2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Consumer Review: Unsafe to drive

2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 - Consumer Review

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LS Regular Cab Pickup (4.3L V6 5-speed Manual 8.1 ft. Bed)

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Unsafe to drive
By G. Allen on


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


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.

Best Features

Great interior, Great exterior design, Good milage

Worst Features

Fix the transmission problems and piston slap.
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