The Silverado hasn't changed much since its 1999 introduction and doesn't compete well with more modern designs. Its highlights include a selectable four-wheel-drive system with a full-time mode and a high payload capacity. But its powertrain isn't as smooth as some models, such as the Toyota Tundra's or Nissan Titan's. Handling was ungainly, and the ride is stiff. Interior quality is below par.
Alerts
There are 20 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit.
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.

Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
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Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS standard. ESC and head protection air bags available from 2007; standard from 2010. Side air bags standard from 2010.
Road Test
The Silverado hasn't changed much since its 1999 introduction and doesn't compete well with more modern designs. Its highlights include a selectable four-wheel-drive system with a full-time mode and a high payload capacity. But its powertrain isn't as smooth as some models, such as the Toyota Tundra's or Nissan Titan's. Handling was ungainly, and the ride is stiff. Interior quality is below par. The nonadjustable seatback-mounted shoulder belts, common on many GM vehicles, were uncomfortable for some drivers.
Seating
3 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
4WD , Rear
Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

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Body Styles
extended cab
regular cab
Transmissions Available
  • 5-speed Manual
  • 4-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 4.3-liter V6 (200 hp)
  • 4.8-liter V8 (270 hp)
  • 5.3-liter V8 (285 hp)
  • 6-liter V8 (300 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"The ABS system sensors on one of the wheels was sending a signal which cause the vehicle to to touch the brakes at approximately five to six miles per hour before coming to a stop if you are stepping on the brake so I just connected the ABS brakes it's an expensive repair"

Kenneth H., NJ (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)

"replaced abs controller"

W M., GA (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4.3-L V6)

"abs sensor, intermittent function trouble light"

John F., CA (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4.7-L V8)

"This chronic defect,<low speed activation>, periodically rears it's ugly head and is remedied by replacing the sensor assembly. Here in the NE, salty roads destroy this flimsy unit"

Eric G., MA (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 4.3-L V6)

"Left-front ABS wheel sensor was replaced."

Robert D., IL (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4.3-L V6)
Calipers

"replaced or rebuilt right rear caliper three times and left rear caliper once since vehicle was new, even though brakes serviced every oil change (approx. 3,600 miles)"

Gerald S., WA (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 5.2-L V8)

"Went out"

Roger W., IN (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 5.2-L V8)

"stuck closeed"

Roger W., IL (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 4.3-L V6)
Master cylinder

"Master cylinder leaking fluid"

J C., TX (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4.7-L V8)
Normal routine brake wear

"I already did discuss this brake line problem which did not occur until the truck was slightly over 100,000 miles."

Anonymous, TX (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.2-L V8)

"Actually I was not surprised due to the age of the truck that I had some brake line corrosion and had to replace the rotors."

Patsy H., IL (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.2-L V8)

"brake line failure because of the age of the truck"

James A., ON (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.2-L V8)

"replaced brake pads"

Anonymous, TN (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3-L V6)
Parking brake

"In the past 17 years, I've had to replace the "top-hat" assembly at least three time as it locks up and fails to pass the vehicle inspection"

Eric G., MA (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 4.3-L V6)

"The parking break cable seizes up. There is no warning but when this happens when I go to apply the parking break the break pedal be hard to push then suddenly it goes to the floor and I find the cable broken/rusted through."

Richard D., OH (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.2-L V8)
Regular brake failure

"Brake line rupture caused by Rust"

Anonymous, NC (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 4.3-L V6)

"A brake line formed a leak which made the truck too dangerous to drive. Was able to make it to a repair shop. Now it is fine."

Anonymous, TX (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.2-L V8)
Rotors

"Wore"

Anonymous, MN (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.2-L V8)

"The brake line corrosion and rotor wear were due to the age of the vehicle and this is the first issue I had."

