2000 Chevrolet Silverado Reviews - Page 9 of 15

2000 Chevrolet Silverado LS 5.3 from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 5.3 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired15 miles
Most recent distance75000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Blazer

Summary:

A pleasant drive as far as trucks go

Faults:

First problem was a fuel pump at 27,000 miles. It was the only repair covered by warranty.

Second problem was a fuel pump at 66,000 miles.

Third problem was a fuel regulator at 68,000 miles.

The "Service 4WD" problem light has been on/off since 35,000 miles. I think it's the switch or the sensor, but I've always been able to use 4WD.

My 5.3 is sounding like a diesel during cold morning start ups. Will need to discuss with dealership. I read somewhere that oil isn't getting up to the rockers.

General Comments:

For the most part, I've really like this truck. However, this is the 3rd GM/Chevy product I've bought new and all 3 vehicles required new fuel pumps and regulators. Is it my curse or can GM not make a reliable fuel pump?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th December, 2003

18th Dec 2003, 08:46

I have a 2000 Chevrolet Z71 4x4. I purchased mine 7 months ago, and have replaced the fuel pump three times, and looking at a fourth as I write.

I have asked and asked if there were some underlying problems; rust in the tank, wiring chaffed, fuel relay, fuel filter, incorrect installation, blown fuses. Absolutely "no" was the answer given on every point.

All I was told it must be in the pump. These were GM original replacement pumps, not from a parts house. I am so frustrated, I have become to hate to drive it because of not trusting it. If I could ever get it fixed, I would be tickled to death.

It drives great and looks good. I, like you, would dearly love to find out once and for all what the problem is.

Thanks, Larry Ballentine, beaub757@aol.com

28th Aug 2004, 22:56

Hi, I have a 2000 Silverado 1500 I change my fuel pump today, but nothing happen the pump didn't work I disconnect the battery for 24 hour while I was looking for parts I check the fuses, but they are OK. My question is, is there a reset button some where. Thank you Lorenzo.

9th Oct 2004, 06:54

Hi, this is the second fuel pump I have put on my 2000 Silverado. It looks like Chevy would make it to last longer. I know one thing; I will never own another Chevy truck.

27th Oct 2004, 11:18

I have a 2000 Silverado LT I recently had my truck just die while driving. First thought in my mind was the fuel pump. I was able to turn the engine over no problem and had a full tank of gas. Checked every fuse in the truck all were good. I replaced the fuel pump and it still had the same problem. So on to the fuel filter still no luck. I finally conceded and brought the truck to the Chevrolet dealer. Turned out to be the crank sensor. Haven't had a problem since. Some times it is better to bring it to the dealer first, than to replace a $450 fuel pump when all you need is a $60 sensor.

2000 Chevrolet Silverado LS 1500 V8 from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission V8 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired44808 miles
Most recent distance45791 miles
Previous carChevrolet Blazer

Summary:

Good value for the money

Faults:

2 Weeks after buying this truck, the voltage meter starting jumping around and the battery light came on the message center at stop lights. The next 3 days spent watching this problem get worse. In trying to get it to the dealers, all the gauge's stopped working, along with power windows, radio... anything running off the battery. I barely made it to the service center. The truck started sputtering about a mile from center. After about 6-8 hours of doing their "testing", finally giving me a loaner (as they had to keep it over night), they figured out that the PCM valve (?) went bad, the alternator was going bad and the battery had a short in it.

The Daytime Running Lights bulb blow a lot.

General Comments:

All in all, a pretty solid feeling truck. Love the power when I need to pass someone or haul something. A really comfortable truck for driving distances. I really like the 3rd door!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th September, 2003

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 54 reviews