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2.5

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,276 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 #5

Jul 092005

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

My daughter used my vehicle last year. She opened the tailgate to put a bag of clothes in the bed of my 1998 Chevrolet Silverado and when she tried to close the tailgate the latches would not engage to keep the tailgate closed. After several attempts at closing the tailgate it finally engaged and stayed closed. As she began driving the latches again released and the tailgate fell open. Both support cables broke as described in the NHTSA campaign id number : 06V066000 for 1999 and 2000 Chevrolet Silverado and the tailgate fell off of the vehicle. I had to replace the support cables but the latches still do not hold and the tailgate continues to fall open on a regular basis. Just today 3/11/05 the tailgate fell open 5 times while I was driving.

- New Boston, MI, USA

problem #4

Jul 012003

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles
The contact stated tailgate attachment cables broke in half and the tailgate fell off the vehicle. The hinge and attachments were repaired. The vehicle was also having a problem with the ABS engaging at low speeds of 20 mph or less. The brake pedal must be depressed several times in order to stop completely. The vehicle has not been seen by a dealer for inspection. The ABS has not been repaired. The contact noticed recalls 04V129000 and 05V379000 online for both problems, but when she contacted the manufacturer she was told this vehicle was not included due to VIN.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #3

Jan 232005

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,000 miles
The support cables that retained the tailgate broke while loading a snow trailer, which caused the tailgate to collapse. No injuries to report. The dealer was notified. The dealer informed the consumer that the vehicle was not covered under a recall. The consumer stated that there were no weight restrictions posted for the capacity of the endgate. The consumer was loading a craftsman 5 hp compact snow thrower 165 lbs on the truck. The selling dealer offered to cover the cost of replacing the broken cables at their expense. The consumer stated the problem has nothing to do with the selling dealership but everything to do with General Motors the producer of the materials used in the manufacture of this vehicle. The consumer stated that he removed the transmission oil pan for fluid drainage. A transmission filter that would fit this vehicle as ordered from the selling dealer would not work with the transmission oil pan originally installed on the vehicle. The consumer had to purchase the correct transmission fluid pan that should have come on the vehicle.

- Watchung, NJ, USA

problem #2

Oct 122004

Silverado 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 106,690 miles
While standing on the tailgate the straps broke throwing the consumer onto the back of the cab. The consumer's vehicle is not included in the NHTSA recall.

- Burton, MI, USA

problem #1

Oct 122004

Silverado 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 106,690 miles
While standing on the tailgate the straps broke throwing the consumer onto the back of the cab. The consumer is not included in the NHTSA recall 04V129000.

- Burton, MI, USA

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