10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,258 miles

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problem #31

Aug 092004

Silverado 3500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles
While driving at any speed front end vibrated violently.

- Owensboro, KY, USA

problem #30

Jan 022002

Silverado 3500 4WD

  • miles
The front wheel bearings on the left and right side failed causing three inches of looseness up and down, left and right on both wheels, since the vehicle had exceeded the 36000 mile warranty by 2000 mile the consumer had to pay for repairs, the consumer is requesting reimbursement for the safety related problem. Nlm

- Stroudsburg, PA, USA

problem #29

Jan 062001

Silverado 3500 4WD

  • miles
We've had drivetrain vibration trouble with our truck since it was almost new. It has been in the service dept. Several times for this problem. The dealership has replaced different items without fixing the problems. The dealership has reduced some of the vibrations. The vibration gets bad enough that the dome light cover has fallen off due to vibrations. From what we've researched G.M. has had problems with the '99,2000 &2001 Silverado trucks and have been unable to fix the problems. The last visit to the service dept., we were told that "yes" there is vibration with our truck, but it's within GM specs and they can't or won't do anything else with it. We now have a problem when shifting from reverse to drive with our foot on the brake the truck sometimes jumps foward. We are going through arbitration with the better business bureau and speaking with the GM rep. About these problems, he felt that these problems were not safety related. I told him that if a truck jumps foward with the brake on is a safety problem. I told him the vibration problem was a safety issue also due to the stress put on vibrating parts in the short or long run. The GM rep. Is acting like we have the only truck with this problem, which is not the case. There is not enough room here to tell more about these problems and were more then happy to discuss these problems.

- Wasilla, AK, USA

problem #28

Sep 192001

(reported on)

Silverado 3500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
At 2000 miles front tires started to show noticeable wear, dealer said front end out of alignment could have cause the tire wear, rotated the back tires to the front and realigned the front end, same wear appeared at 5000 miles. Goodyear said low inflation cause permanent damaged. The pressure is 35lbs on all four tires, although the labels says 28lbs on front and 35lbs on the rear.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #27

Apr 242001

Silverado 3500 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
The vehicle was out of alignment causing it to pull to the left. Nlm

- Altus, AR, USA

problem #26

Oct 022000

Silverado 3500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Well first off 1: vibrations at speeds of 40+ the front end feels like it going to fall apart the sterring wheel shakes violently when slowing as the the vibrating is going on, you have to come to a complete stop and put it park and then proceed and it might go away, it's like the driveline or shaft gets out of balance, and the brake barley work its like they are fighting against you putting pressure on them. #2: when you hit a bump with brakes applied the peddal starts pumping back and forth and you can barely stop. #3: front left suspension squeaks and rattles when making a right or left turn its like your shifting the weight and something is looose. #4: transmission clunks when putting into gear from park or into reverse almost as if a U-joint was bad but noise comes from tranny and driveshaft. And when coming to a stop you can feel the tranny down shifting like its just dropping out of gear the whole truck rocks. Well Chevy need to do something before someone dies, , after reading the previous complaints I thought I just had a lemon but I see I'm not alone I took the trk to the dealer for the vibration and was told no problem existed but the vibration went away for awhile do they know something and just are told be quiet. Help me I should have got Ford

- D'iberville, MS, USA

problem #25

Oct 022000

Silverado 3500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Well first off 1: vibrations at speeds of 40+ the front end feels like it going to fall apart the sterring wheel shakes violently when slowing as the the vibrating is going on, you have to come to a complete stop and put it park and then proceed and it might go away, it's like the driveline or shaft gets out of balance, and the brake barley work its like they are fighting against you putting pressure on them. #2: when you hit a bump with brakes applied the peddal starts pumping back and forth and you can barely stop. #3: front left suspension squeaks and rattles when making a right or left turn its like your shifting the weight and something is looose. #4: transmission clunks when putting into gear from park or into reverse almost as if a U-joint was bad but noise comes from tranny and driveshaft. And when coming to a stop you can feel the tranny down shifting like its just dropping out of gear the whole truck rocks. Well Chevy need to do something before someone dies, , after reading the previous complaints I thought I just had a lemon but I see I'm not alone I took the trk to the dealer for the vibration and was told no problem existed but the vibration went away for awhile do they know something and just are told be quiet. Help me I should have got Ford

- D'iberville, MS, USA

problem #24

Jun 062001

Silverado 3500

  • miles
Truck excessively vibrtes at highway speeds, this is a very unsafe condition. Is there going to be a recall on these trucks since so many of them are defective?

