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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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.

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1998 Chevrolet Silverado electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments

problem #6

Aug 152002

(reported on)

Silverado

  • miles

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

Ac delco battery leaked acid from positive side-mount terminal, slightly corroding the replacement brake hoses under battery and could have caused failure of original brake hoses.

- Alvin, TX, USA

problem #5

Jun 232002

Silverado

  • miles
Positive battery terminal leaked acid onto positive cables causing main ECM to short and turn off truck while driving. Also, found acid had eaten through the alternator charging wire and insulation causing a possible fire potential if not found

- Mckinney, TX, USA

problem #4

Nov 302001

Silverado

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 40 mph vehicle stalled.also, dealer replaced positive post connector of battery.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #3

Sep 172000

Silverado

  • miles

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

Brakes failed due to battery acid leak on brake tubing

- Florence, AL, USA

problem #2

Sep 182000

(reported on)

Silverado

  • miles
Factory installed battery is leaking acid onto metal tubing of the brake line causing it to corrode and eat line away, resulting in loss of brakes.

- Florence, AL, USA

problem #1

Jun 081999

(reported on)

Silverado

  • miles
Battery failed. Nlm

- Memphis, TN, USA

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