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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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1996 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup engine problems

engine problem

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1996 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Owner Comments

problem #8

May 122004

S-10 Pickup

  • miles

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

While driving 65 mph vehicle suddenly accelerated with driver's both feet on the brake pedal. Vehicle continued to accelerate, hit a guard rail, and rolled into an embankment. Upon impact, both frontal airbags did not deploy. An ambulance was called but driver refused to go with the anbulance. Vehicle was totaled by the insurance company.

- Carlyle, IL, USA

problem #7

Aug 172003

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 80,000 miles
Accelerator pedal locked into postion while at 70mph on highway- was able to free pedal with some rearward prying motion with my foot. There has been 2 occurrences of this incident since I have owned this truck. Both happened on very hot days in phoenix.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #6

May 061996

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
When foot is released from accelerator pedal vehicle resumes speed and does not slow, creating longer stopping distances.

- Freedom, CA, USA

problem #5

Dec 091997

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Going into driveway consumer had foot on brakes which carried down the accelerator with brake, caused engine's fence.

- Severn, MD, USA

problem #4

Dec 111996

S-10 Pickup 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Intermittently, the vehicle will accelerate on it's own. The dealer has been notified. Rpms will not go down between shifts, vehicle idles up and down at times, dealer had replaced vcm, oxygen sensor, and iac motor, problem still exists.

- Hindman, KY, USA

problem #3

Mar 211996

S-10 Pickup 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
The throttle on the truck sticks and causes the engine to continue to accelerate when trying to brake.

- Greenfield, MN, USA

problem #2

Feb 171997

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Vehicle does no decelerate when foot is removed from accelerator pedal. This has occurred since purchased new.

- Middleburg, FL, USA

problem #1

May 131996

S-10 Pickup 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Throttle locks when foot is removed from accelerator pedal, causing engine to accelerate.

- Soda Springs, ID, USA

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