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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,438 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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1998 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup engine problems

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1998 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Owner Comments

problem #8

Jul 202013

S-10 Pickup

  • 92,000 miles


Water leak in cowl area allowed rain water to collect undetected under carpet moisture barrier causing accessory handicapped accelerator pedal assembly to corrode. Corrosion of the pedal arm pivot shaft eventually caused pedal to freeze in a part throttle position in traffic. Evasive maneuver required to avoid collision while approaching intersection.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #7

Aug 152012

S-10 Pickup 6-cyl

  • 20,000 miles
I was driving on freeway at 60mph and set the cruise control on, but the truck continued to accelerate, even after stepping on brake pedal, I was able to control the speed by holding the brake pedal, downuntil I got to my destination, turned the truck off/on and checked to see the acceleration had stopped, the truck stayed on high idle. It seems the gas pedal is stuck.

- Lemon Grove , CA, USA

problem #6

Apr 122003

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,500 miles
While my wife was driving along at approximately. 40 mph, the truck began to accelerate rapidly. Applying the brakes seemed to have minimal effect as the power of the engine seemed to overpower the braking. At that point she tried to shift the truck into neutral, but put it into reverse instead. This caused the rear wheels to lock, the truck then spun out of control and turned over upon striking the curb.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #5

Feb 072001

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles


Reclining handle on seat are very hard to pull up, passenger side handle broke off leaving seat stuck in one position. Passenger seat slides into dash when brakes are applied. Throttle sticks at trottle body and transmision cooler line leaks.

- Ball Ground, GA, USA

problem #4

Oct 042000

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Throttle did not return to idle when released.

- Tavares, FL, USA

problem #3

Feb 062000

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #2

Dec 061999

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Vehicle exiting expressway. Shut off cruise control from 70 mph with brake shut off.. vehicle did not slow but accellerated. Tried turn signal shutoff.could not stop vehicle on ramp until engine shut off. Vehicle accellerator stuck wide open. Rear tires spinning when at stop and brake applied. Continued through 4-5 startups and shutdowns and 10-15 minutes. Coincidental: Low fuel light on at time. Engine idled at top RPM until rev limiter slowed engine RPM at red line. Dealer listed on complaint states there is no problem found. Invoice ctcs47068 on 12/07/1999. Has not repeated to current date.

- Hartland, MI, USA

problem #1

Nov 091999

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
No summary

- Mount Vernon, WA, USA

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