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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,510 miles

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2001 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup electrical problems

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2001 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Owner Comments

problem #5

Sep 162006

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 93,000 miles


: the contact stated while attempting to start the engine, it would not start. Upon initial inspection under the hood, the positive post of the battery was completely separated. The contact placed the post back into the battery, but the problem persisted. The manufacturer was notified. Updated 10/25/2006 - when the battery connection failed the green light, indicating a good battery, was on. The gauge was reading 14, the same as withthe new battery.

- Danvers, IL, USA

problem #4

May 192006

S-10 Pickup 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,500 miles
: the contact stated the battery in the vehicle has been replaced three times within the last five years. The first one exploded and leaked acid inside the vehicle. The dealership replaced the battery with an ac delco battery; the same brand of battery that was sold with the vehicle. This battery failed in less than one year. The third battery also failed within one year of purchase. While driving 40 mph the vehicle stalled. An independent mechanic tested the battery and found that all of the cells were dead.

- Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

problem #3

Aug 302005

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 71,500 miles
On July 22, 2005, I paid the dealer $615.74 to replace a shorted air pump. I brought it in since the light gauges were turning on. The "check engine" lighted on and off. One week later, the A/C stopped working. The dealer charged me $105.19 for the diagnosis. On Aug. 10, I paid another shop $852.08 to replace the A/C compressor. On Aug. 30, my S-10 stalled and hasn't worked since then. A mechanic said the engine has to be replaced (another $3000 +) due to overheating of the radiator. There was no prior indication that the radiator was leaking or heating except when the light gauges were turning on in July. I bought this truck brand new in 2000 and have spent over $7000 in repairs and regular maintenance since then. The battery acid has leaked. Brake pads keep wearing out. Several air injection malfunctions and pumps have been replaced. I've purchased at least 2 sets of tires. It has less than 72,000 miles.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #2

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 #1

Aug 182003

S-10 Pickup 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,550 miles
Battery...leaking acid out of the positive terminal. Across leads and down into the wiring. Replaced battery. Truck would not start and given funny readings from gauges.

- Kansas City , MO, USA

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