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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,688 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.

2003 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup transmission problems

transmission problem

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2003 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 262009

S-10 Pickup

  • 62,597 miles


Was driving to work noticed when depressed clutch to put into gear. It wasn't allowing me to do so. Was stuck on side of road had tow truck take vehicle back to dealer for service. Bought used veh. Under warranty 1week and a day ago.

- Lancaster, CA, USA

problem #2

Nov 042003

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 7,167 miles
Driving on highway in stop and go slow traffic for an hour, the clutch stopped operating properly, then 2nd and 3rd gear would not work. Dealer service manager says these clutches get hot and I should just pull off the road for 10 minutes! I also had A/C on. Dealer can't recreate the problem, and denies it exist.

- Glen Burnie, MD, USA

problem #1

Sep 252003

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 7,300 miles
Tailgate fell off while driving. One side stayed attatched causing tailgate to drag. Also, engine makes high pitch squealing noise between 4000-4500 rpms. Also 5th gear went out while driving down the freeway. Have had several friends that own the same vehicle have transmission problems like this. Also, molding around front windshield likes to melt.

- San Bernardino, CA, USA

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