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NHTSA Defect Investigations for the 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500

The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. INVESTIGATION: CRANK POSITION SENSOR FAILURE - STALL

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE06016

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: May 04, 2006
    • Date Closed: September 14, 2006
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Engine And Engine Cooling
    Engine And Engine Cooling:Engine

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  2. INVESTIGATION: CRANK POSITION SENSOR FAILURE - STALL

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA06016

    Component(s): Engine And Engine Cooling
    Engine And Engine Cooling:Engine

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  3. INVESTIGATION: TAILGATE CABLE BREAKAGE

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE03049

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: October 23, 2003
    • Date Closed: February 19, 2004
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Latches/Locks/Linkages:Tailgate:Latch

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  4. INVESTIGATION: PARKING BRAKE FAILURE

    NHTSA Defect Investigation #DP05009

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: December 20, 2005
    • Date Closed: May 31, 2006
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Parking Brake
    Parking Brake:Conventional
    Parking Brake:Conventional:Mechanical

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  5. INVESTIGATION: PARKING BRAKE FAILURE

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA04011

    Component(s): Parking Brake
    Parking Brake:Conventional
    Parking Brake:Conventional:Mechanical
    Parking Brake:Conventional:Mechanical:Linkage And Cable

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  6. INVESTIGATION: PARKING BRAKE FAILURE

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE03057

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: December 08, 2003
    • Date Closed: April 09, 2004
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Parking Brake

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  7. INVESTIGATION: Brake line corrosion failure

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE10010

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: March 30, 2010
    • Date Closed: January 05, 2011
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Service Brakes, Hydraulic
    Service Brakes, Hydraulic:Power Assist:Hydraulic:Hoses, Lines/Piping, And Fittings

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  8. INVESTIGATION: UNWANTED LOW-SPEED ABS ACTIVATION

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE05020

    Component(s): Service Brakes, Hydraulic:Antilock
    Service Brakes, Hydraulic:Antilock:Control Unit/Module

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  9. INVESTIGATION: Brake line corrosion failure

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA11001

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: January 05, 2011
    • Date Closed: April 08, 2015
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Service Brakes, Hydraulic
    Service Brakes, Hydraulic:Foundation Components:Hoses, Lines/Piping, And Fittings

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  10. INVESTIGATION: HYDRAULIC PUMP FAILRES

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA04012

    Component(s): Service Brakes, Hydraulic:Power Assist
    Steering:Hydraulic Power Assist System

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  11. INVESTIGATION: HYDRAULIC PUMP SHAFT FAILURES

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE04004

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: January 08, 2004
    • Date Closed: April 30, 2004
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Service Brakes, Hydraulic
    Service Brakes, Hydraulic:Power Assist
    Service Brakes, Hydraulic:Power Assist:Hydraulic
    Steering:Hydraulic Power Assist System
    Steering:Hydraulic Power Assist:Pump

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  12. INVESTIGATION: TAILGATE CABLE BREAKAGE

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA04005

    Component(s): Latches/Locks/Linkages:Tailgate:Latch
    Structure:Body:Tailgate
    Structure:Body:Tailgate:Hinge And Attachments

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  13. INVESTIGATION: THROTTLE STICKING CLOSED

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA02015

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: August 01, 2002
    • Date Closed: January 12, 2004
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Vehicle Speed Control:Linkages

    Summary: Alleged that the blade in the throttle body can stick in the closed position or less frequently in a partially open position

  14. INVESTIGATION: THROTTLE STICKING

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE02021

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: February 11, 2002
    • Date Closed: August 01, 2002
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Vehicle Speed Control:Linkages

    Summary: Allege the blade in the throttle body allegedly can stick in the closed position or less frequently in a partially open position

  15. INVESTIGATION: STEEL WHEEL RIM FRACTURE

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE03026

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: June 12, 2003
    • Date Closed: November 03, 2003
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Wheels
    Wheels:Multi Piece
    Wheels:Rim

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

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