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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,088 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Chevrolet Silverado lights problems

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2001 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments

problem #3

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 #2

Apr 172009


  • 131,000 miles
- the contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado. While traveling 45 mph the vehicle went over a bump, which caused the vehicle's headlights to turn off. He tried to turn the headlights back on, but they wouldn't power back on. He turned on the high beams and they would work, the problem was with the low beams. The following day he took the vehicle apart and he found that the wire that feeds the multi function switch and the combination switch had melted due to a T wilt function in the insulation and had turned black, which was due to high heat. It could have caught on fire. He did the repair job himself, but he believes that it could cause a fire on another vehicle and that it should be recalled. The current and failure mileage was 131,000.

- Waring, MI, USA

problem #1

May 022005

Silverado 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,765 miles
The consumer stated there was a failure of the automatic lighting system at night. Reported at 2:05 am 4-20-02 to onstar and to the dealer in April. They tried to duplicate the problem, they said they couldn't replace the component because they couldn't duplicate the problem.

- Kerrville, TX, USA

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