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Crashes / Fires:
7 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
72,857 miles

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2000 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2000 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Owner Comments

problem #7

Feb 082017

S-10 Pickup

  • 107,000 miles


The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet S10. While driving 60 mph over a patch of ice, the contact lost control of the vehicle. The contact crashed into a street sign and pole along the highway. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was not filed. The contact sustained injuries to the back, neck, left shoulder, and chest, which required medical attention. The contact was able to drive to her residence. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 107,000.

- Macon, MO, USA

problem #6

Sep 152011

S-10 Pickup

  • 150,000 miles
In 2011 my husband was involved in an accident where a person turned in front of him as he was driving about 35 mph (according to the police report). His airbag did not deploy as it should have, and since that time he has suffered serious back problems. I wrote to Chevy customer relations at the time, and was never given a satisfactory answer. After multiple letters and E-mails I finally gave up. Since that time my husband has had to take tylenol with codeine every single day simply to be able to accomplish day-to-day tasks.

- West Fork, AR, USA

problem #5

Dec 012011

S-10 Pickup

  • 109,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet S10. While driving approximately 35 mph, the contact lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a ditch. The contact stated that the airbags did not deploy and the seat belts did not sustain her properly. The vehicle was destroyed and towed to the dealer. The approximate failure mileage was 109,000.

- Durant, OK, USA

problem #4

May 052009

S-10 Pickup

  • 86,000 miles


The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet S10. While driving approximately 30 mph on a residential street, the contact fell asleep and crashed into a parked vehicle. The contact's vehicle ignited into flames and rendered him unconscious. He was removed from the vehicle by another individual. The ambulance, fire, and police departments were called to the scene and a report was filed. The driver was transported to the hospital and remained there for three days. He sustained minor injuries to the face. The air bags failed to deploy. The vehicle was completely destroyed and towed to a tow yard. The cause of the air bag failure has not been determined. The contact is in the process of taking photos of the destroyed vehicle. The VIN was unknown. The failure and current mileages were 86,000.

- Beltsville, MD, USA

problem #3

Mar 152003

S-10 Pickup

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,000 miles
On March 17, 2003, I was travelling eastbound on waters avenue when a hartline bus stopped two cars ahead of me. I came to a complete stop as the bus was letting passengers on and off. A female driving a Ford Taurus was travelling 45 miles per hour and swerved to avoid my truck. She hit the rear bumper, shattering the back window of my Chevy S10. The truck proceeded to be lifted up and was thrusted into the SUV ahead of me. As I tried to get out of my driver's side door, I noticed it was jammed. I took of my seatbelt and proceeded to get out my passenger door. That is when I noticed that neither airbag had gone off. Noticing that, and also noticing her airbag was deployed. I proceeded to ask the police officer if my airbag should have deployed. He replied, "yes it should have gone off and you're lucky you were wearing a seatbelt or you would have sustained serious injury due to hitting the windshield." I went to town and country hospital and was informed that I had sustained lower back strain and whiplash. My truck was a total loss because the frame was bent. I purchased the Chevy S10 because it had airbags and I felt I would be safe in an accident. I would like to know any information of any recalls or problems with airbags of the Chevy S10S. I feel this is a very serious situation and was very lucky I wasn't more seriously injured. I hope that my inquiry into this matter is taken seriously. Sincerely yours, kevin S. feldman

- Tampa, FL, USA

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problem #2

Jan 092003

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
While driving at 20 mph, consumer states that a deer came into the drivers path, driver swerved lost control of vehicle and hit a tree. Consumer states vehicle was totaled and none of the airbags deployed.

- Kenna, WV, USA

problem #1

Mar 172001

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Juneau, AK, USA

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