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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 1
Average Mileage:
10,933 miles

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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 engine problems

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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #25

Oct 142005

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

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

Accelerator sticks, gas sending unit goes haywire (goes from full to empty, low fuel light coming on.

- Dryden, MI, USA

problem #24

Jan 012004

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,000 miles
Accelerator sticking in the up position

- Jefferson, TX, USA

problem #23

Mar 142004

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
While driving accelerator pedal is hard to apply when passing or pulling from a stop, the pedal will stick. Consumer has to use his foot to release the accelerator pedal. The gas needle fluctuates from empty to full continually. Consumer very concerned that the fuel gauge problem could be a fire hazard.

- Pineville, WV, USA

problem #22

Dec 202002

Silverado 2500 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While applying the brake pedal brakes failed. The brake pedal went to the floor. Also, accelerator pedal stuck.

- Mcdonough, GA, USA

problem #21

Jul 072004

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The gas pedal sticks, you have to tap on it a couple of times to get the truck to move. Then if you are not careful, the vehicle moves forward real fast.

- Del City, OK, USA

problem #20

May 202004

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,900 miles
Gas pedal does not move after applying pressure to pedal. When pedal moves it causes a surge of vehicle.

- Soddy Daisy, TN, USA

problem #19

Feb 261997

Silverado 2500

  • miles

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

2001 Silverado w/5300--I have had to have the throttle unstuck twice and the carbon junk cleaned out twice from my truck in less than 80000 miles and it still knocks. I see all kinds of service bullitins and notice hundreds of complaints of sticking, engine rattle at startup andd yet you let GM off time and time again. When are you end the noise and make them file a recall!!!!

- New Brigthton, MN, USA

problem #18

Feb 112004

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
My 2001 Silverado 1500 the gas pedal sticks. I have to really push down hard to get it to move. This is also happening on my husbands new 2004 silveravo 1500. This has been happening for more than 2 years. It is getting so bad that I am almost afraid to drive it.

- Katy, TX, USA

problem #17

Feb 042004

(reported on)

Silverado 2500

  • 4,267 miles
While driving at any speed vehicle shut off. Vehicle would idle, and there was no acceleration when stepping on the gas pedal. Vehicle had been to the dealership 26 times. However, the problem recurred.

- Rio Linda, CA, USA

problem #16

Jan 302004

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Recurring problem with throttle sticking in the closed position. The throttle accelerator periodically sticks in the closed position. When the pedal is depressed with enough pressure, the throttle suddenly frees up and the vehicle lurches forward suddenly and uncontrollably. Dealer advises that they have had problems with the design of the throttle body, such that the throttle plate hangs up due to a protusion. Throttle body must be replaced at owners expense.

- Kintnersville, PA, USA

problem #15

Nov 012003

Silverado 2500

  • 45,000 miles

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

Accelerator sticks, vehicle does not respond properly.

- Perry, GA, USA

problem #14

Nov 122003

(reported on)

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Problems with throttle sticking in the closed position. The throttle accelerator had stuck in the closed position. When the pedal was depressed, the throttle suddenly freed up and the vehicle lurched forward suddenly and uncontrollably.

- Greenbrier, AR, USA

problem #13

Dec 312000

Silverado 2500

  • 900 miles
While driving at 55 mph consumer lost control of vehicle while traveling up a hill. Then vehicle struck a wooden fence. One beam of the fence came through the windshield, striking the consumer in the head, eventually killing him. Also, two passengers sustained injuries. In the confusion, consumer depressed the gas pedal instead of the brakes and struck a fire hydrant. All passengers and the consumer were wearing seat belts. However, the air bags did not deploy. Police arrived on the scene and made a report. Manufacturer and dealer had been notified of the incident.

- Palermo, CA, USA

problem #12

Jun 132003

Silverado 2500

  • miles
When vehicle stopped at a light the accelerator pedal got stuck, causing the driver to press the accelerator pedal to the floor, resulting in vehicle acceleration.

- Trenton, MI, USA

problem #11

Oct 072003

(reported on)

Silverado 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When starting accelerator pedal/ throttle stuck in the closed position. Accelerator pedal had to be depressed with great pressure to release the pedal, causing the vehicle to lurch forward. The cause of the problem had not been determined.

- Greenbrier, AR, USA

problem #10

Jul 182003

Silverado 2500

  • miles
Consumer states vehicle's accelerator pedal sticks. Dealer notified. Please provide additional information.

- Swartz Creek, MI, USA

problem #9

Jun 302003

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2001 Chevrolet Silverado extended cab 4X4accelerator sticks at idle and requires excessive force to dislodge. Once pedal breaks loose, the force required depresses the pedal and the truck lurches forward until throttle control is regained.

- Kintnersville, PA, USA

problem #8

Feb 122003

Silverado 2500

  • miles
The accelerator became stuck in the idle position.

- Wetumpka, AL, USA

problem #7

Jan 012001

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
My 2001 Silverado truck has had a sticky gas pedal since new. It is nearly impossible to put the vehicle into motion once the transmission is engaged in 'drive' due to a gas pedal that is stuck. I have to place an incredible amount of pressure to get the throttle to unstick and feed gas to the engine. This results in an abrupt, jolting start.

- Three Rivers, MI, USA

problem #6

Jan 162002

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,264 miles
While driving at any speed and without warning the throttle pedal will stick causing a distraction to the consumer. Dealer notified.

- Hemlock, MI, USA

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