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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
93,500 miles

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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 accessories - exterior problems

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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 122013

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • 62,000 miles


Blower motor switch resistors, defective from factory. Resistors get so hot they melt and melt the end off the factory wiring harness. The wires and blower motor are suppose to be protected by a fuse but the fuse never blows. Replaced resistors in 2013 but it did not last 1 year and burned up again in 2014! GM has known about this problem for many years but does not care if the wires over heat and cause a fire.

- Champlin, MN, USA

problem #1

Mar 012009

Silverado 3500

  • 125,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact noticed that the HVAC blower motor would not function on low settings and there were strong fumes emitting from the vents. There was voluntary recall for corrosion on the wiring connector and HVAC blower. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the vehicle was over the mileage indicated in the voluntary recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 125,000.

- Iron Mountain, MI, USA

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