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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
13 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
10 / 1
Average Mileage:
23,000 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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2001 Chevrolet Silverado seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments

problem #16

Jan 012014

Silverado

  • 150,000 miles

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

I rear ended someone going about 70 mph and my air bags did not deploy.

- Moriston, FL, USA

problem #15

Jul 242014

Silverado 8-cyl

  • 99,000 miles
I was traveling about 30 miles per hour when I had to stop for a van ahead of me. I touched my brakes and the pedal went all the way to the floor. No brakes at all. Because of other traffic, and no time, I hit the van in the rear. Neither of the air bags deployed. The gentleman in the van had to go to the hospital. I had a bump on my leg, and my brother was not hurt. I just now have heard other stories of the same problem going on for years. This is not right.

- Kalamazoo, MI, USA

problem #14

Nov 142013

Silverado

  • miles
My fiance and I were driving home and as we entered town going approximately 35-45 mph the vehicle swerved off the road and collided into a telephone pole breaking it in half causing the top half of the telephone pole to swing down and smack into the windshield. He smacked his face off of the steering wheel and I was laying down on the seat and rolled off and broke the ashtray holder with my face. During the impact not a single airbag deployed even though the airbags were all in working order. The impact was so severe that the tailgate of the truck bent outward, the radiator was ripped out from beneath the vehicle and the front passenger side was totaled. I was then put into a neck brace, strapped to a gurney and rushed to the hospital. I will reiterate the fact that none of the airbags deployed causing the both of us to be injured. We luckily survived the crash but had the airbags deployed the both of us would have suffered minimal injuries.

- Whitehall, NY, USA

problem #13

Nov 132005

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,000 miles

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

My father, who is a mechanic, had a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado hd in perfect condition. On a Sunday afternoon with clear conditions, he was traveling to an apple orchard in Connecticut. Traveling about 30 M.P.H., he noticed a large vehicle backing out of a driveway. As a dump truck operator, he is well aware of the limited visibility in this particular vehicle and how difficult it would be for the vehicle to stop. So, he pushed the brakes in his vehicle and the brakes went all the way to the floor without any response. Realizing his brakes had failed, he immediately realized he needed to avoid colliding with the second vehicle. His quick response and experience behind the wheel allowed him to miss the second vehicle. He didn't want to hit the vehicle because he would have impacted the drivers side. Instead, his truck bolted into a stone wall, flipped and ended up in between two trees. His air bags never deployed. He landed in the yard of someone's home and the homeowner called the police. The police sited in his police report that the air bag failed and the brakes appeared to fail as well. My father ended up with a few scrapes and bruises and he is just glad everyone involved was alright. Chevrolet never took responsibility for this matter. His insurance company indicated that they would pursue legal action but it would be a long, difficult process. On the consumer protection website, it does indicate that Chevrolet had recalled a few of their vehicles because of anti-lock problems. However, the incident involving my father is due to entire brake failure. My fathers main mission now is to get the word out to prevent this from occurring to anyone else. As a mechanic, he always kept his vehicles in tip-top shape making sure everything was in good working order and free of dirt, debris or salt in the winter. It would be appreciated if you could look into this matter to prevent this unfortunate incident from happening to someone else.

- Middletown, CT, USA

problem #12

May 202005

Silverado 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado. The air bags did not deploy. The crash was a rollover and the bumper was bent in. Contact thought that if the bumper got bent in the air bags were suppose to deploy. Her husband was not wearing seat belt. They do know that speed was a factor in the accident. Police report and photographs are available.

- Seale, AL, USA

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problem #11

Dec 292004

Silverado 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,000 miles
Air bags failed to deploy in a 45 mph front end collision on my 2001 Chevrolet Silverado.

- Saspulpa, OK, USA

problem #10

Jun 252004

Silverado 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles

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

While driving consumer was towing a trailerthe driver's side rear tire treads separated from the trailer. Consumer was not able to maintain control of the vehicle, and collided into a concrete barrier. Upon impact, both frontal air bags did not deploy. Passenger sustained head injuries, and was transported to a hospital by an ambulance. Vehicle and trailer were totaled.

- Napa, CA, USA

problem #9

Dec 192001

Silverado

  • miles
Lawyer representing consumer who was injured when the driver's side airbag failed to deploy. (lawyer clyde jackson on behalf of client)*

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #8

Mar 122002

Silverado

  • miles
Problem with airbag system on 2001 Chevrolet pick up truck. The vehicle collided with a moving animal and the airbag(s) didn't deploy. (the animal was about six hundred pounds and the consumer had driven the vehicle at a normal speed)

- Unknown, DC, USA

problem #7

Dec 312002

(reported on)

Silverado

  • miles
While traveling at 65 mph, consumer states' another driver pulled infront and consumer hit that vehicle on its side. None of the vehicles are bags deployed. Consumer feels that this collision was a hard impact and airbags should have deployed.

- Greenbay, WI, USA

problem #6

Dec 202002

(reported on)

Silverado

  • miles

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

Consumer states: While driving at the speed of 45mph was involved in a frontal collision neither air bag deployed. Dealer has been notified. Please provided any additional in formation.

- Tyler, TX, USA

problem #5

Jul 242002

Silverado 4WD

  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Schuylkill Haven, PA, USA

problem #4

Mar 232002

Silverado

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer states while driving 30-35 mph without warning occurred in a frontal collision the air bags not deploy causing minor injuries. Nlm

- Union Town, OH, USA

problem #3

Mar 212001

Silverado

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Airbag light stayed on at all times. Front sensors were replaced twice, once in March, and again on the 2nd of May. Light was back on, and consumer was concerned if it will deploy if needed.

- Florence, TX, USA

problem #2

Oct 112000

Silverado

  • miles
To whom it may concern. My name is conrad duval and am employed at auburn metal fabrication as a shop supervisor.the company recently purchased this new vehicle which I use to go back and forth to work.well to get to the matter at hand the air bag light was staying on so we brought it in for service.a small mouse or rodent found a way into the fuse box and nauyed all the wiring and made a nest.I would think this compartment should be made less accessible to a mouse.damage is estimated at 2 to 3 thousand $ something is not right here.whats to say this won't happen again after its repaired.I would think this would not be safe if it wen't undetected.

- Turner, ME, USA

problem #1

Oct 112000

Silverado

  • miles
To whom it may concern. My name is conrad duval and am employed at auburn metal fabrication as a shop supervisor.the company recently purchased this new vehicle which I use to go back and forth to work.well to get to the matter at hand the air bag light was staying on so we brought it in for service.a small mouse or rodent found a way into the fuse box and nauyed all the wiring and made a nest.I would think this compartment should be made less accessible to a mouse.damage is estimated at 2 to 3 thousand $ something is not right here.whats to say this won't happen again after its repaired.I would think this would not be safe if it wen't undetected.

- Turner, ME, USA

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