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3.0

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,308 miles

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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 engine problems

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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #28

Mar 122014

Silverado 3500

  • 80,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The "service engine soon" signal light indicates something is wrong with the transmission that requires a service costing at least $1000 to repair. Without the repair the transmission is susceptible to irratical operation includes stalling in traffic.

- Shasta Lake, CA, USA

problem #27

Mar 312012

Silverado 3500

  • 47,800 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled without warning while driving 40 mph. The contact was able to move the vehicle off the roadway despite the lack of steering capabilities. The contact was able to restart the vehicle after several minutes. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer where he was advised that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 07V521000 (engine and engine cooling). The vehicle was not repaired and the failure persisted. The failure mileage was 47,800.

- Martinsville, IN, USA

problem #26

Mar 012011

Silverado 3500

  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado. While driving approximately 25 mph, the vehicle stalled. The engine warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic. The technician stated that the crank shaft position sensor would have to be replaced. There was a recall under NHTSA campaign id number: 07V521000 (engine and engine cooling) that may have been related to the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 30,000.

- Huntingtong Beach, CA, USA

problem #25

Jul 122011

Silverado 3500

  • 101,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that the vehicle was repaired under the NHTSA recall 07V521000 (engine and engine cooling) at 80,000 miles. The failure had since recurred. The contact stated that the crankshaft position sensor light was illuminating on the instrument panel. An authorized dealer was notified and stated that they would not repair the vehicle a second time free of charge. The failure mileage was 101,000.

- Ortonville, MI, USA

problem #24

May 022011

Silverado 3500

  • 64,000 miles
The crankshaft sensor is failing and there was a recall # 07V521000 to replace the sensor by Chevrolet and now with only 64,000 mi they do not want to replace.

- Santa Cruz, CA, USA

problem #23

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 #22

Nov 282010

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

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 #21

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 #20

Apr 012009

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • miles
Fax fwd ltr fm (mo) re 2001 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck uncontrolled engine failure, constituent's vehicle VIN was not included in recall notice but consumer experienced similar recall issues, reply to Kansas City, mo ofc. The consumer stated in the summer of 2008 while driving, the vehicle suddenly stalled. He was able to get the vehicle to the side of the road and eventually it started again. There were no more problems until April 2009. The consumer was driving home from work, when suddenly the vehicle stalled again. Finally, a minute later the vehicle started again. The consumer took the vehicle to aamoco and upon diagnosis, the consumer was instructed to take the vehicle to a Chevrolet dealer, because a code displayed, which directed them to a safety recall. The recall was in reference to a crankshaft position sensor that could intermittently, or fail completely. The consumer went to the dealer and explained the situation. The dealer did in fact agree the problem was a defective crankshaft position sensor, but Chevrolet refused to pay for the repairs, because his VIN was not included in the recall. Updated 10/06/10.

- Florissant, MO, USA

problem #19

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 #18

Jun 102009

Silverado 3500

  • 20,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado. In 2006, the crankshaft position sensor was replaced at the contact's expense because the engine would repeatedly stall. Three years later, he noticed that the engine warning light would illuminate sporadically on the instrument panel accompanied by rough idling. The dealer stated that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 07V521000 (engine and engine cooling); therefore, they would not assume responsibility for any repairs. The failure mileage was 20,000 and current mileage was 55,000.

- North Tonawanda, NY, USA

problem #17

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 #16

Feb 132009

Silverado 3500

  • 107,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that the engine stalls sporadically without warning. He is typically able to restart the vehicle after the failure. The manufacturer stated that the VIN was excluded from NHTSA campaign id number 07V521000 (engine and engine cooling); therefore, they would not assume financial responsibility for any repairs. The dealer repaired the vehicle at the cost of $323.22. The failure and current mileages were 107,000.

- Florissant, MO, USA

problem #15

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

problem #14

Mar 132009

Silverado 3500

  • 61 miles
Referring NHTSA 07V521000 covering 2001 Silverado pickups with 8.1 engine. The original recall on crankshaft position sensor but has failed. Chevy won't honor recall as expected. This needs to be expanded. Very serious! my truck engine shut off on the highway leaving very little if any control; power steering and brakes limited.

- Middletown, MD, USA

problem #13

Nov 292007

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado. While driving 60 mph, the vehicle shut off without warning. The vehicle restarted automatically after several seconds. The failure began approximately in August of 2007 and has occurred numerous times since. The number of failures increase as the weather gets colder. Chevrolet stated that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 07V521000 (engine and engine cooling). The current and failure mileages were 80,000.

- Troy, MO, USA

problem #12

Jul 092006

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles
- the contact owns a 2001 Silverado pickup. The contact stated that every 2000 to 3000 miles while driving at 50 mph the engine would lose power momentarily, and then start back up. The contact would sometimes have to pull over on the road and restart the vehicle. The failure became more and more frequent. He took the vehicle to three or four different dealers, and they could not duplicate or diagnose the failure. The contact determined that the failure was due to the ignition and had it repaired, after being told he would be reimbursed the contact has not received the reimbursement. Also the brake light and ABS lights turn on intermittently when driving without applying the brakes. This failure had occurred ten times. The transmission, fuel gauge sending unit, the right power window all had to be replaced. The engine light illuminated. Updated 03/07/07.

- Ashland, MO, USA

problem #11

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 #10

Mar 242006

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,707 miles
: the contact stated the vehicle stalled while driving at 30mph. The vehicle was hard to restart. The check engine light illuminated constantly. The vehicle was taken to the service dealer who determined that the cps needed replacing.

- Lynbrook, NY, USA

problem #9

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

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