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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
79,642 miles

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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 engine problems

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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Owner Comments

problem #6

Mar 242006

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 81,950 miles


We have a 2001 Silverado 3500 that shut down in the middle of baltimore traffic back in 2006. We had to have it towed and paid $644.33 to have it fixed. It was the crank position sensor. We came to find out that there was a recall on this in some of the 2001's. but guess what, ours is no on the list! I asked the lady "so who determines which of these model vins get to be on the recall and which ones will the consumer have to pay for. Of course she responded that she was sorry for our inconvenience, but she could not help. Is there any way to have our truck on the recall too and get a reimbursement" we truly love our truck and it has to go in for the ubs brake system too, but we found out it is not covered under that recall either. What gives? we are the ones with these two problems, but our doesn't count" please help.

- Leetonia, OH, USA

problem #5

Nov 282010

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500. While driving 65 mph, the vehicle stalled and lost all power. At times it would restart immediately and sometimes it would not restart at all. The contact called the dealer who stated that there were no recalls and to contact NHTSA. The contact called the manufacturer who offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 64,000. Updated 02/09/11 the consumer stated the crank position sensor was faulty and had to be replaced. Updated 02/23/11

- Peebles, OH, USA

problem #4

Jul 272010

Silverado 3500

  • 84,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500. While the contact was driving approximately 5 mph, the engine stalled without warning. The engine would restart after waiting five to ten seconds. The failure occurred on two different times. There was a recall under NHTSA campaign id number 07V521000 (engine and engin cooling); however, the VIN was excluded from the recall defect. The vehicle had not been diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 84,000.

- Shoreham , VT, USA

problem #3

Jul 302009

Silverado 3500

  • 111,000 miles


2001 Chevy Silverado pick up 8.1liter. Vehicle will shut down without any warnings. Then will restart after slight cool down. Happened on several different occasions. Found recall notice no. 06083. Called GM and was told my VIN# doesn't match. How does GM knowingly let this happen just because not enough complaints have been issued for this batch of trucks when it has the same diagnoses as the others"?" no more GM for me!

- Orchard Park, NY, USA

problem #2

Oct 012008

Silverado 3500

  • 62,900 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500. While driving at any speed, the vehicle hesitates and the motor shuts off, and the power steering fails. The vehicle will restart after four or five attempts. The failure has occurred more than ten times. He took the vehicle to a mechanic and they performed diagnostic testing, which indicated that there were no failures with the vehicle because no error code was produced. The mechanic notified him of a recall for his model vehicle with identical failures; however, the NHTSA campaign id number was unable to be found in the NHTSA database. The vehicle has not yet been repaired. The failure mileage was 62,900 and current mileage was 63,148. Updated 07/02/09.

- Reno, NV, USA

problem #1

Mar 242009

Silverado 3500

  • 74,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500. While driving at various speeds, the vehicle constantly shuts off. Sometimes it will restart immediately, but other times it takes longer to restart. When the failure occurs, the steering and brakes fail completely, which makes it difficult to control the vehicle. The manufacturer stated that the vehicle was not included in a recall due to the excessive mileage. The failure mileage was 74,000.

- Puyallup, WA, USA

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