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Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
68,500 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. full refund/repurchase by GM + additional expenses (2 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
  3. replace transmission (1 reports)
2001 Chevrolet Silverado transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 112009

Silverado LS

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles


While my brother was driving down the turnpike, his truck was running normally, no problems at all. I am glad that nobody was injured on this. His truck has been having tranny problems, but this was a newer one. While on the pike, like his car hit an invisible wall, went from 65 to 0 in a second!! If someone was behind him, the car would hit his at 65 and demolish the entire rear end. It was towed to the nearest repair shop, and they said it was a tranny failure. I don't know if anyone else had this happen, but he told this to us right after it happened.

- , Conway, NH, USA

problem #3

Apr 272009

Silverado LS 5.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 134,000 miles

well first i had both front cv joints go out and i have the engine knock and the tranny gone out once and is going out again and i have replaced the rear end twice. the last time i put in a locker and since i put in the locker i have had the leaf spring perches on the rear snap and had to welded them and had the fuel regulator go out and made the truck not start on the first try like always and then the fuel pump went out and replaced it and that fixed the starting problem. but this is bull sh*t i am going back to older trucks because i get the same fuel mileage in a older truck you would think that they would have all this crap even better than back in the day they have had almost a hundred years to fix this and better it but does any one want to buy my truck just kidding

- , Jackson, CA, USA

problem #2

Apr 182004

(reported on)

Silverado LX

  • 10,237 miles

i bought this truck brand new off the show room floor. about 1,000 miles the transmission fail and was like in neutral when it was in drive. took it to dealer and they did the double transmission flush. got it back and it was fixed... well until the next morning when i had a driveway full off tranny fluid, called to have it towed from my driveway and it ended up being the rear mainseal and the tranny pan. the main seal was the cause of the slipping transmission and "MR GOODWRENCH" supposivly over tightened the bolts and squished the gasket on the pan. and about roughly 5,000 miles the seat had started on fire because the electric seat motor burned up and the truck stunk like burnt rubber, so they replaced the seat, carpet, headliner, and shampooed the back seat and passenger seat just to get the smell out. and off coarse the rear main seal blew again shortly after that, it was reapaired and then it blew again at 10,000 miles. i then took legal action and i guess by law if the same thing goes wrong three times it is concidered a lemon. GM baught the truck back with out going to court. but i paid $27,999 for the truck. i put 3,000 down and paid on it for 9 monthsso over all the truck costed $32,306 after tax and liscens. but they only gave me what i owed on the truck wich was $26,300 well wheres the $6006 that i paid. i didnt get that back so basicly i paid $6006 to drive the truck for 9 whole wopping months what a rip off!!!

- , Orlando, FL, USA

problem #1

Oct 152002

(reported on)


  • 9,765 miles

Complete clutch explosion & transmission failure. Tried 12 times to get this truck repaired!! Costing me a fortune for a truck that won't run! GM OBVIOUSLY doesn't care at all! For all the details, please check my homepage.

- , Oklahoma City, OK, USA

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