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Emission Control Problems of Chevrolet S10

Chevrolet S10 owners have reported 9 problems related to emission control (under the engine and engine cooling category). The most recently reported issues are listed below.

car image   Emission Control problem of the 2001 Chevrolet S10 1
Failure Date: 05/01/2007

S10 cannot pass emissions test in MA. Due to a latent defect that allows water,mud. And sludge to get into the air compressor, effecting the entire emissions system. A tech alert has been issued. Dealerships both were I bought it and nearest to adders are a joke. I have spent over $1200 for new O2 sensors in tailpipe and main engine intake, now it is a new air pump and more defective sensors. At an estimate of over $1100. The truck otherwise runs fine. If it were not for emissions tests I would not be complaining. This is a gm design problem. The service engine light has been on for ever. Who else can I contact?please , I cannot afford to drive to work w/o being in violation of the law. I am outraged by gm's total lack of support.

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car image   Emission Control problem of the 2000 Chevrolet S10 2
Failure Date: 01/02/2006

Soon after purchase (sometime in 2001), check engine light came on. Diagnosed as water in air pump and check valve corroded open. Brought to dealer several times to have repaired with only the last service successful. Forward to present. Again, check engine light illuminated. Computer scanned, same diagnosis. Even after previous failures with air pump and check valve, no longer warranted.

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car image   Emission Control problem of the 2002 Chevrolet S10 3
Failure Date: 08/02/2005

Following are problems I have had with this vehicle since owning it. All of which I feel has caused me great inconvenience, and recently too much money. I have sent letters to GMC just today to see if they are going to do anything about the inconvenience and cost. October 21, 2002 at 4035 miles the idler arm was replaced, (under warranty) at doan chevy. Somewhere around January 2003, a sensor for the heater shield was replaced under warranty at doan chevy. March 4, 2004 at 26,345 miles the idler arm was again replaced under warranty at doan chevy. March 29, 2004 the driversã‚?? door needed to be aligned it never closed properly, as did the passenger visor needed to be aligned because it never would snap shut, replaced under warranty at doan chevy. After being stranded 3 different times on major highways during rush hour traffic, because the car would just quit while driving it, on July 8, 2005 the fuel pump modulator was replaced at a repair shop owned by a previous hallman Chevrolet mechanic in rochester, NY - sam lovetro automotive 44 richomd street, rochester, NY 14607. Phone number 585-262-4585. Not under warranty, as the warranty is only for 36,000 miles. This cost me $671. 98. Friday, July 1st to find the problem, took it back into the shop Tuesday July 5th picked it back up on Friday July 8th, 2005. Tuesday, August 2nd 2005 the service engine light has come on again! I refuse to pay another penny for this vehicle to be repaired; there have been far too many problems with this "new" vehicle with less than 49,000 miles on it. I have also emailed doan chevy with my complaintsl. I really would hope that gm would stand by their products and respect their customers. So far I am not seeing this. I can not afford any more money to be spent on this; I just put $1000. 00 into this truck in the last 6 weeks. It has had a complete tune up on June 23, 2005 this cost me $236. 30.

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car image   Emission Control problem of the 2001 Chevrolet S10 4
Failure Date: 02/04/2005

The service engine soon light came on. The diagnostic indicated an emission failure. Ater was getting into the pumps,hoses,and valves due to the design of the system. Water was seizing the cylanoids in the pumps. The service station has seen other Chevrolet S10's with the same failures.

car image   Emission Control problem of the 2003 Chevrolet S10 5
Failure Date: 02/20/2003

Ive had problems with emissions (service light came on,)wasnt firing (dealer said couldnt find anything wrong. Ive had problems with radio doesnt turn down any more when vechile slows down dealer says nothing wrong. Also have problem with auto-transmission rolls back on hill after take foot off brake, dealer says couldnt find any problem when they had it. Also rear vender molding had to be replaced came away from body twice to fix that.

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car image   Emission Control problem of the 2000 Chevrolet S10 6
Failure Date: 01/15/2002

I own a 2000 Chevrolet s-10 pick up truck. I have a problem with the check engine light on. I took my vehicle to a Chevrolet dealership the past a couple of times and was advised that the smog pump needs to be replaced. The dealer advised me that this is a problem with every 2000 Chevrolet pick up truck and that gm needs to issue a recall for this problem. I a writing to know what is the process for getting a recall started. Thank you.

car image   Emission Control problem of the 2001 Chevrolet S10 7
Failure Date: 06/18/2001

The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet s-10. The contact stated that the passenger seat would not remain latched and kept sliding back. Passengers have sustained minor leg injuries due to the failure. He also stated that the smog hose kept catching fire, which caused the wire harness to become heated. As a result, the contact lost control of the vehicle while driving 90 mph. The purchase date was unknown. The current and failure mileages were 99,400.

car image   Emission Control problem of the 1996 Chevrolet S10 8
Failure Date: 04/23/1997

Oxygen sensor malfunctioned, causing vehicle to stall.

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car image   Emission Control problem of the 1996 Chevrolet S10 9
Failure Date: 08/27/1996

Oxygen sensor failed.

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