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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 022004

(reported on)

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles


While traveling at normal speed heard a noise, and suddenly the rear of the truck dropped. Dealer stated that left rear axle housing cracked in half. Consumer experienced numerous problems and manufacturing defects including weak welding resulted in recurrent loosening of both bedsides, metal fatigue resulting in the shearing of axle housing, and general malfunction of factory assembled components resulting in misalignment of the bed of the vehicle and malfunction of the tailgate. Also, vehicle seemed to loose power and road stability when turning right at low speed. Due to the problems experienced by consumer, vehicle was taken to dealership for repairs and replacement of defective components.

- Vail, AL, USA

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