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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
36 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
12 / 0
Average Mileage:
816 miles

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1996 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup brakes problems

brakes problem

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1996 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Owner Comments (Page 3 of 9)

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problem #131

Nov 221999

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The brake pedal goes to the floor and the front brakes lock up, causing vehicle to slide. Dealer has not seen vehicle.

- Middletown, OH, USA

problem #130

Oct 261999

S-10 Pickup 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When brake pedal was applied while driving at 15 mph, it felt mushy and soft like mud. The brakes did not respond, causing the vehicle to continue rolling into the rear of another vehicle. There was minor damage (scratches). Vehicle was stopped due to the crash. Dealer has been contaced.

- York, PA, USA

problem #129

Oct 271999

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Upon applying force to the brake pedal, the pedal goes partially to the floorboard, resulitng in extended stopping distance. Consumer has contacted the dealer.

- Valley Center, KS, USA

problem #128

Oct 011999

S-10 Pickup

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The anti-lock indicator comes on upon start up of vehicle and stays on. Periodically the anit-lock indicator will go off for anywhere from 1-30 minutes and come back on. It continually switches during vehicle operation. During the transition between the two states the (red) brake indicator comes on momentarily, during witch no braking is available.

- Chesapeak, VA, USA

problem #127

Oct 151999

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Rear axle fell off while moving. Luckily in bumper to bumper traffic therfore truck did not turn over. Could have caused fatal accident. Mechanic said inferior plastic parts used. Furthermore, anti- lock breaks malfunction when the ground is wet/damp. The fly wheel is gone. The airconditioner is broken. The clutch is going out. The tail gate is boken. Not to mention 7 recalls already.

- Lacombe, LA, USA

problem #126

Oct 061999

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
When applying the brake, in wet conditions pedal went to the floor, as if brakes collapsed. Vehicle had skidded for an excessive amount of distance. Dealer has not seen vehicle.

- Delmar, DE, USA

problem #125

Aug 041999

S-10 Pickup

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While driving on a bumpy road or slightly going down hill, anti-lock braking system activates too easily. When this prblem occurs vehicle takes twice as long to stop.

- Colleyville, TX, USA

problem #124

Sep 291999

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Power brake booster malfunctioned, causing extended stopping distance and may resultin a crash. Also spare tire fell out which may have cause a crash/ problems with grill falling out, and passenger's seatbelt tightens while in use.

- Gastonia, NC, USA

problem #123

Sep 291999

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
When applying the ABS brakes pedal nearly goes to the floor, causing extended stopping distance.

- Leabon, PA, USA

problem #122

Sep 171999

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
When applying the brakes the right side front wheel locked up and vehicle kept going. Dealer has repaired brakes.

- Westport Point, MA, USA

problem #121

Sep 141999

S-10 Pickup 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While driving at 2 mph and going through some water applied the brakes, and the brake's went straight to the floorboard. Vehicle slow down and came to a stop.

- Orange, TX, USA

problem #120

Sep 041999

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
While driving at 35 to 45 mph on wet pavement consumer applyed the brakes and brakes went half way to the floorboard. Vehicle slowed down, and consumer was able to bring the vehicle to a completely stop. When police officer arrived, he got into the vehicle and applied the brakes, and the brake pedal went straight to the floorboard.

- West Berlin, NJ, USA

problem #119

May 011999

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Once vehicle is started ABS indication light would stay on until vehicle is turned off. Also, while applying brakes, the brakes started pulsating.

- Lansing, MI, USA

problem #118

Jul 311999

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
While driving at 45 mph consumer rear ended another vehicle due to the brakes going straight to the floorboard, and ABS system not working. Upon impact, driver's side and passenger's side air bags didn't deploy.

- Rockville, MD, USA

problem #117

Aug 211999

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Anti lock brakes fail when pavement is wet or when braking on railroad tracks.dealer has been notified twice

- Toledo, OH, USA

problem #116

Aug 111999

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Consumer was driving at 70 mph and applied the brakes, pedal was hard and went straight to the floorboard, and the ABS system kicked in. Consumer took foot off the brakes, and the there wasn't no type of power assistance.

- Rosewell, GA, USA

problem #115

Jul 201999

S-10 Pickup 4WD

  • miles
Brake pedal goes to floor with a panic stop. Takes too long to stop. On dry or wet pavement. 4 bad times since new.

- Columbia, TN, USA

problem #114

Feb 151999

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Anti-lock brake light is on intermittently since Feb. The anti-lock brakes don't work when they should; such as on slick pavement, but will kick in consistently when I am turning and applying the brakes during situations like manuvering into a parking spot. The road conditions can be bone dry and no speed is involved.

- Eagan, MN, USA

problem #113

Jul 281999

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Spare tire carrier malfunctioned and tire came off from under truck at 55 mph and nearly caused accident. Windshield wipers do not work sometimes. Antilock brakes lock up, especially when road surface is wet.

- Brandywine, MD, USA

problem #112

May 121999

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
While driving at highway speed, wheel kept spinning, and the brake pads got stuck. Also, passenger's side disc brakes didn't release, and rotors burned.

- Moore, OK, USA

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