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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,900 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.

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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 steering problems

steering problem

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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 212007

Silverado 3500

  • miles


Steering yoke has been fix twice would like it fixed dealers aware of the problem but has no answer all that is said to me is we will repack the yoke this is only good for 4 to 5 mouths what should I do.

- Hull, MA, USA

problem #3

Nov 132005

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,000 miles
My 2004 Chevrolet Silverado Z71 has a failure in the steering column linkage where it makes a clunking & whining noise, primarily when turning left. This is a safety issue that my mechanic tells me will cause the steering to fail and that almost all of his customers who own late model GM trucks have this failure. My dealer, classic Chevrolet, has also confirmed that this is a very common failure in Chevy trucks. My 2002 Suburban had this same problem and the dealer had to replace it twice before it was repaired properly.

- Colleyville, TX, USA

problem #2

Aug 162006

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,000 miles
Loose steering components on 3 GM vehicles I own. Dealer replaced once at 7000 miles. Problem occurred again at 14,000 miles. Same problem has occurred on my 2005 Cadillac escalade and 2003 Chevrolet Suburban. Evidenced by loud clunk when driving. Loose steering components could lead to failure. Was told by dealer that he had ordered over 150 of the same components at the time of first replacement. GM refuses to replace components, instead packing with grease as a temporary fix. Problem will be on going until sub-standard parts are replaced.

- Waycross, GA, USA

problem #1

Feb 052004

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,600 miles
Was having trouble with truck pulling from right to left and back. Took back to dealer to check and dealer repair shop said that the front end had not been aligned nor suppossedly the steering column not properly secured.

- St Louis, MO, USA

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