Chevrolet S10e



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Chevrolet S10e 1998 recalls
CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - BATTERY
00V374000GENERAL MOTORS CORP.from 07/01/1997 to 03/31/1998V (Vehicle)49211/16/2000MFRGENERAL MOTORS CORP.11/13/200011/15/2000
Defect SummaryVehicle description: electric passenger vehicles and pickup trucks containing a nickel metal hydride (nimh) battery pack. these vehicles contain software within the battery pack module intended to disable the vehicle from being driven if the electrical resistance with the battery pack exceeds a prescribed value. affected vehicles will illuminate the service now and reduced performance telltales and continue to function in a reduced performance model instead of being disabled.
Consequence SummaryIf the telltales are ignored and the affected vehicle continues to be driven, heat could build up and a fire could result.
Corrective SummaryDealers will install revised software in the battery pack module.
NotesOwner notification began november 16, 2000.owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact saturn at 1-800-553-6000.also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
Chevrolet S10e 1998 Consumer Complaints
Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - IGNITION
06/01/200458000212/30/2002
 1998 chevrolet s-10e pick-up. when starting vehicle, ignition key has remained stuck in start mode, causing operator not to be able to turn off the vehicle or retract the key. only recourse for turning off the vehicle is to disconnect the battery or (for manual transmission trucks) popping the clutch. automatic transmission trucks only recourse is to disconnect the battery while the starter continuously grinds into the flywheel. this incident of the ignition and key being stuck in start mode has happened twice within a two month period. previous occurence was the date of april 02, 2004. *ak
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES - DOORS - LATCH
01/01/20013
 Consumer stated that the extended cab door handle has broken 3 times since ownership while attempting to open door. the handle is made of a very thin plastic. ts
SEATS
01/01/200157000
 Consumer stated that driver's side seat intermittently will slide once adjusted to a different position. the seat frame is not locking into place causing a safety hazard when driving. ts
SEATS - FRONT ASSEMBLY - RECLINER
06/14/2003800001010/30/1998
 Windshield wipers intermittent not working causing a dangerous situation. also front recliner lever on seat has broken twice, once on drivers side (replaced-out of warranty) now on passenger side. *nlm
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - ANTILOCK
02/23/200361000105/28/1998
 Dt: the anti-lock braking system is activating prematurely with speeds under 15mph. the brakes are making a humming noise, and doesn't stop at all. this problem has gone on for 5 months. the consumer had the abs sensor replaced on the front at a private mechanic shop, two years ago. the vehicle is a four drive . *tt
VISIBILITY
07/11/2007580001
 Windshield wipers on my 1998 s-10 will stop working for no reason. will remain off for an indeterminate time and will sometimes change operation even though i have not touched the operating knob. 1995-1997 s-10 pickups were recalled for the very same problem. this has been happening during almost every rain storm for almost 2 years. *tr
VISIBILITY - REAR WINDOW WIPER/WASHER - MOTOR
08/04/200354184101/07/1998
 Windshield wipers stopped working while driving on the highway at 70 mph during a rain storm. *ak after the failure the consumer found out there was a recall for the windshield wipers with this defect. *ph *jb
VISIBILITY - WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER - MOTOR
06/26/2003205/13/2000
 Consumer called complaining about windshield wiper problems. stated that while driving during a real bad rain storm windshield wipers stopped working which almost caused the consumer to get into a collision. consumer had to pull out of the highway, and had to touch the wipers for them to start working again. dealer was contacted, and stated that there was a recall, but consumer's vehicle was not included in the recall due to vin. *ak
06/14/2003900002005/02/1998
 On this specified day, i was traveling on the interstate at 70 mph with a semi-truck traveling beside me when a sudden rain storm came up. my windshield wipers stopped working. in a matter of seconds i was blinded. it was very scary! i was very lucky when crossing the lanes of traffic to get to the shoulder of the interstate that i did not kill someone else or myself. not to mention dodging the car parked on the side of the interstate. on another incident back in january when i was on my way to the doctor's office, my wipers quit while it was sleeting. instantly the windshield was frozen over. at other times the wipers will not come on and sometimes they will not turn off. *jb
06/14/2003800001010/30/1998
 Windshield wipers intermittent not working causing a dangerous situation. also front recliner lever on seat has broken twice, once on drivers side (replaced-out of warranty) now on passenger side. *nlm
01/01/20011
 Consumer states that windshield wipers work intermittently resulting in poor visibility while driving in the rain. sometimes the wipers will engage without warning. ts
Car dealers selling Chevrolet S10e
StateCityZipNamePhone
IAWATERLOO50702C&S
IAWATERLOO50702C S S CAR COMPANY
NYDEPEWRON RYDZYNSKI
TNDICKSON37055ALEXANDER
TNDICKSONMIKE JONES CHEVROLET
TXCOLLEGE STATION77845VARSITY FORD L/M979-694-2022
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