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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,583 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 042008

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 112,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500. When the vehicle was taken to the dealer for transmission service, they found that the transfer case did not have any oil. The dealer stated that a washer failed, which caused the oil pump in the transfer case to loosen and puncture a hole in the bottom of the component. As a result, the oil drained out. The dealer was aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 112,000. Updated 12/12/08 the consumer took the vehicle to a repair shop and a small hole was found in the transfer case after noticing no oil in the transfer case. The mechanic stated the oil pump in the transfer case became loose and created a hole in the case. Updated 12/15/08. 8jb

- Leesburg, FL, USA

problem #2

Sep 192004

Silverado 3500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,750 miles
When driving at any speed consumer heard a popping noise coming from the driveline. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

- Somerset, KY, USA

problem #1

Oct 012003

Silverado 3500

  • 49,000 miles
Consumer stated that a leak in the transfer case after 36,000 miles caused driveline to lock up.this happened at 49,000 miles.

- Menominee, MI, USA

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