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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,209 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 miscellaneous problems

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1996 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Owner Comments

problem #16

Apr 142005

S-10 Pickup 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles

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

While driving at approximately 5 mph, the bungy that holds the spare tire in place gave way, releasing the spare tire.

- Worden, IL, USA

problem #15

Apr 242003

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 82,350 miles
I am the owner of a 1996 Chevrolet S10, and read some of the complaints about spare tire separation from vehicle due to steel cable rubbing against the spare tire. I checked my truck and 3 strands of the cable had separated, and it looked like the cable was nearly at the half way point. I checked with the local dealer, and was told that I could purchase a new one for approximately $50. This new hoist cable assembly is a new design, and should not have this problem. What makes me mad is that we are not being notified about this potential problem. When I checked my owners manual, it shows the new improved hoist assembly. No accident occurred, but it was just a matter of time before it would have occurred.

- Biloxi, MS, USA

problem #14

Mar 302001

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
While stopping at light and depressing pedal vehicle surged. Also, engine check light and air bag indicator light flashed onoff.

- Lee, FL, USA

problem #13

Oct 012000

S-10 Pickup

  • miles

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

Won't work! no safety defect listed.

- Magnolia, TX, USA

problem #12

Jul 062000

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
No summary

- Franklin Park, IL, USA

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problem #11

Jun 292000

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Have taken to dealer several time and never fixed. Called Chevrolet and got a case number, but dealer still refused to fix for free. No safety defect listed within summary.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #10

Feb 152000

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Temperature gauge and engine check light came on. Dealer said coolant and oil intermixed in the crankshaft which was caused by a failed intake manifold gasket.

- Wauwatosa, WI, USA

problem #9

Nov 161999

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
No summary listed for abov evehicle.

- Irvine, CA, USA

problem #8

Sep 041996

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Tachometer--erratic operation. While driving, driver let off throttle, but car didn't slow down.

- Fulton, OH, USA

problem #7

Jan 251999

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
No summary listed for this vehicle.

- Huntsville, TX, USA

problem #6

Nov 241998

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles

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

Check engine light illuminating when no problems are found.

- Everett, WA, USA

problem #5

Oct 221997

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Recessed instrument panel design creates visibility problems seeing gauges in the daytime.

- Summerland, CA, USA

problem #4

Nov 041997

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Engine light failed several times.

- Los Angele, CA, USA

problem #3

Aug 081995

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Engine: Engine check light comes on and will not go off, black smoke coming from tail pipe. Vehicel has been in shop so many times and they don't know what the problem is.

- Gilmer, TX, USA

problem #2

Nov 011996

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Engine warning light illuminated.

- Sierra Madre, CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 211997

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Check engine light came on twice the first week of purchase.

- Bellflower, CA, USA

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