Camshaft and lifter failure at 71K! Pitted cam lobe evident once exposed along with a worn valve lifter. Was diligently maintained including oil changes, routine servicing, etc. Independent repair shop says defective parts were installed at manufacture. Took 70K miles to manifest itself hence the time bomb. GM says off warranty so no help or assistance possible with $4500 repair costs. Also a front shimmy since it was new has been troublesome and apparently is not fixable per Chevy, Les Schwab Tires, and independent repair shop. CD player failed at 45K miles, never bothered to repair. Third new Chevy truck I have owned and it's definitely the last.
Car-like ride and handling on the highway, but handled off-road nicely as well at least on logging roads. Very comfortable seats and leg room. Good console storage design.
Get a solution to the front end shimmy. Better major engine failure warranty or non-warranty solutions from GM. Customer service out of warranty is abysmal.
First off, it is a 2001 silverado 1500 LT extended cab 4 door Z71 with Onstar.We bought this truck used at 176K miles and have since put it 10,000 miles on it. It is real comfortable and fun to drive and it has plenty of power. I put some 33 inch maxxis bigohrn tires on it and it went to 10-12 mpg which really sucks down the gas. However, the 4wd system is great for offroading. Only had some minor stuff to replace like the universal and the brakes. The truck can be easily modded to make it look and perform better, which is a plus. I plan on keeping this truck for as long as possible, and i am confident that it will keep performing
Purchased this plain jane w/t truck in 2006 with over 100,000 now have 185,000 and still runs strong. only minor issues V6 is underpowered at times but gets the job done if you do light to none hauling and towing. overall pretty good truck.
Solid Frame, engine
find a way to get more power out of the 4.3 V6 and increase MOG, go back to the pre-07 body style
Purchased new and still own. I LOVE this truck, best ever! I dont plan on getting another GM product till they change to another body style that i like.
Interior is comfortable and still looks new. Exterior still shines. Heated power seats are great in the winter along with heated side mirrors
Better tires would be nice. Generals wore out @ 52k! Had to put new rear brakes @ 60k and Water pump @ 54k. Just a few recalls so far and no problem getting them fixed. Only wish they had a heater/ac like a FORD (Slow to heat in winter/cool in summer)
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2dr Regular Cab LS 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 5M)
Ive always driven chevy trucks, they always been tanks< I make work and play hard. The 2001 has given me more issues than older models. The first was the fuel pump in the tank, very expensive to fix thru the dealer, 2nd bad knock on cold start up,Power window motor,replaced whole brake system(hard time finding the correct fuel line,didn't match dealer PN,fuel injectors,front end work and just put in a new transmission, I've had a bad vibration which thru process of elimination I think is the driveshaft, by the time Im done I will have a new truck,but I work it hard but not trashing it, for what they cost I expect it to do the work like the older models,I am disappointed in chevy
Easy to handle,power to pull,quick of the line, deluxe features while a tuff truck, stronger,faster and better looking than my friends Dodges all tricked out,their Fords and Toyotas, Im always pulling them out when they try to follow my stock truck thru the mud/sand.
STRONGER TRANSMISSION,vented light lenses(condensation dampens bulbs and they blow, I drill a whole in the bottom of the lens)