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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
81,876 miles

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2000 Chevrolet Silverado fuel system problems

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2000 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments

problem #18

Dec 102012


  • miles


The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that the rear upper shock mount and the fuel tank shocks were corroded, causing the fuel tank to become unstable. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the upper shock mount needed to be replaced. The failure was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was unknown.

- Salt Rock, WV, USA

problem #17

Nov 152013

Silverado 8-cyl

  • 132,013 miles
A brake line burst due to rust and corrosion, almost resulting in a rear end crash. I had to take the truck into the berm to avoid the crash. After inspection all the brake lines were corroded and rusty and had to be replaced. Also found that the fuel lines were also rusted, corroded and leaking. They also had to be replaced.

- Saint Albans, WV, USA

problem #16

Jun 012013

Silverado 8-cyl

  • 198,000 miles
I live in Connecticut and I have a 2000 Chevy Silverado K1500 ext cab 5.3L truck with 198000+ miles on it. The truck has been garaged just about its whole life since I bought it brand new. Last week my wife was driving the truck to the store. While coming to a stop sign just down the street the brakes failed. Fortunately she was coming to a stop and wasn't going fast with no one in front of her. She walked back to the house and I went down to find that a brake line had busted behind the drivers wheel on the frame rail before it goes over the frame to the ABS module. I had the truck towed back to my house and put in the garage to inspect it. I am amazed on how much that all of the brake lines are rusted. Some areas of the line when I touched it just fell apart in my hands. I have been hearing that just about everyone I know who owns 1999-2003 Chevy trucks are having brake line failing due to cheap steel rusted lines. While I was under the truck I also noticed that one of the cross members that support the right rear shock plus the gas tank is supported off of is rusted with only half a tube left. Plus just about all of my gas lines have serious rust on them. My other issue is that the rocker panels on both sides of the cab are rusted threw to a point that you can stick your hand in them. When is Chevy going to get off their butt and do something about this. The brake lines, fuel lines & cross member corrosion are safety issues that should be dealt with before people get hurt or worst killed.

- Uncasville, CT, USA

problem #15

Nov 012011

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • 145,000 miles


I took my 1500 Chevy pick-up to a GM dealer in ri, ( hurd GMC) after I smelled gasoline when driving, the service dept informed me that the fuel line is rotted (at or near the fuel filter)and leaking gasoline near the exhaust, they told me not to drive the truck, for fear of a fire. They also noted that the brake lines the run down the drivers side frame rail are also rotted. I have repaired other brake lines in the front, last year, because of leaking brake fluid, the GM dealer quoted me a price of around $2000 to replace the entire fuel line from the tank to the injectors. Which included replacement of all rotted brake lines. I have parked the truck for fear of a fire, or possible loss of brakes. The truck is not a rusted mess underneath, I took care not to drive on salty roads, these lines are made of raw steel, I believe if they were stainless steel, I would not be in this mess. What does one do with a perfectly good truck, but can't drive it for fear of fire or crash "?"

- N. Scituate, RI, USA

problem #14

Aug 132011


  • 200,000 miles
Rear fuel tank strap was rusty. Broke off going down the road at 55 mph. Did not cause an accident.

- Locust Grove, OK, USA

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problem #13

Aug 032011


  • 163,000 miles
Noticed fuel tank strap hanging from underneath vehicle. Upon inspection of fuel tank strap noticed that the strap had rusted & separated about four inches from the bolt mounting location. Fuel tank did not fall to the ground but probably would have if I kept driving it. Noticed that GM uses a rubberized coating on the strap. Water & moisture were able to migrate into the top area of the coating and sit between the rubber coating and the strap & not have any exit point. This caused a moist environment and over time accelerated rust/corrosion between the rubber coating & the steel strap. Poor design & serious safety issue. Pictures are available (can't copy into this form). Multiple similar complaints found on the internet.

- Oxford, MI, USA

problem #12

Dec 082010


  • 83,000 miles


Fuel sensor causing fuel gauge to act erratic. Have to use trip meter to keep up with mileage so I won't run out of gas again! gauge may show empty and cause low fuel light to come on when there is a full tank- to showing half full when it is actually empty.

- Powder Springs, GA, USA

problem #11

Nov 022006


  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,300 miles
We had two 2000 year model chevolet Silverado truck we got rid of one because the gas gauge when filled up.the law fuel light comes on and it would cost alot to have fixed, I think it should be the factory's responceablity to replace this.I have talked to alot of people who has the same problem with there 2000 model Chevy Silverado trucks.what can be done?

- Arkadelphia, AR, USA

problem #10

Jan 152006

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
On going problem with the fuel gauge in my Silverado since new which gives inaccurate readings and now has become a very serious safety issue. I ran out of gas and my vehicle suddenly stopped as I was going through a tunnel the other day at 50 mph with a Transport truck behind me! GM says its a defective sensor.

- Welland, 00, USA

problem #9

Nov 152005

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,457 miles
: the contact stated the vehicle stalls intermittently without warning. This only occurred when the vehicle was stopped however the vehicle would restart immediately. The vehicle was taken to dealer for inspection and the fuel pump was replaced. There is a NHTSA recall, # 05V155000 regarding the fuel system, gasoline: Fuel pump. The vehicle has the same problem as indicated in the recall; however it is not included in the recall due to the model and VIN. 05/30/06 updated - fuel pump and leaking fuel pressure regulator were replaced.

- Oshkosh, WI, USA

problem #8

Jan 142004

Silverado 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles


2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The gas guage keeps going from full to empty. It does it all the time.

- Perris, CA, USA

problem #7

Jan 282004

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,000 miles
Truck had 41000 miles and the gas gauge started jumping from empty to full. Around 44000 miles the ABS brake light on the dash appeared, took to dealer, said it was the sensor at/near the center bottom of engine and was common, it would cost me around $1000 to have it repaired or wait to see if it was recalled and just drive my truck using the hyd brakes only. I have been doing this. Had only the man. Warranty that ended at 36 K. very disappointed, very long.

- Bowling Green, MO, USA

problem #6

Nov 012001

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
Starting in late 2001 the fuel gauge started fluctuating from full to empty and anywhere in between even after filling the tank. Chevy service manager said this was a common problem with these vehicles and would cost about $400 to repair. Since this is a common problem, Chevrolet should be required to pay for repairs.

- Cabot, AR, USA

problem #5

Feb 162004

Silverado 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • 69,000 miles
After filling the vehicle with fuel, the fuel light comes on to say low fuel, the gauge goes to empty. The consumer is concerned the fuel tank may cause a vehicle fire.

- Clear Fork, WV, USA

problem #4

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 #3

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 #2

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 #1

Apr 052003

Silverado 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles
Fuel gauge not working properly causing truck to stop in the middle of a four lane road this gas gauge problem has occurred in my other vehicle a 1997 Monte Carlo and my daughters lumina, so this is not an isolated incident. A problem of this kind could be very dangerous on an expressway.

- Acworth, GA, USA

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