2001 Chevrolet S-10 LS ZR2 4.3L from North America
This is a very poorly engineered vehicle
The E-Brake has never functioned properly since purchase.
Hood latches replaced.
Ball joints replaced at 12,000 miles.
Third door handle replaced.
Exhaust system replaced.
Rotors replaced (Not at dealer).
Ball joints (upper & lower) replaced at 39,000 miles.
Front hub replaced 39,000 miles.
Distributor cap and rotor replaced.
Oxygen sensor replaced.
Electrical problem with taillights.
I'm sure I'm forgetting a few others.
Thank god for a warranty and extended warranties.
One problem after another.
Waiting for "common" GM problems to arise like the seat levers and possible fuel injection troubles.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 15th November, 2004
24th Sep 2005, 21:13
I have the 2000 S-10 LS ZR-2 and have had almost the same problems. Clutch and master cylinder replaced at 60K, alternator, a/c, intake manifold gasket, air doesn't move between floor and defrost when selected, 3rd door handle replaced 3 times, driver's side seat recline lever, (and now the passenger side), driver's side window motor, lights on the radio (station presets 1,2,4,5), upper and lower control arm bushings, and I also now have another popping noise coming from up front somewhere.
I really like this truck, but am absolutely fed up with this and that going wrong all the time. Chevy needs to get their act together before they lose all their business to Ford.
21st May 2009, 16:07
I have a 2001 S-10 LS ZR2, and I have encountered a lot of the same problems.
Control arms replaced, seat levers broke, 3rd door handle broke and just recently the fuel pump. Other than all those things, the truck runs fine and the four wheel drive works really great.
7th Sep 2009, 00:27
00 zr2, I have a clanking noise from the front end.
3rd door doesn't work, broke the handle because I didn't know the upper and lower latches had failed.
The little bar thing that the upper latch on the door grabs on to broke in half randomly. But really other than that it's a nice truck.
But I replaced all of the ball joints, so if anybody has the clanking noise up front and knows what it is, let me know. I have heard that a lot of Zr2 owners have this.