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NHTSA Defect Investigations for the 1996 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup

The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 1996 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. INVESTIGATION: SPARE TIRE SEPARATION FROM VEHICLE

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA99018

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: June 30, 1999
    • Date Closed: October 20, 2000
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Equipment

    Summary:

  2. INVESTIGATION: SEPARATION OF SPARE TIRE FROM VEHICLE

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE99004

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: January 15, 1999
    • Date Closed: June 30, 1999
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Equipment

    Summary: Alleged that wire cable/winch assembly which holds the spare tire/wheel assembly uder the rear of the vehicle may fail, allowing the tire to fall from the vehicle while in motion

  3. INVESTIGATION: SEAT BELT WEBBING SEPARATION

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA97004

    Component(s): Seat Belts:Front:Webbing

    Summary: NHTSA's New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) tested a 1997 Chevrolet S-10 extended cab pickup equipped with a driver-side air bag.the front passenger seat belt was completely cut during the test.

  4. INVESTIGATION: ABS BRAKING SYSTEM

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA94038

    Component(s): Service Brakes, Hydraulic

    Summary: This investigation resulted in a safety recall, 99V-193, and a service campaign, 99I-006.

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