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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,191 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 suspension problems

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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Owner Comments

problem #10

Jul 122012

Silverado 3500 8-cyl Diesel

  • 96,000 miles


My truck has excessive undercarriage rust, to the point of reduced material thickness on the frame and all frame mounted components. Have experience one fuel line failure and fear additional failures of fuel and brake lines. Also all suspension mounting points have large metal flakes coming off.

- Willington, CT, USA

problem #9

Aug 112004

Silverado 3500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,400 miles
Consumer heard a popping sound from the front of the vehicle when turning either left or right. Consumer took the vehicle to the dealer, and mechanic was unable to duplicate the problem.

- Apex, NC, USA

problem #8

Oct 152002

Silverado 3500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,210 miles
Front tire prematurely worn on one side dealer replaced rack &pinion, steering gear that was leaking dealer set toe refused to do full alignment.rotated tires.AT18,100 front tire again worn on one side different dealer installed another remanufactured rack & pinion, steering gear an did a full alignment. Vehicle then had slight vibration transmitted through steering wheel when taken back next day dealer said tires needed replaiced.

- Indio, CA, USA

problem #7

Nov 282003

(reported on)

Silverado 3500

  • 68,000 miles


Consumer complained about an engine problem. It did not maintain the throttle. Engine went into neutral without a cause. Also, a suspension problem due to bolts place din upside down position which might cause vehicle to flip. Also, wires and plastic bolts melted.

- Daggett, CA, USA

problem #6

Mar 122001

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 300 miles
While driving at any speed the vehicle drifted to the left and right. The owner made contact with the dealer multiple times, however the problem still existed. The vehicle pulled to the right and left while in motion. The right wiper did not clean the windshield. There was a rattle noise which had come from the dash area on the left side while the vehicle was in motion. The dealer found four missing bolts under the steering. Due to the vehicle going to the left, the front calipers were removed, to check movement, the rear drums for dragging, binding, adjust and reassemble.

- Pleasant Prairie, WI, USA

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problem #5

Sep 222003

Silverado 3500

  • 17,000 miles
While driving at highway speeds the vehicle started to shake severely which made it difficult to control the vehicle. The vehicle was driven to the dealership and the consumer was informed by the mechanic that all four(4) tires were out of round and would need to be replaced.

- Stone Ridge, NY, USA

problem #4

Aug 262003

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Consumer states that the tires on a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado bounced while driving. Consumer took the vehicle to the mechanic to have them balanced, and was told the tires maybe recalled tires. The tires did not have bubbles or splits on them, they just vibrated and bounced while driving. Wilderness AT, size P265/75R16. All four tires were balanced time and time again, but the problem still existed.

- Coeburn, VA, USA

problem #3

Sep 012001

Silverado 3500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving at any speed and when applyng brakes, vehicle will pull to the left and will shimmy. Vehicle was serviced 6 times. Dealer repaired the brakes; however, did not find a solution for the problem. Vehicle still pulls to the left and steering shakes whenever stopping. Condition is worse.

- Feasterville, PA, USA

problem #2

Jan 012002

Silverado 3500

  • miles
When starting vehicle in the morniings it will make a loud knocking noise that comes from engine. Noise sounds like two pieces of metal hitting each other. This will go on for about 10 minutes before it stops. Contacted dealer, and dealer stated that noise was normal for vehicle.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #1

Apr 122001

(reported on)

Silverado 3500

  • miles
I have taken this truck to 2 different Chevrolet dealerships and contacted Chevrolet about this knocking sound when the vehicle is started and they tell me this has been happening since 1999, not just on trucks. One dealership told me it was because I didn't use a gmcoil filter.

- East Bernard, TX, USA

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