Wiring Problems of Chevrolet S10

Chevrolet S10 owners have reported 15 problems related to wiring (under the electrical system category). The most recently reported issues are listed below.

car image   Wiring problem of the 1998 Chevrolet S10 1
Failure Date: 02/04/2017

My pickup was sitting in front of my home when it wouldn't start. I raised the hood and a rat was under the hood with debris with pieces of hoses and insulation from under the hood. After removing the debris I could see the wireing coatings and the hoses were all chewed and missing with part of it in the debris. I had discovered the same type of damage to my car that day but with a squirrel under the hood! I've lived here many years never had a problem with other vehicles. Afraid this could cause a safety hazard if it doesn't show up till on the road. Have not had it repaired yet due to the severity of damage & cost. Why are the rodents eating the wiring cover and hoses in vehicles?.

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car image   Wiring problem of the 2004 Chevrolet S10 2
Failure Date: 07/24/2007

Chevy s-10 quad cab caught on fire due to electrical malfunction; passenger seat was adjusted (electric seat with heat) smelled smoke and parked vehicle took keys and exited vehicle with passenger. Vehicle burned all wiring and the fuse box under the hood melted. No flames seen only smoke, all wiring melted under the seat and carpet the vehicle would not start and no electrical item would turn on. Had vehicle towed on back of flat bed to chevy dealer. They said it was our fault that a wire under the seat was pinched by the seat track. The cost was over $4,000. They said that the installed zip ties and that the wire would not have any issues again, they also replaced carpet, fuse box, junction clock, sir module, (carpet, harness, module, block, harness, fuse kit, fuse, coil kit, heater yes two harness were replaced) and the complete wiring harness. This then happen a second time, however we took it to a second dealership in al bentley GMC they determined that original repair wire shorten out the system, the wiring harness became unfastened and was cut by the seat track. This time due to my wife quick thinking there was less damage (turned off vehicle immediately and left vehicle in parking spot. ) first time happen while driving down highway. Both times parts replaced we have old parts in our house minus- carpet. Dealership confirmed no recall on truck. Dealership said no malfunction occurred even though fuses did not break current. Second time occurred in June 2009 part numbers 15191717,15406165, 12210609, 15075526, 12474331, 88909754, 88914568, 26087310, 88934564.

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car image   Wiring problem of the 2000 Chevrolet S10 3
Failure Date: 04/25/2007

The contact owns a Chevrolet S10. The contact started the vehicle and smoke began to rise from under the hood. No flames were visible. The vehicle was driven to the repair shop. The headlights, tail lights, and blinkers failed to activate. When the brakes were depressed, the fuse blew without warning. The mechanic re-spliced the wiring. The contact has the repair invoice. The current and failure mileages were 150,554. Updated 07/06/07.

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car image   Wiring problem of the 2002 Chevrolet S10 4
Failure Date: 02/25/2005

While driving, the owner smelled burning wires. The alarm went off, the windshield wipers started moving, and the horn started blowing inadvertently. Also, the air bag on the passenger side deployed. Owner took the vehicle to an independent mechanic ,who inspected the vehicle. The owner contacted the manufacturer who instructed the consumer to take the vehicle to a g. M. Dealership. Provide further details. A mechanic inspected the vehicle and found had been run under the carpet on the drivers side and they were worn and corroded, the wires were the cause of all the electrical componets malfunctioning.

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car image   Wiring problem of the 1996 Chevrolet S10 5
Failure Date: 12/09/2004

Wiring harness failure. Causes truck to shut down when moving. Will not start. Had repaired ( rigged ) because the cost to replace this is in excess of 400 dollars, now is acting up again. Had to replace fan clutch as well.

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car image   Wiring problem of the 2003 Chevrolet S10 6
Failure Date: 08/09/2004

The vehicle's wire harness melted against the exhaust manifold. As a result, the fuses blew out and the check engine sensor light stayed on.

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car image   Wiring problem of the 2001 Chevrolet S10 7
Failure Date: 05/06/2004

2001 Chevrolet S10 zr2 package . Brake lights dont work, fuses blown for door locks and mirrors, smoke was coming from driver side firewall. Took to shop to have them check wires. They said nothing was wrong with wires. Driving lights turn on by themself while car is not running, cannot shut off headlights, had to disconnect headlights. Took to another shop. Has been in shop for over a week now and they said our wiring harness was melted. Some kind of white lubricant or silicone is inside of harness? we have pictures to prove it. And we will get a report from the mechanic shop. I only have 45,000 miles on my truck. I am a very unhappy customer. Please help!.

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car image   Wiring problem of the 2001 Chevrolet S10 8
Failure Date: 03/27/2004

While driving 50 mph front wheels locked up and the vehicle lost brake power. Emergency brake had to be engaged to assist in stopping the vehicle. Dealership indicated that this occurred because the steering wiring cable was grounded to a location where it should not have been. This resulted in the wiring being exposed and rubbed, causing an electrical short. To correct the failure dealership replaced the wiring harness.

car image   Wiring problem of the 2001 Chevrolet S10 9
Failure Date: 01/21/2004

While making a left turn vehicle stalled, and vehicle would not restart. Consumer had vehicle towed to the dealer for analysis, and mechanic determined that coil wire needed to be replaced due to a burn out.

car image   Wiring problem of the 2001 Chevrolet S10 10
Failure Date: 08/18/2003

Battery. . . Leaking acid out of the positive terminal. Across leads and down into the wiring. Replaced battery. Truck would not start and given funny readings from gauges.

car image   Wiring problem of the 1998 Chevrolet S10 11
Failure Date: 05/15/2003

Driver's side rear tail light blew out.

car image   Wiring problem of the 1998 Chevrolet S10 12
Failure Date: 04/01/2002

When the consumer went to change light bulb for the rear middle brake. There were burned wires inside of the brakes bracket. The dealership is aware of the problem.

car image   Wiring problem of the 1999 Chevrolet S10 13
Failure Date: 08/02/2000

Consumer has had multiple problems with vehicle. A/c wires burned out the clutch fan. Dealer claimed wires weren't where they were suppose to be. Cooling fan went through the hood. Dealer said it was a manufacturer's defect. A month ago when the a/c wires burned out, they detected it. Dealer didn't offer a loner vehicle.

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car image   Wiring problem of the 1996 Chevrolet S10 14
Failure Date: 08/31/1999

There was a battery leak. Fluid leaked onto the wiring harness cover and ate through to several wires. Also, defective brakes caused brake pads to wear out and rotors to corrode. Dealer has been contacted.

car image   Wiring problem of the 1996 Chevrolet S10 15
Failure Date: 04/14/1999

Wiring harness for ignition got burnt. Was too close to manifold & insulation had fused together. Was repaired. Electrical problem has since reappeared & vehcle had cut off. Vehicle is not drivable. Will be taking back to dealer to check out problem.

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