Patsy H., IL (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.2-L V8)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"ac is not working"

Kenneth J., FL (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.2-L V8)

"Compressor seal leaked out refrigerant"

Anonymous, VA (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4.7-L V8)
Automatic climate control

"Was unable to get heat in the old, had to have the dashboard removed to repair"

Steven Q., MI (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)
Blower (fan) motor

"The internal mechanism to switch the air flow doesn't work"

Anonymous, TN (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 5.2-L V8)

"It's just worn out, it worked good for 300,000 miles"

Anonymous, FL (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.2-L V8)

"The internal system that physically controls the blower doors won't work so even though the blower motor works fine, there is little air flow"

Wesley M., TN (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 5.2-L V8)

"variable fan speed, slowly lost speed settings until only hi speed re,ained"

Anonymous, GA (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4.3-L V6)
Evaporator

"19 year old truck...needs the occasional repair...no big deal...."

Lawrence M., FL (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4.7-L V8)
Refrigerant leaks

"The truck has had a slow refrigerant leak since I bought it in 2004. No one has been able to correct the problem. I have to have refrigerant added every two years"

James H., SC (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4.3-L V6)

"Refrigerant still leaks out after two attempts to repair"

Edward R., IN (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)

"gas has a slow leak"

Kenneth J., FL (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.2-L V8)

"Low side refrigerant port valve was leaking"

Anonymous, MS (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)

"low on freon"

Anonymous, TX (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 4.7-L V8)

"System input Schrader valve required replacing."

Teresa J., NC (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)

"This leak started in 2001. I was not made aware of it by the dealership that sold the Pkup to me. I lived in Colville,Wa at the time and moved to Alaska in June of 2001. It was not a major problem until 2006 when it failed to blow cold. Have taken it twice to Chev Dealers to get it fixed. Looks like a 3rd time coming up. It is HOT in AZ ."

Anonymous, AZ (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 4.7-L V8)

"had leak repaired and charged twice now refrigerant has leaked out again."

Kenneth J., FL (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.2-L V8)

"Refrigerant leaked, but the vehicle is old."

Anonymous, WI (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 4.3-L V6)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Sun damage on paint - live in Arizona"

Richard R., AZ (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.7-L V8)

"The sun had faded the paint badly. I had the paint refinished"

Anonymous, GA (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4.7-L V8)

"Paint on hood peeled off in abt three spots. Largest spot abt size of half dollar coin. Other two smaller than quarter. Possibly caused by a new automatic car wash. All occurred shortly after using the new car wash"

Benny W., TX (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)

"Not much to discuss. Paint fails on most vehicles with this much age on it. I have had it repainted recently and vehicle looks great again."

Teresa J., NC (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)

"CLEAR COAT DELAMINATION PROBLEM DUE TO SUNLIGHT."

J E., TX (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)

"clear coat has started peeling off"

Scott S., TX (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.2-L V8)

"Paint peels on side"

Anonymous, WI (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 4.3-L V6)
Rust

"We have mild winters here but the bed rust out"

Anonymous, TN (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 4.7-L V8)

"Vehicle is the worst for rust that I have ever owned. I had Toyota truck that I bought used, drove for 8 years, gave it to a neighbor son he drove itfor three more years. Hardly any rust"

Anonymous, VT (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4.3-L V6)

"Body Rust and Brake Rotors. Truck is junk"

Anonymous, TN (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 4.7-L V8)

"Right front fender and both rocker panels replaced. Rust on rear right quarter panel"

Philip F., VT (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)

"I have been told that the year of 2000 was a problem year of rust for the silverado 1500. The underside of the chevy is so rusted that 2 mechanics said they could not even replace the struts. Also, the gas tank has been strapped up due to rust."

Anonymous, NY (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"Rusting at lower edge of doors and around rear wheel wells"

Anonymous, SK (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"Check engine light came on, was told at the GM dealership there was no problem, and they took care of it."

Steven Q., MI (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)

"EVAP Code P0440, three times in the shop and over $500 spent, and check engine light still comes on."

