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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,500 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 steering problems

steering problem

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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 222007

Silverado 3500 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500. While driving 65 mph the contact lost control of the steering, but was able to stop the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to, and currently remained at a local repair shop. The main bolt holding the steering assembly was sheared and diagnosed as the cause of failure. The contact has pictures. The current and failure mileage were 15000. Update 04/19/07

- West Monroe, LA, USA

problem #1

Jul 212003

(reported on)

Silverado 3500

  • 28,000 miles
Consumer states while making a sharp turn consumer heard a clunking noise, and steering wheel became very loose. Took vehicle to dealer, dealer replaced the pitman arm, and idle arm. Shortly afterwars problem reoccured, and tie rods were replaced.

- Brigham City, UT, USA

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