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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,140 miles

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2002 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 282010

S-10 Pickup

  • 150,000 miles


2002 Chevy S10 ls crew cab the door strikers caved into the frame on both sides drivers side and passenger side.this happened with in one day of each other. On photographed inspection the steel had ripped in the shape of the clip behind the door strikers an obvious engineering flaw in design, I took it to the dealer who acknowledged the obvious design flaw launched a complaint with photos he took as well. Chevy said the truck was to old, evidently the doors can fall off your truck in 8 years and Chevy does not care. I had to weld the steel my self since the doors would not shut. Chevy will be hit with a class action lawsuit eventually when someone falls out of their crappy truck. Unlike Toyota who is taking care of their customers Chevy will just give you the middle finger. I will never buy another Chevy truck unless it is a 74 or under.shame on Chevy for selling shotty cars and trucks no wonder they were going out of business. Now my door lock on the drivers side won't lock the plastic seat handle snapped off and the visors on both side the plastic mirror hinges just crumbled bad plastic I can live with but door strikers falling into the frame I just can't condone that. The 4 wheel drive has never worked right since day one, what a piece of junk. A real waste of money didn't even last 10 years. Customer no service at Chevy was a waste of time and frustrating. I do not believe that a safety issue such as the door strikers ripping out is an issue of being to old it is a safety issue period and needs to be taken care of by Chevy.

- Grass Valley , CA, USA

problem #4

Feb 062004

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
The mechanism to open the 3rd door on my Chevy S10 pickup has broken three times. I have stopped replacing it, as it seems futile. This could present a safety hazard if someone is sitting in the back in the bench seat and there is an accident or fire. It would be very difficult for them to exit the vehicle (or be rescued from the seat), especially if the driver and/or passenger or incapacitated.

- Conesus, NY, USA

problem #3

Nov 012008

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
Tailgate of S10 flew off back of truck.

- Westminster, MD, USA

problem #2

Apr 282008

S-10 Pickup

  • miles
I am the second owner of my S-10 ZR2, the 3rd door has been unusable with substantial costs put into it. This happened twice under warranty and was fixed. It would be nice if Chevrolet would do something to help the owners of these vehicles because it becomes very dangerous to have someone ride in the third seat.

- Candor, NY, USA

problem #1

May 252004

S-10 Pickup 4WD 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 25,700 miles
18 month old vehicle, paint peeling off in sheets down to bare metal on lower fenders and under doors on 2002 extended cab S-10, rusting in those areas. Tried to get correction for a year and a half. Dealer and GM contacted, refused to fix, stated was normal wear and tear, my experience leads me to believe the metal was not properly cleaned before painting. Never in my 70 years have I owned or seen a vehicle's finish peel off in sheets. I finally gave up and had rhino truck bed finish sprayed on fender edges, rocker panels and lower doors to stop the rusting. I will never buy another GM product because of the lack of service for this and other defects (broken latches and tailgate cables) on my S-10.

- Germfask, MI, USA

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