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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 7 of 9)

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problem #51

Oct 011997

S-10 Pickup

  • miles

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

While driving the consumer stopped and parked vehicle to go inside office, when he come back outside, got into the vehicle tried to back up (reverse), but it did not have any brakes and the ABS light on the dashboard did not go off.

- Tracy, CA, USA

problem #50

Oct 011997

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
While driving vehicle in reverse about 10 mph the consumer parked the vehicle and went inside the office. When came back out and got into vehicle tried to back up (reverse) but did not have any brakes, and the ABS light on the dashboard did not go off.

- Tracy, CA, USA

problem #49

Jul 121996

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When it is wet outside and the brakes are applied the pedal goes to the floor and the truck gets right on going. This only happens when it is wet outside. The pedal goes to the floor and locks up. The only way the truck will stop is when the driver pumps the pedal, and that's when the truck will stop.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #48

Aug 251996

S-10 Pickup

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

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

When the brakes are first applied car doesn't respond until 5-10 seconds later.

- Redwood Valley, CA, USA

problem #47

Aug 051997

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
When applying the ABS brakes in normal conditions, the pedal goes to the floor and the brakes fail to stop the vehicle.

- La Grange, KY, USA

problem #46

Jul 141997

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Driving 40mph; applied brakes to slow down, vehicle not slowing. Pressed harder, pedal went to floor. Vehicle not stopping; wheels locked up. Hit manhole cover. No air bag deployment; took to dealer & will not touch til manufacturer looks at vehicle.

- Pasadena, TX, USA

problem #45

Jun 081997

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Applied brakes, pedal went to floor, lost vehicle control, caused crash, dealer found no brake problems.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #44

Feb 011996

S-10 Pickup

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Anti lock brakes failed.

- Frederica, DE, USA

problem #43

Oct 091996

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Anti lock brakes failed, causing pedal fade.

- Fenton, MO, USA

problem #42

May 251997

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
While driving on wet road driver wa sapproaching a stop sign, upon applying ABS brakes, ehicle failed to stop. Went through intersection onto busy highway wher eit was hit by a passenger car. Driver/passenger sustained injuries.

- Maryville, TN, USA

problem #41

Feb 241997

S-10 Pickup

  • miles

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

The ABS braking system on vehicle has been replaced and repaired two times; 1st replacement 10-8-96, and the 2nd time 2-24-97. Manufacturer has been contacted. Wants owner to get brakes repaired at dealer vehicle was purchased from.

- Hopewell , OH, USA

problem #40

Nov 011996

S-10 Pickup 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Antilock brakes failed twice.

- Murrayville, IL, USA

problem #39

Jun 211996

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
While driving 30 mph, applied the ABS brakes and the brake pedal hit the floor. The vehicle won't stop, causing an accident. Prior to the accident, had the brakes fixed 5 times. Dealer cannot determine problem.

- Metarie, LA, USA

problem #38

Nov 111996

S-10 Pickup

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Brakes: When driving and you applying the brakes the vehicle wanders abruptly to the right. This does not happen all the time, but you never know when it is going to happen. Took vehicle in for repairs and they reversed rotors and the problem still exists. Has taken back since but they can't find problem.

- Scotts , MI, USA

problem #37

Apr 221997

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehiclehas ABS brake system. Front brakes have excessive brake wear. Owner is very concerned for his safety. Owner notes of others who have had similar problems.

- St. Petersburg, FL, USA

problem #36

Nov 161996

S-10 Pickup

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Anti lock brakes failed.

- Vicksburg, MS, USA

problem #35

Jun 281996

S-10 Pickup 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Antilock brakes failed 3 times.

- Erie, PA, USA

problem #34

Aug 011996

S-10 Pickup

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Antilock brakes failed 4 times, once causing accident/injury.

- Okeechobee, FL, USA

problem #33

Nov 211996

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Antilock brakes failed.

- Anaheim, CA, USA

problem #32

Jan 301997

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Antilock brakes failed.

- College Mi, PA, USA

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