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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,167 miles

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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 steering problems

steering problem

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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Owner Comments

problem #6

Apr 182007

Silverado 2500 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles


The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 extended cab. On April 18, 2007 the pitman arm snapped while making a left turn at 10 mph, causing the vehicle to veer slightly into oncoming traffic. The vehicle was towed to a local Chevrolet dealer. The police arrived, but no police report was filed. The dealer stated that they had never seen a pitman arm snap unless it was involved in a major accident. Also, they stated that there could be a defect in the pitman arms. The contact stated that there was no major accident, structure, or body damage. The manufacturer claimed that nothing could be done, and advised the contact to consult the owner's manual. The contact would have to pay $400 to have the pitman arms replaced. The vehicle has been at the dealer since the failure. The current and failure mileages were 150,000. Updated 06/08/07

- North Glenn, CO, USA

problem #5

Jan 152002

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles
I own a 2000 Chevy Silverado. The upper intermediate steering shaft is defective and was replaced per service bulletin 00-02-35-003J in Jan. 2002. Problems with chatters and erratic steering performance have continued and GM states that they plan to correct the problem but never have. Their recommendation is to grease the shaft...which only helps for a few thousand miles and then the chatter and erratic steering performance returns. It's a distraction which driving and in my opinion could result in an accident. I also question whether the current shaft is strong enough in the event of a rigorous steering maneuver. GM has dragged it's feet on this and it's time an outside Agency looked into it and insisted that GM recall the vehicle and develop a permanent fix for this problem. Such erratic performance in my opinion is a distraction that could contribute to an accident and the shaft could strip or fracture as well in certain situations according to certain mechanics I've talked with.

- Fort Collins , CO, USA

problem #4

Nov 272001

Silverado 2500 4WD

  • miles
No summary.

- Augusta, GA, USA

problem #3

Aug 082000

Silverado 2500 4WD

  • miles


The 2000 Silverado has to be a blunder by General Motors. The truck has bad tires, the engine has used oil since day one. The engine has a deep knocking noise in the lower part and a tapping noise in the upper part. The engine has a miss at idle and no matter how much diagnostic equipment you hook up to the truck you can't find the reason, but after checking I have found that all the 99 and 2000 silerado's with the 5.3 have had a strange miss/vibration. There are so many more problems that I can't explain them all within this comment section.. note the truck only has 8,592 miles. General Motors has got a major problem with these trucks. GM trucks have really gone down hill.GM customers need to be able to get ahold of some upper level management to discuss their problems and address their concerns on timely manner. (tiresize: P265/75R16)( dot number: Tire size: P265/75R16 )

- Paintsville, KY, USA

problem #2

Sep 272000

Silverado 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
On 09/27/2000 I was slowing down for a dip, with my foot on the brake. As I crossed the hit the dip and/or just after the dip, I heard a noise come from the left front drivers side of truck. At the same time the left front of truck dropped a little. I was still rolling and didn't think anything was wrong, so I rolled on about 100 ft. To a right curve. When I tried to turn the vehicle it only turned from a 2 oclock position to a 4 oclock position. Truck went into ditch, and stopped on the other side. The front wheel was broken off with lug nuts, studs, and other pieces of metal still in the left front tire under the truck. When the wrecker came, I got into the truck to try to guide it as they pulled it out. I put my foot on the brakes before I tried to start the truck, and there was no brake pressure at all. The brake pedal went all the way to the floor. The tie rod had snapped at the knuckle, but 80 % was shine and about 20% was tarnished and grease looing like the tie rod had been cracked a long time. On your search engine site for recalls the only 3500 is listed as 3500hd. In the year 2000 Chevrolet didn't make a 3500hd. They only made 3500's that had some heavy duty equipment on them, such as heavy duty transmission, etc.

- Big Spring, TX, USA

problem #1

Aug 242000

(reported on)

Silverado 2500

  • miles
Overall vehicle is a step back in time. Many components of this "improved truck" fail to impress or even operate as they should, as mileage mounts more seems to go wrong this truck, truck goes back to dealer again next week but I am told there is nothing wrong or item has been fixed but problem is still there or returns shortly.

- Olympia, WA, USA

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