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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1998 Chevrolet Silverado seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 152003

Silverado 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,000 miles

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

The vehicle was involved in a frontal collision at 40 mph, however the air bags failed to deploy.

- Mansfield, TX, USA

problem #3

Jul 222002

Silverado

  • miles
While driving through a pasture passenger's air bag deployed while child was in a saftey seat, and air bag switch was turned off. Dealer and manufacturer has been notified. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Van, TX, USA

problem #2

Dec 232000

Silverado 4WD

  • miles
Air bab did not deploy want to know if there is a recall on this matter.

- Newkirk, OK, USA

problem #1

Jan 271999

Silverado

  • miles
My wife was involved in a collision at 40 mph, in which the air bag did not deploy. Due to this failure, she began having premature contractions ( 7 1/2 months pregnant) after hitting the steering wheel of the vehicle with her stomach. Also caused her to be hospitalized for 2 days. Accident occurred to the front of the vehicle.

- Lawton, OK, USA

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