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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
29 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
27 / 2
Average Mileage:
9,188 miles

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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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

problem #29

Jun 012005

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

There was an accident on June 1, 2005. Upon impact, the driver's side frontal airbag failed to deploy. The passenger side airbag had been turned off. The driver sustained minor injuries. The consumer rear ended a trailer.. a police report was taken. No airbag warning light came on. Updated 11/02/05.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #28

Jun 012005

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,655 miles
Contact's vehicle was involved in accident while going 15-35 mph. The impact was focused on the middle left of the vehicle. Upon impact, front air bags did not deploy. She had not taken vehicle to a service dealer yet. She tried to call, but she did not talk to anyone. Updated 11/16/2006 - the consumer explained that she may have been going anywhere from 15-35 mph. The brakes were not applied prior to the accident.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #27

Jan 042005

Silverado 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,000 miles
While traveling at 55 mph consumer left the freeway and struck a large pile of dirt. Upon impact, the air bags did not deploy. Consumer sustained head and back injuries. Was taken to the emergency room. The vehicle was totaled.

- Delano, CA, USA

problem #26

Dec 052004

Silverado 2500 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 77,000 miles

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

Consumer's, vehicle was rear ended while driving 50 mph. The vehicle was force into a spin and then, it hit a concrete road divider. Upon impact, neither frontal air bags deployed. Driver sustained injuries, and had to be transported to a local hospital. Dealer and manufacturer were notified. The consumer stated that the seat belt did not keep her from hitting her chest on the steering wheel. After the front and the back of the vehicle hit the concrete divider the air bags did not deploy.

- Rialto, CA, USA

problem #25

Dec 192001

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,000 miles
I was driving East on F.M. 356 at about noon. I was travelling about 50 mph. A car turned in front of me and I attempted to pass the car. I was unable to due to oncoming traffic, so I quickly returned to my lane. One of my tires went off onto the unpaved shoulder and I went down a small embankment. It was muddy so I could not stop. I hit a large pine tree head on and stopped. Both of us were wearing our seatbelts. My airbag failed to deploy causing my head and torso to strike the steering wheel. I suffered 6th nerve paulsey and an anuerism developed on my aorta. The aorta had to be surgically repaired. My granddaughter's airbag had been turned off due to her small size. She suffered a broken leg and a slight concussion. The truck was totalled.

- La Porte, TX, USA

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problem #24

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 #23

Oct 172003

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,900 miles

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

A 2001 Chevy Silverado was struck on the side and sent into a tree at between 30-35 mph. There was significant front end damage and the air bags did not deploy.

- Odenton, MD, USA

problem #22

May 232003

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,000 miles
Frontal impact on freeway at 45 mph Chevrolet, Silverado 4X4 totaled. Airbags did not deploy upon imact.

- Petaluma, CA, USA

problem #21

Aug 182002

Silverado 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
In a frontal collision none of the air bags deployed on impact, causing injuries to driver.. also the passenger was injured.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #20

Jul 242002

Silverado 2500 4WD

  • miles
No airbags deployed during frontal collision at 40 mph crash. Occupant of other vehicle had to be extracated from her vehicle and life flighted to medical facility.

- Schuylkill Haven, PA, USA

problem #19

Jun 082002

Silverado 2500

  • miles

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

In a frontal collison while driving at 60mph none of the air bags deployed. Vehicle had major damage.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #18

Jun 082002

Silverado 2500

  • miles
While driving truck at 40 mph vehicle involved in a frontal collision with another speeding vehicle. Upon impact, air bags failed to deploy. Truck was taken to dealership, and they informed owner that "there was no reason for air bags not to deploy".

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #17

May 092002

Silverado 2500 Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer states while driving at 55-60 mph, consumer T-boned another vehicle and none of the front air bags deployed. Contacted dealer and dealer is not willing to do anything.

- Byersburg, TN, USA

problem #16

May 042002

Silverado 2500

  • miles
While driving at 39mph vehicle was involved in a rear end collision, and none ofthe airbags deployed.

- Snow Flake, AZ, USA

problem #15

Mar 062002

Silverado 2500

  • miles
While traveling on higway hit another vehicle/ vehicle in another lande to ovoid car he hit and ran into meridian strip. Upon impact, dual airbags didn't deploy. Dealership wasaware of problem.

- Yucaipa, CA, USA

problem #14

Apr 302002

(reported on)

Silverado 2500

  • miles
While driving 40 mph involved in a side collision, and air bags did not deploy.

- Inverness, FL, USA

problem #13

Feb 272002

Silverado 2500

  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a frontal collision of approximately 50 mph, and neither frontal air bag deployed. Dealer / manufacurer were notified. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Bear, DE, USA

problem #12

Feb 172002

Silverado 2500

  • miles
While driving at 55 mph consumer's vehicle ran into another vehicle head-on, but none of air bags deployed. Has not contacted dealer.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #11

Feb 052002

Silverado 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer had a head-on collision at 55 mph and neither airbag deployed. Driver and passenger suffered chest/neck and leg injuries. Vehicle was totalled. Consumer states that a person from the other vehicle was killed in the accident.

- Harrison, MI, USA

problem #10

Jan 162002

Silverado 2500 4WD

  • miles
Driver's side airbag did not deploy during a frontal impact crash at approximately 40 mph.

- Dacula, GA, USA

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