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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
72,867 miles

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1998 Chevrolet Silverado windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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1998 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 012005

Silverado 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles


1998 Chevy. Silverado P/U truck. Wipers began stopping in July 2005. Have to stop in driving rain to move wires at control/motor outside. Extremely dangerous in heavy traffic, no place to stop. Safety of self and family in extreme danger. Web is full of complaints yet no recall, or is there? please advise asap. I am tired of jeopardizing my life and that of my family due to GM failure to notify me and thousands of others of this problem and proper way to repair. Does not occur just once, but almost every time wipers are required. Next question about incident date is misleading-does not occur just once, but many times.

- Rosman, NC, USA

problem #2

May 272003

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,600 miles
On 5-27-03 I was traveling in the left hand lane of interstae 83 crossing the South bridge, over the susquehanna river. It was raining hard at the time and my windshield wipers stopped working. I could hear the motor running but the windshield wipers were not moving. I was able to make my way to the shoulder of the road, with very limited visibility, and pull off the road without accident. When I took the vehicle for service the following day I was told that Chevrolet was aware of the problem but no recall had been done to address it. The circuit board for the wipers needed replaced. The wiper failure had occured two other times in the past, but I was parked at those times and in no danger of an accident.

- Mechanicsburg, PA, USA

problem #1

Oct 012002

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles
I own a 1998 Chevrolet Silverado, 4X4, extended cab, 1/2 ton and it has a malfunction of some sort in the windshield wiper motor or computer module of the wipers. The wipers will not activate when they are turned to the on position immediately as they should and once they finally do activate, they randomly and sporadically move and will not respond when I turn them off on the wiper controls switch. The vehicle is equipped with relay, variable speed and it does this no matter what speed setting it is on. Once they have been shut off on the control switch, they continue to keep going until I literally shut the vehicle off. Then they stop in the upright, vertical potion. Living in Arizona, I don't have to deal with a lot of rain, but when it does rain, it is a very frustrating and frightening time. I have a relative with a 1997 Silverado, 4X4, extended cab 1/2 ton that has the exact same problem and he received a recall notice from General Motors about this and has had his situation fixed. I want to know if my vehicle is covered under that recall. It was manufactured in 04/98. Please help find some information on this recall and what vehicles are affected. Thanks neil.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

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