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3.5

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,184 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 windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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1998 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments

problem #18

Dec 312007

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,850 miles

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

The wipers stopped working. It needs a new motor.

- Vassar, MI, USA

problem #17

Aug 012006

Silverado 8-cyl

  • miles
The windshield wipers on my 1998 Chevrolet Silverado pickup don't work all the time. The wiper motor appears to be the same as the 1997 Chevrolet pickup for which a recall has been issued.

- Haysville, KS, USA

problem #16

Jul 012005

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles
: the contact stated the windshield wiper motor intermittently does not work. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection or repair.

- Rosman, NC, USA

problem #15

Nov 292003

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

The contact stated that on November 29, 2003 they windshield wipers would work intermittently. Recall campaign# 00000165325 was issued for the windshield wiper motor, however this vehicle was not included due to VIN. The consumer had taken the vehicle to the dealer, and they suggested that the contact would have to pay out of pocket to have the vehicle fixed. The contact stated that this was the same circuit board failure that was mentioned in the recall. The consumer could hear a noise coming from windshield wiper motor like it was attempting to work. (11/15/05)

- Lake Almanor, CA, USA

problem #14

Jun 022005

Silverado 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 112,000 miles
Consumer states: The windshield wiper motor has a short in it, the windsheild wipers will just quit. If you pull over and wiggle a plug then they'll work, but will quit again going down the road.

- Cedar Lake , IN, USA

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problem #13

Jan 142005

Silverado 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 71,775 miles
Windshield wipers just quit during operation. Switching between pulse and continuous operation sometimes restores operation, but they quit again. Problem seems to be getting worse.

- Smyrna, TN, USA

problem #12

Nov 302004

Silverado 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While driving in inclement weather windshield wipers came on and off intermittently. Consumer took vehicle to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that the VIN number was not included.

- Crestview, FL, USA

problem #11

Aug 222004

Silverado 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving in inclement windshield wipers operated on their own. And intermittently they failed. This caused poor visibility to the driver. Consumer was able to maintain control of the vehicle, and drove it home. The cause had not been determined at this time.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #10

Jun 302004

Silverado

  • miles
While driving in inclement weather windshield wipers came on and off on their own. Consumer drove the vehicle to the dealer for inspection, and dealer was aware this was an intermittent problem.

- Gainesville, TX, USA

problem #9

May 092004

Silverado

  • 86,000 miles
While driving at 65 mph in a rain storm the windshield wipers suddenly quit working. This resulted in poor visibility. When this occurred consumer immediately pulled over to the side of the road and waited until the rain storm stopped. This happened because the solder joint near the wiring harness connector cracked. The windshield wiper motor circuit and cover needed to be replaced as stated in the windshield wiper wiring recall 98V1500001.

- Brockport, NY, USA

problem #8

Mar 052004

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • 85,000 miles

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

While driving in rainy weather front windshield wipers failed. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem. The consumer indicated that 1997 and 1999 siilverdao's were recalled for wiper problems.

- Babson Park, FL, USA

problem #7

Apr 012003

Silverado 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 124,000 miles
As described in the windshield motor failure issues concerning the 94 to 97 Chevrolet pickup truck models, my 1998 Silverado extended cab is experiencing the same exact defect. I have no idea how many failures it has had because it is a consistent problem. This issue has been going on since April of 2003 and has gotten progressively worse. I almost totaled out my truck in dallas back in October during a rainstorm due to system failure. They pretty much work when they want to. And its usually not when I need them. Same part as in 97 issues, same problem, but no recall or replacement. Really makes me want to buy another Chevy truck!!! yeah right!!!

- Longview, TX, USA

problem #6

Jan 062004

(reported on)

Silverado

  • miles
While driving intermittently windshield wipers stopped working. Dealership was unable to detect the cause of problem.

- Cave Creek, AZ, USA

problem #5

Sep 052003

Silverado 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,679 miles
While driving in the rain windshield wipers worked intermittently. The wiper motor recall did not cover the consumer's 1998 Silverado, only up to 1997. The vehicle experienced the exact same symptoms stated in recall 03V-159000.

- Montgomery, AL, USA

problem #4

Jul 302003

(reported on)

Silverado

  • miles
The windshield wiper module malfunctioned and was replaced in August 2002.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #3

May 022003

Silverado

  • miles
While driving the windshield wiper came on and then went off. This was an intermittent problem.

- Montgomery, AL, USA

problem #2

Aug 212002

Silverado

  • miles
While driving in a heavy rain storm windshield wipers quit working without warning, almost causing an accident. Contacted dealer. There was a malfunction in the module unit in the motor.

- Perry, OK, USA

problem #1

Jun 081999

(reported on)

Silverado

  • miles
Windshield wiper not covered under recall notice due to VIN. Nlm

- Memphis, TN, USA

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