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2001 Chevrolet Silverado windows / windshield problems: power window stopped working

Power Window Stopped Working

2001 Chevrolet Silverado

This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Chevrolet dealer.

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7.7

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$252.00
Average Mileage:
60,114 miles
Total Complaints:
18 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace window regulator and motor (12 reports)
  2. replaced track and regulator (3 reports)
  3. not sure (2 reports)
  4. replace cable (1 reports)
2001 Chevrolet Silverado windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2001 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments

problem #18

Jun 152008

Silverado LS 4.8L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,000 miles

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

Did repair myself. Window regulator messed up and cable mis-spooled and broke. The $143 cost was for OEM parts that should have cost $40 at most. A few tracks, wire rope and plastic spool with case to bolt onto motor. The design apparently mates with a Siemens motor. The wire rope winds up from each track simultaneously onto a plastic spool that is grooved for the wire rope so it winds up neatly. Apparently the grooves do not do their job for very long and you get a jammed situation. Tried to rewind the spool and got a jam the very first time it spooled. This design is cheap, if a durable spool was used with better wire rope grooves it should last for a long time!

- , Seaford, VA, USA

problem #17

Apr 282011

Silverado LS 4.8L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,500 miles

A repeat on the passengers side window of previous drivers side window. I do not even bother complaining to Chevy, they know they have a problem but survival is on the top of their list, perhaps their parts supplier can improve the spool?

With gas prices the way they are, I think trucks are not on the priority list!

- , Seaford, VA, USA

problem #16

Jun 242003

Silverado LS 1500 5.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,911 miles

This Was The First Time It Happened With The Passenger Window It Would Not Go Up Dealer Replaced Regulator

- , Hazel Park, MI, USA

problem #15

May 042009

Silverado LS 1500 5.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,142 miles

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

This Was The Second Time This Happened To The Same Window On The Passenger Side I Think There Was A Defect From The Mfg

- , Hazel Park, MI, USA

problem #14

Apr 022010

Silverado LS 5.3L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 170,000 miles

Power window would go down but not back up. But if you waited a day or two it would work again. Now it's gone up but won't go down. And its summer. And its hot. Going to replace the regulator and motor and see how long it lasts. But first I have to hit the "Add Another Complaint" button.

- , Charlotte, NC, USA

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problem #13

Oct 312007

Silverado Extended Cab V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,000 miles

Drivers auto window was hard to lower then cable must have come off track and broke, window was stuck in down position in the fall during the raining season in Oregon, I took door panel apart, I bought online replace cable unit and installed my self. I've been waiting for the right side window to do the same thing. The one I installed works much much better then the original one. Just take it show when removing the door panel make sure you find all the screws and parts to remove.

- , Milwaukie, OR, USA

problem #12

Aug 242009

Silverado LX V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,500 miles

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

Can anyone help???

Now I am trying to figure out how to get door apart to access inside and replace cable --- shops (Alton's Tire & Auto) want $80 bucks to diagnose problem before they tell me how much it will be to repair (what a rip off!) even though I know what's wrong with it holding the cable in my hand!!!

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> plus here's my reply to another Autobeef user:

Got about 88k miles on mine too. Your description sounds just like what just happened to mine. Mine is a broke cable - I determined this by removing the door panel. If you want details on removing the door panel let me know - it is simple once you do it BUT do not try to "pull" panel off like in the old days - it "hooks" in --- actually pretty well designed compared to what I was used to.

Hope this helps.

Richard

- , Coeur D'alene, ID, USA

problem #11

Jan 012008

Silverado 1500 V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles

I will probably have to tear apart the damn door to fix this

- , Shawnee, OH, USA

problem #10

Oct 142008

Silverado 1500 V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 88,000 miles

power window on driver side stopped working. There is motor noise. Seems to be off track. I need to know how to fix it, remove door cover, etc. Thanks.

- , Purcell, OK, USA

problem #9

May 222006

(reported on)

Silverado LS

  • 50,000 miles

Unable to raise window after it was lowered. This problem happened to both driver and passenger windows. within 9 months of each other. Power window motor became inoperable.

- , Great Mills, MD, USA

problem #8

Mar 142008

Silverado 1500 5.3L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles

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

47000 miles and the window regulator cable rusted and broke (drivers door). replaced it with aftermarket regulator which worked about 5 days. When I went to roll the window down, it went down and never came up. Doesn't even sound like the motor is working. I see this happened to more than just me. Maybe Chevy should try to fix the design.

- , Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #7

Nov 112007

(reported on)

Silverado 1500 5.3lV8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

POWER WINDOW DRIVERS SIDE FAILED AT ABOUT 45,OOO MILES,HAD REGULATOR&MOTOR REPLACED WITH AFTERMARKET PARTS. THEN AT ABOUT 48,000 MILES SAME THING ON PASSENGER SIDE,AND AGAIN HAD IT REPLACED WITH AFTERMARKET PARTS. OH AND GUESS WHAT? AT ABOUT 55,OOO MILES YOU GOT IT-DRIVERS SIDE WENT DOWN AND WOULD NOT GO UP.NOW I AM ALL BENT OUT OF SHAPE. GOT ON A MISSION WITH G.M. CUSTOMER SERVICE,AND AFTER PESTERING THEM FOR ABOUT TWO WEEKS FOR SOME HELP REPAIRING POWER WINDOW,WAS FINALLY TOLD THEY HAVE NOT HAD ENOUGH COMPLAINTS TO JUSTIFY HELPING ME TO ABSORB THE COST TO REPAIR POWER WINDOW.WENT TO LOCAL CHEV.DEALER WHERE I HAVE BOUGHT CARS&TRUCKS IN THE PAST TO SEE IF THEY WOULD HELP.WAS TOLD THERE TUFF LUCK.SO THIS IS THE THIRD REGULATOR&MOTOR THAT HAD TO BE REPLACED.THIS TIME REPAIR WAS DONE AT DEALERSHIP AT ABOUT $375.OO DO THE MATH.I HAVE GOT ABOUT $1075.00 IN POWER WINDOW REPAIRS ON A TRUCK WITH 57,000 MILES ON IT.SAD PART IS I AM A RETIRED G.M.PRODUCTION WORKER,AND I THOUGHT WE TOOK PRIDE IN OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO BUILD A QUALITY PRODUCT AND TO TAKE CARE OF OUR CUSTOMERS.I CAN UNDERSTAND WHY PEOPLE GET PISSED WHEN THEY HAVE MULTIPLE PROBLEMS WITH THE SAME ISSUES.WAKE UP AMERICA WE ARE LOSING CUSTOMERS TO FOREIGN AUTOMAKERS.I SEE I AM NOT THE ONLY ONE WITH MULTIPLE POWER WINDOW PROBLEMS.THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME TO WHINE ABOUT MY MULTIPLE POWER WINDOW PROBLEMS.KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK AUTO BEEF.AND REMEMBER TO BUY AMERICAN///

- , Riverview, MI, USA

problem #6

Aug 262007

(reported on)

Silverado 150 4.8L 8CLY

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

This problem with the window regulator has hit me three times, twice on the drivers side and once on the passengers side, GM replaced the 1st one on the drivers side and when the passengers side went my truck was out of the warranty, so I replaced it my self with after market parts, so far so good, but you can bet each time I open my windows I am concerned. I think this problem should have been a recall. also I think GM should be using sissor/bar system.

- , South Amherst, OH, USA

problem #5

Mar 082007

(reported on)

Silverado 2500HD 350

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

power window passenger side went down wont come back up dealer says it is the regulator going to try to fix it myself

- , Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

problem #4

Jan 182007

(reported on)

Silverado LS Z71 5.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

Starting about 50,000 miles the driver's window regulator failed. This was in 2003. It has happened four times now (2 driver side & 2 passenger side). The dealer said it is common and a bad design. Corporate denies any knowledge of problems. Numerous other things have failed as well. Last GM product for me!

- , Tonawanda, NY, USA

problem #3

Dec 272006

(reported on)

Silverado LS 5.3

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

Replaced BOTH window motors due to the cable rusting out and breaking.

Aftermarket replacement parts are total junk and the motors have failed 4 times.

Replace aftermarket motor with stock motor before installing new window regulators!!

- , Plainfield, NJ, USA

problem #2

Dec 292006

(reported on)

Silverado 5.0 V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,000 miles

thought it was expensive, right after christmas.. sheeesh hoping I can find aftermarket version before it happens again

- , Lebanon, NH, USA

problem #1

Nov 302006

(reported on)

Silverado 1500 Z71 5.3L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles

I had the truck for 1 year and the driver window went part way down and just stopped. I took it to the Chev dealer and had the motor and regulator replaced..$260. 4 months later the passenger window would not go down. Bought an aftermarket motor and regulator and replaced it myself...$150. Now the Driver window is not working again.

- , Attleboro, MA, USA

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