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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,026 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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2000 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup electrical problems

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2000 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Owner Comments

problem #13

Nov 112016

S-10 Pickup

  • 106,120 miles


Alternator failed without warning while driving on a local highway at 45 mph. Vehicle remained operational without any lights, signals, gauges or speedometer until I came to a complete stop at a traffic signal where the engine misfired and died even while revving. Vehicle was left stranded at a 6 lane intersection without any hazard warning lights, indicators or other lights to warn oncoming vehicles that I was not moving resulting in may near incidents.

- Wilmington, NC, USA

problem #12

Nov 262014

S-10 Pickup 4WD 4-cyl

  • 134,213 miles
At any speed truck stops running. Pull over and restarts then goes for a while and dose it again. Start truck and key stays on have to turn it back by hand. Replaced starter once already in three months.

- Effingham, NH, USA

problem #11

Apr 172014

S-10 Pickup

  • 72,000 miles
When the key is inserted into key hole in steering column, the key holder does not allow the key to rotate to start ignition. Several attempts are required to finally rotate the key to start the engine. The same problem occurs when I try to stop the engine. I took th vehicle to the dealer. I was told my vehicle is not among those being recalled.

- Kansas City , MO, USA

problem #10

Oct 142013

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • 126,000 miles


The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet S-10. The contact stated that while driving approximately 20 mph, the vehicle stalled with the illumination of the entire instrument panel and could not be restarted. The failure recurred four times over a period of five months. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number 14V047000(air bags, electrical system) however, the vehicle was not included in the recall campaign. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 126,000. Updated 05/27/14 updated 8/8/17

- Belleville, IL, USA

problem #9

Mar 222013

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • 165,000 miles
It just stalled and the radio keeps going on and off once in a while, also the tires keep going flat on me and I put fix a flat in them and they still do the same. Electric problem I think it might be the relay not sure. But it has electric problems.

- Wolcott, NY, USA

problem #8

May 042010

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • 58,000 miles
2000 Chevy S10 2.2L auto 76K mi. Passlock issue. Will not start. Left stranded then starts after 10 min or so. I have to leave the motor running when filling up with gas otherwise car will not move for 10 minutes.emergency situation car will not move right away. What if it stalls in traffic or on railroad tracks? this happens randomly every 4-5 start cycles. My understanding this has been an ongoing GM issue. Ether disable it or fix it. I have replaced both the ignition switch and the key lock assembly at great expense and the problem still exists GM offers no assistance in this manner!!!

- Ca, CA, USA

problem #7

Aug 152008

S-10 Pickup

  • 132,000 miles


Bought a 2000 Chevy truck from a used car dealer in Oct. 2005. It had approx. 92,000 miles on it. Over the last year I have had to replace the starter 3 times. With only approx. 35,000 miles being put on truck. In late may of 2008 we were told that flywheel had to be replaced also because it was the additional problem. Less than 2 months later starter is bad and now they are telling me that it might be a bad cam sensor. Dealership has told me that a service memo has gone out to mechanics. Who is responsible for the repairs and my loss time of work ? thank you for your help. Terry martin

- Williamsburg, MI, USA

problem #6

May 272005

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
Consumer turned to go up hill and vehicle didn't stall, but wanted to, as if it did not get enough fuel. This happened twice. Consumer says that when she applied brake, the vehicle revved and acted as if regaining power back then accelerated quickly. This happened about two weeks ago. Consumer shut vehicle off, and when started back it was fine. When attempting to get on freeway parkway West 279 in greentree, vehicle accelerated when consumer applied brake, hitting another vehicle in the rear. This happened a few days later.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #5

Apr 202004

S-10 Pickup 6-cyl

  • miles
Fire loss to 2000 Chevrolet S10 Blazer. Fire loss to 2002 Chevrolet express cargo van no known cause of fire to both vehicles. The vehicle spontaneously ignited a fire that destroyed the vehicle.

- Tacoma , WA, USA

problem #4

Sep 012004

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Cruise control accelerating and can not be shut off. The consumer had four separate incidents with his vehicle in which cuise control starts accelorating and con not be shut off unless the consumer turns off vehicle.

- Danby, VT, USA

problem #3

Aug 012004

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 75,000 miles


Vehicle caught on fire while parked in the driveway. Local fire deptartment arrived to extinguish the fire. It was caused by an electrical short.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #2

Nov 262003

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I bought the Chevy with only 30,000 miles on it. But ever since the beginning the third brake light has never worked and I always replace the fuses and the little light bulbs. Also have had trouble with the transmission and have had it rebuilt and the radiator twice. I just have had more than enough problems with the truck I regret buying this truck.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #1

Jul 282000

S-10 Pickup

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Electrical system malfunctoned. Horn would go off by itself, and dealer changed fuse. Also, wiring harness caught on fire while parked. Headlights went dim & flickered on/off intermittentlly. Mileage was electrical & changes dramatically. Dealer admitted there was an electrical problem.

- Mableville, AR, USA

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