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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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

problem #7

Sep 082000

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles

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

When applying the brakes during wet road conditions the vehicle takes longer to stop than when it is dry. The brake system makes a loud noise and the pedal goes to the floor. It has been checked out at the dealer and they cannot seem to find anything wrong. The tires are on a different vehicle but 1 tire the tread came off during highway operation. During inspection we found 2 other tires with loose tread and ready to peel off. We had them replaced. The tires had slightly less than 10,000 miles on them with a great amount of tread left

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #6

Sep 082000

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
When applying the brakes during wet road conditions the vehicle takes longer to stop than when it is dry. The brake system makes a loud noise and the pedal goes to the floor. It has been checked out at the dealer and they cannot seem to find anything wrong. The tires are on a different vehicle but 1 tire the tread came off during highway operation. During inspection we found 2 other tires with loose tread and ready to peel off. We had them replaced. The tires had slightly less than 10,000 miles on them with a great amount of tread left

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #5

Aug 311999

S-10 Pickup 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
There was a battery leak. Fluid leaked onto the wiring harness cover and ate through to several wires. Also, defective brakes caused brake pads to wear out and rotors to corrode. Dealer has been contacted.

- Centerville, OH, USA

problem #4

May 011999

S-10 Pickup

  • miles

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

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 #3

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

problem #2

Jan 201999

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
When driving under wet conditions and brakes are applied the rear brakes lock up immediately. The front brakes vibrate violently and make a loud sound under the hood. Dealer has been conatacted.

- Westerlo, NY, USA

problem #1

Nov 101998

S-10 Pickup 4WD

  • miles
Found outer brake pads worn down to metal during routine tire rotation, at 21500 highway miles, with no prior warning. Dealer says I was lucky as he has received many similar complaints at much lower mileage. Dealer says this is due to removal of asbestos from pad material and GM undersizing the rotors. In addition, the wear indicators are located on the inner pads which wear at a much slower rate, as in my case. The underdesign of this brake system is a safety hazard and GM's responsibility. GM needs to be made to conduct a recall to replace calipers, rotors and pads with a safe design before someone gets killed!

- Spring Valley, OH, USA

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