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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,681 miles

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2003 Chevrolet Silverado fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2003 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments

problem #3

May 122006

Silverado 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles


Anyone had their Chevy truck fuel pump replaced? apparently this is a default on lots of 2000 and later GM SUV's & trucks, a quick survey of people I know and their contacts has revealed that this is a common occurrence (4 confirmed). My 2003 truck (45K miles) is sitting in a dealership waiting for me to authorize +$1,000 in repairs (@10% of the value of the truck). There is a recall for Tahoe's & Suburban etc. Regarding this issue. I want to escalate this issue and make it a recall item. A fuel pump that fails to deliver enough fuel to an engine will lean it out and eventually kill the motor, making this a larger financial and hazardous issue. Please let the NHTSA know if this has happened to you. If it happened to an associate of yours, please have them email the ntsb directly. On craigslist.

- Brentwood, CA, USA

problem #2

Feb 142005

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,777 miles
I own a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pickup truck. The fuel pump quit and had to be replaced, when the vehicle had just under 45,000 miles. The cost of the repairs amounted to $642, and was not covered under warranty. I have talked with 2 other owners of GM vehicles of this type and year and they have also experienced fuel pump failure.

- West Unity, OH, USA

problem #1

Jan 252004

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,266 miles
Fuel pump failure. With only 10266 miles on odometer, the fuel pump failed causing the vehicle to stall in heavy highway traffic. We were nearly hit by other vehicles numerous times before making it to a shoulder.

- Thousand Oaks, CA, USA

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