Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
377710018585Fuel and temperature gauge inoperative, low fuel and battery light on, prndl inoperative. *tt01/06/2006
3170B10017165Instrument panel cluster interior and/or head lamps flicker. *tt10/26/2005
335910013530Interior lights inoperative after bcm replacement b2618 diagnostic trouble code. *tt04/21/2005
313001/01/200410010053Instrument cluster prndl inoperative and or battery light on. *sc11/03/2004
3031A01/01/200410009647Driver information center (dic) stays in bulb check. *tt10/14/2004
0201001/01/200410007296Ipc (instrument panel cluster) interior head lamps flicker on 99-04 chevrolet, gmc and cadillac full size trucks and utilities as well as other models. *tt06/09/2004
0164201/01/200410007235Ipc (instrument panel cluster) gauge fluctuation after key-off. *tt06/04/2004
00149D01/01/200400149C10005439Malfunction indicator lamp on with a p0300 set and a misfire. various models including 1996 - 1999 p32 models. sit bulletin 1416475. *tt02/27/2004
00149C11/18/200310004223Malfunction indicator lamp on with a p0300 set and a misfire. various models including the 1996-1999 p32 and the 1996-2002 gmc c/k truck. *tt11/21/2003
26070207/26/2002637325Some vehicles may exhibit a no start condition adter sitting over 24 hours and / or rear tailgate glass is inoperative. *tt11/22/2002
010856001A06/01/2001010856001623034Some customers may comment that the security lamp illuminates while driving; engine cranks but will not start; and / or the engine starts then stalls and the security lamp is flashing. *tt10/25/2001
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - WIRING - REAR COMPARTMENT/TRUNK
25020202/25/2002629824Information on replacing corroded trailer pre-wire harness at the rear bumper. *tt04/09/2002

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
04/25/2012160000
 The steering column multifunction switch (hazard) has stopped functioning causing a cascade failure to braking system lights, dash lights and ignition.
04/25/2012160000
 The steering column multifunction switch (hazard) has stopped functioning causing a cascade failure to braking system lights, dash lights and ignition.
04/25/2012160000
 The steering column multifunction switch (hazard) has stopped functioning causing a cascade failure to braking system lights, dash lights and ignition.
04/25/2012160000
 The steering column multifunction switch (hazard) has stopped functioning causing a cascade failure to braking system lights, dash lights and ignition.
04/25/2012160000
 The steering column multifunction switch (hazard) has stopped functioning causing a cascade failure to braking system lights, dash lights and ignition.
04/16/201061000
 The reason there is so many accidents & deaths with cell phone use is the phone & auto makers dont really care.all that needs to be done is have the cell phone receive a signal from the vehicle speed sensor to interrupt or stop the incoming/outgoing cell phone signal as soon as the wheels on the car move.when the car is parked again the cell phone signal re-activates.come on people with the electronic wisards we have today this would be a slam dunk.the phone &car makers may have to spend another dollar or 2,on safety but i think it is worth it .the texting and talking violations would decrease also.i will be surprized if this is even read or forwarded the the people that really care.all they care about today is $$$ .please prove me wrong
06/08/200448362207/27/1999
 1. while driving the truck at aproximately 65 mph with the cruise control and air conditioner on, but no radio the truck just died while i was in the outer lane of the highway. no noise, it just lost power and died. i manged to get the truck into the other lane and off the highway as it slowed down luckely with out injury to myself, my passanger or anyone else on the highway. 2. on a truck with no more then 48,362 miles i experienced transmission failure. according to the mechanic the transmission pump exploded with no apparent cause. all parts on the truck appear to be in new condition even though the vehical is 5 years old. several of the original stickers from the factory are still visable with no sign of ware. i have all maintaince records on the truck available to show it has been properly maintained. the transmission flued and filter where not scheduled for maintaince until 50,000 miles. 3. the transmission had to be replaced on the truck and i have saved the old parts for examination. the mechanic noted that the original part was reordered but had been changed by the manufacture to a new part # due to problems with the old. transmission parts where replaced with new general motors parts. *ak
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - BATTERY
09/30/2000111/01/1998
