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6.3

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,667 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 #6

Oct 152003

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

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

...for 3 years Chevrolet dealers told me there was nothing wrong with ABS. Then in 2000, received recall notice labeled campaign #C99046. On 03/28/2000 took vehicle into dealership. Bill states reprogram PCM for new antilock program...called Chevrolet customer assistance center today, because brakes failed today the same way they did before repair in 2000....I explained the S10 had been brought into dealership on 03/28/2000, as soon as I received recall notice, and that it appeared replacement was defective....I was advised that campaign ended 12/2002. When I reiterated that I had work done within parameters of campaign, but now same problem had reoccurred, I was advised it didn't matter, the campaign ended 12/2002....when I sarcastically said, so if I kill someone on way to dealership tomorrow because of ABS failure, you're not responsible? the response was: Only if it happened before 12/2002.

- Lake City, FL, USA

problem #5

Feb 192004

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The consumer stated that the vehicle made a slipping noise while braking.

- Mountain Home, ID, USA

problem #4

Sep 171999

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Windshield wipers are working intermittently. ABS brakes lock up. Dealer contacted, they said that there was nothing wrong.

- Lexington, NC, USA

problem #3

Mar 231998

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles

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

Fluid leakage in the transmission line--fluid blowing back onto muffler causing smoke. Defective brake pipe and seat belts.

- Decaturville, TN, USA

problem #2

May 151998

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Driving the truck down the highway and the driveshaft fell off without any warning, . the back of the truck dropped very low to the ground, and the brake cable snapped, causing the truck to loose brake power. The truck had to be towed.

- Fredericks, MD, USA

problem #1

Dec 301997

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup 4WD

  • miles
Traveling at low speeds, on wet surfaces, when brake pedal was depressed the vehicle lurched forward and then stopped after a few feet.

- Tacoma, WA, USA

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