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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,400 miles

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2003 Chevrolet Silverado steering problems

steering problem

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2003 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 272005

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,400 miles


The contact stated while backing the vehicle out of the garage the steering wheel would not turn. He depressed the brake pedal and it would not stop the vehicle. Then he pressed very hard on the brake pedal and the vehicle finally stopped. Had the vehicle towed to a dealership to have it inspected. They found the hydraulic pump that controlled the steering and the brakes needed to be replaced. Repairs were made.

- Waukesha, WI, USA

problem #2

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 #1

Oct 102004

Silverado 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,800 miles
While driving at various speeds vehicle loset power steering control. Vehicle was taken to the dealer, who informed the consumer that the power assist pump needed to be replaced because the power steering pump was leaking fluid.

- Horseheads, NY, USA

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