Anonymous, NC (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)
Fuel gauge/sender

"Erratic operation of the fuel level on the dash guage"

R S., NJ (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 4.3-L V6)

"Does not indicate properly"

Anonymous, NY (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.2-L V8)

"fuel gauge never was accurate And will stop working"

Anonymous, NC (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 4.3-L V6)
Fuel injection system

"fuel line rusted and needed to be replaced and the fuel injectors need to be cleaned\ed plus a tune-up"

Donald R., MN (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 4.7-L V8)
Fuel pump

"Had the fuel pump completely replace brand new fuel lines leading to the pump changed due to rust out now the truck runs very well"

Kenneth H., NJ (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)

"It failed at 110,000 miles"

Ronald M., MO (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)

"failed and had to be replaced"

Donald R., MN (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 4.7-L V8)

"i believe it just played out"

Scott S., TX (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.2-L V8)

"replaced it &filter"

Anonymous, IL (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 4.3-L V6)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Alignment

"you cannot keep this truck lined up without replacing whole front end componets"

Anonymous, TN (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 5.2-L V8)
Ball joints

"there junk"

Anonymous, TN (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 4.7-L V8)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"Oil leaking from power steering pump."

Domingo C., TX (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)

"Power steering cooler Sprung a leak this truck has a cooler because it's for heavy duty pulling to keep the steering fluid at the right temperature it's an off road truck which is never been taken off road currently still looks like new"

Anonymous, NJ (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)
Shocks or struts

"wore out"

Roger W., IL (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 4.3-L V6)
Springs or torsion bars

"Needs new leaf springs. Does not support vehicle as it should."

Anonymous, MI (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.7-L V8)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Leaking fluid, replaced"

Carol B., NC (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)
Tie rods

"put new tie rods in the other tie rods were junk"

Anonymous, TN (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 5.2-L V8)
Wheel bearings

"Near failure of wheel front left bearing, repaired"

Anonymous, WA (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 4.3-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Replaced automatic transmission at 82,000 miles, caused by a weak reverse gear"

Gerald S., WA (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 5.2-L V8)

"In my 1994 Chev, transmission cooked, after replacing the transmission, I added a cooler. Truck is used for hauling 5 wheel trailer"

Graham H., NS (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 6.0-L V8)

"Truck started to slow and tow/heat light came on. Transmission went out while towing a boat. Truck does have 180K. Had to have truck towed and transmission replaced"

Anonymous, MO (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 6.0-L V8)

"Tranny went out. Had to get it rebuilt. Great rebuild"

William D., TN (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.2-L V8)

"Original failed."

Anonymous, TX (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)

"The truck had over 120000 miles on it and I had to drive it when my Malibu was totaled by a deer incident and the transmission failed. I had it rebuilt because I wanted to keep it as a hauling vehicle. This is the first major issue with it which is a plus in my mind. I have only done maintenance on it and the brake lines had to be replaced due to age/failure."

Patsy H., IL (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.2-L V8)

"no problem with replacement"

Kenneth S., NH (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Accessory belts or pulleys

"A/C belt broke"

Anonymous, AZ (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 4.7-L V8)

"tensioner pulley on the serpentine belt basically seized. Belt and tensioner had to be replace and all grooved pulleys had rubber stuck in them"

Collin D., CA (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.2-L V8)
Oil leaks

"This vehicle leaks a quart of oil about every 3000 miles"

Anonymous, TX (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)

"Had to replace the oil pump and oil sensor for the second time in 3 yearsl The oil pressure gauge kept registering low or zero."

Carol I., CO (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)

"rear main seal and the oil pan gasket both developed leaks. While these are age related they were expensive to repair"

Anonymous, TX (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)

"old car burns oil. Seems to drip slightly, too."

Alex F., TX (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3-L V6)

"Oil leak was a rear main seal."

