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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,000 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 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 282005

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,000 miles


Upon parking, had slight difficulty placing vehicle into park gear position on very slight incline in driveway of home. Stepped out of vehicle, returned a few minutes later to find vehicle had rolled into pole. Attempted to start vehicle, but would not start, tried to put vehicle in neutral, and column shift was very loose. Applied parking brake and contacted dealer for tow next morning. Dealership determined the shift cable had broken, replaced with new shift cable. Only explanation offered was plastic sheath had cracked allowing cable to kink, they stated initially it sometimes happens, but they did not explain why. I am very concerned that if vehicle were parked on street on a slight grade it would have rolled downhill possible causing damage or injuring someone.

- Brecksville, OH, USA

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