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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,667 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.

2003 Chevrolet Silverado steering problems

steering problem

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2003 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 082005

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


The contact complained about steering failure. Anytime the vehicle stopped the steering column locked. The brakes must be released, allowing the vehicle to move forward slightly before the steering wheel will turn. The dealership replaced the following ;the gear box, gear shaft, power steering pump and a valve in the power steering. After each repair the problem remained, and it was more evident in the morning when the vehicle was first started. The dealer has been in constant contact with the manufacturer, who responded by letter to the contact telling him this was a characteristic of this vehicle, and they would do no further testing.

- Springfield, KY, USA

problem #2

Mar 212005

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle off in park, key turned 1 click, went in gear without foot on brake, crashed.

- Fennimore, WI, USA

problem #1

Jun 012003

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
Cluncking under hood felt in steering wheel. I have a 2001 Tahoe with the exact problem. The steering gear must be defective and should be replaced by the manufacturer.

- Fayetteville, AR, USA

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