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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,063 miles

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2001 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup fuel system problems

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2001 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Owner Comments

problem #10

Jun 082006

S-10 Pickup 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


I have an 2001 S-10 extended cab 4X4 truck. I have had to have this truck towed 4 times & 4 or 5 fuel pumps put in also a wire that goes to fuel pump & a new gas cap also. I bought this truck in June of 06 & drove it 3 days before the first break down. It was down for 2 months. The place of purchase led me to believe that the truck was in perfect condition with no problems or any wrecks. When the truck was towed to a Chevy dealership for repair it cost over 500$ just in labor alone not to mention the cost of the fuel pumps & full diagnostics. I am still having problems with the gas tank. When I fill the truck up it runs out the top of the tank itself under the bed of my truck. Isn't this a danger to my safety " the Chevy dealership doesn't want to stand by their work now so I'm stuck with a deadly vehicle. I plan to file any complaint I can & if possible I will get it on the news as well. Within a few hours of my buying this junk the auto dealer where I bought it sold my contract to a finance company so now the dealer is not responsible for the things that were & are bad. The truck bed only had 1 bolt holding the whole bed on & the gas tank only had 1 strap on 1 side holding the gas tank up... the finance company won't help with this problem either. I have been researching this type of truck & have found that way to many people have the same problems as I do when it comes to the gas tank & fuel pump. Shouldn't someone be held liable for this problem ? would the makers of the S-10 truck allow their kids or family to ride in a truck that could possibly one day cause their death ? when a gas tank leaks fuel from the tank under the truck what would happen if at a stop light someone throws a cigarette out & it hits the gas that's leaked out " my opinion the truck would blow up. If there is anyone who can tell me where to complain I'd be ever so grateful for that info. Cathy in ky.

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #9

Sep 282006

S-10 Pickup 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 79,925 miles
My fuel pump went out without warning. The high cost was unexpected. After making comments to several people, I have found out that about 50% of the people that I have talked to had the same problem throughout the entire GM line.

- Ashland, KY, USA

problem #8

Feb 182006

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,600 miles
Filled my S-10 truck up with gas in the evening and the next morning the fuel pump failed. This is the second vehicle that this has happened. The first one was my 1997 chevorlet lumina.

- Surprise, AZ, USA

problem #7

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 #6

Apr 162003

S-10 Pickup 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 44,106 miles
My 2001 S-10 pick up stalls when driving down the road. Acts similar to investigation PE02-066. Took vehicle to dealer and explained problem. They could not find anything wrong. I still have the problem. Truck was out of warranty when taken in had 44,106 miles. Shouldn't the dealer been aware of your investigation and possibly looked at this filter?. I think you should reopen this case, I think that there is a severe defect in their design. Tomorrow I am going to dealer armed with information from your website and I am going to put up a stink about this. Please take another look at this case. Thank you. Sincerely, robert a. wright.

- Gaylord, MI, USA

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problem #5

Oct 282003

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Consumer stated that vehicle in the last 3 months in repair shop for transmission problems 9 times. After bringing vehicle to repair shop shop everything else started to break down. Also, fuel pump was replaced 3 times. Fuel gauge operated poorly, and vehicle died/stopped while driving on the road.

- Kihei, HI, USA

problem #4

Jun 262003

(reported on)

S-10 Pickup

  • 47,003 miles


While driving at 55/70 mph vehicle will stall out without warning. The dealership has replaced the catalytic converter, fuel pump, and sending unit.

- Platte City, MO, USA

problem #3

Apr 182003

S-10 Pickup 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
There are 40,000 miles on my 2001 S-10 and the fuel pump went out. I filled the tank full of gas and 8 miles down the road, the fuel pump went out. I had the vehicle towed to a Chevrolet dealer and it cost over $900 to replace the pump. $500 for the pump, $60 for the diagnostic, $400 for the labor. This is unacceptable!.

- Racine, WI, USA

problem #2

Sep 112001

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Engine has stalled four times unexpectedly while driving at any speed. Dealership has replaced the following components: Catalytic converter/ fuel pump/ oxygen sensor, and ignition switch. All repairs have failed to effectively remedy the problem. Please provide any additional information / documentation.

- Shirley, NY, USA

problem #1

May 252001

S-10 Pickup 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Fuel monitoring system does not work properly, gauge does not give proper reading on how much fuel is in the tank, contacted dealer and dealer made 3 attempts to fix vehicle, dealer replaced gas sending unit and module cluster, but still has not corrected problem, also dealer found out all 2001 crew cab, S10 have same problem, dealer was told by manufacturer that vehicles had a program problem in the electronic module.

- Recluse, WY, USA

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