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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 1 of 3)

problem #51

Nov 032004

Silverado 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,000 miles

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

Intermittently windshield wipers failed to operate or function properly due to the defect described in recall 03V159000. But this vehicle was not included in the recall due to VIN. The windshield wiper motor had to be replaced.

- Huntington Beach, CA, USA

problem #50

Jun 232003

Silverado

  • miles
While traveling on the highway and without prior warning the windshield wipers will come on and off intermittently.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #49

Mar 272003

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 144,523 miles
Windshield wipers stopped working. Turned to high they started working, if put in limit time it did not work. Shut off truck and restarted truck they worked O.K. for 5 min. Then stopped again.

- Columbia Heights, MN, USA

problem #48

Nov 062002

(reported on)

Silverado

  • miles

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

Consumer state while using windshield wiper without any indication wiper would work intermits. Dealer has been contacted.

- Poland, OH, USA

problem #47

Jun 012000

Silverado 4WD

  • miles
Windshield wipers do not work all the time. They do not go down to low position on glass when not in use. My neighbor had similar vehicle that came off the same production line in Pontiac, mi within 3 weeks of each other. His wipers got recalled and mine did not. Go figure? we had the exact same problem.

- Royal Oak, MI, USA

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problem #46

May 112002

Silverado

  • miles
Multiple failure of windshield wipers without warning.

- Macedonia, OH, USA

problem #45

Jun 212002

Silverado 4WD

  • miles

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

Windshield wiper motor operates intermittently. Last failure occurred at 60 miles an hour during heavy thunderstorm. I was pulling a 7000 trailer on a two lane road with no shoulder. I had to slow down to approximately 25 mph so that I could see well enough to stay on the road, hopeing no one would rear end me. This problem is in GM's recall # 98043 and your # 98V150, but does not include my VIN #, even though the problem is exactly as explained in GM's recall. Thisw is a $270 repair that gmshould cover because the wiper motor is obviously defective and is a major safety problem. Thank you, dale hill.

- Sparks, NV, USA

problem #44

Jan 012001

Silverado

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Windshield wipers come on and off intermittently. Dealership is aware of problem. Dealer stated that vehicle was not involved in recall regarding this condition.

- Joaquin, TX, USA

problem #43

Dec 012000

Silverado

  • miles
This problem is intermittent, and appears to fai when either cd player or defroster is used. When both are discontinued and a small amount of time passes, windshield wipers work properly.

- Oxford, MS, USA

problem #42

May 042001

Silverado 4WD

  • miles
I have been on the freeway three times during heavy thunderstomes when my windshield wipers have failed to come on. I had heard a recall existed for 1996 Chevrolet pickups. I called my local dealer and Chevy customer service and was told my vehicle VIN was not included in the recall and I would have to pay 100% of the cost to replace the computer board for the wipers. I was told by Chevy customer service mine was an unfortunate incident and uncommon occurrence. I long since talked to other people and seen comments on the internet that my problem is not an isolated incident and other people are having the same problem and frustration as I am. One of the times the wipers failed to work was while my wife, 2 yr old child and I were on a family trip when it started to rain heavily; the wipers worked for a few times and then stopped, we pulled off the freeway and waited for the rain to stop before continuing on.

- Nampa, ID, USA

problem #41

Jun 012000

Silverado

  • miles

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

Windshield wipers operate intermittently and fail to operate during wet conditions. Manufacturer informed consumer that vehicle was not included in any recall. Please provide any additional information/attachments.

- Arbuckle, CA, USA

problem #40

May 152001

Silverado

  • miles
Windshield wipers work intermittently, . this can result in inoperative wipers, reducing a driver's visibility and increasing risk of a vehicle crash. Feel free to provide any further details on this matter.

- Mason, TN, USA

problem #39

Dec 052000

Silverado 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Windshield wipers fail to work properly when in use. Sometimes would turn on/off on their own. Would get out in rain and either jiggle wires or motor to get wipers working again. At high speed would start okay, but at low speed they worked once or twice before stopping.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #38

Mar 152001

(reported on)

Silverado

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

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #37

Mar 012001

Silverado 4WD

  • miles
Windshield wipers fail during heavy down pour.

- Newnan, GA, USA

problem #36

Feb 132001

(reported on)

Silverado

  • miles
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.

- Atlantic Beach, FL, USA

problem #35

Aug 011999

Silverado

  • miles
Windshield wiper motor failed twice. Nlm

- Stone Moun, GA, USA

problem #34

Nov 072000

(reported on)

Silverado

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Windshield wipers will fail intermittently during operation. Windshield wipers will stop in middle of windshield, causing poor to zero visibility. Defect is caused by failure of soldier joints in the computer of windshield wiper.

- Omaha, AR, USA

problem #33

Nov 062000

(reported on)

Silverado 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
NHTSA recall 98V150000/manufacturer's recall 98043;vehicle not included in recall due to VIN. When driving in rainy weather conditions windshield wipers are needed, and they stop working, causing poor driver's visibility.

- Dallas, GA, USA

problem #32

Oct 232000

(reported on)

Silverado

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
At 30,000 miles windshield wiper module failed intermittently. At 50,000 miles module completely failed, causing poor visibility during rain storm.

- Upland, CA, USA

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