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Crashes / Fires:
5 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,599 miles

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2000 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #34

Apr 162015

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • 121,000 miles


As I was topping the curve of an entrance ramp, I felt the rear of the truck lose traction on the wet asphalt and the tail started to move. I let off the gas pedal to gain control, and the engine continued to propel the truck as if the gas pedal was stuck. This caused the rear of the truck to continue around and slammed the front of the truck into a guard rail and finally came to a stop with truck parallel to guard rail and facing in the opposite direction of traffic. I was holding the brakes as soon as I realized the truck was out of control. If not for the guard rail, my family and I would have been propelled over a steep embankment with fatal results. This is the first time I've had this occur on this vehicle since I purchased it in 2001. This is a major safety issue.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #33

Jul 062012

Silverado 8-cyl

  • 144,000 miles
Attempted to stop at 10 mph driving straight antilock brake system activated, had no brakes, put transmission into 1st gear stopped 1 foot from building. Almost went through plate glass window! I just changed both my front antilock sensor's and had no effect on the loss of the brakes, they just pulsed. Owned this vehicle since 2001 and have had two antilock brake computers replaces at a cost of $800 each time.

- Flint, MI, USA

problem #32

Apr 172006

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles
: the vehicle was taken to a service dealer who determined the problem was in the throttle plate. Updated 5/4/2006 - when the accelerator was pressed it took a while before the vehicle would accelerate then it would accelerate suddenly.

- Suffolk, VA, USA

problem #31

Feb 052006

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,966 miles


Ref: NHTSA action #EO2015--------------over the past two weeks the throtle had been sticking on my 2000 Chevy Silverado 5.3 engine. On Feb 5 while aproching a light it stuck at 30 mph. After applying the brakes the vehicle wouldnt stop and vehicle continued forward. Evasive action was taken by driving off into a field and placing the truck in neutral. Feb 6 the vehicle was taken to weed Chevy in bristol pa and they replaced the throttle body.two plugs in the plate and the PCV valve. When I paid my bill I noticed on the bill that there was a service flash for the mechanic, that this was a existing problem.

- Hulmeville , PA, USA

problem #30

Jul 012004

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer stated the accelerator was sticking in his vehicle. The problem seemed to be worse when the vehicle heated up. A certified mechanic stated it was a defective throttle body. This happens mostly while the vehicle is being driven at low speeds. The mechanic stated the throttle body needed to be replaced.

- Pollock Pines, CA, USA

problem #29

Mar 312005


  • miles
I had to have the throttle body on my 2000 Chevy Silverado replaced due to the accelerator sticking. My mechanic informed me that there is a technical service bulletin out from General Motors regarding replacing the throttle body when this condition occurs. I believe this part was defective, poses a safty concern and should be recalled by General Motors.

- West Allis, WI, USA

problem #28

Jan 112005

Silverado 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles


I have owned this truck since Dec 2001 the fuel gauge has worked on and off since then it will work fine then when I fill the tank it will read no fuel and the low fuel warning light will come on until it gets down to about 3/4 tank the it will start working again. If I am sitting idling the gage will go to zero then will slowly creap back up when vehicle is moving. Also have problem with gas pedal sticking. I have to remove air cleaner hose and lube throttle body butterfly to un stick it about once a month.

- Clarksville, TN, USA

problem #27

Apr 192004


  • 70,000 miles
The consumer would have to depress the acceleration pedal to the floor for vehicle acceleration. The dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem. The cause was not determined.

- Adkins, TX, USA

problem #26

Feb 042004

Silverado 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 98,000 miles
My wife was driving the vehicle. She stopped at a red light, in rush hour traffic, in the rain. Upon accelerating from the light, the throttle suddenly became stuck wide open. She pushed the clutch, took the truck out of gear and managed to pull safely to the side of the road. The cause of the incident, was the air deflector in the throttle body. It broke off and fell into the throttle, wedging it open. Dealer blamed poor maintenance, using premium gas in the truck, and told her to "drive the sh out of it" the way it is. The truck has always had all scheduled maintenance as recommended in the owners manual.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #25

Apr 182004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles
The driver side tailgate cable broke, and the passenger side tailgate cable was hanging by some threads. Also, passenger door will not unlock, and there was a delay in acceleration. The tailgate cable was replaced with the same type that failed. The fuel gauge was not working properly. The fuel sender/ pump unit and actuator had to be replaced.

- Springfield, OH, USA

problem #24

Mar 232004

Silverado 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Truck is hard to start in warmer weather. It will turn over several times before it will start or I press the accelerator to get sufficient gas to start the truck. Also...since I bought this truck I have had difficulty in with the gas pedal 'sticking' and it lunges before I back off the gas and accelerate normally. It's a pain and one day will get someone hurt. VIN number is [xxx]. information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Cleveland, TN, USA

problem #23

Jan 302004


  • 83,000 miles
While driving at 10 mph consumer was pulling into driveway and vehicle suddenly accelerated without warning. Consumer was standing on the brakes with both feet but the vehicle did not slow down, and it collided with the side of the house. Consumer sustained ankle and the lower back injuries.

- Hot Springs, AR, USA

problem #22

Apr 192003

Silverado 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,412 miles
The throttle stuck on my 2000 Chevrolet C1500 Silverado and caused a unwanted acceleration event that resulted in a collision with a pole in a parking lot. The defect existed within the throttle assembly. Technical service bulletin 02-06-04-054A. I told the dealer back in 2001of the problem, and he cleaned the throttle, and told me it would be okay, and to burn better gas, but I continued to have problems later, and was worse than before. I called the dealership they told me to come in and have it looked at, only for them to tell me after I got there that they didn`T have time to work on it that day, and told me to just keep driving it and be carefull. It was that weekend that the collision occurred.

- Sandwich, IL, USA

problem #21

Sep 252003

(reported on)


  • 60,000 miles
While pressing the accelerator pedal the vehicle initially hesitated before it took off suddenly. Once the accelerator pedal was released the vehicle to jerked forward. The cause of the failure has not been determine. *nljm

- East Tawas, MI, USA

problem #20

Mar 182003


  • miles
While driving the vehicle experienced sudden acceleration.

- Bridge City, TX, USA

problem #19

Mar 152003

Silverado 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Fuel throttle body-it seems that the gas pedal is hard to push. When we spoke with the Chevrolet dealer about this problem, all they would say is that they are aware that it might be a problem, but it is not covered under the warranty. But they would be happy to check it for us for a nominal sum of $150 plus any parts. If this was listed on a service advisory, but as yet I have not seen any recall. This is a ongoing problem, today I had to put the truck in park and literally stomp on the gas pedal more than 6 times before it would finally break loose and release. I refer to your technical service bulletins 000604007 # 126 and 000604007B, #191.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #18

Mar 072003

(reported on)


  • miles
Excessive effort was needed in order to accelerate, throttle sticking. The throttle body had to be replaced.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #17

Nov 012002

(reported on)

Silverado 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles
Within 24,000 miles, the truck has had two throttle control valves replaced which the dealership replaced with no problem. The valves caused the truck to respond abruptly. Mr initially there was a delay before the throttle pedal responded abruptly. Consumer is concerned this condition could be hazardous on slick roads.

- Latrove, PA, USA

problem #16

Jul 252001

Silverado 4WD

  • miles
Throttler sticks.

- Gaithersburg, MD, USA

problem #15

Dec 192001


  • miles
Throttle is sticking. Consumer was trying to park throttle got stuck, sending vehicle into the building. Contacted dealer, and the dealer replaced throttle body.

- Lagrande, OR, USA

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