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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,000 miles

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1996 Chevrolet Silverado seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1996 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 242005

Silverado 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 192,000 miles

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

While the caller was driving at 30 mph the brake failed, resulting in an accident. Another vehicle stopped in front of the caller's vehicle, and when he applied the brakes they did not work. The insurance adjuster said the main brake line to the back brakes was rusted through and caller said it was leaking fluid. The brake pedal went to the floor. There was a crash. One passenger w in callers vehicle sustained injuries. Upon impact, the air bags did not deploy. There were no warning lights on the dashboard. The police came and a report was taken. Dealer has not been contacted yet. Manufacturer was called, but they have not called him back. The other vehicle had some damage to the rear, but caller's vehicle was totaled.

- Greenwood, IN, USA

problem #2

Aug 292003

Silverado

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 45 mph the vehicle was broadsided by another vehicle. The drivers air bag did not deploy. The vehicle was totaled.

- Santa Rosa, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 121999

Silverado 4WD

  • miles
My son and his friend hit a bank head on and neither airbag deployed. I have talked to many different body shops and they told me this is really a problem with the 1996 and 1997 Chevy trucks. I really think something needs to be done about this. This is a major problem.

- Scales Mound, IL, USA

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