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1.4

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
123,000 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.

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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 engine problems

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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Owner Comments

problem #7

Dec 022014

Silverado 2500

  • 114,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500. The contact stated that the vehicle idled roughly, causing the engine to stall. The failure occurred on several occasions. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that the crankshaft position sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and was informed that the VIN was not included under NHTSA campaign number 07V521000 (engine and engine cooling). The failure mileage was 114,000.

- Glencoe, MN, USA

problem #6

Oct 162014

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 99,000 miles
First incident: Vehicle driven 100 miles and then shut off for about 6 hours. Started right up and moved about 100 yards and shut off for about 30 minutes. Tried to start it and wouldn't start. After about 15 minutes, it started and vehicle driven home without further problem. Second incident, vehicle stall while moving in city traffic (about 35 mph). Came to a stop at the bottom of a busy underpass near a major intersection. I called 911 and asked that a wrecker be dispatched. As 911 waiting for a response from the wrecker company (two to three minutes), the vehicle started and I returned to my residence. Scan with obd device indicated crankshaft position sensor failure. Internet research of the problem confirms. Your investigation EA06-016 and subsequent NHTSA campaign number 07V521000 crankshaft position sensor indicates a safety recall. For some reason, GM (denny menholt Chevrolet) as well as your website, indicates no recalls on this vehicle. I have an appointment at the above dealership on 10/22 to have the cps replaced. Why isn't my vehicle part of the recall? the stall while moving at 35 mph was dangerous and the repair is expensive! thank you. I look forward to hearing from you.

- Billings, MT, USA

problem #5

Jun 302014

Silverado 2500 6-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
Driving down I25 in Colorado truck simply quit running was able to restart after pulling over to side of hwy. Has happened multiple times since, often twice a day, one or two time going to work and the same going home. Very often the truck restarts right away, but sometimes it has to set for several minutes before it will restart. The engine quitting problem has happened at various speeds from hwy speeds to slow city driving. It has also happened at times when leaving a stop light or stop sign.

- Northglenn, CO, USA

problem #4

Jul 032012

Silverado 2500

  • 190,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact was driving approximately 60 mph when the vehicle suddenly stalled. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 190,000.

- Elgin, TX, USA

problem #3

Mar 032014

Silverado 2500

  • 74,000 miles
The contact owns 2001 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that while driving approximately 10 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was able to be restarted. The failure was recurring. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that the crank sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 07V521000 (engine and engine cooling) but did not confirm if the vehicle was included in the recall. The approximate failure mileage was 74,000.

- Marion, VT, USA

problem #2

Sep 172013

Silverado 2500

  • 189,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that while driving 60 mph, the vehicle stalled with the illumination of the check engine warning light. The failure recurred on several occasions. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnosis where it was stated that the crank shaft sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 189,000.

- Nashville, TN, USA

problem #1

Sep 062013

Silverado 2500

  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500. The contact stated the vehicle stalled without warning while driving 60 mph. The vehicle returned to normal function after being restarted and was taken to a mechanic for diagnostic testing. The dealer advised that the 02 sensor had failed however, the 02 sensor did not cause the vehicle to stall. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 110,000.

- Creedmore , NC, USA

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