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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,000 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.

2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Owner Comments

problem #5

Mar 132006

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles


: the contact stated the positive post on the battery fractured causing acid to leak onto the vehicle and the driveway. The contact replaced the battery. The dealer has been alerted.

- Danville, CA, USA

problem #4

Feb 152006

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Ac delco side mount maintenance free battery positive terminal leaked acid into the battery tray causing minor burn on hands when I unknowingly placed my hands into area to remove battery. Battery acid has also leaked onto my front brake system. Of which could caused future problems with stopping.

- Midwest City, OK, USA

problem #3

Nov 192004

Silverado 3500 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving check engine and the battery light appeared on the dashboard and remained on. Then, vehicle stalled. Consumer tried to restart vehicle, but a mile down the highway, vehicle stalled for the second time. Consumer had the vehicle towed to the dealer for inspection, but mechanic could not duplicate the problem.

- South Lyon, MI, USA

problem #2

Dec 242003

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
Battery failed and leaked acid at terminal. Acid leaked onto wind shield washer pump. Battery and pump had to be replaced.

- Perry, GA, USA

problem #1

Sep 192002

Silverado 3500 4WD

  • miles
The ac delco battery leaked acid which dripped onto the front left brake line. I noticed this before it corroded the brake line and caused a crash. This has been happening to many vehicles with the ac delco battery. I ask you to investigate this before it kills hundreds of people. This should be a recall.

- Houston, TX, USA

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