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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,500 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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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 302005

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,000 miles


The contact stated when coming to a stop the vehicle had no power brakes or power steering. The contact was able to get the vehicle to slow down by standing on and depressing the brake pedal. The contact was traveling on an incline and this helped the vehicle to come to a complete stop. The vehicle was taken to a certified dealership for inspection. The service personal were able to inspect the vehicle and determined that the hydro boost pump failed. The vehicle was repaired.

- Teaneck, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jan 012004

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles
While coming to a stop on a hill the consumer applied the brakes however they did not operate properly. When backing out steering wheel did not move. The consumer had the vehicle towed to the dealer for analysis. The dealer determined that the shaft in the power steering pump snapped and caused the brakes and steering to fail. The dealer replaced the power booster, power steering pump and serpentine belt.

- Millbrae, CA, USA

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