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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,833 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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1997 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup brakes problems

brakes problem

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1997 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 202009

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 93,000 miles


The contact owns a 1997 Chevrolet S10 pickup. While driving at speeds of 10 mph and approaching a stop sign applying the brakes, the brake fluid abnormally leaked from the vehicle. He was able to slowly drive the vehicle to his residence and then to a local independent mechanic. The mechanic found the brakes lines were corroded. The brake lines were replaced and the brakes were bled. The contact believed NHTSA campaign id number: 97V146001 (service brakes, hydraulic: Foundation components: Hoses, lines/piping, and fittings) to be directly related to the failure but was unable to confirm if his VIN was included with the recall. The failure mileage was 93,000 and the current mileage was 101,000. Updated 06/21/10 updated 06/24/10.

- Marine On St. Croix, MN, USA

problem #2

Aug 102006

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 98,500 miles
Brakes totally failed, car started to roll down hill, only way to stop was to engage the parkig brake. Cause was brake lines rusted out.

- Niskayuna, NY, USA

problem #1

Sep 172000

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
While lubricating the front steering mechanism, I noticed that the passenger side, front hydraulic line has been damaged (I.e., pinched) by the steering and/or suspension system. Although the line has not failed at this point, I believe other owners should be aware of possible damage to hydraulic lines caused by steering/suspension components on the 1997 2.2L Chevrolet S10.

- Ames, IA, USA

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