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3.2

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,333 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 Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 012013

Silverado

  • 130,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 1998 Chevrolet Silverado. One year ago while driving approximately 45 mph the vehicle lunged forward, began to accelerate and respond as if it were a standard vehicle. The failure occurred intermittently; however, more recently it began to occur every time he drove the vehicle. When the failure occurred the vehicle lunged forward and was within one inch of a crash forcing the contact to apply the brake pedal with excessive force. The contact stated that the transmission/ccc solenoid does not disengage while releasing the accelerator pedal. All of the warning lights on the instrument panel were illuminated. A complaint was filed with the manufacturer; however, they did not offer or provide any assistance. The contact replaced every component in the transmission in order to correct the failure; however, the failure continued to occur. He was unable to drive the vehicle for two days due to the safety risk. The contact added an on/off switch that controlled the tcc solenoid. The failure was not diagnosed by the dealer. The current mileage was 140,000. The approximate failure mileage 130,000.

- Yazoo, MS, USA

problem #2

Oct 152000

Silverado

  • miles
Sudden acceleration; at 28,000 miles 1st incident occurred when releasing brake pedal after starting. Vehicle taken to dealer and had some repairs made. At 46,000 miles problem reoccured. Returned to dealer for some more repairs. Currently, at 48,000 miles problem reoccurring. Please feel free to provide any further details.

- Nickelsville, VA, USA

problem #1

Jun 081999

(reported on)

Silverado

  • miles
Cruise control not working. Nlm

- Memphis, TN, USA

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