really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,660 miles

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problem #11

Feb 042011

Silverado 2500

  • 43,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 2500. The contact stated that an abnormal odor entered into the vehicle cabin accompanied by an unusual noise from the engine. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the contact was advised that the manifold bolts were fractured. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and they offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 43,000. The VIN was not available.

- Pryingville, OR, USA

problem #10

Jul 262010

Silverado 2500

  • 63,000 miles
2000 Chevrolet 2500 6.0 engine exhaust manifold warping causing the main bolts to break off leading to exhaust leak and possible fire.

- Jackson, PA, USA

problem #9

Oct 172008

Silverado 2500

  • 79,650 miles
Chevy Silverado truck had exhaust leak(6.0liter). Upon inspection, exhaust manifold bolt heads were noted to be broken off. After talking with other Silverado owners, they also had the same problem with the exhaust manifold bolts.

- Broadalbin, NY, USA

problem #8

May 072008

Silverado 2500

  • 125,000 miles
Exhaust manifold bolt heads broke off on my 2000 Chevy Silverado 2500 truck 6.0.

- Liberty Twp, OH, USA

problem #7

Jan 012002

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles
Exhaust manifold bolts are failing. Have two bolts on drivers side were the head has popped off the bolt and now there is a major exhaust leak.

- Morton, IL, USA

problem #6

Apr 102002

Silverado 2500 6-cyl

  • miles
Consumer complained of defective engine making constant noise. Vehicle also vibrated while driving. In addition, dealer replaced water pump and engine belts.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #5

Jan 012002

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,607 miles
The consumer took the vehicle to be inspected. This is when the mechanic noticed that the front wheel bearings on the left and right side needed to be replaced. There was three inches of looseness up and down, left and right on both wheel because of bearing failure. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they agreed that the bearing were worn. The vehicle had exceeded the 36000 mile warranty by about 200 miles, therefore the consumer had to pay for the repairs. The consumer was also informed that there were no grease fittings which is why the bearings had to be replaced. Manifold/gasket leaked due to poor design.

- Stroudsburg, PA, USA

problem #4

Jan 022002

Silverado 2500 4WD

  • miles
Exhaust leaks due to poor design. Nlm

- Stroudsburg, PA, USA

problem #3

Nov 012000

Silverado 2500 4WD

  • miles
Exhaust system failed.

- Mayview, MO, USA

problem #2

Dec 161999

Silverado 2500

  • miles
Rough idle, exhaust burning black, smell of gasoline in oil

- Dunsmuir, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 261999

Silverado 2500

  • miles
Engine idles rough (missing), inside of exhaust is burning black, average mpg is 16.6, oil on dip-stick has gasoline smell.

- Dunsmuir, CA, USA