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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,100 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.

2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 steering problems

steering problem

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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Owner Comments

problem #3

May 012005

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado. While driving 5 mph, the steering column made a rattling noise and the vehicle shimmied. As the speed increased, the failure worsened. There was no steering loss or warning lights. The weather was not a factor. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The current mileage was 80,437 and failure mileage was 60,000.

- Auburn, NY, USA

problem #2

Nov 112005

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 102,000 miles
Steering column intermediate shaft fails approximately every 30,000 miles. First failed at 30K, second 60K, third 100K. Failure starts with light clunking sound and progresses to loud clunk and looseness in steering wheel. The dealer and GM acknowledge a problem including even the 2005 models. The quality of steering fell gets quite vague if not replace before noise gets loud.

- Marysville, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 032005

Silverado 2500

  • 21,300 miles
The vehicle's intermediate steering shaft failed and caused a clunking noise in the steering wheel.

- Boyne City, MI, USA

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