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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,146 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.

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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 body / paint problems

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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #12

Oct 292003

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,996 miles


Tailgate support cables broke. My wife let down tailgate and had to catch the tailgate before it hit the bumper. There was no weight on it.

- Hesston, KS, USA

problem #11

Nov 012003

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 76,105 miles
2 complaints: 1. tailgate cable failed (broke) and tailgate fell off while closing it. 2. when braking, if encounter a bump in the road, ABS seems to kick in and let off the brakes, even tough no lock up occurs.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #10

Oct 252003

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles
When loading an off road vehicle to the back of the consumer's vehicle the tailgate cables broke, causing the tailgate to detach from the vehicle. This caused some damage to the vehicle.

- Arkansas City, KS, USA

problem #9

May 112003

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • 55,000 miles


The consumer placed clothes inside the tailgate while the vehicle was parked and the side cables broke from the tailgate knocking the consumer to the ground. The driver sustained back injuries. He drove himself to the hospital. The consumer was sitting on the tailgate when the cables broke. The consumer fell to the ground and injured his neck, back and shoulders.

- Raymore, MO, USA

problem #8

Jan 252003

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
Tailgate failure. While unloading a 4-wheel drive tailgate cable snapped. As a result the 4-wheel drive rolled backwards into a ditch. The cause of the failure was undetermined. Consumer was standing on the tailgate with the vehicle backed into a ditch. While trying to unload the atv, both cables snapped. The atv fell into the ditch and the bumper was dented.

- Carlock, IL, USA

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problem #7

Aug 012003

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles
I have a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado. While I was sitting on the tailgate, the strap broke and my tailgate is now sprung. I took it to the dealer who said all they could do was sell me a new strap. I purchased the strap and now one strap is longer than the other strap. I have the old strap and it broke right in the middle. I hurt my hip when it happened.

- Wright City, MO, USA

problem #6

Oct 162003

Silverado 2500 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


I was unloading a snow blower in a crate (about 300 lbs) from the back of my truck when both cables holding the gate snapped. Now I wasn't on it so it was just the blower when they snapped and I was able to catch my step on the ground. If I had been on the tail gate when this happened I could have gotten injured. Both cables had rusted on the inside of the plastic case that they are in and you could not have seen it from the outside. This to me is a very unsafe condition.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #5

Aug 262003

(reported on)

Silverado 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,000 miles
Ltr fm audrey wissinger (pa) concerned about the problems she experienced with her 2000 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck. Both front/rear rotors had to be replaced. The old brake linings were replaced with new ones. The rotors were literally falling apart-inferior metal. Dealer stated this was the result of the vehicle not being driven enough. There was a terrible "kluncking" sound in the rear end or drive shaft. This happened in a downshift or upshift. The dealer stated it was normal play in the drivetrain. All four wheels had to be replaced at 6000 miles because they were rusted. Tailgate strap broke at 17000 miles. When the 4-wheel drive was engaged, it made a terrible growling that didn't seem normal.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #4

Jul 032003

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer states that both tailgate support brackets broke simultaneously while standing on the truck bed. The consumer was injured as a result.

- Loose Creek, MO, USA

problem #3

Oct 072002

(reported on)

Silverado 2500

  • miles
Consumer stated both cables holding the lift gate failed simultaneously while hauling bales of straw.

- Harmony, PA, USA

problem #2

Aug 242002

Silverado 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While standing on vehicle's tailgate without any indication tailgate disengaged, causing consumer to fall to ground. Consumer stated the cables snapped unexpectedly which appeared to have weakened by corrosion, also the muffler was replaced.

- Racine, WI, USA

problem #1

Jun 202002

Silverado 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Tailgate has fallen off while driving, at 20 mph and 30-35 mph. No accident.

- East Alton, IL, USA

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