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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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1997 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup brakes problems

brakes problem

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1997 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 151999

S-10 Pickup

  • miles


Brakes have inconsistently pulled vehicle to the left during abrupt stopping--brake linings subsequently prmaturely failed on left front of vehicle, without warning, causing metal to metal contact and the destruction of the rotor. Very poor engineering on the part of Chevrolet is producing inferior quality brakes.

- Flower Mound, TX, USA

problem #3

Mar 151997

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Ongoing erratic operation of brake system; front brake pads have been replaced on three different occasions. Also, front left brake rotors were replaced once within 10,000-11,000 miles of wear. Seeking help from NHTSA in this matter.

- Swartz, MI, USA

problem #2

Jul 261999

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup 4WD

  • miles
I have taken to chev.2-3 times and told nothing is wrong.a friend took his to a brake place and the mechanic told him what was wrong before he looked at it because he also owned an S10 and described the same problem / what I am wanting to know is are there simular problems been documented because I haven't found any, if so what is the cure

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #1

Jan 261998

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
When the brakes are applied the pedal goes to the floor, resulting in extended stopping distance. The dealer has replaced the calipers and the pads on the left front brakes. The dealer has been notified.

- Farmville, NC, USA

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