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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,750 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 012012

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 104,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500. The contact stated that the brakes failed to engage, causing the contact to drive through a red traffic light. The vehicle was towed to a local mechanic and a diagnostic was performed. The failure was located at the rear brake lines and the fuel tank, which was severely corroded. The contact stated that the front frame was also found to be corroded. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The approximate current and failure mileage was 104,000. Updated 01/05/13 the consumer stated this malfunction has also caused the left rear rear brake caliper to fail. The caliper had not been replaced. Updated 02/08/2013

- Bensalem, PA, USA

problem #3

Jan 262006

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 109,000 miles
: the contact stated after leaving the vehicle idling there was a loud boom sound heard. The temperature that day was 47 degrees below zero. The contact did not notice a problem at first because the vehicle was still working. After driving to a filling station, there was a fuel leakage discovered under the vehicle. There was a visible split in the fuel tank. The vehicle was towed to a dealership. The dealer was unable to determine the exact cause of the failure. The fuel tank, pump and heat shield were replaced. The contact noticed the original fuel tank had a crack three feet long in the top. There were wires around the fuel pump that had melted. Although the fuel tank had never been replaced the fuel pump was replaced in October of 2005.

- North Pole, AK, USA

problem #2

May 122005

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles
Consumer states: Something was wrong with the sensor in the gas tank. Was told this by the dealer. The light came on indicating low fuel, and the gauge showed low fuel but actually there was a full tank of gas.

- Bryan, TX, USA

problem #1

Jul 112001

(reported on)

Silverado 3500 4WD

  • miles
Fuel sloshes and moves truck and makes thump noise as if no baffles. Afraid it will break tank and spill fuel. Was taken to dealer for repair but not put on shop repair report as I had requested.

- Sumner, WA, USA

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