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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,000 miles

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2001 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Owner Comments

problem #5

Apr 012005

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Contact states: Last month husband couldn't go any faster then 35 mph in a 55 mph zone. It was like something was stopping the wheel back from moving, and it started smoking from the wheel. Took vehicle to auto zone, and they said the brake was pressing up against the wheel. They had the brake pads and calipers changed. But that did not fix the problem. They took the car to the dealer. They put on loaded brake pads, and redid the hoses and the calipers. However, the problem was not solved, and they claimed that contaminated brake fluid was in the hoses. There was no contaminated fluid put in the car. Insurance adjusters stated they did not see any signs of contaminated brake fluid and that it was something mechanical.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #4

Mar 242005

S-10 Pickup 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front brake rotors get hot spots and wear out pads. I have had this truck three years and have had to have the front brakes done seven times due to these hot spots. I have taken it to three dealers here in town and they say "there is nothing wrong, but we can do your front brakes for $300", I have done this three times. With in a couple months it's back to the same way it was, now if I have the brakes done again, I need to replace the rotor because they have been turned so many times.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #3

Feb 212005

S-10 Pickup 4WD 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 92,000 miles
2004 tail gate ass failed replaced after market parts 2004 back up lights in/op;004 interrior light will not turn off/ over ride botton used to save battery2005 left front hub ass replaced. 004 right front hub ass replaced;005 front end replaced/pittman/tie rods;2004 oil filter leak / tightened 2004 rear emergency brakes in/op 5 left emergency brake drum replaced;005 right emergency brake drum replaced 2005 gas sending unit replaced eradic behavior 2004 left brake shoe replaced ;004 right brake shoe replaced;005 left brake shoe replaced front;005 right brake shoe replaced front 2005 left brake shoe replaced rear;005 right brake shoe replaced rear;005 U joints replaced;04 battery replaced 2005 transmission showing signs of wear;005 rear end {3.42} locker clangs between 1st and revved. 004 4 tires 005 4 tires 2004 door hinges freeze up lube;005 tail gate hinges show wear 2005 parts 4 ea tie rods/O/ring type brake shoesand drums/U joints. I have for inspection.

- Sautee, GA, USA

problem #2

Oct 082003

S-10 Pickup 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles
The brakes failed at 18000 miles. An independent shop replaced the pads and drums.

- Ocala, FL, USA

problem #1

Jul 102003

S-10 Pickup 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
I have a leased Chevrolet S-10 extreme, I have had many incidents where the front anti-lock brakes engage if I hit a small bump, sometimes only one side engages causing me to swerve to one side or the other, I also had my front disc brake pad wearout at 10,000 miles, then again at 20,000 miles, I was told it was normal wear and not covered under warantee, not wanting to pay the dealer fee to change the brakes I had them changed elsewhere covering the cost myself.

- San Mateo, CA, USA

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