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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,057 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

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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 152005

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,000 miles


While driving, approximately 70 mph, the truck shuts down completely. No power brakes no power steering, no power anything. After 5 to 10 seconds truck starts back up on its own, sometimes. Very dangerous when hauling a heavy load. This happened more than once, was intermittent and varied in frequency. I changed crank sensor and problem has not occurred. GM dealerships where not very helpful.

- Haslet, TX, USA

problem #3

Aug 222006

Silverado 3500 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,300 miles
: the contact stated at various speeds the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle did not restart and was towed to the dealership who replaced the distributor cap and rotor three times, but the problem persisted.

- Massapequa Park, NY, USA

problem #2

May 072002

Silverado 3500 6-cyl

  • 15,929 miles
Ignition system failure. The consumer experienced several failures of the ignition system in which the vehicle had to be towed on several occasion. The problem was determined to be an air conditioning hose which was routed directly over the distributor. The GM engineering felt that condensation from the hose falling onto the distributor was causing the repeated problems. In order to correct the problem the hose was wrapped in foam, however in March 2004 the vehicle felt as if it was misfiring. The dealer determined the distributor was corroded. The distributor was replaced several more times due to corrosion. The dealer replaced the coil wire.

- Carlinville, IL, 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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