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #23

May 152000

Silverado 3500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When driving between 40-50 mph vehicle vibrates. Can be felt through steering wheel/ gas pedal and seat. Consumer thinks it may be drivetrain related. To dealer 4 times, no remedy. Dealer balanced tires, replaced driveshaft and adjusted suspension.

- Belton, MO, USA

problem #22

Apr 232001

Silverado 3500

  • miles
Was traveling 60mph and lost control of vehicle due to its drifting. It went sideways and off the road. Then, vehicle went air borne after straddling. Driveway was of concrete tile. Landed on bumper, then flipped on top. Air bags failed to deploy. Driver suffered injuries and was hospitalized.

- Ellijay, GA, USA

problem #21

Apr 232001

Silverado 3500

  • miles
While driving at highway speed could feel strong vibration coming from front of vehicle. Had taken vehicle to dealer three times.

- Howell, NJ, USA

problem #20

Sep 052000

Silverado 3500 4WD

  • miles
Cannot align caster within +/- tolarence. Vehicle wil pull to right if caster is put in +/- tolarence.

- Choctaw, OK, USA

problem #19

Mar 202001

Silverado 3500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Tires had made a lot of noise from begining after buying vehicle. Currently, tires were wearing from inside out where aligment could not fix problem. Consumer did not give any inormation regarding tire type or size. Oil light illuminated, dealer put in a new valve, oil problem still continued, oil was found covering and underneath the chassis. Consumer states windows rattle.

- Victorsville, CA, USA

problem #18

Mar 092001

(reported on)

Silverado 3500

  • miles
From 10mph and higher steering wheel vibrates uncontrollably. Dealer has replaced three defective wheels and two tires.

- N.W Canal Winchester, OH, USA

problem #17

Mar 012001

(reported on)

Silverado 3500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While traveling, to keep vehicle from pulling to right, consumer has to apply pressure to steering wheel and pull to left. Dealer has been contacted. Consumer states that dealer replaced the gear box, however the steering was worse than ever, dealer then rotated front tires left to right, consumer has noticed improvement however there is still a light pull to the right.

- Hickory Hills, IL, USA

problem #16

May 202000

Silverado 3500 4WD

  • miles
Truck has a "vibration" that the dealer can not correct. Feels like a tire out of balance. Tires balanced and "vibration" is not as bad, each time tires are balanced they are found to be out of balance. Service manager has told me that "I would have to live with this". manufacture says "all trucks have this vibration". the rear left door will not close in freezing weather till the truck has been ran long enough to warm the interior, (about 5 miles),since the front door latches to the rear door it will not close completely. Service manager at dealer states he has not heard about this problem.

- Ridgeville, SC, USA

problem #15

Nov 072000

Silverado 3500 4WD

  • miles
Truck was fine for first two months then small vibrations. Dealer said two bad tires and changed them (no better). Two weeks later dealer checks tires and says three bad tires. Changed all four (no better). Now dealer wants me to pay for an upgrade to michelins to solve the problem. Why should I have to pay for GM`S cheap tires?

- Londonderry, NH, USA

problem #14

Jan 102001

(reported on)

Silverado 3500 4WD

  • miles
Dealer refused to replace mirror even though truck under warranity and I have additional coverage.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #13

Aug 012000

Silverado 3500

  • miles
I made 4 or 5 attempts to have this fixed but it has not as of yet. The truck vibrates.shakes front end pops real loud.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #12

Sep 012000

Silverado 3500

  • miles
Truck has had several parts replaced for vibration, spends more time in shop than at home.

- Carbondale, IL, USA

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