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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,575 miles

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1997 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup fuel system problems

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1997 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Owner Comments

problem #6

Aug 012009

S-10 Pickup

  • 70,400 miles


The contact owns a 1997 Chevrolet S10 pickup truck. The windshield wipers failed to operate normally. The mechanic stated that recall NHTSA campaign id number: 03V159000, windshield wiper motor is related to the failure. The manufacturer stated the VIN was not a part of the existing recall and that they would be liable for the repairs. The contact was concerned that if this were to occur when it was raining the driver's visibility would be reduced. The contact is also concerned of the safety risk which could result in a crash. The fuel pump also failed at 27,000 miles. The current and failure mileages were approximately 70,400.

- Springville, IA, USA

problem #5

Feb 052004

S-10 Pickup 4WD 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 41,050 miles
Faulty fuel gauge/sensor: The '97 Chevy S10 I own recently experienced very erratic behavior with indicating the level of fuel currently in the vehicle. While depending upon the gauge I ran out of fuel when the gauge showed just under 1/2 tank. This vehicle has just over 40,000 miles on it so I thought it would be a good thing to check with the local Chevy dealer. After paying an insane amount of money ($100) just to run dianostics on it the end result was exactly what I had expected and seen by others on the internet with the same vehicle. The Chevy dealer says the minimum that it will cost is $550 to replace the "sending card, " if the module is bad then it will cost $1050. Not having that amount of $$ available I decided to not have it repaired at this time (probably never). Since technically this could be a safety issue I would like to report it. Running out of fuel in the winter months is not all that great. Luckily it didn't happen a week earlier when it was well below zero. GM please fix your so call glitches. This vehicle has not been a fun experience to own and most likely will be the last GM I will ever own....

- Anoka, MN, USA

problem #4

Oct 152000

S-10 Pickup

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Vehicle experiencing problem with intermittent stalling while driving. Vehicle taken to an independen tdealer for repairs. Problem was due to burning wiring noticed on fuel pump.

- Hamstead, MD, USA

problem #3

Sep 122000

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


While driving 60 mph vehicle completely shut down without warning cause unknown. The fuel pump inside the gas tank failed due to defective part.

- Burton, OH, USA

problem #2

Jan 202000

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Fual tank pump gauge/exhaust line separated from manifold.

- Hearing, IL, USA

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problem #1

Feb 021998

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer is unable to start vehicle due to malfunction of fuel pump.

- Beaver Dam, KY, USA

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