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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,106 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.

2004 Chevrolet Silverado body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2004 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 142012


  • 40,322 miles


All my lines under truck rusted out brake lines shift linkage transmission lines. Brakes were the worst lines popped from rust.I keep this truck in a garage not used commercially. I'm a hospice nurse and need to get where I'm going. I keep this truck mint detailed twice a year professionally maintained every 3000 miles.[xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Weston, MA, USA

problem #3

Jan 012005

Silverado 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,000 miles
While driving between 40-60 mph vibration from the frame. Suspension vibration or frame beaming. It is as if there is a flat tire, the car wobbles. Very eerie feeling to be driving and this to happen. A new set of tires have been placed on front. Complained to GM, no recall but would be notified if there was. Taken to dealers who recognized this was the problem but did not do anything about.

- Potterville, MI, USA

problem #2

Feb 012005

Silverado 8-cyl

  • miles
A clunking noise could be heard under the consumer's 2004 Chevrolet Silverado while in motion. The vehicle had been taken to the dealer 3-4 times for repairs. The consumer was informed that the defect could not be repaired.

- North Lauderdale, FL, USA

problem #1

Jan 022005

Silverado 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100 miles
Tailgate problem, drivers seat failure, cruise control failure, declining brake effectiveness, water leaking in drivers door, electrical failure in radio, power mirrors. Owner returned truck to bank for vol.repo.feeling this truck was becoming more unsafe to drive, this among other circumstances.

- Maceo, KY, USA

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