I have a 2001 Silverado that has vibrated since day one.It vibrates usually about 45 to 47 mph.
I can feel it in the seat, floor, steering wheel and if I look out my mirror it looks like the bed of my truck bounces. It also vibrates some at higher speeds. Its been serviced 4 times for this.
I have filed with the BBB and have talked to GM and my dealer. The dealer wanted me to trade-in my truck for a 2002, but was not willing to do anything else. He told me he could not fix it.
I need lots of evidence about these trucks for the BBB. I know vibrations have been problematic since 1999.
DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY INFO BESIDES WHAT YOU CAN PULL UP ON THE NHTSA WEBSITE???? They told me to send whatever I can to them.
One more question????? WHAT DOES A TORQUE CONFERTER DO, THERE WAS A TECH SERVICE BULLETIN FOR TECHS TO DETERMINE WHEN ONE NEEDS REPLACED.
SHOULD I GO AND HAVE A REED TACHOMETER PUT ON MY TRUCK...
I need some help......I really would appreciate it
The torque converter to the best of my knowledge turns the raw horsepower from your engine into usable power by your transmision. Meaning it allows you to start accelerating slowly, otherwise your rear tires would sit and spin. Hope this helps!
There still shaking in 2002. We bought a 2001, 1500 extended cab on 5-22-01. On the way home we felt the vibration. This is my wifes truck and so irritating to her she won't drive it. She drives my 2002 Mustang. They did everything. Got new tires, and alignment. Adjusted suspension. Worked on exhaust. They said it was a problem with 6 cylinder models and sent in a specialist that had the cure. He had multiple dealers to go to. He had to fix them all over Tampa Bay area. He didn't fix ours. They then decided to get us the exact same truck only 8 cylinder. We signed deal but on way home we experienced vibration at the same speeds on this model. Which by the way didn't have the same wheels and tires. It was suppose to and was sold to us as it did but the dealer they traded with had taken them off and put on standard wheels and tires. We took this one back and they loaned us a 2002 that had heavy duty tires and suspension. Low and behold it does the same thing at the same speeds. Ours happens at about 10 MPH intervals. We took the V8 back and backed out of the deal. This was basically a replacement with us only paying the difference that the V8 cost over the V6. I wish I would have kept it as at least the milage was low. I also got to the speed that the problem happens and put it in neutral and shut the engine off. It still vibrates. This tells me that it isn't in the engine or exhaust because we were just coasting. They clame I needed weight in the back. I have tried it with about 500 and then 1000 pounds. It still vibrates just not as bad. If you leave the tailgate down to reduce backdraft turbulance the problem in the 40MPH range seems to go away. We took delivery of the V8 model on 9-1-01. I have since been doing everything BBB and GM wants but am getting no where. BBB had Cheryl Dansy with GM 1-800-231-1841 ext 57275 contact me. I had missed sending a certified letter and had to do that. Finally the southeast manager, Gary O'shields, scheduled to look at it. He said it was normal road vibrations. He did offer to give me a fiberglass tanuae cover, since he thought that would help. And he said the $500 was the same as going to arbitration costs him. I explained that I have driven it with a topper and it still happens. They try to say it is just a truck thing. My wife is a fireman, paramedic. She drives the firetruck along with really heavy duty ambulances. She thinks they ride great but won't drive the Shakerado. My sons 91 Chevy S10 doesn't do this either. They have swapped trucks. My sons happy with that deal. On 1-14-02 I heard from GM Business Resource Center, Karen Nixon, 1-800-231-1841 ext 57396. She said she would make decision by 1-22 in the morning. I heard nothing. She also didn't seem to have many of the details I had sent Cheryl Dansy with GM previously. Everytime they act unaware I have the documentation to refresh there memory. She offered us a 5yr extended warranty and that is all they will do. I explained that the first time I talked to her and again this time that the general manager at the dealership already gave us that. I just don't want the truck and it will be gone before the regular warranty expires. It was Sam Polato of Dimmitt Chevy in Clearwater Fl. that suggested, after they gave up that we go lemon law. Karen tried to tell me that this isn't a safety or reliability problem so they don't have to do any more with it. I then said I will go to further arbitration with BBB. I also mentioned that I have contacted 3 law firms trying to find one that will take this as a class action suit for a % of what we can all get from GM. I haven't found one yet but would like to hear from everyone who would be interested in sueing GM with me. I am waiting to hear back from BBB about the next step. I am going to take a camcorder and record the problem. I have about 100 pages of what has transpired so far. I am printing out all I can find on the web. There are a lot of unhappy Shakerado owners out there. I have owned a dozen cars and 9 of them were GM's. They have sold there last to me. We did try again to pick another Chevy model but this time instead of giving us $24000 for the truck they only wanted to give us $17900. They have as much as admitted there was a problem but now want to say that it is our imagination, and the truck is not beyond specs. I will create a web site to let the world know that in Chevys mind they spec there trucks to vibrate and you better be ready to accept that.
First off how many of you have 4x4 V8s?? And due to contrary belief, it is a truck thing. Most of you think a full-size pickup is going to drive like a car. Got news for ya. It's a Truck.
I live in Alaska and have not had one problem with my 01 extended cab 4x4 1500. And I live in Alaska where I do go 4buying alot!. And yes I dod grow up in Florida, so I know how the roads can be at times.
The shaking as you call it is only evident for me in certian situations.
Like when I take a intersection with a bumb a 40 mph. Other then that in normal off-road conditions my truck is fine, And I do not go light on this truck!
keep in mind that the 2wd's and the 4x4's have different suspention so the 2wd sits alot lower than the 4x4. Have you driven a 4x4 to see the difference?? I can't stand the 4x2.
But why did you guys ever buy the V6??? A v6 in a truck like mine. Talk about underpowered!.
And everyone calls our trucks "Shakearados" Thats funny since I live in the harsher state in the U.S. and I haven't had a problem... But keep in mind it's a truck not a BMW.
2001 Silverado 1500 LS, ext-cab, Z-71, 5.3L, 265's, loaded.
14 months and 10,115 miles on it now and it still rides very smooth from 0 to 85 mph.
Never had a vibration or shake or any significant problems what-so-ever from day 1.
I've just added a little grease in the door hinges to stop a squeak, and some adhesive backed felt in the ash/coin tray to stop my spare change that I keep in there from rattling.
I've only been 4x4'ing with it 6 times.