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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 6 of 9)

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problem #71

Dec 191996

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

ABS brakes; when applying the brakes in normal conditions, the pedal goes to the floor and the brakes fail to stop the vehicle. Consumer states the booster and master cylinder was replaced and everything was okay.

- Aloha, OR, USA

problem #70

Oct 121996

S-10 Pickup

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Driving on the highway in a traffic jam, going about 5 to 10 mph, applied foot to the brake pedal, and the pedal was hard and the truck rear ended the back of a vehicle.

- New Hartford, CT, USA

problem #69

Nov 241997

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
ABS brake will go to floor, sometimes for no reason. This happens at various speeds, also an intermittent problem. Two different dealers cannot find problem.

- Decker, MI, USA

problem #68

Nov 121997

S-10 Pickup

  • miles

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

When driving heard a loud squeaking noise. He took the vehicle to the dealer and was informed that the front brake pads on vehicle had to be replaced.

- New Virginia, IA, USA

problem #67

Jun 151997

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
When pressing the brake pedal heard a humming noise and the brake pedal goes to the floor, and have to coast the truck to a stop.

- St Paul, MN, USA

problem #66

Nov 121997

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving vehicle from 10 T0 30 mph the consumer said: When is wet surface or moisture on the road the brakes do not work correctly because they do not stop vehicle and consumer feels insecure about it.

- Broofield, OH, USA

problem #65

Nov 071997

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles

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

ABS brakes; when applying the brakes in normal conditions, the brakes make a grinding noise, pedal goes to the floor and the brakes fail to stop the vehicle.

- Elkton, KY, USA

problem #64

Sep 011997

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
In reference to EA94-038, in low speeds, the ABS braking system malfunctioned, causing the front wheels to lock up and extended stopping distance.

- Kingston, TN, USA

problem #63

Nov 011997

S-10 Pickup

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Owner claims that he pressed on his brakes and they didn't respond.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #62

Nov 041997

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
While driving at approx 45 mph on wet conditions went to apply brakes to slow down, vehicle kept going, no response to ABS brakes. Kept pressure on brakes, heard grinding noise, eventually half block later ABS started braking. Dealership cannot find problem twice, claims this is normal with ABS.

- Lubbock, TX, USA

problem #61

Nov 031997

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

When traveling on wet pavement and upon applying force to the brake pedal, consumer noticed a loud noise, pedal traveled to the floorboard, vehicle got into a skid, resulting in loss of vehicle control for a brief period.

- West Port, MA, USA

problem #60

Oct 301997

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Brake pads needed to be replaced too soon. Dealer says its normal.

- Ahuimanu Kaneohe, HI, USA

problem #59

Oct 301997

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving vehicle in normal or panic stop situations the ABS brake pedal goes to the floor of vehicle. Problem appears to be intermittent. Dealer can't find any problems.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #58

Jan 121997

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
When on dry pavement and on the brake pedal, hit a bump the brake pedal goes down to the floor, and lose brakes, also, in wet condition when putting your foot on the brake pedal, the pedal goes down to the floor and the truck slides. And have no brakes.

- Toledo, OH, USA

problem #57

Oct 161997

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
ABS brake problems; when applying the brakes on regular road conditions, the brakes locked up and did not stop the truck, causing driver to crash into the vehicle in front. Truck is being repaired at body shop.

- Valrico, FL, USA

problem #56

Oct 281997

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
When applying the brakes the pedal goes to the floor. Dealer says nothing is wrong.

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #55

Oct 241997

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When the brakes are depressed in an emergency stop the pedal goes to the floor, and there is minimnal /if any braking power. The dealer has not been able to duplicate the problem. Consumer stated incident has almost caused an accident.

- Lithia Springs, GA, USA

problem #54

Oct 221997

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Owner has ABS brakes. Vehicle was involved in two accidents because of faulty brakes. Cause of problem has not been determined. Vehicle would not stop with full pressure on brakes.

- Bessmer, AL, USA

problem #53

Feb 011997

S-10 Pickup 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
EA94-038, in low speed the defective braking system malfunctioned intermittently, causing an accident. Dealer cannot determine problem.

- Los Alamos, NM, USA

problem #52

Jul 151997

S-10 Pickup

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Owner states that the brakes don't work when applying foot to the brake pedal. The car doesn't even slow down. Owner stops the car with the emergency brake or shifts into nutral.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

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