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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 suspension problems

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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Owner Comments

problem #5

Sep 052001

(reported on)

Silverado 3500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


The rear of the vehicle bounces badly over freeway bumps.

- Semi Valley, CA, USA

problem #4

Aug 012001

Silverado 3500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When stopping, brake pedal was down to the floor. ABS brakes locked up and vehicle slid before coming to a stop. Took vehicle to dealer who could not duplicate the problem. Dealer replaced leaking master cylinder and deglazed the rotors. Transmission experienced slipping, clunking and would not shift into 1st gear, dealer replaced transmission. Rear end is noisy, U-joints have been replaced, however noise reoccured, consumer states Chevrolet has a U-joint and bearing problem.

- Black Canyon City, AZ, USA

problem #3

Jan 012001

Silverado 3500

  • miles
Rear end of the vehicle lost control when driven over bumps or potholes at any speed on any kind of road conditions. Dealer has been contatced for this problem, but has been unable to remedy the problem by raising and lowering tire pressure.

- Nashville, TN, USA

problem #2

Mar 192001

Silverado 3500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission seemed to be in neutral after stopping and applying brake then accelerating. Dealer picked up with wrecker. When wrecker arrived, condition could not be duplicated. Dealer has valve body ordered to replace in transmission. Second problem: Rear leaf springs shift causeing a knock when going up uneven grades or speed bumps. Third problem: Looseness in transfer case and rear axle cause a clunk when downshifting to stop and sometimes when transmission shifts. Dealer claims normal. Large aluminum driveshaft transfer sound. Just excuse for poor quality product. This clunk or knock also sounds when rear axle moves on uneven grade with axle shifting and driveshaft stationary.

- Adairsville, GA, USA

problem #1

Jan 062001

Silverado 3500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When driving at slow speeds and making turns there is a metallic clanking sound coming from rear end of vehicle, dealer said this was normal.

- Dade City, FL, USA

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