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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,600 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.

2001 Chevrolet Silverado cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2001 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments

problem #5

Mar 102002

Silverado 6-cyl

  • 1,500 miles


103,000 miles on 2001 Chevy. Silverado P/U, 4th time that brakes need to be replaced, anti lock noise was constant since taking delivery from dealer. Was told this was normal sound. I don't think so. Many close calls for rear end collisions which would have been my fault esp. At speeds as low as 30 mph. Just found out that there may be a problem. Also, antifreeze complaint with smell. Smell makes us nauseous.faucet -running sound coming from just below dash but under hood, paid dealer to fix twice, went back to GM dealer to try and remedy for the third time since it was still under the shops warranty and of course no longer in business. Last complaint, daytime running lamps need to be replaced all the time. Replaced one day, less than 48 hours later, need to be replace again. Rusted from water in headlamp.

- Teaticket, MA, USA

problem #4

Feb 092006

Silverado 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,500 miles
A "low coolant" warning was displayed & I had to add coolant frequently. The intake manifold gasket had to be replaced at a substantial cost. I understand that the manufacturer had issued a service report that replacement gaskets would be different. I looked at the new one to be installed and it is made of metal and rubber. The original is made of plastic and rubber. Obviously the metal against metal will make a better seal than plastic against metal. This has occurred in the last 6 months on a 2000 Silverado 1/2 ton and a 2001 Silverado 1/2 ton extended cab. I drive both vehicles daily.

- Joplin, MO, USA

problem #3

Jul 062004

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 66,000 miles
No crash. Low coolant light illuminated. Added coolant a couple of time and light would reappear after a week or so of driving. Dealer examined truck and found head gaskets leaking from loose head bolts and apparently factory defect. Cost of $1100 to repair. Mileage at 65,000. First repair.

- Fredericksburg, TX, USA

problem #2

Nov 252001

Silverado 4WD

  • miles
When I have my plow on the truck it will over heat and fog up allthe windows. The windows fog up so fast and so much that it is hard to pull off the road because you cant see. I told the dealer about this last year and they said that if they did not see it happen they could not fix it. As soon as I put my plow on this year it did it again. Now the dealer said that they have had other complaints about it and they don't know how to fix it. They said it is a design flaw with my truck. They are trying to find a way to fix it but in the mean time I am driving my family around in an unsafe vehicle.

- West Seneca, NY, USA

problem #1

Jan 102002

Silverado 4WD Diesel

  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Coeburn, VA, USA

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