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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 1
Average Mileage:
8,655 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 Chevrolet Silverado engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #3

Apr 032002

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


While driving 45 mph and without warning accelerator pedal will start vibrating violently. Mechanic stated there was a design flaw, and manufacturer has been notified.

- Ceader Lane, IN, USA

problem #2

Mar 222002

(reported on)

Silverado 4WD Diesel

  • miles
The problem is when coming to a stop (under braking) if you don't come to a complete and total stop and you decide to switch back to the accelerator, the truck free revs for about half a second and then dumps the transmission in gear. While this has yet to cause me any dangerous problems, I believe it very well could in the rain or ice/snow. If you're not prepared for it, sometimes it hits hard enough that for a moment you're somewhat disoriented, representing a dangerous situation if there's other traffic around.

- Garland, TX, USA

problem #1

Nov 012000


  • miles
When pressing on gas it does not engage, it is sticking in throttle body. When it did engage, it caused vehicle to take off at a rapid acceleration. Took to dealer, and they cleaned throttle body, and problem stopped for a couple of months, but it did not correct the problem.

- Monticello, MN, USA

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