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#27 of 84 NHTSA compaints
Dec 29, 2002 (7:52 pm)
I read the article regarding "purchase of an extended warranty" and found the website to the national "complaint" safety organization (NHTSA).
I was concerned that about 1/3 or the 100 plus complaints lodged against the Chevy S-10 for the 2001 model were in regards to hydrolic brake failure. Nearly another 1/3 were related to serious transmission problems.
Dealerships were not viewed as taking these problems seriously.
I am not seeing those types of complaints posted in this forum. The site was well worth the look especially if you are considering the value of an extended warranty.
I do not know whether the number of complaints to the NHTSA are "normal" or unusual.
Jan 01, 2003 (9:18 am)
HI KAREN... I WORK FOR A DEALERSHIP. I SEE ALOT OF PEOPLE DON'T SEEM TO KNOW WHAT IS AVAILABLE SOMETIMES. IF I SEE SOME QUESTIONS, I CAN LOOK IT UP IN AUTOBOOK AND RESPOND...LOVE TO HELP
#29 of 84 Old S-10 owner
Mar 13, 2003 (6:57 pm)
When I say old, you can that two ways; I am 69 and shortly 70 years old and I have a 97 S-10, 2.2 L engine, 5 speed manual transmission with a regular cab and long bed. This plain model has air conditioning and the heavy duty suspension. It was bought new and a second vehicle and to date has less than 24,000 miles on it. The only part that broke so far is the the windshield wiper module, which I found I will be reimbersed for, cold solder joint. I never like the the New Vision transmission, grinding in neutral with the clutch engaged, and it wants an extra long pause between shifts, especially from first to second and second to third. If pushed too fast it feels like your are catching a tooth on the gear. Complained to the dealer three times and was told it was okay. Gave up in disgust. Get good gas mileage, 20 to 30 miles per gallon. Have had as much as 1600 pounds of sand in it,and didn't hurt anything, but drove quite carefully, for the 3 mile trip. No other problems, but it is rather mundane truck, but it serves the purpose for which I purchased it for. Went back to the dealer for a full size sedan, Impala and ended up with a Toyota Avalon. Dealers just can't get the hang off things, if you are not pleased with their service, you find other dealers who hungry for your business, I do enjoy these "gearhead" postings and you will see me again, tthat" a warning. joshing
#30 of 84 Height of 2000 s-10 pickup
Mar 17, 2003 (4:58 pm)
Does the rear end of a 2000 s-10 chevrolet extended cab sit higher that than a regular cab s-10
Jun 16, 2003 (4:22 pm)
Just found this place. Cool! I own a 1985 S-10 Blazer 4WD Tahoe. I got it last year from a friend who owns a towing company. Whoever had it towed didn't come pick it up, racked up a $990 bill, and decided not to come get it. After the towing company took ownership of it per Oregon law, they sold it to me for $300! It's got oversized off-road tires, original white paint that still has a shiny top (clear?) coat, and nearly PERFECT interior. The previous owner took good care of how the car looked, but sucked at maintaining the drive train.
The owner (my buddy) and a co-worker helped me overhaul it, as well. We put a new 2.8L V6 in it, virtually identical to the 2.8L V6 that was in it --but this one wasn't throwing a rod and actually had a functioning oil pump. The only difference is that the original block had a mechanical fuel pump and the new one had an electronic. Therefore, the hole that the mechanical fuel pump plugs into the block with was not there. Oh well, time for an electronic fuel pump.
Gave it a new clutch, new transmission fluid, and new fluid for the rear pumpkin.
Now all I need is a new heater core, new starter, new carburetor, and 3" suspension lift kit. :-p The leaf-springs on the back are virtually flat, so I'm thinking that I may as well put in a whole new suspension while I'm at it.
I love my baby.
#32 of 84 I'm a new pleased Blazer owner
Jul 26, 2003 (1:11 pm)
I've had my '98 Blazer LT for a little over two months now. I've been generally pleased. I've looked on here and am keeping a leary eye on some of the suspect areas. But being in Houston, TX I don't experience many of the problems some people have like the worn out bearings or ball joints. I'm keeping an eye on my idler arm as that seems a little loose but everything else looks good. However I do have the dreaded wiper motor failure glitch. Not as bad as some but can get annoying. I don't have the vibration that other owners have but when I bought my truck (an off lease vehicle) the dealership replaced two of the tires. But the wingnuts put both new tires on the same side. I did have a slight shudder until I rotated the right front and left back to have both of the new tires on the front. Now rides like it's on glass. Or as smooth as that gets on Houston roads. My big concern is keeping an eye on those oil coolant lines and the antifreeze. I read that those are the other two BIG problems that I could see happening. But overall I'm pleased with my purchase. Just wish GM would include the '98 in the wiper motor recall so I could get that fixed free. Priced $78 for a new motor.
#33 of 84 Re: Hello & Welcome! [KarenS]
Sep 11, 2004 (8:14 am)
I have an original 125,000 mile Florida 96 S-10 LS extended cab pick-up, and I really love it. It's a Mark III conversion so it's lowered, mags & fat tires, bed rails, and skirting all around. A bit squirrely in the winter time with only rear wheel drive, but 270 lbs. of sand in the bed helps. It's loaded, with an aftermarket AM/FM Cassette/CD so it is a great ride. I/m thinking of selling it and get a SUV, but why? It runs great, and everything works, and it seems everything out there 4x4 is junk or there are a million problems with them! So, I guess I'm probably just gonna' stay a happy S-10 family member!
#34 of 84 Re: Purchased a used '94 S10 p/u [pecanwoods]
Nov 02, 2004 (8:21 am)
'LS means luxury like power windows a/c leather optional trim... the difference in the regular s10 and I/s has more value than just a regular s10
#35 of 84 Hello from 400,000 and keeps going
Mar 16, 2005 (8:18 pm)
Say hello, I have a 1985 s10 blazer and just a few miles of 400,000 miles. Runs good Still has the original engine (knock on wood) it still a working truck. It been a good truck.
#36 of 84 Re: Hello & Welcome! [KarenS]
Apr 11, 2005 (2:04 pm)
Hi, My name is Aaron and I am from St.Cloud, MN
I have a 2003 Chevy S-10 Xtreme Black w/silver stripes. I have done a lot to the audio/video side of the the truck, but I am still working on the performance portion. So far, so good! I love it! If anyone has questions for me or would like to see a pic, just ask!
I am pretty much always signed on to AIM: screen name, eatalargecorndog