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150,500 miles
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2000 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments

problem #2

May 152010

Silverado LS 5.3L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles


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rusting rusting rusting rusting

It started rusting on the rocker at about 120,000 It wasn't too bad. Always washed it in winter from salt and always kept in a garage. Now to today, the rocker panels are so rusted, I can stick my hand up in the panel on both sides! Half of the actual steel body is hanging and rusted, it looks like an eye sore. Also on the lower right fender, the bottom part of it is completely gone, as seen in the pictures. The inside the of the lower doors are also rusting pretty bad, the doors are practically rusting from the inside out. It's a annoying problem, even thought I always washed the salt off and always kept it in a heated garage, it still rusted out. I'm sure the body is gonna fall apart before the engine even goes.....

I know I live in Minnesota, but even washing the salt off and keeping in a heated garage, and it does this... It's really annoying. At this point it isn't worth fixing. It would cost more than what the truck is worth to fix all the rust. Don't need a recall, just a heads up. It seems like these Chevys rust pretty bad, so if you're getting one, beware of rust. Even get an epoxy coating to protect it from rusting.

- jakev, Columbus, MN, US

problem #1

Apr 012011

Silverado LT

  • 181,000 miles

I have a 2000 Chevy Silverado 1500 5.3 liter V8 with 181,000 miles. I use this truck to pull a horse trailer. I notice it started getting a rust spot on the back fender. I match the color of the paint used rust paint and then paint over that with the paint of the truck. I now notice just this week the other side is starting to show the little rust bubbles. My bumper has two small rust spots. I will hopeful be getting rid of it soon. Runs great. It has trouble pulling my two horse trailer now that it older. But it does it. I have a hole in my bed and my auto guy said on Chevy the bed does not rust every thing will. I m going with a Ford. I have two transmission in this and I don't want to put a thrid. I want to get ride of it before I have too....

- kmud1, Ringwood, New Jesery, US

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