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Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
125,000 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. ignition switch (2 reports)
  2. not sure (2 reports)
2001 Chevrolet Silverado electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 232016


  • Automatic transmission
  • 200,000 miles


It really irritates me because I stopped at the auto parts store the other day to get something and when I went outside to go it WOULD NOT START. Had to leave it over night.

- , Fremont, MI, USA

problem #3

Mar 092010


  • 90,000 miles

I was out fishing at a lake about an hour from the house when i get back to the landing i go to back the boat trailor down and the truck will not start. This is a problem when you get stranded with a trailer and boat in the water. The problem went away for a while then came back many months later when it came back it was coupled with the engine cutting out or shutting off intermittently so i could be in the middle of rush hour my truck shut off in the middle of standing traffic and unable to turn it back on. So far i have replaced the ignition module, ignition coil and ignition switch. The ignition switch has fixed the will not start problem but i have not been able to decifer the problem with the engine shutting off intermittently. I am going to try to replace the camshaft sensor next I read somewhere that may fix it.

- , Warner Robins, GA, USA

problem #2

Jan 162010

Silverado Z71 5.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles

This first happened when I was trying to get to a big college exam in the middle of an Indiana winter. It was well below freezing and my silverado decided it wasn't a good morning to start. I turned the key, all dash lights came on but when I turned the key to start nothing, not even a crank. I could hear relays and fuel pump engage but the truck wouldn't even try to turn over. I waited for my fiance to pick me up and I went to class. I came back a few hours later and it started right up. I would also like to say that it had a new optima battery, so no it wasn't the battery or connectors all clean and new. This problem would continue in the same manner for the next 6 months or so, the only difference being in the wait time before the truck would decide to start. It was mostly within 6 hours but lasted up to two days. I haven't had any problems the last 4 months or so but I live in the constant threat of it coming back. If anyone has a solution let me know.

- , Greenwood, IN, US

problem #1

May 252007

(reported on)

Silverado 1500 4.3L V6

  • Manual transmission
  • 90,000 miles

This problem is so intermittent it is useless to take to shop. Last time I had it in for this they replaced the battery. It decreased how often it happens, but you still never know when it won't start. Last time we were trying to leave the Emergency Room with my sick & drugged Wife at 2AM.

- , High Point, NC, USA

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