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3.2

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,167 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

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1998 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments

problem #6

May 102012

Silverado

  • 127,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 1998 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that the vehicle would not start. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who stated the failure found was related to the security system. The vehicle was repaired by replacing the ignition. The failure recurred approximately six times. The dealer was unable to determine the exact failure. The manufacturer was not made aware. The VIN was unavailable. The current mileage was 135,000. The failure mileage was 127,000.

- Cape Coral, FL, USA

problem #5

Oct 252004

Silverado 8-cyl

  • 130,000 miles
While driving on the road after about 5 minutes, an odor of smoke came from under the hood. The consumer stopped on the side of the road, looked under the hood and everything seemed fine. When the driver returned to the cab of the vehicle, it was filled with smoke. The fire dept was called to the scene to put out the fire.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #4

Jan 272004

Silverado 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles
The vehicle had problems with the taillights, dash board lights and the headlights. The dealer indicated there was an electrical problem. The problem went back because dealer only patched the wire instead of replacing them. Dealer now removed the dashboard to work on the problem.

- Nashville, GA, USA

problem #3

Jul 222003

Silverado 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Consumer called complaining about electrical problems. An electrical problem caused a fire on driver's door. The manufacturer was not contacted at the time of this call.

- Denver, NC, USA

problem #2

Jun 132003

(reported on)

Silverado

  • miles
When getting out of vehicle, the occupants received an electrical shock.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #1

Jul 242001

(reported on)

Silverado

  • miles
Evo or steering wheel sensor fails and causes loss of pressure on the steering wheel. This results in unintentional movement of the steerig wheel. Consumer believes this is common problem of GM vehicles and that there should be an immediate campaign to recall for the safety of the public.

- Cedar Bluff, VA, USA

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