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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,000 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.

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.

2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 engine problems

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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 012004

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles


I purchased a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado duramax in 4/04 used with 21,020 miles. At about 28,000 it started to smoke upon acceleration. This is a very thick blue smoke. The dealer has looked at it twice and says they cannot find anything wrong. But I think if I have to get it checked for emissions that it would fail miserably. It now has approx. 45,000 miles but is still covered with an extended warranty to about 72,000.

- Corbett, OR, USA

problem #1

Mar 142005

Silverado 2500 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While the vehicle was parked the driver noticed a brownish liquid leaking from underneath the vehicle. The driver took the vehicle to the dealer, and the mechanic determined that the filter and other parts needed to be replaced due to corrosion. (the VIN number entered per consumer, did not match the vehicle given)

- East China, MI, USA

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