James C., NV (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"Door seals leaking"

Anonymous, LA (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Wind noise wa terrible replaced all door seals"

Anonymous, TX (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)

"rear main seal leaked"

James C., NV (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)
Squeaks or rattles

"The front suspension makes funny sounds like something is loose. Have not been able to locate the problem"

Ronald B., GA (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)

"The front suspension makes strange noises like something is loose, it also has a rattle on some bumps in road. It has never been driven off -road , Ever.."

Anonymous, GA (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)
Wind noise

"It always sounds as if the passenger window is not up all the way"

Ronald B., GA (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"Tailgate latch broke while tailgate was closed. Could not open to use bed of vehicle. Latch replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4.7-L V8)

"The latch on the tailgate handle has broken. However, it was an easy fix and the part only cost 25. bought from Amazon."

Anonymous, NY (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)
Windows

"The right side passenger window mechanism had to be replaced twice"

Anonymous, TN (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 5.2-L V8)

"Driver's window inoperative - motor and master switch replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4.7-L V8)

"The window lowering and raising mechanisms fail on both front doors every few years."

Teresa J., NC (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)

"REPLACE DRIVER,S SIDE WINDOW GLASS AND WINDOE REGULATOR."

J E., TX (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Gauges

"The gas guage works intermittently showing empty then full until about an eighth of a tank of gas has been used. Then the gas guage works fairly good. I check my guage by mileage"

Anonymous, OK (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)

"dash lights sometimes go out. Warning light, with no problem"

Anonymous, AZ (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4.7-L V8)

"gas gauge works intermitanily"

Kenneth J., FL (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.2-L V8)

"Gas gage reads correctly sometimes, sometimes read zero."

Anonymous, TX (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)
Remote engine starter

"Unresolved short between keyless entry and remote starter"

Jean P., AB (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.2-L V8)
Warning lights

"Warning lights loose wiring,"

Anonymous, WA (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"just finally wore out...204,000 miles."

Mark Y., VA (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 6.0-L V8)

"replaced it right side"

Anonymous, IL (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 4.3-L V6)
Muffler

"Needs replacement"

Anonymous, NY (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.2-L V8)
Other/unsure

"air bag trouble light"

Kenneth J., FL (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.2-L V8)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Antifreeze leaks

"Loosing coolant caused by leaky head gasket. Heads sent to specialty shop that cleaned them and checked valves. Said it was good for another 100K miles"

Anonymous, AZ (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 4.7-L V8)

"It's been overheating and losing antifreeze for the past 4 years and no one could figure out from where. We replaced the radiator last winter, and that has slowed the loss of antifreeze, but it still loses some."

Carol I., CO (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)
Water pump

"Water pump had to be replaced"

Anonymous, IL (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3-L V6)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Distributor or rotor failure

"Moisture accumulates in distributor cap causing vehicle to fil to start"

Anonymous, MS (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500)
Spark plugs or wires failure

"I had the original wire set replaced. A plug began to arc to ground near the steering column. the arcing was not to severe. I should have has it repaired sooner."

Anonymous, NJ (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)
Starter

"It failed due to age"

Andy A., MN (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4.7-L V8)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Differential

"The Silverado is a 1997 purchased new. The differential started roaring and the gears replaced at 300000"

Grady P., AL (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 5.2-L V8)
Driveshaft or axle

"U joints had to be replaced"

Anonymous, IL (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3-L V6)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

CD player

"It stopped working completely about 10 years ago . I was told it would need a whole radio and cd player . That was too expensive. I did not want an after market radio in my truck."

Ronald B., GA (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)
Steering wheel controls

"I can't complain, the truck has 360,000 plus miles on it, the power steering cooler rusted out, but I replaced it and it runs find. The truck still runs good, but the heater core is bad, I bypassed it, I live in Florida, the ac quit, but I don't drive it much anymore, it's worn out, but I'll get another 50000 miles out of it I think."

Anonymous, FL (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.2-L V8)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Coolers and lines

"94 Chev, restored and cooler added"

Graham H., NS (2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 6.0-L V8)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

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