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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
7 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,997 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1996 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Owner Comments

problem #10

Jun 062013

S-10 Pickup

  • miles

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

The accident was almost head on mainly on the passenger side. The impact was hard the air bags went off in the other car but neither one of ours went off. For about a year prior to the accident the truck would stall at random times.

- Santee, CA, USA

problem #9

Mar 292013

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • 169,970 miles
The lady turned in front of me and I tboned her.

- Milton, FL, USA

problem #8

Oct 162002

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
No summary.

- Lompoc, CA, USA

problem #7

Mar 192002

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles

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

While driving engine completely shutdown, cause unknown. Air bag light illuminates on dash, and brake booster malfunctioned. Also, water pump went out.

- Poplar Bluff, MO, USA

problem #6

Jun 212001

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Air bag failure, . (tiresize: 205-75 R15)( dot number: Tire size: 205-75 R15 )

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

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problem #5

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 #4

Aug 271999

S-10 Pickup

  • miles

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

Traveling at 40+ mph on a major highway, the driver either became unconsius for unknown reasons and went off the road. I went over an enbankment and into a ditch head on totaling the car. The airbag did not deploy but the car was totaled. The collision was a front impact into a hard ditch due to the drought status at the time. The front end was wrecked beyond repair and the airbag did not deploy. I feel that it malfunctiioned and want it reported before someone gets killed. I have reported to the insurance co and to GM.

- Selbyville, DE, USA

problem #3

Aug 151998

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Anti lock brakes failed resulting in collision, no deployment of air bag during collision.

- Salem, SC, USA

problem #2

Jun 291998

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
While driving 30 mph had frontal impact with a Mazda miata in which the front end was crushed, and the driver's air bag did not deploy. It did not protect the occupant in this accident.

- Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #1

Aug 011996

S-10 Pickup

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
No deployment of air bag during collision, causing injury.

- Okeechobee, FL, USA

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