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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 8 of 9)

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problem #31

Mar 171997

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

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

Owner has ABS brakes, he states that when applying the brakes they just simply slow vehicle down but not stop it. This occurs when it's wet.

- Mount Ayr, IA, USA

problem #30

Dec 221996

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
ABS brake failure, when brakes are applied they are very soft and spongy; also, make a popping sound, replaced master cynider/calipers/pads, and axle bearing.

- Udall, KS, USA

problem #29

Jan 121997

S-10 Pickup

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
When applying the ABS brakes in icy weather, the right front brake locked up, causing a crash.

- Albion, IL, USA

problem #28

Aug 081996

S-10 Pickup

  • miles

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

When the ABS activates the pedal falls to the floor and the brakes fail. This happens on regular road conditions. Vehicle taken to dealer (3) times, problem still exists.

- Gaithersburg, MD, USA

problem #27

Nov 151996

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Applied the ABS brakes and there were no brakes, pedal went to the floor and there was a loud noise, vehicle pulled to the right, took to dealer couldn't find anything.

- Las Vega, NV, USA

problem #26

Feb 011996

S-10 Pickup

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
ABS, when brakes applied, ABS brakes kick in, causing lockup and exteneded stopping distance.

- Frederica, DE, USA

problem #25

Oct 291996

S-10 Pickup 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

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

Antilock brakes locked up, causing accident.

- Bethlehem, PA, USA

problem #24

Dec 261996

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Driving vehicle on slippery or wet road, coming to stop light, applied ABS brakes, feels system working but will not catch or come to complete stop, brakes will lock up. Vehicle taken to dealership.

- Metairie, LA, USA

problem #23

Dec 231996

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
In wet and dry weather when applying the brake pedal, it goes to the floor and there is a noise, 2 wheel-drive.

- Portville, CA, USA

problem #22

Dec 051996

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Consumer was driving on wet and icy pavemen, applied force to the brake pedal and there was a vibration in the brake pedal and the steering column, causing loss of brakes.

- St. John, IN, USA

problem #21

Jun 211996

S-10 Pickup

  • miles

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

Owner has ABS brakes and states that brakes did work when used, resulting in a collision; also, there was no deployment of airbag after crash at 45 mph.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #20

Nov 221996

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Vehicle's ABS braking system does not slow down adequetly, especially in wet weather conditions.

- E. Machias, ME, USA

problem #19

Nov 171996

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Fiancee driving vehicle w/boss, on icy and slippery roads, going down hill, was rearended by another vehicle, lost control, hit cement, went into an embankment head on, air bag did not deploy and ABS brakes failed to catch.

- Minneapolis, MN, USA

problem #18

Oct 011996

S-10 Pickup

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While driving, when attempting to slow/stop, experiences inadequate brake action, vehicle pulls to extreme left or right, then rolls approx. 15 feet further before stopping.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #17

Nov 291995

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Poor ABS brake performance, during a panic stop at 30 mph on dry pavement, the pedal went to the floor and extended stopping distance was experienced.

- Cleveland , OH, USA

problem #16

Oct 311996

S-10 Pickup

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
ABS brake failure, applied brakes pedal went to the floor, loss of effectiveness, impact 12:00, speed 5mph.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #15

Oct 291996

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
The ABS locked up when applied and the vehicle pulled to the right, causing an accident.

- Bethleham, PA, USA

problem #14

Sep 011996

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
While driving vehicle on dry roads late at night tried to avoid a deer, hit brakes (ABS) and they failed, hit embankment, air bag did not deploy, seat belts did not hold driver.

- Jewett, TX, USA

problem #13

Oct 291996

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
During panic stop or when hit bump in road experienced ABS failure, brake action seemed ineffective, front brake veered to left or right intermittently, and pedal traveled to floor.

- Carol Stream, IL, USA

problem #12

Jul 011996

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
ABS brake failure, when brakes are applied vehicle experiences extended stopping distance, pedal is very soft.

- Montevallo, AL, USA

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