definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,711 miles

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problem #3

Nov 022005

Silverado 3500 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,134 miles
The contact stated the exhaust manifold warped and caused the studs to snap off. This could cause the exhaust to leak on a cold start. The vehicle was taken to the dealership, but has not yet been repaired. The contact's son-in-law discovered this problem after inspecting the vehicle because he had the same problem with his vehicle. He stated the original studs were too small, and the new studs were bigger. Left and right exhaust manifold bolts broke and were replaced.

- Cottage Grove, WI, USA

problem #2

Aug 092005

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,000 miles
The contact owns 2002 Chevrolet dump truck. When he first bought it the brakes were bad. He took it back to the dealer, and they put new rotors on the front. He was still having problems with the brakes, and he took it back, and they said the brakes were fine. He took it to midas, and the back rotors were shot. They put new brakes and rotors on the back. Also, the fuel gauge sensor was defective. They replaced the sensor. The rear end was bad. They rebuilt the rear end. Then the exhaust system malfunctioned, and they put new manifolds on it.

- Washington, PA, USA

problem #1

Jan 062005

Silverado 3500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,000 miles
While driving under normal driving condition, no bump or obstacle on the road exhaust system separated and dropped, but stayed attached to its structure. The muffler dangled. The cause of the failure was unknown because the vehicle wasn't been inspected by a dealership nor mechanic.

- Baldwin, MI, USA