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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,000 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 engine problems

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2000 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Owner Comments

problem #5

Jun 012003

S-10 Pickup 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles


Broken tailgate support cables rusted through recall on other models besides the S-10

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #4

Jun 012002

S-10 Pickup 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
Brake line failed at an intersection, total loss of brake pressure. Chevrolet notified, dealer could not find problem, part took a week to arrive, and we just fixed it at home out of exaspiration for the dealer, Chevy was great though, line found worn right through. Many failures with this vehicle. Went through 3 batteries and 2 alternators. Upper ball joint failed on the highway, parts department tried to say because it wasnt greased, but I keep it greased, the ball broke right out the side, all ball joints replaced. Idler arm found broken when vehicle taken for re-alignment before that. Various electrical failures (suspected short somewhere as battery sparks when reconnected). Fuel pump failure at 65,000 miles, preceeding fuel guage malfunction about 6 mo's before, replaced fuel pump. Heating failure suspected due to dex-cool coolant (coolant solidifies and jams heater core, ect...), vehicle reverse flushed, and new thermostat installed, not much improvement, blows harder but still cold. Transmission slips on occasion. Currently leaks steering fluid, this has not been corrected as I bought a new truck, and have not had time to fix the S10. Water coming in from somewhere, carpet consistently soaked. Very unhappy with vehicle with so many repairs, truck only has 70,000 miles, components failed far before their time, more minor things wrong but repaired. We are lucky to have a garage and a whole lot of tools for this vehicle.

- Lombard, IL, USA

problem #3

Jan 282004

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
While traveling consumer heard a loud noise coming from front end of vehicle. Consumer inspected vehicle, and determined that engine had dropped down, leaking an unknown fluid.

- Kailua Kona, HI, USA

problem #2

Jul 152003

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
While traveling on the highway an dwithout prior warning vehicle start leaking oil.

- Fairfield, OH, USA

problem #1

Apr 212003

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
The inside motor within the radiator split apart and burst allowing transmission fluid and coolant to mix. Which caused a chocolate corrosive mixture that disintegrated the gears in the transmission and immediately overheated the radiator which caused the vehicle to stop on the highway. The consumer requested the dealer/manufacturer to properly repair the vehicle. Mr scc

- Atlanta, GA, USA

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