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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
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Average Mileage:
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1996 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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1996 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #34

May 122003

S-10 Pickup 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Turn signals malfunctioned. The A/C stopped working due to a faulty evaporator. The stabilizer bar broke on right side which caused drift/pull. Engine coolant/antifreeze leaked. The ball joint for the right-front tire gave out. The alternator had to be fixed and replaced the battery. Speedometer seemed to be off by 5 mph. The windshield wipers would not work properly and stopped in the middle of a down-pour. The device to lower the spare tire had to be replaced.

- West Chicago, IL, USA

problem #33

Jan 082000

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Ever since I have had my truck the windshield wipers have been very inconsistant. Sometimes they turn on when I want them to, and sometimes they do not turn on. Even when they do turn on they turn off in the middle of use. This has become a great hassle for me, because when they do not turn on when it is raining my visibility is very restricted. This has been very dangerous, for example, one time I was driving on the freeway and it was pouring down rain and my windshield wipers stopped working, and I could hardly see the road in front of me.

- Highland, CA, USA

problem #32

Sep 232002

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
There is a recall campaign, 98V150, regarding the failure of yhe windshield wiper motor, however consumers vehicle is not included due to VIN.

- Elgin, IL, USA

problem #31

Jul 252002

S-10 Pickup

  • miles

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

While driving 70mph windshield wipers just cut off, causing loss of vision of road. Consumer there was a recall issued, however did not apply to vehicle due to VIN.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #30

May 101993

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
While driving windshield wipers shut off automatically and did not come back on.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

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problem #29

Jun 242002

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Recall 98 V 150 001/windshield wiper wiring: Windshield wipers work intermittently or stop during operation. Dealer contacted. The consumer believes the wiper motor was on recall, but the dealer denies it.

- Suffield, CT, USA

problem #28

May 252002

S-10 Pickup 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Windshield wipers exhibit same problem as mentioned in recall 98V150000. However, this vehicle not included in recall due to VIN.

- Hadlock, WA, USA

problem #27

Jun 152000

S-10 Pickup

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Intermittentlt the windshield wipers will become inoperable. A recall has been issued on the vehicle make and model; however this vehicle is not included due to the VIN.

- Taylorsville, UT, USA

problem #26

Dec 192001

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
In the past year, windshield wipers have to be manually started, then they don't always work. The truck engine will just stop while your driving leaving you fighting to brake & steer.

- Bethalto, IL, USA

problem #25

Jun 182001

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
While turning windshield wipers one wiper would work, causing poor visibility. Dealer has been notified.

- Novi, MI, USA

problem #24

May 022001

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles

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

Had turned on wipers while it was raining & the wipers stayed on for 2-3 minutes & then stopped. Had stopped vehicle to squeeze wire connector to get wipers working again. Sometimes this would work & sometimes it wouldn't.

- Tullahoma, TN, USA

problem #23

Mar 132001

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Windshield wiper is intermittenly failing, causing poor visibility. Recall 98V150001 was issued; but, this vehicle was not included due to VIN although it has same defect. Consumer repaired soldier joint which fixed problem. The wiper was fixed three times by the dealer. However, the problem continued until the consumer himself fixed it.

- Big Bear City, CA, USA

problem #22

Jan 162000

S-10 Pickup

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Windshield wiper and washer is defective, windshield wipers work intermittently. Dealership is aware that this vehicle wasn't included in recall campaign due to VIN.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #21

Dec 081999

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Wipers failed. Mjs

- San Juan, PR, USA

problem #20

Oct 031998

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Have had problems with the windshield wipers from the beginning. I would be driving in pouring-down rain and the wipers would go out causing me to have to pull over. Right now they do not work at all. I had to work on my brakes the first year and a couple of times thereafter. I recently had to have my air-conditioner done. The latest was my water pump that I fixed myself. The worse was my motor. I had been stalled a number of times till finally it wouldn't go at all. I had it towed to michael holley Chevrolet in lakeland (the town I worked in). They refused to honor my smartcare saying I had not changed the oil. That was not true since I had changed it myself and had it changed also. They wanted over 3000 for a new motor. I am and was still paying on my truck and did not have that much cash. I had to tow it at my mothers and park it. I was able to change the oil and noticed that the Chevrolet dealers had removed the alternator belt and had left it loose. That did not give me any confidence in them. 4 months later my mother's car was totalled and she paid for me to get a motor from an amoco dealer. In September of 1999 my mother was surfing the net and found out that there had been recalls on this vehicle almost from the first and I have never been notified at all. I wrote to the home office in early September but received no answer. I still owe 2 years payments. If I had been traveling on the highway when my motor went out on me something bad could have very well happened. I feel sure that I will never trust in Chevy's products again.

- Winter Haven, FL, USA

problem #19

Sep 171999

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Windshield wipers are working intermittently. ABS brakes lock up. Dealer contacted, they said that there was nothing wrong.

- Lexington, NC, USA

problem #18

Jul 281999

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Spare tire carrier malfunctioned and tire came off from under truck at 55 mph and nearly caused accident. Windshield wipers do not work sometimes. Antilock brakes lock up, especially when road surface is wet.

- Brandywine, MD, USA

problem #17

Jul 281999

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Recall number 98V150000, windshield wiper failure, windshield wipers intermittently become inoperable, vehicle not included in recall. Please give any further recalls.

- Metarie, LA, USA

problem #16

Apr 051999

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Windshield wipers would fail after being in use duiring rainy weather, causing poor visibility. Would have to shake wipers to get them started again.

- Subraco, AR, USA

problem #15

Jul 061999

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
No summary

- Piedmont, AL, USA

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