ANNOUNCEMENT: The Car Book 2018 is now online!

Ratings on over 1,000 new & used models going back 5 years, from the Center from Auto Safety. Learn more about The Car Book 2018 here.

Print this page

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,877 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.

1996 Chevrolet Silverado transmission problems

transmission problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 1996 Chevrolet Silverado:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

1996 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments

problem #13

Feb 232004

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,400 miles

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

Transmission started slipping and stopped shifting into 3rd gear at 50,000 miles. Was rebuilt at trans service shop. Cause was lack of ground wire between control module and transmission causing erratic fluid pressures. I paid the $1470 repair bill. Tsb described the defect, I was not notified. This was preventable from Chevy's perspective.

- Palatine, IL, USA

problem #12

Jun 232003

(reported on)

Silverado

  • miles
Consumer noticed that while traveling, transmission goes out during passing gear. Consumer is now on 3rd transmission.

- Robstown, TX, USA

problem #11

Apr 212001

Silverado 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When accelerating from a stop vehicle would not go into gear properly. Vehicle would not go from one gear to another. Dealer contacted. Consumer states that the transmission is currently changing correctly, however now there is a fluid leak, dealer wants to charge consumer for these repairs.

- Martinsville, VA, USA

problem #10

Oct 312001

Silverado 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Z71 truck transmission failed at 55,000 miles. GM states that my vehicle is in excellent condition & that there was nothing that I did to cause the failure. GM service bulletin (doc. #225207) states that the vcm can cause erratic line pressure with the 4L60-E transmission. Although the bulletins are for tech. Info only, this service bulletin documents a known pre-existing defect that can "lead" to premature transmission failure due to the vcm communicating intermittent, erratic, unstable line pressure. The bulletin addresses the problem & potential "failure or damage" versus being informative & tools needed for the job. Because consumers are not notified of bulletins, they end-up paying for these repairs out of pocket, never knowing they stem from factory defects & could be repaired for little or nothing. Notification precludes additional problems & expense that could be covered by the warranty or hidden warranty (so called good will program).

- Wilmington, NC, USA

problem #9

Mar 102000

Silverado 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
This is the second transmission that failed at 10,000 miles on replacement. Exact thing happend loud noise lost forward gears and reverse and forward came back without reverse. This vehicle has never been used to tow.

- Nashua, NH, USA

problem #8

Mar 102000

Silverado

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
1st transmission went at 37,000 on 3/10/2000 2nd transmission went on 06/24/2001 with only 10,000 mi on it. 7 1996 vehicles around the same mileage that we know have had to be replaced. Thank you.

- Nashua, NH, USA

problem #7

Mar 092001

Silverado

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

I was told that transmission failed because a modifacation was not made.why was I not notified ?

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #6

Jan 012000

Silverado

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer was traveling on highway and heard a noise. Was able to pull over to shoulders. Vehicle was towed to dealership, and mechanic told him that transmission needed to be replaced.

- Louisburg, NC, USA

problem #5

Oct 032000

(reported on)

Silverado

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving on a side street and giving vehicle gas rpms would go up, but vehicle would not move due to transmission going out. Dealrr has not seen vehicle.

- Ashville, OH, USA

problem #4

Jun 232000

Silverado

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving transmission exploded, resulting in a vehicle fire. Manufacturer has been notified. When explosion occured there was a bad smell of transmission fluid. After pulling over the vehicle, heavy smoke poured out from under the hood, and the vehicle burnt completely.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #3

Mar 152000

Silverado

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Transmission experiences problem with loss of 3rd. And 4th. Gear. Dealer notified, and vehicle is being repaired.

- Chokio, MN, USA

problem #2

Oct 011999

Silverado

  • miles
While driving at 55 mph transmission/ egr valve and headlight's went out. When making a right turn the transmission started to slip, and the consumer was unable to to get the vehicle into reverse.

- Belzin, IN, USA

problem #1

Apr 151997

Silverado

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission failed.

- Temperance, MI, USA

Not what you are looking for?