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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
500,000 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.

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.

2003 Chevrolet Silverado accessories - interior problems

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2003 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 182006

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Drivers seat heater element burned out. Repair showed significant charring of the element fabric and seat foam.

- Mocksville, NC, USA

problem #1

Jun 292003

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 999,999 miles
(1) na; (2) seat heater control switch location. Easy/often inadvertant activation when operating window or mirror controls. Activation is not noticed because the indicator lights do not face the driver. The first indication is when your butt starts to fry. Attempts to deactivate the heater is dangerous because the indicator lights do not face the driver so you have to divert your attention from the road to operate the heater. I have run off the road several times trying to turn off the heater while driving. Also, the seat heater gets too hot and presents a risk of burn injuiry or fire. (3) todate nothing.

- South Bend, IN, USA

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