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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,535 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

May 172013

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • 119,340 miles


I was returning to el paso from kerrville at night when the headlamps dimmed and the truck lost power most traffic was going 80 -85. It was scary.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #4

Jul 302013

S-10 Pickup 6-cyl

  • 55,034 miles
While traveling on I85 at 70 mph in the far left lane passing a car I hit the rumble strips on the shoulder and the truck lost all power. I was able to move to the shoulder on the right side of the road. Thinking I would not be able to restart the car to my surprise the car started back and I took off. I forgot about this until I recently heard of recent recalls.

- Sautee Nacoochee, GA, USA

problem #3

Feb 142001

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,000 miles
2001 Chevy S-10 four cylinder automatic appeared to be dead. When key inserted and turned over there were no lights on dash. After it sat a few seconds I attempted to restart engine. All dash lights and gauges appeared to come on. The radio was reset to 1:00 as if all systems had went dead. There was a whining noise coming through into the cab of the truck and all the dash lights seemed to flicker. This has happened three times in the last four days. All instances are for just a few seconds and then everything appears to be okay on the restart except that the clock has always reset to 1:00. The last instance today occurred as I started the truck and left a parking space. I got about 50 feet and the vehicle died and coasted to a stop with all dash lights inoperative. When I turned key off for just a few seconds and then attempted to restart again everything came back on and the clock was reset to 1:00.

- Springfield, MO, USA

problem #2

Nov 082005

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Second complaint for same issue. Dealer says that nothing can be done without vehicle backing up my claims, said to bring it in when vehicle is acting up. Alternator type sound coming through radio, all lights flickering (dimming and brightening), truck stalled two times last night. Truck gets nothing when you try to restart, no lights, no alarms, no engine click, no turn over...nothing at all. However, 20 minutes later truck will restart, with everything reset and clock reading 1:00. Did this last night twice, once last week. Called dealer today and they said that they couldn't test it because the computer reset itself when the truck shut down. Bring it in when it acts up again.....even though there is no gaurantee that I will make it to the dealer without the truck stalling!!!!! that's comforting to know!!!!!!

- Dundalk, MD, USA

problem #1

Nov 042005

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,300 miles
Alternator noise feeding through radio on occasion after turning vehicle off and restarting noise appears to go away. Flicking lights on instrument panel and radio, started out of a parking place with this happening and the truck moved 5 feet before losing all power. Truck would not start, no lights or alarms. Left key in the ignition after 20 minutes all alarms and lights returned to normal and truck started with 1 turn of the key. Can not take the truck to the shop until it is making the noise again, because they will tell me that they can't find anything wrong. What would have happened if the truck would have lost power when I was doing 65 miles an hour on my way home from work?

- Baltimore, MD, USA

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