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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,500 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

engine problem

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2000 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Owner Comments

problem #10

Mar 222013

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • 165,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

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 #9

Jul 012004

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Cruise control was set to 55 mph when vehicle started accelerating at a rapid speed. The consumer turn the cruise control off and applied the brake but that did not stop the vehicle from accelerating. The consumer had to turn the ignition off and coast to the shoulder.

- Danby, VT, USA

problem #8

Aug 142002

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
I was parking my truck in my apt parking structure after work on 9/14/02, upon finding a parking space I made a 3 point turn to get into the parking space. I reversed then stopped and placed the truck in drive as I was about to pull forward into the parking space. At that point I barely touch the gas expecting to coast into the space and then suddely the motor just started revving up. I didn't think twice and just jumped on the brake with both feet but the truck wouldn't stop. We ended up jumping the cement parking stopper on the ground, which lifted the front end into the air about 2-3 feet, and sent us smashing into the block wall directly infront of us. I now have $2,200 worth of front end damage, and am really worried about driving that truck again.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #7

Oct 282000

S-10 Pickup 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The vehicle has been experiencing a throttle response problem, while driving the engine RPM's do not drop off fast enough on up shifts causing the engine to race. Scc

- San Marcos, TX, USA

problem #6

Mar 202002

S-10 Pickup

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While traveling on highway throttle becomes stuck without prior warning. Dealership is aware of problem.*akwhile slowing down to exit the freeway, vehicle suddenly accelerated to a speed well over 50 mph. Even with consumers foot off the gas vehicle still accelerated. Consumer had to shut the vehicle off to stop. Took vehicle to mechanic and was informed the throttle plate bolts had come out of the throttle plate causing the throttle to lock in an open position.

- Madera, CA, USA

problem #5

Apr 162001

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
While driving, vehicle surges/accelerates, during city driving/slower speeds, rpms stick between 3300 & 3500 rpms, releasing gas pedal, braking, taking out of gear has no effect, have to turn car off or wait, has almost caused crashes, have had to dealer twice, cannot verify condition. Currently have auto data recorder on vehicle.

- Bremerton, WA, USA

problem #4

Mar 192001

S-10 Pickup

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Engine RPM's went to 5500 RPM's, vehicle did not go faster, just the motor. When cruise control was turned off, the vehicle coasted to the side of the road, as if the transmission had went to neutral, pushing on the gas pedal did not help.

- Marceline, MO, USA

problem #3

Jan 302001

S-10 Pickup 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving vehicle suddenly accelerated. Accelerator suddenly stuck when applying gas on an incline. Throttle became stuck, causing vehicle to strike a wall. Consumer tried to contact GMC, but had no luck. There was one person injured in accident.

- Auburn, MA, USA

problem #2

Nov 132000

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Cruise control cannot be shut off via brake, only via master on/off switch. Yesterday, even the master switch would not cut off the cruise control and it stuck in the accelerate position causing a run away vehicle situation. I had to smoke the brakes to stop an kill engine. Vehicle has been towed to local Chevy dealership. This hapened first when the truck was only 2 weeks old and then again yesterday twice. Yesterday was the first time for the master switch to fail also. Very dangerous!!! F.

- Round Rock, TX, USA

problem #1

Nov 132000

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The cruise control was not shutting off with application of the brake pedal only the master on/off switch, however the on/off switch failed to shut off the cruise control resulting in sudden acceleration.

- Round Rock, TX, USA

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