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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,972 miles

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1998 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup windows / windshield problems

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1998 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Owner Comments

problem #7

Oct 012010

S-10 Pickup

  • 148,000 miles


The contact owns a 1998 Chevrolet S10. The contact stated that the windshield wipers would fail intermittently. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 148,000.

- Salem , OR, USA

problem #6

Apr 302009

S-10 Pickup

  • 60,000 miles
Wipers intermittently stop working.

- Brighton, MI, USA

problem #5

May 102008

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
Windshield wipers work only intermittently or not at all. Problem is exacerbated by bumpy roads. Online research shows this is apparently a common problem related to cracked solder joints on the wiper control circuit board, a problem for which two recalls have already been issued by Chevrolet but which do not extend to the 1998 model year. Wipers will often shut off unexpectedly while driving in heavy rain. Obviously, this is a serious safety issue and the previous recalls that only cover up to 1997 need to be extended to cover later model vehicles which suffer from the same safety problem. (the incident date in this complaint is a random date selected shortly after I purchased the vehicle and around the time I first noticed the problem. This issue is ongoing and has become increasingly severe since then.)

- Newnan, GA, USA

problem #4

Jan 202010

S-10 Pickup

  • miles


Windshield wipers work off & on.

- Granada Hills, CA, USA

problem #3

Jul 112007

S-10 Pickup

  • 58,000 miles
Windshield wipers on my 1998 S-10 will stop working for no reason. Will remain off for an indeterminate time and will sometimes change operation even though I have not touched the operating knob. 1995-1997 S-10 pickups were recalled for the very same problem. This has been happening during almost every rain storm for almost 2 years.

- North Dartmouth, MA, USA

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problem #2

Jul 022008

S-10 Pickup

  • 55,247 miles
The wipers on my 1998 Chevrolet S-10 frequently stop operating and when they do come back on they will not turn off. They have shut down during a rain and have caused me to have to pull out of traffic when I could and wait for them to come back on, most times they have to be turned off completely, and sometimes will not come back on. I believe this is a serious safety hazard and should be recalled.

- Newt6on, KS, USA

problem #1

May 232001

S-10 Pickup

  • 43,555 miles
I have a 1998 Chevrolet S-10 pickup and it has a recurring fault with the windshield wiper motor. At various intervals, with no warning, the windshield wiper will fail to operate. This has happened numerous times, often during rain and causes me to pull over to either wait out the rain or for the motor to unexpectedly restart. In my research, I have found that 1995-1997 Chevrolet S-10 pickups had the same problem and were recalled. It was a wiper motor circuit board problem which lead to the recalls. I feel the 1998 pickups should be recalled as it seems to be a problem with others on the message board.

- North Dartmouth, MA, USA

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