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1996 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup electrical problems

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1996 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Owner Comments

problem #7

Jan 032002

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


While driving 65mph vehicle stalled, losing power brakes and power steering. Driver turned ignition off and restarted the vehicle. Dealer said it needed a new control module. Dealer replaced vehicle cotnrol modudle at owner's expense. Consumer was informed by dealer that manufacturer is aware of problem and had issued a service bulletin (SB66-65-06) to replace the vehicle control module.

- Wakefield, RI, USA

problem #6

Jan 011998

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Engine speed will increase from idle to 2400 RPM without throttle input. This condition has occurred both when the vehicle is in motion and when the vehicle is stopped. When in motion, this condition creates a sudden acceleration problem. The only way for the driver to get engine control back from the computer (?) is to shut off engine and restart. This is an ongoing problem - for a year now - and occurs several times a week. I have taken the vehicle to the local Chevrolet dealership, but was told that they were unable to diagnose the problem because the engine check light light hadn't come on. I have also E-mailed Chevrolet about this problem several months ago, but have received no reply or acknowledgement. Aside from being an inconvieniance, this problem with the engine speed control is contributing to excessive brake and clutch wear, and has the possibility of putting the vehicle out of control with possible associated loss of life. Please help. I have read of similar problems with other 1996 S-10's that seem to be related to a bad computer program in the PCM computer. Chevy don't seem too interested in helping out, so you're my last hope in getting this problem addressed. Thank-you.

- Sweeny, TX, USA

problem #5

Dec 111998

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
The vehicle cuts off at high and low speeds, and takes a few minutes to get started again. Dealer has replaced the computer 3 times.

- New Berlin, WI, USA

problem #4

Dec 151997

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • Manual transmission
  • miles


While making a stop the vehicle engine idles high. Dealer states that this comes from a program problem.

- Woodword, OK, USA

problem #3

Aug 071996

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Engine races between 1200 and 2000 rpms due to electronic control module failure.

- Severna Park, MD, USA

problem #2

Aug 191996

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Vehicle suddenly surges from 1000 RPM tp 2000 RPM, also computer failure.

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

problem #1

Dec 011995

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Vehicle designed not to slow down within the first 1-3 seconds after foot is removed from accelerator pedal, causing excessive use/wear of brakes.

- Warrensbur, MO, USA

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