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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,500 miles

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2002 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup body / paint problems

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2002 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Owner Comments

problem #2

May 232009

S-10 Pickup

  • 49,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet S10. While driving approximately 10 mph and exiting a parking lot, the contact heard a loud noise outside of the vehicle. Immediately, the vehicle was pulled over and the driver observed that the driver's side tailgate cable failed without warning. While the vehicle was in operation, the tailgate dragged onto the road surface due to the faulty cable. The tailgate was removed from the vehicle. The vehicle has not been repaired. The contact is in the process of notifying the manufacturer. She has pictures of the failure. The failure mileage was 49,000 and current mileage was 50,000.

- Bayside, NY, USA

problem #1

Sep 142005

S-10 Pickup 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles
My son-in-law sat down on the tailgate of my 2002 Chevrolet S-10 and both tailgate cables broke. He fell to the ground but only suffered minor scrapes and a sprained ankle and back. I had the cables replaced at the dealer where I had bought the truck. There were recalls in force for other GMC trucks whose tailgate cables had suddenly broken, but I was informed that my particular year was not among them. I feel, in light of the recent recalls, mine should have been included in, that recall, or at least this recall, and my deduction for the repairs covered by GMC. I am certain that all the trucks using the same cables will, or have been affected by the sudden failure of said cables.

- Wichita Falls, TX, USA

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