 This is the 2nd s-10 series chevrolet truck i have owned in the past 4 years and the same problems associated with this make and model are still present with my newer one. the most particular one is the leaking engine oil lines, which is a wide spread issue with the gm s-10 family (3 week back log just to get the parts). i'm also a member of a mailing list associated with the s-10 series trucks by gm and it contains well over 200 members most of which have experienced identical problems with this particular make/ model. i'm not in any way, shape or form dissatisfied with the dealer here in virginia that has performed any of my repairs and i'm also not dissatisfied with the dealer i purchased the truck from when new. per the on-line nhtsa home page it states that it is not necessary to receive numerous complaints on a vehicle to have the nhtsa investigate. however, if action is not taken to resolve this obvious flaw in the design of gm's s-series line up i fear other hard working citizens who purchase this vehicle will also have to be subjected to the well known (but not documented?) problems associated with it. if necessary i can provide documentation for all the repairs i have been unlucky enough to encounter. i can also encourage others on the mailing list to file similar complaints here until the necessary people needing to be involve force the manufacture to issue a recall to fix this ongoing design flaw. this design flaw has cost many of us out pocket expenses and time on what should not be consider a normal part of regular maintenance on a vehicle. i appreciate your time and cooperation on this and hope we can work together to expedite a solid solution that would re-establish the consumer's faith in the gm product. please feel free to contact me for any further details in regards to my complaint. best regards, jerry kocher email: jerrykocher@home.com
09/11/2000
 Ac delco battery came original with the vehicle, leaked acid onto brake line which cause no braking ability, almost resulting in a crash. dealer replaced battery. please provide further information. *ak
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS
02/01/1999
 Headlights and instrument lights failed intermittently during normal operation of vehicle. dealership has examined vehicle numerous times, and has been unable to remedy the problem. please provide any additional information / documentation.*ak
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - IGNITION
1
 Plug wires failed. nlm
02/25/1999202/01/1999
 2/25/99 truck was taken to serra chev in jackson for clutch adjustment, smell of burning odor, drivers door hard to shut, drivers seat belt locks up on straight and level. 3/1/99 engine quit while driving 35-40mph. towed to serra chevrolet. wire was found burnt at trans and dist. 3/6/99 truck again quit while driving at approx. 30 mph in 2nd gear. tires locked up and truck coasted to stop. this is a 4 lane,55mph highway. was nearly hit by vehicle behind. lost all power including steering. truck is again sitting at serra chevrolet here in jackson. this vehicle needs immediate recall for smell of something burning and twice for shutting off while driving, before it causes a serious accident.
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - IGNITION - SWITCH
2
 Ignition broke consumer had it repaired and it broke again on the same day.again switch seized had to replace case, retaines, cable asembly,switch, and cyliner.*et
2
 Ignition broke consumer had it repaired and it broke again on the same day.again switch seized had to replace case, retaines, cable asembly,switch, and cyliner.*et
03/11/19995
 Had key in the ignition & steering wheel & transmission locked up. vehicle had to be towed three different times when the vehicle shut off. *ak
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - WIRING
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. *ak
02/25/1999202/01/1999
 2/25/99 truck was taken to serra chev in jackson for clutch adjustment, smell of burning odor, drivers door hard to shut, drivers seat belt locks up on straight and level. 3/1/99 engine quit while driving 35-40mph. towed to serra chevrolet. wire was found burnt at trans and dist. 3/6/99 truck again quit while driving at approx. 30 mph in 2nd gear. tires locked up and truck coasted to stop. this is a 4 lane,55mph highway. was nearly hit by vehicle behind. lost all power including steering. truck is again sitting at serra chevrolet here in jackson. this vehicle needs immediate recall for smell of something burning and twice for shutting off while driving, before it causes a serious accident.
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - WIRING - FRONT UNDERHOOD
07/02/2003600001
 Consumer pulled into a parking lot when smoke began emitting from under the hood. vehicle then caught on fire under the hood. transmission fluid was just flushed approximately 1 hour before incident occurred.*ak
06/17/20021
 While driving 30-35 mph, a fire started in the engine compartment. dealer and manufacturer were notified. *ak the engine had already stopped and vehicle was coasting when the fire became evident. the brakes were non-funtional, consumer stopped the vehicle by means of emergency brake. truck was consumed and totally engulfed in about five minutes. total loss. *scc
01/27/2000
 While driving down the road abs light came on briefly.also, there was a burning smell on the passenger's side in the computer area. contacted dealer, he couldn't find the cause. *ak
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - WIRING - INTERIOR/UNDER DASH
05/13/2004320001
 The lighting inside the instrument panel failed to work. the consumer was unable to see the warning icons. *ak there was also a problem with the a/c which did not get cold. *sc *jb