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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.

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1998 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 272001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Consumer states that while traveling at 45 to 50 mph, the throttle was stuck wide open, didn't disengage when consumer apllied brakes really hard. Consumer states engine reved up and consumer put emergency brake on. Vehicle still would not stop. Consumer had to shut engine off. Nlm consumer states even after shutting off engine and restarting, the acceleration continued.

- Pomona, CA, USA

problem #2

Apr 102001

(reported on)


  • miles
From early after we purchased the vehicle, we have had trouble. When you take your foot off the accelerator, it will oftentimes not slow down and sometimes even speed up. We have taken it to bale Chevrolet on several occasions and told they could find nothing wrong. We wrote to Chevrolet who contacted paul wilkerson at bale Chevrolet who told them the vehicle is "operating as designed" even though he was aware of the problem and his mechanics had driven the vehicle around their parking lot at 40 mph without using the accelerator. We recently took it to another dealership and they informed us that GM/Chevrolet was aware of the problem, but no fix had been found for it. This problem is, in my opinion, a safety hazard not only to us as the owners, but to others on the road as well. It seems that if GM/Chevrolet was aware of the problem, they would have at least notified all the dealerships and owners and given us some options for remedy.

- Benton, AR, USA

problem #1

Jul 011999


  • miles
Ongoing problem with vehicle hesitating / stalling at a stop position. When applying the accelerator pedal carburetor flooded. Vehicle been inspected/repairs on two occasions, and been to two different dealers, and problem still reoccurring.

- Toledo, OH, USA

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