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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,490 miles

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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.

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2000 Chevrolet Silverado drivetrain problems

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2000 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments

problem #10

Jan 312006

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,000 miles


: the contact stated the accelerator pedal sticks intermittently at no particular speed. The vehicle was taken to the local dealership twice for repairs. However, they did not remedy the problem. Also, there was a problem with the power steering pump. The steering pump fractured which resulted in immediate loss of hydraulic power assist. The hydro-boost power braking was increased after the braking assist was depleted. There is a NHTSA recall, # 05V005000, regarding the power steering pump. The vehicle has the same problems as indicated in the recall; however it is not included in the recall due to the VIN. The vehicle was taken to the dealership for repairs.

- Frankford, DE, USA

problem #9

Oct 202000

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles
I am writing to seek some assistance with an inferior product produced by GM. I have a Chevy 2000 Silverado Z71 pick up that has piston slap starting at around 15K miles and progressively worsened which the dealer states is normal wear. This expensive vehicle also has a rear end bang into drive and then reverse again the dealer states is normal. Recently I fixed a snapped cable for the drivers window which the same kind of cable was recalled for the tail gate cables. I have replaced recall items for the tail gate cables, drive shaft yolk and the ABS sensors to which it is still not functioning properly. All of which when presented to the dealer and the response was it is normal, until the recall occurred. It seems the policy of a company which creates an inferior product is to state, "it is normal" to the consumer until the government steps when enough people complain and makes the dealer own up to the problems with the products and finally treats the consumer with more compassion, and to some degree "decency". with the many problems with this vehicle the government needs to step in and help the consumer with the dealership resistance to fix the problems caused by more concern for profit than quality.

- Weymouth, MA, USA

problem #8

Jul 222004

Silverado 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
While applying the brakes, the vehicle jerked and vibrated uncontrollably. The consumer was able to maintain control of the vehicle, and drove it to the dealer for inspection. The mechanic determined that the front rotors rusted, and needed to be replaced. The brake problem was continuous front and back since 5958 miles. Chevrolet would not replace the brakes. The calipers were leaking, the security light had come on three times when the vehicle was in motion with the key, the reluctor ring/sensor was out of adjustment caused by rust, and the driveline made a clanking sound. GM had been made aware of the problems.

- Gasport, NY, USA

problem #7

Aug 052001

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles


Clanking noise in driveline and had it to dealer couple of times. They put grease on the driveshaft yoke and took care of problem for a month or so and no it is doing it again and was told by dealer there is a new yoke that is nickel plated. Of course it cost almost $200 and truck is out of warranty. So now I am stuck paying for the repair.

- Irvington, KY, USA

problem #6

Aug 262003

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,000 miles
Ltr fm audrey wissinger (pa) concerned about the problems she experienced with her 2000 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck. Both front/rear rotors had to be replaced. The old brake linings were replaced with new ones. The rotors were literally falling apart-inferior metal. Dealer stated this was the result of the vehicle not being driven enough. There was a terrible "kluncking" sound in the rear end or drive shaft. This happened in a downshift or upshift. The dealer stated it was normal play in the drivetrain. All four wheels had to be replaced at 6000 miles because they were rusted. Tailgate strap broke at 17000 miles. When the 4-wheel drive was engaged, it made a terrible growling that didn't seem normal.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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problem #5

May 202003


  • 61,900 miles
Driveshaft broke in half completely. Dealer notified.

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

problem #4

Jun 082001

(reported on)

Silverado 4WD

  • miles


Popping noise and slack in front drive train - dealer cannot find problem after repeated attempts. Finally found noise problem around dash - windshield is not glued in and could come out at any time - very dissatisfied with purchase. Dealership refuses to try and locate popping noise any further as they have been unable to locate the problem.

- Mt. Vernon, TX, USA

problem #3

May 152000


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When driving between 40-50 mph vehicle vibrates. Can be felt through steering wheel/ gas pedal and seat. Consumer thinks it may be drivetrain related. To dealer 4 times, no remedy. Dealer balanced tires, replaced driveshaft and adjusted suspension.

- Belton, MO, USA

problem #2

Oct 212000


  • miles
Vehicle experiencing severe vibration when starting off from a cold start. Problem is due to a defective design of driveshaft. Manufacturer notified, and informed consumer that they were aware of problem. But, there was no corrective action to this problem at this time. Please feel free to provide further detauls on this matter.

- Farmington, PA, USA

problem #1

Sep 142000

Silverado 4WD

  • miles
Driveline - transmision or driveshaft or rear end has exteame slack. Vehicle hesitates when taking of in forward or reverse causing the vehicle surge (or jump forward or backward)creating a situation that is unsafe, seriously imacts the driveablity and dramatically reduces the value of the vehicle. When the vehicle is "cold" this problem does not "show as bad as it does after the vehicle is driven for 30 minutes or so. The dealers service department (ron hue mgr.) will not acknoledge the problem although the dealers sales manager (jeff sauer, sales mgr.) did drive the vehicle and has acknoledged that the problem exists. This problem is one that is at its worst when trying to park or menuver in tight spaces. A $32,000 truck should not do this and the manufacturer should do whatever it takes to fix the problem! after numerous trips to the dealer and countless phone calls - nothing has been done!! please help!!

- Louisville, KY, USA

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