2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Consumer Review: Unsafe to drive
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 - Consumer Review

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Unsafe to drive
By G. Allen on

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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2dr Regular Cab LS Rwd LB (4.3L 6cyl 5M)

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Transmission pauses after coasting or when starting out. After coasting causes a heavy jerk on driveshaft and rearend. Dealer put rubber in springs to damper clunk. When turning a corner the pause in the transmission causes a sudden acceleration that causes the rear wheels to loose traction putting the truck into a sideways slide causing loss of control of vehicle at times. Also the small V-8 that GM puts in this truck has piston slap that the dealer says is "normal". I call it a design flaw. Hopefully it doesn't fall apart before I decide to get rid of it. I'm a GM employee, and I beleive in supporting my paycheck source, but I believe in getting a quality product for my buck.

Favorite Features

Great interior, Great exterior design, Good milage

Suggested Improvements

Fix the transmission problems and piston slap.
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