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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,663 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #3

Nov 222003

Silverado 3500 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,000 miles


While getting routine maintenance on my 2001 Chevrolet Silverado, I asked the dealer to check the brakes. I was informed that the rear brake rotors were so corroded, that they had to be replaced. The truck only has 27,000 miles. I informed General Motors, and was told that this was normal wear and tear. I know of two other people that had this same problem. GMC attitude is "too bad". my complaint is would this not be a safety problem? if I had not caught mine in time, my brakes could have failed me at a critical time. The Chevy mechanic that I took the truck too said that it was defective rotors.

- Greenville, PA, USA

problem #2

Mar 152003

Silverado 3500

  • miles
The rotors were out of round, which caused the vehicle to experience extended stopping distance.

- Littleton, MA, USA

problem #1

Jul 012002

Silverado 3500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving about 50mph vehicle will sputter, /barely idling, and then stall in middle of an intersection. Vehicle checked by dealer 3 times, who advised consumer that he could not duplicate problem.

- Marion, NC, USA

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