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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,774 miles

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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 body / paint problems

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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Owner Comments

problem #10

Dec 122015

Silverado 2500

  • 100,500 miles


I was having the exhaust changed when I was notified that one of the cross members for the frame had rusted completely through and needed to be repaired. It has been repaired, but I was informed that excessive rust is in various locations on the rear of the frame and will need to be watched closely. Keep in mind that these cross members support the fuel tank and if one would break, it looks like it could cassette fuel tank to fall off. The truck has 100,500 miles on it, which is not excessive for the year. The truck spent most of its life in Michigan, but now resides in Illinois. I have read several forums having the same complaints for the 99-2007 model year vehicles. There are several holes placed on these cross members by the manufacturer that allow moisture in, with no place for the moisture to go once it is place. I am sure there is also a lack of proper paint application and even poor steel that is likely causing the issue. Just as Toyota has done, Chevy should offer a recall for excessive rust on the frame. The Toyota Tundra recall offers a new frame for any Tundra with a rust hole 10mm or larger. Why isn't the NHTSA investigating this further? this a serious safety concern and also considerably lowers the value of the vehicle. GM and Chevy need to be held accountable for their decisions when designing and manufacturing these vehicles, just as Toyota took accountability for their decisions.

- Morton, IL, USA

problem #9

Oct 292015

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that water leaked into the driver and passenger side floorboards of the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown....updated 02/04/16

- Timmionsville, SC, USA

problem #8

Sep 072014

Silverado 2500

  • 42,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado equipped with Firestone tires, tire line Firestone steel radial A/T tires, dot vn118ac030. The contact stated while driving at low mileage, the front passenger tired blew out. The tire was taken to a shop and replaced. The contact stated there was highway construction that may affected the tire. The manufacturer of the tire was notified of the issue. The approximate failure was 42,000.

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #7

Jun 012013

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • 198,000 miles


I live in Connecticut and I have a 2000 Chevy Silverado K1500 ext cab 5.3L truck with 198000+ miles on it. The truck has been garaged just about its whole life since I bought it brand new. Last week my wife was driving the truck to the store. While coming to a stop sign just down the street the brakes failed. Fortunately she was coming to a stop and wasn't going fast with no one in front of her. She walked back to the house and I went down to find that a brake line had busted behind the drivers wheel on the frame rail before it goes over the frame to the ABS module. I had the truck towed back to my house and put in the garage to inspect it. I am amazed on how much that all of the brake lines are rusted. Some areas of the line when I touched it just fell apart in my hands. I have been hearing that just about everyone I know who owns 1999-2003 Chevy trucks are having brake line failing due to cheap steel rusted lines. While I was under the truck I also noticed that one of the cross members that support the right rear shock plus the gas tank is supported off of is rusted with only half a tube left. Plus just about all of my gas lines have serious rust on them. My other issue is that the rocker panels on both sides of the cab are rusted threw to a point that you can stick your hand in them. When is Chevy going to get off their butt and do something about this. The brake lines, fuel lines & cross member corrosion are safety issues that should be dealt with before people get hurt or worst killed.

- Uncasville, CT, USA

problem #6

Dec 152009

Silverado 2500 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that the frame was extremely corroded. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnosis. The mechanic stated that the rear shackles would have to be replaced. Additionally, the brake lines were found to be corroded. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000.

- Center Ossipee, NH, USA

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problem #5

Feb 272013

Silverado 2500

  • 140,242 miles
Was driving my 2000 1500 and had brake failure. Upon inspection not only did I find extensive rust on lines but my rear shackles are rotting through and some places on the frame. Started to think there no way this should not be happening to this truck. Only 140000 miles this has got to be a case of poor quality. Not only is this a safety issue and should be checked on but it is an expensive fix. I did slide off the road but I came to a safe stop in a field luckily my E-brake worked and nobody else was around. Could you please investigate this and take care of it. Chevrolet should stand by their product but they don't care about us, they just want their money. Also there is a lot of rust on body of truck, like actual holes in bedside and passenger side rocker panel is bad. Thank you for your time and consideration, sincerely Chevy truck owner:(

- New Providence, PA, USA

problem #4

May 262010

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • 167,000 miles


I had brake line failure, due to rusted lines, had to replace all lines!! almost caused an accident. Had rocker panels, and cab corners rust through, had to replace rear bumper, because of extreme rust through, have had to have frame repair, because of extreme rust. The rust is not slowing, and the truck will eventually have to be taken off the road, because it will be un- road worthy. Why will GM not address this widespread issue?

- Vassalboro, ME, USA

problem #3

Feb 102001

Silverado 2500

  • miles
Water would get inside of vehicle when its raining or being washed. Seam in truck would allow water to leak in and get under carpeting. Electrical wires would also get wet and affect lighting system.

- Camden, TN, USA

problem #2

Mar 082001

Silverado 2500

  • miles
Consumer had found different cracks on body of vehicle where parts were made of plastic, and anybody could lean on vehicle and it will crack.

- Calumet City, IL, USA

problem #1

Jan 202000

Silverado 2500

  • miles
Sunvisor on driver's side was unable to protect from the sun rays passengers 5'6" or shorter. Dealer/manufacturer were not contacted at this time.

- Trevor, WI, USA

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