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8.1

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,579 miles

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1996 Chevrolet Silverado windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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1996 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #31

Oct 122000

Silverado

  • miles

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

Intermittently windshield wipers become inoperable, obstructing view of driver. A recall has been issued on similar makes and models; however this vehicle was not included due to VIN.

- Cookeville, TN, USA

problem #30

Sep 282000

(reported on)

Silverado

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Windshield wipers will fail intermittently, causing poor visibility. Dealer has replaced pulse wiper module which corrected defect. Dealer claimed this was the same part as indicated in the recall which only applied on prior vehicles of that same model. The recall on windshield wiper was issued but this vehicle was not part of the recall eventhough part are the same.

- Fair Oaks, CA, USA

problem #29

Sep 192000

Silverado

  • miles
Windshield wipers work intermittently. Problem can result in inoperative windshield wipers, reducing a driver's visibility and increasing risk of a vehicle crash. Please feel free to provide any further details.

- Belaire, MD, USA

problem #28

Aug 302000

(reported on)

Silverado

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Intermittently windshield wipers become inoperable, obstructing view of driver. A recall has been issued on the vehicle's make and model; however, this vehicle was not included due to the VIN. Vehicle died while driving.

- Indinola, IA, USA

problem #27

Aug 222000

(reported on)

Silverado 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Windshield wipers and washer do not come on at all. At one time, they would intermittently work. Currently, they don't work at all. Dealer has been contacted. The problem of windshield wiper and washer failure is caused by bad computor module.

- Lawrenceville, GA, USA

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problem #26

Jul 011999

Silverado 4WD

  • miles
Windshield wipers fail to operate on occasions. I have reviewed a number of other complaints you have received concerning this problem. My brother also has a 1996 Chevrolet Silverado with the same problem. This problem could cause accident when raining if the wipers do not work. I suggest that you have this model recalled before the manufacturer is sued for the problem.

- Columbus, GA, USA

problem #25

Jul 112000

(reported on)

Silverado

  • miles

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

While driving in rainy weather conditions windshield wipers intermittently become inoperable.

- Guntersville, AL, USA

problem #24

Feb 152000

Silverado

  • miles
Windshield wipers worked intermittently. Dealer notified, and informed consumet that vehicle was not covered under manufacturer's recall due to VIN. Feel free to provide further details.

- Baton Rouge, LA, USA

problem #23

May 262000

(reported on)

Silverado

  • miles
While driving in a heavy downpour and needing windshield wipers, they stopped working, causing poor visibility. Also, recall 98V150001 dealt with the same problem. However, this vehicle was not included due to VIN.

- Cottondale, FL, USA

problem #22

Aug 311998

Silverado

  • miles
This module controls the windshield wipers, and it "freezes up" causing the wipers to stop. I was in a heavy rain, and had to stop. The dealer said that it is a recall item on S-10's, but not full size Chevrolet. This is the most unsafe defect I have ever heard of in my 54 years of life, 38 driving. Chevrolet should be ashamed!!! it failed once too many times, so I bought the part and fixed it myself. I think that maybe chevrelot should revert to "vacuum" wipers from the 40's as they, although slow at times, at least never quit on a driver.

- Denham Springs, LA, USA

problem #21

Mar 142000

(reported on)

Silverado

  • miles

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

Intermittently windshield wipers become inoperable, obstructing the view of the driver. A recall has been issued on similar makes and model. However, this vehicle was not included. Dealer has been notified.

- Laramie, WY, USA

problem #20

Nov 061999

Silverado 4WD

  • miles
The windsheild wipers work intermittently, when they are not working you hear a buzz comming from under the dash. I called the dealership, they are aware of the problem and a recall has been issued for certain VIN's not mine.

- The Colony, TX, USA

problem #19

Mar 011999

Silverado

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Windshield wipers will turn on and off intermittently, causing poor visibility. Vehicle VIN# is not included under recall due to VIN although it has the same defect.

- Perry, GA, USA

problem #18

Jan 112000

Silverado

  • miles
Windshield wipers work intermittently.

- Haynesville, LA, USA

problem #17

Jun 151999

Silverado

  • miles
Ongoing / intermittent problem with windshield wipers stop working during operation or just stop working. Dealer notified, and informed consumerthat vehicle was not part of recall due to VIN.

- Nederland, TX, USA

problem #16

Oct 151999

(reported on)

Silverado

  • miles
Windshield wipers will turn on and off intermittently, causing poor visibility. This vehicle was not included under recall due to VIN although it has the same defect.

- Rosharon, TX, USA

problem #15

Oct 121999

(reported on)

Silverado

  • miles
Intermittently the windshield wipers become inoperable, causing poor visibility. A recall has been issued on the vehicle's make and model. However this vehicle was not include due to VIN. Dealer and manufacturer have been notified.

- Breaux Bridge, LA, USA

problem #14

Aug 271999

Silverado

  • miles
Vehicle was experiencing intermittent problem with windshield wipers stopping to work during operation. Consumer replaced circuit board owner expense. Dealer /manufacturer notified and informed consumer that vehicle was not covered under recall. Consumer would like NHTSA to inform her why vehicle was not part of that recall.

- San Spring, OK, USA

problem #13

Jun 151999

Silverado

  • miles
Windshield wipers intermittentley stop working during operation. Dealer notified and informed consumer that they were not under recall and repairs would be at consumer's cost. Seeking help from NHTSA in this matter because it is a manufacturer's recall on another vehicle with the same part and problem. But this vehicle is not under recall due to VIN. NHTSA needs to investigate.

- Chesterfield Townshi, MI, USA

problem #12

Jan 151999

Silverado 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Ongoing / intermittent problem with windshield wipers stopping while on. Dealer notified and informed consumer that vehicle was not under recall due to VIN. Owner informed that if problem could not be replicated, corrective measures could not be taken.

- Saint Louis, MO, USA

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