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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,270 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2000 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 wheels / hubs problems

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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Owner Comments

problem #10

Jul 062014

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 210,000 miles


The spare tire hoist cable broke, and the spare tire dropped onto the highway. It bounced at least 10 feet in the air, narrowly missing cars driving the opposite direction. Luckily it rolled to the shoulder without hitting anything. I had never used the spare, nor lowered the hoist mechanism. This tire weighs ~75 pounds and could have easily killed a passing motorist.

- Frisco, CO, USA

problem #9

May 192007

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 121,843 miles
I was driving into the driveway at home and noticed a noise behind Chevrolet 2000G high top conversion van. I didn't see anything initially from the rear view mirrors. I later discovered the spare tire was lying in the street. The steel cable that held it up at the bottom of the van broke completely. I was lucky it happened in our driveway. If we were going down an interstate it could cause a serious accident if someone were following me very close. I wonder if anyone else have reported this incident. There appeared to be no other mechanism attached to keep the spare tire from falling off. I now have a new one on order. If the safety department was interested I would ask the dealer to keep that steel cable that broke.

- Newark, OH, USA

problem #8

Mar 252005

Silverado 2500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,000 miles
While driving at approximately 25 mph cable that holds the spare tire in position at the base of the vehicle snapped inadvertently. The tire fell from under the vehicle into traffic....a car behind consumer's vehicle was alert to see the tire coming, stopped and avoided hitting tire.

- Great Falls, MT, USA

problem #7

Oct 102002

Silverado 2500

  • miles


Emergency brake do not function properly. As a result, the vehicle will roll on an incline. Problems with the fuel gauge. Spare tire hoist did not work properly.

- Moss Point, MS, USA

problem #6

Jun 012004

Silverado 2500

  • 68,755 miles
While driving cable broke underneath the vehicle that held the spare tire. Was told by the dealer that the there was a recall on the tailgate with the same cable. Consumer felt that this was the same problem with the spare tire cable.

- Walker, LA, USA

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problem #5

Jul 082004

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Spare tire tools not correct. I do not have access to my spare tire. Female end of lowering tool not the correct size to engage the male end located at the end of the tube assembly. Upon having a flat tire I was stranded in between towns.this would be very dangerous for for women carrying infants and young children.

- Dewey, OK, USA

problem #4

Jan 312004

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,100 miles


The cable holding up my spare tire on my 2000 Z-71 Silverado pickup broke, dropping the spare tire onto the road. Fortunately I was on a road early in the morning just pulling through a intersection and wasn't pulling my horse trailer.

- Vacaville, CA, USA

problem #3

May 252002

Silverado 2500

  • miles
Spare tire was bolted in to tightly, and was unable to get it released when in need of tire. Dealer notified.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #2

Apr 072002

Silverado 2500

  • miles
Spare tire will not unlatch from under vehicle. Dealer notified.

- Palm Coast, FL, USA

problem #1

Mar 082001

(reported on)

Silverado 2500

  • miles
When trying to change the spare you must insert a rod and turn to bring the spare down. The rod fails to connect properly as a result you are unable to lower the spare. When roadside assistance was contacted they said there were many instances just like ours. The dealership explained that the spare was tightened too much causing the shaft(which passes directly over the tire) to bend. My husband, daniel R. noriz, has a 2000chevy Silverado Z71. His VIN # is 2gcek19T6Y329756. His truck had the same problem. We have stopped to help a 2000gmc Sierra owner bring his spare down as well. He was not aware of this problem and was having trouble bringing his spare down. My sister-in-law has a 2000 GMC Sierra with the same problem.

- Adkins, TX, USA

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