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NHTSA Defect Investigations for the 1993 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup

The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 1993 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. INVESTIGATION: ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRES

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA94029

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: July 29, 1994
    • Date Closed: July 31, 1996
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Engine And Engine Cooling

    Summary: An alleged malfunction in the atlernator resulting in engine compartmet fires.

  2. INVESTIGATION: SPARE TIRE SEPARATION FROM VEHICLE

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA99018

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: June 30, 1999
    • Date Closed: October 20, 2000
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Equipment

    Summary:

  3. INVESTIGATION: SEPARATION OF SPARE TIRE FROM VEHICLE

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE99004

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: January 15, 1999
    • Date Closed: June 30, 1999
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Equipment

    Summary: Alleged that wire cable/winch assembly which holds the spare tire/wheel assembly uder the rear of the vehicle may fail, allowing the tire to fall from the vehicle while in motion

  4. INVESTIGATION: ABS BRAKING SYSTEM

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA94038

    Component(s): Service Brakes, Hydraulic

    Summary: This investigation resulted in a safety recall, 99V-193, and a service campaign, 99I-006.

  5. INVESTIGATION: ABS BRAKING SYSTEM FAILS

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE94046

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: June 17, 1994
    • Date Closed: October 31, 1994
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Service Brakes, Hydraulic

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

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