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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
72,946 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 122010

Silverado 3500

  • 109,893 miles


I was driving normally, down my driveway, at approximately 3 mph, and my spare tire detached and fell off the undercarriage of my truck while the vehicle was in motion. The cable holding the tire in place broke. Nothing has been done to correct this problem. My spare tire is no longer able to be attached to my vehicle. If this happened on a highway, someone could have been killed.

- Salinas, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 262005

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles
: the contact stated the spare tire was damaged while stored in the well of the vehicle. There was a hole in the sidewall due to the tire not being securely attached to the vehicle. Although the tire pressure had been monitored by the contact on a regular basis, three to four times a year, the contact never released the tire from the well. He only checked the pressure while the tire was still attached to the vehicle, therefore, the contact was unaware that the tire was not securely attached. The owner's manual did not provide instructions on how to remove the spare tire for regular inspection.

- Forest Lake, MN, USA

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