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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,659 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.

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2003 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Owner Comments

problem #6

Sep 062012

S-10 Pickup 6-cyl

  • 86,000 miles


The door pins are faulty on these trucks and Blazer and my door does not shut sometimes because of it and it flew open on a turn almost causing me to fly out too. I went and bought the part that weekend but they should be recalled this is dangerous!

- Lindenwold, NJ, USA

problem #5

Apr 152006

S-10 Pickup

  • 0 miles
On the 2003 Chevy S-10 pick up truck, the door handle for the third door which leads to the rear compartment is poorly made. This handle has broken at least three times since I purchased the vehicle. Now I can not open the third door. It seems whatever part of the mechanism is used to open the door, it is made of plastic and it breaks after little use.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #4

Jan 262008

S-10 Pickup 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2003 Chevy zr 2 truck has a 3rdoor. The door handle keeps breaking and has to be replaced. This is an added expense. It is being opened under normal circumstances. It should not keep breaking. Also two of my friends have the same problems with their trucks.

- Pierceton, IN, USA

problem #3

Nov 252007

S-10 Pickup 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,650 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet S10. The handle for the third door snapped and failed when the contact attempted to open the door. As a result, the door would not open. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The current and failure mileages were 36,650. Updated 03/05/08. The consumer stated the part was replaced by him at the cost of $27.50 plus tax. Updated 03/04/08

- Bay Minette, AL, USA

problem #2

May 152006

S-10 Pickup 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,306 miles
Third door handle keeps breaking. Lucky not in an emergency. Replaced 4 times in 3 years.

- Strong, ME, USA

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problem #1

Sep 022003

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
The vehicle's door separated from the frame which caused air to seep through. Please provide additional information.

- Gastonia, NC, USA

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