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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
107,620 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 windows / windshield problems

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1997 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 312011

S-10 Pickup

  • 105,000 miles


The contact owns a 1997 Chevrolet S10. The contact was driving approximately 45 mph in rainy weather with the windshield wipers activated. Suddenly and without warning, the wipers failed to operate. The vehicle was maneuvered to the side of the road and eventually the windshield wipers began to function after continuously turning the control mechanism forcefully. There was a recall related to the defect under NHTSA campaign id number 03V159000 (visibility: Windshield wiper/washer). The dealer and manufacturer were notified and they informed the contact that the vehicle was ineligible for the recall repair due to the age of the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 105,000.

- New Philidelphia , OH, USA

problem #4

Jun 042010

S-10 Pickup

  • 140,000 miles
Windshield wipers stopped working while driving in a heavy rain storm. I pulled to the side of the road and tried all different setting but wiper did not work so I parked the vehicle. The next day I checked and they had started working again. I found a recall notice (03V159000) while researching what might cause this type of problem, but when I contacted a dealer they could not find any record of the recall. I also contacted Chevrolet (800 222-1020) on June 10th 2010, but they also told me there was no recall in effect?

- Andover, MN, USA

problem #3

Apr 102009

S-10 Pickup

  • 82,000 miles
There are 8 safety recalls on the Chevy S10.1997.the companys state my vehicle is not on the list of these recalls.but my vehicles has all of these defects.and ive been very lucky I have not been in an accident yet due to these issues.ive been very lucky.but peoples luck always runs out.I cant afford another vehicle and its breaking me financially by fixing this one.

- Mexico, NY, USA

problem #2

Apr 162008

S-10 Pickup

  • 71,100 miles
The contact owns a 1997 Chevrolet S-10. The contact stated that the windshield wipers stop and start automatically when the motor is running. The dealer stated that the VIN was excluded from NHTSA campaign id number 03V159000 (visibility:windshield wiper/washer). The contact stated that he could wait until his vehicle is included in the recall. The failure mileage was 71,100.

- Christiansted , VI, USA

problem #1

Sep 022007

S-10 Pickup

  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 1997 Chevrolet S10. The contact stated that the windshield wipers work intermittently. The dealer informed him that his VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 03V159000 (visibility:windshield wiper/washer). The manufacturer and dealer stated that the vehicle would not be repaired according to the recall. The failure mileage was 140,000.

- Oak Ridge, NC, USA

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