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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,535 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 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2004 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #2

May 182004


  • 9,000 miles


The vehicle has problems shifting from first to second gear. Sometimes the gears change smoothly, and other times there is a thumping sound accompanied by jerking. This problem has occurred at least four times in the last month. In addition when making the transition from a low speed to a higher speed the vehicle's transmission would not engage into the proper gear. This made it seem like the vehicle was in neutral. The dealer fixed the problem with a retrofit kit and the vehicle seems to be working fine. The vehicle's cd player was not functioning properly. The dealer replaced and reprogrammed the cd player.

- Yakima, WA, USA

problem #1

Dec 272003

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,700 miles
Hard shifting from 1st to 2nd gear - slipping into overdrive - eventually failing to upshift untill RPM reached aprx 3500.

- Midland, MI, USA

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