16th Aug 2003, 12:41
I also have a 2001 Chevy s-10, I have had repeated problems with the clutch springs breaking. in one year I have put 4 clutches in this truck. I have also noticed my gas needle was not accurate. also the starter has ripped the teeth off the fly wheel 2 times and was replaced. these trucks are crap, I have always liked Chevy, but they are testing my patience with this model.
27th Nov 2003, 23:16
I have a 2001 S-10 with the ZR2 package. I have had problems with the fuel gage being inaccurate and erratic.
I had to have the wiper motor replaced because the delay did not work. Just after the warranty ran out the recline lever fell off (broke off internally) the drivers seat (I have sevral friends that have had this problem). Oh yes and the locker in the rear Axel went out the other day.
And this thing gets the worst gas mileage ever if I am lucky on a good day it gets 15 miles/gal.
5th Feb 2004, 18:47
I own a 2002 S-10 LS, extended cab, 4.3 V6. The truck has 18K miles and I have had it almost two years. No problems whatsoever. I bought it primarily because I had owned a 1989 S-10 and drove it for 115K miles in 13 years with only normal maintenance required. I've been quite happy with both S-10 trucks.
7th Apr 2004, 15:10
Hello I own a 2001 s10 4 cyl. I haven't had any problems with my truck at all. All I do is take care of the maintenance. That's all. I even drive pretty hard on it. I love my truck. The power is definitly lacking. But the handling is great...
15th Apr 2004, 11:02
Hello everyone, I have a 2001 S-10 LS pickup. It has a 2.2 four cylinder with 31,000 miles. I bought this truck new. I have had fuel gauge problems, which was taken care of under warranty. Now the problem is the engine. at 29,000 mile I had the truck in for an engine knock and the dealer replaced the rod bearings and loosened up a wrist pin. At 31,000 miles I had the truck back to the dealer for the same noise. I was told it was a combination of piston slap and valve train noise. Today I took the truck to a different dealer for the same problem. with only 32,000 miles on it. I f I wanted a diesel I would have bought one.
5th Jun 2004, 11:38
I just bought a 2000 S-10 4X4 short bed 4.3 . I love the truck. I feel safe in it and, have had a few problems with it. The lower ball joints seem to make noise and probably need replaced, but show no signs of it. The truck runs great. Gas mileage if fair at 17 city 21 hwy. Fuel pump was said to go out when I took it back to the dealership for maintanence, but, never noticed any problem with it before. The truck has 70,000 miles on it and, used to belong to a utility co. I have owned 4 other Chevy trucks over the years and, have ran the guts out of them. 3 of which were S-10s an 88 an 89 and a 91 all had some problems, but I guess that is to be expected for having more the 150,000 miles on each. I would not own or have any faith in any other make of truck than a CHEVY. They are THE ROCK. Thanks for reading...BY the way what they say about Chevy's is true..".Old Chevys never die they just run faster".
11th Nov 2004, 06:31
Hello, I've got a 2001 S-10 with the 2.2 4 cylinder engine. I bought this truck in November of 2001 it now has almost 90,000 miles on it. The only thing that has gone wrong is the fuel gauge that was fixed under warranty. The engine is a little weak, but what do you expect from a 4 cylinder. I've read what others have had to say about their trucks not getting good gas mileage and that their son keeps breaking down. Next time your son calls and says he's broke down at midnight on a Saturday night while out driving a 4X4, look at where he's been before blaming the truck. Also read what the gas mileage rating is before you buy the next time, and also teach your son how to care for a new vehicle. That's what I read into a lot of whats on here.
17th Apr 2005, 20:34
I bought a 2001 s-10 LS new. It's been a good vehicle up until about two months ago. The engine hesitated on me as I pulled onto the highway, it's like it was'nt getting gasoline. Then the engine light came on. I took it to the dealer and they said it was an O2 sensor. They replaced that, now just a couple days ago, it did the same thing again. I'm going to take it in tomorrow. They said it might be another sensor. I'm a little upset at them for not checking the others out the first time it was in. I had no idea the truck had more than one. Unless they're just messing me over?
4th Aug 2005, 21:58
I am on my second S10 and love this model. I tell you about my first love though as I new her better than I know myself. I bought a 1998 base 2wd, 4cyl, 5spd with the ZQ8 package brand new in Feb. 98. This little truck drove and handled like a dream. As long as I drove it remembering it's limitations. Those of you who complain about power, it's a freaking 4 cylinder for Pete's sake! It's not made for towing houses, it's made for propelling the truck and recommended cargo load down the road at safe speeds. If you "need" more power, which 99% of you DO NOT, then get a full size truck, that is what they are made for.
Those of you who are whining about mileage, my truck got better with age, but never better than 26 mpg. It's a truck people, it has all the aerodynamic grace of a brick.
Did it have some bugs to work out, yes, but were they major problems, no. During the warrantied period I had a minor problem with the transmission, a detent was messed up and the truck would pop out of gear when parked, or driving if you pushed the gear shift (don't push the darn gear shift then idiot!), but this was really not much. The fuel pump also failed, mainly because I ran it out of gas trying to go just a little bit farther.
After the warrantied I had some troubles with the exhaust system, but those were caused by driving the 2wd truck into areas where most of you wouldn't take your 4wd trucks and banging the cat converter and muffler around.
I had to replace the rear axle... after a spin out accident on ice where I slid into a ditch sideways.
There wasn't much on this truck that I needed a dealer to fix though. Everything is laid out in a pretty straight-forward manner, and if you've got a little sense, you can do most everything yourself. I've done everything from change oil, to replacing a cat converter or fan blower, to replacing a tie rod at the side of the street when it broke in traffic.
So what I'm saying is the majority of my problems were not caused by my truck, but by me. That truck took much more abuse than it should have, and still had a nice tight clutch when I sold it with 183,000 miles.
Unsafe? You're on crack! I had three separate incidents where my truck SHOULD have rolled, flipped, or at least laid over on me, and she always kept her footing.
She was faithful, reliable, and always there for me, like a wife or a good dog. It's been 6 months and I STILL miss that truck! If you don't want your S10, give it to me, I'll be happy to give her a good home.