Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.

Print this page


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
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.

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 electrical problems

electrical problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 1998 Chevrolet Silverado:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

1998 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 252002


  • miles


1998 Silverado ext. Cab - the vehicle had been sitting all afternoon of 10/24 and all night. Friday morning at about 6:15 I heard a horn blowing. I went outside to investigate and found the interior of my truck on fire. I have pictures (if you would like to see them). It is obvious that the fire started in the dash to left of the steering wheel. That section of the dash was melted beyond recognition. The windshield blew in the left hand corner and the driver's side window also blew. The left side of the steering wheel completely melted and the drivers seat was burnt to the floor. The rest of the interior burned also, but the heaviest burning was the front drivers side. The truck was deemed totaled. There is not doubt that the fire started in the left dash near the fuse door. I was told that there had been a recall for this problem, but I never received anything about it. If the melting plastic on the steering wheel had not set the horn off, we would have lost our home. Can you give me any information about this. I would be glad to send you the pictures if you like.

- Milton, WI, USA

Not what you are looking for?