system are failing at the fuel tank, causing fuel loss and leakage, while driving.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #2

Aug 012014

S-10 Pickup 4WD 6-cyl

  • 86,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet S-10. While refueling the vehicle, the contact noticed that fuel was leaking. The dealer stated that the fuel pump needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 86,000. Updated 11/26/14 the consumer stated the vehicle had two gas leaks. Updated 10/5/2015

- Cherry Creek, NY, USA

problem #1

Jun 202012

S-10 Pickup

  • 100,000 miles
Myself and two friends have had problems with bad gasonline caps at approximately 10 years of vehicle life. The wear and tear over 10 years has diminished the seal capacity of the gasoline cap. The gasoline cap defect or normal wear/tear seems to result in evap cannisters becoming saturated, which results in an identified small leak in the system during smog check in ca. Perhaps, the coincidence of gas caps seals worn and evap cannister needing replacement at the same time with a few people is statistically insignificant, but the cost to replace a gas cap ~$30 and evap cannister ~$300 is significant. What advisories or improvements may be made in this area? I recommend three solutions: 1. replacement gasoline cap schedule by manufacturer; 2. notification to car owner to regularly check gasoline cap seals after 7 years by manufacturer; and/or 3. federal government support manufacturers to improve the design of gasoline caps to last longer.

- San Jose, CA, USA

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