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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
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1996 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup electrical problems

electrical problem

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1996 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Owner Comments

problem #5

Sep 222000

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup 4WD

  • miles


This battery has failed twice in 2 yrs. The battery terminals pull out leaking acid on cables and surrounding components and has also caused the alternator to fail. I saw a news brief in an auto publication that you had began looking into the problem on Suburban and Tahoe. I have talked to other people who have had the same problem on other GM cars. I personally seen this happen on many GM cars with ac-delco batteries, I was an employee in a GM dealer for 21 years. I have contacted GM but have not received any assistance and this had happened over 2 months ago

- Festus, MO, USA

problem #4

Sep 052000

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Four batteries and three alternators replaced in 4 years.

- Pasadena, TX, USA

problem #3

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 #2

Jan 251999

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
No summary listed for this vehicle.

- Huntsville, TX, USA

problem #1

Apr 101997

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Battery failed.

- Huntington Beach, CA, USA

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