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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,177 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.

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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 steering problems

steering problem

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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Owner Comments

problem #7

Nov 032005

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • 53,836 miles


2001 Silverado power steering failed when making a left turn. *** no answer required***

- Forsyth, GA, USA

problem #6

Jun 152005

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,401 miles
The event being reported is the power steering stopped functioning while my 15 year old was driving. There were no signs or warnings of this failure. We were fortunate that the failure occurred in our neighborhood. The failure has been corrected by our local dealer's repair shop replacing the power steering pump.

- Thomaston, GA, USA

problem #5

Jan 092004

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 127,000 miles
I have a 2001 Chevrolet C3500 pickup, I am a trailer puller for fema while working in ca, and driving down a steep mountain side when I applied my brakes, my power steering went out also my power brakes became real hard. Later I called my dealership talked with a technician, I was informed that they were having problems with power steering pumps, I removed mine, found half broken, after replacing power steering pump, steering and brakes returned to normal.

- Andalusia, AL, USA

problem #4

Apr 272002

Silverado 3500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


While driving 5-10 mph consumer applied brake, the pedal went to the floor, no braking action. Dealer replaced power steering pump.

- Brooksville, FL, USA

problem #3

Apr 272001

Silverado 3500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 5-10 mph powersteering went out, brakes as well. Brake pedal went to the floor. Vehicle was towed to dealer, ower steering pump failed, causing the brakes to fail, as well.

- Brooksville, FL, USA

problem #2

Dec 182001

Silverado 3500 4WD

  • miles
When applying the brake the power assist steering fades to nothing after 1/8 turn making it almost impossible to manuver. The power steering pump and gearbox were replaced, the problem still exist. I have had the steering wheel jerk going around curves and having to apply the brake also. I believe this is a definite safety hazzard. GM states that this is just caracteristic of this truck, I do not feel it makes it ok. Something needs to be re-engineered so that the power asist is at constant pressure. I am told by manufacturer that no one has been hurt so there is no problem. It should not come to that. If I, as a business owner produce a product that has a definite problem I cannot tell my customers that is just characteristic of my work, too bad, so why can GM do that? I would appreciate your assistance in reviewing this situation. Thank you, bruce a. quigley.

- Clarkston, MI, USA

problem #1

Apr 112002

Silverado 3500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Power steering went out on vehicle, which also caused power brakes to become inoperative, delaer replaced the power steering pump..

- Blaine, WA, USA

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