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#22 of 398 National Web Site
Dec 29, 2002 (8:52 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.
#23 of 398 ZR2 OWNER!!!
Jan 18, 2003 (11:29 am)
I'm the proud owner of a 02 s-10 ext cab LS ZR2! When I bought my truck I had observations about the zr2 package myself. I almost bought a DODGE! Anyway, this is truck is reliable, quite surpisingly good on fuel and alot easier to manuver then the dodge I was looking at. On the down side, 4.3 v6 is the only option for power, which is ok, but I wanted a v8. Other then that the truck has surpassed my expations, in everyway. I live in nova scotia where we get alot of snow, and I can honestly say, it takes a HUGE, snow bank to stop this tank!
#24 of 398 Loud noise from 89 S-10 Blazer
Jan 23, 2003 (5:44 pm)
I have a 4X4 S10 Blazer and I have a loud noise upon deceleration from the right front area. It starts out as a loud rumble and then deepens and stops when i slow down.
The noise occurs (say one out of 10 trips) on the interstate. I drive 70 and when i get on a offramp, the noise starts and stops around 25-30 MPH. If i start accelerating when the noise starts, the blazer will keep going without any noise. But as soon as I start braking, it starts back again.
Anybody have this problem? Heard of it? I am leaning towards a hub or transfer case problem. Maybe the blazer is trying to go into 4X4 mode when i decelerate sometimes? Thanks in advance.
89 S10Blazer, 136,000, Tahoe Edition, 4.3 L V6
#25 of 398 '97 S-10BLAZER IGNITION SWITCH
Feb 11, 2003 (11:01 pm)
Has anyone else had a problem with their ignitions switches?? I had a '97 blazer with 118K miles and the ignition switch failed by not letting pwr throught to the fuse block for the gages and the electric fuel pump.. Seems like I talked to the local chevrolet shop and they have had several vehicles in the last month or so that had the same problems... (1) one wire does not allow current to flow to numerous fuses on the fuse box.. should this be a recall item?? lets hear what you all think??
#26 of 398 Hard start problems
Mar 03, 2003 (11:55 am)
MATTISON1, I have exactly the same hard start problems with my 94 S-10 p/u. I've put plugs, wires, cap, rotor, fuel pump and filter in. I've heard that a fuel pressure regulator may do it, but on my vortec (W engine code) it's all one unit that includes injectors, not cheap. Also, I've been told that a coolant temp sensor would be a possibilty. I'm frustrated as I'm sure you are. If you get it figured out, let me know.
#27 of 398 S-10 ZR2 Tranny failure
Mar 03, 2003 (2:43 pm)
I have a 2002 Chevy S-10 4x4 with the ZR2 package. Eight months into it, with 16K miles, and the transmission just went out. I haven't had any other problems, and everything was covered by Chevy, but it's not the best feeling when your new truck leaves you stranded in the first year. Chevy was less than helpful with the matter, insinuating that it must have been my driving. The truck has not even been off-road yet. Moving forward with fingers crossed...
#28 of 398 RE: Loud noise from 89 S-10 Blazer
Mar 29, 2003 (2:40 pm)
I had a similar problem with my blazer over the winter. I have the same model and year and all I did was shift the truck into neutral on the 4WD control and then put it back into 2WD. This seemed to take care of the problem for me. I love this truck.
#29 of 398 Hard start problem
Apr 04, 2003 (2:45 pm)
I have a 96 Sonoma 4.3 5 speed extended cab with 86k. The first start in the morning was fine. Each start thereafter required pumping the pedal & cranking the engine. The dealer told me it was a fuel pressure regulator even before they ran diagnostics. It was pricey and it fixed the problem. Other than front brakes and a battery this is the first maintenance on the truck.
#30 of 398 RE: Loud noise from 89 S-10 Blazer
Apr 12, 2003 (9:44 pm)
Thanks Spike! I changed the transfer case fluid and that has seemed to take care of that problem. But not i have a antifreeze leak :- (
Keep in touch if you have any other issues come up with your S-10.
#31 of 398 Poor Gas Mileage - New S10 Crew Cab
May 24, 2003 (7:14 pm)
Just got my first Chevy truck and in the first 2 tanks of gas, only got 13MPG out of the first.
Got 16MPG out of the second. 95% 65MPH Highway.
I'm not sure I'm gonna like having only a 300 mile
range on the vehicle. Need to gas up twice a week.
Also note that the engine RPM's are about 300 RPM
higher at highway speed.
It replaced a Jeep Grand Cherokee that got 18/24
MPG and a 400 mile range.
Question: Is this gonna get better as the engine
breaks in ?
What can I do to improve it Change a gear or chip etc....
Thanks all you pro's.
over and out