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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 Chevrolet Silverado seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 182001

(reported on)

Silverado 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Driver's and passenger's seat belts will lock up while passengers are wearing them and will not unlock. Dealer has replaced belts on both sides a total of 7 times, including recall campaign#0045ss; 3 times on driver's side, twice on passenger's side, and both campaigns. Also, seat track locks too close to airbag, and will intermittently unlock. Track has been replaced 3 times.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #4

Sep 062000


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Platic part of seat belt on passenger's side broke without prior warning. It had to be replaced.

- Corpus Cristi, TX, USA

problem #3

Jun 072000


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer was traveling 40mph and while going around a curve a tire blew out, resulting in a crash. Upon impact, passenger's side airbag didn't deploy, nor did the seat belts help to secure the passenger & driver at the time of impact. Manufacturer has been contacted 3 times.

- Bridgereaux, LA, USA

problem #2

Jan 211999

(reported on)


  • miles
In discussing our problem with other owners for GM pu's we have found that in '97 & '99 models the front ends come welded and if not brought back within certain amt of milage dealer will not fix. Ours was out of aligment upon driving off lot the first time. Dealer said to drive about 1,000 mi. To break in and bring back and will fix. Called for appt. For seat belt and front end alignment, took in, seat belt partially fixed, had to order pts. This has been 8 months ago and pt for seatbelt still not in, also did not get alignment, they were running behind, was there 3 hrs, had to go to work, could not wait. Next time called for appt. Milage was above what dealer would fix. Took to modica bros. Sisbee, tx. And cost $119.95. These trucks are arriving to dealers from mfg. This way, discussed in length with many people with same problem. This is a GM gimick, I think all owners should demand that this be corrected. I own a '94 chev. Pu and never has been aligned with 125,000 mi. On it. Does not have to be this way. I want GM to refund everyones money who does not have time to set for alignment when it should be right in first place and hold up more than 3,000 mil. This is a disgrace, not to account for the wearing out of your tires. Please reply back to me

- Evadale, TX, USA

problem #1

Apr 281998

(reported on)

Silverado 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Seatbelt on passenger side is too short won't fasten over passenger's.

- Bonifay, FL, USA

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