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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Chevrolet Silverado body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1998 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 082005

Silverado 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


The driver's seat overheated while driving. The driver sustained injuries to both legs. The driver went to the hospital the next day. Driver took vehicle to the dealer, and mechanic determined that the left seat needed to be replaced. The consumer stated that the tailgate cables failed twice.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #1

Mar 092004

(reported on)


  • 5,000 miles
Consumer indicated that the straps on tailgate were stretched out on one side. As a result, one side was longer than the other side, and could break at anytime. Dealership replaced the straps 3 times, but the problem recurred.

- East Falmouth, MA, USA

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