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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,006 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.

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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #5

Apr 092003

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,864 miles


While driving 65 mph the vehicle shifted from 2 wheel drive to 4 wheel drive low. The dealer was aware of this problem and stated that the manufacturer had no remedy for it at this time (2500 hd).

- Milton, NH, USA

problem #4

Jan 182003

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,500 miles
Transmission bangs into gear, sometimes it is so violent it causes the rear wheels to break loose causing reared to become unstable, been to dealer 3 times, they say this is normal. This problem becomes worse the longer its driven. Very scary to drive on wet roads.

- Castlewood, VA, USA

problem #3

Jan 162003

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,523 miles
Transmission bangs into second gear and a loud clunking sound is heard, took vehicle back to dealers 3 times and was told that this is normal condition for the vehicle and no repairs are to be made also that the noise is worse on the four wheel drive models.

- West Brookfiled, MA, USA

problem #2

Dec 262002

Silverado 2500

  • miles
While driving at any speed and without warning transmission failed, causing vehicle not to accelerate. Dealer notified. Ts.

- Janesville, WI, USA

problem #1

Oct 242002

Silverado 2500 4WD

  • miles
The transmission slips when either starting from a complete stop or when shifting from 1st to 2nd gears. You can feel the truck then jerk into gear when engaged. Note: This is an automatic transmission and does not do it on a consistent basis. It seems that temperature or road conditions are not a factor. I have taken the vehicle into a Chevrolet dealer 5 times and the problem still persists.

- Ellicott City, MD, USA

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