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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,667 miles

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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 fuel system problems

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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Owner Comments

problem #9

Mar 122008

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 119,000 miles


The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado. While attempting to park the vehicle at approximately 3 mph, the brakes failed. The contact crashed into a pole. There were no warning lights prior to the failure. The front bumper was damaged. Two days after the crash, the contact received a recall notice for the brakes. The vehicle has not been diagnosed by a dealer. The contact has changed the fuel pump every 2,000 to 3,000 miles. Each time the fuel pump failed, the engine shut off and prevented her from driving the vehicle. The recall number was unknown. The failure mileage was 119,000 and current mileage was 119,500.

- Beach Park , IL, USA

problem #8

Nov 012004

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles
The contact stated the fuel gauge was providing an inaccurate reading. There was a recall for other vehicle models for this problem. This specific vehicle model was not included in the recall. The service dealer said it was the fuel gauge sensor. When he contacted the manufacturer, they said the recall was for a wiring issue not a fuel gauge sensor. The vehicle has not been repaired. Updated 12/27/05.

- Red Bud, IL, USA

problem #7

Aug 152005

Silverado 2500

  • miles
I have had a number of GM vehicles and the fuel sending unit seems to be a problem in all the truck models. I can only find a pending recall for 2000-1 GMC Yukon XL, and Suburban. Are the same parts not used in all the truck models in those years" are there any other pending recalls on these vehicles" see recall notice 05V155000. Thanks.

- Englewood, CO, USA

problem #6

Jun 012005

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado. While driving on the highway the vehicle stalled. Upon checking the fuse box the contact noticed that fuel pump fuse had blew out. As long as the contact kept the fuel tank below a half a tank this problem did not occur. The fuel pump fuse had to be replaced four times. Also, the vehicle will show inaccurate fuel readings. He purchased two fuel pumps to make sure exactly what the problem was before he did this work on the vehicle. The vehicle was not taken to a dealership. One of contact's friends noticed on the internet several other similar complaints. He had this problem for about two months. The way he deals with this problem is to keep fuel below a half a tank.

- Brooksville, FL, USA

problem #5

Jul 032005

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles
ABS system inoperative since 70,000 miles due to burnt control module. Paid dealer $100 to test to find out repairs will be in excess of $900. Module located on frame rail where it takes all water from lf tire. Numerous others that I know of with same problem. No help from either GM or dealer. Duct shields/backing plates completely corroded at 175000 miles as well as the rear differential cover. Vehicle has not been in any unusual conditions. Failure of the backing plate caused emergency brake shoes to become misaligned and damage rotors and service brakes. At 65000 miles gas gauge became sporadic. Dealer service rep informed that they go bad due to cold gas being put into vehicle in winter. Entire pump assembly needs replaced at $380. I realize truck has now 175000 miles, but I know too many others and have read hundreds of posts on message boards about the exact same problems.

- Connellsville, PA, USA

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problem #4

Aug 102004

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles
Consumer has a concern that the fuel pump terminal is over heating and the connectors are loose. Problem was repaired by the dealer at 35,000 miles. At the present time of 48,500 miles the problem is recurring.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #3

Jul 142003

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles


Fuel module in the gas tank was faulty and had to be replaced at my expense. The new module (ki 3.107) which was an updated model was installed as this was a frequent problem for the Silverado pickups. Mine is a 2000, VIN [xxx]. the faulty module resulted in blowing a 20 amp fuse multiple times. The local dealership required several hours of trouble shooting and company consultation to learn that the tank module was the problem as this is a frequent problem, so they replaced it with an improved version, but since my pickup had 50,000 miles on it I had to pay the full price of the module installation. I feel that this situation of an electrical wire running into the gas tank to a component part that has frequently shorted out presents a real danger. I request this be investigated for a possible recall. I have verbally been denied any help with the cost of this by the Chevrolet motor division customer assistance center, complaint #1-131209176. The rationale for the disinterest was "oh, its just one of those things that happens". I wish you to consider this case for investigation relative to a recall on this module. Feel free to contact me for more information. Thanks, [xxx]. information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Newton, KS, USA

problem #2

Nov 052002

Silverado 2500

  • miles
Consumer stated that the fuel pump "melted" while driving. Dealer advised caused by faulty fuel filter. Consumer reported that fuel filter was replaced in 08/02.

- Downey, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 272000

Silverado 2500

  • miles
Engine check light came on repeatedly, took to dealer but they could not find a problem. Soon after the vehicle stalled, and was brought back to the dealer. The fuel sending unit and the ignition coil wire were replaced to repair the vehicle.

- Deer Park, TX, USA

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