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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
94,102 miles

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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 162012

Silverado 2500

  • 211,409 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that he noticed brake fluid leaking from the vehicle and onto the ground. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who stated that the sub frame and brake lines were corroded. The mechanic attempted to put the vehicle on the lift but and as the lift began to rise, the vehicle began to crack. The vehicle was not repairable. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 211,409.

- Butler, TN, USA

problem #3

Oct 012009

Silverado 2500

  • 165,000 miles
Rusted brakelines have rendered my truck useless until repairs can be afforded because I sure cant get to the ABS to unscrew the back brake line ! beside the fact that one would think a 9 year old truck's brake line would be the last thing to worry about, the rocker panels that will cost 5-6 thousand to fix according to maco have also failed and have rusted away to near nothing. So for the second time in my life, I am left with a beautiful truck I have to crush. Perhaps if I could afford to be the original owner for once, this sort of thing wouldn't happen to me. Good looking truck, awesome engine design, lousy metal and hard to service major components. I paid $2500 to rebuild the transmission for this truck only to have my 2001 2500 Silverado killed by a brakeline. I suppose I should have to buy a new truck every 5 years to avoid this sort of nonsense.

- Galloway, NJ, USA

problem #2

Jan 162004

(reported on)

Silverado 2500

  • miles
The consumer found cracks on the side of the vehicle. The day the vehicle was taken home purchase, the consumer found a chunk out of it in the several spots. There was paint chipping off. If something heavy was placed heavy was placed in the cab it could possibly break off.

- Burkburnett, TX, USA

problem #1

Mar 022004

(reported on)

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
While traveling at normal speed heard a noise, and suddenly the rear of the truck dropped. Dealer stated that left rear axle housing cracked in half. Consumer experienced numerous problems and manufacturing defects including weak welding resulted in recurrent loosening of both bedsides, metal fatigue resulting in the shearing of axle housing, and general malfunction of factory assembled components resulting in misalignment of the bed of the vehicle and malfunction of the tailgate. Also, vehicle seemed to loose power and road stability when turning right at low speed. Due to the problems experienced by consumer, vehicle was taken to dealership for repairs and replacement of defective components.

- Vail, AL, USA

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