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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,375 miles

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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 112006

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles


Left turn signal causes the turn signals to act as hazard signals preventing other drivers from knowing the truck is turning left. There is a know recall coering this issue with 03 SUVS and trucks, but Chevy states it does not effect my truck. Here is the recall from the internet." On certain trucks and sport utility vehicles, the driver wishing to signal a turn by moving the directional signal lever, (up or down) may cause the front marker/turn lights and rear turn lights to flash in a manner similar to hazard warning, rather than flashing on the desired side only. Defect consequence: The driver may not be able to clearly signal their intentions to turn, change travel lanes, or potentially warn others of an impaired vehicle operating condition increasing the risk of a crash. Remedy: Dealers will replace the suspect flasher modules with a new flasher module designed with sealed relays and more durable contact material inside of the relays free of charge. The recall began on August 4, 2005. Isuzu began mailing owner letters on August 4, 2005. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, GMC at 1-866-996-9463, Isuzu at 1-800-255-6727, Buick at 1-866-608-8080, and Oldsmobile at 1-800-630-6537. Notes: General Motors Corp., 05044

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #3

Sep 062005

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
Purchase truck used in June of 2005 with 49000miles truck has less then 55000miles on it.. first day ran out of gas..gas guage and digital reading showed 50 more miles worht of gas.fixed thegas guage problem or so they say then oil guage started showingway past full on oil then would go back to no oil then to normal speedometer sticks and on occasion will go back to zero for the most part your start off speed is at least 40mph.. was told by dealer it was a faulty I.C.P and that they have been having several brought into the dealership with the same problem.. I feel if this is a problem that obviously Chevy is aware of it should be recalled and fixed with no out of pocket expense to its consumers. Was also told that my dash would have to be shipped out of town to be repaired and that I would be without a vehicle for awhile.. I am truly disappointed with what I thought would be the perfect truck considering its a 44000 dollar vehicle only to find out I need to spend an additional 4-500 dollars.. wow what a disappointment:(

- Vail, AZ, USA

problem #2

Jul 252005

Silverado 2500 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,000 miles
General Motors have a faulty neutral safety shift switch on their Silverado 1500 1/2 ton pickups that may lead to failure and cause the truck to burn. I have brought this to the attention of General Motors but they ignored me. My truck burned and we put it out. I see others that have burned and I bet the neutral safety switch is what started it. If you were to investigate how many 03 (maybe newer maybe older) have burned you will find the cause in this switch.

- Eveleth, MN, USA

problem #1

Jul 102003

(reported on)

Silverado 2500

  • 1,500 miles
Vehicle brake control electrical wiring, that controls the trailer failed. It engaged by itself and overheated. The dealership replaced the part. Cause unknown.

- Horseheads, NY, USA

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