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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,500 miles

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2003 Chevrolet Silverado drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2003 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 252004

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,000 miles


I purchased a new Chevrolet Silverado truck on 8/15/2003. I drove it 15,000 miles and the transmission went out and was replaced. On another trip returning from denver to durango I was driving on a mountain road when the back wheels suddenly, without warning locked up. This caused the truck to go into an uncontrolled skid and I crashed into the side of the mountain. The truck bounced back into the road and almost forced other cars off the highway. The opposite side of the highway was very steep with no guardrail. Had I skidded that direction, I would have tumbled some 200 feet or more. To add to this the airbags did not deploy upon direct frontal impact with the mountain. All of this information was noted in the Colorado highway patrol accident report # 908fzeh21P. General Motors has accepted responsibility but 10+ weeks later has not replaced the totaled truck!

- Durango, CO, USA

problem #1

Mar 012004

Silverado 4WD

  • miles
All attempts to remove and recondition/replace the front differential to drivable and mechanically safe four wheel drive condition were unsuccessful. (nar)

- Helena, MT, USA

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