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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
33 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
16 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,500 miles

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1997 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1997 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #36

Mar 272004

S-10 Pickup 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles

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

While driving 35 mph the consumer's vehicle was involved in a frontal collision. The driver side seat belt failed to retract and the airbags failed to deploy. The consumer was knocked unconscious when his head hit the steering wheel.

- Cedar Rapids, IA, USA

problem #35

Apr 122003

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Consumer states that vehicle was involved in a head on collision. Upon impact, both front air bags did not deploy. Dealer notified.

- La Push, WA, USA

problem #34

May 112003

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
While driving 20 - 25 mph, the vehicle rear ended another vehicle, and the air bags failed to deploy.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #33

Jan 112003

S-10 Pickup

  • miles

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

The vehicle was rear ended and then hit another vehicle, and the air bags failed to deploy.

- Rock Creek, OH, USA

problem #32

Feb 262002

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Consumer was involved in an accident. Upon impact the air bags did not deploy. Consumer suffered torn ligaments to his left shoulder.

- Champaign, IL, USA

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problem #31

Jul 152002

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
While traveling on highway and without prior warning another vehicle ran the traffic light and hit consumer's vehicle on driver's side. Upon impact, airbags didn't deploy.

- Stanton, CA, USA

problem #30

Oct 012000

S-10 Pickup

  • miles

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

Consumer was traveling about 35mph on highway and there was another vehicle sitting on the road. There was a blind spot, and consumer didn't see other vehicle and veered into it. Upon impact, airbags didn't deploy at all.

- Maryville, TN, USA

problem #29

Apr 271996

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Consumer was traveling about approx 40mph when vehicle was hit head on by another vehicle that had pulled in frontby druck driver, dual air bags did not inflate, totally inoperative causing leg, arm, shoulder injuires to passenger.seatbelt was worn during the accident. There was no indictation of defective airbags. $4500 worth of damage to the frontend.

- Ok, OK, USA

problem #28

Jan 012000

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a frontal collision\. upon impact, airbags did not deploy, and restraints did not retract, resulting in major injuries. Right airbag sensor was shattered. Vehicle was totalled. The driver's nose hit the steering wheel and the passenger was thrown out of the seat during the accident.

- Tehachapi, CA, USA

problem #27

Sep 062000

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Airbag module flashed on and off intermittently when turning vehicle on. Dealership was aware of the problm with windshield wipers/washers.

- Atkinson, WI, USA

problem #26

Aug 192000

S-10 Pickup

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

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

While traveling and as a result of consumer falling a sleep vehicle hit a wall head-on, and air bags did not deploy.

- East Rodchester, OH, USA

problem #25

Jun 172000

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving on highway in a heavy rainstorm vehicle hydroplaned and hit a guardrail, and driver's side airbag failed to deploy.

- Safford, AZ, USA

problem #24

Mar 152000

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Consumer was traveling on the highway about 60mph. Another vehicle hit him from the rear, and vehicle veered over into the shoulder grass and flipped twice, the car was upside down. Then, vehicle was back on the road, and went into a concrete cover. Hit it head-on, and driver's airbag didn't deploy. Consumer had sustained head injuries.

- Athens, AL, USA

problem #23

Mar 102000

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
While driving at 35 mph another driver was waiting to make a turn, the other driver turned in front of consumer, consumer hit other driver head-on, and went into high curve. The other driver was drunk. Upon impact, airbags failed to deploy. Consumer stated that airbags should have deployed at 10 to 14 mph, but they did not. Consumer was willing to take car to be inspected.

- Reed City, MI, USA

problem #22

Dec 101999

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Vehicle involved in serious front-end collision at 40 mph; vehicle totaled, but airbag never deployed.

- Round Rock, TX, USA

problem #21

Nov 241999

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
No deployment of air bag when consumer hit a horse. Consumer experienced alot of pain and with bruising. Nlm

- Nicholasville, KY, USA

problem #20

Oct 271999

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Consumer was involved in a frontal collision in which the driver's air bag did not deploy.

- Conway, AZ, USA

problem #19

Jun 111999

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
While driving 45 - 50 mph, had an impact in which this vehicle rear ended another vehicle, and driver's airbag did not deploy which did not protect the occupant in this crash.

- Chandler, AZ, USA

problem #18

Jun 301999

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Vehicle hit a hillside head-on, avoiding a deer at about 40mph, and the driver's side airbag did not deploy. Dealer has not seen vehicle.

- Fraizers Bottom, WV, USA

problem #17

Jun 301999

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Vehicle hit a hillside head-on, avoiding a deer at about 40mph, and the driver's side airbag did not deploy. Dealer has not seen vehicle.

- Fraizers Bottom, WV, USA

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