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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,333 miles

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2001 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Owner Comments

problem #3

May 062004

S-10 Pickup 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles


2001 Chevrolet S10 ZR2 package.brake lights dont work, fuses blown for door locks and mirrors, smoke was coming from driver side firewall. Took to shop to have them check wires. They said nothing was wrong with wires. Driving lights turn on by themself while car is not running, cannot shut off headlights, had to disconnect headlights. Took to another shop. Has been in shop for over a week now and they said our wiring harness was melted. Some kind of white lubricant or silicone is inside of harness? we have pictures to prove it. And we will get a report from the mechanic shop. I only have 45,000 miles on my truck. I am a very unhappy customer. Please help!

- Lincoln Park, MI, USA

problem #2

Mar 272004

S-10 Pickup

  • 25,000 miles
While driving 50 mph front wheels locked up and the vehicle lost brake power. Emergency brake had to be engaged to assist in stopping the vehicle. Dealership indicated that this occurred because the steering wiring cable was grounded to a location where it should not have been. This resulted in the wiring being exposed and rubbed, causing an electrical short. To correct the failure dealership replaced the wiring harness.

- Santa Barbara, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 212004

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
While making a left turn vehicle stalled, and vehicle would not restart. Consumer had vehicle towed to the dealer for analysis, and mechanic determined that coil wire needed to be replaced due to a burn out.

- Hooksett, NH, USA

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