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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 1
Average Mileage:
80,703 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.

2003 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Owner Comments

problem #9

Oct 172015

Silverado 3500

  • 186,444 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 3500. The contact stated that while driving 30 mph, the engine stalled and there was an abnormal noise. The contact was a certified mechanic and diagnosed that the fuel injector failed. The vehicle was restarted and the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 186,444.

- Palmbay, FL, USA

problem #8

May 212015

Silverado 3500

  • miles
This is the second of three fatal collisions investigated this year by my office involving Chevrolet pickups that caught fire after being involved in frontal collisions. This was an off set head on, passenger side to passenger side. Passenger in pickup was pinned in vehicle due to crush and consumed by fire.

- Springfield, OR, USA

problem #7

Aug 012014

Silverado 3500

  • 227,792 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado. While driving approximately 40 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning and failed to restart. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 227,792.

- Versailles, KY, USA

problem #6

Jul 022013

Silverado 3500

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that the engine stalled without warning. The vehicle was able to restart, but the failure recurred on multiple occasions. On one occasion, another vehicle rear ended the contact's vehicle due to the failure. A police report was filed. The contact sustained neck and back injuries that required medical attention. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unavailable.

- Baton Rouge, LA, USA

problem #5

Aug 012014

Silverado 3500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that while driving at 10 mph, the engine stalled without warning. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. The failure recurred several times and only when making a turn. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Garland, TX, USA

problem #4

Jan 012011

Silverado 3500

  • 115,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that the vehicle would not start intermittently. The contact personally replaced the starter relay but the failure persisted. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who was not able to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was not notified. The VIN was unavailable. The approximate failure mileage was 115,000.

- Diamond, MO, USA

problem #3

Dec 162013

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • 75,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

2 problems. Anti-lock brakes pulsate intermittently. Engine 6.0L exhaust manifold bolts are broken. Causing emissions codes to set and exhaust gases into cab. I have found that this a common problem for 1999 to 2007 V8 engines. GM said there is no recall or warranty for this problem.

- Millbury, MA, USA

problem #2

Sep 272006

Silverado 3500 8-cyl Diesel

  • 38,094 miles
GM had a injector problem (recall ) in 2006. They replaced mine on Sept,27 2006. On May 21 20013 I had the same problem in which GM conveys they can't fix it again. The mileage on may, 21 was 84362, just about how long the others lasted. I was told from my local GM dealer that they are several other owners with this same problem (thousands). I just waited to pass my grief along to let someone else know how you are treated by one of the companies that we bailed out with our monies.

- Limestone, TN, USA

problem #1

Jun 072010

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • 84,000 miles
After a 3 mile ride, backing up truck noticed smoke then flames coming out from under the hood. Fire melted all electical lines, destroyed hood and windshield. Weather was perfect, air conditioning may have been on.

- Canterbury, NH, USA

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