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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,375 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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1996 Chevrolet Silverado accessories - interior problems

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1996 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments

problem #8

Mar 052006

Silverado 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles


: the contact stated while driving 65 mph while applying brake pressure the driver seat recliner failed causing the driver to be pushed up against the steering column. Although the dealership and manufacturer was contacted. Repairs were made by team Chevrolet samarium, Tennessee. The cost was $ $250. This failure almost resulted in a fatal clash. The vehicle ended up off highway in a ditch.

- Smyrna, TN, USA

problem #7

Feb 101998

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles
The welds, which attach the bucket seat to the seat tracks, broke. This caused the seat to move back and forth while driving. The welds that attach both front bucket seat to the slide rails are broke. The welds only broke on the front of both seats. When the driver's seat broke it caused the seat to rock into the back and caused the consumer to hit his head on the back window.

- Loveland, CO, USA

problem #6

Jan 052004

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles
While cleaning the interior of the vehicle driver's seat moved forward and cut the consumer's pinky finger off. Consumer was taken to the emergency room.

- Lake Placid, FL, USA

problem #5

Jun 032000


  • miles


The entry to the rear seat did not work properly, the passenger side seat was sticking, dealer added lubricant but it still did not work properly, consumers child was exiting the vehicle from the passenger side, once out the truck he placed his hand on the seat and at that moment a passenger in the back seat tripped the lever and the back of the front seat came forward, the hinge of the seat cut the end of the childs finger off, the consumer believes a guard should be placed on the passenger seat hinge like the one on the drivers side seat. Nlm

- Roseburg, OR, USA

problem #4

Dec 231998

Silverado 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving bucket seat frame broke, and consumer would find himself looking at dome light of cab. This has happened twice, once in Dec OF1998, and just recently. Manufacturer replaced free of charge on first occasion, the second time part failed, the part was paid for by consumer.

- Zoarville, OH, USA

problem #3

Jun 201999

(reported on)

Silverado Diesel

  • miles
The passenger seat doesn't not lock down, it has only one lock on the seat to hold it down. We have contacted starcraft co. I have been trying for a year and a half to get the seat fixed. They keep sending the wrong parts. If the truck is in a accident I believe the seat will come out of the truck. The truck has starcraft conversion package. The dealership has done all they can do to help us contact starcraft to get this fixed. I hope you can do something before there is an accident.

- Portage, IN, USA

problem #2

Mar 031999

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Passenger's seat will not stay locked in position, causing the seat to move forward and backward when applying brakes.

- Glen Burnie, MD, USA

problem #1

Dec 301997

(reported on)

Silverado 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front passenger seat won't lock.

- Southern P, NC, USA

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