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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,400 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.

1998 Chevrolet Silverado accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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1998 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 052004

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


While driving, the consumer applied the brakes and pedal went to the floor. The passenger's side front seat collapsed backward. The consumer was able to maintain control of the vehicle, and drove it home. The consumer contacted the dealer for a appointment and inspection. The driver's seat would not lock back in the upright position.

- Green Forest, AR, USA

problem #4

Apr 062003


  • 112,000 miles
The driver seat back failed to lock into place, the seat was in the reclining position. The dealer stated there was a crack in the metal.

- Newport News, VA, USA

problem #3

Jun 182001


  • miles
The truck was taken to the GMC dealer in mcminnville or. - a distance of 2 miles. We were on vacation and the only parts available was in portland and albany. Tied with a rope, I went to newport ore where we were staying. Blocked seatback with a laundry basket to come home to boise. Feel this is an equipment safety problem.

- Boise, ID, USA

problem #2

Apr 182001

(reported on)


  • miles
Consumer was trying to lay back of seat backward by using handle, and handle came off into consumer's hand.

- Payson, AZ, USA

problem #1

Nov 152000


  • miles
Vehicle was rear ended at 40mph. Upon impact, driver's seatback collapsed, resulting in injury to driver.

- Rockwall, TX, USA

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