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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,667 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.

2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 body / paint problems

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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Owner Comments

problem #9

Dec 152003

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,000 miles

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

Left hand tailgate strap broke while tailgate was in a lowered position and I was sitting on tailagte. Strap did not separate into two pieces, but a noticeable "fold" now exists in strap and at this location it feels like the strap has broken. Upon strap failure, left hand lower tailgate attach point bent due to load being placed upon this structure.

- Cocoa, FL, USA

problem #8

Nov 102003

(reported on)

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
While loading fishing equipment and sleeping bags the tailgate assembly straps broke on both sides. Consumer suffered minor injuries.

- Huntington, WV, USA

problem #7

Oct 042003

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Tailgate cable was rusting. Consumer is concerned that the tailgate will collapse.

- Wichita, KS, USA

problem #6

Sep 302003

Silverado 3500

  • miles

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

Tailgate cable snapped, causing the tailgate to collapse without warning.

- Covington, GA, USA

problem #5

Apr 252003

Silverado 3500

  • 22,000 miles
The tailgate cable broke. Dealer notified.

- Dover, FL, USA

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problem #4

Mar 182003

Silverado 3500

  • miles
While driving and without prior warning the vehicles tailgate broke and caused the vehicle to sway from left to right. Please provide any additional information. Dealer is aware of the problem.

- Napoleonville, LA, USA

problem #3

Feb 102003

Silverado 3500

  • miles

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

The tailgate fell off the vehicle.

- Manistique, MI, USA

problem #2

Sep 282002

Silverado 3500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The consumer states that when they unhooked the tail gate, the straps had broken. This is a common problem. Nlm the tailgate straps are covered with plastic. Moisture gets behind the plastic cover and holds it to the cable to rust. The plastic on the straps should be sealed at both ends, preventing rust to form inside. The technician found that the tailgate cables are defective-replaced cables.

- Ava, IL, USA

problem #1

Jun 152002

Silverado 3500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While 2 persons were sitting on open tailgate, tailgate assembly broke on both sides, and both persons suffered minor injuries.

- Shriever, LA, USA

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