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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1996 Chevrolet Silverado engine problems

engine problem

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1996 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 282004

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125,000 miles

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

While pulling into the driveway vehicle commenced to accelerate and lurched forward. Consumer was able to slam on the brakes, and turn the ignition switch off before any other damage could have occurred. Dealer was notified.

- Sikeston, MO, USA

problem #4

May 232001

Silverado

  • miles
As the gear lever was pulled from park to drive the vehicle suddenly accelerated although the drivers foot was still on the brake pedal, the vehicle traveled 20 feet before rashing into a parked forklift truck causing damage to the left bumper and wheel well. Nlm

- San Franci, CA, USA

problem #3

May 232001

Silverado

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer was at aparking lot with gravel pavement, and vehicle was turned off. He turned vehicle on, put foot on brake, and shifted gear into drive. Vehicle took off with speed, and vehicle went into office machinery. Then it came with a complete stop. A mechanic looked over vehicle and found no problems with the throttle body, however did notice that the cruise control set was in the on position and felt that may have caused the problem.

- San Franciso, CA, USA

problem #2

May 232001

Silverado

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer was at aparking lot with gravel pavement, and vehicle was turned off. He turned vehicle on, put foot on brake, and shifted gear into drive. Vehicle took off with speed, and vehicle went into office machinery. Then it came with a complete stop. A mechanic looked over vehicle and found no problems with the throttle body, however did notice that the cruise control set was in the on position and felt that may have caused the problem.

- San Franciso, CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 262001

Silverado

  • miles
Engine stalled intermittently, and on four occasions vehicle has surged forward in heavy traffic. Vehicle been in dealer shop on two occasions, and had fuel injector replaced, but problem would reoccur. Feel free to provide any further details on this matter.

- Valleyview, TX, USA

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