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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,078 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.

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 steering problems

steering problem

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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 102007

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,216 miles


There is a banging in the steering column.

- Framingham, MA, USA

problem #4

Aug 282007

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,422 miles
Clunking noise from the steering column. Was told this was chronic problem by a lot of other owners.

- Mouthcard, KY, USA

problem #3

Dec 232006

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 91,000 miles
- the contact purchased a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado from Chevrolet of tyson's. there was a knocking sound in the steering wheel regardless of the speed at which the contact was driving. GM stated that they were aware of the steering failure, and were redesigning the steering column, it dill not be final until February after the contacts warranty expiresd, and was advised by GM to call NHTSA to file a complaint.

- Savage, MD, USA

problem #2

Oct 202006

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
: the contact stated while turning at various speeds, there was a noise in the steering column. The vehicle was taken to the dealership where the steering column was replaced. The problem returned a year later and the steering column was replaced a second time. When the problem returned a third time, a year later, the dealership stated the manufacturer authorized repair was lubing the steering column.

- Camden, SC, USA

problem #1

Aug 102005

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,750 miles
Steering column making clunking noise & hard steering.

- Swansea, MA, USA

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